Wyandotte High School

School Highlights 2016 - 2017

  • Apple, Inc. recognized Wyandotte High School an Apple Distinguished School for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence.  This is the sixth year In a row that they have bestowed this honor on the school.
  • The graduating class of 2017 earned over 16 million dollars in college scholarship money.
  • The graduating class of 2017 obtained 3050 college credits before graduating from high school.
  • 2016-2017 marked the 19th year Wyandotte High School has been structured in a small learning community approach to high school focused on personalized learning for all students.
  • Two Wyandotte graduating seniors were recognized as Kansas State Career and Technical Education Scholars.  Only 44 students statewide where recognized by the Kansas State Department of Education for this honor.
  • A student in the Foundations of Applied Skills and Technologies (FAST) Small Learning Community travelled to Washington D.C. to represent Kansas in the National Speech Competition for Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG).
  • In partnership with KU Medical Center and the Health Careers Small Learning Community, Wyandotte High School celebrated its fifth full year of implementing a School Based Health Center known as the BullDoc at Wyandotte to provide free medical services to all Wyandotte Students.  The BullDoc also provides mental health and prenatal care for students.
  • Each of Wyandotte’s small learning communities have collaborated with community partners to create industry specific advisory board for curriculum and program development, to serve as mentors for students, and to develop internships opportunities for students and teachers.
  • Students in the Global Engineering and Technology Small Learning Community participated in the DLR Innovation Challenge held at the Kansas Association of School Boards Convention in Wichita, Kansas.
  • A major telecommunications company partnered with students from the Performing Arts Community to create and produce a media broadcast.
  • Students in the Health Careers and the Public Service Small Learning Communities partnered with the Kansas City Kansas Fire and Police Departments to conduct a Mock Emergency Response Event on Wyandotte’s campus.
  • The Wyandotte Jazz Band played for the National Association of State Board of Education (NASBE) at the American Jazz Museum.
  • Students in the Hospitality Community partnered with the Nutritional Services Department to host the Kansas City Kansas Public School’s Taste of 500 event to provide students districtwide an opportunity to sample and vote on new menu items for school breakfast and lunch menus.
  • The Writing Center tutored over 450 students and supported the writing of scholarship essays.
  • Students in the Public Service Small Learning Community participated in a Mock Trial at the Kansas City, Kansas Courthouse in partnership with CenturyLink and Stinson Leonard Street Law Firm.
  • Students from the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Small Learning Community advanced to the Youth Entrepreneurs Semi-Finals Big Idea Competition.
  • Wyandotte Link Crew Leaders hosted Shadow Days for all 8th grade students from Central and Northwest Middle Schools.
  • Students in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Small Learning Community developed virtual reality field trip projects to the Quindaro Ruins, the Brown v Board of Education Historic Site, and to the historic John Brown Museum, and presented them to representatives of the Mozilla Foundation, the Lean Lab and other community partners.
  • Students from the Global Engineering and Technology small learning community participated in the Cerner Tech Impact Program and earned semester long internships at Cerner Corporation.
  • The Wyandotte Music Department in the Performing Arts Community participated in the KSHSAA Regional Music Festival.  Students received Superior 1 and Excellent 2 ratings for their individual and group performances.
  • Health Small Learning Community students have been accepted into a summer internship at KU Medical Center where they will focus on medical research in community health.
  • Students from the Public Service Community spent time with the Honorable Justices Marla Luckert and Carol Beier of the Kansas Supreme Court to learn about their experiences and career opportunities in the legal field.
  • Students in the Hospitality Community have secured internships with the district’s Nutritional Services Department to assist with the school’s Breakfast in the Classroom program.
  • Students in the Hospitality Community have designed the business plan for and opened a student-run spirit store for Wyandotte High School called the Dotte Shop.
  • Students participated in the metropolitan area iBuild workshop and worked with Turner Construction at Wyandotte High School for a hands-on interactive learning experience.
  • ESL students in the Visual Arts Community demonstrated their writing and art skills by producing two editions of their inaugural student newspaper.

Wyandotte's Mission Statement

The mission of Wyandotte High School is to educate, empower, and encourage all learners, so that they may create a better tomorrow for themselves and our community.

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Washington High School

School Highlights 2016 - 2017

172 students in the graduating class
519 total college credits earned
21 students graduating Diploma+

Choir
Our primary highlight was getting the first large group state I rating for Washington choirs in 15 years.  We also got a I at state solo and small ensemble contest at Emporia in May.

Band
Jazz Band  KCKCC Jazz Basically Basie Competition Outstanding Ensemble

Concert Band  Excellent Rating at KSHSAA State Large Group Competition

Marching Band:  

1st Place Circle City Classic- Indianapolis, Indiana  next school year the band gets to perform at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

3rd Place Martin Luther King Grande Band Competition, Houston Texas

Athletics
Individual - Isaiah Vigil, senior, selected as a 2017 Kansas City Star Scholar Athlete.

Track - 2 athletes qualified for the Annual Kansas Relays, 12 track and field athletes will be competing in Wichita for the KSHSAA State Track & Field competition.
 
Wrestling - 1 senior state qualifier

KCAL co-champions in Boy's Basketball & Baseball
4 seniors have signed letters of intent for college athletic

JROTC
2 members of the graduating class will be committing to the Armed Services and one staff member who is currently serving.

2016-2017 KCKPS District Literacy Festival
Washington High School placed 2nd in the overall district level competition (included representatives from the Battle of the Books Team, Debate, and Poetry Teams

Math
Math club was formed with its own website and student run

Various field trips for engineering, art museum etc were organized for club members.

KC Prep math competition

33 participants

14 medals (team and individual)

  • District Math relay

number of students participated :

49 participants, 30 medals (15 individual, 15 team)

We tied with Sumner and received Gold level in overall achievement at Math Relays.

Changes this year:

  • Quiz every friday in math classes.
  • MAP test given three times a year and growth measured over time from beginning to end of the school year.

Science

First annual Science fair was organised at WHS

About 250 science projects were displayed. Except some seniors who are taking college classes all the students participated. Pictures are on WHS facebook.

Middle schools were invited to visit.

Mayor was very impressed and mentioned that in social media.

Students were divided into various areas of research and displayed their findings ranging from topics like energy, cell phones, Rocket fuels, manufacturing organic cosmetics, agriculture and medical sciences.

  • Students have shadowed various departments at providence.
  • Students have worked with universities in planting and maintaining plants and trees around the building.

This building report card is a brief summary of how your school and students are performing and the impact of your local school improvement plan. However, it should not be used as a single source to judge students or school accomplishments. No single report can tell the whole story of a district's or school's education program. This report card does not provide information about curriculum, teaching methods, special programs, the "climate" of your school or the performance of individual teachers or administrators.

In addition, this report card is not a way of "rating" or "ranking" schools. Because of the distinct community and student characteristics, direct comparison between schools or districts are invalid. Rank-ordering school districts or schools is a clear misuse of the information. Rather, the information should be used to access local strengths and weaknesses based on past performance and to plan program improvements.