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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...

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...

Winter Wish Week

Winter Wish Week

Kyna Fitzpatrick, Online Specialist
January 20, 2017
Filed under Academics, News, Showcase

Smoky Hill’s Winter Wish Week is next week. Spirit week will be filled with activities starting Monday, Jan. 23, through Saturday Jan. 28.  Proceeds from all of the events during the week will go to the Make-A-Wish foundation. This year’s goal is to make $40,000 to help grant eleven-year-old ...

Mr. and Ms. Smoky Hill Applications

Elizabeth Fernandez, Staffer
January 12, 2017
Filed under Check This Out!, News, Student Life

Student’s apply to be Ms. and Mr. Smoky Hill by Fri. Jan. 20. Participants are asked to compete in three categories, Lip sync battle, Questionnaire, Spirit Wear, in order to win the title and claim the special prize. After each round, eliminations take place to determine who moves on. Below is a ...

Possible Measles Exposure

Possible Measles Exposure

Haley Commons, Staffer
January 11, 2017
Filed under Check This Out!, News, Showcase

An unvaccinated adult may have inadvertently caused the next measles epidemic, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced Monday, January 9. This unidentified individual is believed to have contracted the virus while traveling internationally, and has now brought it to the United ...

All CCSD Schools are closed

Raven Scott, Staffer
January 5, 2017
Filed under Academics, Check This Out!, Clubs, News, NEXT, Showcase, Student Life

All Cherry Creek District Schools are closed Jan. 5 due to weather. All activities and before and after school day care programs in the District facilities are canceled. Sports events and team practices will be postponed. For more information visit http://www.cherrycreekschools.org/pages/storminfo....

9News Top Plays

Mona Jabr, Magazine Manager, Editor
December 7, 2016
Filed under News, Sports

9News ranked the top plays in high school winter sports, that includes dunks, snipes, and touchdowns. Winners will be announced on the Sunday morning Prep Rally. Vote in the pole for Smoky Hill. http://www.9news.com/mb/sports/high-school/the-all-usa-colorado-plays-of%20-the-week-december-6/363558515...

The Flu

Elizabeth Fernandez, Staffer
November 15, 2016
Filed under Check This Out!, News, Student Life

It’s flu season and everyone from three month olds and older must receive a flu vaccine. Getting the flu vaccine helps to prevent influenza and is especially important for people who are at a high risk of serious complications of influenza. This involves virus infections of the upper respiratory tract ...

The Biggest Super Moon in 69 Years

Rhonan Norvell, Staffer
November 15, 2016
Filed under Check This Out!, News

If you looked up on the nights of Nov. 13 and 14 and thought to yourself, “Is that really the moon?,” you wouldn't be the only one. 2016 is coming to an end, and with it three super moons. One of the super moons being the largest in 69 years. You may be asking what a super moon is, but once you...

Smoky Hill Alumnus Turned CoverGirl Model

Smoky Hill Alumnus Turned CoverGirl Model

Amber Badger, Editor In Chief
November 8, 2016
Filed under Check This Out!, News, Showcase

A Smoky Hill alumnus Nura Afia is the latest addition to CoverGirl’s diverse lineup of models for the So Lashy! campaign. First, they brought on James Charles, a makeup artist who is the first male spokesmodel. Now they have announced Nura Afia, a graduate from the class of 2010 from Smoky Hill, will b...

Smoky Hill’s 2016 Fall Craft Fair

Rhonan Norvell, Staffer
November 8, 2016
Filed under Check This Out!, News, Showcase, Student Life

With the craft fair taking place, every single parking space in both, the teachers and student lots, the whole activities hall, the upper and middle part of the cafeteria, and the whole West and East gym were filled up to the absolute maximum. Considering there were 78 booths in the East gym, 71 in t...

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....

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