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Prepping For The ACT

Rhonan Norvell, Staffer
February 6, 2017
Filed under Academics, Check This Out!, Opinions, Student Life

The ACT is now upon the Juniors of Smoky Hill and with it may come many stresses. The test is often a determining factor on whether or not you get into the college you want and scoring higher can lead to more scholarship offers. In order to score as high as you want or need to, prepping in the correct...

The Book of Will Play

The Book of Will Play

Kyna Fitzpatrick, Website Specialist
February 1, 2017
Filed under Academics

Students in Mr. Brown’s theater classes or Mrs. Lubowicki’s AP Literature classes have a field trip opportunity to go see the play, The Book Of Will. “So I have not seen it, and it's a new play, so I don’t know a lot about it,” AP Literature teacher Ingrid Lubowicki said. “But I know that it's about the two guys who decided to publish Shakespeare's plays after he died...

University of Northern Colorado’s Future Teacher and Teacher Cadet Conference

University of Northern Colorado’s Future Teacher and Teacher Cadet Conference

Kyna Fitzpatrick, Website Specialist
January 20, 2017
Filed under Academics, Showcase

Seniors! Do you see a teaching profession in your future, or do you just want to explore the idea of it?  Then you should consider attending the University of Northern Colorado’s Future Teacher and Teacher Cadet Conference on February 24. This event will be held at the University of Northern Col...

Winter Wish Week

Winter Wish Week

Kyna Fitzpatrick, Online Specialist
January 20, 2017
Filed under Academics, News, Showcase

Smoky Hill’s Winter Wish Week is next week. Spirit week will be filled with activities starting Monday, Jan. 23, through Saturday Jan. 28.  Proceeds from all of the events during the week will go to the Make-A-Wish foundation. This year’s goal is to make $40,000 to help grant eleven-year-old ...

Cheaper College Options

Cheaper College Options

Amber Badger, Editor In Chief
January 13, 2017
Filed under Academics, Check This Out!, Showcase

Graduation is right around the corner and some seniors still do not know what to do in this next year. College is expensive, that is no secret but there are ways to attend cheaper or work up to a cheaper college experience.   Some students want to travel out of Colorado for college and tha...

Solo and Ensemble Festival At Overland

Autumn Olson, Editor
January 12, 2017
Filed under Academics, Check This Out!, Showcase, Student Life

Overland High School will be hosting a solo and ensemble performance April 22 for any student who plays an instrument in the Cherry Creek School District. At this festivals, students will perform a solo or a small ensemble in front of a judge where they will be evaluated and given feedback by the judge...

CCSD Closure and Delay Procedure

Sabrina Chavez, Staffer
January 5, 2017
Filed under Academics, Showcase, Student Life

Sabrina Chavez When the weather gets bad, the Cherry Creek School District wants to make the best decision to keep students and faculty safe. This begins the systematic process with the earliest forecast of bad weather. The process for determining whether school will be cancelled or delayed begins ...

All CCSD Schools are closed

Raven Scott, Staffer
January 5, 2017
Filed under Academics, Check This Out!, Clubs, News, NEXT, Showcase, Student Life

All Cherry Creek District Schools are closed Jan. 5 due to weather. All activities and before and after school day care programs in the District facilities are canceled. Sports events and team practices will be postponed. For more information visit http://www.cherrycreekschools.org/pages/storminfo....

How to Prepare for Finals

Nisha Razack, Editor
December 2, 2016
Filed under Academics, Opinions

Finals are really stressful time for students- I know they are for me. Knowing how to prepare and organize can really take a load of stress off. So here are some easy, non-stressful tips to help with finals. Get the finals schedule and plan a study schedule: Both Dean's offices and some teachers have the...

Girl Bosses at Smoky

Girl Bosses at Smoky

Amira Marie, Staffer
November 22, 2016
Filed under Academics, Check This Out!, Clubs, Showcase, Student Life

A girl boss is someone who is in charge of her own life. She gets what she wants because she works for it. A woman of character, hard-working and goal driven, mature and cooperative, a leader and a team player. We here at Smoky have many girl bosses. Ellie Chelf, Emmah Johannes, and Eliza Yadav are p...

Bikes In The Library

Autumn Olson, Editor
November 8, 2016
Filed under Academics, Showcase

Monday November 7, Smoky Hill’s library got a new addition to the students' work stations. They were able to buy three ¨Desk Cycles¨ and two ¨Wirk Desk," Through the Cherry Creek Foundation grant the school received, they were able to buy five new bike stations for students and teachers to use in the library. These desks allow ...

Personal Finance Lessons

Elizabeth Fernandez, Staffer
November 8, 2016
Filed under Academics, Check This Out!, Opinions, Student Life

Learning about the basics of financial management at an early age will help ensure that you will become more responsible with money and other things later in life. These things may include responsibilities like paying bills on time or doing “homework” for your job. As a high school student, here ...

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