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New school year brings many new staff members

New school year brings many new staff members

Allison Brooks, Multimedia Editor

September 19, 2019

Relocating to a new town and a new school can be a very stressful but exciting task. This year, seven new teachers were hired, and multiple other new employees were added to the school’s staff.  The new staff members were hired for several reasons, such as previous teachers retiring or mov...

Eleven students inducted into Foreign Language Honors Society

Eleven students inducted into Foreign Language Honors Society

Alicia Feyerherm, Online Editor-in-Chief

September 18, 2019

Students in foreign language classes had the opportunity to apply for the Foreign Language Honors Society last spring. Those interested had to fill out an application as well as acquire letters of recommendations.   Eleven new members were selected and formally inducted into the FLHS on Sept. 10 in the library.  A...

StuCo hosts lock-in on Sept. 15

StuCo hosts lock-in on Sept. 15

Michaela Austin, Staff Reporter

September 16, 2019

The Student Council (StuCo) lock-in was held on Sept. 15 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event was held in the library and some of the decorating took place in Room 110.  "StuCo Lock-ins are intended to be a fun environment for members to work together to complete tasks for homecoming," StuCo President,...

Chamber Singers hold Q&A with gospel music specialist

Chamber Singers hold Q&A with gospel music specialist

Caitlin Leiker, Copy Editor

September 16, 2019

During class on Sept. 12, the Chamber Singers held a Q&A session with Vinroy Brown, a professor of sacred music at Westminster Choir College and the conductor of the Westminster Jubilee Singers.   Together, they discussed the nature of gospel music and how it relates to the theme of “Storms” in order ...

Music Department prepares for second annual Fall Benefit Concert

Music Department prepares for second annual Fall Benefit Concert

Caitlin Leiker, Copy Editor

September 15, 2019

Natural disasters have always been a part of our world, and they are significant events that inspire artistry for various reasons.   The theme for this year’s Fall Benefit Concert is “Storms,” and the Chamber Singers are developing a program for the chosen disaster relief organization All Ha...

Leadership Team meets for first time with new freshmen

Leadership Team meets for first time with new freshmen

Michaela Austin, Staff Reporter

September 7, 2019

The Leadership Team met with the freshmen for the first activity of the school year during PRIDE Time on Sept. 5 to discuss grades, GPA, credits for graduating, and attendance. The freshmen were required to go to the activity, which was located in Gym A.   The Leadership Team was split into gr...

Musical opens 2019 season with informational meeting

Musical opens 2019 season with informational meeting

Caitlin Leiker, Copy Editor

September 5, 2019

The Musical informational meeting was held on Aug. 29 during PRIDE Time in the vocal room for this year’s production, “Anything Goes.” How to get involved: Contact director Alex Underwood Specify how you’d like to contribute to the show (performing, stage crew, set design, lighting...

Junior Caitlin Leiker submits KAKE Idol audition

Junior Caitlin Leiker submits KAKE Idol audition

McKena McBride, Staff Reporter

August 29, 2019

Junior Caitlin Leiker had the opportunity to try out for a singing competition called “KAKE Idol” on Aug. 15. KAKE Idol is organized by KAKE News in Wichita. The competition gives citizens of Kansas the opportunity to earn a spot on American Idol. The winner of the competition wins an American Idol Si...

Counselors, Leadership Team members host annual ninth grade, new student orientation

Counselors, Leadership Team members host annual ninth grade, new student orientation

Alicia Feyerherm, Online Editor

August 10, 2019

Freshmen and new students filtered through the front doors on Aug. 9 to attend orientation. Each student was greeted with a smile and given their class schedule along with a map of the building. Leadership Team members were assigned to specific Academy classes and were in charge of leading around...

Seniors walk across stage, receive diplomas at graduation on May 12

Seniors walk across stage, receive diplomas at graduation on May 12

Allison Hillebrand, Editor-in-Chief

May 13, 2019

Walking down the aisle leading to their fate, the seniors look around the large arena at their classmates surrounding them. The class of 2019 said their farewells to the school that fostered the last four years of their lives. Graduation, a milestone in most people’s lives, took place for Hays...

Journalism staff competes at state competition, takes second in sweepstakes

Journalism staff competes at state competition, takes second in sweepstakes

Allison Hillebrand, Associate Editor

May 5, 2019

Sixteen students qualified for the state journalism competition held at Kansas University campus on May 4. Five students competed with online entries, juniors Emma Pfannenstiel and Paige Polifka-Denson and seniors Brittani Park, Brooke Pflaum and Kaitlyn Brown. Those who participated in on-site...

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