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Come and listen

Come and listen

March 4, 2014


Filed under A&E, News, Showcase

Fellow falcons, come support the Heights band and orchestra on Tuesday, March 4th, as they perform their 3rd instrumental performance of the year. The concert is free, and it will be held at 7:30 in the Heights auditorium. Parents, friends, and students are invited to come. The concert will begin with...

Walker wins Golden Apple

Walker wins Golden Apple

February 21, 2014


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Mark Walker, Heights vocal music instructor, won a Golden Apple Award. Winners of the Golden Apple award are featured on KAKE News and in Davis Moore advertisements; they also receive $250 from Papa John's Pizza along with a pizza party. Golden Apple winners are chosen because of the ways they...

Val-o-grams spread love at Heights

Val-o-grams spread love at Heights

Taylor Moseley, Campus Editor

February 13, 2014


Filed under A&E, News, Showcase

The Heights Madrigals and Falconettes spread love at Heights with the annual Heights  val-o-grams. A val-o-gram is a song that students can buy for $5 to send to someone they love. The choirs will be singing their hearts out today and of course, on Valentine's Day. If students are at the right place...

Oh, yes… it’s finals!

Jordyn Bryant, Writer

December 16, 2013


Filed under A&E, Opinion

Freshman, Fallon Espinosa says that she expects to fail her final because "I suck at taking finals!" Espinosa says algebra will probably be the hardest final for her to take at the moment. Who would study knowing that a big test is coming up? From the whole student body, the answer could be about half ye...

Taking classes at Heights: Early Childhood

Jordan Bryant, Writer

December 16, 2013


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Heights' FACS/Early Childhood Education Foundations teacher isl DeAnne McGinley. "The main point to get across with this class," said McGinley, "Is the focus on helping children reach their full potential; helping them learn and grow. In the early childhood class, students can earn licensing certificates. Mc...

Let’s Talk Music!

Jordyn Bryant, Writer

December 2, 2013


Filed under A&E, College and Career

Wichita Heights High School music teacher, Travis Hale, says his favorite thing about teaching music is being able to watch the students grow and mature through music. Hale started out in band in 6th grade playing the saxophone in 1986. Never having private lessons, Hale says he wasn’t a normal kid, b...

Heights Journalism goes Boston

Taylor Moseley, Campus Editor

November 25, 2013


Filed under A&E, News, Slideshows

From Wednesday, November 13th, to Sunday, November 17th, the Heights journalism staff toured Boston, Massachusetts. Advisors, Sean Monaghen and Mark Unruh, took 5 Heights students along with 3 other Wichita schools: Northwest, East, and North. The students from Heights included newspaper editor, Shelby...

Yum Yum Culinary!

Yum Yum Culinary!

Jordyn Bryant, Writer

November 18, 2013


Filed under A&E, News

Wichita Heights High School’s Culinary Essentials teacher, Mrs. Deaver, is teaching cooking because she absolutely loves teaching kids to cook; and she loves eating in general. Since Deaver loves eating, it has become her passion over the years. Deaver says the main point to get across with cooking ...

Leading in Tech Education

Leading in Tech Education

Zack Peters, Writer

November 6, 2013


Filed under A&E, News

Skills USA is the tech ed Olympics. Skills USA is gearing up for compitition in the spring. This is compitition against the gear heads  and the wood workers to see who can come up with the better and most advanced technology and crafts work Skills USA has at least two meetings each month to talk...

Astronomy Night at Heights

Jordyn Bryant, Journalist

November 4, 2013


Filed under A&E

Heather Journell, science teacher, said, "Astronomy is the study of everything in the universe – stars, planets, black holes, comets, etc." Journell says that by going to astronomy night, students can obtain the ability to look at different things in the sky through telescopes, such as nebulas, stars and our moon. From 8-10 pm on N...

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