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Six Cherry Creek School District high schools named to the Washington Post’s list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools

Six Cherry Creek School District high schools named to the Washington Post’s list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools

Haley Commons, Staffer

May 11, 2017


Filed under Academics, Check This Out!, News, Showcase, Student Life

Smoky Hill High School was named as one of six Cherry Creek School District high schools to make the Washington Post’s list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools, the most of any Colorado school district.   America’s Most Challenging High Schools ranks high schools through “an index f...

Welcoming incoming Juniors

Octavia Ford, staffer

May 9, 2017


Filed under Academics, Check This Out!, News, Opinions, Showcase, Student Life

High school can be a very laborious place, if you don’t take it seriously. It is important that you build a healthy relationship with your teachers and do everything they ask you to do. Your hard work and attention is a significant way to get a good grade in class. Teachers always look at the effort you p...

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...

Getting to Know the new Assistant Principal

Nisha Razack, Editor

April 27, 2017


Filed under Academics, Check This Out!

Aleisha Armour is going to be replacing Karen Adler as Assistant Principal starting next year.   SN: What inspired you to become an AP? AA: So actually I had aspirations of going into school administration when I was in high school. One of my senior quotes in my senior yearbook, it act...

CMAS Testing

CMAS Testing

Mona Jabr, Magazine Manager, Editor

April 4, 2017


Filed under Academics, News

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 juniors at Smoky Hill will be taking the CMAS Test. The Colorado Measures of Assessment Success are science and social studies assessments administered in elementary, middle and high school. Students who want to opt out from the test can have thier parents  click on the link below http://smokyhill.cherrycreekschools.org/Pages/default.aspx and follow the instruct...

Winter Art Showcase

Haley Commons, Staffer

March 23, 2017


Filed under Academics, Check This Out!, Showcase

I make art to show what having a mental illness is like. This series is meant to document my recovery. My subject with the brown hair is Madi and my subject with the red hair is Cheyenne. Made is meant to represent me and my struggles and Cheyenne represents the people that cared for me in my time o...

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...

Histories Project

Histories Project

Kyna Fitzpatrick, Website Specialist

March 6, 2017


Filed under Academics

Students in Mrs. Lubowicki’s AP English Literature class have been working on a histories project based off the book The English Patient, which the students were currently reading. Students worked on the project as an end to the books unit. The project needed to contain a base text that students relat...

Tips for Getting Grades up for Parent Teacher Conferences

Nisha Razack, Editor

March 6, 2017


Filed under Academics, Opinions

Parent teacher conferences will be held on March 21st from 4:00-7:30 pm.  Make a list of all missing assignments and all current assignments. Organize them by class. Under each class, try to do three assignments from the missing assignments list and then do current assignments so you can get more ...

Physics Catapult Project

Physics Catapult Project

Kyna Fitzpatrick, Website Specialist

February 19, 2017


Filed under Academics

The students in Mrs. Cross’ physics class are building catapults this week. They are making the catapults as part of their current studies, the projectile motion unit. Students must make a catapult that can launch a bounce ball to a distance of more than 1.5 meters. The catapult can be made out of a...

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...

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...

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