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Updates Throughout The District

Rachel Etzel, Isaiah Wilson, Ethan Armbruster

November 15, 2017

Middle School The green team is a group of 8th grade students who have come together under sponsor Karen Stockwell to learn about composting and the importance of it. Along with this club comes a new courtyard that is Kansas-t...

Board Election Within Shawnee Heights

Elizabeth Hennessey

November 15, 2017

Correction: In the original version of this story it was stated that Stadler was endorsed by senator Anthony Hensley, when in fact it was Browne who was endorsed by Hensley.   School board elections are being held Nov. 7. T...

Conquering The PSAT

Keenan Taylor

November 15, 2017

Every sophomore on Oct. 11 spent the morning taking the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) without having to pay for the test. This is the first year that the district covered the costs for the PSAT instead of having the...

Purvis Passes Down The Reins

Olivia Talbert

November 14, 2017

Following the retirement of 30-year veteran Neal Purvis, the band is now under the new direction of Lyle Reynoso. With Purvis being nominated as last year’s Teacher of the Year candidate for the district, his big shoes were fi...

Schedule change

Andrea Lopez, staff

October 6, 2017

Lately, many changes have been introduced to students and staff. . These changes include 15 new teachers, a new drug testing policy, and a new schedule. In previous years, there were four block days with third hour being every...

Homecoming 2017

Logan Bissell, writer

October 6, 2017

Possibly one of the most hyped up games in the last three years; Shawnee Heights takes on Topeka High at their home stadium. As the T-Birds pour onto the field, the student section explodes. The long awaited night has finally ...


Taylor Lincoln and Kortney Michel

October 6, 2017

The AVID program is new to our school this year and is for middle level students who are college bound and very determined. AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. It is a non-profit organization which provides pro...


Olivia Talbert, staff

October 6, 2017

As of this year, the ROTC program had to undergo a major change. After the resignation of Commander Rakestraw, the ROTC program is now commuting to Topeka High. Students load on a bus at the beginning of sixth hour, arrive at Topeka...

Seniors, Staff Resolve Homecoming Shirt Controversy

September 20, 2017

To some, Homecoming has always been one of the most unforgettable experiences from high school. Whether winning royalty or simply being nominated, this day will be cherished in the minds of the candidates throughout their lif...

Becoming a FHSU Tiger

Kelli Morrison, Alyssa Rabe

September 15, 2017

In 2009 the University of Fort Hays State began offering an opportunity for students seeking to go to college early. The Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science (KAMS), created by the University of Fort Hays State, gives stude...

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