It’s hard to believe but we finished up the first nine weeks grading period on October 22nd. I am pleased to say that I have observed our teachers and students working hard in the classroom.
Earlier this month some of our high school students had an opportunity to visit the Honda Transmission Plant in Russells Point. This was a chance for our students to see manufacturing first hand. Our students were given a tour of the plant and were able to ask employees questions about their jobs. This was the first time many of our students have ever visited a manufacturing plant. I believe many of our students found it educational and eye opening. I would like to thank Honda for opening their doors to us and providing our students with this opportunity. At Wapakoneta High School we are trying to help educate our students about what jobs are available when they graduate from high school. This was a chance to expose them to the world of manufacturing.
On October 7th our students viewed a presentation called Stand Strong. This live free simulcast featured Nick Vujicic. Nick was born without limbs and understands depression and thoughts of suicide. He was able to overcome bullying and has become one of the most sought after speakers in the world on this subject. I believe Nick’s powerful message made a positive impact with our students.
Finally, I would like to thank our local law enforcement for providing ALICE training for all of our students. This training is intended to educate our students on how to react in case of an intruder in the high school. We all hope and pray that we never have to worry about this situation but it is nice to know our local law enforcement is being proactive.
Mr. Scott Minnig, Principal