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Thriving against the odds: Western Plains celebrates 15 years

RANSOM & BAZINE- From facing hardships that come with small schools and wanting to keep school pride, Ransom High School and Bazine High School decided to become one unified school district in 2004. This school district would come to be . . .

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USD 106 enrollment is up

    We are excited and proud to report that the district enrollment of Western Plains USD 106 has increased substantially, according to the official enrollment numbers taken by the state on September 21st.     . . .

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Parents Right to Know

Please click  here  for the updated Parents Right to Know document.  Parents Right to Know

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Western Plains journalism department wins statewide publications contest

The Western Plains High School journalism department has won first place in a statewide sweepstakes contest hosted by the Kansas Association of School Boards and KansPRA, which stands for Kansas School Public Relations Association. From . . .

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We are now a FEE-FREE school!

HAVE YOU HEARD?? Starting this year, Western Plains is a FEE-FREE* school. That's right- you will pay zero book rental fees, zero supply rental fees, zero uniform fees, zero any fees! Now an excellent education is even more affordable. . . .

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School board to discuss reorganization of district

There are possibly some big changes coming for the Western Plains school district that are being discussed in the upcoming board meeting, which will be held on April 10. These changes could possibly reconfigure which school building . . .

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Cofer recognized at KU Honors Banquet

Western Plains senior Rachel Cofer was honored by the  University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment at an awards reception held on Wednesday, September 28th at Dodge City High School.  Cofer was among 83 high . . .

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USD 106 has the following items for sale- Gallery 1

The following items are for sale. If you would like to make an offer on an item please call the school at 785-731-2352 and ask to speak to Ann Colling or Mr. Jones. There are even more items for sale- to see ALL items, go under the . . .

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USD 106 has the following items for sale- Gallery 2

The following items are for sale. If you would like to make an offer on an item please call the school at 785-731-2352 and ask to speak to Ann Colling or Mr. Jones. There are even more items for sale- to see ALL items, go under the . . .

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USD 106 has the following items for sale- Gallery 3

The following items are for sale. If you would like to make an offer on an item please call the school at 785-731-2352 and ask to speak to Ann Colling or Mr. Jones. There are even more items for sale- to see ALL items, go under the . . .

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It's Fall Homecoming Week at WP!

Western Plains High School will observe its spirit week and fall homecoming throughout the week of Sept. 19 through Sept. 24.  The theme, chosen by the WPHS Student Council, is “Bringing Back That Old Time School . . .

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School Supply Lists

The following links will take you to the school supply lists of all the buildings in our district. Please contact the school office with any questions you may have. WPHS Western Plains North Elementary Western Plains South . . .

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Notice of Special Meeting

Special Meeting  --- official release Western Plains U.S.D. NO. 106 Board of Education Special Meeting Tuesday, June 28, 2016 7:30 P.M. Library of Western Plains High School Ransom, Kansas   . . .

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Southern Coffee County Honor Flight Information

RANSOM- Three Western Plains students are preparing for the Southern Coffee County Honor Flight departure on April 13.  Once again, Mrs. Debbie Hagans will be guiding students as they travel to Washington D.C. with . . .

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Western Plains Wins Mascot Mania!

The final numbers are in, and it is official- Western Plains is the proud winner of the Mascot  Mania competition! Mascot Mania is a statewide competition that was hosted by KAKE TV out of Wichita and  Wichita State . . .

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It's Back to School at Western Plains!

It’s August, and that means summer is nearing an end and school is back in swing. The 2015-2016 school year kicked off at Western Plains on Thursday, August 20th. The Bobcat students were greeted by many returning teachers, several new . . .

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Exciting Changes Coming to the Western Plains Pre-School

Some new and exciting changes are taking place this year at Western Plains in the pre-school department.   Western Plains will continue to offer free pre-school education at a high level. This year, pre-school is going to be . . .

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Information Regarding the New School Year

As we gear up for the new school year, here is some important information, including a letter from the superintendent and school fees. A hard copy is also being sent out to each student via mail. Fees Letter from . . .

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School Carnival Thank-Yous

Thank you to everyone who helped donate for the Spring Carnival, and to all those who supported it in other ways. There was a great turnout and a great time was had by all! One of the main organizers of the carnival was South . . .

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Rec Commission Purchases New Lighting for Basketball Courts

Thanks to the Western Plains Recreation Commission, the basketball courts outside the high school have recieved a boost. The organization donated money to have all the lights replaced and put on timers. Lane Scott Electric Cooperation . . .

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Computer Lab Sees Update

RANSOM- The computer lab at WPHS has recently undergone a major change; 16 brand-new iMac computers have replaced the exisiting iMacs, which had been in the lab for a number of years. According to superintendent Roger Stumpf, it was time . . .

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Wind Turbine Up and Running

  RANSOM- After three years of anticipation, the WPHS 2.4 Wind Generation is now up and running. The school purchased the generator with grant money from Wind for Schools, which was created by Westar Energy.      . . .

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Flax honored by KSHSAA Clinic

The 2014-2015 school year KSHSAA Coaching Clinic was held Topeka, Kansas August 7-8. Head volleyball coach, Pat Flax was a speaker at the clinic. There were nine other volleyball speakers at the event. Seven of the ten speaks were from each . . .

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WPHS Raises Money, Awareness

     Western Plains superintendent Roger Stumpf is pictured participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on the first day of the new school year on Thursday, August 21st. The volleyball team at WPHS is doing a fundraiser . . .

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Seniors Lead into New Season

by Jennifer Potter, WP Cat Tracks

Football Season. This is the two word phrase that almost 90% of Western Plains boys both anticipate and dread. Football season marks the beginning of a type of brotherhood. Each boy practices and pushes themselves while encouraging teammates . . .

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Elementary Students Meet AR Goal

contributed by Denise Gross, compiled by Madeline Withington The entire faculty at Western Plains North Elementary would like to congratulate all of the Kindergarten through Fifth Grade students for accomplishing their goal of earning 50 . . .

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Ready, Set, Act!

Forensics has officially began for the 2012-2013 school year. After a long wait, the students with their drama experiences can finally smell Forensics in the air.   At Western Plains High School, many talented students look . . .

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DCCC/FHSU Merger Could Affect WPHS Students

    Preparing for the future takes lots of work, stress, time and education. Western Plains High School provides great opportunities to get their students ready for college, by offering college credit classes. We are able to . . .

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Catch LIVE Bobcat Basketball Action Online TONIGHT @ www.openspacessports.com

You can now watch exciting Bobcat basketball from the comfort of your own home! All WKLL league basketball tournament games will be streamed live on www.openspacessports.com Once on the website, there is a tab called "View Online . . .

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2013-2014 Basketball Schedule {Updated}

2013-2014 Basketball Schedule Dec. 6- Golden Plains ..... HOME Dec. 9-14- Purple & Gold Tournament... Trego Dec. 19-Bucklin..............HOME Dec. 20- Cheylin.............HOME Jan. 7- @ LaCrosse Jan. 10- @ . . .

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Basketball Resumes at WPHS

Following a much-needed break for students, faculty, and athletes, the second semester at Western Plains has officially resumed and the Bobcats are excited to get back on the court for some basketball action. On the girl’s side, the . . .

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WP Lucky to Have Committed Athletic Trainer

Good coaches and committed athletes are essential to a successful sports program. However, there is another person who is essential in the health of a team, and Western Plains is extremely fortunate to have a fantastic athletic trainer who . . .

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Cultural Exchange and Life-Long Relationships

Consider hosting a foreign exchange student

Have you ever considered hosting a foreign exchange student?  No?  Maybe you should give it some thought.  If you ask someone who has hosted a student you will hear a great story.  If you have room in your house and . . .

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