Archive for 'November,2015'

Sports: Athletes kick off winter sports season

Sports: Athletes kick off winter sports season

With practices starting Monday, Nov. 16, the winter sports seasons of boys and girls basketball and wrestling have officially begun. Following a second-place finish in last year’s state tournament, the high school boys basketball team has [...]

Opinion: IMAX theater coming to the mall, while other stores moving out

Opinion: IMAX theater coming to the mall, while other stores moving out

As I swing open the door, I start to plan where I will shop first. Dillard’s, Francesca’s, Hot Topic? Maybe even Sears. Oh, wait. Sears closed in the Manhattan Town Center last year, just like a [...]

News: Clubs sponsor SAFE program to promote safe driving

News: Clubs sponsor SAFE program to promote safe driving

A group at Rock Creek has recently started something new, the SAFE program, which means that “Seatbelts Are For Everyone.” The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) club, along with its sponsor Shelley Kemper and some [...]

News: Five seniors named Kansas Honor Scholars

News: Five seniors named Kansas Honor Scholars

On Nov. 2, the 2015-2016 Kansas Honor Scholars were recognized, including seniors Rachel Askew, Mariah Matthews, Justin Moser, Lilly Schmitz and Alli Snapp. For this program, each school in Kansas nominates the top 10 percent of [...]

News: Band members earn seats in district honor band

News: Band members earn seats in district honor band

With the chance to qualify for the district Kansas Music Educators Association (KMEA) honor band, band teacher Nathan Craft took senior Adam Thew, junior Eli Miller and sophomores Debbie Berg, Casey Bowers and Alexa Goforth to [...]

News: Students attend art contest at Washburn University

On Nov. 13, art teacher Pam Delay and 15 art students went to Washburn University for an art contest. The contest provided many creative ideas and opportunities for all the students that attended, not only from [...]

News: Scholars Bowl prepares for home tournament on Dec. 14

News: Scholars Bowl prepares for home tournament on Dec. 14

The Scholars Bowl team at Rock Creek, which is led by social studies teacher Chris Schmitz, has been working away at answering questions this season. So far this fall, they have been to five tournaments as [...]

News: Debate team preparing for regionals in December

News: Debate team preparing for regionals in December

Starting off this debate season strong, the Rock Creek debate team has finished first place in three tournaments, Clay Center, Topeka West and Jefferson West. The debate team this year has a total of 19 members, [...]

Opinion: Dress code needs to be enforced for all, or removed

Opinion: Dress code needs to be enforced for all, or removed

The First Amendment allows people in the United States, including students, the right to have the freedom of speech. If we have the freedom of speech, we should have the freedom of what we can wear. [...]

Sports: Buffer week required for high school athletes

Sports: Buffer week required for high school athletes

The gym is silent, and the weight room is bare. When the bell rings, signaling the end of the day, student athletes walk past the gym without giving it a second thought. The mundane week, labeled [...]

Features: Madden Mobile recognized as popular app among students

Features: Madden Mobile recognized as popular app among students

If a person were to walk into the Rock Creek commons on any morning, he or she would see many activities. Perhaps they would see students checking answers on their math homework, cramming for a test [...]

Sports: Senior signs with Bethel College for cheerleading

Sports: Senior signs with Bethel College for cheerleading

On Nov. 16, senior Cassidy Cheever made a decision that would allow her to continue her cheerleading career, as she signed a letter of intent with Bethel College in Newton, Kan. “To be able to continue [...]

Sports: Rock Creek athletes also participate in traveling sports

School sports and traveling sports are two very different concepts in many ways. Which one is better for an athlete? With many kids playing both or specializing in one, there are many arguments that are made. [...]

Sports: Staff, students witness Royals in World Series

Sports: Staff, students witness Royals in World Series

After a 30-year wait, the Kansas City Royals claimed their second World Series title, and some Rock Creek staff and students were involved in that journey too. On Nov. 1, the Royals claimed the World Series [...]

Sports: Baseline testing performed at Rock Creek

Sports: Baseline testing performed at Rock Creek

Can you say the months of the year backwards? Can you stand on one leg and close your eyes? Okay, now switch to the other leg and hold that for 20 seconds. Recently, Rock Creek implemented [...]

News: Fall Play dinner theater set for Nov. 20-21

News: Fall Play dinner theater set for Nov. 20-21

Coming soon to Rock Creek High School, students will be performing The Clumsy Custard Horror Show by William Gleason on Nov. 20 and 21. The night will start at 6 p.m. with a spaghetti dinner in [...]

News: Wege discusses National Honors Society inductions

News: Wege discusses National Honors Society inductions

Interview with NHS sponsor Ashley Wege about NHS inductions What is National Honor Society? “It is a service organization that is made up four pillars: scholarship, leadership, character and service. We strive to meet all four [...]

News: FFA sponsor discusses national convention trip

News: FFA sponsor discusses national convention trip

Interview with FFA sponsor David Holliday about the FFA national convention Are you glad to be back in school? Or would you prefer to be back at the national convention? “I would rather be in Louisville, [...]