Archive for 'November,2012'

Sports:  Wrestlers start season of 4A wrestling

Sports: Wrestlers start season of 4A wrestling

Wrestlers all around are beginning to cut weight or add weight for the upcoming season. Practice began Nov. 12 to get the wrestlers in shape, and this year, like every year, the Rock Creek wrestlers are [...]

Sports:  Boys basketball team looks for leadership

Sports: Boys basketball team looks for leadership

After losing seven strong seniors, there are still high hopes of a winning season and state titles for the boys basketball team, according to asst. coach Michael Rottinghaus. “ definitely ,” Rottinghaus [...]

Editorial: Is Rock Creek preparing students for college?

There already have been many changes around Rock Creek this year, made by the administration and faculty of Rock Creek. Some changes are for the better, while some have not been. The purpose of high school [...]

Features:  Question and answer with former principal, Dennis Post

Features: Question and answer with former principal, Dennis Post

Rock Creek students and staff missed seeing the former boss in the halls at the start of this year, with principal Dennis Post retiring at the end of the last school year. Post, who had been [...]

Features:  Borth joins Rock Creek staff as new secretary

Features: Borth joins Rock Creek staff as new secretary

When Nichole Borth was in high school, she worked at Hardee’s in her hometown of St. Louis, Mo. After moving to the Manhattan area, Borth had secretary jobs at Riley County Police Department for six years [...]

Features:  Rock Creek hosts Spanish foreign exchange student

Features: Rock Creek hosts Spanish foreign exchange student

Flying on a plane to a place that you have never been before may be scary for some, but it is exactly what junior foreign exchange student Ana Villaescusa did. Villaescusa arrived from Spain on Aug. [...]

Features:  Students and teachers participate in Black Friday shopping

Features: Students and teachers participate in Black Friday shopping

On Friday, Nov. 23, the day after Thanksgiving, the shopping season opened for Christmas shopping, with approximately 226 million people hitting the stores to find the best deals possible on what is known as “Black Friday,” [...]

News:  Students participate in anti-bullying assesmbly

News: Students participate in anti-bullying assesmbly

On Oct. 31, the Rock Creek student body listened to an assembly with Phil Chalmers. Chalmers is an author, television personality, assembly speaker and a police trainer. Chalmers studies juvenile homicide and mass murders, and he [...]

News:  Final exam policy revised for Rock Creek students

News: Final exam policy revised for Rock Creek students

Despite the students favoring the final assessment policy used last year, principal Eric Koppes and the faculty have decided to revise the policy for this year. Last year, high school students could be exempted from their [...]

News:  Juniors complete Kansas state writing assessments in November

News: Juniors complete Kansas state writing assessments in November

Despite not having to take the Kansas state writing assessments since the 2008-2009 school year, the juniors at Rock Creek prepared for the assessments since they had to take them in November. According to English 11 [...]

News:  Students and faculty vote for the president in November elections

News: Students and faculty vote for the president in November elections

This year was a presidential election year, with elections occurring on Tuesday, Nov. 6, and some of the seniors at Rock Creek were old enough to vote, making this their first election. Senior Clayton Frakes, who [...]

News:  Students and faculty affected by Hurricane Sandy

News: Students and faculty affected by Hurricane Sandy

In October 2012, families of loved ones all over the world were affected by Hurricane Sandy on the east coast. The hurricane was devastating to both those who were in the direct path of the storm [...]

News:  Business Professionals of America attend conference

News: Business Professionals of America attend conference

On Oct. 31, sponsor Pat Booth, senior Paige Nickell and sophomore Beth Stanley went to a Business Professionals of America (BPA) conference in Lawrence, Kan., at the University of Kansas Memorial Union. BPA is a club [...]

News:  Band performs for Veterans’ Day in St. George, Manhattan

News: Band performs for Veterans’ Day in St. George, Manhattan

Throughout the month of November, the Rock Creek High School band has been very busy performing in different events. The Veterans’ Day celebration at St. George Elementary School was on Nov. 7. At the school, the [...]

News:  Students compete in RC Club volleyball tournament

News: Students compete in RC Club volleyball tournament

The Monster Volleyball tournament, which took place at Rock Creek on Nov. 1 was sponsored by the RC Club. This was a one-time chance for boys to play volleyball competitively at Rock Creek. Monster Volleyball has [...]

News:  FCCLA attends local conference

News: FCCLA attends local conference

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a club at Rock Creek and plenty of other high schools that is meant to help students be leaders. On Nov. 7, members of the Rock Creek [...]

Sports:  Rock Creek girls ready for basketball season

Sports: Rock Creek girls ready for basketball season

High school basketball season is right around the corner, and that means it is time for another Rock Creek lady Mustang season to begin. Rock Creek returns two varsity starters from a 17-5 season last year, [...]

News: FFA officers travel to national convention

News: FFA officers travel to national convention

This year, agriculture teacher David Holliday took most of the FFA officers to Indianapolis, Ind., to attend the national convention. The officers that went, includes seniors Lauren Conrow, Clayton Frakes, Anna Jilka, Lauren Overkamp, Annette Trieb [...]

News: Fall play, ‘Pygmalion,’ performed on Nov. 10

News: Fall play, ‘Pygmalion,’ performed on Nov. 10

This year’s fall play, “Pygmalion” by George Bernard Shaw, debuted on Nov. 10 in the Rock Creek High School commons. Director Keith Miller, who has directed about 15 plays, summarized the play as “a speech teacher who [...]