Students meet to prep for their futures

posted Oct 17, 2017, 10:09 AM by Karley Mooneyham

An ACT prep class is going to be held in the library on Oct. 19. The fee is $10 for in-district students and $35 for out of district students. This class will be from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

“I want to learn the best time management strategies and to know what to expect and to try. Also, I want to boost my English score,” sophomore Wyatt Schulte said.

The class covers what will be on the test and test taking techniques to use to help students improve their scores on the ACT in all categories. Those who attend will learn what ACT writers are looking for, how to approach questions differently and what problem solving skills they’ll need.

“I would like to get a good score on the ACT the first time I take it so I can get into a good college,”  sophomore Jayden Stanley said. “Plus, I want to know the best way to approach the science part of it; I struggle with science.”

Presenter Carolyn Devane has been to many high schools, and the flyer for the event included many positive reviews.

“I want to know what to expect from the test,” sophomore Kelly Doffing said. I would also want to know good strategies for the math part.”





Any interested students

ACT prep class

Oct. 19 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

CSHS library

Scholars Bowl to begin season

posted Oct 16, 2017, 11:08 AM by Cassie Brozovich

Between the Novice and Varsity Scholars Bowl teams, students from all classes in the high school compete against other schools to test their knowledge from history to science and current events.

Senior Courtnee Wisdom said that Scholars Bowl meets on Tuesday mornings and Wednesday afternoons to practice. These practices consist of a range of questions to test the students’ intelligence in multiple areas. Until their first meet on Oct. 18, and after, the students will continue to meet with each other and test their knowledge.  

“The atmosphere of the high school team is more serious,” freshman Sadie Schmanke said.

Even though the Scholars Bowl team isn’t acknowledged as much as other extracurriculars, students say they work hard at practice.

“The practices are informative and fun. I learn a lot,” senior Caylee Harrington said.

From the newer participants to the veterans on the team, each person takes responsibility for learning the material, and each has a different area of focus for helping the team.  

No one on the team can predict how the season will go this year. The team has been practicing since September, and through the serious atmosphere and the different intelligence strengths, the team is working toward success.

“I’m excited for the season, but I have no idea how it’s going to go,” freshman Lucy Boyles said.

CSHS Honor Society host first Blood Drive of the year

posted Oct 11, 2017, 9:35 AM by Clarissa Snow   [ updated Oct 11, 2017, 9:36 AM ]

The CSHS Honor Society held their first blood drive of the school year on Oct. 5 in the high school gymnasium. There was a total of 66 donations and 58 units of blood collected that day. Honor Society will be hosting another blood drive on March 29. “It was my first time donating and I had a bad experience because my vein almost burst, but overall the blood drive was very well organized,” junior Eric Stanley said.

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CSHS gets into ‘Spirit of America’

posted Oct 10, 2017, 9:54 AM by Amanda Smith   [ updated Oct 12, 2017, 9:24 AM by Rachel Ward ]

The fall homecoming activities kicked off on Sept. 18 and ended on the following Friday with a crowning of this year’s queen and king. Throughout the week, students participated in Spirit Week, which included class competitions that associated with this year’s theme, “Spirit of America,” like decorating a banner creating sidewalk chalk art, and dressing up according to the day’s theme.

“My favorite day was ‘Merica Monday,” sophomore Reagan Ebenkamp said. “I like America and Donald Trump. Trump train!”

Other Spirit days included Wild West Day, Rapper v. Rocker Day, National Peace Day and Red and White day. Each class’s percentage of participation for each day gained them points towards their overall class points.

The students ran on a 1 o’clock schedule on Friday in order to attend the pep rally held in the park and the Amazing Race following at the high school parking lot and track.

“It was cool to see my class get to do something together and cheer them on,” freshman Karlie Biehler said.

The seniors nominated for fall homecoming candidates were Riley Akiu and Delainey Clum, Trenton Jones and Sabrina Bellar, Skyler Kunz and Abagail Heimerman and Matthew Lange and Lacey Pauly. The crowning took place right before the football game at 6:30 where Jones was crowned homecoming king and Bellar was crowned queen.

Jones said winning the crown was glorious, while Bellar said she had one initial thought: cringe.

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This year’s fall Homecoming candidates were seniors Sabrina Bellar, Delainey Clum, Abagail Heimerman, Lacey Pauly, Riley Akiu, Trenton Jones, Skyler Kunz and Matthew Lange. After a busy week of spirit week and a pep rally on Friday, the student body was anxious to see who would win Homecoming King and Queen. At 6:30 p.m., people from the community gathered at the football field before the game see that Jones and Bellar had won the fall homecoming King and Queen. “Throughout the week, I heard some comments and was on edge on whether I was going to win or not, so I mentally prepared myself for either the win or the loss,” Bellar said.

Advanced Biology students welcome new animals

posted Oct 10, 2017, 9:53 AM by Adyson Koster

As students are settling into the new school year, the advanced biology class has welcomed some new animals into the classroom in the next days.

Students paired up to bring in animals, including  a chinchilla, rats and hermit crabs. The students have to take care of their animals, which includes feeding and cleaning up after them. The animals will be kept in biology teacher Chris Bellar’s classroom, occasionally getting to go home with students for extended hiatuses from school.

“I chose a water dragon because it was interesting and cheap,” senior Sabrina Bellar said.

The students’ responsibilities will be graded according to how well the animals do under the students’ care. The previous year’s advanced biology animals will also be appointed to two students for safekeeping throughout the year.

I think the students will do a great job taking care of their new classroom animals,” Mr. Bellar said. “Students who take advanced biology are there because they want to be there. They are good students who know how to work hard and are responsible enough to do what it takes to keep their animals healthy and well taken care of.”

This has become a yearly activity for advanced biology students and for Mr. Bellar that many come to look forward to when they take the class at the beginning of the year.

“My favorite animal out of all of them is Rachel and Sabrina’s water dragon,” senior Delainey Clum said.

Video Productions to Compete at State Fair

posted Sep 11, 2017, 10:50 AM by Cassie Brozovich

For the first time in Video Productions class history, the most experienced students will compete at the State Fair. The six students were chosen by audiovisual teacher Dennis Kerr to compete against 15 other schools.

Senior Courtnee Wisdom; juniors Lyle Cornejo, Ben Doffing, Lawrence Pauly and Caden Runnalls; and sophomore Gavin Beesley will all be participating in this event due to their performing, filming and video editing experience.

“I thought it would be a fun challenge for a group of students to experience a legitimate, real world deadline that calls for specific criteria,” Mr. Kerr said.

Mr. Kerr said the students do not know the topic for their video ahead of time, so the class will be testing their knowledge and videography experience. Wisdom said her goal for this competition is to try to produce the best video with the content given.

Once they arrive at the fair, the students will be given two topics, which must be produced into 90- and 60-second videos, and the students must also create a 30-second video of a subject of their choice. They will then have to combine the segments together to create a 4-minute newscast or promotional video. With these guidelines and a 9-hour time limit, the students will need to work together to reach each expectation.

“I think we will do well because we have different dynamics in our group that will function well,” Doffing said.

Not only will this group of students learn the fundamentals in video editing, they will also learn how to work as a team with a stressful deadline while competing against 15 other schools ranging from large schools in the Kansas City area to small, local schools such as Conway Springs.

CSNHS gets a head start into the new year

posted Sep 11, 2017, 9:28 AM by Clarissa Snow

As the school year starts up again, many organizations start back up again also. One organization that has already made great progress this year is Conway Springs Honor Society (CSNHS).

CSNHS has a total of 24 members this year. On Aug. 30, CSNHS held an induction ceremony to honor all the new members and officers.

“It went well,” senior Katia Wright said. “Everything went according to plan and the food was fantastic.”.

One of the new members recognized at the induction ceremony was junior Lexi Fisher.

“I was nervous because it is my first year, and I didnt know what was going on,” she said.

At the end of last school year, CSNHS elected a new Stuco representative, secretary, vice president and president this year.

Senior and president John Hartman already has a head start on plans for CSNHS this year.

“I expect us to do lots of service projects that will benefit the community and host another blood drive to help out those in need,” he said.

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.

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