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Students find creative ways to stay connected during COVID-19 outbreak

Junior Caitlin Leiker completes a chalk drawing on someone's driveway. Leiker drove around leaving positive chalk messages for different friends and acquaintances as well as leaving drawings in front of the Hays Medical Center.

Allison Brooks and Alicia Feyerherm

April 18, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the daily routines of students. Schools are closed and those with non-essential part-time jobs have been let go. The stay-at-home order has also restricted students from hanging out with their friends. To combat this, many students have been finding...

Chamber Singers strengthen performance for Homecoming Assembly

Chamber Singers give their debut performance of

Caitlin Leiker, Copy Editor

August 26, 2019

The Chamber Singers are currently working to perfect their performance for the annual Homecoming Assembly on Sept. 27.  Vocal director Alex Underwood said the group has not run into any significant challenges and that they have picked up the music at an impressive pace.  “Coordinating...

Board of Education meets, discusses building repairs; parking lot replacement projected to be completed by 2028

Director of Buildings and Grounds Rusty Lindsay discusses the condition of various building throughout the district. Lindsay mentioned the high school parking lot replacement which is currently 40 percent complete. The projected completion date is 2028.

Alicia Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

May 2, 2019

The Board of Education met on April 29 to discuss items listed on the agenda. Best of the Best awards were given to middle school social studies instructor, Ted Foster and Savannah Clingan. “Savannah Clingan, a fifth grader at Wilson, is an outstanding student leader,” instructor Leslie Karli...

Spring for Music Festival prepares for Cabaret Night, Pops Showcase concerts

Sophomore Alexis White reviews a part of one of her group's acapella songs in a practice room during seminar.

Caitlin Leiker, Staff Reporter

May 1, 2019

The first annual Spring for Music Festival is officially in full swing. Refreshments will be provided along with the option of a freewill donation to the music department. Here’s what you need to know for the next two concerts: Cabaret – 7 p.m. on May 2 at Hays Community Theatre (new locatio...

Helping Hands fosters positive relationships among students

Junior Delaney Maier purchases a smoothie from the Helping Hands café, Indian Grounds.

Allison Brooks and Alicia Feyerherm

April 24, 2019

Beads of sweat formed on senior Gabriela Arthur’s forehead as she delicately piped a design into the frosting of a cake. “I love being able to pipe designs and put my own creative touch on the baked goods,” Arthur said. Arthur is part of a course called Helping Hands where students learn...

Students participate in StuCo Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt during seminar on April 17

Student circle around the prize table in the outdoor classroom. Students took the slips of paper found in each of the eggs to the table to claim their prizes.

Alicia Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

April 22, 2019

Over 50 students participated in an Easter Egg scavenger hunt in the outdoor classroom during seminar on April 17. The scavenger hunt was a fundraiser for StuCo. “We decided to do an Easter Egg hunt because we thought it would be a great way to get people out and moving during the school day,”...

Seniors Shyann Schumacher, Peyton Thorell, present annual Site Council report to Board of Education

Principal Martin Straub watches senior Peyton Thorell as he discusses the new devices Hays High got this year. Thorell was one of the speakers who presented the Hays High Site Council annual report.

Alicia Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2019

The Board of Education met on April 8 and after approval of the agenda, Hays High Site Council presented their annual report to the board. Principal Martin Straub, Site Council President Rob Kennemer and seniors Shyann Schumacher and Peyton Thorell presented on behalf of the Site Council. Thorell...

Spanish students attend Edgar René concert

Senior Scout Perryman, sophomore Maia Lummus and freshman Andrea Garibay participate in the tongue twister competition on stage with René.

Allison Brooks, Staff Reporter

April 3, 2019

Spanish singer Edgar René performed at 12th Street Auditorium on Wednesday, Mar. 27 for  Spanish classes from high schools all around the area. The concert had many interactive elements like a tongue twister competition, learning to salsa dance and playing instruments with him on stage. Ten students h...

Orchestra hosts annual Ice Cream Concert

Senior Alex Hagerman plays her contest solo,

Caitlin Leiker, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2019

The Orchestra’s annual Ice Cream Concert took place at 7 p.m. on April 1 in the cafeteria. Seniors Isabelle Braun, Alex Hagerman, Zoe A. Martin, Kayli Potter and Carl Rorstrom were recognized for their work in the Orchestra program. The large group performed “Prelude” by Edvard Grieg, “Waterloo...

Spring Play cast reflects on show

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Rebekah Porter, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019

This year's Spring Play "Cheaper by the Dozen" featured 17 students and performed for 410 audience members over the course of a three day run, 278 adults and 132 students. Director Bill Gasper said approximately 450 people come see the show every year but he always wants to get above 500. "We were...

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