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Cheerleaders work with children at Youth Cheer Camp

Cheerleaders work with children at Youth Cheer Camp

Sylina Zhang, Staff Reporter

September 9, 2013


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The laminate floors squeak with moving sneakers bouncing to upbeat music while the sound of children’s laughter echoes throughout the gym. On Sept. 7, more than 70 children gathered in gym A to take part in the Youth Cheer Camp with junior varsity and varsity cheerleaders providing mentorship. “They...

The new cell phone policy

Elizabeth Arthur, Staff reporter

August 29, 2013


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A year ago students were hiding their phones in their hoodies and behind lockers. Students now freely use their phones during passing period. “We wanted to give students more of an opportunity to use their cell phones when they need to,” Principal Martin Straub said. “It also...

Seminar: Back to passes

Seminar: Back to passes

Nicole Feyerherm, Staff Reporter

August 29, 2013


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The beginning of a new school year often means changes to policies and new regulations. One of those changes this year is switching from the seminar log to seminar passes. “There was a concern about the time spent signing kids in and out of seminar, especially since it was shorter last year,”...

Musical auditions to begin Sept. 9

Musical auditions to begin Sept. 9

Shelbie Berens, Staff Reporter

August 29, 2013


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Auditions for this year’s musical “All Shook Up”, featuring the music of Elvis Presley, will begin Sept. 9. Actual performances will take place Nov. 14-17 at 12th St. Auditorium. “I’m excited for Mr. Matlock and Brenda Meder directing it because they are awesome people,” junio...

Students, teachers applaud new study hall

Students, teachers applaud new study hall

Sara Schoenthaler, Staff Reporter

August 29, 2013


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  Guided Personal Study, or GPS, is a new concept to all students this year. Along with seminar, it provides another study and homework opportunity. This new required class is provided second, third, and fourth hours. Administration did not put this as a first hour class due to the possibility of st...

Students enjoy annual Art Walk

Students enjoy annual Art Walk

Sara Nansel, Sports Editor

August 27, 2013


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While walking down Main Street on Aug. 23, locals would have heard the buzz of people chatting and the sound of local artists playing their favorite songs. Friday marked the 29th Annual Hays Area Art Walk. The Walk is a collection of local artists showcasing their work each year which includes music,...

District hires interim superintendent

August 23, 2013


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The Hays Unified School District has announced that during a special meeting that will be held on Monday, Aug. 26, it will approve the contract for an interim superintendent of USD 489. The Board of Education has selected Dean Katt to fill the position. Katt will begin his new post on Sept. 1. The USD...

Dance team tryouts

Ashly Arthur, Staff Reporter

April 22, 2013


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Last week, Dance Team tryout practices were held from Tuesday to Friday with the final audition on Saturday. Some of the people who auditioned gave their thoughts on the week. “To prepare for the audition we had to learn a dance and have it memorized and cleaned within the days before tryouts,”...

Girls compete at KT Goodman in Wichita

Kylee Filley, Sports Editor

April 18, 2013


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Sophomores Mattison Schlaefli and Kali Pitcock placed first and second in the 100m hurdles 4A-6A division.  Their times were 16.67 and 17.01. In the triple jump Elite division, junior Wendy Zimmerman placed first with a distance of 10.75m. Zimmerman also placed second in the high jump Elite division....

Library receives grant

Ashly Arthur, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2013


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The library was recently awarded a Midwest Energy Community Fund grant of $999. This grant has enabled teachers to have a program offering classroom videos on demand. It is a web-based service that can be utilized with Moodle. “This program provides current teaching films, short and long, on almost...

KSPA Regional Journalism Competition results

Anna Shippy, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2013


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Despite the on-site competition being canceled due to inclement weather, 17 journalism students were still able to compete in the KSPA Regional Journalism Competition through off-site contests. After an extended judging period, the results were released on March 12. Fifteen students in 24 events qualified...

Schedule changes for next year influence student enrollment decisions

Samantha Rohleder, Staff Reporter

March 7, 2013


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Students have noticed that a change in the schedule from the 2011-2012 school year to the 2012-2013 school year. A seven-class schedule has been proposed, one less than that of the eight-class schedule of this year, this seven classes total shows a likeness to the 2011-2012 school year. “I am not...

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