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Centralized enrollment allows for parents to enroll all children in one place

Centralized enrollment allows for parents to enroll all children in one place

Isabelle Braun, Online Editor
August 4, 2017
Filed under News

As the school year comes back around, enrollment may be a tough task for some parents. This year, however, USD 489 staff tried to make it a little easier on Aug. 1, 2 and 3 by using centralized enrollment. This was the first-year enrollment had ever been put together like this, and this was decided...

Students return home after 20 day Europe trip

Students return home after 20 day Europe trip

Isabelle Braun, Online Editor
June 22, 2017
Filed under Feature, News, Top Stories

Spending 20 days away from the place you call home may be difficult for some, but those who participated in the Europe trip, taking place June 1 to 21, learned that it wasn’t too bad when they were having fun. The group consisted of students, parents and instructor Lora Gallegos-Haynes. For the...

2017-2018 Chamber Singers Announced

2017-2018 Chamber Singers Announced

Amiyah Gonzalez, Assistant Editor
May 18, 2017
Filed under News

The 2017-2018 Chamber Singers have been chosen on May 18. After a night of auditioning with songs selected by vocal instructor Johnny Matlock the individual singers were ranked and selected. The results are as follows; Girls: Rebecca Anderson, Katelyn Engel, Madison Karlin, Shelby Knoll, Brittani ...

Teachers retire after years of educating

Teachers retire after years of educating

Madison Weber, Staff Reporter
May 17, 2017
Filed under Feature, News

The senior class spends four years at Hays High, but that’s nothing compared to some of the teachers. James Mages has been here for 47 years, Jeanie Michaelis for 20 years, Janet Affentranger for three years, though she has taught since 1978 at other schools, and Mona Chapman for nine years but...

Hays High Musical “Bye Bye Birdie” wins two Jester Awards

Hays High Musical “Bye Bye Birdie” wins two Jester Awards

Amiyah Gonzalez, Assistant Editor
May 16, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

This year the Hays High musical, “Bye Bye Birdie”, won two Jester Awards, program design and orchestral direction. The cast traveled to Wichita on May 12 to attend the ceremony. The cast was nominated for nominated for 10 awards and the Hays High productions have consistently been nominated for...

Class of 2017 commencement ceremony held

Class of 2017 commencement ceremony held

Lacey Gregory, Editor-in-Chief
May 15, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

The 129th annual ceremony to recognize the graduating class of Hays High took place Sunday May 14 at Gross Memorial Coliseum. In attendance were one hundred seventy-seven seniors. The ceremony began with the traditional processional of “Pomp and Circumstance” as performed by the combined band and o...

Forensics team performs for family and friends

Forensics team performs for family and friends

Isabelle Braun, Online Editor
May 15, 2017
Filed under News

After a year of winning first and third places, the Forensics team has decided to give their families and friends opportunities to see their skills on Monday, May 15 from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Lecture Hall. “Forensics is something that, unless you travel, you can’t ever see it,” instructor Codi...

HHITA finishes year undefeated

HHITA finishes year undefeated

Amiyah Gonzalez, Assistant Editor
May 12, 2017
Filed under News

The Hays High Industrial Tech Association has ended their competitive year as undefeated. The group, just coming back from state, is the first team to remain undefeated throughout the whole school year. “We won all our races this in a standard class,” Dinkel said. “I cannot say that somebody...

Junior wins first place in the National Land and Homesite Competition

Junior wins first place in the National Land and Homesite Competition

Isabelle Braun, Staff Reporter
May 11, 2017
Filed under News

On May 4, juniors Jared Kisner, Elijah Joy, Dusty Schneider and senior Brandi Zimmerman went to Oklahoma City. The participants took part in the National Land and Homesite competition, which is a contest you can only go to once. In order to prepare for the event, the students had to put in many hours...

Students receive scholarships at Academic and Athletic Awards Night

Students receive scholarships at Academic and Athletic Awards Night

Amiyah Gonzalez, Staff Reporter
May 9, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

The 2017 Academic and Athletic Awards Night was held May 8 and was held to honor students who showed excellence. The evening started off with Principal Martin Straub giving the attendees a speech and the ceremony soon kicked into gear honoring students with a 4.0 GPA, 3.80-3.99 GPA, 3.50-3.79 GPA and...

Several summer job opportunities available for students

Several summer job opportunities available for students

Lacey Gregory, Associate Editor
May 9, 2017
Filed under News

Getting a job is a one way for high school students to make some extra cash during the summer months. According to Investopedia.com, summer jobs may lead to increased confidence and improved time management skills for high schoolers. Perhaps the most glaring benefit of working during the summer for...

2017-2018 editorial staff for Indian Call yearbook announced

2017-2018 editorial staff for Indian Call yearbook announced

Anniston Weber, Co-Editor-in-Chief
May 9, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

The editorial staff for the Indian Call yearbook has been announced for the 2017-2018 school year. Yearbook Editor-in-Chief will be Abby Balman, while Assistant Editor will be Alyssa Owens. Section Editors are Emily George, Jacie Robinson and Hannah Harman. "I know that Balman will serve as a very...

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