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Parent-teacher conferences effectiveness

Parent-teacher conferences effectiveness

Ashley Steele, Editor

February 18, 2020

by Ashley Steele Of the Gleaner This week students are going to enjoy a long four-day weekend. Teachers, however, will have a week full of parent-teacher conferences. Some students and parents still attend conferences; however, they do not seem to be the norm for many Wahlert students.  “My...

The music behind the champions

The music behind the champions

Tony Medellin, Reporter

February 14, 2020

Feb. 8th was a great day for the Wahlert show choir program. During the competition at Bettendorf High School, Impulse won many awards including best vocals, best choreography, best crew, Grand Champions, and best band.  Impact also won Grand Champions in the prep division and made night finals fo...

Secrets to a successful show choir team

Secrets to a successful show choir team

Maddie Roling, Editor

February 10, 2020

There is no doubt that winning a show choir competition looks different than winning a basketball game. Between performing, playing music, or managing behind the scenes, lots of factors help create a successful show choir team.  Team Unity  “I feel that if you can’t work together as a group, it’s h...

Dancers rock the rafters for funds

Dancers rock the rafters for funds

Sophie Skemp, Reporter

February 10, 2020

The Dance Team is nearing the end of their 2019-20 season with the Rock the Rafters dance camp. Rock the Rafters is the dance team’s home showcase, where boys and girls of ages 4 to 12 come to learn dances and have fun. The performance part of the day will be Feb. 9th at 1 p.m. in the Wahlert gym. A lot of work goes into preparing for the camp, but all the hard work ...

Our thoughts on the traditions of The Nest

Our thoughts on the traditions of The Nest

William Herbst and Ashley Steele

January 30, 2020

The Nest was once known as one of the best student sections in the state. Hundreds of students would participate in every cheer with an immense amount of school spirit. Wahlert takes pride in its student section. However, the past few years it seems as though participation has declined among the birds in...

Girls pin it to win it

Girls pin it to win it

William Herbst, Reporter

December 12, 2019

What started as an idea by girls and Mr. Joel Allen has turned into a real sport  at Wahlert. Girls’ wrestling is now a thing! So far it seems to be a success with the girls. Rachel Eddy, ‘20, commented on how it came to be: “Us volleyball players got to talking about doing it as a joke, but ...

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