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Curriculum Changes For Shawnee Heights

Kortney Michel, Taylor Lincoln

September 15, 2017

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

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

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

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. ...


Rebecca Donaldson, Staff

September 15, 2017

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

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

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

Freshmen Final Tips

Rachel Etzel

December 1, 2016

Studying for finals can be hard no whatever grade level you are in. My five steps to greatness will give you a step by step guide on how to one up final studying. Don't cram all your studying in the night before and expect to kno...

Taking a Stand by Taking a Knee

Brooklyn Armbruster

November 10, 2016

Standing up for what you believe in is a common value taught and learned. The more popular, or familiar, you are the bigger influence you have. In this specific case many athletes, including the San Francisco 49ers quarterbac...

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