Archive for 'November,2013'

News:  Rock Creek partners with Wamego Telecommunications to provide district television channel

News: Rock Creek partners with Wamego Telecommunications to provide district television channel

When you are sitting at home, flipping through television channels, and you see the game you played in last week on TV, it must be an amazing feeling. With the new Rock Creek television station, you [...]

Sports:  Wrestling will start season at Wamego on Dec. 7

Sports: Wrestling will start season at Wamego on Dec. 7

Interview with wrestling head coach Dan Pray How do you think the team did last season? “As a team, we did quite well, placing in several tournaments and winning the MEL tournament. This is [...]

Sports:  Basketball teams ready for season to begin on Dec. 6

Sports: Basketball teams ready for season to begin on Dec. 6

Interview with boys basketball head coach Jim Johnston Q:  How was last year? “It went well, but we fell short of our goals.” Q:  Who was the main player in the games last year? “ Ryan [...]

News:  Rock Creek goes from 4A back to 3A with lower enrollment

News: Rock Creek goes from 4A back to 3A with lower enrollment

Being referred to by students as “the school in the middle of the beanfield,” Rock Creek made the adjustment to 4A activities last year, but returned to being 3A once again this year. With an enrollment [...]

Feature:  Rock Creek alum Robertson killed in Afghanistan

Feature: Rock Creek alum Robertson killed in Afghanistan

A former Westmoreland resident and Rock Creek alum Forrest “Frosty” Robertson was killed in action while defending the United States in Afghanistan on Sunday, Nov. 3. According to Topeka television station WIBW, Robertson, who was 35 [...]

Feature:  Freshmen complete Holocaust project in English class

Feature: Freshmen complete Holocaust project in English class

Learning about the pain and agony that people had to go through during the Holocaust is what every student learns by doing the Holocaust project in freshman English, taught by Cherrie Lindsey. According to Lindsey, she [...]

Feature:  Senior fills role of Rocky the mascot for fall season

Feature: Senior fills role of Rocky the mascot for fall season

It is a cool, crisp Friday night. The smell of barbeque lingers throughout the whole stadium. Fans are crowding the new grandstand, and the team is set to take the field. You feel a rush of [...]

News:  Students take PSAT, ACT tests in October

News: Students take PSAT, ACT tests in October

On Oct. 16, 11 Rock Creek students took the PSAT, which is the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test, then on Oct. 26, 30 people took the ACT, which is American College Testing. “Because of our curriculum, the [...]

News:  FCCLA attends leadership conferences, near and far

News: FCCLA attends leadership conferences, near and far

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members attended a leadership conference on Nov. 6 in Marysville, Kan., and the national convention in Omaha, Neb., on Nov. 22-24. Nineteen students went to the leadership conference [...]

News:  FFA officers attend national convention in Kentucky

News: FFA officers attend national convention in Kentucky

Led by agriculture teacher David Holliday, the Future Farmers of America (FFA) officers went to Louisville, Ky., for the national FFA convention to learn more about the organization and to bond as a leadership team. On [...]

News:  Students compete in RC Club monster volleyball tournament

News: Students compete in RC Club monster volleyball tournament

There were teams in white and teams in masks, but the team in “Black and Gray” was the ultimate winner of the eighth annual Monster Volleyball event. The event was held on Nov. 11, in the [...]

News:  New business club, FBLA, begins year with many activities

News: New business club, FBLA, begins year with many activities

Staying up all night and playing games. What more could a teenager ask for? On Oct. 26, the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) hosted a lock-in that started at 7 p.m. and lasted until 7 [...]

News:  FCCLA provides ‘Hayday’ for community

News: FCCLA provides ‘Hayday’ for community

Trick-or-treat, Rock Creek! On Oct. 29, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) had a Halloween Hayday event at Rock Creek after school. “It was a community event for little kids, and it provided safe, [...]

News:  Scholars Bowl teams start season with successes

News: Scholars Bowl teams start season with successes

The Mustang Scholars Bowl team is buzzing with excitement over their current season. The junior varsity started its season Oct. 24 at Axtell, finishing in the top three. Coach Chris Schmitz said, “That was great; all [...]

News:  Band and choir musicians audition for KMEA

News: Band and choir musicians audition for KMEA

On Nov. 2, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., selected band and choir members went to Junction City High School for the Kansas Music Education Association (KMEA) conference. Auditioning for KMEA district band were juniors Kayla [...]

News:  Student Council holds a ‘squealer’ of a fundraiser

News: Student Council holds a ‘squealer’ of a fundraiser

Locking lips with a little squealer, Family and Consumer Science teacher Shelby Muha was the winner of the Student Council “Kiss-a-Pig” fundraiser, held the week of Oct. 25. Stuco raised around $125 by students and staff [...]

News:  Student Council invites KSU band director to speak to student body

News: Student Council invites KSU band director to speak to student body

Sponsored by Student Council, a guest speaker, Kansas State University professor Frank Tracz, spoke to the students of Rock Creek on Oct. 23. Stuco selected Tracz to speak because he has spoken for many years and sends [...]

Opinion:  Student clubs have become more active this year

Opinion: Student clubs have become more active this year

It is a staple in every school. Big or small, schools always have clubs or organizations. The different clubs are numerous, ranging anywhere from Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) to chess club. There are several different [...]

Opinion:  Latest ‘Thor’ movie thrills student reviewer

Opinion: Latest ‘Thor’ movie thrills student reviewer

Action that keeps you on your toes, romance that makes you sigh and humor that keeps you laughing until the very end. Thor: The Dark World, directed by Alan Taylor, premiered on Nov. 8, starring Chris [...]

Opinions:  New ‘Call of Duty’ game offers various challenges, but gets exhausting

Opinions: New ‘Call of Duty’ game offers various challenges, but gets exhausting

The United States is in ruins and is no longer the “top dog” in the world. And, the “Ghosts” are the country’s only hope. The developers of “Call of Duty” bring you “Call of Duty Ghosts,” [...]