CONGRATULATIONS to Winside Wildcat Volleyball team members Andi Bargstadt, Kati Topp, and Haylee Cummins on their All-State Honorable Mention recognition.
*Jadyn Kleinschmidt, BDS, hitter, 5-4, Sr.
Katherine White, Exeter-Milligan, hitter, 5-10, Sr.
Addie Johnson, Cody-Kilgore, hitter, 5-11, Sr.
Taylor Peter, CWC, hitter, 6-0, Jr.
Tiana Thramer, Ewing, hitter, 6-0, Jr.
Regan Alfs, BDS, setter, 5-11, Jr.
Jaidyn Schindler, Ewing, libero, 5-7, Sr.
Macy Kamler, BDS, hitter, 5-9, So.
Mary Nibbe, Red Cloud, hitter, 6-2, Sr.
Marlee Taylor, Sandhills-Thedford, hitter, 6-2, Sr.
Haley Schukei, Kenesaw, hitter, 5-7, Sr.
Miranda Summers, Ewing, setter, 5-9, Sr.
Haley Jones, Mullen, setter, 5-5, Sr.
Michyla Lihs, Mead, libero, 5-6, Sr.
Anselmo-Merna: Taylan Myers, Kourtney Safranek, Hadlee Safranek, Alexis Zimmer. BDS: Jordan Bolte, Caitlin Mosier, Emilie Schardt. Bertrand: Lindsay Schutz, Erin Boggs, Grace Schwarz, Jada High. Bloomfield: Lauren Pinkelman, Brooklyn Eisenhauer. Cody-Kilgore: Hayley Schied, Kenzie Barnes, Elle Ravenscroft, Kacie Kursave. Crawford: Kelsey Tighe, Blake Dodd. CWC: Morgan Ramsey, Tessa Metschke, Jordan Laetsch, Ryann Haburchak. Dorchester: Abigail Plouzek, Jacee Zoubek, Abigail Zoubek. Elba: Kenna Graves. Emerson-Hubbard: Taylor Daum, Stephanie Ferrusca, Addison Mackling. Eustis-Farnam: Katy Bartell, Gretchen Hodge, Gracie Gibbens. Ewing: Ashley Koenig, Sidney Stallbaum, Brenna Wagner. Exeter-Milligan: Kate Jansky, Anna Sluka, Jaiden Papik, Emma Olsen. Falls City Sacred Heart: Eri Vonderschmidt, Randee Witt, Ahren Ebel, Elizabeth Keithley. Garden County: Kayden Kramer, Maddie Lake, Kaitlyn Hunt. Hampton: Jacey Klassen, Alexis Gyhra, Jaylen Arndt, Lexie Wolinski. Heartland Lutheran: Calie Hiegel, Trinity Blasé, Carli Maier. Humphrey St. Francis: Caitlyn Jarosz, Tara Foltz, Allison Weidner, Alissa Kosch, Peighton Eisenmenger. Hyannis: Brittany Brosius. Kenesaw: Hannah Schnitzler, Ashley Uden, Hope Nienhueser, Stefanie Anderson, Savannah Williams. Lewiston: Dana Christen, Payton Bledsaw. Loomis: McKayla Meyer, Alley Beisner, Megan Butler. Maywood/Hayes Center: Jaycee Weidner, Jaycee Lapp, Avery Johnson, Karlie Gerlach, Maci Sorge. McPherson County: Rainah Holm, Alexx Starr, Aubrey Schultis. Mead: Brianna Lemke, Delaney Patocka, Josie Parham, Emily Quinn, Rebecca Halbmaier. Medicine Valley: Alex Ellermeier, Acelyn Klein. Mullen: Alysen Daniels, Courtney Rice, Samantha Moore, Kaitlyn Crowe. O’Neill St. Mary’s: Abby Everitt. Osceola: Kamryn Hahn, Jadyn Johnson. Paxton: Josie Callihan, Faith Kennicutt. Potter-Dix: Brooke Moench, Ciera George, Hannah Stahl, Kelsey Hoffman, Makayla Merz. Red Cloud: Julia Shipman. Riverside: Morgan Haschke, Alix Bloom, Mariah Marisch. Sandhills-Thedford: Madison Marten. Silver Lake: Katelyn Karr, Kerigan Karr, Amanda Ehrman, Makayla Dinker. Sioux County: Bailey Oetken, Suzanna Parker. South Platte: Jordyn Koenen, Kerstin Brown. Spalding Academy: Elizabeth Bauer, Kelly Kleffner. Sterling: Carly Wenzl. Stuart: Reaghan Engel, Lexi Schroder, Alissa Gubbels. Wallace: Jacee Wallaw. Wauneta-Palisade: Haylee Sandman, Michaela Dukes, Alexa Sandman. Wilcox-Hildreth: Abby Quadhamer, Brooke Quadhamer. Winside: Haylee Cummins, Andrea Bargstadt, Kati Topp. Wynot: Shaelee Planer, Edyn Sudbeck, Karley Heimes, Whitney Hochstein, Katelyn Heine, Emersyn Sudbeck, Noelle Wieseler
Congratulations to Harlie Wylie, Eddie Olander, Jayden Fuchs, Kati Topp, and Kylie Cautrell for making it to UNK Honor Choir and Bands. They will perform on January 28th.
Kati Topp, daughter of Jenni Topp, has been selected to attend the Nebraska Music Educators Conference All-State Honor Choir. Kati will be performed in a concert at the Leid Center on UNL campus in Lincoln, NE November 14th-16th. The All-State Chorus will perform songs under the direction of Z. Randall Stroope. Stroope is a prolific composer of American Choral Music as well as lecturer, clinician, and conductor of choirs all over the world. Kati and the Women's Chorus will be singing And Sure Stars Shining, composed by Dr. Stroope. Congratulations to Kati and her family for experiencing this wonderful event.
At Winside Public School we love Veterans! It is such an honor to host a Veterans Day Program every year. Mrs. Quinn and Mrs. Hansen always produces a wonderful program. This year we did not disappoint.
November 12, 2018 at 9:00 AM at the Winside Multi-Purpose Room.
We began with the advancement of colors and the Star Spangled Banner played by the Winside Highschool/JH Band, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance presented by our Jr/Sr High School Student Council. This can be viewed on our Facebook Page.
Mr. Shoff Welcomed everyone and acknowledged the Veterans by having them stand. This was followed by a moment of silence to remember all Veterans. Michael Jensen gave a speech about his experience at Boys State in Lincoln this past summer. In his speech he encouraged the Junior Class to apply to go to this in the future. He said that this wasn't just about government it was about life after school. At Cornhusker State they create towns and find occupations. He also enjoyed playing Sand Volleyball and made it all the way to the championship. He suggests this experience for others as it was very fun participating. Michael's speech can be viewed on our Facebook Page.
This years Poppy Posters Winners were presented gold dollar coins. All that participated received one dollar coins. First Place got 5 dollar coins, Second Place got 4 dollar coins and Third Place got 3 dollar coins from the Woman's Legion Auxiliary. The 2019 Poppy poster winners as pictured below (top) Runner Up Erica Gonzales, First Place Samantha Gubbels, Second Place Dane Behmer, Third Place Emily Jaeger, Runner Up Carter Anson. They all did a wonderful job. Thank you 6th graders! The presentation can be viewed on our Facebook Page
We then enjoyed a presentation of Quilts to Honor Local Veterans The Quilt Shop Quilters of Wakefiled, NE. The Quilts of Valor were presented to Virgil Rohlff who served in the Army in Korea, Jim Reinfer who served in the Army, Harold Loberg who served in the National Guard and Lyle Kruger who served in the Army. These ladies created some gorgeous quilts. Thank you gentleman for all of your years of service. The video presentation can be seen on our Facebook page.
The Junior and Senior High Band played the Armed Forces on Parade. Each person who served was asked to stand as their branch theme was played.
Sandy Gessler was our speaker. She had a wonderful presentation about the many hats she has worn through her life. She is currently the Nebraska Representative for Ms. Senior Nebraska. Sandy Served our country 4 times in 4 different tours over 4 decades. She also Graduated from College at the age of 51 and was at one point after a tour homeless for 4 months. She is currently an ambassador to assist with Homeless Veterans and she belongs the the American Legion Riders and Has a Harley. Thank you Sandy for your service and for coming to our event in your formal evening gown and of course your combat boots!
Dan Jaeger from American Legion Post #252 presented his friend and mentor Virgil Rohlff the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal. Dan gave a wonderful speech about Virgil and his dedication to the American Legion.
Our JH/HS Choir Performed "Give Us Hope" arr. by Francisco Nunez Directed by LeNell Quinn, WPS Choir Director. Video Can be seen on our Facebook Page.
To end our program Senior Alex Carlson and Kylie Cautrell played Taps after the Retirement of Colors by the American Legion Post #252, Sons of the American Legion, American Legion Auxillary and our Winside Boy Scout Troop. Video Can be seen on our Facebook Page.
Cookies and Refreshments wer served to our guests by the Elementary Student Council Members.
The Clark Choral Clinic, hosted by Deb Van Metre of Creighton Community School was held on Monday, November 5th. Approximately 180 students attended the clinic and performed a concert at 5:30 p.m. The Mass Choir sang Let Freedom Ring, Do You Hear What I Hear?, Give Us Hope, He Never Failed Me Yet, and This Is Me. The Boys Choir brought down the house with their energetic rendition of Jailhouse Rock. Blake Thompson from Harvard Public Schools was the guest clinician and he brought vast music knowledge to the students in a fun and entertaining way.
Jayden Fuchs, Kati Topp, and Jasmine Fuchs were selected to be a part of the Honor Choir and performed Seeds Grow To Plants by John Rutter. All schools perform a song of their own and the girls san A Million Dreams from the film The Greatest Showman. Mr. Thompson complimented the girls on their wonderful technique and musicality and hope others join them next semester in choir.
Kati Topp was also recognized for being selected to Nebraska All State Chorus with will be held in Lincoln November 14-16. They will be under the direction of Z. Randall Stroope, internationally known composer and clinician. Kati joins the very elite group of students who get to attend the prestigious clinic. Other students from our Conference who made the group are A.J. Blickenstaff from Randolph, Jayden Hochstein from Bloomfield, Cameron Nelson from Plainview, and Matthew Meisenheimer from Hartington-Newcastle.