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The Falcons beat the Grizzlies with a score of 63-49

Anthony Cuevas
February 10, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Featured Sports Story Carousel, Showcase, Sports

The Heights Falcons pulled off a win against the NorthWest Grizzlies with a score of 63-49. After the first quarter the Falcons were up by nine points with a score of 19-10. At halftime the Falcons were up 32-20. At the end of the third quarter the Falcons were still winning with a score of 46-40. ...

Forensics Science Mock Accident

Kerry Dunn and Dayton Ward
October 5, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase, Video

The Forensics Science class participated in a mock crime scene. This event took place in the drama room. The science class had two police officers come in and the officers gave details about the crime and the crime scene.  Some of the kids were confused or speechless, while others dove right in and...

‘Broadway and Blue Jeans’ is Sept. 29 & Oct. 1

September 23, 2016
Filed under A&E, News, Showcase

The Heights Choir Department is producing the first show of the Year “Broadway in Blue Jeans” on Thursday September 29th at 7pm and Saturday October 1st at 3 and 7pm. Featuring Broadway Musicals such as The Wizard of Oz, Wicked, Mary Poppins and The Lion King. Stop by Mr. Walker’s room in F105...

Yarn art Installation

Yarn art Installation

Rachel Reeder, A&E Reporter
November 17, 2015
Filed under A&E, Showcase, Slideshows

Many are  wondering what is happening in the courtyard just outside the commons area, it is the Untitled Art Installation. The AP art class (Mackinzie Cline, Maci Cushenbery, T’ea Yates) is creating a non objective piece of art. it is up to the the viewer to decide the purpose and idea of the ...

Falcon overrun Aces 41-7

Falcon overrun Aces 41-7

October 7, 2015
Filed under Featured Sports Story Carousel, Showcase, Sports

Rarely on the high school level does a defensive player have as big of night as Aaron Bechtel had against East. Bechtel returned two pass interceptions for touchdowns in the Falcons 41-7 rout of the Blue Aces. After giving up 155  yards in the air  to Carroll’s Jake Allen the previous week, fans wer...

Falcons out score Dodge to win homecoming 53-48

Falcons out score Dodge to win homecoming 53-48

September 23, 2015
Filed under Featured Sports Story Carousel, Football Team, Showcase, Sports

Sometimes the key to winning is scoring–scoring a lot. In a game where both teams defenses struggled, the Falcons and Dodge City Red Demons combined for 101 points. Fortunately, the Falcons got 53 of the points and the Demons managed only 48.   With so much scoring, something as simple as...

Futures Fair gives opportunity to meet college reps

Futures Fair gives opportunity to meet college reps

September 20, 2015
Filed under College and Career, News, Showcase

Futures fair is coming up ! Futures fair gives juniors and seniors an opportunity to start conversations with college admissions reps and to look at choices deciding what campuses to visit.  The date for Futures Fair are October 5 in the evening, and all day Tuesday, October 6. Over 100 colleges...

Haskins leads Falcons to 53-14 rout of Southeast

Haskins leads Falcons to 53-14 rout of Southeast

September 4, 2015
Filed under Featured Sports Story Carousel, Football Team, Showcase, Sports

Senior quarterback Garrett Haskins will credit the 53-14 romp over the SE Buffaloes to a team effort, but there is little doubt his veteran leadership was at the heart of the Falcon's win Thursday night. Haskins accounted for four of the Falcons touchdowns – three on the ground and a 20-yd pass ...

It’s school on at Heights

It’s school on at Heights

August 30, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase, Slideshows

The 1107 students and 150 faculty and staff at Wichita Heights High School have traded in the carefree days of summer for days filled with classes, practices, and routines. For the freshmen, the real lessons of the first two weeks was navigating the halls of Heights and adjusting to 95-minute classes. On...

Principles of Engineering builds solar/hydrogen cars

Principles of Engineering builds solar/hydrogen cars

Kummia Carver
November 4, 2014
Filed under News, Showcase

II In Orion Patrie’s Principles of Engineering or POE class they have been building solar/hydrogen cars, which are cars that convert solar power into hydrogen to burn as fuel. This is essentially the same technology that is used in hydrogen fuel cell automobiles. Javon Maggot a student in POE s...

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