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Dozens of Procedures in Place to Keep Schools Sanitary

An ABM Maintenance Worker sanitizes a lunchroom window.

Dawson Patterson, Staffer

October 23, 2020

     The Cherry Creek School District has been making sure everything is kept sanitary for students and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. The janitorial staff has to meet certain standards in order to keep schools open and the administration has also implemented mask and social distancing policies....

Tensions With Iran Rise

Tweet from the president on the 14th, taken from his Twitter

Tyler Dortch, Editor-In-Chief

September 15, 2020

Tensions between Iran and the United States have been steadily rising since May of 2018 when President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Iran Nuclear Deal, tensions were further increased when in January 2020 the United States launched a drone strike against Qasem Soleimani, an Iranian gen...

Free Donuts for 2020 Seniors

Free Donuts for 2020 Seniors

Arian Jensen

May 15, 2020

For the class of 2020, it has been a hard couple of months, having a different graduation experience. Krispy Kreme is here to celebrate with some sweets and give back to 2020 Seniors.    According to the Krispy Kreme website, through May 18-24, a new 2020 Graduate Dozen will be available for pur...

Study Tips During Quarantine

Study Tips During Quarantine

Arian Jensen

April 13, 2020

These past few weeks have been hectic. Having to shift to online can be very stressful, but it is also very important to keep up with all your classes and making sure you do your assignments on time. “I personally would say that it's most productive for me to do all or most of my work when I first...

Quarantine Actvities

Quarantine Actvities

Arian Jensen, Staffer

April 5, 2020

  On Thursday March 26th, 2020 at 8 a.m. the state of Colorado declared an emergency Stay At Home Order. Let's be real, being in quarantine is not fun and it is hard to keep yourself busy. Junior, Taylor Miller, Senior, Miranda Johnson, and Junior, Hanna Morrison all share what they have been d...

Become a successful student during this crisis

Become a successful student during this crisis

Krystal Grider, Staffer

April 5, 2020

You can be a successful student by continuing to have motivation to want to finish out this year, regardless of what's going on. According to Forbes, “twenty six countries, including Japan, Italy, China, France and Iran, have shut schools nationwide. As a result, it is estimated that nearly 377 mi...

Black History month Spirit week

Black History month Spirit week

Krystal Grider, Staffer

February 25, 2020

Black History Month means a lot to African American culture. I've never been at a school that supports Black History Month, they have a spirit week for it different days you can dress up and they even have HBCU colleges coming in as well. Smoky Hill is getting a little buzz from doing this because th...

Student Film Festival

Student Film Festival

Cristina Tapia Castellanos, Staffer

February 18, 2020

This March the Cherry Creek School District invites every high school in the district to join the film festival. The film festival is a short film competition open for high school students in the district. The films will be evaluated and you could win a prize or cash. “The full list of placements,...

Class of 2020 Graduation Performer

Class of 2020 Graduation Performer

Krystal Grider, Staffer

February 5, 2020

To make Smoky Hill's graduation more fun, upbeat and more meaningful the activities is looking for seniors with varied talents to participate in the commencement ceremony. seniors may audition for three types of performances, either speech and or dramatic reading or musical presentation. Scott Cohen...

Chicago Musical

Chicago Musical

Cristina Tapia Castellanos, Staffer

January 30, 2020

This spring, the Smoky Hill High School Performing Arts Department presents students and parents with the Chicago musical. The Chicago musical is based on the movie that was originally made 17 years ago. “It’s one of the most popular broadway musicals that has been around,” said Mr. Brown, one ...

Chinese Coronavirus

Map as of January 27

Tyler Dortch, Staffer

January 28, 2020

An EAS alert goes across the screen, signaling that a virus is sweeping across the United States. Killing hundreds of thousands. Fortunately, this scene hasn’t played out in recent U.S. history. That could all change with a new virus coming out of Hubei Province, in China.  Throughout the worl...

R.I.P Mamba

Hailee Ruelas, Staffer

January 26, 2020

Kobe Bryant was reported dead as of this morning 1-26-20, and has devastated the sports world and many Smoky Hill students. Student-athletes will be mourning Bryant's death, along with his daughter Gianna (13). Kobe and Gianna were on the helicopter, along with 8 other passengers, on their way to a basketball tournament at the Ma...

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