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Heartland Community Foundation hosts Strategic Doing

Heartland Community Foundation hosts Strategic Doing

Allison Hillebrand, Editor-in-Chief

September 14, 2019

Hays community members were invited to attend a Strategic Doing hosted by the Heartland Community Foundation on Sept. 9 at the Rose Garden. The Strategic Doing is a place for involved people from Ellis County to share their ideas and goals to benefit the area and apply for grants to put towards their...

Seniors earn scholarship opportunities through Dane G. Hansen test

Seniors earn scholarship opportunities through Dane G. Hansen test

Caitlin Leiker, Copy Editor

September 11, 2019

A total of 48 seniors took the Dane G. Hansen scholarship test during school on Sept. 11 in the Eagle Communications Hall in the Robbins Center at Fort Hays State University.   The Hansen test is meant to measure a student’s general knowledge in Language Arts, History, Science, Math, Fine Art...

Suicide Prevention Walk to be held on Sept. 14

Suicide Prevention Walk to be held on Sept. 14

McKena McBride, Staff Reporter

September 11, 2019

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Walk will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14 in the Hays Municipal Park. The Suicide Prevention Walk is a way to spread awareness about suicide and suicide prevention. Staff, students and community members are once again preparing to participate...

Tribe Art Club discusses upcoming plans at first meeting on Sept. 10

Tribe Art Club discusses upcoming plans at first meeting on Sept. 10

Nikka Vuong, Staff Reporter

September 11, 2019

Tribe Art Club had its first meeting this year on Tuesday, Sept. 10 during PRIDE Time in Room 506. The meeting consisted of signing up to join the club, discussing this year’s T-shirt design and planning future events.   The sponsor is art teacher Jennifer Younger, president is senior Olivia Reed, vice pr...

Book club meets after school on Sept. 10 to get members signed up

Book club meets after school on Sept. 10 to get members signed up

Nikka Vuong, Staff Reporter

September 11, 2019

There are several clubs for students to be a part of this year, but one of the new clubs is Book Club. Book Club’s first meeting will be on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 3 p.m in Room 110.   The sponsor of the club is English teacher Kathy Wagoner. The president is senior Aracely Hutchison, vice president is senior Addison ...

Site Council hosts first meeting of year

Site Council hosts first meeting of year

Allison Hillebrand, Editor-in-Chief

September 7, 2019

The Site Council met on Sept. 4 to discuss the recent developments made at the high school. This meeting had a much larger turnout than past meetings, with more than 20 parents and faculty attending. To begin the meeting, principal Martin Straub introduced the new administrator, Fred Winter. This...

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...

Mike Koerner speaks to students about communications and broadcasting career on first career day

Mike Koerner speaks to students about communications and broadcasting career on first career day

Allison Brooks, Multimedia Editor

September 7, 2019

Eagle Communications personality Mike Koerner gave a career presentation to students during PRIDE Time on Sept. 4. He was one of the three people selected to take part in the first career speaker day this school year.  Koerner is from the Hays area, but his work took him to Las Vegas, Nev., and Albuquerque, New Mexico...

StuCo meets during PRIDE time on Sept. 4 to discuss preliminary homecoming plans

StuCo meets during PRIDE time on Sept. 4 to discuss preliminary homecoming plans

Alicia Feyerherm, Online Editor-in-Chief

September 7, 2019

StuCo met during PRIDE Time on Sept. 4 to discuss upcoming events.   StuCo President Maddie Lohmeyer opened the meeting by having everyone sign in via Kahoot.    While students were signing in, StuCo contracts and T-shirt order forms were collected.   Lohmeyer announced the StuCo l...

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...

Varsity, JV Scholars Bowl initial standings released after tryouts on Aug. 24

Varsity, JV Scholars Bowl initial standings released after tryouts on Aug. 24

Alicia Feyerherm, Online Editor-in-Chief

September 4, 2019

Scholars Bowl tryouts took place on Aug. 24 with two different tryout sessions, one before school and one after school.   Students interested in being part of the team took a 92-question test with questions ranging from foreign language to current issues.   Freshman Evan Dealy said he noticed the variance of ...

PRIDE time implemented to teach life skills to students

PRIDE time implemented to teach life skills to students

Allison Brooks, Multimedia editor

August 30, 2019

Over the summer, a group of teacher representatives of each department formed a committee to discuss how to better utilize seminar time.  The 19 faculty members came up with many minor and some major changes to better meet the two goals of the school’s accreditation process, relationships and relevance....

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