Japanese Club Raises Funds During Asian Heritage Week

Japanese Club Raises Funds During Asian Heritage Week

April 3, 2015
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Japanese Club students spent this week peddling Asian treats during lunch in an annual attempt to raise funds for their end-of-year club trip. “Usually it’s a trip to Kansas City or St. Louis,” Stephanie Lor, early graduate club member, said, “but lately we have been collaborating with other...

Mu Alpha Theta Compete for a Win at Pummill Math Relays

Mu Alpha Theta Compete for a Win at Pummill Math Relays

Marissa Edwards, Reporter
April 2, 2015
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Mu Alpha Theta plans to compete in the Pummill Math Relays on April 8th, 2015 at Missouri State University campus. Though students involved in Mu Alpha Theta are competing anyone can register that is recommended. For over 40 years the Pummill Math Relay competing have been providing students the opport...

Loudis Family Runs Talent Show Once Again

Bobby Ince, Sports Special Projects Editor
April 2, 2015
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The Talent Show has undergone many changes, over the years, but one thing has been consistent: the Loudis family. A Loudis has run the Talent Show since 1978 and they have helped the event become a staple every year. "Since the early 80's Chief TV has run the Talent Show because we feel it's our chance...

Scholastic Journalism Awards Day

Isaac Johnson, Sports Staff Editor
April 2, 2015
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The journalism department will attend Scholastic Journalism Awards Day at the University of Missouri on April 8th, 2015. While there, seniors will participate in write-off competitions for state awards. “The write off was a challenge last year, but I was able to get second place in the feature se...

Speech and Debate Wins Big at Districts

Speech and Debate Wins Big at Districts

Mary-Grace Eldridge, Editor-In-Chief
April 2, 2015
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   Each year Speech and Debate brings home win after win in the district rank, and this year is no different. This past weekend Speech and Debate members competed at Districts to qualify for the State level competitions.    Senior George Win and sophomore Connor Rothschild brought back a district...

Journalism Classes Set to Attend Freedom of Expression Forum

Maddie Polonus, Reporter
April 2, 2015
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On April 9, the journalism classes are attending the Freedom of Expression Forum at Central High School. This meeting will feature two guest speakers, Mary Beth Tinker and Cathy Kuhlmeier Frey, who both had landmark cases that went to the Supreme Court. Mary Beth Tinker and several other students...

FBLA Competes at MSSU Competition

FBLA Competes at MSSU Competition

Alex Lofaro, News Editor
April 2, 2015
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It was a rainy day at the Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) campus in Joplin, Missouri, but that did not stop the competitors of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) from winning big in the annual business competition. Members competed in written and performance events in categories...

Band Competition Results and Upcoming Events

Heather West, Reporter
April 2, 2015
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On March 28, The Band members attended the MSHSAA (Missouri State High School Athletic Association) District Solo and Small Ensemble Music Festival at Glendale. With the 10 solos that competed, seven earned one ratings. According to sophomore Kimberly Tran, this competition was one of the most successful...

DECA Nationals

DECA Nationals

Riley Herron, Reporter
April 2, 2015
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DECA has proven that their success from the last two years has continued. A record setting nine members have qualified this year to participate at nationals. Club sponsor Matthew McMillin found this to be a surprise, and is already looking forward to this weeklong event. “This was a record breaking...

FCCLA Competes at State

FCCLA Competes at State

Alec Gathright, Sports Editor
April 2, 2015
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The Kickapoo Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) team competed for state in Columbia, Missouri hoping to earn a trip to Nationals. The team consisted of seniors Mary James, Erin Mooney, Natalie Pelletier, and Emily Gilbreth. The team competed in the Life Event Planning and placed...

Mr. KHS Results

Mr. KHS Results

Sam Adams
February 28, 2015
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Mr. KHS is a yearly fundraiser put on by cabinet. This year all of the proceeds were donated to Amy Moran to go towards her upcoming heart transplant. Moran is a beloved counselor at Kickapoo who has helped countless students. The school felt it was time to help her this time. Cabinet's goal was to raise...

Wear Red Day

Wear Red Day

Brooke Effland, Reporter
February 27, 2015
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On February 27, Kickapoo staff and students were encouraged to wear red to support the American Heart Association and Mrs. Moran. Below are some of the featured participants. ...

5 Faculty Members Dye Hair For Mrs. Moran

5 Faculty Members Dye Hair For Mrs. Moran

Heather West, Reporters
February 27, 2015
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Five staff members have changed up their looks, all for the benefit of counselor Amy Moran. Mrs. Moran needs a heart transplant and the faculty has decided to help out with her medical expenses. This morning, Mrs. Dunn, Mrs. Loudis, Mrs. Peck, Nurse Holley and Mr. DeClue all stepped up to the plate...

Students Place at Science Olympiad Competition

Students Place at Science Olympiad Competition

Bobby Ince, Sports Special Projects Editor
February 27, 2015
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On February 21, Kickapoo High School Students were able to compete in a Science Olympiad competition against many different schools. Despite freezing rain, 15 students went to Missouri State University to compete in Region 7, which is composed of 21 counties in southwest Missouri. After many hours of...

Drivers Ed Searches for Solution

Drivers Ed Searches for Solution

Alex Lofaro, News Editor
February 27, 2015
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The Safety Council of the Ozarks, the organization responsible for the “behind the wheel” driving provided to students in Driver’s Education, has gone out of business, leaving the department on the search for a solution. The leftover funds from the organization were transferred to the school...

Student Excels in Debate by Closing Out Event

Student Excels in Debate by Closing Out Event

Maddie Polonus, Reporter
February 6, 2015
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On January 30 and January 31, Speech and Debate teams from various high schools gathered to compete at Missouri State University. Among competitors was senior Dawn Garis, who participated in the Lincoln-Douglass debate portion of the tournament. The 30 to 45 minute debate was centered on a resolution,...

Australia Shifts Focus

Australia Shifts Focus

Alex Clemens-Pray, Journalist
February 6, 2015
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The Prime Minister of Australia, Tony Abbott, is struggling to keep displeased political allies from toppling over him after a recent state election in Queensland. According to the New York Times, Abbott said on Monday that he would abandon some unpopular and costly policies and refocus his attention...

Choir Department Hosts Acafest on Saturday

Choir Department Hosts Acafest on Saturday

Brooke Effland, Reporter
February 6, 2015
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The Kickapoo Choir Department is hosting its third annual Acafest, an A Cappella concert on Saturday, February 7 at 7 o'clock p.m. Eleven different A Cappella groups, including two from Kickapoo, will be putting on a concert to raise money for Rare Breed, a non-profit organization in Springfield. The...

Power Ranger Accused of Stabbing Roommate

Heather West, Reporter
February 6, 2015
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Last weekend, in the Southern part of California, former Power Ranger’s actor Ricardo Medina Jr. was accused of stabbing and killing his roommate, Josh Sutter. According to The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the red Power Ranger initially stabbed Sutter with a sword after an escalated...

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