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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...

Governor Race

Rebecca Donaldson

November 15, 2017

Filed under Entertainment, News

Four high school students are running for Governor in the 2018 Kansas Gubernatorial election. The candidates includes Jack Bergeson, 16, and his running mate Alex Cline, 17, both from Wichita for the Democratic party. The Repub...

Supreme Court Funding

Keenan Taylor

November 15, 2017

Filed under Entertainment, News

The Kansas supreme court has ruled that funding for school districts is again unconstitutional. Legislature will reconvene in January to discuss a plan to meet constitutionality. “We don’t know yet, it will mean increas...

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...

Board Election Within Shawnee Heights

Elizabeth Hennessey

November 15, 2017

Filed under Announcements, Feature, News

School board elections are being held Nov. 7. Three positions are open. District A, Position 4 previously filled by Gene Edwards is now being competed to be filled by either Thomas Browne, Jr. or Rosa Cavazos. “My kids ha...

Mental Health

Logan Bissell

October 3, 2017

Filed under Entertainment, News, Top Stories

When thinking about high school, most adults say it was the best four years of their lives. But when  asking teens or young adults, they will say it was a time of anxiety, stress, and depression.     It is no secret that ...

Seniors, Staff Resolve Homecoming Shirt Controversy

September 20, 2017

Filed under Announcements, News, School News

To some, Homecoming has always been one of the most unforgettable experiences from high school. Whether winning royalty or simply being nominated, this day will be cherished in the minds of the candidates throughout their lif...

Point Counter Point Homecoming Candidates Should/Should Not Dress Up During Spirit Week

Kortney Michel

September 15, 2017

Filed under Entertainment, News, Opinions

Point Recent twitter fights broke out over whether or not candidates should dress up for homecoming week. In my opinion, if they are up for homecoming they should participate in the activities such as dressing up. The candidates are...

Wizard Of Oz Anniversary

Kelli Morrison

September 15, 2017

Filed under Announcements, Entertainment, News

Oztoberfest is held in downtown Wamego, Kansas yearly to start off the month of October like there's no place like home. This year, it was held the weekend of October 1. Oztoberfest had the honor of including special guest Jane...

Seasonal Workers

Rebeccca Donaldson

September 15, 2017

Filed under Feature, News, School News

Just like your favorite seasonal drinks, eggnog and pumpkin spice, some job opportunities only come around once a year. For many students at Shawnee Heights, seasonal jobs are a good way to gain experience and cash without bec...

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