Scott Minnig

Will Snyder
Assistant Principal

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7:00 am - 3:45 pm

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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.


Mr. Scott Minnig, Principal


November 20, 2014

Wapakoneta High School is hosting a Financial Aid meeting in the Large Group Room on Monday, November 24, during conferences.  We will also have a handful of college representatives here to answer questions.  Please come and join us with your parents.  It's the first night of parent-teacher conferences.

A reminder to teachers that the Secret Santa questionnaires are due Monday at conferences. There will be a green crate where teachers can put their forms in the cafeteria or put them in Mrs. Welch’s mailbox. Then we will draw names Tuesday during the day.

Reminder to 8th graders attending the DC trip; the buses will leave at 5:45 tomorrow morning, please plan on arriving at the high school at 5:15 and assembling in the cafeteria.  If you have any last minute questions, stop by Mr. Johnson's room, B118 today.

We will be having Thanksgiving Turkey Bowls today with Turkey and Gravy over Mashed Potatoes.  What are you thankful for?

Book Fair is Coming This Week!!

​It will be Thursday, Nov 20, Friday, Nov 21, Monday, Nov 24 and Tuesday Nov 25.  The Hours on Thursday, Friday and Monday will be 8:00 am - 2:30 pm.  Also on Monday, we will be open in the evening from 5-8 pm.  Tuesday, we will be open 8:00 am - 8:00 pm.  Come and see all the new books available.​

"This Saturday, the award-winning collegiate a cappella group Ottertuned will be hosting a workshop and joint concert for Wapak students in grades 6-12. Please attend the FREE concert at St. Paul UCC at 6:30 PM to hear music from the TV show "The Sing-Off," the popular movie "Pitch Perfect," and new a cappella originals! This concert is one you won't want to miss!"

There is a creative writing contest available ... you get to be principal for a day and make any change that you wish to school.  See the Guidance Office bulletin board for more information.

The Optimists' oratorical contest is open to YOU!  All grade levels welcome to apply.  Details are on the GO bulletin board.

There is also a Noon Optimists' essay contest available to all grade levels.  Come into the GO to get a copy of the essay contest.

A few summer camp ideas are available in the GO.  See your counselor to get camp forms and/or ideas about summer 2015!

God, Flag, and Country speech contest is now available for anyone age 15 or lower.  Forms are available in the GO.  Get yours today.  Mrs. Epperly will help you design your speech and practice after school.  The contest will be held February 22, 2015, locally.

Letters about Literature are still available on the GO bulletin board.  all grade levels may apply--get yours today.

Grades 9-12, don't forget to order your yearbook before prices go up in a month.  Mr. Johnson has extra order forms if you need one, stop by his room, B118.


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