Senior Awards Ceremony

posted May 12, 2017, 8:45 AM by Brooke Pierce

Senior Awards Ceremony

The entire student body attended a Senior Awards Ceremony during AP May 3. The class earned over $542,000 in scholarships as a whole so far.

Finals are around the corner

posted May 12, 2017, 8:42 AM by Rachel Stuhlsatz

Finals will be on May 15-16, the last two days of school. Students may come in during Amnesty Hour from 8-9 a.m. on Monday, May 15, and make up any work per each teacher’s late work policy. Finals for hours two, five, six and eight will be on Monday, May 15. Hours one, four and seven will be on Tuesday, May 16.

The AR deadline was Wednesday, May 10. Both books and AR points are due. Students could opt out of a final if they met their AR goal or if they had two or fewer absences or tardies.

“I’m very thankful for opt outs,” said junior Katia Wright. “I might not do too good in some of my classes if I didn’t have them.”

After finals on Tuesday, Stuco will be having the end-of-the-year barbecue. The seniors and other guests are welcome to come. After lunch, Stuco will hold a raffle for prizes. All students will be dismissed at 1.

“I like the schedule. I don't think anything needs to change,” said junior Caylee Harrington.

The kickball tournament was scheduled for April 29 but got canceled due to the rain; it is rescheduled for May 16, the last day of school.

“No one wanted it to be rescheduled; we have better things to do,” said sophomore Ryan Zoglmann. “It takes away from our free time outside of school.”


posted May 11, 2017, 9:02 AM by Leah Reep


This year’s Cardinal Cabaret was on May. The choir and Cardinalaires performed a variety of songs, including solos and a duet during the dinner portion. Freshman Annette Berntsen performed in the Cardinalaire group. “The fact that people actually enjoyed it and gave positive responses was really awesome,” she said.

CSHS hits high note in State

posted May 11, 2017, 8:33 AM by Amanda Smith

    Several musicians traveled to Southeast of Saline on April 29 to compete in State Music Contest for solos and ensembles. The performances included one from the girls’ Cardinalaires group, one by the whole Cardinalaires group, multiple band solos and one vocal solo.

Those who had band solos were freshmen Jaylee Meyer and Amy Zoglmann, sophomores Mariah Morris and Nathan Ohl and juniors Makenna Beesley and Jera Wolke. Beesley also had a vocal solo.

“For my first year, I was pretty happy with the results,” Meyer said.

Meyer received a two rating, as did Morris and Wolke.

“It was my first time performing a solo at State,” Morris said, “but it was pretty cool. I knew I messed up, and I was counting my mistakes as I went, which is something you shouldn’t do.”

Band soloists who received a one included Zoglmann, Ohl and Beesley. Beesley received a one on both her French horn and vocal solo.

For the group performances, the girl’s Cardinalaires received a two while the whole Cardinalaires group received a three.

“We had fun, even though we didn’t do as well as I had hoped, ”sophomore Audrey Doffing said.

Cabaret is here again

posted May 4, 2017, 9:06 AM by Rachel Stuhlsatz

Tonight, the Cardinal choir and Cardinalaires will be hosting the annual Cabaret. A catered dinner will be held while solos are performed. After the dinner, the audience will move into the auditorium for the concert part of Cabaret.

“I’m nervous,” sophomore Jade Leslie said. “We need to improve a lot more before Cabaret.”

One of the songs the choir will be singing is “Tomorrow” from the Broadway musical “Annie.”

The tickets for the dinner and concert were $12 for adults and $11 for students but are no longer available. The tickets without the dinner are $4 for adults and $3 for students and are available until the night of cabaret.

“I’m most excited to watch other people perform their solos,” freshman Kelly Doffing said.

The dinner program starts at 6 p.m., and there will be a total of 15 songs performed during the dinner program, 10 of which are solos. The concert in the auditorium starts at 7 p.m.

“I feel like it’s going to be something special with all the hard work we’ve put in,” freshman Wyatt Schulte said.

Newsies get ready for State journalism

posted Apr 28, 2017, 8:59 AM by Jessica Mies

    Students in news website and yearbook have just one week until they leave for Lawrence, Kan., to compete at KSPA State journalism. The competition is held at the University of Kansas in the Memorial Union. A total of 10 students will be competing that day or have sent in digital entries in 11 different categories.

Seniors Melissa Chaffin, Zachary Schwarzenberger and Michelle Willson  and sophomore Jade Leslie sent in their digital submissions on April 26 to be judged before the on-site date. They sent in digital submissions in Yearbook Layout, Photo Illustration, and Academic Photography.

“I feel that my photo illustration is pretty good,” Schwarzenberger said. “I hope that I do well.”

Students will leave CSHS at 5:30 a.m. for State.

The roaring 20's

posted Apr 27, 2017, 9:14 AM by Michelle Willson


March 8, students and their dates dressed up for a night in the “Roaring 20s.” Prom preview started at 5:30 p.m., during which the students got a real red carpet experience. The dinner started started at 6:30, immediately followed by the crowning of king and queen and prince and princess. The dance ended at 10:30 p.m. After Prom started at 11 and ended at 3 a.m., and it included a blow-up obstacle maze, a Ninja sticky wall, a combat simulator, a henna artist, karaoke and many more activities.

“My favorite part of prom was the mentalist,” senior Annie Robinson said. “I don’t know how he pulled some of his tricks.”

Stuco, teams gear up for kickball tournament

posted Apr 27, 2017, 9:02 AM by Jessica Mies

The 16th annual kickball tournament, put on by Stuco, is to be played April 29 at Kyle Trueblood Elementary school. The games will begin at 9 a.m. This year, only five teams are playing, a decrease from last year’s eight teams.

“I like going out there and just having fun while not worrying about winning,” senior Dennis Zoglmann, a member of The Royals, said. “I like doing it with my family.”

In case of inclement weather, the tournament will be postponed till Tuesday, May 16, with games starting at 3:30 p.m. New teams can be created if the games are cancelled, but the old teams will still exist.

If the tournament in cancelled on Saturday, it will be announced before school is out and sent out in an email.

Upcoming no school days

posted Apr 11, 2017, 8:57 AM by Madelyn Koester

For the rest of the school year, with the exception of the first week of May, students have only four days in every school week.

“I am excited for Easter break and I feel like the rest of the year is going to fly by really quick,” sophomore Lexi Fisher said.

The upcoming no school days are April 14 and 17 for Easter and April 24 for a teacher in-service. In May, students have two full weeks of school with the exception of the seniors, whose last day is on May 9. After that, finals are on May 15 and 16, with May 16 being the last day for students.





Conway Springs USD 356

No School

Friday April 14

Monday April 17

Monday April 24


Teacher Inservice

Students took the ACT

posted Apr 11, 2017, 8:56 AM by Madelyn Koester

The ACT was offered April 8 at CSHS. To prepare, students studied and did practice tests to make themselves familiar with it.

“I prepared by taking the practice tests so I would be more ready for the real thing,” sophomore Leslie Mies said. “Going over the practice tests helped me review and recognize things I might have not remembered before.”

Any students wishing to take the ACT before school next year to qualify for college classes can take the test in June. Students should sign up on

To take the test, students provide identification and print off their test tickets in advance. On the test, students must use #2 pencils and provide their own calculators that meet certain specifications.





Students interested in taking the ACT

June 10 at 8 a.m.

Register by May 5

Chaparral High School and other locations

To be eligible to take college classes and for college admissions

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