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Foreign language department opening doors for the future

Foreign language department opening doors for the future

Cody Conger, Staff Reporter

September 10, 2018


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With different cultures blending into our society and America being the melting pot of culture, it is only natural there are going to be differences, especially in language. Many Americans today are proficient in one language which can be a detriment because some colleges require foreign language...

Strategic doing to be held, students invited to attend

Strategic doing to be held, students invited to attend

Allison Hillebrand, Associate Editor

September 10, 2018


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Per invitation from marketing instructor Shaina Prough, students are welcomed to attend a strategic doing meeting, put on by citizens of Ellis county. “The strategic doing was put on by several concerned individuals and community entities,” Prough said. “Usually I just send invitations to my...

Students prepare for Musical auditions

Students prepare for Musical auditions

Caitlin Leiker, Staff Reporter

September 6, 2018


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Auditions for this year’s musical, “Bright Star”, will take place on Sept. 10-13 at the school. Singing and monologue auditions will be from 4-8 p.m. on Sept. 10 and 11 in the Lecture Hall, and dance auditions will be at 1 p.m. at 12th Street Auditorium on Sept. 12. Callbacks will be at 6:30...

Site Council meets to discuss beginning of the year developments

Site Council meets to discuss beginning of the year developments

Isabelle Braun, Editor-in-Chief

September 6, 2018


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Site Council gives parents an opportunity to know more about what is happening in the school and takes place every month on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Their first meeting was Sept. 5. The council consists of 35 people, including parents, Principal Martin Straub and senior StuCo President Peyton...

Spirit Club holds first meeting

Spirit Club holds first meeting

Allison Brooks, Staff Reporter

September 4, 2018


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The first Spirit Club meeting took place on Tuesday, Aug. 28 in the lecture hall. At the meeting Spirit Club instructor Rick Keltner discussed what games could be played at the pep assembly the following Thursday, what the theme would be for the first football game and how Spirit Club officers are...

Welding department receives grant for plasma cutter

Welding department receives grant for plasma cutter

Allison Hillebrand, Associate Editor

September 1, 2018


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An addition to the welding room was purchased on Aug. 23, after the department received a grant for a new plasma cutter. “I received an email from Peggy Torrens at the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE),” instructor Nathan Howard said. “It was for a grant and I filled out paper work,...

Scholar’s Bowl season starts after tryouts

Scholar’s Bowl season starts after tryouts

Anna Brull, Staff Reporter

August 31, 2018


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Tryouts for the Scholar’s Bowl team were held on Aug. 29 during seminar. The tryout process consisted of a test with 46 random questions on it. Results were based off of how many questions each student got correct and how long it took each student to finish. There are currently 22 students out...

Chess Club provides new outlet for students

Chess Club provides new outlet for students

Cody Conger, Staff Reporter

August 30, 2018


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Your bishop was just taken out, your opponent fell for the bait as you cleverly steal their rook. A few moves later you have them in check. Chess is an intellectual game that challenges the brain and is being introduced this year in the form of a club. Chess Club is going to be new this year with...

Guitar club features beginner, advanced groups

Guitar club features beginner, advanced groups

Kalyssa Boyle, Staff Reporter

August 29, 2018


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Guitar club has split into two separate clubs this year due to differences in skill level. “I would imagine it’s going to make it more enjoyable for everybody,” sponsor Matthew Whitney said. “This year, my focus is dividing up those who know how to play and those who don’t so that I can focus ...

Open house and Post-Secondary Planning meeting organized to help parents

Open house and Post-Secondary Planning meeting organized to help parents

Isabelle Braun, Editor-in-Chief

August 28, 2018


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The Post-Secondary Planning meeting and open house took place on Aug. 27, and they were both designed to help parents understand more about their students options. "The open house was an option for parents to follow their students schedule and hear from each teacher," counselor Suellyn Stenger said....

Concurrent credit enrollment in the library

Concurrent credit enrollment in the library

Rebekah Porter, Staff Reporter

August 28, 2018


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Enrollment for concurrent credit courses took place in the Hays High library from noon to 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 22. Concurrent credit means students earn both high school and college credit while they are still in high school. Fort Hays State,  NCK Tech and Barton Community College were in the librar...

StuCo’s Back-To-School Bash draws 70 students to football field

StuCo’s Back-To-School Bash draws 70 students to football field

Alicia Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

August 28, 2018


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StuCo’s Back-To-School Bash drew around 70 students to the football field Friday after Maroon and Gold. “It was a good turnout,” Instructor Alicia Brungardt said. “Not as high as we would’ve liked, but still a good number and I think the kids had fun which is the important part.” During...

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