On Thursday, August 18, 2016, eight former Wahoo High School students returned to the school to share information and advice with students, staff and community members. The alumni discussed tips for insuring a strong finish in high school, as well as tidbits about life as a college freshman. Below is a synopsis of their high school talking points: • Take the ACT test as a high school junior. Use tools like John Baylor Test Prep or find study assistance online. Three Moms and a Test ( http://www.go3mt.com/ ) was helpful for students wanting face-to-face study assistance. • Take dual-credit courses in high school. The SENCAP program as well as . . .
If learning were confined within the four walls of her classroom, WMS/WHS Spanish Instructor Cass Didier would not be happy! In February, Didier and WHS students Tyler Timm and Ryan Volin were selected to attend the 2016 United Nations Youth Assembly in New York , as Nebraska’s only representatives. In June, she traveled with Mrs. Dinsmore-Talbott and four students to Machu Picchu and other parts of Peru . She has been instrumental in encouraging students to pursue educational opportunities in other states and countries, and her students consider her a mentor. These are just a few examples of how Didier takes education to a global level, well beyond her . . .
Four Wahoo High School students (Ana Boesigner, Emily Colgan, Riley Harrell and Maddie Rappl) and Spanish teachers Mrs. DT and myself, Mrs. Didier, crossed climbing Machu Picchu off our bucket list this summer! We left for Peru in mid-June spending seven glorious, life-changing days (plus 2 days for travel—nine days total) in the country before returning home. This was an incredible experience for our students. I greatly appreciate our administration and community being on board and allowing us to travel internationally with students. The individual growth and learning that occurs on such a trip simply cannot be experienced in a traditional four-walled classroom. . . .