FFA Awards

FFA members, families and friends please take a few minutes to watch our first ever virtual banquet!  Students of all grades are recognized for their exceptional work in the classroom as well as FFA activities. 

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2021 Student Art Show

The Worthington High School Art Department would like to invite you to view the 2021 Student Art Show! This annual event, is traditionally exhibited at the Nobles County Art Center. Due to COVID, this year’s artwork will be viewed online, in a virtual exhibit. –

Take time to enjoy the amazing art work that WHS students have created this past year. Living through a pandemic has been difficult for all; Art has been very healing to our students and a comfort to many of us. ENJOY the Artwork they created during these challenging times.

The Nobles County Art Center will also share  a select number  of Juniors  and Seniors  work on their Facebook page. Please visit and share your comments, it will brighten their day and yours!

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The Trojans Closet Orders Due Monday, March 15

The WHS Business Economics Class of 2021, BPA Chapter, and KM Graphics are excited to announce the launch of The Trojans Closet. The Trojans Closet offers four new apparel designs for all Trojan Fans and one special design just for our Seniors!

Our members have been having fun designing new spirit wear that meets the requests sent in from our community. Our designs will be available to view and purchase through online and paper order sales beginning today. Our partner KM Graphics and I are happy to answer any questions that you may have about our products. 

Online store can be found at http://www.km-apparel.com/mobile/Category.aspx?id=2051

Our online store will launch today March 2 and run through March 12. All online orders placed by March 15 will be available for pick up at the High School beginning April 12. 

Paper orders with payment must be to Mrs. Troe at the High School by March 12 for April 12 pick up. 

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School Bus Driver Appreciation Week

School Bus Driver Appreciation Week to bring attention to drivers’ dedication and essential role during COVID-19 pandemic

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Feb. 17, 2021 – Thousands of hardworking school bus drivers across the state are going above and beyond their duties during the COVID-19 pandemic as essential school district employees. To recognize this important profession, Governor Tim Walz has proclaimed Feb. 21-27 as School Bus Driver Appreciation Week in the state of Minnesota. Click here to download the Governor’s proclamation.

“I am proud to proclaim February 21-27 as School Bus Driver Appreciation Week in the State of Minnesota,” said Governor Walz. “Our school bus drivers have stepped up in unprecedented ways to serve Minnesota’s students during an incredibly challenging year, and I am forever grateful for their dedication to our students’ education, safety, and wellbeing.” The Minnesota School Bus Operators Association and Minnesota Association of Pupil Transportation first teamed up in 2017 to create School Bus Driver Appreciation Day in Minnesota to encourage school leaders, parents and students to celebrate the often-overlooked profession. This year’s recognition has been expanded to a weeklong, virtual event. Content celebrating Minnesota’s school bus drivers will be unveiled on dedicated Facebook and Twitter pages throughout the week. Content includes submitted videos from the Office of Governor Tim Walz & Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan, the Minnesota State Patrol, and the Minnesota Department of Education.

“Minnesota school bus drivers are going above and beyond their typical duties to serve students and communities during this unprecedented school year,” said MSBOA President Garrett Regan. “We are thankful that Governor Walz has declared February 21-27 as School Bus Driver Appreciation Week in Minnesota to help give school bus drivers the recognition they deserve.” Minnesota school bus drivers have taken on new essential roles during the COVID-19 pandemic to serve their communities, such as delivering meals and distance learning supplies to families, providing Wi-Fi connections, and transporting the children of first responders and healthcare workers to and from daycare. School bus drivers have also followed new, rigorous health and safety protocols to transport students to and from school safely during the pandemic.

“Not only do Minnesota school bus drivers play a crucial role in our school systems, but they have a positive impact on students,” said MAPT President John Thomas. “The pandemic has reinforced how caring and dedicated school bus drivers are. Many drivers have participated in activities like birthday parades and graduation ceremonies, showing how much they care about the students they serve.” School districts across Minnesota will celebrate School Bus Driver Appreciation Week in special ways, such as by passing out student-made thank you cards and providing food and beverages to bus drivers. The I-35W bridge in Minneapolis will also be lit yellow in recognition of School Bus Driver Appreciation Week on the evening of Feb. 21 and into the morning of Feb. 22.

About the Minnesota School Bus Operators Association
The Minnesota School Bus Operators Association (MSBOA) represents Minnesota’s privately-owned school bus contractors who provide more than 60 percent of the school buses used to transport Minnesota children to and from school and school-related activities. Its members represent an average of more than 45 years of experience in the industry and are responsible for more than 400,000 students transported 233,000 miles per day.

About the Minnesota Association for Pupil Transportation
Founded in 1975, the Minnesota Association for Pupil Transportation (MAPT) is a nonprofit association of school transportation professionals and industry leaders who promote safe and efficient student transportation within the state of Minnesota. MAPT encourages active participation by anyone interested in the safe and efficient transportation of Minnesota students and is a resource for all school districts throughout Minnesota.

Chris Duffy

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WHS Parent Teacher Conferences

Worthington High School Parent Teacher Conferences are Thursday, February 18 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Please have one parent / guardian attend to keep crowds smaller.
Masks and social distancing required.
If not able to attend, please contact your child’s advisor with any questions about their progress.

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Attention to our 2021 Seniors!

It is once again time for our senior class members to apply to be honored as Worthington’s District 518 representative for the Triple A Awards.

Seniors need to be active in the arts, athletics, and academics to apply.

The deadline is Wednesday December 30 at 3:30pm.

Please contact Lakeyta Swinea or Dan Schnelle with your questions, and turn in your application to Gayla in the WHS Counselor’s Office.

If you need another copy of the application check Schoology or click on the link below.

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Attention WHS Orchestra Students & Alumni

The annual WHS Orchestra Alumni Day event scheduled for Tuesday, December 22nd @ 12-1:15pm has been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. Mrs. Loy will hope to gather with you in December 2021! Happy holidays & blessings upon you in the coming new year!

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Winter Athletics

Practice for winter athletics will begin Monday, January 4, 2021. All winter athletes must complete the required participation form, have a physical on file, and pay fees before they are allowed to practice or participate in sporting events. These forms can be found on the district website under “Activities” and may be turned into the middle school or high school office. If you have questions, please contact Josh Dale (Activities Director) at (507)376-6121. Click on the link below for specific practice information.

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BPA Food Drive

Worthington High School Business Professionals of America Chapter will be hosting a Food Drive 12/9/20 (Manna Food Pantry said they are also accepting toy donations) & Virtual Party 12/16/20 this month! Check out our promo slideshow for more information. Please help spread the word about this fun & upcoming event! If you have any questions, please email Penny.Troe@isd518.net and she would be more than happy to answer them.

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WHS Wednesday Intervention / Review / Connect

Wednesdays are not a day off for students or staff. If your student is receiving a No Credit or struggling with any classes, they must connect with teachers and staff on Wednesdays to receive help. Teachers are available to meet virtually or in-person. If your student is doing well in all their classes, Wednesday can be used to stay caught up with assigned work. All students must start their day on Wednesday by connecting with their Trojan Advisor. Parents / Guardians please connect to Campus and review your student’s grades periodically. If you need assistance, please call 376-6121.

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