Archive for 'November,2011'

News:  Junior high students celebrate spirit week in October

News: Junior high students celebrate spirit week in October

The junior high spirit week was held from Oct. 24-27. Monday was pink day, Tuesday nerd day, Wednesday ‘60s day and Thursday was for school spirit. Desirae Reitz,  junior high Student Council co-sponsor, said that her [...]

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The Hoof Print Online is a monthly student-produced online newspaper, published to inform and to entertain the Rock Creek Junior/Senior High School community and to educate journalism students with the guidance of a faculty adviser. Student staff [...]

Column: Staffer applauds KSU football’s improvement this season

The Kansas State University Wildcats got off to a very shaky start to the football season, and it looked like a very long football season was ahead for fans.  Luckily, the season turned around quickly. The [...]

Sports: Wrestling Preview

Before the first tournament of the season at Mission Valley on Dec. 3, high school head wrestling coach Dan Pray and senior returner Trevor Sutton gave their opinion of the upcoming season. 1.  How do you [...]

Sports: Boys Basketball Preview

Rock Creek boys basketball head coach Jim Johnston and senior player KJ Dobbins give their opinions about the upcoming season, which opens on Dec. 2 against Clay Center at home. 1.  How do you expect the [...]

Sports: Girls Basketball Preview

With the first game of the season on Dec. 2 against Clay Center, the Rock Creek girls basketball head coach Mike Zabel and junior player Shiann Bruce provide their input on the team’s potential this season. [...]

News: Rock Creek meets state standard AYP

Rock Creek’s state standards have met the AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) goal for last year. Math is usually 95 on average and reading 97. “We did very well,” principal Dennis Post said. “We made it to [...]

News: Band performs at Veteran’s Day events

The high school band played at both the Veteran’s ceremony at St. George Elementary and the Veteran’s Day parade in Manhattan. The ceremony took place in the school auditorium/lunch room at 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 9 [...]

Sports: Cross Country Review

Rock Creek cross country did very well this year. The whole cross country team had a winning percentage of 77, which broke the record of 69 set in 2006. Rock Creek cross country coach Jeremy Lehning [...]

Sports: Volleyball Review

The Rock Creek volleyball team had several players improve from last year, and overall, did fairly well. This year, the team’s greatest achievements were finishing second at the Wabaunsee invitational tournament on Aug. 27, and then [...]

Sports: Football Review

This year in football, Rock Creek exceeded all expectations, improving their record from last year with a 8-3 win/loss record. There were returning starters from last year’s team, but the main goal was that the juniors [...]

Features:  Student survey reveals top five trends popular at Rock Creek

Features: Student survey reveals top five trends popular at Rock Creek

As the new school year begins with new classes and friends, new trends have developed among the students body as well. A survey was sent around to half of the students at Rock Creek High School, [...]

News: Rock Creek welcomes 13 new students to high school

Angelica Camacho is a freshman who transferred here from Jacksonville, Texas. She moved here with her parents to be close to family. Camacho does not participate in any sports or activities, and she does not have [...]

Column: Staff member believes other sports should be offered at high school

In recent months, there has been a decent amount of chatter about Rock Creek’s selection of sports. Of course, most people are perfectly content with the current sports programs and never really give additions a second [...]

Sports: Major injuries end seasons for some athletes

Tyler Dillon, a junior on the Rock Creek football team, was down on the 45-yard line against Wabaunsee on Sept. 16, breaking his femur. Dillon was out for the rest of the season, but didn’t let [...]

News:  Search for principal replacement begins

News: Search for principal replacement begins

Long-time Rock Creek Junior/Senior High School principal Dennis Post is retiring following this school year, and the search to find his replacement has begun. Advertising for the job vacancy left open by Post’s retirement will be [...]

Review: New Long John Silver’s restaurant impresses staff member

A new Long John Silver’s re-opened recently in Manhattan. Manhattan used to have a Long John Silver’s, however, they closed because they were bought out for the new reconstruction on 3rd Street. Long John Silver’s has [...]

Review: Staffer compares new ‘Footloose’ movie to original version

What if you were 17, loved to dance, and moved to a new town, just to find out it is illegal to dance in public? That means no dancing at school dances, no going to parties [...]

Column:  Fashion bracelets should support worthy causes

Column: Fashion bracelets should support worthy causes

A recent trend going around Rock Creek is wearing bracelets. While bracelets have always been around, now they are starting to turn into a way to express the way a person feels about something or to [...]