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Photography Contest: Victoria Reynolds

Bryce Cook

May 2, 2019

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

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

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

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

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...


Kianna Glenn

January 29, 2019

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...

State Orchestra

State Orchestra

January 29, 2019

All State Orchestra

Olivia Talbert

January 28, 2019

     On the violin, sophomore Lindsay Baltzell is truly one of “the best of the best”. This recognition comes after her selection to perform in the All-State orchestra ensemble.      Students who auditioned were the ...

Chicago Trip

Laurel Padilla and Bryce Cook

December 11, 2018

Most students complain about not having enough field trips. But on Halloween, 2 school groups of the Journalism Department and the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) left for Chicago taking 19 students and 3 teachers in t...

NHS Tutoring

Drew Buchanan and Laurel Padilla

December 3, 2018

National Honor Society students are bringing back a tutoring system that has not been used for the past three years. Students who are a part of NHS are applying their time during T-Bird time on Wednesdays to help other stu...

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