WCHS Gives Thanks

In a week of giving thanks, staff members of Wallace County High School were asked what aspects of the school they are thankful for.  

Library Parra Sarah King said, “I am thankful for the families of the children who we serve. These families trust us not only to care for their children while they are at school but also to help then grow and learn. I’m thankful for a staff full of individuals who sacrifice a great deal to lead and guide the children who our future depends on. I’m thankful for a community that supports USD 241 whole heartedly.”

High school English teacher Linda O’Connor is thankful for the community as well and added, “I am thankful for the hard working coaches and advisors that give of their personal time and effort to provide for the best possible environment for the education not to just occur inside the classroom but outside as well. As a district, we are committed to excellence.”

Assistance administrator Connie Bergquist agreed that she is thankful for such a supportive community and specifically mentioned the support and understanding the community gave the students when they traveled to Ashland for their work trip last year. 

High school science teacher Christy Hammer enjoys the people she is surrounded by each day at work, “I love the people I work with and love having the opportunity to work with students.”

Head Librarian Jana Gfeller summed all of those answers up when she said, “I am grateful that I work in a caring school and community that have a sense of comradery and are dedicated to a high standard of performance. Our staff is incredibly knowledgeable and enthusiastic about teaching and our students show leadership in the classroom, extra-curricular activities and participate in community service projects.”

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