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. . . .
The opportunity to fly in an airplane is something that fascinates many kids. For many, just experiencing the speed and force of a takeoff and landing, as a passenger, can be quite a rush. Recently, for some students, though, that rush was significantly enhanced by placing them in the pilot’s seat! Nine WHS students virtually took to the skies on Tuesday, May 31, on a field trip to Offutt Air Force Base where, among other activities, they took the controls of the base’s flight simulator. Students are introduced to the simulator by Col. Michael J. Cook (Ret.). This new simulator was installed at Offutt AFB in 2015, and mirrors the Boeing . . .
The Wahoo High School Band and Choir had the opportunity to share their musical talents with a new community May 24 through 26 during their trip to Chicago . “I think it’s important that our students have opportunities to share their talents with others,” said John Harris, director of creative programs and middle school principal at Wahoo Public Schools. “We can expand that horizon a little bit by taking them outside of our community and allowing them to share those talents in venues they wouldn’t otherwise necessarily have a chance to perform at.” Those venues included the Field Museum for the choir’s performance and Six . . .