Benji Nelson's slam dunks spur poetic inspiration
Wahoo 4th grader gifted autographed basketball after composing a poem sparked by her favorite Warrior on the court
Wahoo Elementary 4th grader Amelia Gigstad likes to write poetry, play basketball, and watch Wahoo Warrior Basketball games.
Mr. Fangman also purchased a basketball and WHS Peyton Lewis wrote Amellia's poem on the ball, and made a drawing on the ball of Benji slamming home a dunk. Benji autographed the basketball with a personal inscription to Amelia that thanked her for her support.
The attached video shows Amelia reading her poem and being presented with the ball.
Former astronaut brings space to community, encourages students to dream big
Duane "Digger" Carey helps kick off District's new "Space in the Community" program
"I would like to thank Dr. Josh Snyder, Superintendent Brandon Lavely, the Wahoo Foundation and directors Eric Gottschalk and Bill Reece, Astronaut Digger Carey, the Space Foundation crew and everyone else that came . . .
Young artist's work highlights Wahoo Elementary School theme for this year
WMS 8th grader Cash Brigham's talents are "above and beyond"
WAHOO – Paintings of planets on display in a gallery in downtown Wahoo caught Wahoo Elementary Principal Ben Kreifels’ eye this summer. Even before he knew who painted them, he knew he wanted to use them to highlight the . . .
Wahoo Elementary posts virtual 2021 Spring Concert: "Campfire Songs!"
2nd and 3rd graders kick off summer break with popular tunes
The 2nd and 3rd graders at Wahoo Elementary School are ready to kick off summer break with their program "Campfire Songs!" Take a walk down memory lane with classic songs such as "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" . . .
Wahoo Elementary posts virtual 2021 Spring Concert: "We've Got Rhythm and More!"
4th/5th grade students create digital program that is "anything but ordinary"
“We’ve Got Rhythm and More!” A unique year has given way to a very unique program. This year’s Wahoo Elementary 4th & 5th grade program was anything but ordinary! This year’s theme is . . .
Wahoo Elem. wipes out COVID's 'Bah Humbug' with virtual Holiday Concert
Kindergarten & 1st Graders take to the stage for video performances of 2020 program 'The Night Before Christmas'
Wahoo Elementary Kindergarten and 1st grade classes kicked off the Holiday season last week by recording their program, The Night Before Christmas. Each cohort was able to record their performance at the WPS Performance-Learning Center. . . .
Wahoo Elementary Library receives generous donation in memory of Rosemary Koranda
Memorial gift used to share her passion for reading and science with students
English novelist William Godwin once said, “he that loves reading has everything within his reach.” Educators and parents appreciate the profound truth of those words, and do everything they can to instill a passion for . . .
Dr. Oxygen brings science to life for Wahoo Elementary students
PTO sponsors 'Comedic super hero scientist' Tim Gilloon's science parties
Why does dry ice appear to produce smoke when added to water? Why does a bottle of Coke explode when you drop in a little white mint? Is it possible to hang out inside a bubble? If only we had a comedic super hero scientist to help us . . .
Wahoo Elementary experiences NED's Mindset Mission Assembly
Students learn about importance of positive mindsets
NED : N ever give up, E ncourage others, and D o your best! These were the three messages presented to students during NED’s Mindset Mission Assembly. All students in preschool through 5th grades attended the . . .
Four Wahoo Elementary students selected for 2019 NE Children's Choir!
Students to perform among 350 peers from across the state
Congratulations to Hadyn Feilmeier, Jonathan Johnson, Adyson Kadlec, and Riley Scott for being selected for the 2019 Nebraska Children's Choir ! This Nebraska Children's Choir , sponsored by the Nebraska Music Education . . .
Wahoo Elementary attends 2019 Plum Creek Children's Literacy Festival
K/1/2 students meet famous children's authors/illustrators at annual event organized by Concordia University
“Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift.” –Kate DiCamillo (American children’s author) Nobody needs to be convinced of the importance of . . .
Creativity dominates 2019 Culture Day celebration
WHS students & elementary Spanish buddies engage in day of activities supporting cultural education & appreciation
This year´s Culture Day celebration was full of stations to engage the elementary kids. All of the activities that were planned for the students were hands-on and encouraged each and every student to participate. The stations consisted . . .
5th grade beginning band instrument showing scheduled for Tues., Sept. 11
Parents encouraged to attend 7 p.m. meeting in Performance-Learning Center
The 2018-2019 Beginning Band Instrument Showing will be held on Tuesday, September 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the Performance-Learning Center. All students and parents interested in 5th grade band are encouraged to attend. If your . . .
Great Western Bank offers generous donation to Wahoo Head Start
Students each gifted 5 new books
On Tuesday, Jan. 30, we had a great event in Head Start! Thanks to a generous donation from Great Western Bank, all 39 children in Head Start received five new books to take home and keep. Parents are encouraged . . .
Wahoo 5th Grade Teacher awarded 2017 VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award
Mrs. Rezac wins local & regional competitions; advances to state
Congratulations to Wahoo Elementary 5th Grade Teacher Verna Rezac: recipient of the 2017 Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award ! The VFW launched this award in 1999 to recognize classroom teachers for . . .
Staff/students mourn loss of Mason Triplett
Wahoo Elementary 5th grader fondly remembered for his kindness, fun-loving nature, and contagious smile
A tragedy at the intersection of 23rd and Chestnut Streets has claimed the life of Wahoo Elementary 5th Grader Mason Triplett, a student who always had a contagious smile on his face . . . a student who has, over the years, brightened the . . .
Miss Nebraska visits Miss Richard's 2nd grade students
Sara Hollins reads to students & encourages them to never give up on dreams
Miss Richards' 2nd grade students recently welcomed 2016 Miss Nebraska Sara Hollins to their classroom. Hollins, an Omaha native who was crowned as the new Miss Nebraska back in January, read the book Oh, the Places . . .
Elementary students build skills during Science Olympiad
Four Wahoo students attend annual experience at Midland University
Two elementary school students sat on the rubber floor inside of Hopkins Arena at Midland University and dropped pennies into a makeshift boat made from a small square of tinfoil. Asher Endorf, from North Bend Central, counted . . .
5th grade treks to Lincoln for spring field trip
88 students enjoy Sheldon Art Gallery, Memorial Stadium & Valentino's
What a perfect day for a trip to UNL! All 88 Wahoo Elementary 5 th grade students headed to Lincoln on April 21. Next, we walked to Memorial Stadium for the big tour. We were able to see the weight room, where . . .
Wahoo Elementary student named finalist in zoo poster competition
Havlovic's artwork selected among top 19 out of over 2,800 submissions!
Third graders from Wahoo Elementary participated in the Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium 's 2014 Poster Contest. Students were asked to design a poster on 12" x 18" paper that reflects their favorite zoo experience. Overall, over . . .
10-year-old back in the saddle after horse injury
At 10, Jack Berggren is an experienced hand with horses. He knows the joy of riding, the thrill of competing and the daily work of caring for horses. Jack also knows the injury horses can cause. “He became interested in them . . .
Mrs. Beaver Rocks!
Westroads Mall Awards WPS Kindergarten Teacher with $500 Gift Card
One of our own has been named "Favorite Teacher" in the 2013 Celebrate Teachers program, sponsored by Westroads Mall in Omaha. In recognition of National Teacher's Day on May 7, Westroads Mall awarded Mrs. Andrea Beaver, a kindergarten . . .
Mrs. Beaver's Kindergarten Class Shares Reading Skills with Care Center
Residents Enjoy Story Time with Students
Mrs. Beaver's kindergarten class recently took some time in the afternoon to go read to some of the residents at the Saunders County Care Center. Each child took a few books to read. The kids had a great time and are excited to . . .
NE First Lady Holds Story Hour with Wahoo Elementary Students
Other Nebraska Schools Join Feb. 27 Event Via Video Conferencing Technology
The letter A is for Arbor Day in Nebraska author Rajean Leubs and illustrator Sandy Appleoff's Discover America State by State Alphabet Series, but it was F for Nebraska's First Lady on February 27 when over 200 elementary students at . . .
Wahoo Native Dean Jacobs Shares World Travels with Elementary Students
PTO-Sponsored Visit Encourages Students to Follow Their Dreams
“Never give up on your dreams!” This was the message from globetrotting photographer Dean Jacobs to students gathered to hear his tales of adventure and exploration. On Tuesday, Feb. 19, Wahoo Elementary was fortunate enough to . . .
Wahoo Native Dean Jacobs Pursues His Dreams by Traveling the Globe
Jacobs Set for Feb. 19 Presentation at Wahoo Elementary
Since 2001, Dean Jacobs has spent four and a half years traversing across the globe exploring over 51 countries on a low budget adventure, propelled by a desire to understand the world we share. Jacobs was born in Wahoo, Neb. After . . .
K/1 Performs "Flakes!" for 2011 Christmas Program
On December 12, the K-1 grades performed their 2011 Christmas program. The Dolce Voce choir started the show off with two familiar songs to get the crowd into the Christmas spirit. They were followed by the Kindergarten class, who . . .
2nd Graders Lift the Spirits of Two Distraught Elves
Students Agree to Write Letters to Santa's Hard Workers
It is tradition that kids all over the world write letters during Christmas. But why are all those letters written specifically to Santa? What about all those little people behind the scenes? Two visitors straight from the North Pole . . .
Three WES 5th Graders Chosen for 2011 NMEA Children's All-State Choir
Students Work with Nationally Renowned Clinician
On November 17, 2011, three Wahoo Elementary students attended the Nebraska Music Educator’s Association (NMEA) Children’s All-State Choir. Kameron Maldaner, Cali Britton, and Emily Obert all participated in this select choir and . . .
Fifth Graders Take "Wiggly" Kindergartners under Their Wings
Students Take Book Buddy Concept to New Heights!
More than just Book Buddies! Mrs. Verna Rezac's fifth graders and Mrs. Kim Thrasher's kindergartners are more than just neighbors this year, they are book buddies. This year their classes are right across the . . .
Wahoo 2nd Graders Enjoy the Great Outdoors
Students Take Field Trip to Camp Carol Joy Holling
On Friday, May 14, the second graders from Wahoo Elementary traveled to Camp Carol Joy Holling near Ashland. Thanks to Camp Carol Joy Holling staff for the fun they provided!
Wahoo 5th Graders Enjoy Field Trip to Husker Nation
Students Visit UNL's Memorial Stadium and Sheldon Art Gallery
The 5th grade classes took a field trip on April 16 to the University of Nebraska to visit Memorial Stadium and the Sheldon Art Gallery. Students saw the weight room, practice facilities, the dining hall, training areas, press box, . . .
Three 5th Grade Classes Travel to Omaha for Apple Store Field Trip
Students Learn Podcasting from the Pros!
The 5th graders of Wahoo Elementary are discovering that podcasting isn’t just for techno-geeks! It really is a lot easier than it looks! Last week, each of the three fifth grade classes boarded a bus and headed to Village Pointe . . .
Wahoo Wrestling Club Earns Sportsmanship Award at Waverly
On Saturday, March 27, the WClub wrestlers competed at Waverly for the Waverly Club Invitational. The invitational was an all-day event that paired wrestlers from towns all around the state. Each year the officials that work for the . . .
Kindergarten and 1st Grade Performs "Home for the Holidays" for 2009 Christmas Concert
Did You Miss the Performance? Watch It Below!
On December 14 the kindergarten and 1st graders performed their holiday concert “Home for the Holidays.” The story is about a family trying to get home for Christmas, but everything is snowed out or closed. They take a magical ride in . . .
Video PSA Created to Help Battle a Disturbing Childhood Hygiene Issue
The Word "Booger" Makes Its Debut on the WPS Web Site
Boogie the Booger teaches little pickers and flickers the healthy way to blow their nose using a Booger Ghost. Boogie knows that most people think that he's gross, and some people even call him a snot. But he doesn't feel bad because he . . .
Wahoo Elementary 1st Grade Teacher Kelly Meyer Chosen as Lincoln Journal Star's A+ Educator of the Week
Meyer Nominated by Parents
Last spring, Ann Crocket nominated Mrs. Kelly Meyer for the A+ educator of the week. Ann said, "Mrs. Meyer is so well loved by her students and their parents that it is only fitting she be nominated by her entire class and their . . .
Three Wahoo Elementary 4th Graders Win Annual Americanism Essay Contest
Schleiger Takes Top Prize
The American Legion Auxiliary of Wahoo, Unit 82, sponsors an annual Americanism Essay Contest, based on a theme announced each Spring. This year’s theme was “Soldiers Past and Present – America Honor Your Veterans.” The local contest . . .
Wahoo 2nd Graders Let Loose with "Moose Song" Entertainment
Juicy Moose Performance Now Live on the Net
These second graders from Wahoo Elementary have enjoyed singing a funny song about a moose who drank a lot of juice. One of the mothers taught them the silly song when she was substituting in music class. They have been singing it since! . . .
Elementary Students Attend Bullying Conference
4th Graders to Share What They Learned in School Skit
“Kids CAN…Stop Bullying!!” was a one-day bullying prevention leadership conference for 4th grade students held on October 16 in Fremont. Six students from Wahoo Elementary’s fourth grade classes attended . . .
Five Wahoo Elementary Students Selected for State Children's Honor Choir
November 15 Concert Sponsored by the NE Choral Directors Association
The Nebraska Choral Directors Association is proud to sponsor the 2008 Sing Around Nebraska Children’s Honor Choir. This event will be held on November 14-15 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts in Lincoln, Nebraska. The choir of 150 . . .
Wahoo Elementary Teacher Chosen as Lincoln Journal Star's A+ Educator of the Week
Mary Larsen Nominated for the Honor by a Former Student
"I'd like to nominate Mrs. Mary Larsen for teacher of the week," writes Christy Zheng, one of Mrs. Larsen's former students. Christy Zheng came to America when she was five years old and was enrolled in mrs. Larsen's kindergarten . . .
MADD Poster Contest Winners Announced
Elementary Students Help Spread Important Message
CONGRATULATIONS to the 2005 winners of the MADD poster contest. Kelsi Anderson was awarded 1st Place, Jesse Dorer was awarded 3rd place, and Haley Jones was given Honorable Mention. This was in the 4th and 5th grade category. There was an . . .
Wahoo Fourth Grader Learns to Overcome Life's Obstacles
Russ Hoops It Up with the Nebraska Red Dawgs
"He shoots! He scores!" the announcer screams over the buzzer as the three-point shot swooshes through the nylon net of the hoop. The player wheels back to his teammates for a couple of high fives before the halftime break begins. . . .
WPS Third Grade Teacher Gets Showered by Her Students
Kids Defy All Odds by Keeping the Secret for Over a Month!
"Love is something you fall into," wrote Hannah S. of Ms. Diane Ray's third grade class. The class designed a book titled "Love Is . . ." with quotes written from her students for Ray to read and enjoy on her surprise bridal shower, held in . . .
New Life Begins in Kindergarten Classroom
Students Observe Hatching of Baby Chicks
Excitement is always present in a kindergarten classroom, but on November 30 the kids in Mrs. Britton's class were more riled up than ever! Despite the coldness of winter, with the new month came new life in the form of eight baby chickens. . . .
Three Elementary Students Place in State Fair Art Exhibit
First, Third, and Sixth Place Ribbons Awarded
Three Wahoo Elementary students have placed in the 2005 Nebraska State Fair Art Exhibit. WES third grader Lindsey H. won the first place ribbon, along with a wooden plaque and a $100 . . .