Principal Rick Ellis

Phone: (585) 786-8000 ext. 2308


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Principal Rick Ellis

  • High School Highlights
    June 2019

    Another school year has passed and hopefully we all feel good about the effort we put into it. It is time now to refresh and recharge our batteries to prepare for another year. I want to thank Lynn Saxton and Sharon Gardner as they venture off into retirement. These teachers have had a tremendous impact on the school and community over the years. Good luck, Sharon and Lynn. We will miss you.

    I'd like to highlight some successes from the past year. This is only a small snapshot into the successes and experiences our students had:

    ● Strive Day: Our goal was to increase our students’ connections with the school and adults. We established a two-part program where teachers and students were able to connect through hobbies, passions, and shared interests. The day ended with a guest speaker who provided all members of our school community with a unique and enriching perspective. We felt the overall day was very successful!

    ● Band and Music Department: The winter and spring concert performances were successful. We had numerous students enjoy success at the All County/Solo Fest chorus and band performances. The Drama Club produced two successful productions, The Jungle Book and Tuck Everlasting. The latter won the Bob Sagan Award for Outstanding Musical Production!

    ● Sophomores participated in the annual tour of the Mount Morris Career and Technical Education Center.

    ● Several students participated in the “Ghost Tales” writing and art contest through The Daily News. We had two winners and three runners-up in this contest.

    ● Art: We had several student art pieces entered in exhibits and competitions with success. Student artwork is on display around the community.

    ● Students and parents celebrated 10, 20 and 30-week achievements at the Academic Breakfasts. We had our highest number of students this year on the honor boards.

    ● Page Turners: Warsaw High School team qualified to advance in the winter and spring competitions, and competed in the Regional Finals this spring.

    ● Fall, winter, and spring sports participation and success helped spread school spirit. Volleyball, football and softball won sectionals this year. We had four individual sectional champions in wrestling and one state representative for indoor track and field.

    ● Tech Wars: Our students from the High School competed against schools in the region during the annual Tech Wars held at GCC. Our students placed in three different categories with a 1st place in the SUMO Robots.

    ● Many of our students have attended field trips ranging from science to Spanish-related to help increase their knowledge and expand their cultural experiences.

    ● We hosted Freshman Orientation on January 8 for our 8th graders who will be entering high school next year.

    ● Our Model UN team enjoyed the success and rich learning opportunities provided during their competitions with schools around the state.

    ● Warsaw FFA traveled to Indianapolis to compete in the National competition in the fall. They have also competed in district competitions against area schools. The group competed at the state convention, as well as competitions in May.

    ● Agriculture students spent time at the Elementary School during Ag Literacy Week. The agriculture students also helped with the Elementary Garden Club.

    ● Our Career Coordinator, Renee Duquette, has provided our students with opportunities to pursue a career field they are interested in. Ms. Duquette sets up job shadows and internship opportunities, along with the Counseling Center. These opportunities provide students with college and career suggestions that fit with their goals and aspirations.

    Lastly, I want to wish the Class of 2019 the best of luck. This class has made their impact on Warsaw Central and the community. We are very proud of this class, and they will definitely be missed!