The High Life

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, ...

Saving Money Through High School

Foundations in personal finance.

Kaylea Herrman, managing editor

September 22, 2020

Mr.Strathman, girls basketball coach of 16 years and assistant of 10 years, currently teaches the personal finance class at MHS. This class is beneficial for students wanting to be more money smart and also teaches them many ways on how to save money over time. The class includes many video lessons on...

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...

Katelyn Mintzer – Photo-shoot

Katelyn Mintzer - Photo-shoot

Kaylea Herrman, photo editor

April 16, 2020


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...

Kyra Byrd: Balancing her future with fun

Kyra Byrd: Balancing her future with fun

Maleiah Ewert, Managing Editor

February 20, 2020

Kyra Byrd, a junior here at McPherson High School is balancing her stressful future while still having fun as a teenager.  Byrd has many responsibilities and tasks she has to tackle on a daily basis. Kyra Byrd is a certified nurse aide and is taking sixteen college credit hours through Hutch Community c...

JAG-K Teaches Students How to Overcome Boundaries

Maleiah, junior, working on the comercial project.

Hannah Farley, staff writer

February 14, 2020

  JAG-K is a newer class at McPherson High School for students sophomores through seniors. The goal of the class is to teach students how to overcome the barriers in their lives. JAG-K is part of a larger organization as the “K” stands for Kansas, however it’s even bigger than that. JA...

Christmas Carol

Kayla Ladet, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

McPherson High School play “A Christmas Carol” opened on December 13, 2019 and closes on December 14, 2019 at the Historical McPherson Opera House. The play is being produced in living black and white.   They opened last Friday, December 6th with a matinee performance of “A Christmas ...

McPherson High School Choir to be Aired On KAKE News

McPherson High School’s Choir posing with KAKE News television hosts before pre-recording the Christmas Special.

Maleiah Ewert, Managing Editor

December 17, 2019

  With the Christmas season upon us, excitement is all around.  Movies, popcorn, music and family, the season is bound to be splendid.  For the McPherson High School Choir, an amazing Christmas opportunity was given to them.  The school choir’s Bel Canto, Mixed Ensemble, and Vita Voce w...

Takin’ It To The Mat

Clarke wrestling a dual in Winfield, Kansas

Ava Howard

December 17, 2019

Wrestling is a very competitive sport here at McPherson High, and is also one of the most dangerous. You can pull a tendon or hamstring, break an arm or leg or even get a black eye.  Jonah Clarke wrestles against the odds of getting hurt. Jonah Clarke, a senior wrestler at MHS is continuing his 13th y...

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