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Dr. Stessman Update

Olivia Talbert

May 2, 2019

Filed under School News

At 10:30 p.m. on April 6, Superintendent Dr. Martin Stessman was taken into the Jefferson County jail under the suspicion of a DUI, after failing a field sobriety test. After two special board meetings, the board of education has deci...

DUI Details

Rebecca Donaldson, Copy Editor

May 2, 2019

Filed under News, School News

Ranking fourth in the nation, Kansas is among the top strictest states regarding DUI laws. The states were ranked on a point system comparing how strict they were on 15 subjects: minimum fine, minimum jail time, ignition interlock m...

Stessmen Update

Oliva Talbert, Copy Editor

May 2, 2019

Filed under School News

At 10:30 p.m. on April 6, Superintendent Dr. Martin Stessman was taken into the Jefferson County jail under the suspicion of a DUI, after failing a field sobriety test. After two special board meetings, the board of education has deci...

Spanish Competition

Tia Munoz

May 2, 2019

Filed under School News

Students from the Spanish program had the opportunity to attend a Spanish Language Competition at Wichita State University on April 12. Spanish teacher, Senora Marcia Smith, first heard about the competition from a teacher at W...

Photography Contest: Victoria Reynolds

Bryce Cook

May 2, 2019

Filed under School News

The Kansas Medical Center hosted a contest for high school photographers in the state of Kansas and four Missouri counties: Jackson, Platte, Cass, and Clay. Junior Victoria Reynolds entered the photography competition “I first hear...

Breaking the Silence

Oliva Talbert

May 2, 2019

Filed under School News, Top Stories

Following the arrest of Dr. Martin Stessman, students at the high school have gone into a lull silence regarding the consequences given to our superintendent. This lack of reaction seems to be the result of the nonexistent commu...

Voc-Ag Program

Tia Muñoz

May 2, 2019

Filed under School News

The end of this school year marks the end of The Vocational AG Program’s first year at Heights. The program was brought to the school for students interested in learning about the science, business, and technology of plant and ani...

Drug Testing Update

Emily Metzeger

May 2, 2019

Filed under School News

Approximately 10 percent of the student body, grades 7-12, have been tested this year.   8 student drug tests had a positive test result, all marijuana. 6 high school and two middle school.   From parking lot swe...

New Teacher Program

Brianna Caldino

March 1, 2019

Filed under News, School News

Starting next year, Shawnee Heights has added a new career exploration program for students interested in a teaching career. The idea of bringing this program to the school has been up in the air for a while, but with a combina...

Bilingual

Kianna Glenn

January 29, 2019

Filed under School News

Beneath the surface of bilingual students there lies a different culture, a different dialect, a different language, and different struggles. Students who come from families that speak a different language, or have different eth...

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