Archive for 'Features'

Features: Staff members enjoy fall activities in the area

Features: Staff members enjoy fall activities in the area

Staff members enjoy fall activities in the area… To watch the video, click here. Video news package by Taylor Lembright, Yearbook Design Editor, and Natalie Lindsey, Newspaper Editor in Chief   [...]

Features: Science teacher promoted to assistant principal/activities director

Features: Science teacher promoted to assistant principal/activities director

With a spring in his step, Rock Creek junior high science teacher Michael Rottinghaus walked through the halls of the high school, greeting each student with a wave and a smile. It was August 16, 2017, [...]

Features: Rock Creek welcomes new faculty members, student teachers

Features: Rock Creek welcomes new faculty members, student teachers

Two new junior high teachers have joined Rock Creek’s staff this school year. Junior high social studies teacher Shauna Churchman was added onto the staff in a new position, while junior high science teacher Steven LaRocque [...]

Features: Rock Creek hosts German exchange student

Features: Rock Creek hosts German exchange student

Fear is a natural human quality, but having courage to overcome fear is special. Junior Phillis Peusch, a foreign exchange student from Germany, dove into the discomfort of adapting to a new life. Peusch’s journey began [...]

Features: Q & A with freshman Mitch Bissen

Features: Q & A with freshman Mitch Bissen

Do you have any siblings at Rock Creek? “Reid Bissen. He is a senior.” Do you play any sports? “Yes, I play football, basketball and baseball.” Which sport is your favorite? “I would definitely say baseball, [...]

Features: Three student teachers join Rock Creek staff

Features: Three student teachers join Rock Creek staff

Three new student teachers have been added to the Rock Creek staff for the spring semester, two in junior high and one in high school. Tyler Clubine – Social Science History teachers Chris Schmitz’s and Michael [...]

Features: Safety important during winter weather season

Features: Safety important during winter weather season

At Rock Creek, it is imperative that everyone has a good education, but it is also important that everyone stays safe in the process. Winter weather can be an obstacle for some and favorable for others. [...]

Feature: ‘Promposals’ allow students to prepare for Prom

Feature: ‘Promposals’ allow students to prepare for Prom

With deer season drawing to a close, a new season has begun at Rock Creek — Prom season. People are hunting for the perfect date, and an even more perfect way to ask. In the past [...]

Feature: Local skimboaders are put on the map with magazine coverage

Feature: Local skimboaders are put on the map with magazine coverage

Imagine being featured in a professional magazine because of something that started as a hobby. That is exactly what happened to a few students from Rock Creek. Living in Kansas can seem boring from time to [...]

Features: Seven student teachers join Rock Creek for second semester

Features: Seven student teachers join Rock Creek for second semester

Rock Creek High School has introduced staff and students to seven new student teachers this semester. Joe Hubener – Social Science History teachers Chris Schmitz’s and Mike Zabel’s student teacher, Joe Hubener, can agree that he [...]

Features: Rock Creek celebrates its 25th school year

Features: Rock Creek celebrates its 25th school year

In 1991, two schools came together from opposite sides of the highway to form one unified school. Rock Creek was the consolidation of students from St. George High School and Westmoreland High School, and along with [...]

Features: New anonymous app brings about concern

Features: New anonymous app brings about concern

The latest buzz among the student body of Rock Creek has been the app “Afterschool.” This app allows high school students to confess their thoughts without any repercussions due to the ability to post anonymously. Most [...]

Features: Students should follow tips for taking finals

Features: Students should follow tips for taking finals

Surrounded by textbooks and on the third cup of coffee, students endure the stereotypical middle-of-the-night cram session for finals. Although this technique is not usually recommended by teachers, students still partake in the cram sessions, thinking [...]

Feature: Staff, students plan vacations over winter break

Feature: Staff, students plan vacations over winter break

He’s making a list and checking it twice. Gonna find who’s naughty and nice, Santa Claus is comin’ to town. Santa Claus may be coming to town, but for some, he is not necessarily visiting their [...]

Features: Student section cheers on teams during games

Features: Student section cheers on teams during games

They’re here, and they cheer. The Rock Creek student section is in the stands, dressing up and cheering loudly at every Mustang basketball game. The Rock Creek student section, led by senior Layne Turnbull and junior [...]

Features: Administration looks to protect staff, students

Features: Administration looks to protect staff, students

Ten people were left dead, including the gunman, while nine were injured during a school shooting on Oct. 5 at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore. Statements like this seem to appear on the television screen [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Features: Students, staff spend Spring Break traveling

Features: Students, staff spend Spring Break traveling

All the way from the beaches of Florida, to the mountains of Colorado, to the country of Mexico, multiple Rock Creek students were found traveling for Spring Break 2015. Some students were very lucky and got [...]