Talent Show Date Set for April 7

Emily Henry

April 1, 2016


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The talent show is held every year in the auditorium for Kickapoo students to watch or participate in. This year the talent show is on Thursday, April 7 at 9 am. Auditions for the talent show should be submitted online to www.khschieftv.com. Money from the tickets will go toward the staff scholarship...

Clubs Unite to Support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Tyler Frey and Brooke Effland

April 1, 2016


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National Honor Society and Future Health Professionals (HOSA) are having one more collection date for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) set for April 29. Although there is only one more collection date, you can always donate towards LLS by contacting Mrs. Jansen. HOSA and NHS are both service...

Girls Soccer Kicks off Season Successfully

Mackensie Bagstad

April 1, 2016


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Kickapoo girls soccer competed in their first season game against Rock Bridge High School, on Friday evening at Pottenger Stadium. Junior Varsity had a challenging first half, however they tied the game in the second half for a 2-2 finish. Varsity had a slow first half, but pulled ahead in the second...

Trivia Night

Maddie McLain and Phoebe Egessah

March 31, 2016


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Academic Team raised $2,000 Friday evening in the commons area, where they hosted the annual Trivia Night to raise money for the team. The money was made by a combination of a silent auction, and people buying the tables to participate in the trivia portion of Trivia Night. The portion included the...

Kare Team Collects Prom Dresses

Kelli Volonte

March 31, 2016


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Prom is expensive. The Kickapoo Kare Team’s alternative to buying an $800 dress is a prom drive. This is where donated dresses are available to choose from. For those who cannot afford one, or don’t want to spend the money, they can come and look through the collection of donated dresses. The...

Information on Seniors’ Cap and Gowns

Brandon Hines, Reporter

March 31, 2016


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Seniors will be receiving their caps and gowns on April 27th to prepare for graduation in May. Students should have received the packet in October to get the sizes and details on personalized graduation announcements.  If students did not turn in packets on time, they should have called Jostens,...

Spanish Club Plans Trip to Costa Rica

Tony Madden and Nichole Duffey

March 31, 2016


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A student’s summer vacation could consist of a number of different activities, but not many get the opportunity to travel to another country. In the summer following the 2016-2017 school year, Spanish teacher Jessica Stennett will be taking only a few Spanish students on a journey to the country of...

Spanish and Asian club festival

Mason Lowrance and Laura van Haaren

March 31, 2016


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Spanish and Asian club are meeting Saturday April 2nd, for the Festival of Pinatas at National Greene Park. The event will be lead by the Springfield Sister Cities Association (SSCA). “Since I have Asian program and we have a Spanish program and both are affiliated with SSCA, we will involve...

Annual Free ACT

Ethan Tull and Mickayla Reasoner

March 30, 2016


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The ACT is often required by many colleges, each year the school requires all juniors to take the ACT free of charge. Allowing juniors to take this standardized test can effect both the teachers and students. The ACT will be held on April 19th during school in assigned upstairs classrooms. The ACT...

Mr. KHS Raises Money for Community

Heather West and Jiaxing Wei

March 29, 2016


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The annual male talent show, Mr. KHS raised $4,000 to benefit the Child Advocacy Center in Springfield. Last Thursday, the yearly event was held in the auditorium. Junior Maverick McGee won the title of Mr. KHS. Senior, cabinet members, Caroline Langley and Dani Jackson headed up the show and were...

Students Participate in Science Day at Pittsburg State University

Brooke Effland and Colton Maggard

March 29, 2016


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Mr. Rick Snyder's students, Mikala Garnier and Jonas Eschenfelder have been working on a bio-dome experiment, which is a closed ecosystem housed in a dome shaped structure, for the Pittsburg State University Science Day Competition. The science competition was held on March 24 at Pitt State. Garnier...

Color Guard Tryouts

Katelyn Rogers, Reporter

March 29, 2016


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Kickapoo Color Guard prepares for the 2016-2017 season as auditions get closer. The auditions for the fall guard are open to anyone who would like to join, as well as any returning members. The auditions will consist of two clinics where the candidate will be taught basic across the floor maneuvers...

Why Are the Vending Machines Sometimes Closed?

Laura van Haaren

March 3, 2016


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Not everybody wants to spend their lunch period in the cafeteria, or wants to eat the school lunch food.  During third block the vending machines are shut off. This is why. “From 7:30 AM untill school starts the vending machines should be turned off,” Assistant Principal Chris Hunsaker said. During...

Drama Students Help with Jr. Production

Drama Students Help with Jr. Production

Tony Madden, Reporter

March 2, 2016


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While most students were still recuperating from Thanksgiving break, the drama department was already hard at work on January’s production of The Lion King Jr. To bring Simba’s story to life, drama students had to put in as much effort as the sixth through ninth grade cast. Without their hard...

New Auditorium Set to Open This Summer

New Auditorium Set to Open This Summer

Brooke Effland and Heather West

March 2, 2016


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Construction on the new auditorium has been going on throughout the entire school year. The new auditorium will be able to hold every student and will also serve as a FEMA Storm Shelter. The completion date is set for the middle of April, according to assistant principal Chris Hunsaker. To date, the...

Teepee Store Celebrates Opening

Teepee Store Celebrates Opening

Brooke Effland, News Editor

March 2, 2016


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When business teacher Jared Wooderson’s entrepreneurship class was prompted with applying their new learned skills, the idea of a school store came about again. The class decided to ask other students for their interests and recreating the school store was highly remarked. The Teepee Store is a new...

Plans for Bathroom Renovations Change

Plans for Bathroom Renovations Change

Tony Madden, Reporter

February 26, 2016


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As the weeks go by, it may be hard to remember what happened during first semester. For those who may have forgotten, renovations for the school's bathrooms were promised if a specific goal was reached during the blood drive. After eight weeks, no changes have been made to any bathrooms in the building,...

Teepee Store

Teepee Store

Mickayla Reasoner, Reporter

February 26, 2016


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On February 18, the Teepee store opened for business. After the previous school store, Quik Trip, was shut down, Mr. Jared Wooderson’s entrepreneurship class is creating a new and improved school store. The students are in complete control of how the Teepee store is run. They make contact with the...

Band Scores Big at First Contests

Band Scores Big at First Contests

Riley McCullough

February 26, 2016


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Last weekend drum line and jazz band scored big at their first contests of the season. Drum line’s competition was at Nixa High School and they competed against the two other teams in their class. They got first in their class, starting off the winter line season with a first place win. “It...

Science Olympiad Competitors Move on to State Competition

Science Olympiad Competitors Move on to State Competition

Brooke Effland, News Editor

February 26, 2016


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  On Saturday, February 20, students from Kickapoo competed in the Regional Science Olympiad Competition.   Students that are apart of this team are put into a class during third quarter but are graded throughout the year by Science Olympiad sponsor Rick Snyder. A part of this class includes...

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