Football and Girls Basketball players: please check your school e-mail's for a July schedule of activities for each sport. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Whipkey.
Beginning next Monday, July 6th, the weight room will be open four days a week, Monday-Thursday, for the rest of July. If you are not part of a rouging crew, please continue to come in the mornings at your assigned time. If there are any conflicts, please contact your coaches!
Falcon Football players: if you are planning on attending the Epic Football Camp in Harvard on July 29th, your waivers need to be turned in this week!!! Payment for the camp needs to be turned in next week!
Good Morning WH Seniors! It's your graduation day!!!!
Juniors- If you are interested in taking the July 18th ACT, the deadline to sign-up is June 19th. Please check your email for more details and let me know if you need help. Thanks!
Tomorrow is graduation! Just a reminder... seniors and escorts/ushers should report to the Hildreth gym at 8 a.m. Family members that are part of the selected ten are welcome to come a little early to take pictures before the ceremony. We are excited to celebrate our seniors!
Falcon Nation: Here is the link to view Monday mornings regularly scheduled Board of Education Meeting. The meeting will begin at 7 am. https://zoom.us/j/95623310462?pwd=SWJIKy9yS0pmcmFLQlNiY3M0cGQydz09
This week is graduation!!! Just a reminder- Seniors and ushers/escorts: We will be having graduation practice tomorrow at 9 a.m. in the Hildreth building.
We are so excited that graduation is quickly approaching! We will have our senior gift bags at the Wilcox site starting next Monday-Thursday if anyone would like to drop off a card or small gift for our seniors. The office hours are from 8 am-2 pm. #classof2020
Due to the limited number of people allowed to attend graduation this year, we are going to webstream the graduation ceremony on June 13th at 10:00 a.m. You may go to the following link to watch our 2020 Graduation. https://striv.tv/channel/wilcox-hildreth/#
Thank you athletes for your patience as we've opened the weight room. I know the procedures we have to do aren't what we're accustomed to. 65 workouts have been completed so far this week. Rest and recover tomorrow and let's finish the week #FalconStrong on Thursday. Great work!
We are excited to announce that we will be having our graduation ceremony on June 13 at 10am in the Hildreth gym. Each senior can have 10 family members attend.
The May Newsletter is available in the News Section.
The Wilcox-Hildreth FFA Chapter Degree Ceremony. Congratulations to all of the students who applied and received their degrees! Available to watch at https://youtu.be/ple4Zc44n_o
The teachers got together one last time for the school year to celebrate all of their hard work and to wish Mr. E. the best. Check out Mr. E's goodbye video. https://spark.adobe.com/video/q5GZNYUpN4dL4
The FFA Chapter is holding their first ever (and hopefully last) virtual FFA Banquet. We decided to have an opening ceremony video that contains award dates and some pretty awesome memories of the past school year! We hope you enjoy! https://youtu.be/9OXYa4iIUXg
Wilcox-Hildreth FFA Chapter presents the CDE, LDE and State FFA Qualifiers video. Find the link at https://youtu.be/XxXtFsIk-OA
Parents and Students use the following link to find out Scholarship and Activities Award winners by viewing the 2019-2020 Wilcox-Hildreth Academic Awards Banquet Video. Congrats to all of our students and award recipients. https://youtu.be/Mgx1EhPsBAQ
View the 2019-2020 Athletic Banquet Video at https://youtu.be/QaPKY9fivJQ Hear from Coach Eberhardt and all of the other coaches. Thank you students, parents, and communities for your support and contributions to Wilcox-Hildreth Public Schools.
Falcon Nation: Here is the link to view the 7:00AM Board of Education on Monday, May 18, 2020 https://zoom.us/j/93098240993?pwd=QmJzdWN1TTQzUlp4V3ZXSitpZXhtUT09
Based on recent health directives from Governor Ricketts and the NSAA, schools are able to open their weight room facilities June 1st. Wilcox-Hildreth administrators and coaches met this morning to put together our plan for the weight room this summer. https://5il.co/g3ro
Incoming 8th Grade Students/Parents- I just sent an email to your student about next year's schedule. Please reach out to me via email if you have any questions. There are only a few changes for them for next year.
Reminder- Incoming Freshmen/Parents- I sent a link to your student's email for our transition zoom tonight at 7 pm. If you are unable to make it, please let me know and I can email you the recording of the meeting. We will talk about activities and classes. Hope you can join!
All incoming freshmen and high school FFA members please check your emails regarding FFA banquet, awards, and officer information!
Wilcox-Hildreth Cross Country will be having an informational Zoom meeting on May 12th at 6:00 p.m. for students entering grades 7-12. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83055248003
Parents & Students: On May 18th we will have student check-in of school materials including computers. Students in grades 7-12 whose last name begin with the letters A-K will check things in from 8:00-11:30, /students whose last name begin with L-Y will check in from 12:00-3:30
Today was our "original" graduation day and even though we don't get to gather to celebrate, this day is still all about our Class of 2020. Congratulations graduates! We are so proud of each one of you! #Classof2020
Mr. Patterson, Mr. Lovin, and Mrs. Simmons tracked me down at my parents’ home to give me a little appreciation gift! Thank you so much!!
Seniors- Make sure to check your emails. We sent important information about graduation and checking out for the school year. Please let me know if you have any questions!
New free learning resources have been added by the Nebraska Library Commission, some even for college students. Go to the Alternate Learning Information folder and click on Reading on-line Resources and scroll to the bottom on the page.
Freshmen: I am planning on registering you for next year's classes on Mon. and Tues. Please sign up for a time to zoom with me on the google.doc I sent you. Parents are welcome to join as well! Otherwise, your student will be emailed a copy of his/her schedule for you to look at.
Due to COVID 19 the NSAA is allowing students entering grades 8 and 10-12 to use last years physicals for this year. Students entering 9th grade will still need to get physicals to participate in extracurriculars. Seventh grade students are required by law to get physicals.
Falcon Nation: A virtual Post Prom Prize give away will take place for seniors, juniors and sophomore prom servers on Saturday, May 2, at 7:00 pm. Students will need to check their emails for the zoom invitation from Coach Pistulka. Send questions to Stacie firstname.lastname@example.org
Falcon Nation: Starting next week elementary packet pick up will only be on Thursdays. Packets can still be picked up at each building.
Sophomores- I am planning on registering you for next year's classes on Thursday. Please sign up for a time to zoom with me on the google.doc I sent you. Parents are welcome to join as well! Otherwise, your student will be emailed a copy of his/her schedule for you to look at.
Juniors- I am planning on registering you for classes next Monday and Tuesday. Please sign up for a time to zoom on the google.doc I shared with you. Parents are welcome to join as well! Otherwise, your student will be emailed a copy of his/her schedule for you to look at.
Congratulations to our FBLA National Qualifiers and FBLA State Leadership Conference Placers! We are so proud of you! National Qualifiers: 2nd Place, E-Business Project, McKinley R., Ryeann R., and Brooke Q. and 1st Place, Middle Level Website Design, Georgia R.. These students will have the opportunity to compete at Nationals. We should know soon how this conference will take place. Congratulations to our other state placers: 4th Place, Mobile App, Skylar M., Abby K., and Cassandra R., 4th Place, Middle Level Website Design, Cara B., and 6th Place, Publication Design, Brooke Q., Lane L. and McKinley R. These students could still have the chance to compete at Nationals being just out of the top 3 so we will wait and see. Congratulations all! What a way to represent our school and FBLA!
10th and 11th grade students/parents- I am hosting a zoom meeting with Diana Watson from CCC tonight at 7 p.m. She will talk about the process of taking college courses during high school. I will email a link to your student. I will also record it in case you can't attend.
Arbor Day is 4/24. K-6 grade students can pick up a Ponderosa Pine this week when packets are picked up. Thank you Tri-Basin NRD for the trees @Tri_Basin_NRD Check out this link below for more Arbor Day Fun! https://celebratearborday.com/index.cfm#resources
I completed my workout challenge 💪 Mrs. Mach challenged me to last week! It felt great to get a workout in each day. My challenge back to her is to take some control of your actions and complete a task that has needed to be completed for awhile and you just haven't gotten around to it. I find myself feeling so much better and in control of things when I can complete a project I have been dreading off my list!
We have another fun set up Wil-Hil Enrichment Activities. Check them out at this link. You can also find them in the News section! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yFptfjdLZamhA6HJXkNmvCUqNqbnqhyoHq9Tu4ij0YM/edit?usp=sharing
Did you know Nebraska Extension of Kearney County is offering daily activities at 11:00 a.m. on their Facebook page? Check it out! https://www.facebook.com/kearneycountyext/
Falcon Nation: Here is the link for the WHPS School Board electronic meeting tomorrow at 7:00 am. https://zoom.us/j/93837106435?pwd=TGZiVnJvRzBEWTdJYW9Kem8vdi81UT09
Sophomore and junior students and parents- I am hosting a zoom meeting with Diana Watson from CCC on April 23rd at 7 pm to talk about taking college courses during high school. I will email your students the link, so please join us to learn more about starting college early!
Seniors and Parents: Graduation is a very important day. We want to celebrate this day with you, so we are waiting for restrictions to be lifted prior to holding a ceremony. Our goal is to have a ceremony this summer prior to next school year. Information will be shared out soon
This Counselor's Challenge is all about moving. Exercise is an important part of mental health because it causes your brain to release endorphins, which makes you feel happy. I challenge Mrs. Simmons and our Falcon Nation to find some ways to incorporate exercise this week! Go on a walk, ride your bike with your family, or try some yoga! Show us what you came up with @whfalcons #FalconNation!
CCC released the following additional awards at ACTIONS Day academic contest. Chase Johnson: 9th-Word Problems Trey Wenburg: 9th-Fractions Logan Knaus: 8th-Geometry McKinley Ritner: 9th-Geometry Abby Klein: 7th- Music Skye Knaus: 7th-Potpourri Claire VanLaningham: 8th-Potpourri
Students and Parents: Quarter 4 assignments start this week. PK-6 students should of picked up packets last week. 7-12 students check your emails for directions from your teachers. #Falconstong
Wilcox-Hildreth wants to honor our seniors tonight by joining the Be the Light campaign. Our football field lights in Hildreth will be on at 8:20 pm tonight for twenty minutes to honor our Class of 2020. Please respect social distancing during this event. #falconnation #weloveourseniors
Thank you to all parents, students, and staff for coming out for the Staff Parade this evening. Please enjoy a video from the Wil-Hil staff. We miss you all https://spark.adobe.com/video/J0mnbZsvZ0DRd
7-12 students and parents, check out the counselors’ webpage! A lot of colleges are offering virtual college visits. Even though you can’t see your college in person, it might help you to start creating a list of colleges you may want to visit in the future! There are links provided on the website to start your tours!
Counselor challenge- Mrs. Mach and I are continuing our weekly challenges to keep our Falcons going strong. This week is all about reaching out to people. During this time of year we are used to seeing our loved ones, but with social distancing to help keep everyone safe and healthy, our connections between others can get lost. This week I challenge Mrs. Mach and our Falcons to write a handwritten note to someone and drop it in the mail. @whfalcons or #falconnation! Stay Connected!!
We have some more fun enrichment activities for families this week! These will also be posted in the news section of the app & website. It has been so fun seeing everyone's results. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OAo19ANFM5fFo4pZFYWSrpVd2lzKvil98md5RLOTVEo/edit?usp=sharing
Glenwood Einspahr, Hildreth (1950) will be inducted into the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame in August. A one-man track team, competing without a coach, Einspahr gave Hildreth a Class D co-championship by winning the 100- and 220-yard dashes and the long jump. A two-time all-state selection in basketball, he led Hildreth to an undefeated state championship in 1949. He played freshman football at Nebraska and after a stint in the Air Force, he played basketball at Kearney State College.
PK-6 Parents and Students we would like to remind you to come and pick up your packets by 3:00 tomorrow for next week if you have not done so. 7-12 Students need to check their emails and look for directions from their teachers.
Falcon Nation: Yesterday the Governor announced that all schools buildings across the state will remain closed through May 31. The NSAA has also cancelled all spring activities. We are continuing with our educational plan for the remainder of this school year.
We would like to send a big thank you to Fritz's Market in Hildreth for donating paper bags so that the school could continue to deliver meals to students when we ran out of bags! Our communities rock! #Falconpride
Our school counselors, Mrs. Mach and Mrs. Simmons, have created a website for parents and students to access. There are many great resources available on this site. Please check it out. https://sites.google.com/view/wilcox-hildrethcounselorcorner/home
Nebraska Schools Overdrive and SORA are offering Harry Potter's, the Sorcerer's Stone, with unlimited access now through April for all Nebraskan students and staff.
Seniors- Don’t forget that tomorrow (April 1st) is the deadline for a lot of our local scholarships! Let me know if you need help or have questions!
Counselor challenge- Mrs. Simmons and I are going to do weekly challenges to keep our Falcons going strong. This week is all about gratitude. Taking time to reflect on things that are going well or things that you are grateful for help you maintain a positive mindset. This week I challenge Mrs. Simmons and our Falcons to write down three things your grateful for daily or start a family gratitude wall like we did. Be sure to share what you come up with @whfalcons or #falconnation! Stay positive!!
Parents please remind you students to follow social distancing recommendations. Large group gatherings will not help slow the spread of the pandemic.
One final piece of post-season girls basketball recognitions to announce. The Omaha World-Herald named Brooke Quadhamer, Sarah Jensen, Natalie Billington, and McKinley Ritner to their All-State Honorable Mention squad. Congratulations ladies!!
More post-season honors came out this weekend for girls basketball. The Lincoln Journal-Star named Natalie Billington, Brooke Quadhamer, and Sarah Jensen to their Class D2 All-State Honorable Mention squad. Congratulations ladies!
Falcon Nation: Are you looking for all of the information that we have posted and are tired of scrolling through all of the posts? You can still access all of that information on the website by clicking menu in the top right hand corner, click documents, select COVID-19 folder
I am happy to share with all of you that if you did projects for FBLA that were prejudged projects or tests ahead of time there will be recognition given to the top 8 places in these categories. We should know of these shortly! Hopefully there will be a way to have a National conference in June and we will have some qualifiers!! Hope you are all well and staying safe and as always reach out if you have any questions!
Falcon Nation: Yesterday Two Rivers Health Department announced that there has been a positive case of COVID-19 in Kearney County. WHPS has been in contact with Two Rivers Health Department about the case. Please read the attached letter for more information https://5il.co/e8di
Falcon Nation: Students we have your enrichment activities ready to go for next week. Parents help your students check out the activities this weekend. We hope you enjoy some of these fun activities! https://tinyurl.com/wxyxk9x
Falcon Nation: Here is a quick view guide for our academic schedule for the next month. More resources will be released as we get them prepared. https://5il.co/e7c4
Falcon Nation: Please visit the link below to view the Wilcox-Hildreth Educational Plan during our building closure. Resources for next weeks enrichment activities will be shared out soon. https://5il.co/e7a5
Library Books Are Still Available For Checkout! Return boxes are available at each school. Contact Mrs. Stratman or each office for new books.
I would like to congratulate our Winter NCPA Academic All-State Award winners Wrestling: Logan Knaus and Nathan Braddy, Boys Basketball: Skye Knaus and Jacob Wendell, Girls Basketball: Brooke Quadhamer and Sarah Jensen and Speech: Magnolia Springer
The 7th/8th Grade trip to Washington DC/New York City that was originally scheduled for this July has been postponed to July 8th-12th 2021. Parents--please check your email inboxes for a message from World Classrooms regarding this date change.
FALCON NATION: Please click the link below to get our latest COVID-19 Update. Our buildings will continue to be closed through April 30, but education will go on! Educational plans are being developed and we will be sharing those very soon. https://5il.co/e5ub
Post-season honors continue to roll in for girls basketball. Congratulations to Brooke Quadhamer and Sarah Jensen for being named to the Hastings Tribune's All-Tribland Honorable Mention team this week. Way to go ladies!
The March 2020 Newsletter is posted in the news section of the website.
Congratulations to Brooke Quadhamer for being named 2nd Team-All FKC, and 3rd Team Kearney Hub-All Region. Congratulations also to Sarah Jensen for being named to the Kearney Hub-All Region Honorable Mention team.
Falcon Nation there is an excellent resource available on multiple platforms that you can access from anywhere. Check out News Channel Nebraska to get educational content delivered by actual Nebraska teachers. Check out this site https://central.newschannelnebraska.com/story/41916237/ncn-and-nsea-partner-to-offer-educational-programming
Battle of the Books Reward Day has been rescheduled for Friday April 17, 2020. Projects will still be accepted, so students if you are interested, there is time to read one more book and complete an activity. Contact Mrs. Stratman if you have any questions.
Seniors- Don't forget to continue to work on scholarships! Deadlines are approaching, so please continue to check your email and our scholarship page. I have also been sending you reminders and new scholarships that are available. If due dates change, I will let you know.
Attention Parents! Starting tomorrow WHPS is offering FREE breakfast and lunches to school aged students 3-18 who live in our district. Meals will be delivered between 11:30-1 daily for town and country students. Sign up by calling the Wilcox office by 9:30 am.
Parents here is a link that has multiple free resources of activities for students to do. https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/
Parents and Guardians: Please see information in the link attached about mental health concerns and COVID-19. https://5il.co/dsi3
FKC music and Quiz Bowl are canceled.
Falcon Nation, Wilcox-Hildreth Public Schools will be closed on Monday, March 16. WHPS will plan on being open on Tuesday, March 17, but parents need to start making alternative arrangements incase we are not able to open.
Falcon Nation, This is a fact sheet about Covid-19. As a reminder please use proper hygiene practices, social distancing and to stay home if you are sick. https://5il.co/dpt3
Falcon Nation here is information regarding COVID-19 and how we are moving forward with our plans. https://5il.co/dpt3
District Speech that was scheduled for Monday has been postponed.
This week’s NHS Student of the Week is Logan Knaus. Logan is a sophomore that is involved in many activities, such as band, wrestling, FBLA, and art. Logan stands out because he is always kind to others and finds ways to help everyone. He works hard on the mat and in the classroom to keep his grades up. Logan also demonstrates good sportsmanship while playing sports and is an encourager with his teammates. His positive attitude is contagious! Congratulations, Logan Knaus!
There will be a golf meeting after school on Monday in the media center in Wilcox. All high school boys and girls interested in playing golf this year should attend. If you can’t make it and want to go out please let Coach Bebensee or Mr. Lovin know.
Congratulations to Magnolia for placing 5th in Persuasive Speaking at the FKC Speech Competition held at Elwood on Wednesday, Feb. 26!
A reminder to students who are doing the Battle of the Books through the esu11, projects are due March 20, 2020.
FBLA and Youth Leadership Big Apple Fun Night is coming up next Tuesday, March 3rd! We will be leaving the school at 6:00PM. We hope to see you all there!
Attention FBLA members Pastry Puffin Sales are due on Monday, March 2nd!
Basketball games for tonight at Southern Valley have been postponed until tomorrow at the same time.
Lane Lieb lost his first round match, he will wrestle again tomorrow.
The Lady Falcons played a tough game vs Loomis but lost 57-35. Ladies you had a great season.
There will be a State Send-off and Pep Rally for the wrestling team on Thursday morning at 8:30. The public is welcome to attend. Come wish Lane good luck!
Congratulations Lane for qualifying for the State Tournament. If you would like to order State clothing here is your link. https://stores.inksoft.com/wilhil_state_wrestling2020/shop/home
Our Falcons made the news! Kindness rocks! Great job Falcons! https://www.kearneyhub.com/news/local/wilcox-hildreth-students-learn-lessons-in-kindness-with-weeklong-activities/article_bd5610ee-4db8-11ea-a310-a78890f003e1.html
The new and improved Wilcox-Hildreth web page is live. Same address, new look. We hope you will enjoy it.
For those wanting to watch the junior high Falcon basketball vs. Axtell check out Striv.
If you have the opportunity thank our board members this week during School Board Appreciation Week. Thank you Kirk Nelson, Kert Hansen, Gary Jensen, Aaron Pistulka, Roger Boyer and Ryan Knaus for your dedication to the students of WHPS!
The latest school newsletter can be found in the news feed. It is full of information this month!
NHS Student of the Week- Emma Donley: Emma is a very involved student at our school. Some of the activities that she participates in include volleyball, basketball, FBLA, and band. Emma also works hard to earn good grades. She is very active in the classroom and is not afraid to ask questions or seek help. Students and staff also appreciate how Emma is a kind student. She is always polite and is able to take constructive feedback. Emma is a student that works hard in everything she does! Congrats Emma!
NHS Student of the Week: Trevor Young Trevor is a senior involved currently in numerous activities such as FFA, choir and band, Wrestling, and Circle of Friends. Trevor stands out among the crowd because of his compassion he shows to every member of the school, staff included. Trevor has been an advocate for every member of our school, going out of his way to make an impact on someone’s day.