Panther Tales

Meet Your 2016 Mr. Perfect Panther Contestants

Meet Your 2016 Mr. Perfect Panther Contestants

April 6, 2016


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Mr. Perfect Panther is a program started in 1984 by the Kayettes. As a service club, the purpose of the project is not only to recognize eight senior guys, but to raise proceeds for medical expenses, which go to local community members in need. The proceeds of the show will go to the Royal Family Kids...

Spotlight Staff: Counselors

Spotlight Staff: Counselors

Caitlin Schmitt, Writer

April 4, 2016


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Here at Great Bend High School we have three counselors; Kristen Baker who takes care of 8th grade enrollment and students whose last names start with A-G, we have Kathy Davis who takes care of our students whose last names starting with H-O, and Debbie Koelsch, who takes care of students with last name...

April Birthdays!

April Birthdays!

April 1, 2016


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This month, take a moment to wish these students a very happy birthday! 4/1         Victor Castellanos 4/2         Trae Wineinger 4/3         Sydney McAfee 4/3         Blake J Stanley 4/3         Gerardo Torres 4/4         Skylar Burkes ...

Spotlight Staff: Coach Manwarren

Spotlight Staff: Coach Manwarren

Caitlin Schmitt, Writer

March 31, 2016


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If you’ve played football or ran track at GBHS, or have been assigned in-school suspension, then you definitely know who this is. Coach Manwarren is the Defensive Coordinator for the football team and is in charge of the in-school suspension program. His job is to support the school wide vision of creat...

FBLA…State Bound!

FBLA…State Bound!

Brittani Weers, Editor/Writer

March 1, 2016


Filed under Panther Success, Spotlight

At the District FBLA Competition, fourteen of twenty-four students of Great Bend High School qualified to compete at the State Leadership Conference. Of the fourteen, eight are first time qualifiers, two went to Nationals last year, and one qualified to compete in each event she participated in at Di...

Spotlight Staff: Secretaries (Part two)

Spotlight Staff: Secretaries (Part two)

Caitlin Schmitt, Writer

March 1, 2016


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If you have to leave school, get to school late, get called to the office, or hear your name over the intercom you most likely have to communicate with a secretary. Here at Great Bend High School we have four front office secretaries. There’s the receptionist, attendance secretary, the discipline secre...

March Birthdays!

March Birthdays!

March 1, 2016


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This month, take a moment to wish these students a very happy birthday! 3/1         Dalton Bender 3/1         Robert A. Frizell 3/1         Kendal J. Sell 3/2         Conor R Miller 3/2         Alondra Olivas 3/3         Andre' DelVecchi...

Spotlight Staff: Secretaries (Part one)

Spotlight Staff: Secretaries (Part one)

Caitlin Schmitt, Wrtiter

February 23, 2016


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If you have to leave school, get to school late, get called to the office, or hear your name over the intercom you most likely have to communicate with a secretary. Here at Great Bend High School we have four front office secretaries. There’s the receptionist, attendance secretary, the discipline secre...

Spotlight Staff: Mr. Moore

Spotlight Staff: Mr. Moore

Caitlin Schmitt, Writer

February 16, 2016


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twenty--six years of being in administration has taught him to spend time with students outside of school, one on one. “It’s a two way street. You see each other in different aspects, instead of troublemaker and principal. We should work together, not against.” He has positive feelings towards t...

Spotlight Staff: Mr. Wetzel

Spotlight Staff:  Mr. Wetzel

Caitlin Schmitt, Writer

February 8, 2016


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Mr. Wetzel received his Bachelor’s degree from St. Mary of the Plains and received his Master’s from Kansas State University. Mr. Wetzel graduated from GBHS in 1973 and before coming back he taught at Ell-Saline High School. He also coached basketball in Russell and served as an assistant coach at...

Students of the Week – Dawson Clark & Ruth Reyes

Students of the Week – Dawson Clark & Ruth Reyes

February 5, 2016


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Dawson is incredibly mature and responsible.  He is always respectful to his teachers and his peers.  Dawson sets high expectations for himself and works hard to achieve them.  I believe he will continue to do great things at GBHS and beyond!   Ruth is a very kind and compassionate student...

Spotlight Staff: Mr. Friess

Spotlight Staff:  Mr. Friess

Caitlin Schmitt, Writer

February 2, 2016


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Mr. Friess received his Bachelor’s degree from KU, and his Master's from Fort Hays State University. This is Mr. Friess’ 30th year with USD 428. He was a teacher for twelve years, vice principal for twelve, and he’s been our head principal for six years. “Do you feel that you make decisions that aff...

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