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Waupaca High School Activity Guide


Becoming a well-rounded student……..


   The secret to enjoying high school is finding a positive niche where you can share your talents, meet people with similar interests and build friendships. Remarkably, if you are involved in one or more activities that you enjoy, your grades improve as well because you enjoy school and a good attitude makes all the difference. Studies have shown that students who participate in extracurricular activities learn to budget their time more efficiently, demonstrate greater classroom achievement and learn to work with many different people. These life skills are priceless and the best part is high school activities are fun!!

    You may never again have the opportunity to take part in clubs as those listed below, so take some time to explore what Waupaca High School has to offer and challenge yourself to become involved. You will not regret it!



Waupaca High School offers a variety of activities to enhance the participant's school experience including the following:


All School Play                          Archery Club

Art Club                                    Baseball

Basketball Boys/Girls                Battle of the Books

Bowling                                    Business Club

Cheerleading                            Chess

Color Guard                             Cross Country

Curling                                     Dance Team

Debate                                    Destination Imagination

Die Miestersingers                    Disc Golf Club

Football                                    Forensics

FFA                                         Gamerz Guild

German Club

Golf                                         Green Team

Hockey Boys/Girls                    Jazz Ensemble

Math Team                              National Honor Society

Pep Club                                  Photo Club

Prom                                       SADD

Soccer Boys/Girls                    Softball

Spanish Club                            Spanish NHS

Student Council                        Track Boys/Girls

Trap & Skeet Club                    Volleyball

Woman's Concert Corale          Wrestling






All-School Play

Mrs. Reeves

   The all-school play is open to anyone in the high school who wishes to take part in dramatics. Both drama students and non-drama students are encouraged to become involved. Opportunities include auditioning for a role or being a part of the lighting, sound, makeup, or stage crew. Auditions are in December, and the play is performed in February. Past plays include Robin Hood, Arsenic and Old Lace, Alice in Wonderland, Treasure Island, and Chemical Bonding.   


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Archery Club

Mr. Kroseberg, Mr. Stults, Mr. Larson

    If you are a seasoned archer or a newcomer to the exciting sport of target archery or bow hunting, then the WHS Archery Club is for you!  We shoot through the winter and spring season in the Chain Elementary School gymnasium after school one night a week.  Archery is a fun and challenging sport that can be enjoyed for a lifetime.  Come and join us. 


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Art Club

Ms. Akey

 Art Club is open to any interested student. Please note that you do not need to be in art class to join. Art Club meets every Monday after school until 4 pm.  Activities may include field trips, chalk drawing, sculpture making, pumpkin carving, and t-shirt printing.  Art club also helps design and paint the fall musical set.


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Mr. Mondello

   The Waupaca Comet baseball program is designed to introduce and develop baseball skills, to pursue excellence, and reach our potential as players and as a TEAM. Our philosophy is to "play as hard as we can as long as it takes."

   The Comet baseball program is open to anyone from grades 9-12, but due to the nature of the game, this program requires a level of competitive spirit and skill, and a willingness and desire to assume the risks of competition and be the best you can be – every day.

    The Comet baseball program is built on three levels: a freshmen team, a junior varsity team, and a varsity team. Players from all grades have a chance to compete at any one of the levels depending on an individual’s competitive skill, readiness and the team’s needs.


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Girls’ Basketball

Mr. Harms, Ms. Gwyn

    Come join the most widely played girls’ sport in America! Waupaca girls’ basketball welcomes any freshman girl regardless of ability or experience. Our goal is for all girls to enjoy the camaraderie of a team sport and get to know each other while involved in a fun, competitive activity. Basketball keeps an individual physically fit, increases coordination and helps to improve the life skills that a team sport provides. The season begins in November and ends in early March.


Boys’ Basketball

Mr. Bredesen, Mr. Tomlinson, Mr. Dayton

    All the boys in grades 9-12 who are interested in basketball are strongly encouraged to come out and become part of the Waupaca Comets Boys’ Basketball team.  Basketball is a great opportunity for athletes to represent Waupaca High School and the Waupaca community and be part of something bigger than themselves.  Our goal is for players to participate in basketball from 7th - 12th grade, progressing and improving every year; however, this is not a requirement.  We invite all players interested to join the program.  The season begins in November and continues through March.  Freshmen, JV and Varsity games take place on the same nights and in the same location the majority of the season.  Teams play 22 games per season in the regular season, and the varsity plays in the WIAA tournament.  Freshmen may have fewer games dependent on how many levels the teams we play have.  High school basketball is designed for the team to be successful, so we will work very hard to build that team mentality and pride among all players.  Open gyms will be offered beginning in late October after fall sports end, leading up to the season to allow players to get in the gym and prepare for the season.  #cometsbasketball


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Battle of the Books

Mrs. Mead, Mrs. Nowicki

The statewide Battle of the Books program is designed to encourage a love of reading. Students get the chance to read a variety of pre-selected books and test their team reading skills against other Wisconsin schools in February each year. Students can expect to read 10 – 20 books; they are then quizzed on questions ranging from character strengths or plot elements to quotes and book settings. Much of the work—reading—is done independently at the start of the year, with students working together weekly beginning in January to drill for the test. Meetings are held before school, and sometimes during lunch hours. Waupaca High School earned 3rd place in the 2014 State Competition.


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Ms. Nelson

    Bowling is the fastest growing high school sport this decade and continues to gain more participation every year that it is offered. Bowling also gives students an opportunity to become involved in their high school, teaches fundamentals for a lifetime sport and helps athletes earn scholarships and bowl in college.  The high school Bowling Club is open to students in grades 9-12. The season begins in October and ends in March. The varsity and junior varsity teams practice two days per week at Waupaca Bowl and Nelson’s Strike Zone from 4:30—6:00. High school bowling meets are scheduled on Sundays throughout the season.



Business Club

Ms. Duda

    In order to become a member of FBLA, a student needs to have an interest in business or developing leadership skills, working with other members for the benefit of the organization, and making plans for community service and fund raisers. We raise money to buy gifts for less fortunate children. Some years we organize a data match, and we try to also fit in some fun activities like a spaghetti dinner or a breakfast at Christmas time and walk for the March of Dimes in the spring. The time to sign-up is in the fall, and the club’s meeting times vary throughout the school year. Through this club we can participate in leadership conferences and travel to other locations to compete against other high school students.  Be sure to check out FBLA's website for more information on the awesome opportunities available.  http://www.fbla-pbl.org/index.php


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Volunteer Coaches: Kendra Wigert, Jen Baker

  No information at this time.


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Mr. Hiddemen



Waupaca Schools offers two related Chess Programs:
Chess Club, and Chess Team


Chess Club:

The Chess Club meets in room 1227 at the High School on Tuesdays and Thursdays from late October until mid March. Each session/practice lasts from 3:30-5:00pm. Chess Club is open to all students (K-12)  and staff in the Waupaca School District. Players of all abilities are welcome! No experience is necessary, and students are welcome to come and learn how to play.

There is NO cost to join chess club.

WLC and WMS Students can make arrangements to ride a bus from the Middle School to the High School

Chess Club ends after the NEWCA Conference Tournament in March. Chess Team members continue practicing through the State and National Tournaments


Chess Team:

The Chess Team is an extension of the Chess Club. Like the Club, the Team is open to students of all ages (K-12) and all abilities. Practices are held in conjunction with Chess Club, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5:00pm at the High School.


Waupaca competes in the Northeast Wisconsin Chess Association (NEWCA). NEWCA includes:


Big Falls Home School Association

Green Bay Catholic Schools

Green Bay Preble High School

Marion Public Schools (with students from Clintonville, Manawa, Shiocton and Tigerton)

Neenah Public Schools

Nekoosa Public Schools

Stevens Point Public Schools

Wisconsin Rapids Public Schools

Westfield Public Schools


Tournaments are held on Saturdays, December through March, and last from approximately 9am-3pm

Waupaca School District provides school bus transportation to away tournaments.


Students do not have to pay entry fees, but do have to pay the activity fee for their school/ season

Elementary: K-4th    Free

Middle: (5th-8th)     $10

High School        $20


Our Chess Team has been very successful, winning State Division 3 Championships in 2004, 2005 and 2011, along with a number of Top 5 finishes in both Division 2 and 3. The High School has won two National Championships, winning the US Chess Federation’s Unrated Division in 2006 and the Under 800 in 2014. Two Waupaca players, Alex Hanke and Ryan Hemmila have won individual National Championships.


For more information, contact Tim Hiddemen, Chess Coach, at 715-258-4131, x1137 or thiddemen@waupacaschools.org


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Color Guard

Mr. Kryshak

    The color guard is an extension of the marching band. The nine-member squad is an audition-based group open to 10th – 12th graders with auditions held each spring for the Memorial Day parade and the following school year.  Prerequisites to membership include mastery of flag twirling skills, ability to march and create a “routine” for each marching band performance. The group uses a team effort to produce the routine and works with the director in preparation for each parade. Participation at the middle school level color guard is a plus. Color guard members must also be enrolled in one of the instrumental ensembles.



Ms. Bank, Mr. Dillman

 What is cross country all about? Cross country meets are divided into boys’ and girls’ races, and each race is 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) long. The meets are held at different courses with a variety of terrains. Some courses include significant hills, while others are mostly flat.

  When are practices held and how often are the meets? Practices typically last from 3:30-5:15 in the fall. The practices allow runners to get to know each other and learn the strategies of running a cross country meet. Every practice is set up so each runner can train to his/her ability. There are nine to ten meets a year held on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and some Saturdays. The meets last between one to two hours and the team returns before nine o'clock in most cases.

  What is the difference between varsity and junior varsity? At each meet, seven boys and seven girls run on the varsity team. The remaining runners are allowed to run in the junior varsity races. This allows every athlete to compete in all of the meets. The best times from previous races determine who will run on the varsity team.

  Why join the cross country team? One reason is that students like to run and compete with other athletes. Another reason is to get involved in a physical activity that will improve your personal health. Finally, many students join cross country to get to know other students and have a fun and enjoyable experience.


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Mr. Filz

   Curling is becoming one of the fastest growing sports on ice. The men’s high school team won the state title in 2008. The curling season starts in November with practice mainly on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30—5:30. The season continues through February. Teams will travel throughout the state to different meets. Come and check out the sport of curling.


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Dance Team

Ms. Amy Marcom

    The WHS Dance Team season runs from September to February. We perform during halftime of football and basketball games. Our competition season begins in November when we attend five competitions including our regional, which determines if we qualify for the state competition. We qualified in 2003- 2016 and placed at the state level in 2008 and 2009.  In 2010, the team won first place at state in pom and jazz.  In 2012, the team placed second at state in pom and jazz, and in 2013. 2014 and 2015, the team again placed first at state in pom and jazz followed by a first place in pom in 2016.

    Tryouts are held in the spring and are open to grades 9 – 12. No experience is necessary.   


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Mr. Young

  Engage in a formatted discussion with four other human beings about the great issues of humanity and current times with the intent to find the truth.  Use research, analysis, and logic to listen and respond to the other participants and convince a judge to vote for the most trustworthy/ believable ideas.  Curiosity, an open mind, and a desire to interact with others is necessary to discuss both sides of the student selected topic.


Everyone is encouraged to learn and compete but students decide how much or little they want to participate. Practice is typically two nights a week and meets are held every other  Saturday at 9 am. September through December.


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Disc Golf Club

Mr. Young

    The Disc Golf Club, a student-led organization, is a gathering of disc enthusiasts who live by the two club mottos: “Discing is fun” and “Spread the love that is disc golf." Participating students desire to improve their disc skills regardless of the level and are open to meeting new people and working together as a community of discers with a fun-loving attitude. In order to play on the Waupaca Educational Disc Golf Escape, which is on school property, members also must do maintenance work on the course.

The club meets officially one or two evenings per week after school typically in the spring but that can change based on student desire. Unofficially, club members meet every day that they can to play on their own and plan, organize, and execute their own trips to other disc events and seek out new disc experiences.

    In a desire to “spread the love that is disc golf,” the club travels to other courses in the area.  Future goals include recruiting students and organizing teams from other schools to play against at local courses.


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Varsity Coach: Mr. Noltner

JV / Assistant Coaches:  Mr. Sternweis,  Mr. Krcmar, Mr. Oestreich and                Mr. Schwantes

Freshmen Coaches:  Mr. Waller, Mr. Lewinski

Open to all students grades 9-12  

No prerequisite or prior experience necessary.

The football program consists of 3 teams at the H.S.

Varsity (Seniors, Juniors, Sophomores)

Junior Varsity (J.V.) (Juniors and Sophomores)

Freshmen (Freshmen players only)

The Varsity and J.V. players practice together while the freshmen practice on their own.

Football Game Days (from September through November)

1) Varsity: Friday nights 7:00 p.m.

2) J.V.: Monday nights 5:00 p.m.

3) Freshmen: Thursday nights 5:00 p.m.

Learn the game.  Love the game!



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Mr. Steinhorst, Mr. Otte

   What do Nick Jungers, Brayden Kendziora, Josh Gad, Adam Sandler, Brad Pitt, and Oprah Winfrey have in common? They all participated in high school forensics and have chosen their careers because of it.


Forensics—also referred to speech and debate—offers opportunities for 9 th through 12 grade students to compete in 18 different speech categories made up of interpretative and original speech events. Reading, acting, and storytelling make up the interpretative events while demonstration, individual speeches, and student congress make up the original events. While most students participate in the full season from December to April, students have the flexibility to participate in as many or as few tournaments as possible.


Most competitions are held on Saturdays although there are some Friday overnighters.

Practices with coaches are flexible—either before, during, or after school depending on

individual schedules.


The ability to qualify for and compete at national tournaments offers travel opportunities and the challenge to compete with students nationally. Students compete earning points for membership in the prestigious National Speech and Debate Association and are eligible for state and national scholarships. Forensic experience is a definite plus on college applications.


Students interested in the areas of communication, media, theater, music, teaching, law, and business will find forensic experience a great asset to their futures.


A $20 activity fee—up to two high school activities—is required.


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Ms. Erb, Ms. Lehman


    The Waupaca FFA is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of young people by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. The chapter has ranked number one in the state 11 out of the past 16 years and top ten in the nation for the last six years.

   The Waupaca FFA Chapter consists of approximately 140 members and 2 advisors. These members have the opportunity to participate in speaking contests, career development judging teams (which can range from wildlife and floriculture to small animal vet science) as well as community service projects (concession stands, Adopt-a-Highway, Miracle Tree, and petting zoos just to name a few). Also, please note that members do not have to be enrolled in an agri-science course to be involved in FFA. Meetings are held during the second Tuesday of each month in the agri-science room at 7:35 a.m.

   Over two million dollars in scholarships are provided to members nationally and $3,000 locally. Our FFA chapter has something to offer every student.  The FFA can have an extreme impact on your education and career.


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Gamerz Guild

Mr. Baumann

     If you like gaming, then you’ll love Gamerz Guild!  Gamerz Guild is a way for teens to connect to their peers through gaming.  Students join in on various gaming every other Wednesday after school until 6:00 p.m.  We plan to hold optional tournaments throughout the year.  Join today and make new friends who like gaming as much as you do!


German Club

Ms. Goebel

German Club originated to encourage German students to learn about German culture, the Germans in Wisconsin, and German life.  We try to plan a variety of interesting activities that promote the German language and have some fun while learning, as well as the stressi the importance of world languages.  We often do activities with Spanish Club.




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Boys’ Coaches: Mr. Noltner / Mr. Pate

Girls’ Coaches:  Ms. Schwantes / Ms. Bronk

    Would you like to learn a sport you can enjoy the rest of your life? Golf may be the sport for you. We have a very successful program and have won numerous conference championships. Better yet, you don’t need to know how to golf because we will teach you.

    Waupaca High School has both girls’and boys’varsity and junior varsity golf programs. Boys’golf is a spring sport and girls’golf is played in the fall. Golfers on both teams should plan to practice nearly every school day for approximately 3 hours. Students should, however, have access to a set of clubs, because none are provided.

   Think about it! Try it; you might like it! Remember that this is a lifelong skill.


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The Green Team


    Green Team was started at WHS several years ago by a handful of students in hopes of starting an organization to reduce local waste, promote clean energy, and increase awareness of how we are all connected to the environment around us.   In the past the Green Team has worked with local businesses and groups to bring solar panels to the district.  We have adopted part of a local highway, and clean it on a bi-yearly basis.  Members of the Green Team have also volunteered with various projects at Hartman Creek State Park.  We plan to continue helping with these various projects in our local community, and any others that may come along.  All students interested are welcome to join us help make a difference in our ecological community. 


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Boys’ Hockey

Mr. Erspamer

    WHS Comet Hockey is a long-standing tradition at Waupaca High School. Our vision for the program is:  “To create an environment where our players display character, integrity and sportsmanship that becomes the foundation within our high school, community and youth programs as they strive yearly for championship success in life and hockey.”  Regardless of skill level, being part of a team is sometimes more important.  Come join us!


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Girls’ Hockey

Mr. Guyer, Ms. Simonson

    After finishing our 3rd season with a record of 23 - 3 and winning the Great Northern Conference, Girls’ hockey will start its 4th season as a sport at Waupaca High School.  Waupaca, along with Iola and Amherst High School have formed a co-op in order to make this happen.  We are continuing to look for anyone interested in giving it a try.  It takes a great commitment to play.  We will be practicing and playing games up to 6 nights per week.

We will assist new skaters with equipment and we are willing to work with all skill levels.

   We want the student/athlete to come away with a positive experience that includes teamwork, commitment, leadership, friendship, fun, and a love of hockey.  Practices will begin in early November, and the season will go into February.   If you are interested, you can contact Tim Guyer or Mrs. Simonson.  See you this winter!!!!


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Jazz Ensemble

Mr. Kryshak

    Jazz Ensemble is a co-curricular activity at WHS. It is open to all students who are currently enrolled in one of the instrumental ensembles as Concert Band or Wind Ensemble.

To become a member, you must be a saxophone, trumpet, or trombone player or a percussionist. You may also audition for membership as a guitarist, or piano or bass guitar player at the discretion of the director. Admittance as one of these performers is based upon your current knowledge and skill level. Guitarists and pianists must be able to read and perform from a standard jazz ensemble piece in both choral and melodic notation. Knowledge of “swing-style” is essential; however, a great deal of time is spent upon mastery of the various jazz styles. In addition, strength in sight-reading and performing solo material is a necessity since much of the music is individually “scored” requiring the player to read his/her part alone within their respective sections.


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Math Team

Mr. Feldt

    Comet Calculators is an extremely dedicated group of people. They study for exams and participate in many contests. The Math Team travels to U.W.S.P. three times a year to take the Central Wisconsin Math League exam. We have been very successful while having a great time learning together! If you’re interested, contact your math teacher for more information.


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National Honor Society

Mr. Feldt

    National Honor Society is the top award given at Waupaca High School. It includes four dimensions: scholarship, service, character and leadership. Students do not join N.H.S.; they must apply and be selected by a faculty committee. A cumulative G.P.A. of 3.3 is required to apply.  Once selected to receive this honor, students are required to continue the ideals to which they are selected.


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Pep Club

Mrs. Ikert, Mrs. Popham

    Pep Club organizes two major events throughout the year. Planning Homecoming events is the first task of the year. Pep Club selects the Dress-up Days, chooses a theme for the week, plans and oversees class competitions as the float, window, skit and obstacle course events. They also line-up the parade and organize Coronation Night and the Homecoming Dance.

    Fresh ideas and an enthusiastic spirit are welcome! Students in grades 9 – 12 may join.


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Photo Club

Mr. Hiddemen

    The WHS Photo Club is open to students 9-12 and designed to introduce students to the joy of composing and developing their own photographs. Students will learn basic camera and composition techniques and will be introduced to the basics of developing digital files for photographs. Each student will have the opportunity to compose, develop, and publish photographs for a variety of purposes: personal enjoyment, the yearbook, school displays/sales, art shows, and club workshops. Though helpful, students do not have to own a specific type of digital camera to join the photo club.


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Junior Class Advisers

    The Waupaca High School Prom is an annual spring dance, which is organized by the junior class as a formal occasion. It includes the traditional Prom customs: tuxes, formal dresses, dinner, flowers, and photos. Immediately following Prom, the Waupaca High School S.A.D.D. organization sponsors a Post Prom Party.

    Post Prom: A night of games, prizes, food, and fun. This night allows students the opportunity to make lasting memories in a drug-free environment. The community and students of S.A.D.D. sponsor this event, which runs from 12:00 a.m.- 4:00 a.m..


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Mr. Feldt

    S.A.D.D. (Students Against Destructive Decisions) includes students who believe in the power of choice and the idea of responsible drinking. It is each individual’s responsibility to decide if the consumption of alcohol will or will not get him or her into trouble. If a student has a driver’s license or has signed the athletic code, he or she MUST make the right decisions because the consequences can be all too great.

    This group gets the word out through working booths serving non-alcoholic drinks and recipes. However, their main function is organizing Post Prom. Post Prom is a party held after prom, with the purpose of demonstrating to students that a party can be fun and safe without alcohol.


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Boys’ Soccer

Mr. Lawniczak, Mr. Rusch

   The boys’ soccer program supports two teams at WHS: varsity, junior varsity and freshmen squads. The program became a varsity sport in 1996. The varsity squad earned the Mid-State Conference Championship in 1998, 1999 and 2000, 2001, 2002. The varsity team coach is Mr. Lawniczak;  the junior varsity coaches are Mr. Rusch.  Practice begins early August and ends in late October. Practice is every day after school with tournament games on weekends. Approximately 18-24 games are played each year.


Girls’ Soccer

Mr. Polebitski, Mr. Rusch

    The girls’ soccer program supports two teams at WHS: varsity and junior varsity. The varsity program began in 1997.  Practice begins in mid-March and ends in late May or early June. Practice is every day after school with tournament games on the weekends, with approximately 24 games played each year.

    Results and team records can be viewed on the soccer web site http://wsd.waupaca.k12.wi.us/whs/sports/soccer/soccer.html


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Mr. Eric Brehmer,  Mr. Dennis Abrahamson,  Ms. Sarah Babbitts

  Waupaca Comet Softball Mission Statement

   Waupaca Comet Softball will provide a sound, fundamental, hardworking team that emphasizes pitching, defense, offense, effort, passion, communication and family. To develop quality young ladies who are prepared for college, life and family, we will Trust, Delight and Commit to one another to provide an environment for a great softball program and championship people.

   *In order to achieve our goals, players must have a competitive spirit and a willingness to become better every day. Players will be expected to attend all practices and games with some Saturday Tournaments.*

   Waupaca Comet Softball Vision

    Waupaca Comet Softball’s Vision is to build a winning softball program and work towards being better TEAM players throughout the year. We will provide avenues for players to become the best, most well-rounded student-athletes they can be, intellectually and athletically.

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Spanish Club

Mrs. Abrahamson, Mrs. Batten

     The Spanish Club or “el club del español” is open to any WHS student interested in different cultures and fun.  We sponsor a Spanish/Mexican cooking night, a movie night, and a piñata workshop.  Various years we travel to the Appleton for El Azteca and Six Flags Great America.  Other activities may include:  roller skating, Spanish cooking.


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Spanish NHS

Mrs. Abrahamson

    Waupaca High’s Spanish Honor Society is an academic honor that students earn when they demonstrate their appreciation for the Spanish language via academic success.  In order to be eligible, they must be enrolled in Spanish IV or Spanish V as a junior or senior and have a 3.5 grade point average or better in Spanish classes.


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Student Council

Mrs. Cummings

    If you are an enthusiastic and hard-working student who wants to become more involved in your school, Student Council may be a great choice. The Student Council works hard to serve the students and community. They rake leaves for the elderly, help with the Miracle Tree project, earn money for charities, provide appreciation gifts for the staff and faculty, organize the Academic Awards Banquet and sponsor an entertainment event called Coffee House featuring student talent. In addition, there are a variety of opportunities to attend leadership conferences throughout the school year.

    They meet once a month during the school day. Members are expected to attend the meetings, vote on issues affecting the student body, and organize and help with various events. Some events take place after school or in the evenings, but often much of the work is done during the school day. A Student Council member needs to be dependable and willing to follow through on commitments. Elections are held in the spring for the upcoming school year.


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Boys’ Track

Mr. Sternweis

    Track is a great sport for helping to build overall athleticism, because more time can be devoted to strength-training and building explosive power and quickness. This will allow a student to become a better athlete and ultimately more successful in the other sports. In track and field, there is less of a team focus than other sports like football and basketball. It is not necessary to have participated in middle school track.

    Track has more events and involves more skills than any other sport. Fourteen of these events are individual and can be grouped into five general categories: jumps (high jump, pole vault, long jump, triple jump), throws (shot put, discus), sprints(100 meter, 200 meter, 400 meter dashes),distance (800 meter, 1600 meter, 3200 meter runs), and the hurdles (110 meter high hurdles, 300 meter intermediate hurdles). There are also four relays. With such a wide range of events, every athlete has an opportunity to experience success.

    The track season begins the second week of March and lasts until the last week of May, or the first week of June if you are fortunate enough to compete in the state meet. Practices start at 3:30 and last until about 5:45 the month of March, 5:30 in April, and practice is done between 5:00 and 5:15 in May. Each season there are close to twenty meets scheduled. Most meets are scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays, although there is an occasional Monday or Friday meet. The only meets on Saturdays are the Waupaca County Invitational and the Eastern Valley Conference Meet.


Girls’ Track

Mr. Kempfert, Ms. Waller

    No previous experience is necessary to be involved in girls’ track. Track and field is more than running in circles. It includes 18 events like long jump, high jump, triple jump, hurdles, shot put, discus, sprints, middle distance, and long distance runs and relay, and since 2000 – pole vault. Track is an individual sport as well as a team sport. Students must provide their own equipment- training shoes, a must! This is a great way to get in shape, test your limits, and meet new friends.


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Trap and Skeet Club

Mr. Woodliff, Mr. Stults, Mrs. Gibbs


   The Trap and Skeet Club runs from September 6th - October 25th,  every Tuesday from 3:45 - 6:00 at the Waupaca Conservation League.  Students who need transportation may board Bus 109 which will drop off at the Conservation Club’s grounds.  Completion of hunters’ safety class certificate is required to shoot.  The advisers will assist students in obtaining this certificate if needed.  The cost is $100.00 for the eight weeks and must be paid by September 6th.  Firearms will be provided if needed.  Regular attendance is required to earn a letter.  Registration forms will be available at the high school on August 31st at the activity fair, Sept. 2nd during lunch, and on Sept. 6th at the Waupaca Conservation League.


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Ms. Dunlavy, Ms. Johnson, Mr. Kennedy and Ms. Benitz

    Volleyball is open to all girls in grades 9-12 and usually begins the second week in August, with all day practices until school starts. Each summer there are camps and open gyms available to improve the students’ volleyball skills. Any girls interested in learning how to play volleyball must come to the first meeting of the season, where the coach will answer all questions and steer you in the right direction. Students usually want to get a head start in high school. Come join the Comet team!


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Women's Concert Chorale

Ms. Alan

    This vocal ensemble meets every Friday morning before school (7:00-7:45 am) and is open to all women at WHS who love to sing!  WCC sings at 2-3 major concerts of the year, including the Christmas and Senior Tribute concerts. The group is comprised of freshmen through senior ladies.  The literature selected for the group ranges from medium-easy to advanced, and will be mostly a-cappella, contemporary, jazz, and/or Broadway in style.  If you want to end your week with a fun singing experience, this is for you!


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Mr. Forseth,  Mr. Drmolka

All students are eligible to participate in wrestling. Prior experience is not necessary to participate or compete. Wrestlers will develop various techniques, physical fitness, and sportsmanship. Although wrestling is recognized as a sport of individuals, Waupaca wrestling strongly emphasizes team development along with personal development. Duels are primarily held on Thursdays and tournaments on Saturdays. All wrestlers are given as many opportunities to wrestle as is possible.


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Mr. Polebitski

The Waupaca High School yearbook is called The Crystal. Crystal staff members learn to use desktop publishing software to create the entire yearbook via computer. They are dedicated students who work long hours, and are constantly busy taking photos, writing copy, creating layout designs, designing artwork, selling ads, and selling and distributing the yearbooks. The challenge of filling over 132 pages with school-year memories and meeting all deadlines is an awesome task. However, the satisfaction of seeing your work published in a hardbound book is an accomplishment that lasts a lifetime. We welcome new Crystal Staff members!


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The School District of Waupaca does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy,

marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or physical, mental, emotional or learning disability.


School District of Waupaca

5l5 School Street

Waupaca, WI 54981

Phone: 715-258-4121