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Defend DACA

Kortney Michel, Taylor Lincoln

November 15, 2017

Filed under Academics, Feature, School News

In September, President Donald Trump moved to repeal the executive order put in place by former President Barack Obama that protected young undocumented immigrants called DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. He call...

#ME TOO

#ME TOO

November 15, 2017

Conquering The PSAT

Keenan Taylor

November 15, 2017

Filed under Academics, School News

Every sophomore on Oct. 11 spent the morning taking the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) without having to pay for the test. This is the first year that the district covered the costs for the PSAT instead of having the...

Purvis Passes Down The Reins

Olivia Talbert

November 14, 2017

Filed under Academics, School News

Following the retirement of 30-year veteran Neal Purvis, the band is now under the new direction of Lyle Reynoso. With Purvis being nominated as last year’s Teacher of the Year candidate for the district, his big shoes were fi...

Band Trip

Bradyn Smith

September 15, 2017

Filed under Academics, Entertainment, School News

   Marching Thunderbirds received a superior rating for both Capital City and Central States Marching Festivals. Capital City Marching Festival is a marching band competition between six bands at the university of Was...

Ku Enginering Trip

Kelli Morrison

September 15, 2017

Filed under Academics, Entertainment, Feature

This October, Mrs. Laura Hirsch and Ms. Wendy Elkins took five students to the University of Kansas for a high school engineering design competition. The KU Engineering competition is meant to bring top minded high school students...

Black Friday

Sami Thomas

September 15, 2017

Filed under Academics, Entertainment, School News

The day after Thanksgiving also called Black Friday is a popular time for Americans to go out and bargain shop. Black Friday started in 1932. It is said to be the beginning of Christmas shopping season in the United States. It...

One Step Forward, or Two Steps Back?

Elizabeth Donaldson

September 15, 2017

Filed under Academics, Announcements, School News

Technology has given schools the opportunity to reach more resources. A problem that our administration and the Information Technology, IT department, have come upon is how much access students should be allowed to have on th...

Curriculum Changes For Shawnee Heights

Kortney Michel, Taylor Lincoln

September 15, 2017

Filed under Academics, School News, Staff

Enrollment for next year begins the first week of February, and with it more curriculum  changes impacting students. Within the last decade, the math department changed course offerings, and science has completed a similar process...

College is a Good Thing

Rebecca Donaldson, Staff

September 15, 2017

Filed under Academics, Entertainment, Opinions

It may not be the case for every student but many parents want or even expect their child to go to college or some type of secondary schooling after high school. Many jobs require a college degree and that’s why I think that p...

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