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Holocaust Survivors share their stories March 25 at WPS

Wahoo hosts George Elbaum & Peter Metzelaar for 10th-annual 'Week of Understanding' assemblies


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Holocaust Survivors' stories to be shared March 26 on WPS P-LC stage

Wahoo hosts special guests Peter Metzelaar and Hazzan Michael Krausman in 9th-annual 'Week of Understanding' event

"My mother and I slept together in a bed that was inside a closet. I remember lying in that bed trembling in fear at times." -- Holocaust Survivor Peter Metzelaar. On Tuesday, March 26 , Wahoo Middle and . . .

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2018 Veterans Day Assembly

WHS & BNHS come together to honor our local heroes

"Never give in -- never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the . . .

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Speakers share powerful message

Holocaust survivors Rita Rubinstein & Kitty Williams tell their stories @ WHS on Mar. 21 (videos posted)

Last Wednesday, Holocaust survivors Rita Rubinstein and Kitty Williams headed to Wahoo’s Performance-Learning Center to tell their powerful, first-hand accounts of survival. Rubinstein is originally from Romania, where her . . .

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Solo artist Todd Green featured in Oct. 16 'Live from Wahoo' assemblies

International musician takes students on around-the-world tour with 30+ instruments

LIVE FROM WAHOO! International Music . . . 30+ Instruments . . . One Solo Artist . . . TODD GREEN Monday, October 16, 2017   ||   WPS Performance-Learning Center Elementary . . .

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Holocaust Survivors to share their stories March 29

2017 Holocaust Survivor guests Sonia Warsawski and Robbie Waisman
Sonia Warshawski & Robbie Waisman take the WPS stage to teach first-hand history to 6-12th graders

On Wednesday, March 29 , middle and high school (grades 6-12) students will have the opportunity to personally meet and hear the life stories of Holocaust Survivors during a Week of Understanding event co-sponsored by . . .

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2016 Veterans Day Assembly

Wahoo High and Bishop Neumann once again join forces to honor those who fight for freedom

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” --John F. Kennedy Wahoo High School recently observed Veterans Day on Monday, November 14, . . .

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Child Holocaust Survivors featured in next 'Live from Wahoo' assemblies

Sami Steigmann & Magda (Perlstein) Brown share their stories to 6-12th grade students on March 30

For the 2015-2016 school year, the ESU2 Distance Learning Cooperative has initiated Live from Wahoo,  an annual series of extraordinary student enrichment and professional development events. The next Live from Wahoo event . . .

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2015 Veterans Day Assembly

Wahoo High & Bishop Neumann combine to honor those who fight for freedom

Freedom is never free, and the two Wahoo high schools recently joined forces to honor those who make the sacrifice to protect it. Wahoo High School recently commemorated 2015 Veterans Day on Wednesday, November 11 in a joint . . .

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Accomplished rock and roll band combines music with financial literacy education

Gooding performs Oct. 28 instructional concert for WMS/WHS students

When looking for sound financial advice, who better to call than a member of a rock and roll band, right? Well, while pursuing money management guidance from most rock stars would NOT be a good idea, following the recommendations of . . .

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Holocaust Survivors tell their childhood stories March 25 at WHS

Annual assemblies offer students first-hand accounts of a dark history

We must never forget . . . The Nebraska  Institute for Holocaust Education ( IHE ), Educational Service Units 2 and 17 , and Wahoo Public Schools are pleased once again to partner together in the interest of Holocaust education . . .

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Agriculture takes center stage at PLC

Friends of Saunders Co. 4-H & Extension Foundation hosts community gathering

On Sunday, Jan. 18, Friends of Saunders County 4-H and Extension Foundation hosted a gathering in the Performance-Learning Center to view the movie " Farmland ." Though life throughout Saunders County is heavily influenced by . . .

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WPS to host Jan. 21 assemblies to encourage positive, healthy decisions in a digital world

Lincoln school attorney offers important educational opportunity to students & parents

Like it or not, we live in a digital world, and parents and teachers do their best to stay educated about how children are using technology in their everyday lives . . . no small challenge for those of us raised with . . .

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U.S. Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. to present 2014 UNL Hruska Institute

WHS juniors/seniors will hear nation's judicial leader via live videoconference

The Nebraska State Bar Foundation is pleased to announce that the Honorable John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States, will deliver remarks at the Roman L. Hruska Institute for the Administration of Justice on Friday, . . .

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Dark period of history taught through first-hand accounts of those who lived it

Holocaust survivors tell their stories in dual assemblies, March 5 at WPS

We must never forget . . . The Institute for Holocaust Education (IHE), Educational Service Units 2 and 17, and Wahoo Public Schools are pleased once again to partner together in the interest of Holocaust education to give students . . .

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WHS/BNHS again join forces to honor those who serve

Schools commemorate 2013 Veterans Day with assembly

Wahoo High School recently commemorated 2013 Veterans Day on Friday, November 8 in a joint assembly with Bishop Neumann High School. The annual program, which was held in the Performance-Learning Center, was sponsored by Wahoo High School . . .

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Former sex trafficking victim now helps others

WHS hosts student & community assemblies to bring local/national crisis out of the shadows

The man who sexually exploited Katrina Owens took time to lure her away from family and friends. He began visiting the restaurant where the teen was a hostess. He dropped off gifts and gave her rides. The more attention he gave, the . . .

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Warrior alum shares his mission in district-wide assemblies

Tim Davison teaches students about wildlife, the environment & importance of following your passions

The word ' zoo' is oftentimes used to figuratively describe the school environment (If you've ever been in a middle school, you understand why!). That analogy became much more literal, though, on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, thanks to a Warrior . . .

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2,200+ Nebraska Students Experience Holocaust History First-Hand, from Survivors

Assembly Videos Posted

For the second straight year, Wahoo High School was honored to work with the Institute for Holocaust Education (IHE) and Educational Service Unit #2 in Fremont to host Holocaust survivors Inge Auerbacher (from New York) and Kitty Williams . . .

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Community Schools Come Together to Honor Veterans in Annual Assembly

Student Honor Those Dedicated to Defending Our Liberty & Freedom

Cross-town rivalry was once again put aside on Tuesday, November 13 as Wahoo High and Bishop Neumann High Schools came together for the 2012 Veterans Day Assembly, to honor all servicemen, past and present. The assembly was held at 10:00 . . .

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Couple Shares Story of Living in Japanese Internment Camps

Like other Americans, Saburo Masada vividly remembers Dec. 7, 1941. He and his family were working on a newly purchased farm in California. While taking a break, they turned on the radio to listen to a program. That program was . . .

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WHS Kicks Off NeSA Testing with Staff Flash Mob

Teachers Surprise Study Body with Stage Performance

As a “kick-off” for the NeSA testing to be held for three weeks in April, the staff of Wahoo High School performed a Flash Mob for the high school student body on Tuesday, April 10.   WHS Vocal Music Director Julie Anderson . . .

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Holocaust Survivors Share Their Harrowing Stories with Area Students

Video of Both Sessions Now Posted

She’s a small woman. So when she spoke to students gathered at Wahoo High School, Bea Karp had to stand on a wooden platform to reach the podium. But the tiny woman had a powerful story. A Holocaust survivor whose . . .

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WHS & Neumann Join Forces to Honor Veterans in Annual Assembly

Students Honor Those Dedicated to Defending Our Liberty and Freedom (Video Posted)

Cross-town rivalry was put aside on Thursday, November 10 as Wahoo High and Bishop Neumann High Schools came together for the 2011 Veterans Day Assembly, to honor all servicemen, past and present. The assembly was held at 9:30 a.m. in the . . .

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School/Community Welcome Home Heros of the 623rd

Local National Guard Unit Returns from 1-Year Afghanistan Deployment

On Thursday, October 28, 2010 the community of Wahoo, Nebraska gathered to send off their own Nebraska National Guard Unit 623rd Engineering Company. Under the direction of Company Commander Capt. Chris Pelchat, 162 men and women boarded . . .

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"One Person Can Make a Difference"

WHS Students Offered Suicide Prevention Skills Retraining

“One person can make a difference and that one person could be you.”   This was part of the message shared with Wahoo High School students during a recent suicide prevention skills retraining activity.   The two-day . . .

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2010 Olympic Bobsled Gold Medalist Visits WPS Students

Nebraska Native Curtis Tomasevicz Shares His Story & Encourages Students to Find Success & Remember Their Roots

“My mom wouldn’t let me get a Nintendo!” These lamenting words opened the presentation of Shelby, Nebraska native Curtis Tomasevicz , member of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Gold Medal Bobsledding team, whose mother pushed him to be . . .

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Governor Heineman Joins Wahoo Public & Bishop Neumann in Honoring Veterans at Annual Assembly

Streaming Video of 2009 Program Posted

Veterans Day: a day to remember those who fought for our country. Veterans are the ones who put their lives at stake for our freedom. Sometimes veterans do not receive the gratitude and recognition they deserve, but that was not the . . .

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WPS Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr./Black History with School-Wide Assembly

Program Features Lively Music, Drama, and Dramatic Readings

Click the following link to view photos from the assembly:   MLK Jr./Black History Assembly “Living the Dream” . . . that was the main theme of the day at the Martin Luther King, Jr./Black History school-wide assembly on . . .

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WHS/Neumann Join Together to Honor Sacrifices of Veterans

Secretary of State John Gale Speaks at 2008 Veterans Day Assembly

Wahoo High School recently commemorated Veterans Day on Tuesday, November 11 in a joint assembly with Bishop Neumann High School. The program, which was held in the Wahoo High School gym, was sponsored by Wahoo High School’s Honors . . .

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WHS & Bishop Neumann HS Join Forces to Honor Veterans at Annual Assembly

2007 Veterans Day Assembly Held November 8

  On Thursday, November 8, Wahoo High School joined forces with Bishop Neumann High School for the first time to honor local veterans at the 2007 Veterans Day Assembly. As veterans from Wahoo VFW Beaver-Bartek 4502 and . . .

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r5 Strikes a Chord with Wahoo Middle and High School Students

The January 10 Assembly Caused Students to Laugh, Listen, and Cry during an Important Message

On January 10, 2007, Wahoo Middle and High School students gathered in the gym for one of the most meaningful assemblies yet. Mike Donahue of r5 Productions brought energy and humor to the stage that got his message across . . .

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District Pauses to Pay Respect to Those Who Have Sacrificed for What Many Take for Granted

Nebraska Attorney General Provides 2006 Veterans Day Message, Honoring All Who Serve

Local veterans were honored by Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning as he spoke during this year's Wahoo High School Veterans Day Program, held on November 10 at 10:00 a.m. in the WHS gymnasium. "We cannot forget those who died so . . .

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WPS Holds Assembly in Recognition of Veterans Day

Honoring Those Who Served, Continue to Serve, and Those Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice

The annual Veterans Day Program was held on Friday, November 11, at 9:00 a.m. in the Wahoo High School gymnasium. This year's guest speaker was Lieutenant Colonel Tom Brewer of the Nebraska Army National Guard. The program began with . . .

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Guest Speaker Teaches Compassion for Others and the Ability to Overcome All Obstacles

    The power of believing was the inspirational message that coursed through the crowd on Monday, October 3 in the WHS Little Theatre, as both high school and middle school students listened intently to the sad, yet . . .

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Wahoo Public Schools honors one of Its own

Governor Heineman attends assembly in his honor

'I am very, very proud to call Wahoo home.' Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman took some time to return to his roots on Wednesday, September 21, 2005. On this day, the proclaimed Dave Heineman Day, he visited the town of Wahoo . . .

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