Academics

Defend DACA

3 months ago Bradyn Smith 0
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 called on Congress to pass a replacement into law within six months to protect these immigrants. Junior, Jonathan Lozano is considered a Read More

#ME TOO

3 months ago Bradyn Smith 0
Shortly after Harvey Weinstein, American film producer and former film studio executive, became the subject of sexual assault allegations, the hashtag #MeToo trended nationwide. Alyssa Milano put out a call to action for other victims of sexual assault. Milano tweeted “If you have been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to Read More

Conquering The PSAT

3 months ago Bradyn Smith 0
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 students pay for it. “Really what we did was reallocated some of our map testing Read More

Purvis Passes Down The Reins

3 months ago Bradyn Smith 0
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 filled by Reynoso’s 17 years of experience as the middle school band director. The middle school position Read More

Band Trip

5 months ago Bradyn Smith 0
   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 Washburn. This is the first band competition of the year. The band with the overall best score takes home the big trophy. Central States Read More

Ku Enginering Trip

5 months ago Bradyn Smith 0
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 to an environment of creative thinking. Teams can choose from programming, LEGO mindstorms, aviation, chemical and structures to Read More

Black Friday

5 months ago Bradyn Smith 0
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 use to not be the number one shopping day of the year, in 2004 Read More

One Step Forward, or Two Steps Back?

5 months ago admin 0
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 their iPads. Superintendent, Dr. Martin Stessman and Director of IT, Mr. Blair Anderson are who most turn to for technology Read More

Curriculum Changes For Shawnee Heights

5 months ago Bradyn Smith 0
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 of changing course titles and restructuring how science is taught at SHHS. Recent state and federal education standards have made Read More

College is a Good Thing

5 months ago admin 0
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 people who attend and graduate from college are more successful than those Read More