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Students attend ACT Power Prep classes to prepare for upcoming test

A replica answer sheet
January 27, 2021

ACT Power Prep classes were held on Monday, Jan. 18 and Tuesday, Jan. 19 at Hays High. The ACT Power Prep is a course that involves reviewing test-taking strategies, practicing for tests, overviews...

Agriculture teacher receives grant from Corteva Agriscience

January 27, 2021

Nikole Winter, the new agriculture teacher, has received a grant of $1,320 from Corteva Agriscience. “I learned about this grant when I was in college and getting ready to start my teaching career,”...

Hays High Talent Show to be viewed on Jan. 29

Talent show performers and StuCo members prepare for taping on Jan. 26 in the lecture hall.
January 26, 2021

Despite many changes, the Hays High Talent Show will be viewed online on Friday, Jan. 29, during PRIDE Time. Talent Show tryouts were Dec. 7 and 11, and Talent Show rehearsals were Jan. 19 and 21. The...

COVID-19 calls for adjustments to be made to Indian Call plans

The Indian Call candidates took group photos together at Old Fort Hays on Jan 20.
January 22, 2021

Over the past year, COVID-19 has ruined many activities for high school students – one of those being school dances. With Indian Call approaching, Student Council members and Hays High administrators...

Chess Club members compete in grade level championships

Sixth grader Kamden McBride practices with sponsor Erin Holder. McBride attends Chess Club meetings and meets up with the club to compete online.
January 21, 2021

Members of the Chess Club competed at the state Grade Level Championships chess tournament on Saturday, Jan. 16. The tournament was hosted by the Kansas Scholastic Chess Association (KSCA). The results...

Student Council holds a January SAFE breakout room

A group of students in Augustine's PRIDE Time participate in the SAFE breakout activity.
January 21, 2021

On the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 6, all students participated in a Seatbelts Are For Everyone (SAFE) breakout room held by Student Council. “This is a national campaign that targets the importance...

2021 State KMEA publishes results, prepares for online events

2021 State KMEA publishes results, prepares for online events
January 20, 2021

All State KMEA events will be held virtually this year on Feb. 25-27. The results are as follows. All-State Band: senior Ashley Vilaysing, the only student advancing, was selected for first chair clarinet...

Science Olympiad discusses virtual competitions

Science Olympiad held their first meeting during PRIDE Time in the Lecture Hall.
January 20, 2021

Science Olympiad held its first meeting of the year on Jan. 14 during PRIDE Time. During the meeting, sponsors Beth Schiel and Lynn Zimmerman discussed when the deadlines were and how the competitions...

Students sign up for concurrent credit for spring semester

Students and parents enroll for spring concurrent credit on Jan. 13 in the Hays High library.
January 18, 2021

Spring concurrent credit enrollment took place on Jan. 13 in the Hays High library from noon to 5:30 p.m. Several classes are available through both North Central Kansas Technical College and Fort Hays...

Kansas Scholastic Press Association declares 2021 competitions online, expands events

With the Kansas Scholastic Press Association's 2021 season being held online, the organization has continued create new events. State-only options of Review writing, Multimedia Storytelling, Online Photo Gallery and Social Media will be expanded to the regional level. KSPA has also broadened their video entries to include Public Service Announcement, Sports Promo, and Video News. This year will also include a cash prize photography event sponsored by KANSAS! magazine:
January 17, 2021

The Kansas Scholastic Press Association’s 2021 regional and state journalism contests will be held virtually due to COVID-19, but they have spared no expense in expanding their offerings. For last...

Chess Club competes against TMP, Columbus

When time to compete, the players are taken to a different room for the quiet and for better focus.
January 15, 2021

The chess team competed against Thomas More Prep-Marian (TMP) and Columbus Unified High School. The individual placings are as follows: High School Division: sophomore Noah Bruggeman – 17th place,...

Site Council meets, discusses upgrades in school safety, COVID statistics

During the Site Council meeting, Principal Martin Straub shared COVID statistics for the first semester.
January 7, 2021

Site Council met in the Hays High library with some members joining via Zoom on Jan. 6. After approval of the agenda and the November meeting minutes, members shared updates from different organizations...

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