Monday, December 8th, was the last official Board of Education meeting for longtime member Kirk Gardels. The Board of Education presented Kirk with a plaque honoring his 24 years of service to Wilcox-Hildreth Public School. Between 1991 and 2014, Kirk served on the Wilcox school board for 11 years and the Wilcox-Hildreth board for 13 years. We thank him for his service to our school district.
Our incoming Board of Education member will be Kert Hansen. He will officially begin his duties at the January 2015 meeting.
Earlier this school year, Mrs. Stratman, WHPS Media Specialist, applied for a grant for up to $400 provided by the Republican Valley Library Service (RSVL) to be used to enhance the library program. When notified that our library was a grant recipient, Mrs. Stratman used the money to purchase a new updated floor globe for the Media Center at Wilcox. Since its arrival, students have enjoyed locating various places in the world that they read and study about.
Wilcox-Hildreth Public School began its existence in August of 2002 after patrons of the Hildreth Public School and Wilcox Public School voted to merge the two districts in June of 2002.
The Wilcox-Hildreth Public School facilities are located in Wilcox (K-4 and 9-12) and Hildreth (grades 5-8). Wilcox has a population of approximately 360 and is located in the southwest portion of Kearney County. Hildreth has a population of approximately 380 and is located in the north central section of Franklin County. The school district extends within four counties including: Kearney, Franklin, Harlan, and Phelps and includes approximately 350 square miles. District boundaries go approximately 16 miles south to north and approximately 23 miles east to west.
Grades K-4 and 9-12
Located in Wilcox for the elementary & high school students and staff. Resources are available that support the school’s curriculum in print and electronic format. Media Specialist is available from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Located in Hildreth for the middle school students and staff. Again, resources are available that support the school’s curriculum in print and electronic format. Media specialist available from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
June Stratman, K-12 endorsed
Contact at either school or by email
K-4, 9-12 online card catalog 10.11.92.1
5-8 online card catalog 10.11.96.1
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If you are conducting research and need further resources we also have subscriptions available to WorldBookOnline and ProQuest as well as the ability to order materials using inter-library loan. Please contact Mrs. Stratman if you need to access these resources.
Other resources are available at the school sites.
The 2014 school year marked the beginning of a new TeamMates chapter at Wilcox-Hildreth Public School.
What is TeamMates?
The TeamMates Mentoring Program is a school-based one-to-one mentoring program that began in 1991. Tom and Nancy Osborne founded the TeamMates Mentoring Program in an effort to provide support and encouragement to school aged youth. The goal of the program is to see youth graduate from high school and pursue post-secondary education. To reach this goal, youth meet one hour a per week with a caring adult who serves as a mentor. Mentors are volunteers from the community who have dedicated themselves to making a difference in the life of a young person. Mentors support the strengths of the youth and help build a sense of hope, purpose and vision. The youth in the TeamMates program are called mentees.
What is the Mission of TeamMates?
The mission of the TeamMates Mentoring Program is to positively impact the world by inspiring youth to reach their full potential through mentoring.
What are the core values of TeamMates?
Commitment to youth – TeamMates is committed to serving youth with compassion and respect.
Safety – The safety and protection of the mentee and mentor is first priority.
Integrity and Trust – TeamMates is committed to integrity and trust in all relationships.
Inclusion – TeamMates is committed to the inclusion of mentees and mentors from diverse backgrounds.
Wilcox-Hildreth TeamMates Board Members
|April Overholser||President||Pastor Craig Cedar||Board Member|
|Marilee Aspegren||Vice-President||Jeff Loschen||Board Member|
|Hana Mach||Secretary||Andrea Quadhamer||Board Member|
|Debbie Reiss||Treasurer||Kelly Sheen||Board Member|
|Donnette Johnson||Program Coordinator||Brian Konert||Board Member|