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Site Council meets to discuss beginning of the year developments

Site Council meets once a month on Wednesdays, giving parents a chance to learn more about what is happening in the school. The next meetings will take place on Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Jan. 9, Feb. 6, March 6, April 3, and May 1.

Isabelle Braun, Editor-in-Chief

September 6, 2018

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 instructor Rick Keltner speaks at the first Spirit Club meeting.

Allison Brooks, Staff Reporter

September 4, 2018

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

Junior Marshall Meier prepares to use the new plasma cutter in the welding room.

Allison Hillebrand, Associate Editor

September 1, 2018

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

Sophomore Alicia Feyerherm looks at a Scholar's Bowl practice book. This is Feyerherm's second year participating in Scholar's Bowl.

Anna Brull, Staff Reporter

August 31, 2018

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 will be held in the library every Thursday after school at 3:15

Cody Conger, Staff Reporter

August 30, 2018

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

Rather than having one guitar club group it was split into two-- advanced and beginner.

Kalyssa Boyle, Staff Reporter

August 29, 2018

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

Instructor Erin Deenihan speaks to the parents of her Advanced Algebra II class about their Canvas page. Parents were told how students can use this page for ACT prep as well as catching up on classes missed.

Isabelle Braun, Editor-in-Chief

August 28, 2018

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

List of the classes offered for concurrent credit this semester.

Rebekah Porter, Staff Reporter

August 28, 2018

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

Students watch

Alicia Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

August 28, 2018

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...

Grab-and-Go Breakfast Cart offers convenient breakfast options for students

Senior Peyton Thorrel grabs breakfast from the Grab-and-Go Breakfast Cart before school. The cart runs 7:25 to 7:51 every morning.

Anna Brull, Staff Reporter

August 24, 2018

Students will now be able to easily grab breakfast between 7:25 a.m. and 7:51 a.m. from the Grab-and-Go Breakfast Cart. The cart will be by the library on maroon days and in the commons area on gold days. Each morning different breakfast foods will be available for students. Some options will include...

New lunch policy keeps students in Cafeteria instead of hall

Since the new rule was put in place, some instructors have asked students to wait in the hall leading to the Cafeteria. Junior Tasiah Nunnery said not all instructors have done this.

Isabelle Braun, Editor-in-Chief

August 23, 2018

Before the 18-19 school year began, the decision was made to keep students in the Cafeteria for the full 20 minutes of lunch rather than allow them to go to the hall. "Students will need to eat lunch in the lunch room, or if they have teacher approval, they can eat with the teacher in the classroom,"...

StuCo officers, sponsors meet to discuss future activities, clean library patio

Seniors Madyson Flax and Kallie Leiker pull weeds in the outdoor classroom. All officers helped clean the patio on Aug. 9.

Alicia Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

August 23, 2018

Student Council (StuCo) officers met with instructors Alicia Brungardt and Kathy Wagoner Aug. 9 from 9 a.m. to noon to plan StuCo activities for the following year and clean out the library patio. Officers brainstormed ideas for homecoming, StuCo fundraising, Indian Call, S.A.F.E. (Seat Belts Are...

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