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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...

Forensics

Rebecca Donaldson, Staff

September 15, 2017

Filed under Academics, Announcements, School News

Forensics is a class and extracurricular activity that students are able to express themselves in public speech, reading, acting, and interpretation events. In order to qualify for state, you must place first or second in...

Freshmen Final Tips

Rachel Etzel

December 1, 2016

Filed under Academics, Opinions, School News

Studying for finals can be hard no whatever grade level you are in. My five steps to greatness will give you a step by step guide on how to one up final studying. Don't cram all your studying in the night before and expect to kno...

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