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WHS Scholastic Art Award Recipients

WHS Scholastic Art Award Recipients

Lauren Elliott, Guest Writer

April 17, 2019


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  Students from Wayzata High School were recognized for their talent through the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, announced on January 19th.   According to the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards’ official website, there are 29 categories of art and writing.   Senior Isabella Hackley...

WHS Efforts to Improve Suspension Practices

WHS Efforts to Improve Suspension Practices

Joe Kottke, Editor-in-Chief

April 17, 2019


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  Mental Health Coordinator Amy Naleid and Behavior Specialist Rebecca Boggs have been collaborating on a districtwide project to help assist teachers in understanding mental health and the climate of Wayzata High School.   According to Naleid, this project is part of an effort to improve...

A New Take on Vaping

A New Take on Vaping

Joe Kottke, Editor-in-Chief

April 17, 2019


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  “This campaign is different from any project that we’ve ever done,” said Partners in Prevention (PIP) Director Alison Wobschall.   In addition to the traditional poster-based campaign, PIP created a mailable pamphlet: “we sent out a vaping brochure to every high school household....

Working to Close the Opportunity Gap with Technology

Working to Close the Opportunity Gap with Technology

Zaid Elbaroudi, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019


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  Wayzata High School has recently purchased hotspots for students to use at home with their school iPads. The idea, which was proposed by Associate Principal Tyler Shepard, was approved in November. According to Shepard, it is “a big step towards closing opportunity gaps.”   Most schools...

Transferring Schools: What Does it Take?

Transferring Schools: What Does it Take?

Sean Carroll, Senior Staff Writer

February 28, 2019


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  Transfer students can have a tough time adjusting to Wayzata High School, and not for the obvious social reasons. “Many students that transfer attended a school that operated on a traditional schedule. Therefore, if they enter the school year during the middle of the year they will have earned...

All That Jazz: WHS Theater’s Chicago

All That Jazz: WHS Theater’s Chicago

Faizaan Amanat, Senior Staff Writer

February 27, 2019


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   The 2019 Oscars were disappointing, so it’s best to turn back the clock and go to a time when Oscars meant something. In 2003, Chicago, a film based on the play of the same name, won best picture. And in 2019, the Wayzata High School theater threw their hat in the ring and made their own...

Speech Tournament Leads to Virtual Day for Students

Katie Lins, Design Editor

February 27, 2019


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  Wayzata High School will be hosting the Minnesota State Speech Tournament on Friday, April 12th. Students will have a “virtual day” on Friday instead of attending school.   “The digital day will be expected of all students. All teachers will be providing a valuable lesson to engage...

Celebration of Diversity Through Art

Celebration of Diversity Through Art

Lauren Lubenow, Senior Staff Writer

February 27, 2019


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  Last Thursday, students of all grade levels came together to put on the annual Shades of Brown performance. Singing, dancing, and spoken word are just a few of the different ways students expressed themselves during the show.   Created to honor Black History month and to help students acknowledge...

School Cancellations: “we don’t take the decision lightly”

Jo Hoagland, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019


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  District officials were repeatedly faced with the question of whether to cancel school throughout the month of February due to cold temperatures, ice, and snow, according to Wayzata Superintendent Dr. Chase Anderson.   “We don’t take the decision lightly; it’s a big decision to close dow...

School to Work Informs “about the expectations of the real world”

School to Work Informs “about the expectations of the real world”

Gloria Akosa and Kelsey Deering

February 27, 2019


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  School for Wayzata High School students will not be held on Friday, April 12th, according to Media Center Specialist and Organizer for High School Integration Tina Christopherson. This is because Wayzata High School will be hosting the Minnesota State Speech Tournament on that Friday; several...

Got Game: Wayzata High School Video Game Design Finalists

Got Game: Wayzata High School Video Game Design Finalists

Joe Kottke and Ingrid Sund

February 26, 2019


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  According to STEM Fuse, “Got Game” is an annual game design competition. Students from fifth to twelfth grade can submit video games designed using Construct or Scirra.   In the 2018 competition, three Wayzata High School Students were named finalists: Freshman David Stafford, Senior Joshua ...

2019-2020 Registration Guide

2019-2020 Registration Guide

Lauren Lubenow, Senior Staff Writer

January 23, 2019


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  Registration is happening now. You have from now until February 4th to register for the 2019-2020 school year. Registration happens on Skyward using your ISD email and password. The registration guide can be found on your school iPad as an application.   There are nearly 90 pages of courses...

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