The High Life

Covid expectations for MHS

Band at football game wearing mask

Atlanta Wing

September 24, 2020

  McPherson High School expectations for our students have grown dramatically since the beginning of the school year due to Covid-19. The different requirements are wearing masks, social distancing, temp checks, and sanitizing every hour. Mask: Students and staff with various opinions on wearing...

FCA at McPherson High School in 2020

Hannah Farley

September 24, 2020

In years past FCA did events at some of the churches involved around McPherson. There were games and snacks for everyone. They also did an event at the schools called “See You at the Pole,” where staff and students would meet in community, at the flagpole in front of the schools and sing songs, ...

Chadwick Boseman has passed away

Chadwick Boseman has passed away

Ella Dysinger, Staff Writer

September 16, 2020

Yes, you read the headline correctly. On August 28th, 2020, beloved actor Chadwick Boseman passed away at the age of 43. His passing was due to complications with colon cancer. Sadly, Boseman was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, which eventually progressed to stage IV before 2020. Boseman ...

Hybrid Schedule at MHS

White day hybrid schedule for MHS.

Kaylea Herrman, managing editor

September 15, 2020

Since the start of the school year, students at MHS have been going to school half time. Separated by their last names, students have been sent to school in two different groups. This hybrid schedule alternates between red and white days and has a morning and afternoon group. The morning group i...

Mobile Home Evictions at Kelly Trailer Park

Hannah Farley

September 11, 2020

On August 27th, McPherson residents found out there was a petition made by the McPherson County District towards Kelly Trailer Park, one of the parks on the west side of town. There were rumors that the eviction was because of the law firm that had recently moved over on the west side of town next to...

What to do while in quarantine

Stay safe

Devon Haden, Staff writer

May 5, 2020

What to do while on quarantine? Hmm, you can’t go out with friends, can’t walk anywhere, can’t even leave your house. What CAN you do? Here are some suggestions- Read a book Text or call friends and family Play video games Clean your room/house Watch Youtube Watch movies Eat Sleep Play...

Coronavirus, Local

Atlanta washing her hands thoroughly.

Hannah Farley

March 11, 2020

The Coronavirus has just recently reached the U.S. after it’s outbreak in China in January. The outbreak has since indirectly affected McPherson, Kansas by creating fears among the county. For farmers it has caused prices on meat to decline and slightly on grains, as the public has become more cautiou...

Spring 2020 – Girls Swim Team

Swimmer, Mariah, takes a break to stretch.

Kaylea Herrman, Photo Editor

March 9, 2020



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March 5, 2020


Contract Negotiations in USD 418 Continue

We Support Our Teachers sign.

Hannah Farley, staff writers

March 2, 2020

It is common for teachers to get their contracts at the beginning of the year for them to see how much they’ll end up making in the year. This 2019/2020  school year, teachers at McPherson USD 418 were not given their contracts because the school board was not sure if they’d have the budget for...

Matilda: The Musical

Lily Parker, Josie Strathman, and Tessa Boesker in ‘Matilda: The Musical’ as the show comes to a close.

Faith Lininger, Editor

February 24, 2020

Everyone knows the story of sweet Matilda, and her horrible family and headmistress, Miss Agatha Trunchbull. It is a delightful tale of innocence, and the power of resilience. This year, Greg McGlynn and Nicholas Griggs decided to give our school a taste of the strength of mind of Matilda.  Matild...

Is the ACT and Pre-ACT Beneficial to Students at MHS?

McPherson High School recognizing the students that have scored a

Kaylea Herrman, Photo Editor

February 22, 2020

On Tuesday, February 25th, students at MHS will be taking their ACTs and pre-ACTs. Testing will begin at the start of school and will end around 12:00 pm. Freshman will be going on tours of local businesses, Sophomores will be taking their Pre-ACTs, Juniors will be taking their ACTs, and Seniors will...

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