Volunteers Needed for Library
Indian Hills Elementary is seeking volunteers to work in its library
Monday through Friday, 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM or 1:00 - 3:30 PM.
Volunteers may choose the day of the week and times which
work best for their schedules. Work every week or every other week.
If interested, please complete
and return it to Indian Hills library, or email it to Robin Hartpence at
Teacher of the Year Semi-Finalists
Congratulations to Farley Elementary Kindergarten teacher
Nicole Meier and Washburn Rural Middle School math teacher
Jennifer Wilcox for being named Kansas Teacher of the Year
semi-finalists. They were among only six semi-finalists
selected from Kansas Region 2, which covers the second U.S.
District Sees Increase in ACT Scores
ACT results were recently released and the average
composite score for students at Washburn Rural High
School increased to 23.7. This is up .5 from last
year. In addition to an increased composite, the scores
in each area also increased as did the total number of
students tested. The WRHS 2014 totals are listed below
(2013 totals appear in parenthesis):
- Total tested: 311 (293)
- Composite: 23.7 (23.2)
- English: 23.1 (22.8)
- Mathematics: 23.4 (23.2)
- Reading: 24.3 (23.5)
- Science: 23.5 (22.8)
The statewide average composite is 22.0. WRHS also
exceeded the state average in each subject area.
The ACT is an indicator of college readiness. The
composite readiness benchmarks are set at 18 for
English, 22 for Math, 22 for Reading, and 23 for
Science. The WRHS average exceeded the benchmarks
in all areas.