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Wauneta-Palisade Basketball to Play in Cattletrail Tournament 2022

Dec 5, 2022

On Tuesday, 12/6, WP HS Girls play Decatur Community at McCook HS at 6:30 CT, boys play Hitchcock at 8 CT in the High School.  Games will be on 103.9. On Friday, 12/9, WP HS Girls play at 3:30 CT and boys at 5 CT, opponents TBD.  Student-athletes will be dismissed during lunch and the bus will leave at 12:30 MT. The tournament continues on Saturday with opponents and times TBD.   2022 Girls cattle trail bracket.pdf 2022 Boys cattle trail bracket.pdf

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Infinite Campus Parent and Student Portal

Sep 12, 2022

INFINITE CAMPUS PARENT PORTAL ACCESS Wauneta-Palisade parents and students can use the Infinite Campus Parent or Student Portal to:  •Access assignments and grades  •See attendance records •Print and save schedules, report cards, and transcripts •All of this from any computer or smart phone. To set up your account, email Betsy Johanson at bjohanson@wpbroncos.net or call 308-394-5700.  

New Look for Online Lunch Payment

Aug 22, 2022

New look for Online Payments on Infinite Campus Online Payments has a new look and new functionality. What's changed? When you log into Campus Parent, you will now see a ‘My Cart’ and ‘My Accounts’ option under the Today or Food Service tab. These two features offer the following: • My Cart : Add money to Food Service account(s) with one seamless transaction (simply add all payments to your cart and checkout). • My Accounts : Manage . . .

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No School Friday 5/13/22

May 6, 2022

Students at Wauneta-Palisade Schools have met our Spring NSCAS and MAP goals! Students and teachers set individual and class goals for our NSCAS (Nebraska Student-Centered Assessment System) and MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) testing, and we achieved the marks we set for ourselves, earning Friday, May 13 off from school.    There will be no school for students on Friday, May 13, 2022.   

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Week of 5/2/22

May 2, 2022

Monday, May 2 Junior High Track Meet in Wauneta POSTPONED to Wednesday, May 4.   Tuesday, May 3 Best of the Midwest Track Meet in Sutherland 2:00 mt/3:00 ct.   Wednesday, May 4 Junior High Track Meet in Wauneta rescheduled from Monday, May 2 starting at 9:30 mt/10/30 ct. Kindergarten Roundup in Palisade at 8:30 mt/9:30 ct.   Thursday, May 5 Elementary Careers on Wheels at 12:30 mt/1:30 ct. 6-12 Spring Concert in Wauneta 6:00 mt/7:00 ct. . . .

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Week of 4/19/22

Apr 18, 2022

Tuesday, April 19 Junior High Track Meet at Arapahoe beginning at 12:00 mt/1:00 ct.   Wednesday, April 20 High School Track Meet at Hitchcock County beginning at 9:00 mt/10:00 ct. Student-athletes will be gone all day.   Thursday, April 21 6th Grade Track Meet at Wauneta beginning at 3:30 mt/4:30 ct. Special School Board meeting at 6 mt/7ct   Friday, April 22 District Music at Chase County High School beginning at 9:00 mt/10:00 ct. Please dismiss the band and choir . . .

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NSCAS Growth Tests Grades 3-8

Apr 11, 2022

Students in grades 3-8 at Wauneta-Palisade will be taking the NSCAS Growth assessments on April 25, 26 and 27, 2022.  Parents, you can read more about this from the NDE at this link:  KAP7912_NSCAS_Assessment_Parent_Overview.pdf , or as always, ask your child's teacher or administrator for more info.  

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Lauhead Memorial Open House

Apr 10, 2022

An open house memorial service for longtime Wauneta-Palisade teacher and coach Roger Lauhead will be held in the Wauneta-Palisade High School gym in Wauneta on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 from 4-6 MT/5-7 CT.   

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Week of 4/4/22

Apr 4, 2022

Monday, April 4 Community Facilities Informational Meeting in Wauneta; tours at 5 MT/6 CT, meeting at 6 MT/7CT   Tuesday, April 5 Healthy Habits Day 5th and 6th Graders in Wallace 8:15 mt/9:15 ct High School Track Meet at Dundy County-Stratton 11:45 mt/12:45 ct   Wednesday, April 6 State FFA in Lincoln   Thursday, April 7 State FFA in Lincoln Junior High Track Meet at Dundy County-Stratton 9:00 mt/10:00 ct   Friday, April 8 State . . .

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Week of 3/28/22

Mar 28, 2022

Monday, March 28 Facilities Informational Meeting in Palisade at 6 CT   Tuesday, March 29 FFA Community Visioning 5:00 mt/6:00 ct at the Community Building in Wauneta   Thursday, March 31 PK-5 Concert in Palisade at 6:00 mt/7:00 ct.   Saturday, April 2 HIgh School Track at Sutherland beginning at 8:00 mt/9:00 ct.

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2022 RPAC Basketball Teams

Mar 23, 2022

Congratulations to Peyton Cox, Alexa Sandman, Chloe Stehno, Cali Cox, and Garrett Hanna for being named to the All-Conference RPAC Basketball Teams.  You can check out the full list here:  2021-2022 RPAC All-Conference Basketball.pdf

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Van for Sale

Mar 7, 2022

Wauneta-Palisade Schools is taking sealed bids for the sale of a 2004 Chevrolet Van with 160,000 miles. Bids will be accepted through Monday, March 14, 2022.  Contact Mr. Randy Geier at 308-394-5700 with questions.     

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Week of 2/28/22

Feb 28, 2022

Monday, February 28 FFA Contests at Eustis Read Across America Week: The Sleep Book ; wear pajamas!   Tuesday, March 1 Read Across America Week: Thing 1 and Thing 2 ; twin day! dress like a friend!   Wednesday, March 2 FFA District CDE's at Curtis Read Across America Week: Wacky Wednesday ; let's get silly! wear wacky clothes!   Thursday, March 3 District Speech at Wallace Read Across America Week: Oh the Places You'll Go!; . . .

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National FFA Week at WP 2/21/22

Feb 21, 2022

Monday 2/21/22:  -The kids will wear their chapter T-Shirts.  -We have a district welding competition this day so 13 boys will be gone: Trace Bley, Colby Hoskovec, Wyatt McDaniel, Wyatt Muths, Aidan Kennicutt, Justin Warembourg, Grant Walker, Derik Kennicutt, Cody Holmes, Hunter Miner, Garrett Hanna, Sean Manley, and Trey McCrumb. -We will also have Community Ag Speakers coming in to talk to . . .

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Week of 2/21/22

Feb 21, 2022

Celebrate FFA Week.  Different activities planned throughout the week--see article on FFA Week!   Monday, February 21 Late Start for Students, Professional Development for Teachers Boys D1-11 Sub District at Dundy County Stratton High School in Benkelman.  Wauneta-Palisade vs Southwest at 5:00 mt/6:00 ct.   Tuesday, February 22 With a win on Monday, boys D1-11 Sub District at Dundy County Stratton High School in Benkelman.   Thursday, February 24 Boys . . .

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Week of 2/14/22

Feb 14, 2022

Tuesday, February 15 D2-9 Girls Subdistrict at Wauneta-Palisade is a Dundy County-Stratton forfeit to Wauneta-Palisade.  Wauneta-Palisade automatically advances to the Thursday Subdistrict final.  Paxton will play Wallace at Wallace.  The winner of that game will advance to play Wauneta-Palisade at Wauneta-Palisade on Thursday, 2/17.   Wednesday, February 16 RPAC Speech at Medicine Valley.   Thursday, February 17 State Wrestling at Omaha.  Conner and Cody . . .

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Week of 2/7/22

Feb 7, 2022

  Monday, February 7 RPAC Choir Clinic and Concert at Maxwell.  Concert begins at 6:00 mt/7:00 ct.   Tuesday, February 8 Girls and Boys basketball vs Rawlins County at Wauneta.  Girls JV will be 2 quarters beginning at 3:00 mt/ 4:00 ct followed by 2 quarters of boys JV.  Girls varsity and boys varsity will follow the jv games. Senior night introductions for winter sports, including cheerleaders, wrestling, girls and boys basketball will be between the boys jv game and . . .

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Return to School Plan--Updated February 2022

Feb 1, 2022

W-P Opening plan 2021 .pdf   Return to School Plan  Revised February 2022   This document will be updated by administration as new information is received and changes occur.   Wauneta-Palisade Mission Statement:  Inspiring our youth and expecting results every day   Wauneta-Palisade Public Schools intends to be prepared to meet the health and safety needs of its students and staff during the 2021-22 school year, in light of the COVID-19 . . .

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Week of 1/24/22

Jan 23, 2022

Monday, January 24 RPAC Girls Tournament West Division Quarterfinals at Wauneta with games beginning at 3:15 mt/4:15 ct. Brackets are attached. Wauneta-Palisade vs Wallace at 6:45 mt/ 7:45 ct RPAC Art Exhibit for viewing at Wauneta.   Tuesday, January 25 RPAC Boys Tournament West Division Quarterfinals at Wauneta with games beginning at 3:15 mt/4:15 ct.  Brackets are attached. Wauneta-Palisade vs Maxwell at 3:15 mt/6:45 ct.  RPAC Art Exhibit for viewing at . . .

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Week of 1/17/22

Jan 17, 2022

Wednesday, January 19 RPAC Art Contest in Cambridge FFA District LDE in Curtis (rescheduled from December)   Thursday, January 20 High School Girls and Boys Basketball at Paxton.  2 quarters of girls JV starting at 4:00 mt/5:00 ct followed by 2 quarters of boys JV.  Both JV contests will be in the West Gym.  Girls and Boys Varsity to follow. The JV contests have changed for the game at Paxton.  There will not be a girls JV contest and only 1 quarter of JV basketball for the . . .

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Week of 1/10/22

Jan 10, 2022

  Tuesday, January 11 Junior High Girls and Boys Basketball at Wallace.  1:00 mt/2:00 ct.   Wednesday, January 12 RPAC Quiz Bowl at Hitchcock County (Trenton).  12:00 mt/1:00 ct.   Thursday, January 13 Junior High Girls and Boys Basketball vs Maywood-Hayes Center at Hayes Center.  1:00 mt/2:00 ct.   Friday, January 14 High School Wrestling Duals at Chase County. High School Girls and Boys Basketball vs Perkins County in . . .

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Week of 1/3/22

Jan 3, 2022

  Wednesday, January 5 School Resumes Thursday, January 6 Junior High Basketball vs McCook St Patrick in Wauneta.  Girls start at 1:00 mt/2:00 ct followed by the boys.   Friday, January 7 HIgh School Wrestling at Dundy County-Stratton in Benkelman. High School Basketball vs Hitchcock County in Trenton.  1 quarter of girls JV starting at 3:00 mt/4:00 ct followed by 2 quarters of boys JV.  Girls and boys varsity games to follow.   Saturday, . . .

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Week of 12/20/21

Dec 20, 2021

Tuesday, December 21 2 Hour Early Release Home Girls and Boys Basketball in Wauneta vs Dundy County-Stratton.  No girls JV game, Boys JV is 2 quarters.  The JV start time has been changed to 4:00 mt/5:00 ct.  Girls varsity will begin at 5:00 mt/6:00 ct followed by the boys varsity.   December 22-26 is the NSAA Moratorium.   Monday December 27 and Tuesday December 28 is the Arapahoe Bob Braithwait Holiday Basketball Tournament.  On Monday, December 27 girls play at 4:30 . . .

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Christmas Break 2021

Dec 13, 2021

Wauneta-Palisade's Christmas Break starts on Tuesday, December 21 with a 1:06 MT/2:06 CT dismissal.  School resumes as a normal day on Wednesday, January 5, 2022.  Have a great break, be safe in your travels, and enjoy the time off with family & friends!

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Week of 12/13/21

Dec 13, 2021

6-12th grade students will be taking MAP and/or NSCAS Growth assessments this week!!   Tuesday, December 14 Junior HIgh Girls and Boys Basketball in Wauneta vs Medicine Valley.  Girls A game starts at 1:00 mt/2:00 ct followed by girls B, boys A, and boys B games.   Thursday, December 16 Junior High Girls and Boys Basketball in Benkelman vs Dundy County-Stratton. Girls and Boys games will be played at the same time starting at 2:00 mt/3:00 ct.  Girls A and B games will be played . . .

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How to Deepen Your Relationships With Children

Dec 6, 2021

How to Deepen Your Relationships with Children from Greater Good Magazine December 1, 2021   In 2017, my colleagues and I at Search Institute commissioned  FrameWorks Institute  to ask people on the street what relationships they thought young people needed in their lives, particularly with adults beyond their families. We wanted to understand the gap between their thinking and what research says about the importance of adult-youth relationships. But people were mostly stumped. In fact, . . .

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Week of 12/6/21

Dec 6, 2021

Monday, December 6 Junior HIgh Girls only Basketball in Wauneta vs Perkins County.  A game starts at 2:00 mt/3:00 ct followed by the B game.   Tuesday, December 7 Next Chapter Meetings for high school students Cattle Trail Basketball Tournament in McCook Wauneta-Palisade Girls vs Hitchcock County at 2:30 mt/ 3:30 ct in the senior high gym. Wauneta-Palisade Boys vs Dundy-County-Stratton at 7:00 mt/8:00 ct in the Graff Event Center at MCC.   Thursday, December 9 6-12 Concert in . . .

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Week of 11/29/21

Nov 29, 2021

Monday, November 29 No School--Wauneta Power Outage   Tuesday, November 30 One Act District in North Platte   Thursday, December 2 Wrestling Duals in Maxwell Home Girls and Boys Basketball vs Wallace.  Girls JV 3 quarters starting at 3:00 mt/4:00 ct followed by 2 quarters of boys JV.  Girls and Boys varsity to follow.   Friday, December 3 Hi-Line Wrestling Meet at Elwood 12:00 mt/1:00 ct. Girls and Boys Basketball at Cambridge 4:00 mt/5:00 . . .

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Week of 11/22/21

Nov 22, 2021

Congratulations to Ruel Malcolm, Chloe Stehno, and Peyton Vrbas in their One Act Performance for being named for a Special Acting Award, Honorable Mention RPAC West Division on Saturday.   Tuesday, November 23 Junior High Wrestling at Perkins County   Wednesday, November 24 Early release from school at 1:06 mt, 2:06 ct.  Happy Thanksgiving!   Thursday, November 25 & Friday November 26 No School--Have a grateful Thanksgiving!

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Winter Sports Pictures 11/22/21

Nov 18, 2021

Winter sports pictures will be taken on November 22, 2021. We will start with junior high sports at the beginning of 7th period, then do high school girls, followed by wrestling and high school boys. Order forms will be sent home, and available for download here . Please note that there is a final date of ordering: 12/3/2021.   

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Week of 11/15/21

Nov 15, 2021

Monday, November 15 First day of Winter Sports Practices.     Wednesday, November 17 Sportsmanship and Leadership Summit in Kearney.  They will leave at 5:00 mt and should be back at approximately 3:30 mt.   Thursday, November 18 PK-5 Concert in Palisade 6:00 mt/7:00 ct Southeast CC rep at 2:30 mt   Friday, November 19 JH Wrestling at Southwest 11:00 mt/12:00 ct   Saturday, November 20 RPAC One Act at Southwest 4:15 mt/5:15 ct   . . .

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Week of 11/8/21

Nov 8, 2021

  Monday, November 8 School Board Meeting in Wauneta at 6:00 MT.    Tuesday, November 9 NHS Blood Drive in the Wauneta Gym. Appointments from 11:30-5:00 MT. Call the school to schedule an appointment if you haven't yet!   Wednesday, November 10 FFA CDE's in Curtis   Thursday, November 11 Veteran's Day. Junior High Wrestling in Trenton 12 mt/1:00 ct.  This meet is rescheduled from Friday, November 12.

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November is Career Development Month

Nov 1, 2021

Check out this link from the Nebraska Department of Education about Career Development:  Nebraska Career Development:  An Introduction      Families and mentors are important to preparing students for career success. Discussions should start at a young age. The following skills are essential in all careers, workplaces, and school, too! Check out these conversation starters!

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Week of 10/18/21

Oct 18, 2021

Monday, October 18 RPAC Volleyball Tournament begins.  Wauneta-Palisade will play Maxwell @ 4:30 mt/5:30 ct @ Hitchcock County.  A win will have us in the 6:00 mt/7:00 ct game vs the winner of Dundy County-Stratton vs Hitchcock County.  Please dismiss the girls at 1:45 today.    Tuesday, October 19 RPAC semi-finals, consolation, and championship games will be played at MCC in the Graff Center.    Wednesday, October 20 A trip to the Pumpkin Patch . . .

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Week of 10/11/21

Oct 11, 2021

Monday, October 11 Junior High Volleyball Tournament at Hitchcock County starting at 1:00 mt/2:00 ct.  We play McCook St. Pats in the 2nd match.  Please dismiss the girls at 12:05 mt. Board Meeting in Palisade at 6MT/7CT   Tuesday, October 12 PINK OUT! Junior High volleyball vs Medicine Valley in Wauneta starting at 2:00 mt/3:00 ct. High School volleyball vs Medicine Valley in Wauneta with JV's starting at 4:00 mt/5:00 ct.  The varsity match will follow.   Wednesday, . . .

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Week of 10/4/21

Oct 4, 2021

Monday, October 4 JV Volleyball Tournament at Perkins County     3:45 mt/4:45 ct vs Ogallala     5:00 mt/6:00 ct vs Hershey     6:15 mt/7:15 ct 5th vs 6th and 3rd vs 4th     7:30 mt/8:30 ct Championship Game   Tuesday, October 5 Volleyball Triangular at Perkins County 4:00 mt/5:00 ct      Game 1 Perkins County vs Garden County     Game 2 . . .

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Week of 9/27/21

Sep 27, 2021

Monday, 9/27 JV Football with Southwest 5:00 mt at home.   Tuesday, 9/28 Home Varsity Volleyball only vs Dundy County-Stratton in Wauneta at 5:00 mt/6:00 ct.  Senior Night    Wednesday, 9/29 RPAC Student Council Workshop at MCC.  All Day. Bus leaves Wauneta at 7 MT.   Thursday, 9/30 ASVAB for all juniors; 8-11 am MT. Junior High Volleyball vs Maywood-Hayes Center in Hayes Center at 1:00 mt/2:00 ct.  Includes an A, B, and C game. . . .

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Week of 9/20/21

Sep 20, 2021

Monday, September 20 Junior High Volleyball in Wauneta vs DCS starting at 2:00 mt/3:00 ct. Junior Varsity Football in Wauneta vs Bayard starting at 4:00 mt/5:00 ct.   Tuesday, September 21 High School Volleyball at Paxton playing Potter-Dix in game 2 at approximately 5:15 mt/6:15 ct..  (Game 1 starts at 4:00 mt/5:00 ct with the only definite start time.)  The Consolation Game follows game 2 with the Championship game following the Consolation game.   Thursday, September 23 . . .

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Week of 9/13/21

Sep 13, 2021

  Monday, September 13 JV Football game vs South Platte in Wauneta at 5:00 mt/6:00 ct. WP Board Meeting at 6 mt   Tuesday, September 14 High School JV and Varsity Volleyball vs Southwest in Wauneta at 4:00 mt/5:00 ct.   Wednesday, September 15 ESU 15 Professional Development Day - no school for students.   Thursday, September 16 JH Volleyball and Football in Wallace.  VB at 1:00 mt/2:00 ct.  FB at 3:00 mt/4:00 ct. Dismiss the teams at . . .

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Week of 9/6/21

Sep 6, 2021

Thursday, September 9 Junior High Volleyball vs Southwest in Wauneta 12:30 mt/1:30 ct. Thursday, September 9 Junior High Football vs Southwest in Wauneta 3:00 mt/ 4:00 ct. Thursday, September 9 High School Volleyball Triangular in Wauneta.      Wauneta-Palisade vs Rawlins County at 3:00 mt/4:00 ct      Rawlins County vs St. Francis, KS at 4:15 mt/5:15 ct      Wauneta-Palisade vs St. Francis, KS 5:30 mt/6:15 ct   Friday, September 10 High School Football . . .

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Franklin leave times 9/3/21

Aug 31, 2021

The HS volleyball players and student managers will be dismissed at 10:15MT to leave for games in Franklin on Friday.   Please dismiss the cheerleaders at 11:15 Mt. The HS FB team and managers will leave at 12:45 MT on Friday for the football game in Franklin.   Game times are 3:00 mt/ 4:00 ct for volleyball and 6:00 mt/ 7:00 ct for football. The Franklin Booster Club (FAST) will be feeding the teams and cheerleaders.  They are also offering a Runza Meal Deal at the games for . . .

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Week of 8/23/21

Aug 23, 2021

Activities are finally here for our new school year!   Thursday, August 26: Volleyball at home vs Hitchcock County.  JV starts at 4:00 mt/5:00 ct time, followed by the Varsity contest. Friday, August 27: Football at home vs Silver Lake.  Game time has been changed from 2:00 mt to 6:00 mt/7:00 ct. Saturday, August 28: Volleyball Invitational at Cambridge.  The bus leaves at 5:30 am mt from Wauneta.  Pool play: Wauneta-Palisade vs Cambridge at 8:00 mt/9:00 ct, . . .

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Return to School Plan--Revised August 2021

Aug 15, 2021

W-P Opening Plan 2021  Return to School Plan Revised August 2021 This document will be updated by administration as new information is received and changes occur. Wauneta-Palisade Mission Statement: Inspiring our youth and expecting results every day Wauneta-Palisade Public Schools intends to be prepared to meet the health and safety needs of its students and staff during the 2021-22 school year, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The district will adjust protocols and procedures as needed, to . . .

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Week of 5/10/21

May 10, 2021

  Inspiring our youth and expecting results every day!   Okay, the end is extremely near.  Busy busy week to finish up on, good luck to everyone... shout if you need anything!  What a year it's been, so glad to have a full year almost under our belts!  It's a great day to be a Bronco!     Tuesday - Kindergarten Mother's day tea . . .

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JH RPAC Track moved to 5/13/21

May 7, 2021

Even though we are excited at the thought of rain we are NOT excited to have a meet in it. The Junior High RPAC West Track meet that was supposed to be held MONDAY 5/10/21 has been moved to THURSDAY May 13th at the same time.   

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WP Greenhouse Open for 2021

May 7, 2021

Staff, Students, and Patrons:   W-P FFA Greenhouse is OPEN for Sales!   The W-P Greenhouse is OPEN after school until 5:30 pm CLOSED Sat, May 15 pm MT for W-P Graduation OPEN Sun, May 16th pm 1:30 to 4:30 pm

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Student Vaccination Survey

May 3, 2021

Parents: if you are interested in getting your child (age 16+) vaccinated for COVID-19, please fill out this survey from the Health Department. It will gather the information needed by the Health Department to come to our community to vaccinate.   https://www.surveymonkey.com/ r/YB8F7V6   They can call or email the Health Department with questions.   Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department 404 West 10 th  Street / PO Box 1235 . . .

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Week of 5/3/21

May 3, 2021

It's going to be a fast and furious last two weeks of school, keep your heads above water and finish strong!  Remember, It's a great day to be a Bronco!   The JH track meet scheduled for today has been moved to Wednesday.   Tuesday - Best of the Midwest Invite Track meet in Sutherland.  As of right now it looks like these kids will be participating: Braxton, Grant, Haylee Sandman, Alexa, Cali, and Halle.  This could change tonight though.  I will send a final update . . .

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Sports Physicals 5/4/21

Apr 28, 2021

  The Chase County Clinic will be offering Wauneta Palisade students sports physicals:  When: Tuesday, May 4, 2021 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm MT Where: Chase County Clinic in Wauneta  Cost: $20.00 per student    Parents:  1. Complete the first page (front and back) of the Preparticipation Physical Evaluation form for each child participating in sports next year. (Form included with this note). 2. Send $20.00 and the above form with your child on the . . .

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Week of 4/26/21

Apr 25, 2021

Inspiring our youth and expecting results every day!      Quote for the week:  " People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world,  usually do!"   Have a great week, and be crazy people!   Monday - HS track meet in Cambridge starting at 9mt/10ct.  HS track kids will be gone all day.   Tuesday - PTO meeting in the Wauneta school at 6mt/7ct.   Thursday - FFA Banquet at 6:30MT in the Wauneta gym . . .

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Sealed Bids, due 5/7/21

Apr 22, 2021

The Wauneta-Palisade School has the following for sale by sealed bids:   2003 Chevy Suburban-bad transmission, 193,305 miles, VIN 3GFK16Z73G88493     2008 Chevy Impala-bad transmission, 172,665 miles, VIN 2G1W58K581267327   1999  School Bus- for parts. VIN 1GPHG31RXX1033469   Please send all bids to: Randy Geier Wauneta-Palisade Schools PO Box 368 Wauneta, NE 69045 . . .

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Week of 4/19/21

Apr 19, 2021

Inspiring our youth and expecting results every day!     I liked what Mrs. Hayes shared last week a lot, so I am going to re-share it again this week! “Do what’s best for students and everything else takes care of itself.”   and one other fun one I've heard educators say,  "You can't have a zoo without the animals"     Tuesday - JH Track @ Arapahoe starting at 12:00 MT.  Please dismiss kids at 9:15 for them to leave at 9:30 MT. . . .

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This Week at WP 4/5/21

Apr 5, 2021

Monday - No School Tuesday - HS Track Meet at Benkelman starting at 11:45 MT.  The HS Track team will be dismissed at 9:30 and the bus will leave at 9:45. Wednesday - Para Appreciation day!  Thanks for everything you do for our kids!                     -NSCAS ELA test for 6th, 7th and 8th graders Thursday - JH Track meet at Benkelman starting at 9:00 MT.  Saturday - HS Track Meet at Cambridge . . .

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Class of 2021 RPAC ACT Awards

Mar 29, 2021

Congratulations to Wauneta-Palisade's Lillie Miner and Faith Burton for being recognized for their high ACT scores within the RPAC Conference. Both Miner and Burton received Silver Medals.  The complete list of winners is available here. 

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This Week at WP 3/29/21

Mar 28, 2021

Inspiring our youth and expecting results every day!   State FFA Activities continue this week, good luck kids!   Monday - State FFA Nursery & Landscape students dismiss at 11:16 for lunch & to test (Peyton C., Chase, GraCee, Aidan K.)   Tuesday - State FFA Welding Written Exam students will miss 1st and possibly part of 2nd hour (Trace, Garrett, Derik, Anthony). - 8th grade NSCAS Science Test (during their regular science class)   Wednesday - State . . .

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This Week at WP: 3/22/21

Mar 23, 2021

District FFA kids did great on Monday.   Mr. S will share the results, but it was a great day for the welders!   Juniors hopefully rocked the ACT Tuesday morning, and our band kids are underway with RPAC Band in Trenton!   Wednesday we have a HS track meet in Trenton.  The bus will leave Wauneta at 8:00 MT, so track kids will be gone all day, they will NOT even check in to1st hour. . . .

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This Week at WP: 3/16/21

Mar 15, 2021

Inspiring our youth and expecting results every day   Who said this quote? - " Work hard, stay focused, and surround  yourself with good people ."   Congrats to Olivia and Katlynn on placing 6th at District Speech last week!     Monday - NHS hosting the Red Cross Blood Drive in the Wauneta Gym. - 5th grade will go to Culbertson for Healthy Habits Day.   Tuesday - PTO meeting in Palisade at 6mt/7ct (this meeting will also include our title 1 . . .

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Teaching Positions Available

Mar 11, 2021

Wauneta-Palisade Schools is hiring the following positions for the 21-22 school year: K-12 Music  6-12 SPED 6-12 Science  Interested applicants should contact Superintendent Randy Geier at 308-394-5700 or rgeier@wpbroncos.net. 

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Emergency Broadband Benefit

Mar 8, 2021

Who Is Eligible for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program? A household is eligible if one member of the household: Qualifies for the  Lifeline  program; Receives benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision, or did so in the 2019-2020 school year; Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year; Experienced a . . .

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March 2021 Board Meeting

Mar 3, 2021

The Wauneta-Palisade Board of Education will meet for their regular monthly meeting on Monday, March 8, 2021 at the Wauneta Attendance at 5MT/6Ct. 

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EducationQuest's March 2021 Bulletin

Mar 1, 2021

The March bulletin covers the following topics: · Virtual College Fair is March 2-3 · Wrapping up your senior year · Juniors…it’s time to narrow your college choices. · Campus visits will help you narrow your choices · March 31 is deadline to apply for $500 . . .

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Week of 2/22-26/21

Feb 21, 2021

"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better."   We are not ever going to be perfect, we shouldn't wait until we are really good at something to try it.  Just do the best you can and always strive to do better at your craft as you learn and grow. --------------------------------------------------   Conner wrestled . . .

D2-9 Boys Subdistrict Basketball Tournament 2021

Feb 18, 2021

2021 NSAA Boys D2-9 Subdistrict at Wallace Public Schools Dates:  February 22, 23, & 25 Site:  Wallace High School COVID:  75% occupancy; face coverings required. Stream:  Wallace will stream the games on their Striv channel: https://striv.tv/channel/wallace/   Schedule of games: #1- Monday, February 22: 6:00 CST  Wauneta-Palisade (H) vs. Southwest #2- Tuesday, February 23: 6:00 CST  Wallace (H) vs. winner of Game #1 . . .

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Week of 2/15-2/20

Feb 17, 2021

INSPIRING OUR YOUTH AND EXPECTING RESULTS EVERY DAY!   "Nine-Tenths of education is encouragement" - Anatole France "The thing about limitations is that they are only true as long as you believe in them.  So, instead of believing in your limitations, start believing in yourself." - Jay Shetty   Tuesday - Girls Sub-districts vs. Medicine Valley in Maywood starting at 5:30 MT/6:30 CT. Wednesday - State Wrestling Tournament in Omaha begins for . . .

Never Give Up Shirts

Feb 16, 2021

  NEVER GIVE UP SHIRTS #BARDSLEYSTRONG Stroke Awareness All proceeds go to Tyson Bardsley's medical expenses. Return orders to wp schools offices or Susie’s Creative Stitches by March 1st.   NEVER GIVE UP SHIRTS  Order Form  

Girls Sub District Basketball at Maywood 2/15-18

Feb 11, 2021

The Wauneta-Palisade girls basketball team has earned #2 seed in the D2-9 Subdistrict Basketball Tournament held next week in Maywood.  WP will play Med Valley next Tuesday, 2/16, at 6:30 CT/5:30 MT in Maywood.  With a win, WP would play on Thursday, 2/18, at 6:00 CT/5:00 MT in Maywood.  Updated guidelines from the NSAA allow for 75% of capacity, and all fans need to wear a mask.    Girls D2-9 Subdistrict Bracket NSAA Winter Season Protocols--effective 2/12/21

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Updated NSAA Winter Guidelines--February 12, 2021

Feb 10, 2021

NSAA Winter Postseason Protocols UPDATED: February 10, 2021 Effective: February 12, 2021 As the winter regular season draws to a close, the NSAA calls upon member schools to host sub-districts and districts for the NSAA. In most activities, the team with the highest seed earns the right to host these events. In other activities, member schools volunteer to host. The health and safety of students, staff, and local communities remain the priority of the NSAA. The NSAA is implementing the following . . .

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Random Act of Kindness Week Elementary Coloring Contest

Feb 9, 2021

The WPS Interactors are celebrating RAK week next week with a coloring contest for the Elementary.   Contest Details:  RAK Week - Febr. 15th - 19th, 2021 The Interactors will select a winner from each grade level Please include student first and last name and grade on each entry one entry per student students can choose which page they'd like to color Pictures must be done at noon CT on Thursday, February 18th Winners will be announced on Friday, the 19th - I will deliver prizes . . .

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This Week at WP 2/8

Feb 7, 2021

Tuesday - HS BB vs. Rawlins County in Atwood. This game is NOT open to the public.  Only 2 spectators per participant.  JV girls (2 quarters) starts at 3:30MT/4:30CT followed by JV boys (2 quarters) then varsity games.   Wednesday - FFA District Contests in Curtis.  These students will be gone all day:  Mandy, Rayleigh, Trey, GraCee, Peyton C, Hoyte Tennille, Brianna, Sydnee, Wyatt Mc, Chloe, Cali, Kyle, Peyton V, Amerie, Aiden C, Chase, Derik Allen, Aidan K, Grant, Trace, Colby . . .

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JH Bronco Booster Bball Tournament Rescheduled to 2/20/21

Feb 2, 2021

2021 Wauneta-Palisade Bronco Booster JH Basketball Tourney   Tourney Date: February 20, 2021 Schools: Hitchcock County, McCook St. Pats, Wauneta-Palisade Sites:   Girls will play in Palisade, Boys will play in Wauneta Matchups: Tournament brackets are attached. Times are listed in MT/CT format.  Game 3 may start ahead of schedule. Home Team: The top team in the bracket will be the home team and will wear white uniforms.  Warm-up: All . . .

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February 2021 College Planning Bulletin

Feb 1, 2021

The February bulletin covers the following topics: · Seniors…make sure you complete the FAFSA process · What you need to know about scholarships · Two easy-to-apply-for scholarships from EducationQuest · Save the Date…Virtual College Fair is March 2-3 . . .

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NSAA Winter Season Guidelines, as of 1/28/2021

Jan 28, 2021

NSAA Winter Postseason Protocols January 28, 2021 As the winter regular season draws to a close, the NSAA calls upon member schools to host sub-districts and districts for the NSAA. In most activities, the team with the highest seed earns the right to host these events. In other activities, member schools volunteer to host. The health and safety of students, staff, and local communities remain the priority of the NSAA. The NSAA is implementing the following requirements for host schools of all NSAA winter sub-district . . .

RPAC Art Results

Jan 26, 2021

RPAC Art Show Results: January 20, 2021 Alma, Kim Ritter, kimberly.ritter@almacardinals.org Medal winner: Jonah Felix, “Soft Spoken Girl,” Acrylic 1st Honorable Mention: Madison Korman, “Impatient,” Watercolor 2nd Honorable Mention: Madison Korman, “Alex” Pencil 3rd Honorable Mention: Owen Jackson, “Darth Vader,” White Pencil Arapahoe, Emily Osterhaus, emily.osterhaus@arapahoewarriors.org Medal winner: Josiah Goshert, “Inspiration Portrait,” Graphite . . .

Week of 1/25-1/30

Jan 22, 2021

Monday - NO SCHOOL   - Girls RPAC BB at Wallace.     Tuesday - Boys RPAC BB @ Wallace vs. either MHC or Maxwell. Time TBD.  - Girls RPAC BB at Wallace vs. DCS   Wednesday - FFA Competition Boys RPAC BB @ Wallace vs. MHC at 4:15 CT.   Thursday - Girls RPAC BB @ Benkelman vs. Maywood-Hayes Center at 7:45 CT - HS Wrestling dual @ Medicine Valley   Friday - Boys RPAC BB @ Benkelman. Time and . . .

Pink Out 2021

Jan 20, 2021

2021 Broncos Pink OUT!!  Attached please find the order form for the 2021 Pink Out that we will host on 2/12/21 for the high school basketball games versus MayCenter.  Please contact the school office or Allison Sandman if you have any questions. We hope you'll help join us in the fight against cancer!     Pink Out 2021

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RPAC Basketball 2021

Jan 18, 2021

The RPAC Basketball Tournament will begin on Saturday, 01/23/2021 and conclude on Saturday, 01/30/2021.   Wauneta-Palisade and all west-side teams will play in Paxton on Saturday, 1/23. WP Boys play DCS at 12:45MT/1:45CT in the new gym at Paxton. WP Girls play Hitchcock Co at 2:30MT/3:30CT in the new gym. 2021 RPAC BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT SUPER SATURDAY  Order of Games in Paxton 11:00MT/12:00 CT (Girls Session)  - East Gym: Dundy Co. Stratton (H) vs. Maxwell  - West . . .

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Week of 1/18-1/23

Jan 17, 2021

Wednesday - RPAC Art Contest in Cambridge at 12:30 MT/1:30 CT. - K-6 Spelling Bee in Hayes Center at 12:30 MT/1:30 CT   Thursday - HS BB vs. Paxton in Wauneta. NO girls JV 2 quarters of boys JV will start at 3:00 MT/4:00 CT followed immediately by girls varsity then boys varsity. - Juniors have concession stand   Friday - RPAC Wrestling in Southern Valley starting at 12:00 MT/1:00 CT. - JH BB vs. Hitchcock County in Wauneta starting at 1:00 MT/2:00 CT.   Saturday - . . .

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Week of January 4-9, 2021

Jan 5, 2021

Tuesday - Teacher Work Day.    Wednesday-  School Resumes for students  Thursday - JH BB @ McCook St. Pats starting at 1:00 MT/2:00 CT   Friday - HS Wrestling @ DCS starting at 12:00 MT. - HS BB vs. Hitchcock County in Wauneta. There will be NO JV girls game and only 2 quarters of boys JV starting at 3:30MT followed immediately by girls varsity. NSAA rules have loosened to 50% capacity and it is no longer limited to household members of athletes only. - . . .

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NSAA Winter Season Guidelines, as of 1/4/2021

Jan 4, 2021

NSAA Winter Season Guidelines UPDATED December 31, 2020 Effective January 4, 2021 Circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic are constantly changing and vary from community to community. Difficult decisions will have to be made from week to week or even day to day. The health and safety of students, staff, and local communities remain the priority of the NSAA as we provide opportunities to participate in the winter sports season. Each school has the authority to determine if it will continue to participate in the . . .

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20-21 NSAA Winter Season Guidelines; 12/14/20 UPDATE

Dec 15, 2020

2020-21 NSAA Winter Season Guidelines UPDATED December 14, 2020 Effective until January 4, 2020 Circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic are constantly changing and vary from community to community. Difficult decisions will have to be made from week to week or even day to day. The health and safety of students,staff, and local communities remain the priority of the NSAA as we provide opportunities to participate in the winter sports season. Each school has the authority to determine if it will participate in . . .

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Week of 12/14

Dec 14, 2020

Monday - 6-12 Concert in Wauneta starting at 6:00 MT/7:00 CT.  The Concert will be streamed: https://t.co/6qoSTphP3V   Tuesday - HS Wrestling Tri at Chase County starting at 4:00 MT/5:00 CT.  Wrestlers will be dismissed at 2:15 and leave at 2:30. - JH BB @ Medicine Valley starting at 1:00 MT/2:00 CT.  JH BB bus leaves at 10:30.   Thursday - JH BB vs. DCS in  Wauneta  starting at 1:00 MT/2:00 CT.  Games will be streamed:   https://t.co/6qoSTphP3V . . .

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Week of 12/7

Dec 7, 2020

Monday - JH Girls only BB vs. Perkins County @ Grant starting at 2:00 MT/3:00 CT.  Only 3 household members of each player can attend.  Girls will be dismissed immediately following lunch.   Tuesday - HS BB Cattle Trail Tournament.  Girls play Med Valley at 2:30 MT/3:30 CT at McCook HS.  Boys play Arapahoe at 4:00 MT/5:00 CT at McCook HS.  Household members ONLY can attend.  Gyms will be cleared following each game.  Basketball teams will eat lunch early right after JH and leave . . .

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New Nebraska Career Scholarship at UNL

Nov 12, 2020

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is proud to announce a new  Nebraska Career Scholarships  program: students interested in working where Nebraska needs them most could be awarded scholarships of  at least  $8,000 per year. We are excited about this new scholarship and want to ask for your help in sharing this amazing opportunity with your students! ABOUT THE CAREER SCHOLARSHIP The Nebraska Career Scholarship was created through the Nebraska Career Scholarships Act proposed by Gov. Pete Ricketts . . .

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D-2-2 Volleyball District Final; Chambers-Wheeler Central vs. Wauneta-Palisade

Oct 29, 2020

D-2-2  District Final--Chambers Wheeler Central vs. Wauneta-Palisade Site: Minden High School, 622 W. 3rd St. Date/Time: Saturday, October 31st 2020--Game time is 4:00 PM   CT Home Team: Chambers Wheeler Central Lady Renegades     Visiting Team: Wauneta Palisade Broncos  Band: Please no bands at this contest due to Covid. We are asking all Wauneta-Palisade spectators to park and enter through the South Doors of the High School.  The address is: 622 West 3rd . . .

Wellness in Tough Times Chat Cafe with UNL

Oct 29, 2020

The Wellness in Tough Times Chat Café’ is happening now through December. Wellness in Tough Times Chat Café is a series of anonymous group phone conversations that offer a safe time to share what’s on your mind and connect with other Nebraskans who are facing similar challenges. Therapists from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies will be on the line to help callers work through issues connected to natural disaster recovery and gain skills to improve . . .

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New Tuition Program for the NE State Colleges

Oct 28, 2020

We have some  exciting news  to share! The Nebraska State Colleges have announced a new  Tuition Guarantee  that ensures Pell-qualified Nebraska students can attend Wayne State College tuition-free! The program takes effect in Fall 2021 and applies to returning and new undergraduate students at Chadron State, Peru State, and Wayne State Colleges. “The State College Tuition Guarantee opens doors to students who aspire to earn a four-year college degree, but are concerned about taking on . . .

D2-9 Sub-District Volleyball Tournament October 26th and 27th, 2020

Oct 25, 2020

  TEAMS: Hitchcock County, Maywood Hayes Center, Medicine Valley, Wallace, Wauneta-Palisade  LOCATION:  Hayes Center Public School Monday, October 26th Match #1--Wallace vs Hitchcock County @ 4:00pm ct.  Match #2--Medicine Valley vs Wauneta-Palisade @ 5:30pm ct.  Match #3--Maywood Hayes Center vs winner of match 1 @7:00pm ct.    Tuesday, October 27th D2-9 Sub-District  Championship @ 6:00pm ct.  . . .

RPAC West Volleyball 2020

Oct 14, 2020

2020 RPAC Volleyball Tournament - West Day 1 RPAC VB West 1st Round, Monday, October 19, 2020.   Schedule: 4:30 MT/5:30 CT - #7 Dundy County-Stratton vs. #2 Wauneta-Palisade (H) 6:00 MT/7:00 CT - Winner game 1 vs. #6 Hitchcock County - High seed will be home    Home team will be on the west bench/side of the net, visitors on the east bench/side of the net   Unloading: You may unload your team in front of the main entrance on the east side of the school.   . . .

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When Do Teens Feel Loved by Their Parents?

Oct 2, 2020

Check out this article, " When Do Teens Feel Loved by Their Parents? " by   Maryam Abdullah , a developmental psychologist at UC Berkley. How much teens feel loved depends on their interactions with their parents, a new study suggests.

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Volleyball Live Streams

Sep 21, 2020

Our game vs. Paxton will be streamed on Tuesday 9.22:  https://striv.tv/ channel/paxton/   Brady will stream ALL games on Saturday 9/26 since no fans are allowed:  https://www.youtube. com/channel/ UCVFj94LRdO3Xo0OH5zt4unA/

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Game Protocols Amidst COVID-19

Sep 2, 2020

Covid Game protocols Volleyball: Before/after the game: No spectators, parents, or fans will be allowed on the court before or after the game.   After the game athletes and coaches should talk briefly if necessary, then go directly to the locker room. There should be no physical interaction between teams after the game   Everyone will enter through the main gym entrance.  All athletes, coaches, and spectators will have a . . .

On To College with John Baylor ACT Prep Program

Aug 7, 2020

Our school partners with  OnToCollege  to strengthen our students’ college and career readiness culture through effective test prep (grades 6-12) and college counseling tools. Together, our mission is to help create two- and four-year college graduates with minimal debt. OnToCollege video test prep courses have a proven track record of increasing ACT/SAT scores and scholarship dollars for students. We will offer the course in school leading up to the test. Students can also use any of the additional resources . . .

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Student Check-In

May 11, 2020

  STUDENT CHECK-IN 2020 Students will check in all school materials and equipment the week of May 18.  This includes all classroom materials, assignments, books, library books, etc.  Chromebooks and IPads will be brought in; please wipe them down and clean them up before turning them in. Also if you are having any trouble with your device please attach a note so it can be fixed.   Tuesday, May 19-- Students with last name beginning A - L from 8:30 - 1:00 (local time) . . .

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2020 RPAC ACT Awards

Apr 21, 2020

Congratulations to Wauneta-Palisade's George Cordell Lee and Austen Rozelle for being recognized by the RPAC for excellence on the ACT. Lee was awarded a bronze medal and Rozelle a silver medal for their scores on this test.  ACT Recognition Honoree Medal Criteria: --all students listed are in the 12th Grade --award level is based on ACT composite score with the following levels: Bronze medal—awarded to a student achieving a score of 24, 25 or 26 Silver medal—awarded to a student . . .

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WP Continuity of Education Plan

Apr 2, 2020

Wauneta-Palisade Educational Continuity Plan Last Modified March 31, 2020   Overview & Purpose The mission of Wauneta-Palisade School is “Inspiring Our Youth and Expecting Results Every Day.”  We will continue to do everything we can to carry out that mission and ensure that learning continues even in these unprecedented times and the event of long-term school building closure.  In order to achieve this we will continue to provide access to teachers and curriculum so that . . .

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Meals Served During School Closure

Mar 17, 2020

Breakfast and lunch will be available for students beginning March 23rd. Meals will be served in a "grab and go" format. In an effort to help kitchen staff prepare, we are asking families to please click the link a the bottom of the post and fill out the confidential form. This is not mandatory in order for your student to receive meals. More specific details will be released as they are available.  https://forms.gle/SpCjnjNH5ZDduWu77

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This Week at WP

Mar 15, 2020

  Monday -  FFA Welding, District Speech @ Wallace   Tuesday -      Wednesday -    Thursday - Elementary Concert   Friday -   Saturday - Prom . . .

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Top Jobs for Nebraska’s Future Workforce

Feb 27, 2020

Students today are looking for the jobs of tomorrow. But what are those jobs? The Nebraska Department of Labor tells us! Check out this great article from EducationQuest to learn more! Top Jobs for Nebraskans  Article

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2020 Teen Tractor Safety Training

Feb 20, 2020

All youth aged 14 and 15 who work on a farm or ranch other than their own MUST be certified through a Hazardous Occupations Course to obtain a Farm Husbandry Permit or "farm permit" without further testing.  Successful completion of the course will allow trained youth to operate a tractor over 20 horsepower, and connect or disconnect an implement or any of its part to or from a tractor.  There will be a training in North Platte at the West Central Research & Extention Center on June 11 and 12, 2020. . . .

3 on 3 Red, White & Blue Basketball Tournament

Feb 18, 2020

WP Interact is hosting a fundraising 3 on 3 basketball tournament for Heijy's Tour of the USA! Sunday, March 8, 2020 Starting at 1:00 MT Wauneta-Palisade High School Gym, Wauneta, NE Wear Red, White & Blue! $30 per team; 1st 12 teams registered will play. $1 for spectators; volunteers needed. Dinner served. Email stephanie.malcolm@yahoo.com for forms & rules, or call 308.737.1305 to save your spot.  Form your team & register by March 1st.


Dec 1, 2019

Palisade Building: Preschool-5th grade 206 North Reynolds Palisade, NE 69040 308-285-3219   Wauneta Building: 6th-12th grade 219 West Wichita Wauneta, NE 69045 308-394-5700

PINK OUT at WP 10.4.19

Oct 3, 2019

Wauneta-Palisade Schools is hosting a PINK OUT event for volleyball and football games with Brady on Friday, October 4, 2019. Please show your support for those fighting by wearing pink!  

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MAP Testing Explained for Families

Sep 17, 2019

Students at Wauneta-Palisade are assessed using NWEA's MAP Growth testing three times per school year.  Check out the MAP Growth website's page for parents and families to see FAQ's and to know more about why these tests are so important for our school.  https://www.nwea.org/parent-toolkit/

Fall Sports Photos

Aug 25, 2019

Brooklyn Ann Photography will take all fall athletic pictures (HS VB, FB, Cheer, JH FB, & JH VB). Photos can be ordered at the following link:   BrooklynAnnPhotography. Pixieset.Com/wpfallphotos   Sport Photo Print.pdf

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Have a great summer!

May 16, 2019

Wauneta-Palisade students are currently on summer break. Have a wonderful summer! Classes for the 2019-2020 school year will begin on Thursday, August 22.  Preschool will begin on Monday, August 26. 

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Freedom's Foundation Informational Meeting

Apr 4, 2019

WP students and parents are invited to attend this event in Imperial. Students who attended the Freedom's Foundation at Valley Forge trip this winter will present, and appetizers/desserts will be served. WP students will have the opportunity to apply for the trip in the winter of 2019, so this would be a great way to gather information about what it is all about!

Class of 2019 RPAC ACT Awards

Apr 2, 2019

Annually, the RPAC conference recognizes senior students from member schools for ACT scores of 24 and above.  Bronze medal—awarded to a student achieving a score of 24, 25 or 26 Silver medal—awarded to a student achieving a score of 27 or 28 Gold medal—awarded to a student achieving a score of 29 or higher . . .

Social Media Guidelines

Mar 5, 2019

Parents, In recent weeks there have been many news reports regarding potentially dangerous and/or harmful memes and videos on YouTube, Kids YouTube, and other social media and video sharing apps.  As educators, your children’s safety is our number one concern, including internet safety. Most technology, including social media platforms and YouTube, can be used as great tools for communication, education, and entertainment. However, without proper guidance, education, and supports these tools can become extremely . . .

"Why I Want to go to College" Essay Contest

Feb 28, 2019

The Nebraska State Treasurer and the Omaha Storm Chasers are sponsoring the annual “Why I Want to Go to College” writing sweepstakes for 7th and 8th grade students. Entries are due  March 29, 2019 . This is a great way for your students to focus on their goals, improve their writing skills, and learn how to save for their education. Prizes will be awarded to 12 winners who will receive contributions to the Nebraska Educational Savings Trust (NEST) college savings accounts. 1st Place: $2,000 in a Nebraska . . .

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February College Planning Bulletin

Jan 24, 2019

EducationQuest Foundation College Planning Bulletin A monthly college planning guide for Nebraska high school students February 2019 Seniors…where are you in the FAFSA process? Getting financial aid for college involves more than completing and submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Make sure you get through each step of the process so that you don’t miss out on money for college. Did you complete and submit a 2019-20 FAFSA? If you haven’t, complete the form at FAFSA.gov . . .

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December 10-15, 2018

Dec 10, 2018

Tuesday:  Please dismiss the JH basketball boys and girls to eat lunch at 9:50 mt. Please dismiss them from the lunch room at 10:15 to load the bus.  Games at Medicine Valley (Curtis) start at 1pm MT. Thursday: Peru State Rep in Mrs. Johanson's office at 8am MT. Please dismiss the JH basketball boys and girls as soon as they are done eating to load the bus.  The bus leaves at 12:00 mt. Games versus Dundy County-Stratton in Palisade start at 1pm MT.  Friday: High School basketball at South . . .

Nebraska Commissioner of Education at WP

Sep 11, 2018

Dr. Matt Blomstedt, Nebraska Commissioner of Education, visited school in Palisade last week! Dr. Blomstedt attended school in Palisade as a student, so his return was very exciting for the WP community. Here he is pictured with Mrs. Malcolm's 3rd Grade class. 

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Stu Co Serving Cheeseburgers at Med Valley Football Game

Sep 5, 2018

The WP Stu Co is serving cheeseburgers, chips, and a water near the concession stand before the Medicine Valley football game on Friday, September 7, 2018. We will start serving at approximately 5:15MT, and we serve until we sell out of burgers! Cost for the meal is $5.

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School Pictures

Aug 26, 2018

School pictures will be taken on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. Mackenzi's Photography out of Ogallala will be taking the pictures again this year. She will start in Palisade, then travel to Wauneta, then end in Palisade again to get afternoon PK. Envelopes to order the pictures will be sent home in approximately one week with a copy of the picture of each child. You will know what the picture you are ordering looks like! A week after that (approximately September 11) order forms will be due back at school. Please call . . .

First Day of School 2018

Jul 29, 2018

The 2018-2019 school year will start for students on Thursday, August 16, 2018 for Wauneta-Palisade students. School will be released at 1:00 pm MT/2:00 pm CT on both Thursday August 16 and Friday August 17. 

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2017-2018 RPAC ACT Recognition

Apr 12, 2018

The RPAC Conference honors senior students for exemplary performance on the ACT. Awards are given for composite scores. Bronze medals are awarded to students who score a 24, 25, or 26. Silver medals are awarded for those scoring a 27 or 28. Gold medals go to individuals who score a 29 or higher. Wauneta-Palisade students Lanee Nordhausen (silver), Natalie Ramirez (bronze), Reagan Skow (bronze), and Kenna Blackman (bronze) were all recognized by the conference for their academic excellence. Congratulations girls! The complete list of . . .

WP Students Honored at Nebraska State Capitol

Apr 3, 2018

Wauneta-Palisade students were honored at the Nebraska State Capitol on Monday, April 2, 2018 as winners in the 2018 Nebraska811 Pirate Adventure Poster Contest when Governor Pete Ricketts proclaimed April 2018 National Safe Digging Month .  The One Call Board of Directors chose the winning posters. WP 3rd graders Addalyn  Einspahr and Kenzie Bardsley, and 5th graders Ashton Wheeler, Grayden Sutherland, Nate Blackman and Collin Bley were the winning artists. Their posters were displayed at the . . .

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MCC Interhigh Day 2018

Mar 5, 2018

On March 28, 2018 WPHS students will represent the school at the annual McCook Community College Interhigh Scholastic Competition. 

I Need To Stay Home from School If...

Jan 30, 2018

Please remember that sick students should stay home from school! Refer to this emoji guide to know when you'd be better off to stay home, and when you're ready to return to school after an illness. 

Homework tips...for parents!

Jan 10, 2018

How to Hate (Your Teen’s) Homework Less By  Kristin Ageton  in  Parents  on  November 16, 2017 Do you dread asking your teen about their homework every evening? Do you find it turning into a shouting match or sulk session? How can you get a handle on this area of contention with your family? Here are some ideas to make homework less hated in your house. Remove distractions . Is it typical for your child to be doing homework at the kitchen table while a TV is on, siblings are . . .

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Variety of Spring Classes Offered Through MCC

Jan 2, 2018

McCook Community College is offering an awesome variety of non-credit courses in January, February and March of 2018--and many of them are free! Check out the attached course booklet to see what options are available for you. Please register at  mpcc.edu/bce  or call  308-345-8122  to register by phone. MCC Spring 2018 Non-Credit Courses

New WP TeamMates Program Seeking Mentors

Dec 7, 2017

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. The values of the program are: 1. Commitment to Youth--we are committed to serving youth with compassion and respect 2. Safety--the safety and protection fo the mentee and mentor is first priority 3. Integrity and Trust--we are committed to integrity and trust in all relationships 4. . . .

Eco-Adventure Opportunity in Cozumel Mexico this Summer

Nov 27, 2017

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is seeking adventurers for two international trips in 2018. Students are invited on an Eco-Adventure in Mexico, while educators are offered a WorldBiomes trip to Costa Rica. Registration for both trips is now open. Students will dive into a life-changing adventure in Cozumel, Mexico where they will leave to scuba dive on the second . . .

Online Classess Available through NCK Tech this Spring

Nov 27, 2017

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 information, can be found at this link:  https://www.ncktc.edu/online-classes/online-enrollment-registration/  Ask Mrs. Johanson for more information, or for help registering!

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Winter Sports Pictures on Wednesday 11-22-17

Nov 20, 2017

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 call the school at 308-394-5700 or Michelle Harchelroad.

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School Picture Retakes

Nov 17, 2017

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

Oct 12, 2017

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

Sep 22, 2017

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 elderly and disabled. Vaccine for Children (VFC) available for those without insurance. Consent forms on site or can be downloaded and filled out prior off  www.chasecountyhospital.com .   (This event will serve as a County Wide Drill to prepare those of Chase County how and where to . . .

Veterans Honored at WP Homecoming

Sep 18, 2017

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 join servicemen past and present on the field 10 minutes prior to the 6:00MT kickoff.

Apply to Attend O'Leary Event in McCook

Sep 5, 2017

"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 experience if they attended O'Leary's speaking event in McCook, Nebraska on October 6. All Wauneta-Palisade high school students are encouraged to apply to attend this event at McCook's Fox Theatre on October 6, 2017 from 9:30-11:00am CT. O'Leary has an amazing story of being . . .

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WP & the Great American Eclipse August 21

Aug 17, 2017

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 States, and the event presents an exciting learning opportunity for our students.  We plan to incorporate the eclipse into our curriculum, activities, and events of your child’s day. While this is an excellent opportunity for our students, we want to notify you of some risks . . .

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WP Back in Session

Aug 17, 2017

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

Jul 19, 2017

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 go, contact Coach Gaston for a limited number of FREE tickets at 308-340-4245.

Summer Break

May 22, 2017

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

Sandman, Yearous Honored as Big Red Stars

May 15, 2017

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, were recognized. The Big Red Stars program is designed to recognize outstanding eighth-grade students in Nebraska. These talented young people were nominated by school principals and guidance counselors for showcasing strong leadership skills and academic promise. The ceremony was . . .

WP Earns "Closing the Gap" Award at NRCSA

Apr 24, 2017

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 Science. This award is given to districts who have closed the achievement gaps across socioeconomic status for a period of five years. Congratulations to the great learning that is going on at Wauneta-Palisade; way to go students and teachers!

April Students of the Month

Apr 7, 2017

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 new things.  Marlee almost always has a smile on her face and takes great pride in her work.   Kalli Hoskovec (fourth grade) is an incredibly sweet, kind, and gentle spirit.  She is always so helpful to her peers as well as her teachers.  She is patient and . . .

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JH Track Team Adding Arapahoe Meet

Mar 27, 2017

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

Mar 27, 2017

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 taken in all grade levels three through eight. Nebraska’s education assessment goal is to ensure that schools prepare students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed at the next level of learning. The NeSA-ELA assessment is more rigorous than the previous reading and writing . . .

UNK Offering Summer Science & Society Camps

Mar 21, 2017

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 Investigation, Biotechnology, Social Change, and Cybercamp, and are all instructed by UNK professors. Check out the brochure  or talk with Mrs. Johanson for more information!

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Draw Your Dreams Scholarship

Mar 20, 2017

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 drawing of what you dream of becoming when you grow up. Twelve winners from the first 400 entries received will win $1000 each.  Learn more in the official rules , or by talking to Mrs. Johanson.

Leaders in Training Camp Open for Applicants

Mar 20, 2017

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, specifically building communication skills, problem solving abilities, teamwork, decision making, planning, and conflict resolution. Campers will experience the TRUST course, zip line, water sports, and shooting sports activities. Motivational speakers will also address campers. This is a great thing for . . .

Unicameral Youth Legislature

Mar 20, 2017

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 in Lincoln on June 11-14, 2017. More information can be found in the brochures , or by talking with Mrs. Johanson. 

March Students of the Month

Mar 16, 2017

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.  Amelia is always willing to lend a helping hand and is someone we can trust.  During activities, Amelia giver her best effort and never gives up.  Her actions and positive attitude makes her a leader and role model for her classmates.   Ashton Wheeler , 4th Grade Ashton Wheeler is . . .

WP Wins MCC Interhigh Day

Mar 16, 2017

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 three divisions based on high school enrollment numbers. WP was first in our division, Brady was second, Eustis-Farnam was third. Read the story on the McCook Gazette here . Here are the individual results. Congratulate all of our students, as they represented WP with class and skill. . . .

Gilded: Prom 2017

Mar 15, 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 school: 5:15 MT Promenade & Pictures: 5:45 MT Dinner: 7:00 MT Dance: 7:45-10:45 MT

Blood Drive at Wauneta-Palisade

Feb 27, 2017

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! :)

2017 Spelling Bee Results

Feb 15, 2017

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.  Way to go, Broncos!

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5th & 6th Grade to Sing National Anthem

Feb 8, 2017

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 are asked to be at the school in Wauneta no later than 5MT/6 CT. We will warm up in the music room at the end of the jv games. Friday night is a Pink Out for Hoops for Hope, so students are encouraged to wear pink attire or a WP shirt. There will be a list with the ticket takers so the students . . .

February Student of the Month

Feb 8, 2017

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 for February 2017. She enters the classroom with a smile and a happy, positive attitude everyday. She uses good judgment when making decisions and gentle reminders of school rules when necessary.  Mesa gets her work done promptly and helps out her classmates.  She participates in . . .

Why I Want to Go to College Writing Contest

Jan 25, 2017

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, 2017.  Winners of the contest will receive NEST college savings account contributions, and will get tickets to the Storm Chasers game in Papillion on May 21. Three winners from each of Nebraska's three congressional districts and three winners from outside Nebraska will be awarded prizes. . . .

Pink Out on February 10, tshirts available to order!

Jan 19, 2017

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 proceeds will go to the Chase County Hospital All Cancer Walk Fund. Tshirt order forms are due to the school office on January 27.

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Start time changes for basketball games

Jan 9, 2017

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  vs. Wallace will start at  1:00 MT  with Boys A team, followed by Boys B team, Girls A team, and Girls B team   JH Basketball games on  Tuesday, January 17th  vs. Hayes Center will start at  12:30 MT  with Boys A team followed by Boys B team, . . .

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WP 4th graders to take NAEP Assessment

Dec 21, 2016

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!  Here is a letter  that provides a little more information about the test. Parents are also encouraged to watch this video about NAEP.

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No School PK-6 on November 30

Nov 17, 2016

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

Nov 15, 2016

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 the presentation, which can be accessed here . 

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Winter Sports Pictures

Nov 10, 2016

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

Nov 7, 2016

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  4:00 MT  and Varsity to follow.

Red Ribbon Week

Nov 3, 2016

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 days. They are as follows: Tuesday: Use your head and don't do drugs! Wear crazy hair to school.  Wednesday: Don't get mixed up in drugs! Wear mix and match clothes to school.  Thursday: Sock it to drugs! Wear crazy socks or wear socks in a funny way.  . . .

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Lifetouch Picture Retakes

Oct 28, 2016

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 money to place your order. 

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Early Outs Scheduled for Wauneta Power Outages

Oct 19, 2016

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 adopted for the 7-12th grade classes. Buses will run accordingly. There will be no afternoon preschool. 

PINK OUT on October 21

Oct 12, 2016

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

Oct 11, 2016

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

Homecoming Tailgate

Oct 5, 2016

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 and friends are invited to attend. GO BRONCOS!

WP Honoring Veterans at Homecoming

Sep 29, 2016

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 & ask that you line up on the sideline prior to the National Anthem. All Military Veterans will have free admittance into the game.

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Homecoming 2016

Sep 23, 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 Fifties. We'll also decorate for the week during 7th and 8th periods.  Tuesday is Twin Day--twin to win!  Midweek will be Wild West Wednesday, so come in your boots and spurs.  There's no school on Thursday due to the scheduled power outage in Wauneta.  . . .

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Juniors and Seniors to College Fair

Sep 21, 2016

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 approximately 11:00 mt/12:00 ct.    

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Picture Day September 26

Sep 21, 2016

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 7-12 Grade Picture Order Form

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

Sep 19, 2016

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 have a regular school day on Monday, October 3. 

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PTO meeting September 15

Sep 13, 2016

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

Sep 13, 2016

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 CT.   

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High School volleyball at Hitchcock Tournament

Aug 30, 2016

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 only a varsity team participating in the tournament this year. The day's schedule follows:   Varsity @ Trenton                                      . . .

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High School Volleyball Opens at Paxton Triangular

Aug 30, 2016

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 - Paxton (H) vs. Stapleton @  4:30 MT #2 - Stapleton (H) vs. Wauneta-Palisade #3 - Paxton (H) vs. Wauneta-Palisade Games will follow a rolling schedule with 16 minute warm-up when teams are ready between match 1 & 2; 11 minute warm-up when teams are ready between match 2 & 3. . . .

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Nebraska Risk and Protective Factor Student Survey (NRPFSS)

Aug 28, 2016

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 covered include substance abuse, delinquent behavior, bullying, and risk and protective measures that predispose youth toward or protect them against problem behaviors (including substance abuse, delinquency, teen pregnancy, school dropout, and violence).  More information about the survey can . . .

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Back to School Open House

Aug 9, 2016

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 cream sundaes. Everyone is encouraged to attend the event, and K-4 students are encouraged to bring their school supplies and use this opportunity to meet their teachers and check out their classroom. Susie's Creative Stitches will also be at the event, so be prepared to stock up on another . . .

Congrats to the Class of 2016

May 13, 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

May 10, 2016

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 evening of food and fellowship on Tuesday, May 17th at 6:30 pm MST for the Bronco Athletic Banquet at the WP High School gym.  Please bring a favorite covered dish to share for the pot luck meal.  Tableware and drinks will be provided. We hope to see you there…after all, . . .

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Driver's Education sign up

May 10, 2016

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 after we get a student count. Please contact the school @308-394-5700.  

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Sports Physicals at School on May 12

May 10, 2016

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 in any extracurricular activity must have a physical on file at the school.  If you are wanting your student to participate in this please make sure all forms are filled out completely and payment of $20 (checks made out to Quality Urgent Care) are turned in to the Wauneta Office by Thursday . . .

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Kindergarten Round Up

Apr 26, 2016

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 enrollment package or for more information.

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Turn in Box Tops for Education

Apr 26, 2016

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 their pizza party!

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Nebraska State ESU Senior High Academic Quiz Bowl

Mar 31, 2016

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. Our team members include: Paul Behrends (Captain) Ellie Lee Cameo Rector Colby Cox Joseph Sramek Miranda Behrends Greg Gaston Kenna Blackman  Lake Reikofski Congrats, Broncos!

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No School April 22

Mar 31, 2016

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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County Government Day

Mar 29, 2016

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 the students a hands-on look at how their local government works. A video presentation to start the day was followed by a tour of the courthouse and its various offices. A delicious lunch was served by the members of the Ladies Auxiliary from Trenton, Culbertson and Palisade. After lunch, the WP . . .

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North Platte Inter-high Day Results

Mar 17, 2016

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 earned 2nd place in division three for the Art competition, and was awarded a medal for her efforts. Results for WP students are as follows: Colby Cox: 5 of 56 in Grammar Composition Paul Behrends: 5 of 42 in Math Miranda Behrends: 5 of 37 in Art Tyler Davis: 5 of 43 in Intro to Business . . .

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WP Girls Qualify for State Tournament

Feb 29, 2016

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 broadcasted live on 93.9. Go Broncos! Girls State Basketball All-Class Brackets

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Boys to play in District Final Basketball Game

Feb 26, 2016

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 6MT/7CT. The game will be broadcasted by 96.1 and streamed on highplainsradio.net with Mark at the Mic, pregame starting at 5:40MT/6:40CT. Go Broncos! Boys District Final Matchups and Information from NSAA

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NeSA Testing Schedule

Feb 26, 2016

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 and 28th. The proctor will be Mrs. Johanson and her regular classes will report to Mrs. Janicek and Mrs. Farr during periods 2 and 3 respectively. 8th grade testing will take place using the laptops and will be proctored by Mrs. McAlevy in her classroom on April 14th, 20th and 26th. 7th . . .

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Girls State Basketball Tshirts

Feb 24, 2016

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 roster will be featured on the back. Short sleeve tshirts are $10 and long sleeve tees are $14. Payment is due on the day of delivery, and checks should be made out to the Bronco Boosters. Please give orders to Michelle Harchelroad, and contact her with any questions at: 308.394.5366 or . . .

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2016 Elementary Spelling Bee Results

Feb 19, 2016

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 nd,  Sawyer Vrbas, Wauneta-Palisade  – 3 rd 2 nd  Grade: Erika Rahn,  Wauneta-Palisade  – 1 st,    Raegan Hagan – 2 nd,  Dylan Kollmorgen – 3 rd 3 rd  Grade: Ashton Wheeler, Wauneta-Palisade  – 1 . . .

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RPAC Art Competition

Feb 19, 2016

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.” "Light of Art" by Kaylee Manley was second honorable mention, and Taylor Hiett's "Big Cat" was third honorable mention.  The “Best of Show” winner for 2015-2016 was Brooke Beckius from Paxton with “Torn." All of the medal-winning art pieces from around . . .

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16U Club Volleyball Tryouts

Feb 18, 2016

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

Feb 18, 2016

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

Feb 15, 2016

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

Feb 11, 2016

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 for grades PK-4th (those at the Palisade Attendance Center) on February 17th. Classes for grades 5th – 12th will be in regular session. 

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Bronco Pep Rally

Feb 1, 2016

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! There will be Bronco cheers, games, and ice cream sundaes for everyone--you won't want to miss it! Let's send the W-P wrestlers off in style to the District Tournament, and the girls and boys basketball teams who start sub district tournaments soon, too.  GO BRONCOS!  

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JH Basketball v. Perkins Co. Postponed

Feb 1, 2016

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

Feb 1, 2016

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

Jan 29, 2016

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 you need a ride from Palisade.  

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Two hour late start January 14

Jan 15, 2016

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

Jan 13, 2016

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

Jan 7, 2016

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 School Gym. If you have any questions, please contact Shad at 308-340-4316.

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Sports Schedule this Week

Dec 16, 2015

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 Broncos host McPherson County in VARSITY ONLY contests starting at 3:00MT.    Good luck, BRONCOS!

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Late Start on 12.15

Dec 15, 2015

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

Nov 24, 2015

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 on an audio CD, and submitted their work to the local VFW for judging. This year's topic was, "My Vision for America".  Each year, nearly 40,000 high school students from across the country enter the Voice of Democracy essay contest. The contest was established in 1947 to . . .

Elementary Celebrates Halloween

Nov 2, 2015

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 hats to Husker football players. After the parade, students participated in a Halloween concert and games in the gym.    Halloween Images Slideshow 2015

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Jostens rep

Nov 1, 2015

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

Oct 22, 2015

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 3MT on Friday. Admittance to the game is $5 for adults and $4 for children. The game will be broadcast live at  http://striv.tv/channel/cedar-rapids/  and on radio station 103.9.  The Riverside Booster Club is serving grilled burgers and homemade fries at the game. It's a free . . .

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Homecoming Festivities

Oct 12, 2015

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 are asking you to bring the following: Freshmen & Juniors: a dessert Sophomores & Seniors: a salad Teachers & Coaches: a bag of chips Coronation of Homecoming King and Queen will be at 7 MT Thursday night. School is released at 1:06 MT on Friday. We'll run a shortened . . .

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Early Release October 16

Apr 27, 2015

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 set for 2:00 MT and JV volleyball will start at 4:30 MT.