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Lalita: Indonesian exchange student

Lalita: Indonesian exchange student

Maria Mendieta Garcia, Reporter

October 17, 2019

  Areta Yoshe Lalita is an exchange student from Jakarta, Indonesia's capital. She will be studying at Heights this year 2019-2020. We interviewed her about her culture and experience in the United States.    Has the language been a challenge for you? Yes, because that was my...

The reality of financial responsibility

October 9, 2019

Blaine Larsen is a Heights High School student , 12th grader senior year. He has a new motorcycle  that he just brought, and with new thing there's always a cost whether high or now prices. And with that sometimes come  loans and debt like for example in Kansas there is a 59% residences with an ave...

Foreign Exchange Students

Foreign Exchange Students

October 12, 2018

This year, our school has 9 foreign exchange students. We are presenting you their American experience for their first several weeks in the USA.   Wirada Thammathiwat (Kim), Thailand 1.In which school do you go to in Thailand? What is the most interesting place in Thailand?  I used to go to Chalermkwansatree School. I would definitely take you to Pattaya, it's fantastic. 2.What...

Peer Leaders Spearhead Volunteerism

Peer Leaders Spearhead Volunteerism

Lana Vujosevic

September 18, 2018

Peer Leaders are in charge of community service activities at Heights and  help organize many school events. The Peer Leaders are starting the year helping with a charity event at Chisholm Trail middle school On Tuesday, September 18. Then they gear up for one of their biggest events, the annual Turk...

2018-2019 Student Council Members

Taylor Cook

September 11, 2018

Who are the Student Council members? The Student Council officers are: Kayla Barnes, Senior class president; Joesya Earl, Senior vice-president; Nathan Brainard, senior secretary; and Kayli Lipsey, senior treasurer. The Senior class representatives are Joseph Porter, Aidan Gantenbein, and Ashley ...

Meet the new Heights principal

Meet the new Heights principal

May 11, 2018

Sherman Padgett will become principal of Heights at the end of the current school year. Heights current principal Bruce Deterding will become the principal at Southeast.

Music/Drama Fall Wrap Up Story

Tyren McClellan

November 16, 2017

Drama just did the play Godspell the play went very well and it was a good show. The show is composed of various musical parables from The Gospel.  

Band Fall Wrap Up Story

Tyren McClellan

November 16, 2017

Heights has had some exciting band events this fall. They just had their Band-O-Rama and they did a wonderful job, it was a good show. Band also received a 1 superior rating at the State Fair and at Andover which was the Southern Plains Marching Festival.Later this month Band also will be having their...

Tallgrass News Report

Jay Acosta A.

November 15, 2017

On Thursday October the 19th, 34 Heights students went to watch the independent Film, ‘Olympic Pride, American Prejudice’ at East high school as a part of the Tallgrass Film festival. The movie Olympic Pride, American Prejudice, is about 18 African Americans who competed at the Berlin Olympics d...

Randleas; Tims: Reaching for New Heights

Randleas; Tims: Reaching for New Heights

Joshua Linsley, Writer, Falcon Highlighter

November 14, 2017

            During the waning years of high school, students from around the country aspire to do an infinite number of fantastic things. Heights seniors Ethan Randleas and Cameron Tims hope to become the Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Kansas in the 2018 election.            Randleas is one of five tee...

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