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Winter Wish Week 2020

Winter Wish Week 2020

Tori Griffey, Staffer

January 12, 2020

The annual winter wish week is approaching fast. This year's winter wish week will take place on January 27-February 1. Wish week is a whole week where the school focuses on donating money to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. This year the kid we are raising money to support is named Taurean. Tauren is a 1...

New CCSD Graduation Requirements

New CCSD Graduation Requirements

Tayler Sewick, Staffer

November 19, 2019

Life beyond high school is different from what it used to be. Over 74% of jobs in Colorado now and in the future require training or education after high school.  Students who graduate and work in Colorado will need real world skills to secure a job. in addition to the WPS Graduation Requirements...

Should Students Be Forced To Take Standardized Tests?

Should Students Be Forced To Take Standardized Tests?

Tyler Dorch, Staffer

October 8, 2019

With February comes up Juniors all across the US take standardized tests to ‘test’ them on their knowledge. But why do we do this? Why do as a society take standardized tests seriously and make them so powerful in our college education system? The SAT was invented in 1926 by Carl C. Brigham. The...

AP testing!

AP testing!

Cristina Tapia Castellanos, Staffer

October 4, 2019

The Advanced Placement program remains a popular way for students to receive college credits for AP courses designed to make students pass the exam. This year the college board has made a drastic change in deadlines to register for the AP exam and a new way to bubble for the exam. “Bubbling is not do...

Smoky Hill Students Can’t be in the Hallways

Smoky Hill Students Can’t be in the Hallways

Krystal Grider, Staffer

October 4, 2019

    Around Smoky Hill High School i've been hearing kids talking about ,“ugh this is dumb why we cant be in the hallways on our off period,” So I wanted to go more deep into it and start asking the professionals. I interviewed Trevor Vanluiet the head security guard of Smoky Hill High School...

School Year Goals and Excitements

School Year Goals and Excitements

Bianca Richerson, Staffer

August 28, 2019

  This year over thousands of students are waking up at 6 in the morning, getting ready, and then walking into school with their excitements and new goals they have for the new school year. Freshman Nicoleta Costache is very excited for this new year and here’s why, “I’m really looking forward t...

Next School Year Resolutions

Bianca Richerson, Staff

May 17, 2019

Since the school year is coming to and end students are getting ready for summer, but instead of just focusing on summer, some students are already focusing on next school year and what they’re going to do different. Some students have academic goals for next year. Sophomore Yasab Salvatierra ...

How Yoga can Help with Academics

How Yoga can Help with Academics

Teagan Van Etten, staffer

May 17, 2019

Yoga can help a students calm down and can improve their athleticism.

Required Summer Reading for Advanced Classes

Required Summer Reading for Advanced Classes

Brennon Fuller, Staffer

May 17, 2019

Every Summer when you either start High School, or are continuing to the next year, you have to read. It is required  for all AP/IB and english honors classes. For MYP and Honors classes Every grade has a choice between two different books. For Advanced Placement Literature you have a wide variety of four...

AP Testing

AP Testing

Tyler Dortch, Tracy Johnson, Staffer

May 15, 2019

With the school year coming to an end, AP testing begins. Last week, the first week of testing began with tests such as the AP Government and Politics test.  This week was the AP Human Geography test, for many students, mostly freshmen, the AP Human Geo test was their first interaction with AP testi...

Summer School Requirements

Summer School Requirements

Dallas, Vieaux

May 15, 2019

Summer School Requirements for eager students.

Preparing for Finals at Smoky Hill

Preparing for Finals at Smoky Hill

Brennon Fuller, Staffer

May 15, 2019

It’s that time of year again, if you’re not graduating then it’s time for finals. Where the majority of students stress levels rise tremendously and students run around frantically to get their grades up at the end of the year.   “[For finals I’m] Studying a lot every chance I get. I’ve ...

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