Freshman English students created editorial cartoons as part of a unit on graphic novels.
Thought Bubble | Misuse of Accelerated Reader could kill love of reading
After being absent for a few years, USD 329 is bringing back the Accelerated Reader program for grades K-5. This program is good both for the reading incentive for younger grades and for the STAR exams that evaluate the students’ reading and math levels. Although the program’s return won’t affect high school students, even the best readers greeted the news with a sort of PTSD.
Thought Bubble | Student panel an opportunity to share small-school perspective
Senior AJ Grutsch attends a student-lead panel discussing student issues on a variety of topics for the Safe and Supportive Schools Conference in Manhattan.
Thought Bubble | Girls wrestling deserves fair treatment at tournaments
Girls wrestling is a new program to WHS, and it’s only existed in Kansas for a few years. Despite the local support and enthusiasm our team has enjoyed, there are some glaring differences in fairness between boys and girls at tournaments.
Thought Bubble | Snowpocalypse or dusting: district should set us free
I think we can all agree that snow days are our favorite part of “school” in the winter. However, with a new superintendent, the real question is will we get as many snow days as we deserve, or will he force us to walk to school through the snow... uphill... both ways.
Thought Bubble | Christmas season starts when I say it does
Finally, Christmas is here! Or is it? Payton Wurtz gets to the bottom of the official start of the season.
Thought Bubble | Panel discusses district culture, achievements
Last week, students, community members, several district teachers and one school board member joined reporter Patrick Richardson from the online publication the Sentinel for a roundtable discussion about USD 329’s academic successes.
‘Rooted in Christ’ student club an opportunity to strengthen faith
Three students founded a new student club, “Rooted in Christ,” with hopes that girls at Wabaunsee High School, who want to grow in their relationship with God, will join in trying to make the school a more positive place.
Seniors offer advice to underclassmen
As we prepare to graduate and enter the real world, the seniors of the Charger staff have been reflecting on our time in high school and all the wisdom we’ve gathered over the last four years.
Thought Bubble | MLK Jr. legacy more complicated than we were taught in grade school
Monday was Martin Luther King Jr. day, which is great because we didn’t have school, but it’s also great because we got to commemorate a great man. Wabaunsee, like most schools in the area, observes the holiday, and several teachers include King’s works in their curriculum, but general knowledge of King’s legacy is still often insufficient.