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Hays High hosts ACT and WorkKeys make-up assessments

Ashley Vredenburg, Staff Reporter April 16, 2021

The ACT make-up test from the February testing date was held on Tuesday, April 6, and the WorkKeys make-up assessment was on Wednesday, April 7. Scores should be sent to students within two weeks after...

Superintendent Ron Wilson (right) discusses COVID numbers in the district during the Board of Education meeting on April 12. Changes to COVID protocol will be implemented starting April 26.

Board of Education discusses updates to COVID plan, changes to take effect April 26

Alicia Feyerherm, Editor-in-Chief April 16, 2021

USD 489 Board of Education met on April 12. Superintendent Ron Wilson reported on COVID in the district. “Our numbers district-wide have looked good the last three or four weeks,” Wilson said....

The group who marched to the SGA meeting wore black, and allies wore white.

FHSU Students march to Student Government Association meeting to express their need for change

McKena McBride, Assistant Editor April 14, 2021

A group of individuals marched across the Fort Hays State University (FHSU) campus to a Student Government Association (SGA) meeting on April 1 to address events of racism that have occurred on campus...

Chamber Singers hold classical program on April 10

Caitlin Leiker, Assistant Editor April 13, 2021

For their second live performance, the Chamber Singers held a classical concert at 1 p.m. on April 10 at the First Presbyterian Church. The group performed two groups of pieces: “Jesu, meine Freude,”...

Students share their Easter traditions

Students share their Easter traditions

Rylie Fairbank, Staff Reporter April 12, 2021

In Christianity, Easter celebrates the Resurrection of Jesus on the third day after his crucifixion. For many families, Easter incudes going to church, being with family, having Easter dinner, doing egg...

Local college students sell Krispy Kreme Donuts as fundraiser

Local college students sell Krispy Kreme Donuts as fundraiser

Emry Lundy, Copy Editor April 12, 2021

The Zeta Pi chapter of the Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity is selling Krispy Kreme donuts until April 16 to raise money for local activities and trips. They are hoping to raise more than $1,200. “Normally,...

Hays High eliminates staggered dismissal process

Ashley Vredenburg, Staff Reporter April 8, 2021

On Aug. 26, 2020, Hays High announced that there would be a staggered dismissal instead of all students being dismissed at the same time to avoid students gathering at the same time in the hallways. During...

Orchestra's April 1st, 2021 ice cream concert was held in Gym A.

Orchestras hold annual ice cream concert

Alexandra Coveney, Staff Reporter April 8, 2021

On Thursday, April 1 at 7 p.m., the Chamber and Concert Orchestras had their annual ice cream concert in Gym A. Concert Orchestra performed “A Riverside Celebration” by Brian Balmages, “The Horizon”...

Junior Jocelyn Rigler shows her eighth grade group all of the clubs organizations Hays High has to offer on March 5.

Leadership Team visits HMS to help future freshmen plan schedules

McKena McBride, Assistant Editor April 8, 2021

The Leadership Team of Hays High visited the students at Hays Middle School on Tuesday, March 30 and Wednesday, March 31 from 12:50 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. The high school students visited in order to help...

Prom candidates and spirit days announced

Prom candidates and spirit days announced

Emry Lundy, Copy Editor April 6, 2021

Knowing that you are recognized and appreciated is a feeling that many people enjoy. Twelve of Hays High’s seniors get that chance because of their nominations for Prom king and queen. These seniors...

Superintendent Ron Wilson (right) discusses updates to COVID protocol. After Easter break, parents will be given the choice whether to quarantine their child if they are exposed to COVID at school. Those exposed outside of school will still be required to quarnatine.

USD 489 Board of Education meets, quarantines for school contacts now optional

Alicia Feyerherm, Editor-in-Chief April 6, 2021

USD 489 Board of Education met on March 29 for a regular meeting. GPS paraeducator supervisor Myrna LeCount is retiring at the end of this school year after 28 years of service with USD 489. Also, industrial...

Liza Renz named semifinalist for Kansas Teacher of the Year

Liza Renz named semifinalist for Kansas Teacher of the Year

Rylie Fairbank, Staff Reporter April 6, 2021

On Saturday, March 27, English instructor Lisa Renz was recognized as a semifinalist for the Kansas Teacher of the Year Award. “I was thrilled, and I was very surprised,” Renz said. “I never figured...

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