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New WP TeamMates Program Seeking Mentors

We are excited to inform you that Wauneta-Palisade is beginning the TeamMates Mentoring programing in January 2018. This program is designed to reach our students in grades 5th-7th and provide an awesome mentoring relationship with you. . . .

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Eco-Adventure Opportunity in Cozumel Mexico this Summer

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is seeking adventurers for two international trips in . . .

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Online Classess Available through NCK Tech this Spring

Affordable. Convenient. Online. North Central Kansas Technical College offers online classes as an easy, affordable way to get a head start on college classes while still in high school. The classes available this spring, as well as other . . .

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Winter Sports Pictures on Wednesday 11-22-17

Winter sports pictures will be taken Wednesday, November 22, 2017 starting at 8:00 am MT. Late orders will not be accepted. Forms and money must be turned in at the time the pictures are taken. If you have any questions, please feel free to . . .

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School Picture Retakes

MaKenzi's Photography will be back at Wauneta-Palisade on December 5, 2017 for retakes. More info will be available next week. Retakes will be back before Christmas break!

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School Pictures on October 18

School pictures at Wauneta-Palisade will be on Wednesday, October 18. MaKenzi's Photography from Ogallala will be taking pictures. Order forms will be sent home next Monday. Contact either school office with questions. 

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Influenza Vaccination Clinic

Influenza Immunization Clinic to be held at Chase County Fairgrounds 4-H Exhibit Hall on September 30 th  from 8:30-11:30 AM. Influenza Vaccines will be available for all ages. Insurance billing provided. Drive through available for . . .

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Veterans Honored at WP Homecoming

God Bless the USA and the Wauneta-Palisade Broncos!  Wauneta-Palisade Schools will be honoring all veterans for their service to our country at our Homecoming on Thursday, September 28 with free admission to the football game. Please . . .

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Apply to Attend O'Leary Event in McCook

"You can’t always choose the path you walk in life, but you can always choose the manner in which you walk it." This quote from John O'Leary's homepage shows a snippet of what Wauneta-Palisade students could . . .

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WP Students Experience Great American Eclipse

On Monday August 21, the path of totality of the Great American Eclipse passed through Arthur, Nebraska, and the 7-12th graders of Wauneta-Palisade were there to experience it. 

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WP & the Great American Eclipse August 21

Dear Parents and Guardians, On August 21, 2017, parts of Nebraska will be in the path of a total solar eclipse.  This is the first time since 1918 a solar eclipse will be visible on a path across the entire continental United . . .

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WP Back in Session

School resumes at WP on Thursday August 17. Welcome back, everyone! School will be released at 1:06MT/2:06CT on both August 17 and 18 so everyone can attend events at the Chase County Fair. 

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Kuhlen, Gaston to compete in NCA All Star Game

The Nebraska Coaches Association Basketball All-Star game is Monday, July 24 at Lincoln North Star High School. The boys game starts at 8, and Coach Kuhlen and Greg Gaston will be there! If you would like to . . .

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Summer Break

Wauneta-Palisade Schools is currently on Summer Break. School will resume for students on Thursday, August 16, 2017. Have a great summer!

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Sandman, Yearous Honored as Big Red Stars

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln honored Nebraska eighth-graders for their academic excellence, leadership and perseverance May 10, 2017 at the Nebraska Union.  Two Wauneta-Palisade Eighth Graders, Haylee Sandman and Payton Yearous, . . .

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WP Earns "Closing the Gap" Award at NRCSA

Wauneta-Palisade Schools was recognized for a special award at the 2017 Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association (NRCSA) Spring Conference in Kearney on March 23. Wauneta-Palisade was awarded with a Closing the Achievement Gap award in . . .

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April Students of the Month

Marlee Kramer (preschool) is a very kind and sweet little girl.  She often demonstrates good manners and is compassionate to her friends and classmates.  Marlee has grown since the beginning of preschool in her willingness to try . . .

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JH Track Team Adding Arapahoe Meet

The JH track team will not be going to the Chase County track meet on  April 27th . Instead, th ey will now be attending the Arapahoe JH track meet on  Tuesday, April 18th .

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NeSA Changes Aimed at Helping Students Become More College & Career Ready

The Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments will have a different look this year. Beginning with the spring 2017 administration, NeSA-English Language Arts (ELA) will be replacing the NeSA-Writing and NeSA-Reading exams and will be . . .

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UNK Offering Summer Science & Society Camps

WP students are encouraged to attend a series of camps put on by the University of Nebraska-Kearney this summer. Camps are offered for students in grades 7-12, range in topics from Health Science, Physics, Astronomy, Engineering, Crime Scene . . .

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Draw Your Dreams Scholarship

Students in grades Kindergarten through 8th should use their artistic skills to show what they want to be when they grow up and to win money!! The Draw Your Dreams Scholarship contest asks students to create a 9"x12" landscape . . .

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Leaders in Training Camp Open for Applicants

The Leaders in Training (LIT) program is hosting a camp experience for teens aged 14-18 at the State 4-H Camp at Halsey, Nebraska this summer! The camp will be from May 30-June 2, and will help campers develop leadership abilities, . . .

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Unicameral Youth Legislature

High school students at Wauneta-Palisade are encouraged to apply for the Unicameral Youth Legislature! This exciting opportunity to learn about the job of a state senator in the USA's only unicameral takes place at the State Capitol . . .

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March Students of the Month

WP proudly announces the March Students of the Month for the elementary. Amelia Monnahan, Kindergarten Amelia is a great friend to her classmates.  She is genuine, upbeat, and always has a smile on her face.  . . .

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WP Wins MCC Interhigh Day

As if you didn't already know, our students at WP are awesome! Their collective performance at Interhigh Day at McCook Community College on Wednesday March 15, 2017 earned them the title of Division 3 Champions! Schools are split into . . .

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Gilded: Prom 2017

The Wauneta-Palisade Junior class is hosting "Gilded" on Saturday the 18th of March 2017  at the Wauneta Community Center.    A schedule for the night follows: Meet at . . .

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Blood Drive at Wauneta-Palisade

Come give blood at Greg Gaston's Scholarship Blood Drive on Tuesday March 14 in the Wauneta-Palisade High School gym. It's easy and convenient. It only takes about an hour to give whole blood. You will get juice and cookies! :)

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2017 Spelling Bee Results

Congratulations to the WP Spelling Bee winners in 2017! At the 2017 Bee, WP's Matthew Allen won 1st place in 2nd grade, Ayden Baker brought home 2nd place in 1st grade, and Erika Rahn earned 3rd place in 3rd grade.  . . .

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5th & 6th Grade to Sing National Anthem

The 5th & 6th graders will be singing the National Anthem at the high school basketball games on February 10. The games start at 3MT/4 CT, but they will not be singing until right before the girls' varsity game. Students . . .

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February Student of the Month

Congratulations to Mesa Cox and Jacob Blackman for being honored as the February Students of the Month!  Mesa Cox, daughter of Matt and Camie Cox, is the Wauneta-Palisade Elementary Student of the Month for grades PK - 1 . . .

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Why I Want to Go to College Writing Contest

The Omaha Storm Chasers and Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg are sponsoring the 15th annual "Why I Want to Go to College" writing contest. Seventh and eighth grade students are encouraged to apply by Friday, March 17, . . .

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Tuesday RPAC Boys Basketball games postponed

Due to the weather, Tuesday's RPAC basketball games in Paxton have been postponed to Wednesday January 25. 

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Pink Out on February 10, tshirts available to order!

Show your support for all who have been affected by cancer on February 10th by wearing your pink out t-shirt and/or wearing as much pink as you can to the high school basketball games in Wauneta vs. Maywood/Hayes Center. All t-shirt . . .

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Potato Bar at Perkins Co. Basketball Games

The Perkins County freshman class is serving a baked potato bar at the basketball game versus WP on Friday January 13. $5.00 buys a loaded potato, drink and dessert. 

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Start time changes for basketball games

We have changed the order of junior high games for the next two home games.  Also, we have changed the start time and order of the game next  Tuesday, January 17th:    JH Basketball games on  January 10th . . .

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WP 4th graders to take NAEP Assessment

Students in the fourth grade at Wauneta-Palisade will be taking the National Assessment of Educational Progress on February 8. Testing will take place in the library at 9:50CT. It is very important for all students to attend this day!  . . .

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No School PK-6 on November 30

There will be no school for students in grades PK-6 on Wednesday, November 30. Teachers will be alligning curriculums in PLCs on this day. 

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Ryan Sothan addresses WP Students

Ryan Sothan of the Nebraska Attorney General's office addressed students at WP on November 3. His presentation informed students about the importance of prudent digital citizenship. Sheri Hink of the Wauneta Breeze wrote an article about . . .

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Winter Sports Pictures

Winter Sports pictures will be  Monday, November 21st . Brooklyn will be here to start at  2:00MT .  Coaches will distribute picture forms  on Monday the 14th .  

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December Calendar Changes

The 5-12 Christmas Concert will now be held on  Monday, December 19th at 6pmMT.   We will have a JV and Varsity Boys only basketball game in Cambridge on  Tuesday December 20th  with JV starting at  . . .

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Red Ribbon Week

Next week, November 8-11, WP will be taking part in a week long, district wide program called Red Ribbon Week. Students and staff are encouraged to support a healthy, drug free lifestyle, and are also encouraged to particpate in the dress up . . .

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Lifetouch Picture Retakes

Lifetouch picture retakes will be on Wednesday, November 2. Picture envelopes are available in both school offices. You must bring back pictures you had taken the first time. If you have not had them taken, you need a picture envelope and . . .

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Early Outs Scheduled for Wauneta Power Outages

Due to scheduled power outages in Wauneta, WP Schools in both Wauneta and Palisade will have early outs on Thursday October 20 and Friday October 28. School will be dismissed at 1:06MT/2:06CT on both days. A shortened day scheduled will be . . .

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PINK OUT on October 21

WP is hosting a PINK OUT! At the volleyball and football games versus Hitchcock County on Friday, October 21 we will show our solidarity, celebrate and remember as we raise awareness for breast cancer. Help us PINK OUT on October 21!

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Advice for Seniors

Seniors! Watch the following video to learn what you should be doing  right now  to prepare for your future!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnaOK1Z28Xw

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Homecoming Tailgate

The WP Homecoming Tailgate party will be in the gym in Wauneta on Thusday, October 6 at 6MT. Football and volleyball players and cheerleaders all need to bring a dozen cookies each, and $10 if they haven't paid already. All Bronco family . . .

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WP Honoring Veterans at Homecoming

Wauneta-Palisade Schools will be honoring all Military Veterans at our Homecoming on Friday, October 7 prior to the 6MT/7CT kickoff    at the football field in Wauneta. We will be honored by your presence . . .

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Homecoming 2016

October 3-7 will be the dates for the 2016 Wauneta-Palisade Homecoming Festivities. This year, the WP StuCo has selected "Fabulous Fifties" as the theme. On Monday, we'll kick off the week by dressing in the theme: Fabulous . . .

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Juniors and Seniors to College Fair

The W-P juniors and seniors will be traveling to McCook High School on September 27 to attend a college fair. The bus will be leaving the school in Wauneta at 7:00 am mt/8:00 am ct. They should be back to the school in Wauneta at . . .

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Picture Day September 26

Lifetouch Pictures is coming to both attendance centers on Monday, September 26 to take school pictures of all students. Order forms were sent home with students, and can also be downloaded here:  Elementary Picture Order Form . . .

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No School Date in October Changes from the 3 to the 6

Due to a planned power outage in Wauneta on Thursday, October 6, there will be NO SCHOOL for students on this day. Teachers will have a professional development day in Palisade.  Because of this no school day, WP Schools WILL now . . .

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PTO meeting September 15

The Wauneta-Palisade PTO will be having a meeting at the school in Palisade on September 15 at 6:00MT/7:00CT. Everyone is encouraged to attend and help out with this worthwhile group!

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September School Board Meeting

The Wauneta-Palisade Board of Education will meet on September 15th, 2016 at the school in Palisade. A Budget Hearing will take place at 6:00pm MT/7:00pm CT, and the Regular Board Meeting will begin at 6:15pm MT/7:15pm . . .

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September Lunch Bills

School lunch bills will be mailed on September 15 this month. 

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High School football kicks off versus Leyton this Friday

The WP football team starts the season this Friday with a contest at Leyton High School in Dalton, Nebraska. The game kicks off at 2MT, so the football players are dismissed at 8:15 and leave at 8:30. Good luck, Broncos!!

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High School volleyball at Hitchcock Tournament

The Wauneta-Palisade volleyball team will play in the  22 nd Annual Hitchcock Co. Volleyball Invite on Saturday, September 10, 2016. Other teams participating are Hitchcock County, Arapahoe, and Maywood-Hayes Center. WP has . . .

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High School Volleyball Opens at Paxton Triangular

The Wauneta-Palisade High School volleyball team opens their 2016 campaign on Thursday, September 1 at a triangular in Paxton. The girls are dismissed at 2:50, and the bus leaves at 3:00. Games will be played in this order: #1 - . . .

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Nebraska Risk and Protective Factor Student Survey (NRPFSS)

Wauneta-Palisade students in grades 8, 10, and 12 will be taking the Nebraska Risk and Protective Factor Student Survey on September 14 during their regular Social Studies class. The NRPFSS is made up of multiple-choice questions. Topics . . .

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Back to School Open House

Wauneta-Palisade Schools is hosting a Back to School Open House at the Palisade Attendance Center on Tuesday, August 16 from 6:30CT-8:00CT. A free meal of hotdogs, hamburgers, and watermelon will be served, and the PTO will be providing ice . . .

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Congrats to the Class of 2016

Wauneta-Palisade will hold commencement exercises for 14 seniors on Saturday, May 14. Graudation is at the Wauneta-Palisade High School gym in Wauneta, and starts at 10:30 MT. Congratulations, Broncos, and good luck in your next adventure. 

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Athletic Banquet May 17

It is time again to gather together in support of the student athletes of Wauneta-Palisade High School.  Help us celebrate the accomplishments and efforts of our children by joining with other parents, family and our athletes for an . . .

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Driver's Education sign up

Anyone that is interested in taking Driver's Ed. this summer should contact the school as soon as possible. Students need to be 14 by the 1st of June. Cost for the class will be $120 due the first class, which will be determined . . .

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Sports Physicals at School on May 12

Physicals for current 7-11th grade students will be offered on Thursday May 12th starting at 8:00 am mt at the Wauneta Attendance Center.  Letters and forms are being sent home with students, any student that is planning on participating . . .

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Kindergarten Round Up

Wauneta-Palisade Public Schools is hosting Kindergarten Round Up on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016. Kindergarten Round UP will be held at the Palisade Attendance Center, and will start at 8:30MT/9:30CT.  Please call 308-285-3219 for an . . .

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Turn in Box Tops for Education

April 29th will be the last day the offices will be accepting Box Tops for Education this school year.  Please turn in all you've collected as soon as possible so we can calculate the class with the most Box Tops and begin planning . . .

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Nebraska State ESU Senior High Academic Quiz Bowl

The WP Quiz Bowl team qualified for State on March 30 after we came out on top of a 3-way tie for 2nd place at the ESU #15 Quiz Bowl competiton in McCook. State Quiz Bowl will take place on Wednesday, April 27th in Holdredge. . . .

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No School April 22

There will be no school on Friday, April 22 for students. Teachers will be having a Professional Development day and will be grading the district writing assessments.

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Erate

ERATE 470 FORM #(​160042188​) REQUEST AND REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL:

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County Government Day

On Monday, March 14, the Wauneta-Palisade senior class participated in County Government Day at the Hitchcock County Courthouse in Trenton. The day, hosted by the American Legion with the help of the Hitchcock County Courthouse staff, gave . . .

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North Platte Inter-high Day Results

On March 16, Mrs. Monnahan and 16 Wauneta-Palisade students travelled to MPCC in North Platte for the annual Inter-High Day Scholastic competition. Students from multiple area schools participated in the event. WP junior Miranda Behrends . . .

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WP Girls Qualify for State Tournament

The WP girls basketball team is the D2-4 District Champion, and now moves on to State Tournament play. The Broncos are the #8 seed and will take on Fall City Sacred Heart on Thursday, March 3 at 8MT/9CT at Lincoln Southwest. The game will be . . .

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Boys to play in District Final Basketball Game

The WP Broncos Boys Basketball team beat all competition in the sub district tournament and are now on their way to the D2-4 District Final game. The game will be played against Giltner at Southern Valley High School next Tuesday, March 1 at . . .

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NeSA Testing Schedule

The NeSA testing schedule for WP 7-11th grades as been created. All testing will take place during periods 2-4 on the specified days below.  11th grade Testing will occur in the computer lab on the 2nd floor on April 13th, 19th . . .

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Girls State Basketball Tshirts

Girls State Basketball tshirts are available for order and orders are due to Michelle Harchelroad by the end of the girls district final game this Friday night. The design for the front of the shirt can be seen below, and the . . .

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2016 Elementary Spelling Bee Results

Wauneta-Palisade hosted the 2016 Hayes County-Hitchcock County Elementary Spelling Bee on Wednesday, February 17. Results for the day follow:  1 st  Grade: Ragen King – 1 st,   Syd Noffsinger – 2 . . .

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RPAC Art Competition

The RPAC Art Competition was held in Cambridge on January 20. Dharma Blake-Cole was WP’s medal winner with her art work titled “Owl.” Miranda Behrends won honorable mention with “Time.” . . .

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16U Club Volleyball Tryouts

Coach Higgins will be hosting a 16 and under club volleyball team tryout for all southwest Nebraska athletes on February 28 at the Wauneta-Palisade High School gym in Wauneta at 1MT/2CT. PLEASE NOTE THIS CHANGE IN TIME.

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Post Prom Meeting

There will be a Post-Prom meeting during halftime at the boys varsity game versus Dundy County-Stratton on Friday, February 19.

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Girls State Interviews

Cornhusker Girls State Interviews will be held on Wednesday, February 24 at 8am MT in the Wauneta-Palisade High School library. Any junior girls interested, please stop in the office and pick up an application. 

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No PK-4 School February 17 as WP hosts Spelling Bee

Wauneta-Palisade schools is hosting the 2016 Spelling Bee for grades 1st – 8th. The Spelling Bee will take place at the Palisade Attendance Center on February 17th. Because of this opportunity to host, there will be NO SCHOOL . . .

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Bronco Pep Rally

When: February 11 at 6:00pm MT Where: W-P Gym What: a Pep Rally as WP wrestlers and basketball players start their district tournaments! A meal for athletes and coaches will begin at 5:30. At 6:00, the fun begins for everyone! . . .

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JH Basketball v. Perkins Co. Postponed

The Junior High boys basketball game versus Perkins County that was scheduled for Monday, February 1 has been postponed due to weather. More information will be released as it becomes available.

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School Released at 11:30MT

Due to the inclement weather, school will be dismissed at 11:30MT today. Students are eating lunch at school. Buses will run accordingly. 

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Trap Shooting Club Informational Meeting

There will be an informational meeting about the SW NE Trap Shooting Club given by Alec McKillip for all 7th through 12th graders in the front lobby of the Wauneta building on Monday February 1 7:00am MT.  Please let Mr. Frecks know if . . .

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Two hour late start January 14

Due to a power outage, there will be a two hour late start on Thursday, January 14. This means no breakfast will be served, no morning preschool, and all buses run accordingly. 

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WP featured on CNN's Student News

Wauneta-Palisade High School is featured as one of the "Roll Call" schools on today's episode of the CNN Student News! Watch this 10 minute version of today's news, and hear the shout out to WP!

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PK-8 Wrestling Program

WP would like to invite anyone in grades preschool through 8th to participate in our wrestling program. There will be a meeting for parents followed by practice on January 7th, beginning at 6:00 MT/ 7:00 CT in the Palisade . . .

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Sports Schedule this Week

On Friday, December 18, WP High school basketball hosts South Platte. JV girls kick off the night's games at 3:00 MT.  On Saturday, our wrestlers compete at Cambridge. That meet starts at 9:00MT. Also on Saturday, the . . .

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Late Start on 12.15

WP Schools will have a two-hour late start on 12.15.15 due to weather. This means there will be no morning preschool and no breakfast services. Buses will run accordingly.

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Voice of Democracy Winners Announced

This November, the Palisade Veterans of Foreign War ( VFW) sponsored the WP High School students in the annual Voice of Democracy essay contest. Each Wauneta-Palisade High School student wrote an essay, recorded it . . .

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Elementary Celebrates Halloween

WP Elementary students spooked downtown Palisade on Thursday, October 29 when they paraded in their Halloween costumes. Local businesses gave out candy, and students entertained patrons as they showed off everything from fairy tutus to witch . . .

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Jostens rep

The Jostens representative is coming to W-P on Thursday, November 5. He will meet with seniors at 8:45 to discuss graduation, and he will meet with sophomores after that to sell them class rings. 

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No School on Friday

All Bronco fans should make plans to go to Cedar Rapids, Nebraska on Friday to cheer on the football team in the first round of playoffs! School is cancelled on Friday to allow people to attend the game. Kickoff versus Riverside High is at . . .

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Homecoming Festivities

The WP Homecoming Tailgate party is Thursday, October 15th at the Ag Shop in Wauneta. Festivites begin at 6 MT with a pulled pork sandwich meal, provided by the Bronco Boosters. Boosters will also be providing drinks and table service, and . . .

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Early Release October 16

School will be released at 1:06 on Friday, October 16th so students and staff can attend the Homecoming games versus Wilcox-Hildreth. We'll follow a shortened day schedule and buses will run accordingly. Kickoff of the football game is . . .

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NCLB Letters

waunetapalisadeschools@gmail.com_20141211_150126.pdf

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Wauneta-Palisade State of the Schools Report

The Wauneta-Palisade State of the Schools Report (SOSR) for 2012-2013 is now available online.  Click on the following link to see the report: WP SOSR .  

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