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Summer Reading 2016-17

Mona Jabr, Editor, Website Manager
May 20, 2016
Filed under Academics

Smoky Hill students are required to read a book every summer. Students are referred to multiple books based off of their grade level and the English class they take. Aside from reading the book, students will be asked to complete a task. The students are responsible for getting the book themselves ove...

Tips for Upcoming Juniors

Tips for Upcoming Juniors

Nafees Abidi, Staffer
May 19, 2016
Filed under Academics, Opinions, Student Life

Start prepping for the SAT. I wouldn’t recommend taking SAT Prep classes over the summer unless you’re taking the September, October, or December test. During the summer you should definitely get an SAT prep book and be ready for what type of questions will be asked. Do not take the Practice SA...

Hill Regiment Marching Band

Hill Regiment Marching Band

Autumn Olson, Staffer
May 18, 2016
Filed under Academics, Check This Out!, Clubs, Showcase, Sports

Smoky Hill’s regiment marching band is now looking for new members to add to their family. With approximately over 100 students every year in marching band, it is not hard to find your place and make new friends with similar interests. Junior Vanessa Rivera, a clarinet player in the marching...

New DECA Officers

New DECA Officers

Krystal Limon, Staffer
May 17, 2016
Filed under Academics, News

New DECA officers were chosen on Friday, May 13 and Monday, May 16. The interview consisted of a three to five minute presentation on their ideas or vision for the position. Students were expected to research the position and present on how they could improve the DECA program. DECA is an international pro...

IB Senior Recognition Ceremony

IB Senior Recognition Ceremony

Myah Pitter, Staffer
May 15, 2016
Filed under Academics, News, Showcase

The IB Diploma Candidates will be recognized and honored at the annual IB Senior Recognition Ceremony on Mon. May 16 at 8:30 a.m. in the Auditorium.

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Class of 2017, Here’s What Colleges Want

Class of 2017, Here’s What Colleges Want

Keisha Lopes, Staffer
May 13, 2016
Filed under Academics, Student Life

  As many of us begin to start the rest of our lives by attending college, there are others that are anxiously awaiting the process. As the college process is never the same for everyone, there is always a general constant: what colleges are looking for in their candidates. Despite the transcr...

Steps to plan for Success in the Fall

Nisha Razack, Staffer
May 13, 2016
Filed under Academics

Even though the school year hasn’t ended yet, it doesn’t mean that it's too early to start planning for next year. Here are four steps on how to be successful in the Fall. Get your Priorities Straight: What do you want to be different next year?? Student’s should have this question in mind when they are wri...

Mrs. Kleeman’s Tye Dye Project

Ashley Nubine, staffer
May 13, 2016
Filed under Academics

Mrs.Kleeman’s environmental chemistry class is doing a tye dye project “Basically students bring in 100% cotton t-shirts which is organic chemistry because it's natural palmer and use organic dye to design their t-shirt however they want,” Chemistry teacher Kathleen Kleeman said. According to...

Summer School for CCSD

Summer School for CCSD

Keisha Lopes, Staffer
May 13, 2016
Filed under Academics, Student Life

Registration for the Cherry Creek School District is now open for registration for the two sessions offered during the first two months of summer vacation. The summer school option will be available for students who have failed or received D in a class necessary for graduation or students graduati...

Guernica Mural

Devin Guttman, staffer
May 12, 2016
Filed under Academics

Joshua Teplitzky’s pottery class is currently working on a large life size mural of Picasso's piece, Guernica. They are doing this in recognition of the pain and suffering in result of the bombing of Guernica during the Spanish Civil war. After the mural is finished, the students plan to post it in...

Stress Relief

Stress Relief

Batina Jombuni, Staffer
May 12, 2016
Filed under Academics

Summer is coming our way, and the only thing standing in our way is finals. Here's 10 strategies to help you destress and how we can prepare ourselves to pass them. Our scheduled finals days are Mon.-Wed. 23-25.  4G,3G and 2G on Monday. Then 1G,4R and 3R on Tuesday. 2R and 1R on Wednesday. If...

Finals Schedule 2016

Finals Schedule 2016

Myah Pitter, Staffer
May 10, 2016
Filed under Academics, News, Showcase

Final exams for seniors start on May 10 and end on May 13. Freshmen, sophomores and juniors finals start on May 23 and end on May 25. “I am nervously excited when it comes to finals,” sophomore Thuong Ho said. “I am excited because after finals we will finally be done with school, but I ...

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