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Colleges Visit During Flex Time

Various universities are traveling to visit MHS this year.

Lauren Pickett, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2019

This fall, juniors and seniors may find it easier to learn about college offerings through visiting colleges. About 60 universities are scheduled to send representatives to present during Flex blocks, fourth hour, seventh hour and first and second lunch.  Daniel Goninan, college specialis...

National Honor Society has Largest Number of Inductees in MHS History

NHS induction ceremony program and pin.

Alayna Higdon, Staff Reporter

September 27, 2019

After being accepted to MHS’s chapter of National Honor Society (NHS), Vishwasri Aleti, junior, did not know she would be part of the largest group of inductees in MHS history. MHS inducted 108 new members last Tuesday at the induction ceremony.  Aleti participated in National Junior Honor S...

Two New Eco-Friendly Clubs Consider Merging

Elise Ambler, president of Eco Team, Speaks to students about how to join the club during the activities fair. “When I was a freshman looking for clubs, there was no environmental club,” Ambler said. “I just thought, if no one else is going to do it, then I might as well.”

Austin Richard, Events Editor

September 3, 2019

Two new clubs, Eco Team and Treehuggers, will possibly merge  in order to promote environmental wellness around the school.  Junior Elise Ambler, president of Eco Team, said the idea was first put forward by the club’s sponsor, Emily Thompson, but Ambler said she sees other benefits c...

RSD Increases Safety Precautions amid Security Concerns

MHS’ first home game of the school year is scheduled for 8 p.m. tonight against Parkway North after rain postponed the original start time. Increased security personnel and staff will monitor the field and the parking lot.

Waha Siddiqui, News Editor

August 30, 2019

After the gunshot fired at Parkway North’s football jamboree last week, RSD is increasing their security personnel at tonight's football games at Rockwood Summit, Lafayette and MHS.  Yesterday afternoon, Superintendent Dr. Mark Miles sent out a district-wide email addressing security concerns amo...

Flooding Causes School Cancellation Three Weeks Into School Year

Flooding takes place early in the school year.

Jackson Estwanick, Executive Producer

August 26, 2019

Only 11 days into the school year and RSD closed the district due to “localized flash flooding,” according to a statement on their website.  Around 7:20 a.m. today, Superintendent Dr. Mark Miles began receiving calls about a large amount of moving water on Highway 109 in front of LaSalle Spri...

“The Show Will Go On”: Inclement Weather Delays Auditions for Musical

The district cancelled classes due to localized flash flooding.

Marta Mieze, Co-Editor-in-Chief

August 26, 2019

The first Late Start day of the school year could not possibly seem any better of a day for Elizabeth Bleyer, sophomore, to audition for the fall musical, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” But when she heard from her friends today at 7:30 a.m. that the district had cancelled clas...

Fallen Power Line Displaces Student Parking

Ameren utility trucks line the MHS parking lot. Twelve trucks and 21 employees were dispatched overnight on Wednesday, Aug. 21, to repair the damaged power lines that run through the property.

Jackson Estwanick, Executive Producer

August 25, 2019

Around 180 students are back to parking in their assigned spots this week after last Wednesday's storm caused power lines to fall in a significant area of the lot.  When Mel Caruso, parking attendant, arrived at MHS last Thursday morning, she expected to see the AT&T trucks that had been working...

Notre Dame Fire Sparks Discussion Over French Trip Plans

Della Thompson, french teacher, explains the future of going to Notre Dame at an informational meeting for the trip May 1. Thompson said Notre Dame has a strong connection to Paris and to France as a whole. “It’s one of those cultural landmarks that people associate with France and the city of Paris,” Thompson said. “A lot of people have heard so much about it and want to see it in person.”

Austin Richard, Staff Reporter

May 21, 2019

Some say it was an electrical shortage. Some blame it on a cigarette butt. Either way, a fire at Notre Dame on April 15 has lead to over a billion dollars in damages and left students wondering if they’ll visit the historical landmark on next year’s French trip to Paris. Notre Dame was built ...

New Law Requires More Classes Be Offered Online

New Law Requires More Classes Be Offered Online

Alyssa Shellabarger and Connor Karst

May 8, 2019

Five chapter quizzes, a midterm, six more quizzes, two essays and a final exam. This was the breakdown for junior Sarena Yeung’s U.S. Government class. However, there were no set test days or reminders for these exams. This is because Yeung chose to take U.S. Government online instead of in a traditional...

Administration Makes Decisions About Flex Time Lunch

Administration Makes Decisions About Flex Time Lunch

Marta Mieze, Copy Editor

May 3, 2019

MHS will see many changes next year: new staff members, online classes and flex time. Associate Principal Dr. Steve Hankins, who is in charge of decisions regarding flex time, said that before the end of the school year, returning students should receive a handbook regarding next year's flex time. ...

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