Underappreciated of the Week- Janitors

The whole class is watching. The teacher already warned others not to throw their paper balls towards the trash, but you’re different. You’re going to make it. You wipe the sweat from your brow and you line up your shot, waiting for the teacher to turn their back. You take the shot. The blood pounding in your ears is almost deafening, this is life or … Continue reading Underappreciated of the Week- Janitors

Underappreciated of the Week- Wrestling

Last season our Winfield wrestling team had three state qualifiers, two of which were freshmen. We had multiple home meets with every wrestler giving it their all and winning almost every match. Yet, our bleachers were only a quarter of the way filled, and that was mostly family members. For those out there that do not know how wrestling works, there are three periods that … Continue reading Underappreciated of the Week- Wrestling

Underappreciated of the Week- Lunch Ladies

Ever thought of the hard working women who give you a warm meal five days a week? I ́m not talking about your mothers, I ́m talking about the Winfield lunch ladies. These women work hard each day to provide a meal to roughly four hundred hungry teenagers, and that’s no easy job.  We have a lunch staff of roughly five women, with three lunch … Continue reading Underappreciated of the Week- Lunch Ladies

Teacher of the Week (Mr. Young)

  What inspired you to be a teacher? His family was his inspiration for becoming a teacher. His mother taught special education and fourth grade for 41 years in the Fort Zumwalt school district and his father is an electrical engineer. Being a science teacher seemed to make sense! How long have you been teaching? This is his sixth year teaching. All have been at … Continue reading Teacher of the Week (Mr. Young)

Teacher of the Week (Mrs. Vail)

What inspired you to be a teacher? She grew up in a family of “nurturers”. She remember “playing” school with her sisters and cousins at my Grandma’s house. (Ask Mrs. Bauer–she loved playing the role of teacher!) Her parents valued education and emphasized the importance of school. She knew she wanted to help others and being an educator gave her that opportunity. How long have … Continue reading Teacher of the Week (Mrs. Vail)

Teacher of the Week (Ms. Stay)

What inspired you to be a teacher? When she was younger, her mom told her to become a teacher. She never really saw myself as a teacher throughout high school. When she graduated high school, she started out as a Baking & Pastry Major through STLCC. That was short lived because of the waiting list for the program. She still took college courses and was … Continue reading Teacher of the Week (Ms. Stay)

Teacher of the Week (Mrs. Nafziger)

what inspired you to be a teacher? She knew that she wanted to be a music teacher since elementary school. She had always loved music and performance. Her high school choir teacher, Mrs. Jurkowitz, was a huge influence on her life. She inspired what she did in her class in many ways. What is your most memorable thing about being a teacher? Having the same … Continue reading Teacher of the Week (Mrs. Nafziger)