This is to inform all high school parents of a few changes your children will see during lunch in the next week or two. Starting next week on Monday, April 24 they will only be able to purchase seconds/extras on the main dish, milk, fruit, and vegetables. They will be able to still purchase these items just like always through their lunch account by seeing the cashier and getting a ticket for the item they purchase. Unfortunately, we have to stop selling breads, desserts, etc... due to state guidelines.
We do have some good news as well to go along with this change. Starting that same day, Monday, April 24, we will have additional items for sale after they have gone through the lunch line during the same time extras are normally sold. All of these items will be $0.75 each and these can be paid for with cash whenever they choose to purchase something or a punch card can be purchased that will be available starting Wednesday, April 19 for $7.50 which will have 10 punches on the card. These items cannot be paid for through their regular lunch account in Powerschool. These are items only available by cash purchase or with a punch card!
The items available will vary week to week, but may include granola bars, beef sticks, cereal bars, chips, crackers, fruit snacks, etc…
TCHS is once again hosting Senior to Senior Day on Wednesday, April 26 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.
If you are a senior citizen who has a job that you would like completed please call 743-2061 by Monday, April 24 or tell a TCHS senior.
|Senior Alex Haxton|
By Alyssa Hafliger
Finishing his last few weeks at TCHS, senior Alex Haxton is all set to attend college at Cloud Community college to study wind energy.
Haxton plans to make this year memorable by attending everything he can with friends.
Looking back on his classes, he enjoyed “any classes with my father, Pat Haxton, because it’s laid back” However, there were some classes he wished he had paid more attention in. “I think I could have taken my English classes more seriously because they are important for life.”
Whether he enjoyed the classes or not, Haxton admitted that high school impacted his life because it has taught him to be more responsible and that you have to work hard for the things you want.
In fact, it is that lesson that Haxton imparted to the underclassmen by stating, "Work hard in everything you do because it’s very important.”
|The Eagle painting, created by Whitney Bullock, Emmit Owens, Ruchi Bhakta, Valerie Scott, Poli Theodosiou, and Katie Ward will be displayed in the TCHS office.|
By Cambrie Kemp
On April 19, 27 TCHS art students traveled to Hays for the Fort Hays Art Show held in the Gross Memorial Coliseum.
The students started the day off by viewing all the other art submitted by various schools throughout Kansas. Then students were invited to explore the Fort Hays Art Department’s open house.
The students who brought art to the art show will have their art on display in the Commons Area during the Evening of Excellence on May 10 from 4:00 to 7:30.
TCHS brought an assortment of pastels, colored pencil artwork, ceramics and paintings. In the art show, no places were given, although, students did receive 20 Awards of Merit. The following students received Awards of Merit for their pieces of artwork: Poli Theodosiou, Emmit Owens, Whitney Bullock, Michaela Stefan, Katie Ward, Valerie Scott, William Barney, Weston Deaver, Adrian Dietz, Jenna Howard, Cambrie Kemp, Hannah Kinderknecht, Anthony Scott, and Christian Korbe.
The highlight of the show was a collaborative painting created by Valerie Scott, Ruchi Bhakta, Katie Ward, Poli Theodosiou, Emmit Owens, and Whitney Bullock. The painting shows a collage of eagles and will be hung in the TCHS office.
|Playing tennis all four years, Ian Conness has had success as a singles player.|
By Emarie Schoenthaler
After high school, senior Ian Conness plans to attend Colby Community College for vet tech.
To make his year memorable, Conness is working hard in class and in sports.
In fact, Conness works hard in his favorite class, lifetime sports. He enjoys this class because “we play games every day.” On the other hand, Conness wishes he would have paid more attention in history.
Conness says that high school helped him get ready for life, and during his four years, he wishes he wouldn’t have procrastinated so much. This lesson generated his advice for underclassmen. “Don’t procrastinate.”
Supported by her parents, Molly Moden signs her National Letter of Intent to ride on the division one equestrian team at the University of Georgia on April 12.
|At the State Music Festival, which will be held at Kansas Wesleyan in Salina on Saturday, April 29, the Trego Singers will perform “River of Freedom.” Also, the girls’ ensemble will sing “This Little Light of Mine.”||Four soloists made it to State. Austin Cramer will perform “Shenandoah” and “Tally Ho;” Grace' Glatz will sing “Dream Valley” and “Loveliest of Trees;” Brenna Flax will sing “Crabbed Age and Youth” and “Go Way from My Window;” and Libby Frost will perform “The Lass from the Low Countree” and “The Loveliest of Songs My Heart is Singing.”|
|Pictured is the seventh grade class quilt to be auctioned off at the Spring Concert on April 25.|
The students were able to create four squares each. On the first square, the students sewed on a button. On the second square, the students sewed on their name or initials. On the third square, the students showed something they were interested in. The students were able to use the fourth square as a “free space” for creativity. Each student was then given the chance to learn how to operate the sewing machine by sewing together their four squares to make one large square. As a class, the squares were sewn into rows and first semester’s squares were added to second semester’s to form a class quilt.
One student, Makala Wilson, commented on the quilt. “It’s very unique and colorful.” Another student, Madison Walt stated, “I think the money we raise from this quilt is going to a good cause.
The completed quilt will be displayed on Tuesday, April 25, at the 5-8th grade Spring Concert. For a chance to own the quilt, the quilt will be held as a silent auction and will go home with the highest bidder at the end of the night. All proceeds from the quilt will be donated to the Kansas Food Bank.