Archive for 'October,2013'

News: Fall play, ‘Harvey,’ planned for Nov. 16

News: Fall play, ‘Harvey,’ planned for Nov. 16

Interview with fall play director Keith Miller What is the title of the play? “‘Harvey’ by Mary Chase.” What is the play about? “A man named Elwood whose best friend is a six-foot tall white rabbit [...]

News:  National Honor Society inducts new members, holds blood drive

News: National Honor Society inducts new members, holds blood drive

Interview with National Honor Society sponsor Cherrie Lindsey Who are the new members of the National Honor Society? “They are Molly Pyle, Morgan Schwinn, Sarah Altenhofen, Anastasia Bell, Kinzi Collins, Lane Forge, McKenzy Umscheid, [...]

Sports: Senior volleyball player signs with Kansas Wesleyan

Sports: Senior volleyball player signs with Kansas Wesleyan

Kelsey Plummer, a senior middle hitter for the Rock Creek volleyball team, recently signed a national letter of intent to play volleyball for Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, Kan. Plummer, who has been playing volleyball since [...]

Opinions:  ZAP changes for the better, but still has room for improvement

Opinions: ZAP changes for the better, but still has room for improvement

The ZAP policy has been in effect for four years now, but every year since it started, there have been significant changes. It went from all students meeting in the cafeteria during each advisor until they [...]

News:  Changes made to ZAP program again for this school year

News: Changes made to ZAP program again for this school year

Interview with ZAP coordinator Jeremy Lehning What is the new ZAP policy? “The length of time to complete ZAP work is different. Instead of waiting multiple days, now you have to turn it in the next [...]

News:  Construction to school building, grounds still in progress

News: Construction to school building, grounds still in progress

Interview with principal Eric Koppes Do you think that the construction is helping the school? “Sure.” When do you think all of the construction will be done? “We should be done by early February.” At the [...]

News:  Juniors begin exit project process, while seniors prepare for early-bird presentations

News: Juniors begin exit project process, while seniors prepare for early-bird presentations

Interview with Exit Project Committee member Des Renner What is an exit project? “It is an accumulation of all of the knowledge the students have gained over their four years of high school, incorporating communication skills, [...]

News: Fall Homecoming offers memorable events for students

News: Fall Homecoming offers memorable events for students

Interview with new Student Council sponsor Jim Johnston How did you get associated with Homecoming? “I am a Student Council sponsor.” What did you think of the Homecoming theme? “It was good, but it was also [...]

News:  FFA begins year with Greenhand Conference

News: FFA begins year with Greenhand Conference

Interview with Future Farmers of America sponsor David Holliday What is a Greenhand Conference? “The Greenhand Conference is for first-year FFA members in the northeast district, and so it’s a chance for them to go meet [...]

News:  Journalism students begin year by attending workshops

News: Journalism students begin year by attending workshops

Interview with journalism adviser Jessica Augustine-Stegman So, how long have you been taking journalism students to the Josten’s workshop? “I think we have been there three times in the last six years. There were a couple of years [...]

Features:  Oberkrom moves from part-time to full-time teacher

Features: Oberkrom moves from part-time to full-time teacher

Interview with physical education teacher Marc Oberkrom Why did you move from a part-time to a full-time teacher, and how did it affect you? “I enjoy it, and nothing really changed except the hours. It is [...]

Features:  Rock Creek gets new psychology teacher through Highland Community College

Features: Rock Creek gets new psychology teacher through Highland Community College

Interview with psychology teacher Mrs. Crumer How long have you taught psychology? “ first year at a high school, but three years as a GTA .” What previous schools have [...]

Features:  Craft takes over band program at Rock Creek

Features: Craft takes over band program at Rock Creek

Interview with band teacher Nathan Craft Are you enjoying Rock Creek? “Yes, very much. The school is awesome, and it is in a great district. I also have great resources, like the jazz room and a [...]

Features:  Beall joins staff as new math teacher

Features: Beall joins staff as new math teacher

Interview with Kristen Beall What led you to teaching at Rock Creek? “I was student teaching at Silver Lake, and I really liked being at a smaller school. Fellow teachers had told me that Rock Creek [...]

Features: Muha joins Rock Creek staff as new FACS teacher

Features: Muha joins Rock Creek staff as new FACS teacher

Interview with FACS teacher Shelby Muha Where did you go to college? “Kansas State University.” What degrees do you have from there? “Undergraduate in 2006 and Master’s in 2013.” Why did you choose K-State? “I knew [...]

Features:  New teacher Gregory makes changes to business department

Features: New teacher Gregory makes changes to business department

Interview with business teacher Jerimiah Gregory How are you? “Doing good.” What other jobs have done? “ business teacher at Hanover intelligence analyst for Air Force.” What made you want to become [...]

Features:  21 new students join Rock Creek family

Features: 21 new students join Rock Creek family

This year at Rock Creek High School, there are 21 students who were not here last year. Many of them chose Rock Creek because their parents got a different job around the area or because family [...]

Features:  New sport flies into lives of Rock Creek students

Features: New sport flies into lives of Rock Creek students

If someone enjoys both playing Frisbee and playing golf, then he or she might want to know about disc golf. It is like playing golf, with discs as the clubs and baskets as the holes. The [...]

Opinions: New ‘Grand Theft Auto’ game worth purchasing

Opinions: New ‘Grand Theft Auto’ game worth purchasing

Many have seen it, and some have bought it, but only the mature can play the game. “Grand Theft Auto” has been played for many years on different formats and different systems, but “Grand Theft Auto [...]

Opinions:  New Apple operating system, phones reviewed by editor

Opinions: New Apple operating system, phones reviewed by editor

The year is 2013. It has been more than six years since the first iPhone, Apple’s gift to the world of cellular devices. The iPhone has evolved accordingly, both on the inside and out. The latest [...]