Scott Minnig
Principal

Will Snyder
Assistant Principal

Office Hours:
7:00 am - 3:45 pm

Main Office: 
419-739-5200
Guidance: 
419-739-5201
Attendance: 
419-739-5200
Athletics: 
419-739-5204

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Principal's Corner

October 2014

Here at Wapakoneta High School we are off to a great start to the school year. I want to thank the students and staff for all of their hard work. Our staff has been working extremely hard with Student Learning Objectives or otherwise known as SLO’s. This is a new process that helps to measure student growth throughout the year. I believe we will find that this process will affirm how hard our students and staff work during the school year.

 

I would like to thank Suzanne Temple and the Art Club for creating the spirit posters in the school hallways. Mrs. Temple and students spend a lot of time designing and painting the posters and it makes for a great school environment. It is great to see the support for all of our teams and clubs.

 

Earlier this month Mr. Van Wright spoke to our freshman students about the next four years of high school. The focus of his message was about working as hard as they could in the classroom all four years of high school. He also encouraged them to get involved with as much as possible because these four years will go by fast and they will never have an opportunity to get it back. I want to thank Mr. Wright for taking the time out of his schedule to talk with our students.

 

Last Friday our FFA program sold and cooked over 1,600 halves of chicken. The goal for this chicken BBQ fundraiser was to raise $4,000. The proceeds will be donated to Make A Wish Foundation and Children’s Hospital. I would like to thank Mr. Brown and Mr. Turner for helping our students run this fundraiser. I am also proud of our students and their selflessness towards these charities. This is just one of the many examples of kindness and charity our students participate in throughout the school year. It is great to know that our school not only teaches the core subjects but also life lessons.

 

Sincerely,
Mr. Scott Minnig, Principal

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Announcements
October 22, 2014

Gatekeepers will be meeting this Friday, Oct. 24th during Redskin Resource.  This meeting is for returning gatekeepers AND anyone interested in learning more about Gatekeepers.

There will be a meeting for any girl interested in playing basketball in grades 8-12 on Thursday after school in room B127.


Attention Cast of the Murder Mystery! After school rehearsals will start Monday October 27

right after school in the PAC. They will be after school every Monday,Wednesday, and Friday leading up to the performance. Rehearsals will continue during Redskin Resource on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


There will be a meeting Friday at 3:10 in the large group room for anyone interested in swimming this winter.  Thanks!


8th graders attending the DC trip, there will be a brief meeting in the LGR on Thursday immediately following announcements.  If you’re unable to attend, see Mr. Johnson in room B118.


On Saturday, October 11th, 8th grader Leo Blevins was struck by a car. As a result, he was life-flighted to Children’s Hospital in Columbus where he remains in critical condition.

In response, 8th graders at Wapakoneta High School have decided to hold a fundraiser to help alleviate medical costs for his family. We will be selling “Believe in Blevins” t-shirts, sweatshirts, and hoodies that incorporate #70- his jersey number.

If you are interested in buying a shirt, please pick up an order form from the main office, fill out the attached order form with your payment, and return it to Kathleen Pellington’s mailbox at Wapakoneta High School. Donations may be sent to the same location. All order forms are due no later than Tuesday, October 28th. Thank you for your support, and remember to believe in Blevins!


Today is the next turn in day for our Fundraiser.  Remember money goes towards Prom and Graduation.  Today is “Double Bonus Wednesday”.  If you turn in 6 sales today, you can get double the number of entries into the drawing. Go Skins!!!


Wapak students watch your home mail for yearbook information regarding ordering your 2014/2015 copy.  


French Club meeting this Friday, October 24th at 7:30 am or 2:50 pm...turn in bulk candy orders with money!


Seniors, If you have a 3.5 GPA, in the top 15% of your class, and have an ACT of 26 or higher, apply for the Jack Kent Cooke scholarship--it is on the Guidance Office bulletin board.

If you are doing the Voice of Democracy speech, plan to stay after school on Tuesday, October 21 to practice your speech with Mrs. Epperly.

Eighth Graders, The Partriots' Pen Essay contest is available to you.  This is an easy way to improve your writing skills and maybe earn some money.  Applications are on the Guidance Office bulletin board.

Love to read?  Has a book really affected your outlook on life or taught you a valuable lesson?  If so, consider entering the Letters About Literature Contest.  Information is on the Guidance Office bulletin board.

The next ACT is Saturday, October 25.  Be to your testing location no later than 7:30.  The next ACT is December 13--deadline to apply is November 7.


The first quarter comes to an end this Friday, October 24.  Be sure to get your work done to establish the best grades for this grading period.


Congratulations to the 8th grade football team on their 32-26 win over Van Wert.  They ended the season undefeated, 8&0 and 8th grade football WBL champions.  Great job on an outstanding season.  


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