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Smoky Hill student passes away

Smoky Hill student passes away

Elizabeth Fernandez, Staffer
May 3, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

Parents of the Smoky Hill community were informed by email from Chuck Puga, the school principal, that a student passed away Tuesday night after a lacrosse game. According to social media, that student is freshman Kristin Callbeck. The Cherry Creek School District Crisis Response Team is available in the counselin...

Senior exit assembly

Octavia Ford, staffer
May 3, 2017
Filed under Academics, Check This Out!, Showcase, Student Life

The time is here, Smoky Hill class of 2017. All seniors and students are invited to join the official Senior Exit Friday, May 12 at 1:15 p.m.  We want to come out, congratulate, and wave the seniors goodbye.   There are wonderful memories, favorite teachers and numerous of things that have...

Twin Day

Jair Thompson, Staffer
April 27, 2017
Filed under News, NEXT, Opinions, Showcase, Student Life

This week the Buffaloes are doing another spirit, but this time it’s for our Smoky Hill Prom. The Spirit Days this week are Comfy Day, Twin Day, Ethnic Day, Dress Like someone else, and the final day is Class Day where you represent your class colors. Today is Twin Day at Smoky and their are som...

Prom Tips and Details

Prom Tips and Details

Haley Commons, Staffer
April 1, 2017
Filed under Check This Out!, Opinions, Student Life

Prom is only a month away and excitement is in the air. There’s just so much to do: find a date (or go with friends), rent a limo, hire a photographer, buy a corsage/boutonniere, pick out the perfect dress, rent (or buy) a tuxedo/suit, buy this year’s hottest shoes, set a hair appointment, set a m...

March Madness

Michael Boyd, Staffer
March 10, 2017
Filed under Check This Out!, News, Opinions, Sports, Student Life

Next week is when March Madness starts. The atmosphere at Smoky will be intense and exciting while the games are being played. For the students who want to keep up with the games and watch some of the games, you want to know about this. Smoky Hill will be playing the games on some of  the t.v’s...

Club Authorization Requirements

Michael Boyd, Staffer
March 10, 2017
Filed under Academics, Clubs, News, Student Life

There are many clubs at Smoky Hill. All of the clubs however, are required to be authorized by the activities directors. There are over 50 clubs at Smoky Hill and ways for students to make their own. Throughout the school, there are advertisements about clubs that students will be able to join. H...

Slam Poetry

Slam Poetry

Haley Commons, Staffer
March 9, 2017
Filed under Check This Out!, Showcase, Student Life

Slam poet, Jovan Mays, has returned to Smoky Hill. Mays, age 30, is not only a Smoky Hill Graduate, but he is also the former Poet Laureate of Aurora, a national poetry slam champion, a TED speaker, and director of Your Writing Counts - a school based poetry program that operates throughout the great...

Smoky Hill Blood Drive

Sabrina Chavez, Staffer
March 8, 2017
Filed under Check This Out!, News, Student Life

Save lives with Smoky Hill. On March 7, Smoky Hill will be hosting a blood drive from 8-9:40 am and 11am -1:30 pm. The event will be held in the upper cafeteria. “I think it’s important to do the drive because it’s a free way to find out your blood type and help others get well” Said Senior...

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...

Fist Fight Review

Jair Thompson, Staffer
March 8, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Fist Fight (2017) Cast: Ice Cube, Charlie Day, Christina Hendricks, Tracy Morgan, Jillian Bell, Kumail Nanjiani   Director: Richie Keen   Synopsis: Charlie Day stars as a pushover teacher at a struggling school which plans on firing most of its teacher and rebuilding to provide a...

Sign up to Donate Blood Now!!

Sabrina Chavez, Staffer
March 6, 2017
Filed under Clubs, Showcase, Student Life

On March 7, Smoky Hill will be hosting a blood drive from 8-9:40 am and 11am -1:30 pm. The event will be held in the upper cafeteria. “I think it’s important to do the drive because it’s a free way to find out your blood type and help others get well” Said Senior Mason Steel. All donor...

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 ...

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