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Senior creates petition in favor of required masks in school, presents to USD 489 Board of Education

Senior Skylar Zimmerman presents his petition with over 120 signatures in support of mandated masks in school. Zimmerman discussed the importance of keeping COVID protocols the way they are and urged the board not to make changes to the current guidelines.

Alicia Feyerherm, Editor-in-Chief

September 18, 2020

Senior Skylar Zimmerman addressed the USD 489 Board of Education during its meeting on Sept. 14 regarding COVID requirements in schools. “I want to keep COVID guidelines the way they are,” Zimmerman said. “I know there are some people in our community who don’t see it that way.” In particular,...

Forensics team starts preparation for this year

Forensics team starts preparation for this year

Rylie Fairbank, Reporter

September 17, 2020

Forensics is starting early, and there are some big changes taking place this year. To start, Codi Fenwick resigned as the coach, as she moved to teaching German courses, along with Current Issues. In her place, Jennifer Rajewski will be the debate and forensics coach, although she will not teach...

Dance Team begins after tryouts

The Dance Team girls pose for a picture as they wait for their team pictures to be taken.

Rylie Fairbank, Reporter

September 15, 2020

Dance team had its tryouts on September 2nd, 3rd, and 4th of last week. Cristina Leos, a senior, Sammy Pfannenstiel, a junior, Taylor Depenbusch, sophomore, Keiarra Gonzales, sophomore, Sydney Pots, sophomore, Eileen Veatch, sophomore, and Brooke Leiker, a freshman. Freshman Brooke Leiker joined the...

Senior boys organize weekly cruise nights

Around 20 cars usually participate in cruise nights. They start the night by meeting in the parking lot of Tebo Village.

Allison Brooks, Multi-Media/Photo Editor

September 15, 2020

Every Saturday night at around 9 p.m., a group of friends meets up to show off their cars, drive around and talk about their shared interest in cars. This started around a month ago when senior Tate Kaiser, senior Kelby Rice and graduates Colton Leithead and Jonah Mills-Kumala wanted to start an official...

Students enroll for concurrent credit classes

Students enroll for concurrent credit classes

Emry Lundy, Copy Editor

September 14, 2020

On Sept. 3 between 12 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., concurrent credit enrollment took place in the Hays High School Library. Juniors and seniors can take classes that count towards their high school requirements as well as for college credit at the same time in these concurrent classes. The classes are arranged...

StuCo holds a back-to-school movie night

Students arrive to the StuCo movie night on Saturday evening.

Alexandra Coveney, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2020

The Hays High Student Council Movie Night was held on Aug. 26 from 8-11 p.m. on the football field. “We would have liked the turnout to be a little bigger because bigger is always a little better, but it was still a nice little turnout of students,” StuCo Sponsor Alicia Brungardt said. This...

StuCo holds first meeting of the 2020-2021 school year

Student Council president Alicia Feyerherm presents homecoming plans for this school year.

Grant Tesluk, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2020

During PRIDE Time on Sept. 4, Student Council met to discuss upcoming changes for Homecoming and to announce this year’s officers. Starting with Sophomore Class Vice President Quinton McGuire, each StuCo officer introduced themselves and stated their position, ending with Senior Class President...

Outlook crash disrupts students, staff communication

A student logs in after the Outlook crash on Sept. 2. The crash halted communication among students and staff, resulting in many issues.

Cade Austin Becker, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2020

Recently, during the week of August 31st to September 4th there has been a lot of issues lately with Outlook. The main source of communication throughout students and teachers is Outlook. Outlook is a system of E-mailing that is heavily used by the students and staff. It is used to ask questions, be...

Twenty-one students earn spots on varsity, junior varsity Scholars Bowl

Scholars Bowl members pose with their first place medals after the Colby Invitational meet on Dec. 9, 2019. Meets this year will mostly be held online due to COVID concerns.

Alicia Feyerherm, Editor-in-Chief

September 14, 2020

Scholars Bowl tryouts were held after school on Sept. 3 and before school on Sept. 4. Students completed a 92-point test with a time limit of 30 minutes. The questions ranged on multiple topics including foreign language, math, current events and science. The initial standings are listed below,...

Augustine announces editorial staff for the Guidon newspaper, Indian Call yearbook

Senior Alicia Feyerherm was given the role of Editor-in-Chief of the Guidon for the 2020-2021 school year.

McKena McBride, Assistant Editor

September 10, 2020

Journalism instructor Jessica Augustine has announced the editorial staff for the Guidon newspaper and the Indian Call yearbook. The 2020-2021 newspaper positions are as follows: Editor-in-Chief – Alicia Feyerherm Assistant/Online Editors – Caitlin Leiker, McKena McBride Copy Editor –...

Graduation and Project Graduation rescheduled to July 25

Graduation and Project Graduation rescheduled to July 25

Michaela Austin, Staff Reporter

May 18, 2020

On April 16, principal Martin Straub announced in an email that graduation, originally scheduled for Sunday, May 10, has been rescheduled for a tentative date of Saturday, July 25. So far, the ceremony is set to start at 10 a.m., but there are still many unknowns when it comes to graduation. “As...

Unemployment benefits eligible for out of work community

Employees in these lines of work are considered essential workers, and will remain with a job throughout the pandemic.

Allison Hillebrand, Editor-in-Chief

May 18, 2020

With states implementing stay-at-home orders, causing many non-essential businesses to close temporarily, the job market has increasingly diminished. High school students or any other young person with a job may not understand the aspects of unemployment. Whether it be worries about money or simply...

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