Panther Tales

Spotlight Staff: Secretaries (Part one)

Spotlight Staff: Secretaries (Part one)

Caitlin Schmitt, Wrtiter

February 24, 2016

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

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

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

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

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...

Staff Spotlight Series

Staff Spotlight Series

Caitlin Schmitt, Writer

February 2, 2016

Starting this February, I am doing a spotlight series on staff that I feel often go unnoticed or under appreciated. Great Bend High is a good sized school, which means there are a lot of staff members and it might be easy to miss a few, but there are dozens of awesome people I’ve talked to one on ...

February Birthdays!

February Birthdays!

February 1, 2016

This month, take a moment to wish these students a very happy birthday! 2/1         Mikayla R Bownes 2/1         Aaron M Schultz 2/1         Nydia Kimberly Zubia 2/2         Kourtney Adams 2/3         Andrew Glen Curtright 2/3         Randa M. Taylor ...

Students of the Week – Alexandria Snyder & Jose Batres

Students of the Week – Alexandria Snyder & Jose Batres

January 28, 2016

Alex has shown great work ethic and a positive attitude this year as she works towards achieving personal goals.  She is a hardworker and always completes tasks and projects with self-motivation and drive.  I have very much enjoyed working with Alex and look forward to seeing what she accomplishes...

Students of the Week – Keaton Sander & Lexi Ratcliff

Students of the Week – Keaton Sander & Lexi Ratcliff

January 20, 2016

Keaton is a very polite, well-mannered young man.  He is respectful and responsible.  He works well with others, is able to assist them when necessary, and contributes in all cooperative settings. Lexi brightens our class with her cheerful attitude.  She is very excited to learn and share.  She is a leader an...

Students of the Week – Andrew Wettengel & Xitlaly Espino

Students of the Week – Andrew Wettengel & Xitlaly Espino

January 14, 2016

I have Andrew in Advisory and I have found myself the past couple of weeks commenting to him that he is the most positive young man I have met in a long time.  He has never been negative in my class.  No matter what we are talking about/doing he sees the bright side or encourages his classmates.  ...

Meet Your 2016 Winter Homecoming Candidates

Meet Your 2016 Winter Homecoming Candidates

Abby Stiner

January 12, 2016

    Morgan Kottas: Activities: Volleyball, Softball, Basketball, Kayettes, FBLA, NHS, Pep Club Favorite Movie: Straight Outta Compton Favorite Food: Pizza Favorite Song: Here by Alessia Cara Ian McGilber: Activities: Madrigals, A Capella Favorite Movie: Hot Rod ...

January Birthdays!

January Birthdays!

P.T. Staff

January 5, 2016

This month, take a moment to wish these students a very happy birthday! 1/1         Dylan M. Baxter 1/1         Emma Cape 1/1         Kelsey N Ford 1/1         Kylie R Ford 1/1         Adan Hernandez 1/2         Donovan D Paden 1/2 ...

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