Choir Prepares for Upcoming Performance with Orchestra

Tate Hutter, reporter

February 17, 2017


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As spring approaches, choir and orchestra are gearing up for one of their most important performances of the year. On February 21, the choir and orchestra will be doing a joint performance of Gloria by Vivaldi. Both choir and orchestra have been preparing the 12-song arrangement since last school...

FBLA Districts and The Road to Anaheim

FBLA Districts and The Road to Anaheim

Evan Ellis, Sports Editor

February 17, 2017


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  The Future Business Leaders of America, or FBLA, districts competition has just finished and they dominated the competition.   They walked away with 14 first place awards, with outstanding service awards going to seniors Joe Scheihing and Cameron Davis. Kickapoo finished with 42 state qua...

What Seniors Should Know About Seals of Excellence

Isabel Halweg, Reporter

February 17, 2017


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Seals of excellence are certificates that you can earn when you graduate. Some departments you can get them from are drama, journalism, speech, art, foreign language, and more. Each education department has their own qualification requirements to receive one. Cords are slightly different because you...

Introducing LPA Court Members

Skylr Houzenga

February 17, 2017


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The LPA assembly is on February 23 and the actual dance will be on that Friday. Members of the LPA court include seniors Bailey Richards, Mason Gilliam and Harry Barnett. Juniors include JP Rodriquez Timmy Gregory. Sophomores are Taylor Cobb and Brandon Jackson. Freshmen include Reece Black and Ryan...

DECA Dominates at Districts

DECA Dominates at Districts

Mickayla Reasoner, Business Manager

February 17, 2017


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 DECA has hit the ground running this competition season. This year, DECA managed to break their record of how many competitors qualify at districts for state.   In years past, their highest number going to state was 12, but this year they had 20 members qualify. DECA advisors, Matt McMillin ...

Going Mold School: Mold Plagues Kickapoo

Going Mold School: Mold Plagues Kickapoo

Tony Madden and Meredith Murphree

December 14, 2016


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"Providing a safe and healthy learning environment for all students and staff remains a priority,” Springfield Public Schools said in a statement about the mold at Kickapoo. Most parts of the school are notorious for feeling like a meat locker during the day, but nighttime at the ‘Poo is a ...

2016 Performing Arts Night

2016 Performing Arts Night

Meredith Murphree, Opinion Editor

December 13, 2016


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Monday night the annual Performing Arts Night took place. This annual night involves concerts from the music department presented back-to-back. The Orchestra concert was at 6 p.m. Chamber orchestra played three movements from a “Suite of Carols” and the combined concert and advanced orchestras...

Shoeboxes for Soldiers Takes Flight

Shoeboxes for Soldiers Takes Flight

Mickayla Reasoner, Business Manager

December 13, 2016


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On December 12, the boxes donated for Shoeboxes for Soldiers took flight. Eight DECA members drove out to the downtown airfields after school and helped fill a Chinook helicopter.   Throughout the past seven years DECA members have had the opportunity to help load boxes and get to know military...

Springfield Public School District goes One-to-One

Springfield Public School District goes One-to-One

Tyra Bradshaw, Reporter

December 13, 2016


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At the beginning of the next school year the Springfield Public School District will be moving forward with going one-to-one. One-to-one means one computer for every student. These chromebooks, will be checked out to each student   to be taken back and forth from school and home. “Our district/school...

Pay It Forward Giving Back

Pay It Forward Giving Back

Kelli Volonte, Reporter

December 12, 2016


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The holiday season is the time of giving, and Pay It Forward is giving back to the community in a special way.   Each year Pay It Forward makes blankets for Isabel’s House, a crisis nursery for children with family trouble. Mrs. Bright-Kaufman, the sponsor of Pay It Forward, buys yards of fabri...

FCCLA Provides Ronald McDonald House Guests a Warm Meal

FCCLA Provides Ronald McDonald House Guests a Warm Meal

Brooke Effland, Editor in Chief

December 12, 2016


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Springfield’s Ronald McDonald House (RMH) serves families of children who are currently hospitalized. They provide a laundry center, meals, overnight housing and places to gather with each other. By choosing to partner with RMD, Kickapoo’s FCCLA club applied leadership and culinary skills to...

Key Club Gives Back to Community

Skylr Houzenga, Beats Coordinator

December 12, 2016


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Key Club is participating numerous projects to give back to the community this holiday season. This includes being in charge of the families that Kickapoo classes and clubs adopt and the holiday baskets that are being auctioned off at lunch. “We have adopted 22 families and are excited to see students...

Considering Online Classes

Considering Online Classes

Kelli Volonte, Reporter

December 12, 2016


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Eager with ambition, some students are opting to graduate early. The option of online classes are making this path more achievable.   Online classes are offered through Canvas. Classes available to take include credits like Liberty and Law or Algebra I, and the options are growing.   Elective...

Springfield’s Christmas Parade

Springfield’s Christmas Parade

Andie Smith, Columnist

December 12, 2016


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This year’s Springfield Christmas Parade took place over the chilly weekend. Kickapoo’s Band, Color Guard, Golden Girls, and 21 Chiefs marched and danced in the upper 20 degree weather. Band marched 43rd in the parade. “We got 2nd place, so we could have stepped up our game a bit,” Freshm...

Asian Culture Club Looks Forward to Upcoming Events

Asian Culture Club Looks Forward to Upcoming Events

Tyra Bradshaw, Reporter

December 12, 2016


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Asian Culture Club will be having an end of the semester party on December 14th right after school. The event will take place in room 202. Students will be trying Asian Foods, sharing in Secret Santa’s and watching the movie Kubo and the Two Strings. In February the club will have an Interna...

Kare Team Prepares for the Holiday Season

Kare Team Prepares for the Holiday Season

Isabel Halweg, Reporter

December 12, 2016


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Kare Team has been collecting non-perishable food items for the past couple months to make holiday baskets. These will be given out the week before winter break. They will be given to anonymous students whose parents have low-income jobs. The baskets include canned goods, and “just add water”...

Girls Swim Team Starts Off Season Well

Girls Swim Team Starts Off Season Well

Heather West, News Editor

December 12, 2016


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On Tuesday, December 6, the girls swim team began their season. According to the Kickapoo Girls Swim Twitter page (@KickapooSwim), a total of four girls qualified for state. In that mix, senior Krystal Caylor qualified first in the 200 medley and junior Kayla Herron qualified for state in three different ev...

Concert Choir Spreads Holiday Cheer

Concert Choir Spreads Holiday Cheer

Evan Ellis, Sports Editor

December 12, 2016


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  Choir has spread holiday cheer to kids in the surrounding area and their schools for years now and it’s a tradition that is going to continue for this year. Every year than concert and chamber choir travel to surrounding elementary and middle schools to perform some of their songs from their mai...

Spanish Club Spreads Holiday Cheer to Pediatric Patients

Spanish Club Spreads Holiday Cheer to Pediatric Patients

Tony Madden, Reporter

December 12, 2016


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Christmastime: it’s finally the time of year for soft, twinkling lights gift-giving. But some pediatric patients at Cox South Hospital must spend the holiday season in small beds under bright fluorescent lights. In order to bring some Christmas joy to kids who have to deal with illness...

Change for the Better

Change for the Better

Tyler Frey, Sports Editor

December 12, 2016


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   NAMI is an organization that has raised some interest and awareness over the past for you. NAMI stands for National Alliance on Mental Illness. This program was made to raise awareness and to help with people who have mental illnesses. The center here in Springfield focuses on anything from Autis...

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