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Waupaca High School Activity Guide
2014-2015

 

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

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

Yearbook

 

 
 
 

 

 

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, make-up, 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 Photo Shop.

 

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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 bowhunting, 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 other week after school.  Some meetings are scheduled field trips to visit artists' studios.  Other meetings are scheduled activities ranging from chalk drawings, to sculpture making, to pumpkin carving.  

 

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Baseball

Mr. Koronkiewicz, 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

Ms. Larsen, Ms. Bronk

    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. Weber, Mr. Tomlinson

    Waupaca High School offers a freshman boys’ basketball team. The team is open to all freshmen boys interested in basketball. Participation in 7th and 8th grade basketball is strongly recommended, but not mandatory.  The season begins in November and continues through February. Coaches try to play as many players as possible in games, but they are also preparing players with more ability and skill for future junior varsity and varsity competition. Therefore, the most skilled players will get the majority of playing time. Typically, the freshmen play a conference schedule plus three non-conference games for a total of seventeen games.

 

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Battle of the Books

Mrs. Nowicki

    If you are a voracious reader, Battle of the Books could be for you! Using a booklist that has been selected by library media specialists statewide, Battle of the Books tests a four-person team who competes against other teams statewide. Meetings begin in October, meeting bi-weekly until after winter break, when the team amps up its practices for the end-of-February competition.  Participants should plan to read up to 20 books.

 

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Bowling

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 6-12. The season begins in October and ends in February or March. The varsity and junior varsity teams practice two days per week at Waupaca Bowl and Nelson’s Strike Zone from 3:30—5:30. High school bowling meets are scheduled on Sundays throughout the season. The team bowls against other teams from Amherst, Iola/Scandinavia, Stevens Point, Wittenberg/Birnamwood, and Weyauwega.

 

Business Club

Ms. Duda

    In order to become a member of The Business Club, a student need to have an interest in business or developing leadership skills, working with other members for the benefit of the organization, and in 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 at Christmas time and other things in the spring. The time to sign-up is in the fall, and the club’s meeting times vary throughout the school year. If we have enough interested members, we can join the nationally-recognized organization:  FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America).  Through this club we can participate in leadership conferences and travel to other locations to compete against other high school students.

 

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Cheerleading

Volunteer Coaches: Kendra Wigert, Briya Kendziora, Jen Baker

  No information at this time.

 

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Chess

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 won the Unrated Division of the National High School Tournament in 2006, and have had five other Top 10 finishes at Nationals since 2006. 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.

 

Cross-Country

Mr. Unertl, Mr. Dillman

   What is cross-country all about? Cross Country meets are divided into boys’ and girls’ races. The boys’ race is a little over three miles and the girls’ race is about 2.5 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 3:30-4:45 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 that 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, six to seven boys and six to seven girls run on the varsity team, depending on the meet. 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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Curling

Mr. Smith

   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 at halftime of 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- 2013 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 and 2014, the team again placed first at state in pom and jazz.

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

 

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Debate

Mr. Young

    Do you like to argue just for the sake of arguing? Debate may be for you. This activity allows students an opportunity to research and analyze different viewpoints of issues and defend both sides in an organized manner. The overall goal is to create well-rounded, open-minded, knowledgeable citizens. The debate season runs from September through January. During that time, students will have the chance to participate in Lincoln-Douglas Debates, public forums and cross-examinations.

Everyone is encouraged to learn and compete in all forms of debate, but students decide how much or little they want to participate. Practice is two nights a week and meets are held on Fridays and Saturdays. For more information, go to www.wdca.org.

 

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Destination Imagination

 

  No information at this time.

 

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Die Meistersingers

Ms. Morissey

    Die Meistersingers is a male chorus open to all men at Waupaca High School. They meet on Tuesday mornings from 7:15 until 7:50 throughout the entire school year. Students may join in the beginning of the year or following a concert. Concert performances include the holiday, spring and tribute concerts. The group explores all styles and types of male chorus music with an emphasis on the “classics” as well as some novelty numbers. Possibilities for travel may occur on a sporadic basis.

 

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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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Football

Varsity Coach: Mr. Koronkiewicz

JV / Assistant Coaches: Mr. Noltner, Mr. Harms, Mr. Sternweis and Mr. Krcmar

Freshmen Coaches:  Mr. Waller, Mr. Moyer

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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Forensics

Mr. Steinhorst, Mr. Otte

    What do Oprah Winfrey, Jane Pauley, Shelly Long, Kelsey Grammar, Hubert Humphrey, and Ted Turner have in common? They all participated in high school forensics.

    Forensics offers opportunities for 9th through 12th grade students to compete in 21 different speech categories such as play acting, oratory, storytelling, Student Congress, prose reading, poetry reading, acting and debates. Students may participate in the full season or partial season and may sign up any time throughout the school year. They have the flexibility to attend as few or as many events as they want.

    Competitions are held on Fridays and Saturdays beginning in January and ending in April. The coaches practice with the students either before or after school or during the school day as schedules allow.

    The ability to qualify for and compete at a national tournament offers many challenges and nationwide travel opportunities, including several overnights. Students compete earning points towards a letter and National Forensics League memberships.

Students interested in the fields of broadcasting, law, advertising, communications, media, theater, music, teaching, travel, and business will gain valuable experience for the future.

 

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FFA

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 for the past four years and top ten in the nation for the last  three 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 $1,000 locally. Our FFA chapter has something to offer every student.  The FFA can have an extreme impact on your education and career.  Get involved!

 

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Gamerz Guild

Mrs. Bauer

     If you like gaming, then you’ll love Gamerz Guild!  Gamerz Guild is a way for teens to connect to their peers through the playing boards, cards, and wires of gaming.  Students join in on various gaming every other Monday after school until 5:00 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!

 

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Golf

Boys’ Coach: Mr. Noltner

Girls’ Coach: Ms. Welter

    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

Ms. Wierzba

    The Green Team was started at WHS by a handful of students in hopes of commencing an organization to reduce communal waste and increase the awareness of it. We hope to continue progressing, in member size and financial support, so that we may aid parts of the world with severe wildlife destruction.

 

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Boys’ Hockey

Mr. Crisman and Mr. Johnson

    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.”  Our open gyms start around the 1st of October and run until our season starts in mid-November.  Regardless of skill level, being part of a team is sometimes more important.  Come join us!

 

Girls’ Hockey

Mr. Guyer, Ms. Simonson

    Girls’ hockey will return for the second year as a sport at Waupaca High School.  Waupaca, along with Manawa, 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 as we will be practicing and playing games up to 6 nights per week.  We want the student/athlete to come away with a positive experience that includes teamwork, commitment, leadership, friendship, and fun.  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.

     Pep Club also works closely with the Waupaca Booster Club to recognize and honor the parents of all Waupaca athletes, particularly the parents of senior athletes for the fall, winter and spring sports.

    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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Prom

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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SADD

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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Softball

Ms. Imhoff

    The Waupaca Comet girl's softball welcomes any girl who would like to continue the development of the basic skills of throwing, fielding, and hitting. We will work towards being better TEAM players throughout the year. 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. Practices begin in mid-March and end in late May. The program will have two levels of teams: varsity and junior varsity.

 

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Spanish Club

Mrs. Abrahamson, Mrs. Batten

    The Spanish Club or “el club de espanol” is open to any WHS student interested in different cultures and fun.  We sponsor a Spanish/Mexican cooking night, a movie night, and a pinata workshop.  Various years we travel to the Milwaukee Holiday Folk Fair and Six Flags Great America.  Other activities may include:  roller skating, bowling, soccer, and perhaps attending a Spanish theater/dance production.

 

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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, sponsor activities at athletic events as Chuck a Puck and free throw contests, 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. Riegert, Mrs. Gibbs

    The Trap and Skeet Club runs from September 9 - November 11 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.  A hunters’ safety license is required to shoot.  The advisers will assist students in obtaining this certificate if needed.  The cost is $10 per night; firearms will be provided.  Regular attendance is expected to earn a letter.  Registration forms will be available in the guidance office.

 

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Volleyball

Ms. Benitz, Ms. Johnson

    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 and is open to all women enrolled in the vocal music program. WCC sings at the three major concerts of the year. The group is comprised of freshmen through seniors. The literature selected for the group ranges from medium-easy to advanced, with many of the selections performed a-cappella. Participation in WCC gives students a chance to sing quality literature in an ensemble of 80-100 singers. This setting allows freshmen and sophomore women to gain experience and confidence in their abilities and allows junior and senior women to be leaders and mentors to their peers.

 

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Wrestling

Mr. Reif,  Mr. Mannel

   All students are eligible to participate in wrestling, including wrestlers who have competed in earlier programs and those who come out for the sport for the first time as freshmen or even seniors. The sport is known for its fairness. If you are the top wrestler at a weight, you are on the varsity team, so the coaches have very little say in determining the starting team. Dual meets are during the week with varsity and junior varsity tournaments on most Saturdays. All the non-varsity level wrestlers will be set up with matches if it is possible. If one-on-one competition is your thing, wrestling may be for you.

 

 

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Yearbook

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

eiden@wsd.waupaca.k12.wi.us

 
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