Wapakoneta High School Board Report:
I would like to congratulate our 8th grade Power of the Pen team for winning 1st place at the District Power of the Pen tournament, which was held virtually on Saturday, January 23, 2021. The team consists of members Kerrigan Lenhart, Brooke Frost, Gabriella Raney, Riley Szelagowski, Julian Jordan and Griffin Block, and is coached by Erika Eley. These talented writers competed against 11 other schools and 47 other 8th grade writers. Three of our writers placed in the top 12, and received medals, and most of our team is moving on to the Regional Tournament, which is held virtually, but is hosted by Lourdes University in Sylvania, Ohio on Saturday, March 20.
We began scheduling meetings with our students this week for next school year. This is always an exciting time for the students as they begin to plan their course requests.
Our Principal/Student Advisory Council met on February 4th for the second time. During this meeting we discussing items that we can do throughout the building to support student mental health. We have used many of the student’s suggestions to implement positive change within the building. We plan to meet monthly with this group and hope to continue to have open dialogue with the students in order to make a positive impact on the high school.
Finally, we are planning to hold prom on May 15 in the high school courtyard. We are also planning to hold the graduation ceremony at the football field on May 28. As a school district, we are excited to be able to offer these wonderful experiences for our students. It is nice to see that we are starting to get back to some normalcy.