Wa-Nee Community Schools News Article

MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 
All Grades
The annual See You At the Pole event is next Wednesday, September 23.  This is a national event where school students around the country gather at their flag poles before school and pray together. This event started many years ago with one lone girl who decided to stand alone outside of her school and take a stand to pray for her school.  It has grown into a very large national event that we observe here at the middle school each year. This year the theme is Return, Restore, Revive.  These are much needed messages in our world today.  Anyone and everyone is invited to attend.  We will meet at 7:15 am right outside the main doors to the school to gather first.  Please see if you can be dropped off early next Wednesday and join us.  We will be finished before first period starts.  Make sure you have your mask for safety.
 
The NWMS yearbook staff is looking for help documenting this historic school year. With fieldtrips, in person clubs, and other events on hold, we’d like to crowdsource photos for potential use in the 2020-2021 yearbook.  We want to safely include as many events, students, and stories as possible. That’s where you—parents, coaches, teachers, students, and staff—come in! Whenever you capture a moment at a sporting event, an interesting classroom demonstration, student work or performances, or even a photo documenting learning from home remotely, we’d love to see it!  Send yearbook photo submissions to [email protected]. Thanks in advance for your help!
 
From Your Library - All students: If you have a fine and/or books from our library or the elementary libraries, you must pay/return all things by the end of this month, September 30. If fines are not paid and books are not returned (paid for), you will not be allowed to check out books.
 
Girls Storm Traveling Softball Team tryouts will be held on Saturday, October 3rd from 9:00 – 10:30 AM for 12U and 10:00 – 11:30 AM for 14U at the high school. Please pick up an information flyer in the main office window if you are interested.
 
Panther Athletic Results
6th Grade 
On Tuesday, the cross country teams travelled to Discovery Middle School to compete against Discovery and Pierre Moran. Both the boys and girls teams were victorious over Pierre Moran but were bested by the Archers. Micah Jarrell was the fastest 6th grade boy, taking 10th place out of 81 runners in a time of 12:51.  Micah Schwartz placed 43rd, Karsten Cummings was 44th, Carson Golden took 50th and Gavin Dittman placed 53rd. For the 6th grade girls, Avery Hess led the way, finishing 18th out of 79 runners with a new personal best time of 14:49.  Lilly Reaker placed 25th, Addison Davis was 53rd and Karissa Mason was 62nd. Keep up the good work Panthers!
 
 
7th Grade
On Tuesday, the cross country teams travelled to Discovery Middle School to compete against Discovery and Pierre Moran. Both the boys and girls teams were victorious over Pierre Moran but were bested by the Archers. Caleb Vincent was the fastest 7th grader, taking 4th place out of 81 runners in a time of 12:16. Caleb Stutzman placed 20th, Collin Goss was 21st, Nathan Shrock placed 25th, Henry Pffeifer took 28th, Isaac Bell placed 33rd and Drew Davis was 36th.  For the 7th grade girls, Dannica Miller led the Panthers by taking 2nd out of 79 runners in a time of 13:27. Hanna Clyde was 9th, Naima Ghaffar placed 11th, Ava Zercher took 12th, Josey Meyers placed 13th, and Marli Hartman was 23rd. Naomi Lopez was most improved, dropping her time by a remarkable 1 minute and 21 seconds.   Keep up the good work Panthers! 
 
 
This past Tuesday evening, the 7th grade Football team beat Concord in an extremely close game, 22 to 19. On offense: Austin King rushed for 32 yards and caught a Touchdown pass for 38 yards. Colin Moyer rushed for 25 yards, caught a pass for 38 yards, and returned a kickoff for 8 yards. Anthony Furlow rushed for 47 yards including a 40 yard touchdown. Jack Birch caught a pass for 21 yards. Hayden Lechlitner rushed for 5 yards, and returned 3 kickoffs for a combined 37 yards. Ryder Ransberger rushed for 35 yards including a 23 yard touchdown, passed for 99 yards and kicked 2 extra points. On the Black Crunch Defense: Austin King made 12 tackles, Jeff Eash made 6 tackles, Greyson Davis made 4 tackles, Colin Moyer, Kaysen Leiter and Jacob Handrich each made 3 tackles, Ryder Ransberger, Hayden Lechlitner, Tyler Dittman, and Leighton Bickel each contributed with 2 tackles. Sloan Gaut and Jayden Wilkins both made one tackle each. Ryder Ransberger intercepted a pass.
 
The 7th grade girls varsity volleyball team knocked off undefeated Concord last night 25 to 17 and 25 to 11. The girls played unbelievable. Leading the Panthers was Charli Perry with 5 aces and 3 kills. Sophie Richmond had 3 aces and 2 kills while Brooke Johnson added 2 aces and 3 kills of her own. Carissa Goshert had 2 key kills while Calli Miller added 2 aces and a kill as well. Great job ladies!
 
8th Grade
On Tuesday, the cross country teams travelled to Discovery Middle School to compete against Discovery and Pierre Moran. Both the boys and girls teams were victorious over Pierre Moran but were bested by the Archers. Neleh Steiner led the way for the 8th grade girls, placing 6th out of 79 runners with a time of 13:56.  Maggie Steiner placed 14th, Kyleigh Ruhl took 34th, and Kamryn Sprague was 48th.  For the 8th grade boys, it was Calix Truex taking 1st out of 81 runners with a season's best time of 11:29.  Wilson Gay placed 17th, Lucas Nave finished 22nd, Easton Feenstra was 24th, and Braxton Parvu-Timmer took 41st.  Keep up the good work Panthers! 
 
The 8th grade girls B volleyball team beat Concord in 2 sets, 25-8, 25-20. Vaden Tompos had 5 aces, 1 kill. Hannah Yoder had 2 aces, 1 kill, Brooklyn Goshert had 3 kills, Chloe Davis had 4 aces, Carly Horein had 3 aces, Makenna Hershberger had 1 kill.
 
The 8th grade girls A volleyball team defeated Concord in 2 sets last night 25-5, 25-12. The game was played from 
the service line and Tatum Evers drove in 16 aces followed by Sophia Barber with 11, and Anna Roeder with 7 aces. Leading the charge on offense was Claire Payne with 6 kills and Elayna Yoder with 4 aggressive kills. 

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