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

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

Alicia Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

May 2, 2019


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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

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

Caitlin Leiker, Staff Reporter

May 1, 2019


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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

Helping Hands fosters positive relationships among students

Allison Brooks and Alicia Feyerherm

April 24, 2019


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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

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

Alicia Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

April 22, 2019


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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

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

Alicia Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2019


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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

Spanish students attend Edgar René concert

Allison Brooks, Staff Reporter

April 3, 2019


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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

Orchestra hosts annual Ice Cream Concert

Caitlin Leiker, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2019


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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

Spring Play cast reflects on show

Rebekah Porter, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019


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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...

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...

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