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School’s Back, With a COVID Twist!

Class with COVID precautions such as masks and social distancing

Tyler Dortch, Editor-In-Chief

August 25, 2020

As a friend and I arrived on the first day of school during COVID-19, we were expecting to notice some distinct changes. I usually arrive at school around 7:20 in the morning, classes start at 8:20. When I had arrived I had come to learn, the hard way, that they weren’t opening the doors till 7:45.  ...

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...

A Day in the Life of a Pastor During Quarantine

A Day in the Life of a Pastor During Quarantine

Dawson Patterson, Reporter

April 14, 2020

We're all going through hard times right now, with us being in quarantine because of the outbreak. But, in these troubling moments, pastors and churches really have it hard. Pastors are in charge of running different ministries throughout the church community, and right now, people in that community...

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...

Top 5 Ways to Stay Healthy During the COVID-19 Oubreak

Top 5 Ways to Stay Healthy During the COVID-19 Oubreak

Dawson Patterson, Staffer

March 30, 2020

As we all know, a lot is going on right now in the world. COVID-19 has become a quickly-spreading worldwide pandemic. People are hoarding toilet paper, at least 35,339 people have died globally and 742,283 have contracted the novel coronavirus, cruises and flights are being canceled, and we're all just...

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...

Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day

Tori Griffey, Staffer

February 3, 2020

February 2,2020 was Groundhog day. Groundhog day has been a tradition since 1887 in Pennsylvania. Groundhog day is the day where a groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil comes out of his hole to see if he can see his shadow. If Phill sees his shadow then according to tradition, there is supposed to be six m...

Incoming 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th Graders…

Incoming 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th Graders...

Krystal Grider, Staffer

January 31, 2020

Shadow days are a good program for all incoming grades to Smoky Hill. Suzi Zollener is the person running it and she answered a few questions about it. What is Shadow Days? “Shadow days are for prospective students who are looking to come to Smoky Hill and we pair them up with a student at Smoky Hi...

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