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.