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Students and teachers walk for suicide prevention

Students and teachers walk for suicide prevention

McKena McBride, Staff Reporter

September 21, 2018


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Students and teachers participated in the Out of Darkness Walk for suicide prevention on Saturday, Sep. 15 at 2 p.m. Just over 70 people attended the walk held at the Municipal Park including 6 different teams from the area. Sophmore Alisara Arial was happy to see some familiar teachers participating,...

Journalism students attend KSPA Fall Conference

Journalism students attend KSPA Fall Conference

Allison Brooks, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2018


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Newspaper and yearbook students attended the Kansas Scholastic Press Association Fall Conference at Fort Hays State University on Wednesday, Sept. 19. “The main goal of the conference is to get new ideas in front of students,” KSPA executive director Eric Thomas said. The day started with a...

YAC helps Jana’s Campaign reach students

YAC helps Jana’s Campaign reach students

Kalyssa Boyle, Staff Reporter

September 13, 2018


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Jana’s Campaign has been visiting schools around the country since 2013, but many students do not know about the Youth Advisory Council (YAC) in Hays. “YAC was created because my fellow classmates and I were very interested in Jana’s story and the impact they are trying to make not only around...

Bystander intervention informs freshmen about healthy relationships

Bystander intervention informs freshmen about healthy relationships

Addie Braun, Staff Reporter

September 12, 2018


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Freshmen were called to the library for a bystander meeting on Sept. 10 and 11 to learn about healthy relationships from the leaders of Jana’s campaign. “My whole purpose is for every ninth grade student to be trained in bystander intervention training so that if they’re ever out and about and...

Orchestra to travel to Nebraska

Orchestra to travel to Nebraska

McKena McBride, Staff Reporter

September 11, 2018


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The orchestra is going to Omaha, Neb. on Sept. 22 and 23. It is $125 per student to go, but students who have worked for a firework stand this past summer have had the opportunity to pay less, depending on how long they worked. “Right now it looks like we have at least 45 students going, a...

English teachers set up Job Fair for senior students

English teachers set up Job Fair for senior students

Addie Braun, Staff Reporter

September 7, 2018


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Senior students in English classes are given the opportunity for mock interviews during job fair on Sept. 5 and 6. “If you’ve never experienced a formal interview it’s a great experience to have,” English instructor Kathy Wagoner said. “It makes you understand why you get nervous, what to...

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...

Fall pep assembly gives students chance to be recognized for sports

Fall pep assembly gives students chance to be recognized for sports

Addie Braun, Staff Reporter

August 31, 2018


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Band music sounded as students of all grades entered the gym. Moving to their assigned sections, excitement bubbled in the air around those supporting the cheerleaders. “This pep assembly was my favorite one because I’m a senior and I feel like I’ve been looking forward to this since my freshman...

Senior spends summer at basic training; misses many days of school

Senior spends summer at basic training; misses many days of school

Scout Perryman, Staff Reporter

August 31, 2018


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At the end of his junior year, senior Spencer Wittkorn left for Fort Benning, Georgia as a young man. On what was supposed to be his first week and a half of school, Wittkorn came back a soldier. Wittkorn’s whole dynamic was switched up when he arrived at Fort Benning for basic training. It was...

Beginning of season kicks off with Maroon and Gold

Beginning of season kicks off with Maroon and Gold

Madison Weber, Online Editor-In-Chief

August 30, 2018


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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....

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

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

Anna Brull, Staff Reporter

August 24, 2018


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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...

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