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Drug Testing at Shawnee Heights

Rachel Etzel

September 15, 2017

Filed under News, School News

The school board is planning to vote on February 20 to decide whether drug testing should be implemented in the 2017-2018 school year.  Although the board hasn’t decided to pursue this decision completely they have had a boar...

Spirit Week

Valeri Dodds

September 15, 2017

Filed under Entertainment, Opinions, School News

Rewind to two years ago: at 7:45 a.m., you walk through the south wing doors on the morning of Spirit Night and the halls are filled with red and blue. Streamers are hanging from the ceiling, music is blasting, and an overall ene...

Curriculum Changes For Shawnee Heights

Kortney Michel, Taylor Lincoln

September 15, 2017

Filed under School News

Enrollment for next year begins the first week of February, and with it more curriculum  changes impacting students. Within the last decade, the math department changed course offerings, and science has completed a similar process...

Boys Basketball 2016-2017

Alyssa Rabe

September 15, 2017

Filed under School News, Sports

On January 20- 23 the T-Bird’s basketball team participated in the Ralph Miller Classic in Chanute, KS. The boys took home a first place title but the road to get there wasn’t easy. The Thunderbirds took on the Winfield Pirates wi...

Wrestling Team 2016-2017

Rebeccca Donaldson

September 15, 2017

Filed under School News, Sports

For Shawnee Heights wrestlers, being apart of the wrestling team is more than just a sport and something that goes on your letterman jacket. It means you are apart of a family that is always there for you. Despite being an indiv...

Polar Plunge

Ryan Berry, Editor

September 15, 2017

Filed under Entertainment, School News

Four students including junior Kourtney Schmick participated in the annual polar plunge February 4, held at lake shawnee. The polar plunge is a fundraiser to raise money for the special olympics, and is well known locally. ...

Forensics

Rebecca Donaldson, Staff

September 15, 2017

Filed under School News

Forensics is a class and extracurricular activity that students are able to express themselves in public speech, reading, acting, and interpretation events. In order to qualify for state, you must place first or second in...

Spring Sports Preview

Kortney Michel, Ryan Berry, Sierra Jones, Elizabeth Donaldson, Taylor Lincoln, Rebecca Donaldson, and Makenna Orton

September 15, 2017

Filed under School News, Sports

Boy's Tennis After losing coach Cody Whitney at the end of the season, the boys tennis team will start this year with Michael Bass leading the team with a new assistant coach, Colby Slaughter. Slaughter has played tennis since...

Shawnee Heights Gains 16 New Staff Members

Rebecca Donaldson

September 4, 2017

Filed under School News

This year the school introduced a total of 15 new teachers to the district. Normally, Shawnee Heights has five to eight new teachers a year. Last year, two teachers retired, three moved for sports related reasons, one left to be...

Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse

August 20, 2017

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