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Mandatory Meetings For Seniors

Elizabeth Fernandez, Staffer
March 8, 2017
Filed under Check This Out!, News, Student Life

Attention to class of 2017, Mandatory meetings for graduates and their parents/guardians are at 7:00 p.m. Tues. April 11 (A-L) or Wednesday April 12 (M-Z). Any student planning to participate in the graduation ceremony must attend one of these meetings with a parent or guardian. If unable to attend a...

PARCC Testing

Elizabeth Fernandez, Staffer
March 6, 2017
Filed under Check This Out!, News, Student Life

Attention to all Smoky students, PARCC testing for Freshman will start March 14 and go through the 16th of 2017. The school day schedule is the same as the recent ACT schedule that occurred earlier this year (shown above). Testing will be 7:10 am - 11:00 am. 10-12 graders be will not be able to show up ...

Buff Traders Yearly Scavenger Hunt

Buff Traders Yearly Scavenger Hunt

Rhonan Norvell, Staffer
February 13, 2017
Filed under Check This Out!, Clubs, News, Student Life

The yearly scavenger hunt with the Buff Traders program is back again and leading it this year was National Honors Society and Buff Standers. This years hunt was titled The Spy Mission and each year it continues to grow with the amount of people that join in and participate; whether they’re in a c...

World Awarness Applications

Nisha Razack, Editor
February 10, 2017
Filed under Academics, Check This Out!

World Awareness Applications are now available in The Activities Office. World Awareness is when students give presentations about their culture or something they are interested in. ¨They can give all kinds of presentations - Powerpoint lectures, dancing, music, historical, etc.  We had 93 prese...

NHS spreading abuse awareness

Sabrina Chavez, Staffer
February 10, 2017
Filed under Check This Out!, Clubs, News, Showcase

National Honors Society (NHS) is hanging posters around the school. The posters are there to spread awareness about abuse in any and all types of relationships. This includes: friendships, with parents, or romantic partners. “We’re doing this to keep friend, family, and romantic relationship...

ACT Schedule

Autumn Olson, Editor
February 8, 2017
Filed under Academics, Check This Out!, Showcase

The ACT exam will be held Tuesday, Feb. 28 this year. All juniors must report to their testing room by 7:10 with pencils. Students are also allowed to bring a snack for the break and it is recommended to bring a calculator. All other electronics must be given to the student’s testing teacher or in th...

Free Hot Cocoa

Sabrina Chavez, Staffer
February 8, 2017
Filed under Check This Out!, Clubs, News

Sabrina Chavez On Wednesday, February 8th, Buffstanders will be giving out free hot cocoa. The hot chocolate will be given out, outside of the activities doors. It will be served from 7:00am- 7:35am. Buffstanders is an anti-bullying club and our goal is to get students to understand that there are differ...

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...

Music Production Lessons

Music Production Lessons

Sabrina Chavez, Staffer
January 25, 2017
Filed under Check This Out!, Student Life

Are you interested in producing music? Tyler Wallace is a music production tutor. Wallace is a graduate of Icon Collective Music Production School in Burbank, CA. He can teach you to use the Ableton and Logic. The Ableton and Logic are production softwares. “Both of these softwares will help record...

The Unidentified Blue Paintings

The Unidentified Blue Paintings

Michael Boyd, Staffer
January 23, 2017
Filed under Check This Out!, News, Showcase

 After winter break ended, everyone walking down the halls has the same question on their mind, “What is with the blue paintings around the school?” The art teacher Mrs. Brown went out of her way to do something so nice for the school by creating these paintings. “I started these murals...

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...

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