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Teacher assigns comprehensive book project

Teacher assigns comprehensive book project

Allison Hillebrand, Staff Reporter

November 18, 2017


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To cover a unit over identity and society in Sophomore Honors English II, instructor Vanessa Schumacher gave students a comprehensive project called the Frankenfolio. “The Frankenfolio is a project that is designed as a culminating activity for the end of the book ‘Frankenstein’,” Schumacher...

Opportunity to take ASVAB available to all students

Opportunity to take ASVAB available to all students

Lacey Gregory, Editor-in-Chief

November 17, 2017


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Students interested in pursuing a military career are urged to take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) on Dec. 7, administered by the United States Military Entrance Processing Command. According to the ASVAB’s website, The ASVAB is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abil...

Forensics meeting prepares new students for competition

Forensics meeting prepares new students for competition

Lizzy Lee, Staff Reporter/Cartoonist

November 17, 2017


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The first forensics meeting of the year was held Thursday during seminar and was lead by instructor Codi Fenwick and instructor Erin Deenihan. The group discussed the possibilities and future of forensics, while also going into their plans for this upcoming season. Instructor Codi Fenwick and ...

Kansas State Polytechnics hosts Facebook Live for future pilots

Kansas State Polytechnics hosts Facebook Live for future pilots

Kayli Potter, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2017


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Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus is hosting a Facebook live session for any students who show interest in becoming future pilots. This event will take place at 7 p.m., Nov. 15, on K-State Polytechnic’s Facebook page. Viewers will be able to tune into “The Polytechnic Experience Live”...

Forensics team meets for start of season

Forensics team meets for start of season

Dawson Rooney, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2017


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The spring season for Forensics is almost here. The team will have its first meeting Thursday, Nov. 16, in the Library during seminar. Forensics is an activity that includes drama, speech and improvisation among other acting categories. Those interested in participating or learning more about the...

Middle school contest collects pull tabs for Ronald McDonald House Charities

Middle school contest collects pull tabs for Ronald McDonald House Charities

Isabelle Braun, Online Editor

November 15, 2017


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Hays Middle School participated in a pull tab competition from Oct. 2 to Nov. 2, and the winners were granted a McDonald’s breakfast coupon. The point of the event was for TA’s to collect as many pull tabs as they could and in the end, the winners would be announced. “It went really well,...

Helping Hands begins Project Prom to Remember

Helping Hands begins Project Prom to Remember

Kayli Potter, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2017


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Helping Hands is a student run business that allows students to learn effective communications skills and teamwork. The students learn these skills through projects they take part in, such as their recently opened coffee bar and bakery. The class is taking on yet another project, Project Prom to Remember. "Project...

Mathletes take second in division at math relays

Mathletes take second in division at math relays

Isabelle Braun, Online Editor

November 12, 2017


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Out of all the categories including using number sense, trigonometry, algebraic manipulations, informal geometry and measurement, applications of algebra and arithmetic and calculations with calculators, second place in the division was taken on Nov. 9 in the math relays at Fort Hays. Those who participated...

USD 489 school bond fails

USD 489 school bond fails

Cristina Janney - Hays Post

November 10, 2017


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The Hays USD 489 $78.5 million school bond failed Tuesday night by more than 1,000 votes, with 60 percent of voters casting ballots against the proposal. Superintendent John Thissen said Tuesday night he thought the tax increase and the duration of the bond were factors in the bond’s defeat. The...

Power lifting team takes the first step to their season

Power lifting team takes the first step to their season

Hannah Donaldson, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2017


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A meeting for the powerlifters was held on Nov. 6 during seminar. Coach Randall Rath said about 15 students showed up who were interested in participating. He said there will probably be more students that join later because some students were gone for Musical and Leadership Team that day. The...

Students qualify for district band

Students qualify for district band

Isabelle Braun, Online Editor

November 10, 2017


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The list for KMEA District Band has been announced. The results are as follows: Flute: junior Myranda Berner Oboe: junior Cameron Karlin B-flat Clarinet: freshman Ashley Vilaysing (Principal Player); freshman Calista Isbell Trumpet: senior Abby Kennemer (Principal Player) Trombone: junio...

Teacher encourages student involvement in recent election

Teacher encourages student involvement in recent election

Allison Hillebrand, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2017


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Focusing on the election on Nov. 7, Current Issues Instructor Codi Fenwick has allowed students to recognize the importance of voting. During class, Fenwick showed her students a sample ballot. “As a social studies class, civics is one state standard that I incorporate into the Current Issues...

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