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Communication Specialist

Rebecca Donaldson

November 15, 2017

Filed under Entertainment, News, School News

Following the resignation of a central office staff member, Shawnee Heights hired Tiffanie Kinsch as a communication specialist. From the money saved not filling this position, we were able to create this new job. Kinsch will b...

T-Birds Fall In Regional Competition

Alyssa Rabe

November 15, 2017

Filed under Entertainment, School News, Sports Center

Friday, Oct. 20 the  football team went head to head with the Emporia Spartans to finish off the regular season. Senior Quarterback, Mitchel Lady, started off the game early with a 61 yard touchdown run to take the lead but ended ...

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

Updates Throughout The District

Rachel Etzel, Isaiah Wilson, Ethan Armbruster

November 15, 2017

Filed under Entertainment, News, School News

Middle School The green team is a group of 8th grade students who have come together under sponsor Karen Stockwell to learn about composting and the importance of it. Along with this club comes a new courtyard that is Kansas-t...

A Show Stopper

Rebecca Donaldson

November 15, 2017

Filed under Entertainment, Feature, School News

Starting Nov. 16, the musical production of ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying’ will be performed through Nov.18 at 7 p.m.. The production will have 23 sets and 12 locations. Compared to ‘Shrek’ last year ...

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...

Schedule change

Andrea Lopez, staff

October 6, 2017

Filed under School News

Lately, many changes have been introduced to students and staff. . These changes include 15 new teachers, a new drug testing policy, and a new schedule. In previous years, there were four block days with third hour being every...

Homecoming 2017

Logan Bissell, writer

October 6, 2017

Filed under School News, Sports Center

Possibly one of the most hyped up games in the last three years; Shawnee Heights takes on Topeka High at their home stadium. As the T-Birds pour onto the field, the student section explodes. The long awaited night has finally ...

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