Congratulations to Jared Brazzle March G.E.M. Award Recipient!
Having patience is a necessity when you work in education. It is even more
necessary when educators and technology staff are working together to roll-out
one-to-one technology. The technology team has gone above and beyond to help
teachers work out the glitches. Jared Brazzle has helped our building in so many
ways. He is patient, friendly and hard-working.
Many staff members appreciate Jared’s timely responses to our emails and
technology needs in the classroom. He is willing to help us no matter if it is a minor
or major need. Jared’s attention to detail when figuring out technology issues allows
us to focus on teaching instead of troubleshooting. Without him, this year would
have been much more stressful in working through some of the bugs with 1-1.
When technology doesn’t always work like we want it to, Jared saves the day.
He works to find solutions to the problems we encounter. He is persistent and
continues to check-in on the problem because he is determined to find a solution.
Jared can been seen on what seems to be a daily basis at West. When problems
reoccur or a solution is only temporary he always is kind, helpful and quick to
respond. We are appreciative of how positive and persistent Jared is when it comes
to working with us at West.
Jared continues to support teachers as we explore new ways of incorporating
technology into learning opportunities for students. He meets us where we are and
is genuine when he works to solve our technology problems and answer our
questions. He is patient and works with us to make sure things are how we envision
them to be, and he takes care of the technology piece when needed.
Jared was a key component when it came to a grade level Skype session with
a Civil Rights Veteran. He took care of the technology component-he came in early,
set up the technology and stayed the entire session to make sure things went
smoothly. The teachers were able to focus on the interview and student learning.
There was no stress if something happened with technology because Jared was
there. Jared took time out of his week to make sure that this learning opportunity
One teacher shared, “My students and I are especially grateful to Jared
because without him we wouldn’t have been able to take advantage of using the
technology in our classroom to enhance learning. He has made all the difference.”
The teachers at West Elementary appreciate Jared Brazzle and the work that
he does for our district and the patience that he shows Jared goes the extra mile.
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The attached link is an article about community members who are working with our students through the Youth Entrepreneurs program. Very good read.
Congratulations to senior Hannah Divine, this week’s Remarkable Raider
I would like to nominate Hannah Divine. Hannah is involved in so many activities at WHS I couldn't even attempt to name them all. She is an athlete in the fall and spring and she is manager for the boys basketball team during the winter season. Her duties include keeping stats at home games and keeping the scorebook on road games and picking up "gross sweaty towels". She faithfully rides the bus with the team to all the games and has spent many evenings and a couple of Saturdays in this role. She is also a peer tutor for Mrs. Petermann and assists fellow students in picking up recycling and and running the coffee cart. She is very kind and patient in fulfilling those duties. She is an outstanding student as well. She is always prepared and gives her best effort in class every day. Mr. Conner reports that she volunteered her time to help with STUCO activities when she didn't really have to and does much of the "dirty work" that make STUCO events a success. Hannah is also student guardian with the Honor Flight and Mr. Hornung describes her as "one of the best" and gave several examples of her kindness and maturity in that role. Hannah is one of those students that does so many good things that we run the risk of taking her for granted. She does all of these things with no fanfare and no expectation of recognition. These are just a few of her many contributions to WHS. She is very, very deserving of this award.
She is an active member of peer chamber and is often the first to volunteer. She is always reliable, kind, and energetic and always represents the group well.
You could also mention she has been in cheer all 4 years and always helped the younger girls when needed.
She also was asked to be part of student council second semester simply because she was often helping the group outside of being a member. She was often helping organize events, and volunteering even though she wasn't an official member. It didn't stop her from doing what was needed. She happily joined in 2nd semester of her senior year because she was asked.
Truly a leader
Hannah will receive $20, from our sponsor Purple Wave
It’s time for Central’s Kindergarten Round-Up for the 2018/2019 school year! Children must be five on or before Aug 31, 2018 to attend kindergarten. There will be a Parent/Child meeting on Tuesday, April 3 at 6:00 p.m. The student’s birth certificate will be needed at this time. There will also be Kindergarten Round-up screening times on April 9th and 10th. Please call the school office at 456-7271 to register your child and sign up for a screening time.
Wamego USD 320 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
Tim Winter, Superintendent, 504 Coordinator, and Title IX Coordinator
1008 8th Street
Wamego KS 66547
In an effort to support safe schools and a safe community, and in cooperation with the Wamego Police Department and the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s office, a local hotline email and phone number has been established to allow students and patrons to anonymously report and provide information in our efforts to support student safety.
In case of immediate emergency, call 911
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