Waupaca High School

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Waupaca Comets
Location
E 2325 King Road
Waupaca, Wisconsin 54981

United States
Coordinates 44°20′10″N89°06′39″W / 44.33611°N 89.11083°W / 44.33611; -89.11083 Coordinates: 44°20′10″N89°06′39″W / 44.33611°N 89.11083°W / 44.33611; -89.11083
Information
Type Public
School districtSchool District of Waupaca
Faculty57.9 (on FTE basis) [1]
Grades 9 to 12
Enrollment675 (2016-17) [2]
Student to teacher ratio14.2 [1]
Color(s) Navy Blue and White         
SloganBuilding foundations for responsible citizenship and lifelong learning.
Athletics conference Eastern Valley Conference
Sportsfootball, basketball, baseball, volleyball, wrestling, cheerleading, dance, track and field, hockey, golf, soccer
Nickname Comets
Team nameComets
Website

Waupaca High School is a public high school located in Waupaca, Wisconsin. The school educates about 850 students in grades 9 to 12.

Waupaca, Wisconsin City in Wisconsin, United States

Waupaca is a city in and the county seat of Waupaca County in the state of Wisconsin, United States. The population was 6,069 at the 2010 census. The city is believed to be named after Sam Waupaca of the Potowatomi tribe.

Wisconsin A north-central state of the United States of America

Wisconsin is a U.S. state located in the north-central United States, in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions. It is bordered by Minnesota to the west, Iowa to the southwest, Illinois to the south, Lake Michigan to the east, Michigan to the northeast, and Lake Superior to the north. Wisconsin is the 23rd largest state by total area and the 20th most populous. The state capital is Madison, and its largest city is Milwaukee, which is located on the western shore of Lake Michigan. The state is divided into 72 counties.

Contents

Waupaca High School moved to its current location in 2000 with the completion of a new facility. Waupaca Middle School occupies the former high school building.

Academics

Waupaca High School's academic offerings include core mathematics, English, social sciences, and pure and applied sciences.

English language West Germanic language

English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and eventually became a global lingua franca. It is named after the Angles, one of the Germanic tribes that migrated to the area of Great Britain that later took their name, as England. Both names derive from Anglia, a peninsula in the Baltic Sea. The language is closely related to Frisian and Low Saxon, and its vocabulary has been significantly influenced by other Germanic languages, particularly Norse, and to a greater extent by Latin and French.

Extracurricular activities

Waupaca High School offers extracurricular activities that include chess, forensics, dance, a math team, debating, solo and ensemble instrumental music, drama, solo and ensemble vocal music, FFA, an art club, SADD, Beat the Heat, a Spanish club, STARS, a German club, student council, VICA, Key Club, National Honor Society, yearbook, and a pep club. [3]

National FFA Organization organization

National FFA Organization is an American 501(c)(3) youth organization, specifically a career and technical student organization, based on middle and high school classes that promote and support agricultural education. It was founded in 1925 at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, by agriculture teachers, Henry C. Groseclose, Walter Newman, Edmund Magill and Harry Sanders as Future Farmers of Virginia. In 1928, it became a nationwide organization known as Future Farmers of America. In 1988 the name was changed to the National FFA Organization, now commonly referred to as FFA, to recognize that the organization is for those with diverse interests in the food, fiber and natural resource industries, encompassing science, business and technology in addition to production agriculture. Today FFA is among the largest youth organizations in the United States, with 669,989 members in 8,630 chapters throughout all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. FFA is the largest of the career and technical student organizations in U.S. schools.

National Honor Society nationwide organization in the United States

The National Honor Society (NHS) is a nationwide organization for high school students in the United States and outlying territories, which consists of many chapters in high schools. Selection is based on four criteria: scholarship, leadership, service, and character. The National Honor Society requires some sort of service to the community, school, or other organizations. The time spent working on these projects contributes towards the monthly service hour requirement. The National Honor Society was founded in 1921 by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. The Alpha chapter of NHS was founded at Fifth Avenue High School by Principal Edward S. Rynearson in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Sports

The school offers baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country running, football, golf, hockey, soccer, softball, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling. The 2006 Waupaca Comets football team won the WIAA Division 3 State Championship, defeating Greendale, 7-3. The team finished the season with a record of 12-2.

Baseball Sport

Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two opposing teams who take turns batting and fielding. The game proceeds when a player on the fielding team, called the pitcher, throws a ball which a player on the batting team tries to hit with a bat. The objectives of the offensive team are to hit the ball into the field of play, and to run the bases—having its runners advance counter-clockwise around four bases to score what are called "runs". The objective of the defensive team is to prevent batters from becoming runners, and to prevent runners' advance around the bases. A run is scored when a runner legally advances around the bases in order and touches home plate. The team that scores the most runs by the end of the game is the winner.

Basketball team sport played on a court with baskets on either end

Basketball is a team sport in which two teams, most commonly of five players each, opposing one another on a rectangular court, compete with the primary objective of shooting a basketball through the defender's hoop while preventing the opposing team from shooting through their own hoop. A field goal is worth two points, unless made from behind the three-point line, when it is worth three. After a foul, timed play stops and the player fouled or designated to shoot a technical foul is given one or more one-point free throws. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins, but if regulation play expires with the score tied, an additional period of play (overtime) is mandated.

Cheerleading type of fun activity

Cheerleading is an activity in which the participants cheer for their team as a form of encouragement. It can range from chanting slogans to intense physical activity. It can be performed to motivate sports teams, to entertain the audience, or for competition. Competitive routines typically range anywhere from one to three minutes, and contain components of tumbling, dance, jumps, cheers, and stunting.

The 2008 Waupaca Comets football team won the WIAA Division 3 State Championship, defeating Reedsburg High School, 21-20. The team finished the season with a record of 14-0.

The 2016 Waupaca Comets baseball team won the WIAA Division 2 State Championship, defeating Milwaukee Lutheran High School, 2-0. The team finished the season with a record of 25-4.

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References

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