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South Students Receive Kids Power Bands through UNICEF

Mrs. Selfridge's and Mrs. Wittman’s classes (2 nd  – 5 th  grades) have Kids Power Bands. To get these bands Mrs. Selfridge applied through UNICEF. The kids have to walk 2,400 steps to earn power points. When the . . .

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Western Plains JH Track

Western Plains Junior High track started Monday, March 20. Our first track meet is at Jetmore on  April 4, 2017 . We've been working a little towards track but our first official after school practice started on Monday, March . . .

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WP 8th Grade Take 1st at Sacred Heart Scholars Bowl

On February 23, 2017 the Western Plains Junior High participated in the Sacred Heart Invitational Scholars Bowl at Ness City. There were a total of seven schools that attended, including Healy, Sacred Heart/DC, Ness City Public school, . . .

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Western Plains South Elementary Learns about Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream

  During  January 18 through January 20 , Western Plains South Elementary grades 2-3 were working on a Martin Luther King Jr. project. They made flip books, watched videos, and even watched some of his famous speech, . . .

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Western Plains South Elementary Students Make Bread and Butter

On January 31, 2017, the Western Plains South Elementary grades second through fifth grade participated in a project involving Kansas Day. They completed a project involving making bread and butter. All of the students got to help make . . .

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Western Plains South Elementary Visit Boothill Museum

On January 24, 2017 Western Plains North and South elementary grades 3-5 went to Dodge City and toured the Boothill Museum. They went because Boothill provides free school tours near Kansas Day. Kansas Day is January 29th.  The students . . .

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Western Plains JH Create Dream Bedrooms

In Mrs. Mauch’s Studies Skills class, the students are creating their dream bedrooms. First, Mrs. Mauch had us draw a map of what we want our room to look like. Then we had to draw a scale map of how big it was and how big . . .

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Western Plains Healy Junior High Cheerleaders

The Western Plains Healy Jr. High cheerleading squad consists of 4 cheerleaders from Healy: Amy Roberts, Regan Redburn, Dale Honstead, and Harli Roberts, and 3 members from Western Plains: Alana Strickler, Taylor Culver, and Tristan Morgan. . . .

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Western Plains Healy junior high teams win tournament

Western Plains Healy girls win at Healy:   On Saturday, December 3, the Western Plains Healy girls basketball team won first at the Healy Jr. High Invitational Basketball Tournament 2016. There was a total of four teams . . .

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WP Engineering Club builds turkey traps

In November, the 2nd and 5th at Western Plains South did a project called turkey traps. They did this project for engineering club. They used different materials laid out on a table like newspaper, boxes, string, toothpicks, and aluminum . . .

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Western Plains South Flat Stanley Project

The Western Plains South second and third grade class and their teacher, Mrs. Wittman, have been doing their Flat Stanley projects for a couple of weeks now. They have sent out all of the Stanleys and are beginning to receive pictures . . .

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Lane Scott visits Western Plains elementary

Bob Venters and Nate Burns, from Lane-Scott Electric in Dighton, visited Western Plains South on Monday, November 7 th,  to discuss electric safety and demonstrate how dangerous electricity can be.  They met with 4 th . . .

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Western Plains Engineering Club

Western Plains South Elementary has started an engineering club.  This program is a lot of hands-on science and math projects that teach 21st century life skills like communication and teamwork. Engineering club includes grades 2-5 and . . .

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Junior High Scholars Bowl Update

Monday, October 31, the junior high scholars bowl team traveled to Healy to participate in their first scholars bowl meet of the year. There were two teams that participated from Western Plains. The varsity team went 4-3 and the junior . . .

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Western Plains students attend pumpkin patch

On Tuesday, October 25, 2016, the Western Plains elementary went to the pumpkin patch in Hays. South and North preschool - 5th grade went to the Pa’s Pumpkin Patch in Hays. The students went into a corn maze and decorated a pumpkin. . . .

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Bazine Fire Department teaches Western Plains South Elementary about fire safety

  On Monday, October 17, 2016, the Bazine Fire Department came to Western Plains South to talk to the kindergarten though fifth grade about fire safety. Stan Erb, from the fire department, put together the program.  Stan and . . .

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Presenter from Exploration Place Brings Science to Western Plains

Patrick Jenkins works as an educator at the Exploration Place in Wichita Kansas. He works to get kids more interested in science and to show a different point of view on science.  He recently came to Western Plains and talked to grades K . . .

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