March 26, 2019
Wapakoneta High School Board
A few weeks ago I had a
teacher bring an idea to me about starting a mascot program. Mr. Zach Jung, currently teaches high school
English and Speech at WHS. He graduated
from Bowling Green State University and was actually Freddie the Falcon at
BGSU. Zach saw the impact that a mascot
had on the university and community. He believes that it can be just as
impactful for our school district and community. I believe this would be a wonderful program
for our students, school, and community.
We are currently trying to raise funds to purchase the outfits and
hopefully will be able to make this positive addition happen next school
On April 7th, all
of our junior students attended the Talent Connections Forum at Wright State
Lake Campus in Celina. Our students had
the opportunity to visit with local employers from Auglaize and Mercy
County. They were able to attend
different presentations depending on their interest. It was a great opportunity for our kids to
ask questions and find out what they need to do in the future in order to
pursue specific careers.
On April 12th, all
of our junior students took a free ACT exam at Wapakoneta High School. We also offered the ACT to any sophomore
student willing to pay for the exam.
This is the fourth year we have done this and it is a requirement by the
Ohio Department of Education.
Finally, our students
registered for their classes next school year.
It is hard to believe but we are already planning our schedule for next
year. As a staff, we are excited to
organize and create the best schedule possible for our students. This can be quite a challenge to arrange the
classes so that every student is able to take the classes they request. We are looking forward to the challenge.