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Dr. Steve Hankins becomes new head principal of MHS

Associate Principal Dr. Steve Hankins stands as Superintendent Dr. Knost recognizes him as the new MHS head principal at the April 11 Board of Education meeting. Dr. Hankins will assume his new position on July 31.

Mansi Mamidi, Features Editor

April 16, 2019

Associate Principal Steve Hankins said it’s always been a career goal of his to become head principal of MHS. “I’m really happy to be in this position,” Dr. Hankins said. “But, right now, I need to focus on finishing out the school year.” Dr. Hankins was confirmed at the April 11 B...

Sophomores to Attend Missouri Scholars Academy

Rachel Yue, junior, works together with students at Missouri Scholars Academy (MSA) during the evening programs. Yue is an alumni of MSA and participated over the summer of 2018.

Kailin Zhang, Associate Editor

April 16, 2019

For three weeks, students among the top half-percent of Missouri academics will come together to collaborate and grow on the campus of the University of Missouri. MSA is an academic residential program that will take place from June 9 to June 29 for 330 of Missouri’s gifted rising juniors. Among...

RSD Adopts Changes to AP World History for Next School Year

Grant Hays, sophomore, reads his AP World textbook in preparation for the day’s class. Hays said he has about thirty minutes to one hour of homework for AP World a night. “Keeping up with reading assignments is really important and it makes the class more manageable,” Hays said. “You can always rely on your notes if you ever get behind.”

Waha Siddiqui, Social Media Editor

April 4, 2019

The Rockwood School District is adopting changes to the current AP World History course for the 2019-2020 school year and transitioning it into AP World History: Modern (1200 CE - present) upon the College Board’s decision to split the current course into two seperate full year AP courses: AP World:...

Debate Qualifies for Nationals

Senior Rachel Pang and freshman Jesh Gandhi pose with their awards after winning first in public forum debate at the Eastern Missouri NSDA Districts Tournament on March 10. This year five MHS students qualified for Nationals, which will be held in Dallas during June 16-21.

Jessica Li, A&E Editor

April 3, 2019

The audience anxiously waited to hear the results of the tournament. After suffering the suspense to hear the announcement of first place, freshman Jesh Gandhi and senior Rachel Pang were excited to learn they would be going to Nationals for speech and debate. “Having the opportunity to go to Nationals...

District Holds Welcome Reception for Next Year’s Superintendent

Incoming Superintendent Dr. Mark Miles laughs at a joke told by Superintendent Dr. Eric Knost during a welcome reception held at the RSD Administrative Annex on March 25.

Marta Mieze, Copy Editor

March 26, 2019

While most people in the district had heard the name and seen the face of next year’s Superintendent Dr. Mark Miles, he had yet to get to know the district and its community. On March 25, the district held a welcome reception for Dr. Miles where students, parents and staff could meet and get to ...

Mock Trial Competes at Regional Competition

Zara Abbassi and Madelyn Berzon, seniors, competed at Mock Trials at the St. Louis County Circuit Courts Building. The team made it to Regionals and will not be advancing to State.

Kailin Zhang, Associate Editor

March 18, 2019

Innocent or guilty? Out of three MHS Mock Trial teams, one team pondered over this question as they competed at Regionals. Teams of seven members competed against each other at the Regional competition in both prosecution and defense, which took place on March 12 and March 14. Although MHS will not...

RSD Administrators Hold Forums to Hear Feedback on New Principal Position

Superintendent Dr. Eric Knost holds a forum on March 13 for MHS faculty to express their expectations for the next year’s principal after Principal Dr. Greg Mathison announced that he will be taking a job at Parkway as the Assistant Superintendent of Student Services. A similar forum was held later that day for parents to express their voice.

Marta Mieze, Copy Editor

March 14, 2019

After the news of Principal Dr. Greg Mathison leaving to take a job as a Parkway Assistant Superintendent of Student Services spread, administration started planning for the hiring of a new MHS principal. Yesterday, March 13 at 4 p.m., Superintendent Dr. Eric Knost and Assistant Superintendent of Su...

Dr. Knost Explains His Move to Lewis Central Community School District in Iowa

Superintendent Dr. Eric Knost visits MHS to discuss the new principal. He will become superintendent for the Lewis Central Community School District in the 2018-19 school year.

Mansi Mamidi, Features Editor

March 14, 2019

Superintendent Dr. Eric Knost announced on Feb. 12 that he would be moving to Iowa to work as superintendent for the Lewis Central Community School District. Dr. Knost said that he hadn’t been  planning on taking another superintendent position. “To be honest, I was kind of banking on...

Senior Field Trip Returns to Past Tradition

Emma Leary, senior, turns money for the senior field trip forms to Barbara Grimes, senior secretary. Leary was amongst the students on senior advisory committee who decided on the change to the City Museum from Six Flags. “I think it was kind of a split decision between the two because everyone loves Six Flags and everyone loves the City Museum,” Leary said.

Marta Mieze, Copy Editor

March 14, 2019

For the past two years seniors have gone on the senior field trip to Six Flags; however, this year some seniors were surprised  when they found out this year’s trip will be to the City Museum. Aria Heuer, senior, was one of those students. “I don’t know how all people feel about it,...

Med Talks Conference Brings Medical Experts to MHS

The second speaker of the event,  Dr. Todd Druley, pediatric oncologist, talks to students about his experience in researching and treating children's cancer. He said he was happy to talk to students about being a doctor, an experience he had wished he had as a teenager. “I grew up in a little farm town on the middle of illinois, so we didn’t have access to a lot of medical specialists,” Druley said. “I think something like this would have been very helpful.”

Austin Richard, Staff Reporter

March 11, 2019

Treating Alzheimer's, helping children with cancer, learning how people’s internal clocks function. All of these topics and more were discussed by five medical experts during the Med Talks conference March 2. The Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) brought medical professionals fr...

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