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Concert Band, Jazz Band perform 32nd annual Popcorn Concert

Concert Band, Jazz Band perform 32nd annual Popcorn Concert

Caitlin Leiker, Staff Reporter

March 8, 2019


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This year’s 32nd annual Popcorn Concert took place at 7:30 p.m. on March 5 in Gym A to showcase the most recent work of Concert Band and Jazz Band. The soloists that night were freshman Tayden Shuck, alto saxophone; sophomore Ashley Vilaysing, clarinet; sophomore Alisara Arial, tenor saxophone;...

Instructor Kathy Wagoner recognized at Feb. 26 Board of Education meeting, Hays Middle School technology discussed

Instructor Kathy Wagoner recognized at Feb. 26 Board of Education meeting, Hays Middle School technology discussed

Alicia Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2019


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The Board of Education met on Feb. 25 and discussed many different items on the agenda. The meeting started out by awarding the Best of the Best awards. Each month, one staff member and one student is given the honor of USD 489 Best of the Best. This month, Hays High instructor Kathy Wagoner was no...

Scholar’s Bowl competes in state competition

Scholar’s Bowl competes in state competition

Allison Brooks, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2019


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State Scholar’s Bowl competition took place on Feb. 9 and Hays High sent a team of sophomores Andrew Duke, Allison Brooks, Alicia Feyerherm, Skylar Zimmerman, junior Levi Hickert and senior Cameron Karlin. The team placed sixth out of the eight teams that competed and that completed their Schol...

Students get paired up on blind dates to test whether 36 questions can make strangers fall in love

Students get paired up on blind dates to test whether 36 questions can make strangers fall in love

Alicia Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2019


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A 2015 New York Times article states that answering these 36 questions along with two to four minutes of eye contact can lead strangers to fall in love. To test this thoery, The Hays High Guidon recruited volunteers to be set up on blind dates. The students didn’t know what they were going to be doing...

Board of Education meets Feb. 11 discusses fee reduction for Driver’s Education

Board of Education meets Feb. 11 discusses fee reduction for Driver’s Education

Alicia Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2019


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The Board of Education met on Feb. 11 and discussed multiple agenda items. Among those items was the topic of Driver’s Education enrollment costs and whether they should be lowered this coming year. The Board proposed cutting the Driver’s Education fee by $25. Board Member Greg Schwartz was n...

Board of Education meets Jan. 28, discusses possible renovations

Board of Education meets Jan. 28, discusses possible renovations

Allison Brooks, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2019


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The Board of Education met on Monday, Jan. 28 and discussed many topics before going into an executive session. The meeting started off as they typically do with the approval of the agenda and then opening the meeting for any audience participation. After that they went into the Best of the Best...

Sophomore wins 2019 Talent Show

Sophomore wins 2019 Talent Show

Madison Weber and Caitlin Leiker

January 10, 2019


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Students often get nervous before things a big athletic event or when they have to give a presentation for class, but imagine what it would feel like to have to perform for the entire student body. That’s exactly what this year’s talent show participants experienced. But this year’s winner...

StuCo hosts Dodge For a Cause

StuCo hosts Dodge For a Cause

Allison Brooks, Staff Reporter

December 21, 2018


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Ellis High School principal Corey Burton is battling leukemia. Student Council hosted Dodge For a Cause as a way to help him. “We wanted to host Dodge For a Cause because we thought it was important to unify high schools in the surrounding area and more importantly to help out the Corey Burton family...

Music department holds annual Winter Concert

McKena McBride, Caitlin Leiker, Staff Reporters

December 19, 2018


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The music department held their annual Winter Concert on Dec. 17 at Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center. The Chamber Singers kicked off the concert by performing “O Magnum Mysterium” by Tomás Victoria and “Locus Iste” by Anton Bruckner unconducted. Vocal director Alex Underwood said...

Straub discusses changes to curriculum for 2019-2020 school year at Board of Education meeting on Dec. 17

Straub discusses changes to curriculum for 2019-2020 school year at Board of Education meeting on Dec. 17

Alicia Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

December 18, 2018


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The Board of Education met on Dec. 18 and discussed a wide range of topics including revisions to the 2019-2020 Hays High School curriculum. Principal Martin Straub talked to the board about changes in the curriculum. For example, Straub discussed adding more options for Career Explorations. “We...

KMEA District Choir takes place at FHSU

KMEA District Choir takes place at FHSU

Caitlin Leiker, Staff Reporter

December 10, 2018


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Chamber Singers to perform 33rd annual Cathedral Concert

Chamber Singers to perform 33rd annual Cathedral Concert

Caitlin Leiker, Staff Reporter

November 28, 2018


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The Chamber Singers will perform with Fort Hays State University’s choirs and other music department faculty at 3:30pm on Dec. 2 at St. Fidelis Basilica in Victoria, Kansas. The concert is free of charge. Current FHSU choral conductor Terry Crull said the congregation of St. Fidelis and the FHSU...

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