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Former astronaut brings space to community, encourages students to dream big

Duane "Digger" Carey helps kick off District's new "Space in the Community" program

"I would like to thank Dr. Josh Snyder, Superintendent Brandon Lavely, the Wahoo Foundation and directors Eric Gottschalk and Bill Reece, Astronaut Digger Carey, the Space Foundation crew and everyone else that came . . .

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Smith leads WPS band program through year of successes

WAHOO – The Memorial Day program and a performance at Worlds of Fun by the Wahoo High School band will cap a school year full of great accomplishments for the band program and its director, Jason Smith. The 2021-22 . . .

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Two Wahoo teachers participate in NE National Guard's 2021 Spring Educator Flight program

Privett/Shanahan take flight in a Chinook helicopter & learn about Guard's opportunities for students post-graduation

There are many paths available after graduation, and choosing one can be a daunting task for high schoolers. Educators often serve as important mentors in guiding their students through this decision-making process. L ast month, . . .

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Public invited to share their photos to 2021 WHS yearbook staff

Assistance requested to help offset limited student access to some events due to COVID-19 restrictions

Parents, students, and community members are invited to share their photographs of activities and school events with the 2021 Thunderbird yearbook staff. Thanks to Walsworth Publishing’s “Yearbook Snap” program, . . .

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NHS hosting drive to help victims of recent flooding

Cash & needed items now being accepted in Wahoo Middle School & Wahoo High School (Donations accepted until March 29)

The Wahoo High School National Honor Society is hosting a relief drive to help those impacted by the recent flooding in our area. Wahoo Middle and High School students and parents are being asked to contribute to the drive by donating . . .

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Students honor former staff member’s wish for son

August . . . always in our hearts

Several Wahoo High School students and staff participated in a project to honor the memory of August Didier, the child of former Wahoo Public Schools Spanish Teacher Cass Didier. August died one year ago, and was remembered in a . . .

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WHS hosts first annual Career Exploration Fair

Students visit with multiple area businesses, colleges & military representative to start exploring life after graduation

The 1st Annual Career Exploration Fair was held on Tuesday, October 2 at Wahoo High School from 8:00 a.m. to noon. WHS students gathered in the gym to visit with business, college, and military representatives to learn more about . . .

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Nebraska Shakespeare to present "A Midsummer Night's Dream" on WPS Stage

13th annual Nebraska Shakespeare on Tour schedules stop in Wahoo on October 12 for 9:00 a.m. performance; community members welcome

"The course of true love never did run smooth." --William Shakespeare Nebraska Shakespeare will return to Wahoo High School for its educational “ Shakespeare On Tour ” production of A Midsummer Night's . . .

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Scholar & Classical Pianist Scott Watkins to highlight life & works of Howard Hanson in May 4-5 lecture/concert

Jacksonville University (FL) professor shares his research and passion for one of Wahoo's Famous Sons

Take Note of HOWARD HANSON Our Music Man! Friday, May 4 & Saturday, May 5 WPS Performance-Learning Center Friday, May 4 @ 10:00 a.m. - Scott Watkins Lecture (Hanson's early life . . .

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Education in the sky!

Adams, Burg & Munch take flight in a Black Hawk helicopter as participants of NE National Guard's 2018 Spring Educator Flight program

On the morning of Saturday, March 10, thousands of fans converged on Lincoln's Pinnacle Bank Arena to cheer on the Wahoo Warriors as they played for their 11th boys basketball state championship . Three Warrior fans, though, decided . . .

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NE Shakespeare to present "Romeo and Juliet" on WPS Stage October 27

12th Annual Nebraska Shakespeare On Tour makes stop in Wahoo for 9:00 a.m. performance; community members welcome

"These violent delights have violent ends." -- Romeo and Juliet , II.6 Nebraska Shakespeare returns to Wahoo High School for its educational “ Shakespeare On Tour ” production of “Romeo and Juliet” . . .

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Heart finds home in Wahoo

Mosaic artwork created by former WHS art teacher Lynn Wilson honors memories of former students

The heart is home. A truck and trailer pulled in front of the Wahoo Performance-Learning Center Tuesday afternoon and the two-man crew from Fiberglass Animals and Objects LLP in Lincoln quickly started to unload their delivery. . . .

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Homecoming 2017

Candidates & list of week's events posted (Sept. 18-23)

WHS Homecoming 2017 will be held September 18-23. Candidates Congratulations to your 2017 Homecoming Candidates: Queen: Brianna Brabec, Kristin Callan, Sarah Iversen, Maddie Larson, Katie Pearson, Taryn Scheef . . .

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Wahoo High School receives "Global Education Excellence Award"

WHS recognized for its comittment to global education & foreign exchange student program

Wahoo High School has received national recognition for excellence in global education from EF High School Exchange Year , the leader in high school exchange. The EF High School Exchange Year Global Education Excellence Award is . . .

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Homecoming 2016

Candidates & list of week's events posted (Sept. 26-30)

WHS Homecoming 2016 will be held September 26-30. Candidates Congratulations to your 2016 Homecoming Candidates: Queen: Elizabeth Hill, Claire Johnston, Mallory Lindstrom, Maddie Mann, Annie Petska, Josie Schnakenberg . . .

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WHS students take to the skies at Offutt AFB field trip

9 experience aviation by taking control of base's flight simulator

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 . . .

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Homecoming 2015

Candidates & list of week's events posted (Sept. 8-11)

WHS Homecoming 2015 will be held September 8-11. Candidates Congratulations to your 2015 Homecoming Candidates: Queen: Lauren Crockett, Anna Gottschalk, Makeda Russ, Jacey Sutton, Shelby Milliken, and Alexis Libal . . .

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Homecoming 2014: A Night on the Nile

Candidates & list of week's events posted (Sept. 29-Oct. 4)

WHS Homecoming 2014 will be held September 29 through October 4. Your 2014 Homecoming Candidates:  QUEEN  KING  Joelle Anderson  Alex Abbott . . .

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Warrior teacher hopes to be Nebraska's first 'Amazing Race' contestant

Ms. Griffin ready for a new adventure!

¡Hola everyone! It’s true! My boyfriend, Tom, and I are trying to appear on CBS’s “ The Amazing Race !” Applications are due this Thursday. In an effort to generate as much attention to our application as possible, we are asking . . .

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2013 Nebraska Shakespeare tour slated for 'Twelfth Night' performance in Wahoo

Oct. 14 event free & open to the public!

Nebraska Shakespeare's version of Twelfth Night will be held at the Wahoo Public Schools' Performance-Learning Center on Monday, October 14 , beginning at 7:00 p.m. THIS EVENT IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC! . . .

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Overwhelming Response Proves "There is More Love Than Hate"

Local Donations Delivered to Newtown, Connecticut; Received with Tears, Hugs & Open Arms

We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who helped make this drive such a success! In addition to stuffing (and we DO mean stuffing!) a 16-foot enclosed trailer with toys, blankets, pillows, cards and snowflakes, we were also . . .

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Seven WHS Students Attend Annual Latino/Hispanic Summit

Sotelo Receives Star Student Award

On Monday, October 22, seven Wahoo High School students attended the 9th annual Latino/Hispanic Summit. This year's theme was "La Raza Cósmica" or "Dare to Dream." The purpose of this summit is to "increase youth leadership . . .

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Lincoln Journal-Star Letter, 3/18/12: Great Moment

Retired Educator Comments on WPS Students' Positive Actions

As a retired coach and guidance counselor, I love to catch young people in positive actions. Athletics is a great venue for our young people, and even though it is not for everyone, athletics can and does affect many other youths and . . .

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Homecoming 2011: a Night in Vegas

Highlights: a Week of School Spirit, a Football Victory & Dance Drawing over 100!

Sparkly dresses, heels too high to walk in, tight up-do’s held together with bobby pins and hairspray, corsages and boutonnières, flashes of light popping here and there, booming music, and Vegas, baby, Vegas! Yes, it’s Homecoming 2011! . . .

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12 WMS/WHS Students Attend Omaha's Hispanic/Latino Summit

Annual Event Stresses Academic Success

On Monday, September 28, 2011, twelve students from Wahoo Middle and High Schools attended the Hispanic/Latino Summit in Omaha at the Embassy Conference center. The purpose of the summit is to increase cross-cultural understanding, . . .

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Two WPS Students Volunteer with Hastings Special Olympics Powerlifting Team

Team Makes 18th Appearance at Cornhusker State Games

Wahoo High School senior Cameron Golter and Wahoo Middle School 8th grader Jared West have been volunteers with the Hastings Special Olympics powerlifting team for many years. Both boys also help at other non-Special Olympic powerlifting . . .

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WHS Team Participates in Race for the Cure High School Team Challenge

Students Raise Money for Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation

Race For The Cure High School Team Challenge On October 3 a group of Wahoo High School students and sponsors participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Omaha. This was the 17th year for this event and this year there were . . .

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WPS Students Attend 6th Annual Hispanic/Latino Summit

Sept. 29 Conference Held in LaVista

WHS Students Erika Villarreall, Zendy Sotelo and Johnathan Morales attended the 6th Annual Hispanic/Latino Summit held September 28 at the Embassy Suites-LaVista Conference Center. The Conference featured keynote speaker Consuelo . . .

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