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Select students qualify for Dane Hansen scholarships

Dawson Rooney, Staff Reporter

September 7, 2017


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Every year the Dane G Hansen foundation gives out scholarships to high school seniors in Northwest Kansas. This year they are giving out a total of 280 scholarships, 260 of which are available to high school seniors. Before determining what scholarship a student may or may not receive, the student must tak...

S.A.P. offers Maroon & Gold hoodies

S.A.P. offers Maroon & Gold hoodies

Hannah Donaldson, Staff Reporter

September 7, 2017


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Walking through the halls, a few more streaks of Maroon and Gold may have been apparent. Thanks to S.A.P. for creating not only one, but two styles of hoodies in Hays High’s maroon and gold spirit colors, students have been representing not only our school but the rapidly growing, non-profit organization...

Tickets hidden in library for students to find

Tickets hidden in library for students to find

Kayli Potter, Staff Reporter

September 1, 2017


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Starting this year Erin Holder, the new library secretary, will be starting a new tradition with hidden tickets. "The tickets are going to be hidden around the library, and each month is going to be a different theme," Holder said. There will be different tickets hidden for each month of the school...

Open House allows for parents to experience students everyday life

Open House allows for parents to experience students everyday life

Isabelle Braun, Online Editor

August 29, 2017


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The Open House allowed parents to walk around their child’s schedule and experience the every day life in the eyes of their student. Teachers explained what classes covered in order for parents to understand their child’s routine. The event took place on Aug. 28 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For as long...

Red Cross Club signs people up for free smoke detectors

Red Cross Club signs people up for free smoke detectors

Scout Perryman, Staff Reporter

August 28, 2017


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The Red Cross Club organized a smoke detector sign-up that provided homes with free smoke detectors to raise fire safety awareness in the community. Residents of Ellis county could sign up for a free smoke detector on April 1 to be installed in their homes. Red Cross club member and junior Shyann...

StuCo drive-in may grease lightning

StuCo drive-in may grease lightning

Lizzy Lee, Staff Reporter/Cartoonist

August 24, 2017


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Student Council is having its first major event this year, with the drive-in this Friday at 9:45 p.m. on the school Football Field after the Maroon-and-Gold Kickoff. “We wanted to host a drive in because we thought it was an event that we haven't done in a while,” StuCo President Trinity Callis...

New staff experiences first day jitters

New staff experiences first day jitters

Madison Weber, Staff Reporter

August 24, 2017


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With the start of the new school year, the school has become acquainted with fresh faces. This year there are 24 new staff members. Just like new students, staff members get nervous on the first day. New science teacher Kelli Davis and new English teacher Vanessa Schumacher both experienced first...

Homecoming theme decided

Homecoming theme decided

Amiyah Gonzalez, Assistant Editor

August 23, 2017


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The Student Council has chosen a theme for this year’s Homecoming dance. The group has decided on Haunted Homecoming. The dance will be held Oct. 14 in Gym B. STUCO President Trinity Callis said the reason the theme this year works is due to the date. “If the Homecoming game wasn’t on Friday...

HOBY conference offers students leadership opportunity

HOBY conference offers students leadership opportunity

Lacey Gregory, Editor-in-Chief

August 23, 2017


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This past summer, juniors Connor Olson and Isabelle Braun were given the opportunity to represent our school at the Kansas Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) seminar. HOBY is national organization that hosts 70 different state leadership seminars exclusive to students who have just completed their...

Students participate in music camps in Russell and at Fort Hays

Students participate in music camps in Russell and at Fort Hays

Isabelle Braun, Online Editor

August 18, 2017


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Both the Ad Astra Music Festival in Russell and the High Plains Music Camp at Fort Hays kept students busy this summer during the dates of  June 28-July 1 and July 9-15 respectfully. Students attending both camps chose to for different reasons, though most thought it would be a good opportunity t...

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


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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...

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