Archive for 'April,2015'

Sports: New cheerleaders selected for 2015-2016 school year

Sports: New cheerleaders selected for 2015-2016 school year

On March 26, Rock Creek held its annual cheer tryouts for both high school and junior high. The 12 girls selected for varsity were incoming seniors Casie Cheever, Casey Helget and Amber Nowakowski; incoming juniors Rachel [...]

News: New classes offered for 2015-2016 academic year

News: New classes offered for 2015-2016 academic year

With the ending of another year and enrollment starting for the 2015-2016 school year, students are finding new classes that are being offered and are discovering the pressure to find the “perfect” schedule. In the 2014-15 [...]

News: FCCLA members place at state, qualify for nationals

News: FCCLA members place at state, qualify for nationals

STAR events stands for Students Taking Action with Recognition, which are more than 20 events that all relate to Family and Consumer Science. On Feb. 4, FCCLA members competed at districts in the Illustrated Talk, Interior [...]

Sports: Goalrilla donates basketball goal to Rock Creek

Sports: Goalrilla donates basketball goal to Rock Creek

He shoots, and he… does not score. Eighth grader Cameron Minihan was playing in his final junior high game versus Riley County at the Mid-East League tournament in St. Marys in January when he went up [...]

News: School district faces budget cuts from lack of state funding

News: School district faces budget cuts from lack of state funding

Kansas schools have recently had to face a budget cut of nearly $45 million within the 2014-2015 school year and block grants for the next two school years, and these cuts have drastically affected school districts [...]

News: ‘Megaforce’ presents motivational message to student body

News: ‘Megaforce’ presents motivational message to student body

On April 10, Rock Creek hosted a guest speaker at the school to talk about making good decisions in one’s life. A Manhattan philanthropist contacted Rock Creek about scheduling a speaker to come and convey a [...]

Features: Juniors start skimboarding trend at Rock Creek

Features: Juniors start skimboarding trend at Rock Creek

Skimming across the cool water in the spring and summer air gives juniors Isaiah Dobbins, Amber Nowakowski and Michael Zabel a similar sensation of being at the ocean. Zabel started skimboarding at age 11, when a [...]

Features: Students make plans for jobs, sports, vacations over the summer

Features: Students make plans for jobs, sports, vacations over the summer

As summer is getting closer, people are making more and more plans. Some are busy interviewing for jobs, some are trying out for summer sports teams and some are planning their dream senior getaway trip. A [...]

News: Students meet for morning Bible study group

This year, Rock Creek has implemented a Bible study before school every Thursday, which is run by Director of Christian Education (DCE) at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Wamego, Paul White. Even though this was the [...]

Opinions: New operating system updates improve devices

Opinions: New operating system updates improve devices

Today, phones have become a large part of people’s day-to-day lives. Naturally, when changes come to them, we get excited and stressed if they do not work. This year has been a large year for phone [...]

Opinions: ‘The Longest Ride’ tells captivating love story

Opinions: ‘The Longest Ride’ tells captivating love story

As a love story in the present and a love story in the past collide paths, viewers can see how love can truly withstand the test of time. In the movie The Longest Ride, the story [...]

Opinions: ‘Home’ by Dreamworks impresses staff member

Opinions: ‘Home’ by Dreamworks impresses staff member

When a misfit alien is trying to escape and a teenage girl is trying to find her mom, they suddenly cross paths in the movie Home, which premiered March 27. The movie stars The Big Bang [...]