• Parent/Teacher Conferences Oct. 5

  • Homecoming Dance Sep. 23, 8:30 - 11:30 p.m.

  • No School Sept. 29 - Professional Development Day

  • Homecoming Game Sep. 22 at 7:00 p.m.

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Marching band heads to Florida

Marching band heads to Florida

Natalie Brinkman, Print Editor-in-Chief

October 28, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The time has come again for the group to put on their Mickey ears and pack their bags: they are going to Disney World. The musical group has the Disney experience every two years at the conclusion of their marching season. “I’ve only been to Disney once before, but it was as a little kid. I’...

Color guard spins into season finale

Color guard spins into season finale

Natalie Brinkman, Print Editor-in-Chief

October 27, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

As the marching band schedule is coming to a close, the color guard is putting the final touches on their show. With only a few weeks left, all of their practices are extremely valuable. “Individually, we don’t really have much to improve except for looking up with confidence and making sure to...

Striking up the band for hunger

Striking up the band for hunger

Harsimran Makkad, Web Editor-in-Chief

October 25, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Come help the marching band with the annual food drive for Operation Give Back. On Sat., Nov. 5, the marching band will be performing their award winning 2016 show "Vortex" while helping fight hunger in the community. Admission is two non-perishable food items for donating. The band has partnered with ...

Walking the red carpet to Fashion Club

Walking the red carpet to Fashion Club

Sarah Horne, Creative Projects Director

October 14, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

This year SHS has started a new Fashion Club for students to get involved. The club is founded by senior Samantha Rohr. “Fashion Club is an applied arts club, and the goal is to grow peoples artistic abilities and perspectives, while putting an emphasis on career and college planning,” said Rohr. The ...

‘This Town’ receives outstanding praise

‘This Town’ receives outstanding praise

Taylor Close, Special Projects Director

October 12, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

As One Direction went on their hiatus, fans wondered what would come next for the band. Niall Horan has taken this break as a time to create his own music, as former bandmate Zayn Malik did. “I think that it is cool how Niall is releasing his own music because in One Direction’s songs he never ...

Aves Theatre spells into rehearsal

Aves Theatre spells into rehearsal

Sydney Weiss, Social Media Director

October 12, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

With The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee under way, SHS’ theatre department is very busy. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a musical featuring students in one of the two acting ensemble classes. “[The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee] is a hilarious show with a lot of un...

Band plays at homecoming

Band plays at homecoming

Natalie Brinkman, Print Editor-in-Chief

October 12, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The marching band had an eventful homecoming week, the game enabling them to showcase their impactful show and talents under the bright lights. The night started with a spirited parade; the band played the fight song and were the start of the line of groups. For pregame, the high school aided ...

Band performs under the lights

Band performs under the lights

Natalie Brinkman, Print Editor-in-Chief

October 10, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Initially, the group of musicians believed that rain would prevent them from practicing for their competition; however, the rain turned to sun, thus enabling the group to continue as planned. This past performance on Sat., Oct. 1 was at Lebanon High School and showcased nine other bands in various...

I love coffee a latte

I love coffee a latte

Sara Margolis, Staff Writer

October 7, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Free coffee and cardboard cutouts of Luke Danes, nothing could be better. On October 5th, Coffee shops in the United States will transform into Luke’s Diner from the hit TV show Gilmore Girls in honor of the 16th anniversary. Netflix is sponsoring this event to promote the upcoming revival of the...

They will not need to ‘Apologize’ for keeping ‘Secrets’ much longer

They will not need to ‘Apologize’ for keeping ‘Secrets’ much longer

Taylor Close, Creative Projects Director

October 4, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The band that took the early 2000’s by storm, OneRepublic, is releasing their fourth studio album, ‘Oh My My’ on Oct. 7. Fans have been awaiting new music from the band since their last one, ‘Naive’ in 2013. “I have loved listening to OneRepublic because they have been with me throughout my...

Band brings spirit to competition

Band brings spirit to competition

Natalie Brinkman, Print Editor-in-Chief

September 30, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The instrumental group had their first performance on an actual field at Hamilton High School. Rain has prevented the students from showcasing their skills with drill for the past two weeks, meaning this competiton is the first true perfomance for the band. “I liked doing the swing flags becau...

Marching Band’s second show changed to exhibition

Marching Band’s second show changed to exhibition

Hannah Lee, Staff Writer

September 27, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

“Drum majors: Kevin Sheetz, Michael Xiang, Morgan Comerford, Diego Palacios, is your band ready?” said the announcer at the competition. The marching band had their second competition this past weekend at Bellbrook High School, or so they thought. “I felt like we were going to get second p...

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