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Achievement on the ACT

Achievement on the ACT

Makenzie Hooton

May 21, 2019

It is not every day that someone earns a perfect score on the ACT. Only 0.195% of all test takers earn a composite score of 36 on the ACT in 2017, according to ACT. To put that in perspective, that was just 3,741 students. Therefore, achieving a perfect score on the ACT is rare. Junior Nicholas Kanatzer...

Special Olympics

Special Olympics

Makanani Grace

May 17, 2019

The Special Olympics is an international organization founded in 1968 that provides opportunity for disabled athletes 9 years old and up to participate in sports that are adapted to their needs. Students and adults without disabilities are able to play beside them, giving all the athletes a ch...

Reduce, Reuse, Reimagine

Reduce, Reuse, Reimagine

Autumn Adams

May 13, 2019

In the early morning hours of April 28th, eight members from Staley Art Club met up to begin work on a new initiative project to make the campus cleaner.  The project was headed by art teacher Manabu Takahashi, who also runs the art club that met every Thursday.  He said he was inspir...

Bringing the Green

Bringing the Green

Sara Almansouri

May 13, 2019

In the 2019-2020 school year many new clubs are arising like an environmental club run by sophomore Olivia Hutchcraft. The environmental club is more of an awareness club and how to take steps to make the earth a better place. This club isn’t confirmed for the next year.   “I want people to learn about why being ...

Advancements in Adaptive P.E.

Advancements in Adaptive P.E.

Jack Warner

May 13, 2019

The Adaptive Physical Education program got a new addition to their equipment. It’s a tricycle, but it’s not like the ones that may come to mind. This blue machine was classified as an “adult tricycle,” which is fitting because paraprofessional Joey Quigley tested it once it was built.   ...

Girls in Code

Girls in Code

Kayla Pospisil

May 3, 2019

In honor of Computer Science Education Week, organization Code.org created an “Hour of Code” event that was hosted by KC Stem Alliance, in partnership with Cerner and other sponsors. Girls all across the city participated in a Girls in Coding workshop Dec. 5 at Commerce Bank downtown. Eighteen...

FCCLA Stars of STAR

FCCLA Stars of STAR

Kayla Pospisil, Staff

March 8, 2019

For Family Career and Community Leaders of America students, one of the most exciting days of the year was the FCCLA “STAR” events competition that took place at Woods Chapel Church on Tuesday, January 22. Projects from interior design, chapter service project display and fashion construction were...

To Test Or Not To Test

Jack Warner, Staff

February 27, 2019

Is random drug testing enough of a deterrent to prevent students from using drugs? The Smithville School District thinks it could be. On July 18, 2018, a presentation at a Smithville Board of Education meeting proposed the idea of allowing random drug testing within the district.  At the meeting, tomo Drug Testing employee Jo...

Sorry, We’re Closed

Sorry, We’re Closed

Hailey Milliken

February 27, 2019

The United States just went through the longest government shutdown in American history, and another shutdown may happen in the near future. The shutdown started Dec. 22 when President Donald Trump made the decision to partially close the government in an attempt to gain the funding needed to build a...

Dishing Out New Eats

Dishing Out New Eats

Lonyae Coulter, Staff

January 25, 2019

Prostart has been making all kinds of new foods lately. They’re trying out new dishes and preparing for upcoming competitions, all while dealing with a lack of hot water in the classroom. “They will be making bronco fajitas which is a chicken fajita that has sliced peppers and onions and pumpkin...

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