Archive for 'October,2012'

News:  New federal restrictions change breakfast, lunch items

News: New federal restrictions change breakfast, lunch items

Many people know that there have been changes with the school lunches because of new federal regulations, including an increase in prices and a decrease in portions. The amount of food that high school students receive [...]

News:  Construction begins, technology upgraded at Rock Creek

News: Construction begins, technology upgraded at Rock Creek

Although the school has already been through many changes this year, more are in store for those at Rock Creek High School. Throughout this school year, board members and others have thought of some changes for [...]

News:  Rock Creek’s growing enrollment causes move to Class 4A

News: Rock Creek’s growing enrollment causes move to Class 4A

22 years. That is how long Rock Creek has opened its doors to education and activities. It is also how long Rock Creek has competed in 3A athletics and activities. This year, however, that changes as [...]

Features:  Koppes takes over as principal for Rock Creek

Features: Koppes takes over as principal for Rock Creek

Eric Koppes, who replaced retired principal Dennis Post, joined the Rock Creek Junior/Senior High School staff this past summer. Koppes said that the reasons he returned to Rock Creek were for the “great people” and because [...]

Features: Geiber joins Rock Creek staff as new math teacher

Features: Geiber joins Rock Creek staff as new math teacher

After graduating from Kansas State University last spring, Caleb Gieber is the new math teacher at Rock Creek. Gieber grew up in Belleville, Kan. After high school, he majored in secondary education at KSU. He did [...]

Features:  Vaughn joins Rock Creek staff as FACS teacher

Features: Vaughn joins Rock Creek staff as FACS teacher

Kjerstine Vaughn is new to Rock Creek Junior/Senior High School as the Family and Consumer Science teacher. Prior to coming to Rock Creek, she taught at Council Grove. Before teaching, she had went to Snow College [...]

Features:  Peters completes student teaching at Rock Creek

Features: Peters completes student teaching at Rock Creek

Ian Peters, a former Kansas State University football player, is now a student teacher and coach at Rock Creek High School. Peters teaches American History, as well as World History, for Mike Zabel and also teaches [...]

News:  High school, junior high excel on 2011-2012 state assesments

News: High school, junior high excel on 2011-2012 state assesments

State assessment results from the 2011-2012 school year are in, and Rock Creek has “done about the same with 95 to 98 percent proficiency,” Title I instructor Jeremy Lehning, who organizes the school’s assessments, said. The [...]

News:  RC Club, Spanish students take group trips this past summer

News: RC Club, Spanish students take group trips this past summer

Some Rock Creek students got to explore the world, as two clubs took trips out of the state this summer. Eight RC Club members, with five sponsors, traveled to Colorado, and 11 Spanish students, with two [...]

News:  Exit project committee makes minor changes to project requirements

News: Exit project committee makes minor changes to project requirements

The senior Exit Project has been around since 2002, and every year, the Exit Project Committee reviews the process to determine if changes need to be made. This year, the committee, which includes teachers Jessica Augustine-Stegman, [...]

News:  Rock Creek student body celebrates Fall Homecoming

News: Rock Creek student body celebrates Fall Homecoming

Monday, Sept. 23 was the beginning of Homecoming week at Rock Creek High School. Homecoming Week is also known as Spirit Week. Most the students enjoy Spirit Week, but others have a different opinion. “It sucks,” [...]

News:  Meyer and Roberts selected as National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

News: Meyer and Roberts selected as National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

In early September, senior Dylan Meyer and Josh Roberts were named semifinalists in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship, which is just a mere 1 percent of all the entrants that apply for this scholarship. To attain [...]

News:  Senior named Kaw Valley State Bank Distinguished Student

News: Senior named Kaw Valley State Bank Distinguished Student

Senior Shannon Oakley was awarded for being the Kaw Valley State Bank Distinguished Student Outstanding Teen Volunteer on Oct. 5 at the football game at halftime. This award is for being a student leader and serving [...]

News:  FCCLA sells Elsie Grace products to fund activities

News: FCCLA sells Elsie Grace products to fund activities

Oct. 25 was the end of the Elsie Grace sale for the Family Career Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). The Elsie Grace sale is a fundraiser to raise money for the club to do different activities. [...]

News: Juniors raise money for Prom through magazine sales

News: Juniors raise money for Prom through magazine sales

Everyone wants to go to Prom, but some students do not realize that students have to raise money. This is not an easy task because Prom, which the junior class pays for, costs approximately $6,000, so [...]

Sports:  Football season ends with loss to Riley County

Sports: Football season ends with loss to Riley County

The Rock Creek Mustangs have found themselves in a roller coaster season with some highs and some lows. One of the first high points of the year was the thrilling victory over the rival Wamego Red [...]

Sports:  Volleyball ends season in Class 4A sub-state play

Sports: Volleyball ends season in Class 4A sub-state play

Rock Creek volleyball season has been somewhat of an eye-opener in many ways. In one way, there are a lot of first-year varsity athletes. Junior Kelsey Parker, a first-year varsity starter, said, “There are a lot [...]