It's almost time for LHS Homecoming 2015! It will be a busy and exciting week (September 21-25), under the theme of "The Great Gatsby". Week at a glance: Spirit Days: Monday - Squad Day/Twin Day Tuesday - Tacky Tourist Day Wednesday - Country vs. Country Club Thursday - Decade Day (Fresh - 90s; Sophs - 80s; Jrs - 70s; Srs - 60s; Facultry - Dress like a Teenager) Friday - Class Color (Fresh/Soph White; Jrs Black; Srs Togas; Staff/Faculty Blue)
A night of celebration for the LHS top 10% of the Class of 2016! These 32 seniors join others from across the state who are being recognized by the KU Alumni Association as Kansas Honor Scholars. At a reception last night, these bright students received a certificate, a personalized special edition of Webster's New College Dictionary, and, now have the opportunity to qualify for a $4,000 scholarship to KU.
On Sunday, September 13, members of the LHS Pioneer Cheer squad joined cheerleaders and runners from across the Kansas City area at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Cheerleaders and yell leaders were stationed near the finish line of the course through Worlds of Fun, and had the very emotional experience of cheering breast cancer survivors, families, friends, and supporters of a cure for the last 100 yards of the race. The event included a 5K timed run, a 5K untimed run, and a one mile fun run/walk. Eight varsity cheerleaders, two yell leaders, and LHS sophomore Madeline Murphy joined coaches Darcy Romondo and Callie Farrell in support of this very worthy cause. All who attended plan to be part of the race next year because as the 2015 Komen Race for the Cure slogan says, “Together We Are Stronger!” Cheerleaders in attendance were Jackie Dyke, Tiffany Hawkins, Caitlyn Mason, Charlotte Pleijsant, Julie Shearman, LeAnne Starnes, Bailey Thorsen, and Alyssa Vasquez. Yell leaders were Brandon Phillips and Issac Villarreal. Such an amazing day! Thanks for supporting this event, Pioneers!
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Leavenworth High School Theatre, known as Stella, is proud to kick off this year's theatre season with their Novice One Acts, September 17 and 18 at 7:00 PM in the Leavenworth Performing Arts Center, Leavenworth High School. The Novice plays are a tradition with Stella. They give students new to theatre at LVHS an opportunity to perform. Additionally, the one acts are directed by experienced junior and senior level students, giving them an opportunity to mentor new students to the district.
Seven one acts will be performed this year including; Call of the Revolution, Lupe and the F Train Monster, Looks Get In The Way, I Can't Think of It Right Now, The Conundrum, The Sure Thing, The Last Man on Earth, with all tied together by a group of story tellers.
Admission is only $3 per person. The shows are appropriate for school age children and older.
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LHS is excited to make you aware of an opportunity that we have been nurturing over the past year. A partnership with Westar Energy will allow students to explore the workplace possibilities in the broad field of energy. There are many specialties within Westar Energy that would provide a long and successful future. It all starts with the Electrify Your Future awareness initiative. Students may take tours of the plant, as well as sign up for job shadow experiences. Click on this article title to learn more...
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In partnership with the Kansas City Kansas Community College, USD 453 will serve as a host site this fall for the Pioneer Career Center (1901 Spruce Street). The campus will enhance local access to career and technical instruction.
Congratulations to Willie Morrison for being named the Gatorade Kansas Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year! The award recognizes outstanding athletic excellence, high standards of academic achievement, and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the track. Now a finalist for the prestigious Gatorade National Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year award to be announced in June, Morrison joins an elite alumni association of state award-winners in 12 sports. Willie won the shot put and discus at the Class 5A state meet just a few short weeks ago. His shot of 69 feet, 4.5 inches broke a 35 year old state record, landing him at number 2 in the nation. Additionally, he launched the discus at 185-5. Willie will attend Indiana University this fall. Congrats, Willie, on all of your accomplishments...Go Pioneers!
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