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Keeper of the Plains

Keeper of the Plains

Hunter Elliott, Reporter

October 15, 2019

The Keeper of the Plains statue is one of the many defining symbols of Wichita. It currently sits downtown directly where the Arkansas and Little Arkansas rivers meet. It's a 44-foot tall steel statue created by the Kiowa-Comanche artist Blackbear Bison. Since it was erected in 1974, Many have adopte...

New York 2020 trip planned for Spring Break

Samuel White, Reporter

October 15, 2019

Heights is participating in the New York/Chicago 2020 trip over spring break. Anyone is allowed to sign up, due to it being a trip for anyone. Currently all the official spots are taken up, but a couple of stand-by slots are left, free for anyone who wants to make a last minute reservation. The group...

Broadway and Bluejeans is a hit

Broadway and Bluejeans is a hit

Taylin Coleman, Reporter

October 3, 2019

"It was a blast, to put on a show so quickly. It was an experience I could only get at Heights" said Christian Yost, vocal music student teacher. Heights High School put on their 6th annual show, “Broadway and Bluejeans” September 12 and September 14.  The show highlights songs from popular Broadway...

Falcon Band debuts 2019 show

Falcon Band debuts 2019 show

Monique So, Reporter

September 27, 2019

Marching band season has arrived! This fall, the band's highly anticipated marching show is Secretum Societatis (Secret Society). The music features selections from Invincible arranged by Jay Dawson with percussion by Jim Reed.  The band is led by drum majors Will Taylor, Ashton Conley, Silas Limes, and Javan Ti...

She Kills Monsters is in action! (rescheduled)

She Kills Monsters is in action! (rescheduled)

McKenna Wallis

September 20, 2018

Young Tilly Evans and her older sister Agnes never really saw eye to eye. Tilly was a nerdy high schooler that’s into Dungeon and Dragons, while her sister Agnes is a popular cheerleader. One day Agnes wished that she didn’t have such a nerdy sister, then a horrible accident happened. Tilly got hi...

Broadway in Blue Jeans

Broadway in Blue Jeans

November 9, 2017

The Heights Vocal Music brought the hits of Broadway to the Heights stage in its annual Broadway in Blue Jeans production September 22 and 23. The show featured some the the best known works of musical theater with songs from “Bye Bye Birdie,” “Les Miserables,” “Guys and Dolls,” and “High...

Christmas Concert set for December 15

Jaya Goodson

December 9, 2016

photo by Jaya Goodson This year at Heights High School the Fine Arts department is getting into the Christmas spirit with their upcoming concert.  The orchestra/band room is covered with red, green and white lights and a student even brought in a tree that Mr.Kemp wants the class to decorate.  Kemp  even got a new coat for the winter that may or may hav...

Market Day 2016

Trasaul Jones

December 2, 2016

On November tenth the YE class had its market day. There was a variety of food options including Chinese food from China Go, Chick-fil-a, Buffalo Wild wings, homemade cookies, nachos, Crispy Cream Donuts, Puppy chow, and Monster energy drinks. The people behind the magic is the teacher and the...

Festival of Voices

RJay McCoy

November 18, 2016

Festival of Voices is a Holiday variety show featuring the Heights Choir Department on December 8,9, 10th all at 7pm.

New Orchestra Teacher Interveiw

Jaya Goodson, Music Reporter

November 18, 2016

photo by Jaya Goodson This year Heights High School has a new teacher/instructor for the orchestra & band classes and his name is Tyler Kemp. The 21st century journalism class  thought it would be interesting to interview him and learn about his history in teaching and music and how he felt about this year's...

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