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CBA Band Competition

CBA Band Competition

Loralee Bandy, Honorary Staffer
March 5, 2014
Filed under Academics

On Tuesday, March 4 both Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony left early from fourth period to attend a competition and clinic with Colorado Bandmasters Association (CBA) at Grandview High School. Afterwards, each band received a recording of their performance with feedback from the judges. No specifics have yet...

IB Regetrations Are Here

Mona Jabr, Staffer
February 24, 2014
Filed under Academics

Smoky Hill High School is now allowing high school students to register for  The International Baccalaureate program (IB). Only forms for the years of 2014 and 2015 are accepted. The IB program provides academic challenges that encourage students to connect and understand the differences between regu...

The Lord of The Flies Games

Kyna Fitzpatrick, Staffer
February 3, 2014
Filed under Academics

The Lord of the Flies game is based on the true book Lord of the Flies by William Golding that students in Mrs. Mullen's MYP English nine class are reading as part of an assignment in room I-10. This week the students are beginning to start the in class games and are going to be tested based on how well hi...

Dead Week

Dead Week

Mona Jabr, Staffer
January 10, 2014
Filed under Academics

Jan. 13 is finals week for Smoky Hill students. Sophomore Kalee Wing, an IB student, is getting ready for finals week by trying to get a good grade.  Since finals are after Winter Break students forget or are lazy and do not study during the break. Although at the end of the semester students sometimes struggle to prepare for the cumulative te...

Music Echoes

Lucia Chung, Staffer
December 17, 2013
Filed under Academics

The winter band concert started at 7:15 p.m. and lasted until 8:30 p.m. Dec. 12, 2013, in the Smoky Hill High School Auditorium. The concert featured all band classes from Smoky Hill. The band classes are broken up into three bands; Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Symphony. Each class has to p...

A Look Into 21st Century Learning

Stephanie Braun, Staffer
December 11, 2013
Filed under Academics

Recently, Smoky Hill bought chromebooks for the student body, “The chromebooks were purchased by the district from the money that was received from the Bond budget election (The Cherry Creek School District Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution calling for a bond and budget election ...

Let’s Get Glowing

Jazmin Duren, Staffer
December 9, 2013
Filed under Academics

On Dec. 5 and 6, Stephen Murray’s Biology classes began a lab activity. Students in Murray’s biology classes have been “learning an advanced biotech lab technique. How to use instruments, and how we can transform bacterial DNA by adding a plasmin or piece of DNA from another organism to it so...

Colorado Math League Competition

Colorado Math League Competition

Devin Guttman, Staffer
December 6, 2013
Filed under Academics

The Colorado Math League competition was this Thursday at 2:45 p.m. Math teacher, Dennis Gournic said there are six Math League competitions a year. Smoky Hill has been participating in these competitions for more than 20 years. Not every school has to participate, but Smoky Hill chooses to do so. Gourn...

The 22 Slogan

The 22 Slogan

Kelsey Long, Co-Editor in Chief
December 5, 2013
Filed under Academics

You’ve seen the signs of the ACT. Juniors are going to test prep classes offered by the school and online, practice booklets are being offered and sophomores have take the Method Prep test. However, a new slogan is being offered representing assistant principal Matthew Gonzales’s goal for Smoky...

Return of the Catapults

Return of the Catapults

Rachel Ellis, Editor
December 4, 2013
Filed under Academics

On November 22, Catapults rolled through the hallways as students tested their experiments. This regular event was a product of the Physics department at SHHS, and many students are fond of this experiment’s hands-on nature. “It was awesome,” junior Trenton Howlett said. “It was my first lab ...

The Babies are Here

The Babies are Here

Ariana Muniz, Staffer
November 20, 2013
Filed under Academics

Just after fall break, heads turned in the halls as students of Cynthia Hardy’s child development classes took on the task of caring for infants, or at least simulations of them. The simulation, which takes place Thursday through Monday or Friday through Tuesday, is for students in the child development...

The ACT: How to Prepare

The ACT: How to Prepare

Kaylee Long, Editor
November 12, 2013
Filed under Academics

Watch out juniors! The ACT test is coming April 23 and juniors need to start preparing today. There are many things that can be done to prepare, like using Method Test Prep, ACT Online Prep, and just sitting down to study. Students should talk to teachers and ask for help if something is hard to understan...

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