Wapakoneta High School Board
On January 31, our junior
student council held a fundraiser to help support a little girl and her family purchase
of a therapy dog. These dogs are very expensive and our junior student council
took it upon themselves to make the donation of $2,000 to help the family with the
purchase of the dog. I would like to
commend Delani Harter, a junior student at WHS, and the junior student council
for their hard work and kindness.
I want to congratulate our 8th
grade Power of the Pen team for their success at their competition this past
month. As a team we finished in first
place and are invited to write at the regional competition. The members of the
team are Riley Hibbard, Kalissa Kohler, Erika Lisi, Peyton Moyer, Alayna Place,
and Libby Simmons. I want to wish them
good luck at regionals.
One of our building goals
this year is to develop meaningful relationships with our students. During our one hour early release last week
we learned about a strategy called “2x10,” that can help us with developing
relationships with at risk kids. We have
challenged our staff members to pick a student they believe is at risk and have
a 2 minute conversation with them for 10 days in a row. The conversations can be about anything and
the idea is that once the student knows that the teachers care about them they
will give more effort within the classroom.
I am excited to hear feedback from our staff about this challenge.