The Highlighter

Let’s Talk Music!

Jordyn Bryant, Writer

December 2, 2013

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

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

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

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

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...

The duties of being a stage manager

Xandra Beardmore, writer

November 4, 2013

Briana Higgins has a lot of tasks to do as a stage manager. It is only her second year of being in drama, but she is a stage manager because she wants to get the points so she could be inducted as a Thespian in the spring. Being a stage manager includes the responsibility of making sure the cast knows t...

A View from 1/4 of the Quartet

Jordyn Bryant, Writer

November 4, 2013

Being a violist at Wichita Heights, Madeline Alford, also known as Maddie, seems to have a good understanding of orchestra as a sophomore. Alford feels that the advantages in orchestra are knowing how to read music and it's a calm and quiet class. Alford knows that dynamics in the music comes from the playe...

Bands second performance

Dakota Rain Smith, Writer

October 15, 2013

The band had performed just their first song in their performance at the Heights vs. Dodge City game on Friday September 20th. It was a little bit strange during the game because Dodge City brings their own pep-band to their away games so the Falcon band had to 'battle' them, which is something they...

Band prepares for their homecoming performance

Dakota Rain Smith, Writer

October 15, 2013

The Falcons high band is preparing for one of their last home game performance. The game is on Friday October 4th against West. The band will have their first and second song on the field on Friday. The songs will be Misirlou, and The Girl From Ipanema. The band has been practicing as much as they can,...

Vocal Music Prepares for District

Ashlie Dayton-Gerona

October 2, 2013

The Choir Department has been preparing for their yearly district auditions. On Monday September 30th, students who will be auditioning for district spent over twelve hours going to the Southwestern College Festival. While there they learned the pieces (Veni Sancte Spiritus,Mozart; I Don' Feel No Ways...

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