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College Stadium Improvements

College Stadium Improvements

Heidi Myers, Staff Writer
March 24, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

For McPherson High School sports fans and followers you should be aware of our ongoing relationship with McPherson College. With the continued partnership of the USD 418 school district, McPherson College, who owns the stadium, will start the 1.6 million dollar stadium improvements to the facilities....

Mac High Gets Ready to Recycle

Mac High Gets Ready to Recycle

Olivia Hansen, Co-editor
March 24, 2016
Filed under News

  The McPherson High School science classes, under Mr. Maxey and Ms. Sheedy’s advisory traveled to the Sedgwick County Zoo on March 24 to attend a lecture on the importance of recycling as well as to observe the wildlife many of the students had studied.   “Our advisory class is collaborating ...

Journalism Students Travel to Regionals

Heidi Myers, Staff Writer
March 21, 2016
Filed under News

On February 25, McPherson High School took the yearbook and the newspaper staff to compete in the KSPA Regional Contest. The two staffs loaded up two suburbans with fourteen contestants and made the long trip to Hays, Kansas for our Regional Contest. Seniors Jessica Wylie, Grace Colaw, Janae McKinney, H...

Youth Advisory Council Promotes SAFEty

Youth Advisory Council Promotes SAFEty

Jessica Wylie, Co-editor
March 9, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

The number one killer of adolescents is motor vehicle crashes. According to the Kansas Traffic Safety Resource Office, between the years 2008 and 2013 66 percent of teenagers between the ages of 15 and 17 were not wearing seatbelts when they were in fatal car accidents. The McPherson High School Youth...

Cruisin’ to Prom

Olivia Hansen, Co-editor
March 3, 2016
Filed under News

  McPherson High School Prom is a much anticipated event for upperclassmen, as it’s a night filled with dancing and various after prom activities. It’s a formal event with light food available, and a DJ to keep spirits high.   The junior class spends many days and nights building the scenery ...

Science Class’s Bake Sale Helps Environment

Science Class’s Bake Sale Helps Environment

Jessica Wylie, Co-Editor
February 22, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

The AP Environmental Science class at McPherson High School is raising money to donate to help the environment around the world. The class is using Kiva to give out small loans to people in need. A bake sale will be hosted in the cafeteria on February 29 during both first and second lunches to raise mon...

From Italy to Kansas

From Italy to Kansas

Megan Wiens, Staff
February 19, 2016
Filed under Community Based, News, Showcase, Student Life

The foreign exchange program at McPherson High School has been welcoming students into its doors for many years. The program offers a life-changing experience for students living in other countries. For the duration of the 9-month school year, students stay with a host family and enroll in high schoo...

MHS KAY’s Club Hosting Blood Drive

MHS KAY’s Club Hosting Blood Drive

Julia Eilert, Writer
February 19, 2016
Filed under Community Based, News, Showcase

   McPherson High School is preparing for its biannual blood drive that will happen on Monday, March 7th, from 9 am to 1:30 pm. The blood drive has been hosted by the MHS KAY’s club through American Red Cross.    “I donated through the school blood drive last year,” said Thomas Smith, a juni...

MHS Students Attend D.C. Journalism Conference

MHS Students Attend D.C. Journalism Conference

Jessica Wylie, Co-Editor
February 19, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Three student journalists from McPherson High School will be traveling to Washington D.C. to attend the Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University on July 17-22. Juniors Julia Eilert, Heidi Myers and Megan Wiens were nominated to attend, and then were selected to be Nation...

Homecoming Candidates

Homecoming Candidates

Olivia Hansen, Co-editor
February 18, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

  Homecoming is a tradition celebrated year after year for the students of McPherson High School. Homecoming week is jam packed with spirit days, pep assemblies and early dismissals. The MHS candidates are nominated by classmates and voted on by the entire student body.     “I feel honored to be...

Carnations and Cookies

Carnations and Cookies

Andrea Dunham
February 12, 2016
Filed under News

Friday February 12th kicks off the Valentine's day weekend with the FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.) The FCCLA passed out cookies that people have bought for their friends or significant others in the A.C. after school.  They delivered flowers during the first 5 minutes and last...

KAY Club Gains Leadership in Great Bend

Olivia Hansen, Co-editor
February 11, 2016
Filed under News

  On Tuesday, Feb. 9, the McPherson High School Kansas Association for Youth travelled to Great Bend High School in attendance with the KAY Unit Conference. Through this conference, they gathered new ideas for improvements for the club, as well as participated in volunteer activities.   “At KAY U...

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