The Apple Leaf

Superintendent Search Setback: HYA reports candidates’ concerns

Superintendent Search Setback: HYA reports candidates' concerns

Gwen McQuaig, Copy Editor

January 25, 2019

   Multiple candidates for the Wenatchee School District superintendent position have withdrawn their applications or declined to apply upon learning of “governance challenges” within the district, according to a letter sent from HYA consultants Hank Harris and Barbara Young to the Wenatchee School B...

WHS provides resources for dealing with grief

The Apple Leaf editorial staff

June 6, 2018

Wenatchee High School was saddened today to learn of the death of freshman Lane Johnson. In a statement provided to teachers to read to students this afternoon, Principal Eric Anderson announced that professional counseling is available at WHS for those who need assistance in processing this news. "Wenatchee...

Listening forum provides platform for concerned voices

Listening forum provides platform for concerned voices

Bailey White, Features Editor

June 5, 2018

As the year comes to a close, the community is buzzing about the implications of the Wenatchee High School bond failure and the effectiveness of the 4x4 block schedule. In order to hear these opinions, a listening forum was hosted by the Wenatchee School Board and Superintendent Brian Flones yesterday evening ...

Heart of the Panther assembly

Heart of the Panther assembly

Lauren Clark, Staff Reporter

June 5, 2018


Controversy surrounds bell schedule focus groups

Bailey White and Xavier Martinez, Features Editor and Editor-in-Chief

June 4, 2018

Wenat chee High School’s 4x4 block schedule has been a magnet for controversy since the day it was announced. In an effort to analyze its impact, the Wenatchee School District hired independent consultant Dr. Janet Gordon of the Gordon Group. Students, parents and teachers partic...

“Ugly sweater” spirit day lights up WHS

Morgan Narby

December 15, 2017

Lights, pom-poms, and ribbons, oh my! Sweaters of all aptitudes were displayed today in Wenatchee High School for the final day of Winter Week: Ugly Sweater day. Many students donned their jolly knitwear, providing a wide array of colors, patterns, and designs to kick off the start of the long-ant...

Life of a Student: Band doesn’t get enough recognition

Mackenzie Mueller, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2017

  Band. We’re there at every home football and basketball game. Apart from the players, we are first to arrive and last to leave. Band. We have more awards, plaques, and trophies than the WHS varsity, jv, and freshman football teams combined. Band. We put in hours of hard work to go to competiti...

Life of a Student: The world is at your fingertips

Morgan Narby, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2017

  What is the definition of success? Being well liked? All knowing? Wealthy? If you asked multiple people what success meant to them, you definitely wouldn’t get the same answer twice. That’s the beauty of the seemingly simple concept of ‘success’-- there is no definition. No matter wha...

Panther and Wildcat football student section

Panther and Wildcat football student section

Layne Knipfer, Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2017


The Life of a Student: A Day’s Monotony

The Life of a Student: A Day's Monotony

Riley Kunz, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2017

14 hours. Possibly more, possibly less. At least 12. Busy, stress, work, responsibility. The life of a student. Every school day I wake up at 6:45 a.m. and slog my way through my morning routine. Wash myself, consume food, put on clothes, the usual. I drive my brother Giorgio to school and make my w...