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Astronomy Rocket Launching

Astronomy Rocket Launching

Kyle Rolfe, Staffer
May 8, 2016
Filed under Academics, NEXT

David Mitchells Astronomy class built a bottle rocket and launched it Tuesday morning May 3. The goal of this experiment was to experience the engineering design cycle by researching and building a rocket. The launching of the rockets took place on the soccer fields first period.   “I actual...

Preparing for Finals

Preparing for Finals

Nafees Abidi, staffer
May 4, 2016
Filed under Academics, Opinions, Student Life

So, it’s the week before  AP finals and schedules are packed, preparation lists for finals grow, so does the turning in your stomach from all the stress.  Well, the good news is I have some tips to help you survive hell week without becoming a total wreck.   The most important thing to remember is t...

AP Testing Schedual

AP Testing Schedual

Myah Pitter, Staffer
May 3, 2016
Filed under Academics, News

Advanced Placement (AP) testing started on Mon., May 2 at 7:30 a.m., and will continue throughout the week of May 9, officially ending May 13. May 2016 AP tests are being taken by students who attended an AP class during the 2015-16 school year. According to studypoint.com “the AP curriculum, ...

Ice Addiction Project

Ice Addiction Project

Kyna Fitzpatrick, Editor
April 29, 2016
Filed under Academics

AP Psychology classes are conducting a social experiment to see what it feels like to be an addict, called the “Ice Addiction Project”. The students are doing this project during their chapter 12 and 13 units, in which they go over various disorders. For a period of 48 hours students must put ice in any liquids that they consume such as water, soda, milk, and soup. This...

Smoky Digital Arts Showcase

Autumn Olson, Staffer
April 29, 2016
Filed under Academics, Check This Out!, Clubs, News

Calling out to all digital art fanatics. Friday April, 29 Smoky Hill was showcasing over 50 different projects students pursued over the school year in room 1-814 all day. Visitors will be viewing 3-D animation, childrens storybooks, robots and more! Smoky will also be hosting an open house for...

ACT make-up

ACT make-up

Nafees Abidi, Staffer
April 21, 2016
Filed under Academics, News

The ACT State and District Test is a big deal to juniors due to the fact it is a free college test. The initial test date was  April 19, but if missed, don't worry because the ACT make-up day is May 3. “The state of Colorado requires that all 11th graders take the test. Most of them want to ta...

My First Day of CMAS

My First Day of CMAS

Nisha Razack, Staffer
April 12, 2016
Filed under Academics, Opinions

What was an average juniors day of taking CMAS like? Keep reading to find out. The actual test was a breeze. I honestly didn’t try to answer the multiple choice questions correctly except for one. I mostly guessed my answers. For the short answer questions, my answers went something like thi...

Tips for Testing

Mahwish Rana, Staffer
April 9, 2016
Filed under Academics

Studying for finals is definitely stressful but over-studying can be unhelpful too. It’s good to find a balance between the two to make sure you do your best on the exam. Here are some tips to help you on PARCC, CMAS, and ACT for juniors. The 50-10 rule is a helpful method to study. Use 50 m...

Cherry Creek School District Sets Rumors Straight

Cherry Creek School District Sets Rumors Straight

Raven Scott, Staffer
April 7, 2016
Filed under Academics, News, Showcase

Cherry Creek School District superintendent, Harry Bull, sent out an email to all parents of students in the district Wed. April 6. The letter informs that we will be making up the snow days, but not by adding more days into the calendar. The letter also involves clarification for all the rumors regarding ...

Getting Grades Up

Getting Grades Up

Mahwish Rana, Staffer
April 6, 2016
Filed under Academics

Summer break is approaching fast and now is the time to be rushing to fix grades. It’s not too late to get grades up yet. We have around seven weeks to go, giving us some time to try. Talk to teachers; ask them for extra credit or go get and idea of what it is you need to make up. It can give a good...

Avid for suicide prevention awareness

Avid for suicide prevention awareness

Autumn Olson, Staffer
March 22, 2016
Filed under Academics, News, Student Life

As of 9 a.m. March 23, junior Avid students are selling water bottles to help with suicide prevention awareness for only 10 dollars. The Chief operations organizer (COO) Junior Travis Williams designed the water bottles. “The Smoky Hill junior avid class is partnered with Fire Within, we created lead the way for suicide prevention and awareness, that’s what the water bottles are for,” Williams said. If students are interested in a water bottle. Money should be given to any junior avid participant....

Parent Teacher Conferences 2016

Parent Teacher Conferences 2016

March 22, 2016
Filed under Academics, News

Parent-Teacher conferences will be held on Mar. 22, in the East and West gyms from 4-7:30 p.m. A parent-teacher conference is a short meeting or conference between the parents and teachers of students to discuss their child(ren's) academic progress at school. Parents and teachers may discuss repo...

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