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New graduation requirements for the class of 2021

Rhonan Norvell, staffer

November 3, 2016

The requirements in order to graduate from any Cherry Creek school are changing for the class of 2021 and beyond. The current requirements include completing a minimum of 22 credits: Four credits of English and three credits each from all of the following: Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies....

The Celtic Pot

The Celtic Pot

Issac Rodriguez, Editor

March 6, 2016

Junior John Donnelly spent half of a semester building a large pot for his advanced pottery class, then he spent a quarter of a semester to glaze his pot. Donnelly’s artwork now sits in front of the green dean's office among other clay pots. “I did my pot off of the celtic religion so all the symbols ...

Join a Sport and Improve Yourself

Join a Sport and Improve Yourself

Issac Rodriguez, Editor

February 4, 2016

Sports are a good way of improving students academic performance in school. Not only is doing an athletic sport a great way of staying in shape and maintaining students health, it is also a great way to improve their academic performance. Stated on TrueSport.com, sports play a primary positive...

Portrait Photography

Portrait Photography

Issac Rodriguez, Magazine Manager

January 20, 2016

Update Thursday Jan. 28 Katelyn Todd said there is a hierarchy of awards. "You have the gold key award, the silver key award and honorable mentions, so my piece won silver key in photography," Todd said.  Todd found out about her award in 2R. "I was super super super happy because that’s a r...

CCSD Night School

CCSD Night School

Nisha Razack, Staffer

January 20, 2016

Enrollment for night school spring classes at Endeavor Academy will start on January 22 for any student who needs to make up a credit for failed classes. “ Endeavor Academy put forth the proposal to the Cherry Creek School District Board of Education last spring,” said Principal of  Endeavor ...

New Principal Chuck Puga

New Principal Chuck Puga

Nafees Abidi, Staffer

October 2, 2015

Chuck Puga is the new principal of Smoky Hill High School. He has been in education for 27 years. Starting off as a social studies teacher, administrator, and now Principal, “The way I got involved in being an administrator was because I was upset with the administration at my old school. Instead of...

Mr. Puga Makes Himself Known

AJ Olsen, Staffer

September 17, 2015

It’s not a secret that Smoky Hill’s new principal, Mr. Puga, has made an appearance to almost all of the fall sports and activities so far this school year. He was there to encourage students to follow their dreams and to get them prepared to leave the nest. “I think it’s important to support all k...

Tie-dying in Chemistry

Tie-dying in Chemistry

Issac Rodriguez, Staffer

May 16, 2015

There is a lot that we do not realize about tie-dye, for example it has a lot to deal with chemistry. Tie-dye is a method of producing textile patterns by tying parts of fabric  to shield it from the dye. “Soaking the shirts in soda ASH (commercially manufactured Anhydrous Sodium Carbonate....

Stay healthy and active

Stay healthy and active

Issac Rodriguez, Staffer

May 8, 2015

Girls on the Run is a program to help improve the way young girls feel about themselves, and build their confidence. Written in a 9News article a recent study by the British Medical Journal found the regular to vigorous exercise improves’ teens academic performance and involves young girls in science. Physical...

Lettering is Not Just for Sports

Lettering is Not Just for Sports

Loralee Bandy, Staffer

April 16, 2015

Similar to lettering in a varsity sport, students of all grades who meet the minimum points requirement can apply for an Academic/Activities letter. Packets to apply for the letter, which also describe the point system, can be obtained from the April Signals Online Newsletter on Smoky Hill’s website...

On the Path to Graduation

Rebekah Brazelton, Staffer

April 8, 2015

Every day, thousands of Colorado students sit in class and, for many, the teacher’s words fly by and grades drop. With tons of temptations to not do the work, and eventually drop out. Freshman Kira Smieciuch is currently failing two classes. According to Latimes.com, one in four students do not...

Technical Theater

Technical Theater

Issac Rodriguez, Staffer

February 19, 2015

Technical theater is setting the scene for the Wizard of Oz musical, which will be performed on February 26 through the 28 at 7:15 p.m.. Those in technical theater will operate the lights, sound boards, construct scenery, operate camera equipment, and create special effects. Timothy Brown, a performin...

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