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Video Yearbook Tutorial 3-17

Kerry Dunn and Antonio McCoy

March 27, 2017


Filed under Fun Stuff, News, Video

Interactive Dvd yearbooks were made to show the final videos that were made over the school year. But that has been replaced with augmented reality videos that can be watched on the year book. Make a account on Aurasma.com Go to the link provided on the first page of the yearbook follow the F...

Buckle Down Seniors 3-17

Brylen Gilmere

March 27, 2017


Filed under Falcon People, News, Video

Senior year is coming to a close. Also the senioridis disease is coming in, and it’s time for the seniors to take their meds and stay focused in school. Here are some special dates for the seniors to remember.  Finals are on Friday May 5th, and on Monday May 8th. May 9th is the Senior Breakfast, and it ...

Rocket Launch 3-17

Haven Theseas, Student

March 27, 2017


Filed under Falcon People, Fun Stuff, News, Video

On Wednesday March 15th volunteers from the Cosmosphere in Hutchinson, Kansas came to Heights to provide an in school field trip for the Astronomy class. Over the day they were shown demonstrations, built rockets, and launched rockets. A big thanks to the Cosmosphere.

Blood Drive Preview 3-3-17

Kaelyn Hannah

March 7, 2017


Filed under Falcon People, News, Video

Once a year, the American Red Cross comes to Heights and takes donated blood to people who need it. Approximately 36,000 units of red blood cells are needed every day in the U.S. Although 38% percent are eligible to donate blood but less than 10% actually do donate. Heights students are helping out by...

Spring Break Story 3-3

Trasaul Jones

March 7, 2017


Filed under Falcon People, Fun Stuff, News, Video

Spring break is the best time for relaxing and enjoying the time away from school. Most students would like to go out of town or hang out with friends. We caught up with a few students to see what they will be doing over this extended break. Some people go on trips. Others stay at home and relax the...

Forensics Story 3-3

Kerry Dunn

March 6, 2017


Filed under Falcon People, News, Video

The forensics team had great deal of success at the Kapaun tournament on Feb 24th and the 25th. They brought home 6 medals out of the 9 events they entered in. Dat Trinh — 1 in Student Congress, Senate division. Mackenzie Johnson and Cyla Heofgen — 3th in Public Forum Debate Rachel Blue and Val Vallin ...

Heights Wins State Swimming Championship

Heights Wins State Swimming Championship

Andrew Brace, Reporter

March 1, 2017


Filed under Featured Sports Story Carousel, News, Sports, Swimming, Uncategorized

TOPEKA, FEB 18 - Height's won the 5-1A state swimming championship finishing with 242 points, finishing 61 points ahead 2nd place Maize. Individual Results: 400 Yard Freestyle Relay [Ethan Conrady, Kamren Hall, Noah Thompson, Aidan Gantenbein] Final time 3:17.94 100 Yard Breaststroke [8th - N...

New Heights Decals

Jamir Johnson

February 24, 2017


Filed under Falcon People, News, Video

Have you seen the new stickers added to the wall in the new gym? While the addition of the stickers wasn’t expected by any of the students, it has added a layer of liveliness and this new addition of creativity looks amazing! Signs and design came out last week and installed the new stickers in the...

What is Forensics?

Cyla Hoefgen

February 24, 2017


Filed under Falcon People, News, Uncategorized, Video

What is forensics? Forensics is competitive speech and acting. Forensics is usually a two day tournament. On the first day of the tournament you have three different events which are: Lincoln Douglas Debate – which is a philosophical debate with one person on each team, Public Forum Debate...

Gym Floor Reconstruction

Kerry Dunn

December 15, 2016


Filed under News, Video

The boys and girls Basketball team will not play due to the gym floor reconstruction. During the fall, the Heights main gymnasium air conditioning unit broke on top of the gym and water fell through the roof causing damage to the gym floor. We met up with Coach Wheeler to explain the reconstruction...

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