The Echo

Teacher starts classroom garden

Teacher starts classroom garden

Lucy Zumbrunnen

June 3, 2019

When senior Ethan Hoeschen began as a teacher’s assistant for Al Wachutka his sophomore year, he was assigned with the task of growing and taking care of tomatoes. “I’m not sure if (Wachutka) was growing tomatoes before I started as teacher assistant, but I started my sophomore year. He had ...

Science teacher takes on added leadership role

Science teacher Al Wachutka steps into his new position as the Gifted and Talented (GT) counselor. GT is a program for students who excel in various academic areas.

David Bryant

February 23, 2018

Science teacher and new Gifted and Talented advocate Alan Wachutka said becoming the Gifted and Talented adviser brought needed change for him to continue enjoying teaching. “I felt the change would keep me teaching longer and get out of a rut. It has been a number of years since I have done anyt...

Wachutka resigns as softball coach

Wachutka resigns as softball coach

Elise Riley

December 15, 2015

Science teacher Al Wachutka began coaching softball eight years ago, loving the interactions he could have with the team outside of school. Now, he’s moving on after resigning as head coach Nov. 17. Wachutka said he will miss working with the team and engaging with the players. “I’ll miss...

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