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WHS Honors Past Leadership Student

May 11, 2016

“I watched him go from being a freshman that didn’t necessarily appreciate being here to a student who, because he was suddenly very, very ill, appreciated every chance he had to be here at school....

Industrial technology teacher retraces grandfather’s legacy

April 1, 2016

Following over a decade of research, industrial technology teacher Lou Baczewski traveled to France, Luxembourg, Belgium and Germany in June 2015 to honor his grandfather Louis Baczewski, an army veteran...

Lottery fantasies lead to very real problems

March 21, 2016

Paying off debts, going on vacation, quitting your job and spending time with the people and things you care most about can all be made a reality with the help of the lottery. Winning the lottery...

WHS addresses homeless needs

WHS addresses homeless needs
Homelessness affects Washington, Mo.
March 21, 2016

According to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, homeless youth are defined as “individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.” Within WHS alone, there are currently...

Custodians work hard to keep campus clean

March 21, 2016

You see them in cafeterias emptying trash bins and sweeping away food debris. You see them in bathrooms wiping mirrors and mopping floors. You see them raising the flags on cold mornings and replacing...

Social media may be more detrimental than students think

March 21, 2016

Today we have many online sites like Lumen, Google Classroom and Schoology that enhance students’ learning experiences. Social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, though, are...

Hands-free devices still distract

March 21, 2016

The threat of distracted driving is apparent, especially among today’s youth. Many cell phone providers--including AT&T with their recent ‘It Can Wait’ campaign- have encouraged commuters to...

Winter Guard Recap

March 21, 2016

With 14 hour-45 minute practices spread out through the week between varsity and JV Winter Guard, plus many other hours of practicing on their own, Winter Guard requires much work. Through this hard work,...

WHS teacher wins national award

March 21, 2016

Most people at WHS know Michelle Turner as the broadcast adviser, the class that produces “Blue Jay Journal TV,” and the photography teacher. This year, however, the Journalism Education Association...

WHS students abuzz for March Madness

March 21, 2016

March Madness came to be on March 27, 1939, when the University of Oregon defeated Ohio State University 46-33 during the first ever National College Athletic Association [NCAA] tournament. This became...

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