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The Celtic Pot

The Celtic Pot

Issac Rodriguez, Editor
March 6, 2016
Filed under Academics, Check This Out!, Showcase

Junior John Donnelly spent half of a semester building a large pot for his advanced pottery class, then he spent a quarter of a semester to glaze his pot. Donnelly’s artwork now sits in front of the green dean's office among other clay pots. “I did my pot off of the celtic religion so all the symbols ...

Smoky Hill Publication Wins the First Amendment Press Freedom Award

Smoky Hill Publication Wins the First Amendment Press Freedom Award

Kyna Fitzpatrick, Editor
February 26, 2016
Filed under Academics

Smoky Hill High School's Publication won the First Amendment Press Freedom Award for the second year in a row. According to www.jea.org, the First Amendment Press Freedom Award recognizes public high schools that actively support, teach and protect First Amendment rights and responsibilities of students and t...

CCSD Day at the Capitol

CCSD Day at the Capitol

Myah Pitter, Staffer
February 24, 2016
Filed under Academics, News, Uncategorized

The Cherry Creek Community Legislative Network (CCCLN) is hosting A Day at the Capitol Wed., March 23, at the Old Supreme Court Chamber, and lunch at the First Baptist Chapel. “A Day at the Capitol is an event that is solely run by parents, and will allow them to have the opportunity to go to the...

Colorado Feels The Bern

Colorado Feels The Bern

Autumn Olson, Staffer
February 16, 2016
Filed under Academics, Check This Out!, News

More than 18,000 Bernie Sanders supporters on February 13th spent their Saturday afternoon at the Colorado Convention center to watch democratic presidential Contender, Bernie Sanders address money in politics, free college tuition, climate change and a 15 dollar minimum wage. Promising Colorado voters to...

IB/MYP Applications

IB/MYP Applications

Myah Pitter, Staffer
February 9, 2016
Filed under Academics, News

Smoky Hill High School’s International Baccalaureate - Middle Years Program (IB-MYP) is currently accepting requests to participate in the MYP program for the 2016-17 school year. “Students will need to write out an essay, answer some questions, and submit their current grades and GPA,” IB...

Advanced Placement Registration

Advanced Placement Registration

Myah Pitter, Staffer
February 5, 2016
Filed under Academics, News

Students taking AP exams at Smoky Hill High School must register and pay for their exams, whilst including the late fee of $10, as registration was due Friday, Jan. 29 at 3 p.m.. The cost per AP exam is $92, and with the late fee the cost is brought up to $102 per AP Exam. The College Board ...

Colorado Blue Spruce Award Voting is now open.

Nisha Razack, Staffer
February 3, 2016
Filed under Academics

Mike Booth/Alamy The annual Blue Spruce Awards Nominations have been announced. According to the Blue Spruce Awards website, every year teenagers, ranging from 6th grade of middle school to Senior year of high school, nominate their favorite book titles that are then compiled into a list of 12-15 titles. After th...

Aspire Athlete of the Week at Smoky

Aspire Athlete of the Week at Smoky

Mona Jabr, Website Manager
February 1, 2016
Filed under Academics

Senior Gaby Antunez won Aspire Athlete of the Week. The Aspire Athlete of the Week is a program created by Aspire Beverage Company to reward student athletes like Antunez . This program recognizes students who are both athletic, and have great academic qualities. “Well I hadn't found out  until one of my b...

IB Spanish Test- Juniors and Seniors

IB Spanish Test- Juniors and Seniors

Krystal Limon, Staffer
January 27, 2016
Filed under Academics

IB juniors and seniors took the IB Spanish test Wednesday, Jan. 27, to test out of Spanish, and to meet IB criteria and credits. Junior Jena Staverosky will be taking the IB Spanish test. “I am not the best in Spanish, and it’s not my favorite subject, but I figured four years of Spanish was...

List of Banned and Challeneged books from 2014-15

List of Banned and Challeneged books from 2014-15

Nisha Razack, Staffer
January 26, 2016
Filed under Academics, Check This Out!

This article contains a list of the Banned and challenged books from 2014-15. For a complete list, click the links at the bottom of the page. The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Danforth Emily M. Danforth: About the book: Cameron Poste is a 12-year-old whose parents have died at the beginning ...

Portrait Photography

Portrait Photography

Issac Rodriguez, Magazine Manager
January 20, 2016
Filed under Academics, Check This Out!

Update Thursday Jan. 28 Katelyn Todd said there is a hierarchy of awards. "You have the gold key award, the silver key award and honorable mentions, so my piece won silver key in photography," Todd said.  Todd found out about her award in 2R. "I was super super super happy because that’s a r...

CCSD Night School

CCSD Night School

Nisha Razack, Staffer
January 20, 2016
Filed under Academics, News

Enrollment for night school spring classes at Endeavor Academy will start on January 22 for any student who needs to make up a credit for failed classes. “ Endeavor Academy put forth the proposal to the Cherry Creek School District Board of Education last spring,” said Principal of  Endeavor ...

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