Mrs. Rezac wins local & regional competitions; advances to state
Congratulations to Wahoo Elementary 5th Grade Teacher Verna Rezac: recipient of the 2017 Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award!
The VFW launched this award in 1999 to recognize classroom teachers for promoting citizenship education.
Mrs. Rezac was nominated for the award by her peers, and has won the award at both the local and regional levels! At an awards ceremony yesterday, surrounded by her cheering students, local military personnel presented Rezac with a certificate, plaque and $75 for her impressive ability to instill in her students a firm foundation of understanding of our country, its government, and our rights and responsibilities as citizens.
From here, Rezac advances to a state-wide competition, and hopefully beyond that to nationals. Eventually, three teachers, one from each of three grade levels (K-5, 6-8, 9-12), will be selected as national winners. Each national winner will receive the Past Commander-in-Chief John Smart Award and $1,000, $1,000 for his/her respective school, and an all-expense paid trip to the 2017 VFW National Convention in New Orleans to receive the award.
Congratulations Mrs. Rezac, and good luck at State and Nationals!
Wahoo Elementary 5th grader fondly remembered for his kindness, fun-loving nature, and contagious smile
A tragedy at the intersection of 23rd and Chestnut Streets has claimed the life of Wahoo Elementary 5th Grader Mason Triplett, a student who always had a contagious smile on his face . . . a student who has, over the years, brightened the . . .
Sara Hollins reads to students & encourages them to never give up on dreams
Miss Richards' 2nd grade students recently welcomed 2016 Miss Nebraska Sara Hollins to their classroom. Hollins, an Omaha native who was crowned as the new Miss Nebraska back in January, read the book Oh, the Places . . .
Four Wahoo students attend annual experience at Midland University
Two elementary school students sat on the rubber floor inside of Hopkins Arena at Midland University and dropped pennies into a makeshift boat made from a small square of tinfoil. Asher Endorf, from North Bend Central, counted . . .
Havlovic's artwork selected among top 19 out of over 2,800 submissions!
Third graders from Wahoo Elementary participated in the Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium 's 2014 Poster Contest. Students were asked to design a poster on 12" x 18" paper that reflects their favorite zoo experience. Overall, over . . .
At 10, Jack Berggren is an experienced hand with horses. He knows the joy of riding, the thrill of competing and the daily work of caring for horses. Jack also knows the injury horses can cause. “He became interested in them . . .
Westroads Mall Awards WPS Kindergarten Teacher with $500 Gift Card
One of our own has been named "Favorite Teacher" in the 2013 Celebrate Teachers program, sponsored by Westroads Mall in Omaha. In recognition of National Teacher's Day on May 7, Westroads Mall awarded Mrs. Andrea Beaver, a kindergarten . . .
Residents Enjoy Story Time with Students
Mrs. Beaver's kindergarten class recently took some time in the afternoon to go read to some of the residents at the Saunders County Care Center. Each child took a few books to read. The kids had a great time and are excited to . . .
Other Nebraska Schools Join Feb. 27 Event Via Video Conferencing Technology
The letter A is for Arbor Day in Nebraska author Rajean Leubs and illustrator Sandy Appleoff's Discover America State by State Alphabet Series, but it was F for Nebraska's First Lady on February 27 when over 200 elementary students at . . .
PTO-Sponsored Visit Encourages Students to Follow Their Dreams
“Never give up on your dreams!” This was the message from globetrotting photographer Dean Jacobs to students gathered to hear his tales of adventure and exploration. On Tuesday, Feb. 19, Wahoo Elementary was fortunate enough . . .
Jacobs Set for Feb. 19 Presentation at Wahoo Elementary
Since 2001, Dean Jacobs has spent four and a half years traversing across the globe exploring over 51 countries on a low budget adventure, propelled by a desire to understand the world we share. Jacobs was born in Wahoo, Neb. After . . .
On December 12, the K-1 grades performed their 2011 Christmas program. The Dolce Voce choir started the show off with two familiar songs to get the crowd into the Christmas spirit. They were followed by the Kindergarten class, who . . .
Students Agree to Write Letters to Santa's Hard Workers
It is tradition that kids all over the world write letters during Christmas. But why are all those letters written specifically to Santa? What about all those little people behind the scenes? Two visitors straight from the North Pole . . .
Students Work with Nationally Renowned Clinician
On November 17, 2011, three Wahoo Elementary students attended the Nebraska Music Educator’s Association (NMEA) Children’s All-State Choir. Kameron Maldaner, Cali Britton, and Emily Obert all participated in this select choir . . .
Students Take Book Buddy Concept to New Heights!
More than just Book Buddies! Mrs. Verna Rezac's fifth graders and Mrs. Kim Thrasher's kindergartners are more than just neighbors this year, they are book buddies. This year their classes are right across the . . .
On Saturday, March 27, the WClub wrestlers competed at Waverly for the Waverly Club Invitational. The invitational was an all-day event that paired wrestlers from towns all around the state. Each year the officials that work for the . . .
Did You Miss the Performance? Watch It Below!
On December 14 the kindergarten and 1st graders performed their holiday concert “Home for the Holidays.” The story is about a family trying to get home for Christmas, but everything is snowed out or closed. They take a magical ride . . .
The Word "Booger" Makes Its Debut on the WPS Web Site
Boogie the Booger teaches little pickers and flickers the healthy way to blow their nose using a Booger Ghost. Boogie knows that most people think that he's gross, and some people even call him a snot. But he doesn't feel bad because he . . .
Wahoo Elementary 1st Grade Teacher Kelly Meyer Chosen as Lincoln Journal Star's A+ Educator of the Week
Meyer Nominated by Parents
Last spring, Ann Crocket nominated Mrs. Kelly Meyer for the A+ educator of the week. Ann said, "Mrs. Meyer is so well loved by her students and their parents that it is only fitting she be nominated by her entire class and their . . .
Schleiger Takes Top Prize
The American Legion Auxiliary of Wahoo, Unit 82, sponsors an annual Americanism Essay Contest, based on a theme announced each Spring. This year’s theme was “Soldiers Past and Present – America Honor Your Veterans.” The local . . .
Juicy Moose Performance Now Live on the Net
These second graders from Wahoo Elementary have enjoyed singing a funny song about a moose who drank a lot of juice. One of the mothers taught them the silly song when she was substituting in music class. They have been singing it since! . . .
4th Graders to Share What They Learned in School Skit
“Kids CAN…Stop Bullying!!” was a one-day bullying prevention leadership conference for 4th grade students held on October 16 in Fremont. Six students from Wahoo Elementary’s fourth grade classes attended . . .
November 15 Concert Sponsored by the NE Choral Directors Association
The Nebraska Choral Directors Association is proud to sponsor the 2008 Sing Around Nebraska Children’s Honor Choir. This event will be held on November 14-15 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts in Lincoln, Nebraska. The choir of 150 . . .
Mary Larsen Nominated for the Honor by a Former Student
"I'd like to nominate Mrs. Mary Larsen for teacher of the week," writes Christy Zheng, one of Mrs. Larsen's former students. Christy Zheng came to America when she was five years old and was enrolled in mrs. Larsen's kindergarten . . .
Elementary Students Help Spread Important Message
CONGRATULATIONS to the 2005 winners of the MADD poster contest. Kelsi Anderson was awarded 1st Place, Jesse Dorer was awarded 3rd place, and Haley Jones was given Honorable Mention. This was in the 4th and 5th grade category. There was an . . .
Russ Hoops It Up with the Nebraska Red Dawgs
"He shoots! He scores!" the announcer screams over the buzzer as the three-point shot swooshes through the nylon net of the hoop. The player wheels back to his teammates for a couple of high fives before the halftime break begins. . . .
Kids Defy All Odds by Keeping the Secret for Over a Month!
"Love is something you fall into," wrote Hannah S. of Ms. Diane Ray's third grade class. The class designed a book titled "Love Is . . ." with quotes written from her students for Ray to read and enjoy on her surprise bridal shower, held in . . .
Students Observe Hatching of Baby Chicks
Excitement is always present in a kindergarten classroom, but on November 30 the kids in Mrs. Britton's class were more riled up than ever! Despite the coldness of winter, with the new month came new life in the form of eight baby chickens. . . .
First, Third, and Sixth Place Ribbons Awarded
Three Wahoo Elementary students have placed in the 2005 Nebraska State Fair Art Exhibit. WES third grader Lindsey H. won the first place ribbon, along with a wooden plaque and a $100 . . .