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The Orange Project

The Orange Project

Kyna Fitzpatrick, Website Specialist
November 4, 2016
Filed under Academics

Students in Mr. Bliven's AP Psychology class created a brain out of an orange to help them learn the structures of the brain. Students were told to bring an orange from home and follow the directions that were given to them on a piece of paper. They also needed to answer questions on the function of ea...

The Scholars

The Scholars

Priscilla Morris, Staffer
November 4, 2016
Filed under Academics

The National Merit Scholarship Program also known as the NMSP is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the NMSP by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), a test which serves as an initial scr...

New graduation requirements for the class of 2021

Rhonan Norvell, staffer
November 3, 2016
Filed under Academics, Check This Out!, News, Showcase, Student Life

The requirements in order to graduate from any Cherry Creek school are changing for the class of 2021 and beyond. The current requirements include completing a minimum of 22 credits: Four credits of English and three credits each from all of the following: Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies....

Halloween and School, got me Scared!

Halloween and School, got me Scared!

Michael Boyd, Staffer
October 14, 2016
Filed under Academics, Check This Out!, Opinions, Showcase

This year we will be having school on Halloween, I know--shocker. I don’t know what the district was thinking when they made this decision. Personally, I do not believe that school should be not held on Halloween. I have asked around and everyone has been saying that school on Halloween is a dumb...

Major Change to ASSET Day

Nisha Razack, Editor
October 14, 2016
Filed under Academics, Clubs, Showcase

asset-day -october-21 Every year at Smoky Hill, we have ASSET Days. ASSET Days are when presenters and speakers come to our school to help us make healthy choices for our futures. Typically they are spread over two-three days throughout the week, however, this year all of the presentations are spread ou...

Frankenstein Field Trip

Frankenstein Field Trip

Kyna Fitzpatrick, Website Specialist
October 7, 2016
Filed under Academics, Showcase

Students in Mr. Brown’s theater classes or Mrs. Lubowicki’s AP Literature classes have a field trip opportunity to go see the play Frankenstein. “The classes going on the trip are Mr. Brown’s theater classes and my AP Literature classes,” AP Literature teacher Ingrid Lubowicki said. The field ...

College Application Stress

College Application Stress

Amber Badger, Editor in Chief
October 6, 2016
Filed under Academics, Check This Out!, Showcase

Flashback to the beginning of Freshman year; you are a new student to a completely new school with four times the amount of people you went to school with for three years. You spend the next year trying to figure out what you like and where you belong, whether that be Football or Drama Club. You spe...

DIY Togas

Sabrina Chavez, Staffer
September 14, 2016
Filed under Academics, Opinions, Student Life

Calling all seniors: It is the week we have all been waiting for. Thursday, Sept. 15 is toga day.   Whether your toga is for a Halloween costume or for spirit week, making a toga at home is easier than you think.   The first step to making your own toga is to pick a sheet with color or designs. Mo...

Gay straight allience

Octavia Ford, staffer
September 14, 2016
Filed under Academics, Clubs

Here at Smoky Hill High School, we have experienced and dealt with negative impact,thoughts and judgement with students and their choice of sexuality,appearance and decisions. The Gay/Straight Alliance Club has a very big history. Smoky was the very first to have GSA in the state of Colorado. Every qu...

Barbie Bungee

Sabrina Chavez, Staffer
September 1, 2016
Filed under Academics

The Barbie Bungee experiment has been a very popular school experiment for many years. The experiment takes place in many physics classes. The objective is for students to be able to take their data and apply it to the amount of rubber bands needed to drop the Barbie from a certain height withou...

Student Tech Aid Opportunity

Student Tech Aid Opportunity

Kyna Fitzpatrick, Website Specialist
August 26, 2016
Filed under Academics, News

Mrs. Celine Perea is the new Instructional Technology teacher this year. Perea is looking for students to become Tech Aides, and help out with technical problems around the school. This pass or fail class is available for all students, but will not show up as an actual grade in Powerschool. “They[stu...

Class Meetings

Autumn Olson, Editor
August 23, 2016
Filed under Academics, Student Life

Elizabeth Fernandez Class meetings start Thursday, Aug. 25 and will end Friday, Aug. 26 to discuss and vote upcoming events, and talk about school rules and requirements. “We start every year with the class meeting and one thing we are required to do is talk about schools rules. We will also be talking about home...

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