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Vocal music gives the audience ‘The magic of music!’

posted May 6, 2016, 9:36 AM by Unknown user

As everything comes to an end, so must the vocal music department's season. The annual Cardinal Cabaret was on May 5. The dinner started at 6 p.m. with an hour and a half worth of solos, duets and group songs. The show followed at 7:30 p.m.

“We had a lot of talented kids perform this year; it was really successful,” vocal music director Ellen Kerr said.

Choir and Cardinalaires performed “Counting Stars”, “Get On Your Feet!”, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”, and “Why We Sing,” which are all of the songs that they sang at Florida in March.

“I’m glad we weren’t crushed on time to learn the dances,” sophomore Abby Heimerman said.

Choir also performed a dance to “Footloose”. Junior Abigail Linn said that performing “Footloose” was her favorite part of the whole concert.

“We messed up a lot, but at least we had fun,” Linn said.

Cardinalaires also performed “Tribute To Heroes”, which was originally sung at Fall Fest last September.

The Cardinalaires’ final performance will be singing “For Just A Little While” at the graduation ceremony on May 15.

New year with new dancers

posted May 5, 2016, 1:09 PM by Unknown user

For 12 girls, 7 and half hours of practice all lead up to only a 20-minute tryout. Dance tryouts were April 15. The dancers spent the week before practicing every day from 5:30 to 7 a.m. The tryouts consisted of a dance, a kickline, two leaps, two turns, a hitch kick, a toe touch and the splits.

“The tryout process is always stressful, and with the expressionless judges, it's hard to tell if you’re doing good or not,” said sophomore Rianna Morris.

The new dancers are eighth graders Kelly Doffing and Amy Zoglmann; freshmen Mackenzie Curry, Audrey Doffing, and Mariah Morris; sophomores Cassie Brozovich, Rianna Morris, and Jera Wolke; and junior Addie Jenkins. The dance coach is Stacy Zoglmann.

“I am super excited for next year's team, and I can't wait to see what we can do,” Brozovich said.

The dancers will have their first performance of the season during the first home football game.  They perform at every home football and basketball game and pep rallies.

“I can't wait to start having fun with a great group of girls,” Jenkins said.

Weather delays the kick off of kick ball

posted May 5, 2016, 10:03 AM by Unknown user

Saturday, April 30, was supposed to be the date of the annual Stuco kickball tournament. In response to a cold, rainy forecast, superintendent Clay Murphy and Stuco sponsors Callie Bartelson and Michelle May made the joint decision to reschedule kickball for another date.

“After looking at several different options and scheduling around the busy month of May, we decided the 21st would be the only day that would work,” Mrs. May said.

After the subject of rescheduling came up, Stuco voted on whether or not they wanted to reschedule the event or cancel it altogether. Members came to the agreement that they wanted to reschedule kickball for May 21 rather than cancelling.

“The 21st was the only day not affecting sports or other activities, in order for as many students to be able to participate as possible,” said Mrs. May.

While it was hard to find a day to reschedule, Stuco wanted to keep the opportunity to participate in kickball open to students this year just like every other year.

“We are genuinely sorry if rescheduling the event prevents any students from being able to participate,” said Mrs. May.

Stuco members said they are still expecting a big turnout for as many students as possible at Kyle Trueblood Elementary, ready to play May 21 at 9 a.m. for the first bracket.

CSHS Got Talent

posted Apr 29, 2016, 9:27 AM by Unknown user

CSHS Got Talent

Pep Club hosted their first talent show, “CSHS Got Talent”, April 14. There were six performers in the show, and art was showcased in the commons area. “I enjoyed that I got to perform with my best friend,” senior Farrah Gilmere said.

Next year's cheer team

posted Apr 21, 2016, 9:26 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Apr 29, 2016, 9:25 AM ]

It’s close to the end of the year once again, meaning all of next year's organizations will be having tryouts. If you’re interested in cheerleading, practices will be April 25-28 , and tryouts will be April 28 at 4 p.m. The tryouts will be held in the Conway Springs High School gymnasium. The forms for sign up will be in the high school’s main office.

“Cheer is a great organization to be involved in during your high school career,” freshman Cassidy Oswald said.

The cheer team cheers at every football game and basketball game and supports all other school organizations. They also help with the pep rallies.

“I cannot wait to try to tryout for cheer again,” sophomore Katie Wright said. “I can’t wait to be with my best friend Clarissa.”

If you’re interested in trying out, make sure to pick up and turn in your forms before April 28. If you have any questions, make sure to ask cheer sponsors Jennifer Kunz or Aimee Hesse.

“I am excited to try out for cheer again because cheer is what I love to do,” sophomore Clarissa said. “This will be my ninth year cheering.”

Cardinals take soloists to Regionals

posted Apr 18, 2016, 10:06 AM by Unknown user

The preparations for the Regional music contest came to an abrupt halt for the Cardinalaires and choir Sunday evening the week before the event. Music teacher Ellen Kerr was out of state due to a family emergency the week before Regionals, leaving no accompanist to help the boys and girls groups. This had some of the members upset. Sophomore Makenna Beesley said she had hoped to be a four-year letterwinner, and she thought she wouldn’t be able to letter without attending the competition, although the requirements were later changed.

“I literally cried, and it was awful,” Beesley said.

Senior Hanah Jones had a similar reaction to Beesley’s when she received the news.

“I was upset at first because I was looking forward to it,” Jones said.

Piano teacher Karen Lange offered to take any soloists who still wanted to go to Regionals. Beesley and Jones, both Cardinalaires, accepted her offer.

“I wasn’t to bothered about (the groups not attending); the groups still needed improving,” Jones said.

The two soloists both received a I rating, the best you can get, on their solos and will be going to State music at Southeast of Saline High School on April 23.

Saddle up for entertainment

posted Apr 8, 2016, 9:59 AM by Unknown user

On April 1-2, Conway Springs High School performed a wild west comedy play. “Blazing Guns at Roaring Gulch” was the first play Conway Springs High School in the last eight years. Many students were excited about getting to participate in a school sponsored play.

“I’ve always been interested in acting,” junior Matthias Doffing said. “I like being the center of attention.”

Doffing played both the lead part, which was actually two parts: the hero and the villain.

During school April 1, students had the chance to watch a matinee performance of the play during sixth and seventh hour. For a reduced price, 62 high school students attended the first performance. The middle school, elementary school, and the St. Joseph students had also been invited to enjoy the play. The performance of the play that night at 7 p.m. and at 8 p.m. the following Saturday, anyone was welcomed to come.

“I thought the play was really funny,” sophomore Rianna Morris said. “Sarah’s laugh was my favorite part.”

The cast members began working on the play in February. They had their practices as often as they could into fit every member's schedule. All of their hard work had paid off because according to those who attended, all performances were a success.

“Being a part of the play was very exciting,” senior Lexi Crowell said. “It was fun being the prop lead, and I was able to design some of the props for the play.”

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Snipe Vermin and Bill Filbert (juniors Matthias Doffing and Chloe Henderson) check in to the Roaring Gulch Hotel with desk clerk Barney Black (junior Dennis Zoglmann) during the matinee Friday, April 1.  

Stuco holds elections for 2016-2017

posted Apr 8, 2016, 9:40 AM by Unknown user

Stuco board elections were competitive this year, with two students running for each position except for treasurer, with junior Kalie Jones being the only candidate. Elections were March 29.

“I felt very good because I was the only one, and I only had to give a speech, and I felt less pressure,”Jones said.

The positions of president, vice-president, and secretary had a tougher competition. The presidential candidate team of junior Janae Pauly and sophomore Riley Akiu went head-to-head with junior Michelle Wilson and freshman Caden Runnalls. Freshmen Leslie Mies and Travis Willson both ran for secretary.

“I felt pretty nervous,” Mies said.

The election concluded with Jones as treasurer, Willson as secretary, and Pauly and Akiu as president and vice-president.

“I was not worried about the election,” Pauly said. “I think it went very well.”

Class officer elections were April 5. The class officers are:


President: Bre Akiu

Vice president: Donovan Mercer

Secretary: Carolyn Mercer

Treasurer: Erica Ebenkamp

Stuco rep: Samantha Koch


President: Lacey Pauly

Vice president: Abagail Heimerman

Secretary: Rianna Morris

Treasurer: John Hartman

Stuco rep: Sabrina Bellar


President: Audrey Doffing

Vice president: Ben Doffing

Secretary: Lexi Fisher

Treasurer: Daniel Becker

Stuco rep: Nathan Ohl

Activity rep elections will be April 18 to May 9.

The Stuco board elections were held at CSHS March 29 with seven candidates running for either president, vice-president,secretary, or treasurer. The results were announced at the end of the day.

Band and choir soak up the magic

posted Apr 5, 2016, 1:20 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Apr 6, 2016, 12:41 PM ]

Florida Trip

The band and choir left for florida March 9 and came back March 15. There were 72 kids in all, five days at Disney World, one day at Universal Studios and one at the beach. The students saw many firework shows, live performances and characters in their short trip. Two people that went on the trip were seniors Miranda Chitwood and Alyssa Davis.

Chitwood said, “I really liked the beach day and tanning...”

“... and making Blake into a mermaid,” Davis added.

Cardinals Got Talent

posted Mar 30, 2016, 9:52 AM by Unknown user

Due to a conflict in schedule, Pep Club’s talent show has been set for April 14. This is the first talent show put on by Pep Club. It is free to sign up for participants. There is a suggested donation of $5 for admission. There will be a large variety of talents at the show: singing, archery, piano, dance, and even Bal-A-Vis-X.

“I thought it would be a good fundraiser for Pep Club and a fun way for students to get involved,” sponsor Jennifer Kunz said.

The reaction to the talent show has been a positive one from the student body.  More and more students are signing up each week. Freshman Audrey Doffing was one of the first students to sign up. She will be rapping in the talent show.

“I’m excited to show everyone my talent, but I’m even more excited to see others’ talents,” Doffing said.

Even for students who aren’t interested in participating, it provides an evening of entertainment out of the house.

“I plan on going for sure,” sophomore Katia Wright said. “I think it’ll be really interesting.”





CSHS students

Talent Show

April 14 at 7 p.m.

CSHS auditorium

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