Students learn about dating violence

posted Jan 18, 2018, 9:52 AM by Rachel Ward

On Jan. 10, CSHS students had a speaker from the Wichita Family Crisis Center come to inform students about dating violence and unhealthy relationships. Dana Kemp, the speaker, focused her presentation on signs of an abusive relationship and ways to get out of it without harm.

“I found this presentation helpful because mainly it gave information about how to maintain healthy relationships and how to avoid unhealthy ones,” freshman Laci Ast said.

Kemp explained many types of different relationship abuse, such as physical, sexual, emotional, economic, and psychological abuse.

“I learned about the different types of mental manipulation and how it is a bad thing,” sophomore Neal Zoglmann said.

As students are getting involved in serious relationships, it is important to know what to avoid in these and how to point out harmful signs.

​I realized that a lot of people in the world deal with dating abuse and that it is more than likely that people from our school are going through it too,” sophomore Michayla Buck said.

Students get Excited with pep rally

posted Jan 17, 2018, 9:45 AM by Adyson Koster

Pep rallies at CSHS are held before selected games or significant events like Fall and Winter Homecoming in order to get the students excited for the upcoming night.

The last pep rally was on Jan. 5 during the last forty minutes of eighth hour. It consisted of the Cardinal Pride Band, chants, the dance team, and games featuring the girls and boys basketball teams.

“I think everybody was excited to be there, and I hope that energy continues at all of the upcoming games,” pep club sponsor Jennifer Kunz said.

Many students enjoy the pep rallies as a way to get out of class and try to win the spirit stick for their class. The sophomores walked away with the spirit stick this rally. The class will receive a reward Jan. 24 during AP.

“It felt really good winning the spirit stick because the juniors always win,” sophomore Cierra Hiser said.

There have been four pep rallies held at CSHS this school year, and the next one is scheduled for Winter Homecoming on Feb. 9th.

“It pumped me up, and a lot of the classes did better than they usually do,” junior Caden Runnalls said.

Business Essentials holds Mad Batter cookie sales

posted Dec 13, 2017, 10:54 AM by Cassie Brozovich

From Nov. 20 to Dec. 8, students in Business Essentials learned first hand how difficult running a business can be. The Mad Batter cookie sale was run as part of the class taught by Connie Pauly.

“This project helped me learn the things I need to know to run a business,” senior Kyle Ebenkamp said.

Fundraisers are common in CSHS, and cookies are often a big part of them. However, the Mad Batter cookie sale wasn’t all about the money.

“We all worked together to make a profit and learn all of the basics in forming a business,” senior John Hartman said.

Sophomore Amy Zoglmann said the sale was cleverly named and got the students of Business Essentials to work together to make a profit.

“We decided to sale cookies because we thought we would make the most profit from it. We also decided to make the name catchy to get people's attention,” she said.

This business project offered many learning experiences for the group. They all agreed that it taught them more about running a business and making a profit. With catchy names and cookies everyone loves, Zoglmann said they should have a decent profit when the final results are tallied later this week.





Business Essentials

Cookie sale

Nov. 20 - Dec. 8


Scholars Bowl competes at varsity meet

posted Dec 13, 2017, 9:54 AM by Adyson Koster   [ updated Dec 13, 2017, 9:55 AM ]

    The varsity Scholars Bowl team members headed out for their last meet before Christmas break on Dec.11. Six students went to the meet: seniors Makenna Beesley, Courtnee Wisdom, and Jera Wolke; juniors Nathan Ohl and Molly Schmanke; and sophomore Amy Zoglmann.

The meet was at Sedgwick starting at 4 p.m. With nine teams in each of the two pools, the team struggled in the matches, and did not make it out of their individual pool to tournament play.  

“We were not specialized in certain areas; we were not overall confident in our answers on Monday,” Wisdom said.

Ohl had a team-high 120 points with Beesley following close with 100.

“I think I did pretty good individually with 120 points,” Ohl said.

Despite good individual performances, the team as a whole was still unhappy with the results.

“Really good teams were there beating us to the buzzer,” Zoglmann said “It’s my first year on varsity and I hope we do better as the year goes on.”

Cardinalaires perform at Methodist church

posted Dec 11, 2017, 9:51 AM by Amanda Smith   [ updated Dec 11, 2017, 9:59 AM ]

In their annual BPW concert at the Methodist Church, the Cardinalaires performed their Christmas set. It included three solos from the senior members: Makenna Beesley, Cassie Brozovich and Katia Wright. “It went really well, but we messed up a little bit,” junior Leah Reep said. “But the solos were really good."


Drama department prepares for school play

posted Dec 11, 2017, 9:36 AM by Rachel Ward

Students of CSHS attended auditions for “Murder of Scarecrows” by Pat Cook. Auditions were held on Dec. 4 and Dec. 6 for cast and lead crew members. The results of those who made parts in the play were posted on Dec. 7.

“I [auditioned for] Gerald in this year’s play because as I was reading through the descriptions, Gerald seemed to fit my personality best,” junior Lawrence Pauly said.

All cast members and crew of the play are set to start rehearsing after returning from Christmas break. The play’s set dates to perform are March 9 and March 10.

“The cast is really fun, and I am looking forward to working with all of them,” freshman and house manager Natalie Drouhard said.

Freshman Dakota Beck said he is looking forward to performing.

         “The character Jack just seemed a lot like me and somewhat of a wise guy and really likes to scare people,” he said.





Drama Department

“Murder of Scarecrows”

March 9 & 10

CSHS Auditorium

Changes made to finals opt-outs

posted Dec 6, 2017, 9:29 AM by Rachel Ward

In past years, students have had the option to opt out of finals if they have met the standards of meeting their personal AR goal and/or not missing more than three days of school. This year, because of changes the state has made to accreditation, the school has changed this to every student having to take all finals. Principal Brent Harrell said he decided to give students who continue to work hard a reward in place of the opt-out system.

“The two top rewards that seem to have a high interest in students is giving them an opportunity to have an open lunch and having a raffle system,” Mr. Harrell said. “The raffle system would work by if you meet the attendance standards set, your name will be put in and will give a chance for students to win cash. Our third option is to do more frequent attendance rewards.”

These options have attracted a lot of student interest.

“I like money, but I think open lunch would be awesome,” sophomore Mallory Gillespie said.

Mr. Harrell said he hopes the changes keep students motivated to work for attendance and/or AR goals and allow them not to go unrewarded for working hard.

“Both rewards are good options, and I personally like both options,” junior Audrey Doffing said.


CSNHS Gives back to Community

posted Dec 6, 2017, 9:26 AM by Adyson Koster

With Christmas just around the corner, the CSHS Honor Society is focused on giving back. They are including both the elderly and younger children this year.

CSNHS is doing an angel tree for the residents at Spring View Manor. The tree is up in the office, and gifts should be returned by December 19.

“I think it’s very important for us to give back to the community, especially at Christmas time,” senior Katia Wright said.

Junior Lexi Fisher said she has taken part in various Angel Trees since middle school.

“I am excited for both, especially the Angel Tree,” junior Lexi Fisher said. “I enjoy going with friends and picking out a gift for my angel. It feels good to do that for people.”

CSNHS members are also writing responses to the Kyle Trueblood grade school students’ Santa letters in the days leading up to Christmas break. A few students will dress as elves to return the letters.

“My favorite part is writing the letters to the kids as elves,” junior Molly Schmanke said.






Angel Tree

December 6

CSHS Office

Cardinal Pride Band to play annual Christmas concert

posted Dec 4, 2017, 11:11 AM by Cassie Brozovich

The Cardinal Pride Band will be playing at the annual Christmas concert on Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. The concert will take place in the high school auditorium.

“Our music is coming along, but there is still room for improvement,” senior Caylee Harrington said.

With two weeks left, the band continues to work hard to get music ready for the concert.

ACT offered at CSHS

posted Dec 4, 2017, 11:10 AM by Cassie Brozovich

Students will be taking the ACT test on Dec. 9 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The test will take place at Conway Springs High School.

“My advice would have to be that it’s important to manage your time since it’s timed,” senior Ben Neises said. You have to be swift and make good decisions.”

According to the ACT website, students should remember to turn cell phones off and leave books, food, and drinks outside. They need to have photo identification, No. 2 pencils, and a permitted calculator.

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