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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...

What is Debate?

Cyla Hoefgen

December 14, 2016


Filed under News

Did you know that Heights has a debate team? What is debate? Debate is an argument with rules. At the beginning of the season the students are given a resolution and have to make cases that involve that resolution. You have two teams affirmative and negative that compete against each other. The first...

Market Day 2016

Trasaul Jones

December 2, 2016


Filed under A&E, Falcon People, News

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...

Film Students At TALLGRASS.

Jacob Fryman

November 7, 2016


Filed under Falcon People, News, Video

In October Mr. Kelly took several of his digital media classes to East High for the tall grass film festival where actor and director Blane Weaver was there. Blane walked us through the movie Razing Arizona Directed by the Coen Brothers and talked about the many different ways of filming that you wouldn’t...

Tonight is Senior Night for soccer

Tonight is Senior Night for soccer

Raul Lopez

October 20, 2016


Filed under News, Soccer Team, Sports

October 20 - Tonight is Senior Night for the boys soccer team.This will be the last regular season home game for the Falcon seniors. The varsity plays at 5 p.m. and the J.V. game follows. Everyone will be their to cheer on the Falcons to success!  ...

Media Crew at KSPA

Dayton Ward

October 6, 2016


Filed under Falcon People, News, Video

Last Wednesday, the falcon media crew went to Wichita State University for the Kansas scholastic press association. At the beginning of the day the crew went to a conference and during this time they listened to directors of KSPA and WSU, and a hilarious key note speaker. After the conference the crew...

Time Change

Dayton Ward

October 6, 2016


Filed under News, Video

Starting the 2016-2017 school year, all USD 259 schools have added an extra 30 minutes to the day. We asked some teachers and students if they could tell the difference. Most teachers agree that they can't tell much of a difference, but students say that it has affected their scheduling. Only time will...

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