Archive for 'October,2014'

Sports: Volunteers help to build new softball field at Rock Creek campus

Sports: Volunteers help to build new softball field at Rock Creek campus

Volunteers help to build new softball field at Rock Creek campus … To watch the video, click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ym8R9oKc_vg&feature=youtu.be Video news package by sophomore Brynn Hammett, Yearbook Design Editor, and sophomore Jayden Weers, Yearbook Copy Editor Photo by Taralynn Gresham, [...]

Feature: Junior plays role of Rocky the Mustang for fall season

Feature: Junior plays role of Rocky the Mustang for fall season

Junior plays role of Rocky the Mustang for fall season… To watch the video, click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBAa7QQq9qo&feature=youtu.be Video news package by senior Alex Feldkamp, Staff Business Manager; senior Dillon Glassford, Newspaper Photo/Video Editor; and senior Abbie Plummer, Yearbook Editor [...]

News: Student Council makes changes to Fall Homecoming

News: Student Council makes changes to Fall Homecoming

Student Council makes changes to Fall Homecoming… To watch the video, click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FzyawndJEs&feature=youtu.be Video news package by Matthew Coolman, Staff Social Media/Technology Manager, and Megan Thompson, Yearbook Photo Editor Photo by Jessica Augustine-Stegman, Adviser   [...]

News: Rock Creek integrates iPads for junior high, with plans to use in high school next year

News: Rock Creek integrates iPads for junior high, with plans to use in high school next year

Rock Creek integrates iPads for junior high, with plans to use in high school next year… To watch the video, click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-at_zBrz1fI&feature=youtu.be Video news package by sophomore Patty Frady, Newspaper Photo/Video Editor, and junior Kitrina Miller, Newspaper Copy [...]

News: Faculty makes changes to students’ advisor time

News: Faculty makes changes to students’ advisor time

Faculty makes changes to students’ advisor time… To watch the video, click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvuHPLtK7q0&feature=youtu.be Video news package by senior Alexis McCormick, Newspaper/Video Editor in Chief and sophomore Olivia Lee, Yearbook Photo Editor [...]

Sports: Fall sports seasons end for cross country, football and volleyball

Sports: Fall sports seasons end for cross country, football and volleyball

Fall sports seasons end for cross country, football and volleyball… To watch the video, click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IYE8hlC-uU&feature=youtu.be Video news package by junior Justin Reiss, Newspaper/Video Copy Editor, and junior Caleb Rogge, Yearbook Copy Editor Photo by Olivia Lee, Yearbook [...]

News: Sophomore foreign exchange student here for a semester

News: Sophomore foreign exchange student here for a semester

Interview with sophomore foreign exchange student Phillip Voelke Question 1: When did you get here? Answer 1: “August 14.” Question 2: Where are you from? Answer 2: “Frankfurt, Germany.” Question 3: Were you nervous about moving [...]

News: Student from Spain studies at Rock Creek

News: Student from Spain studies at Rock Creek

Interview with sophomore Pablo Lopez Question 1: Where are you from? Answer 1: “Madrid, Spain” Question 2: Why did you want to be an exchange student? Answer 2: “To learn English.” Question 3: Did you get [...]

News: Ringering hired as new special education teacher

News: Ringering hired as new special education teacher

Interview with special education teacher Paul Ringering Question 1: Where did you move from? Why? Answer 1:  “Ellinwood, Kansas, 150 miles west. We just wanted something new. I grew up there, and our school [...]

News: First-year business teacher takes on new classes

News: First-year business teacher takes on new classes

Interview with new business teacher Shelly Kemper Question 1: How do you like teaching at Rock Creek? Answer 1: “I love it. The kids are great, and the staff is great. It’s a great place for [...]

News: Former student teacher hired as new English teacher

News: Former student teacher hired as new English teacher

Interview with junior high English teacher Andrew Trent Question 1: How do you like teaching at Rock Creek? Answer 1: “I love teaching at Rock Creek, and I coached and student-taught here.” Question 2: Why did [...]

News: FACS teacher receives surprise proposal

Interview with FACS teacher Shelby Muha about her recent engagement Question 1:  I have heard of your engagement, can you tell me how he proposed? Answer 1:  “We were challenged to do the Ice Bucket Challenge [...]

Opinions: Should Rock Creek use a cut policy for team sports?

Opinions: Should Rock Creek use a cut policy for team sports?

At a 6A school, there is no doubt it is a challenge to make the football team. But, at a smaller school, some see athletic activities as something that everyone does. With student enrollment on the [...]

Opinions: Staff adds new programs to advisor time

Opinions: Staff adds new programs to advisor time

This year, Rock Creek’s faculty members made a change to how a portion of advisor would work. The faculty decided to add Habitudes, grade checks and Freedom Friday to get the students interacting with one another [...]

Opinions: Student Council changes Fall Homecoming

Opinions: Student Council changes Fall Homecoming

Student Council made multiple changes to Fall Homecoming this year, like the removal of the float decoration and the replacement of a tailgating competition. Although the idea of mixing up Homecoming this fall was a nice [...]

Opinions: Rock Creek jumps back up to 4A, but can still compete

Opinions: Rock Creek jumps back up to 4A, but can still compete

On Sept. 26, the Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) released the official enrollment numbers for each high school across the state. Rock Creek had 272 students enrolled, bumping us up from 3A to 4A. [...]

Opinions: Junior High adds iPads to the classrooms

Opinions: Junior High adds iPads to the classrooms

There has been a lot of talk about iPads lately, like why the junior high students got them, when they high school students will get them and how we all could use them. This year, junior [...]

Opinions: Rock Creek a la carte lunch options change

Opinions: Rock Creek a la carte lunch options change

Rock Creek Junior/Senior High School has made many changes in its lunch menu, including changes to a la carte. A la carte has become a lot healthier by removing most of the snacks and unhealthy items. [...]

Opinions: Teachers should allow music in class

Opinions: Teachers should allow music in class

Should music be allowed in class? Many students would like to listen to music in class, and some teachers allow music in class, but I think it is beneficial to both students and teachers. Allowing students [...]

Opinions: Staff member visits the Blue Barn Farm pumpkin patch

Opinions: Staff member visits the Blue Barn Farm pumpkin patch

Pumpkin patches: every kid loves them, and, heck, almost everybody actually loves a pumpkin patch. On a nice fall day, my family and I walked out the front door, determined to go to a pumpkin patch. [...]