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LHS Stella to Host Dear America, Letters Home from Vietnam

LHS Stella will present Dear America, Letters Home from Vietnam on at 7:00 PM, February 18-20, 2016 at the Leavenworth High School Performing Arts Center. To honor those who serve both active military and veterans, will receive free admission February 18 and 19, with parents of the cast and crew free on Saturday evening. Regular cost of admission is $5 for adults and $4 for students. Half of all proceeds from the show will go to help our local veteran organizations fund assistance programs for those who have served.
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LHS Cheerleaders Compete

The Pioneer cheer squad took part in the first-ever Winter Warm-Up Cheer Festival at Shawnee Mission West High School on Saturday, November 7th. Other schools in attendance included Shawnee Mission East, Shawnee Mission North, Shawnee Mission Northwest, Shawnee Mission West, and Blue Valley Northwest.

The Kansas State High School Activities Association classifies cheerleading as a non-competition activity. As a result, participants receive festival ratings like those received by band and choir. The LV squad performance received a 2 Excellent rating. The team received the judges’ award for Outstanding Jumps.

In the small-group performances, the co-ed stunt team of Andrew Uselton and Natali Young received a 1 Superior rating. The stunt groups of Julie Shearman, Megan Hadley, Christy Wiley, and Andrew Uselton, as well as Nikki Shifflett, Taylor Rich, Kalei Terlaje, and Michael Herrell also received 1 Superior ratings. Finally, newcomers Madison Davis, Katie Drake, LeAnne Starnes, and Issac Villarreal received a 2 Excellent rating. Many parents and friends were in attendance to celebrate the squad’s success.
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Pioneer Career Center Career Fair & Open House

For students interested in programs offered at the Pioneer Career Center, please join us for a Career Fair & Open House to be held next Thursday, November 19. Currently, the Pioneer Career Center offers the following programs: Culinary Arts; Construction Technology; Building and Property Maintenance; Electrical Technology; HVAC; Health Careers (CNA/CMA); Office Assistant; Major Appliance Repair; and Computer Repair. Please see the attached invitation for more information.
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Raiders Succeed at Nationals

The Leavenworth JROTC Raider Team capped off a great season in Molena, Georgia on November 7th where they competed in the Raider Nationals competition. Raider Teams from all over the country tackled five grueling events in a single day. Leavenworth entered a team in each division: male, female, and coed. The Leavenworth coed team placed first in the 5k hill run, third in the cross-country litter carry and third in the one-rope bridge for an overall 5th in the Nation out of 26 teams. The all-girls team placed third in the 5k run and fifth in the rope bridge for an overall tie for 5th place out of 13 teams. The male team performed admirably against some incredibly tough competition.
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LHS Fall Musical - Hairspray

Leavenworth High School's fall musical: Hairspray

All are invited to enjoy the incredible talent of the LHS thespians.

Hairspray will run November 13, 14, 20, and 21, all shows starting at 7:00 p.m.

Military Appreciation Night on November 20, where all veterans and active military receive free admission with their ID

Adults: $6; Students: $4

Leavenworth High School Performing Arts Center at Leavenworth High School, Leavenworth, KS.

The cast and crew of Hairspray [which totals over 100 students] will also be hosting Tracy Turnblad's Ice Cream parlor that will sell root beer and coke floats and Hairspray show t-shirts before the show and during intermission. Additionally, the theatre students have also redesigned a three story doll house into a Baltimore apartment building that contains Tracy Turnblad's apartment, Motormouth Maybelle's record shop, the Corny Collins Show studio, and the Hardy Har-Hut. Students will be selling raffle tickets for a donation, for a chance to win the three story complex. All proceeds from the raffle and the ice cream parlor will be used to help cover transportation costs for the theatre students attending the Kansas Thespian State Conference in January 2016 and The Omaha Film Festival and Student Film Academy in March 2016.

Hairspray will feature choreography by LHS's own senior, Mason Frasher, and costume and set designs by senior, Missy Terrian.
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Leavenworth Public Schools Education Foundation Donates Chromebooks to Leavenworth High School

Representatives of the Leavenworth Public Schools Education Foundation and district administration gathered to make a special presentation to Leavenworth High School. The Leavenworth Public Schools Education Foundation recently funded the purchase of 160 Google Chromebooks to be utilized by Leavenworth High School students. The donation was made possible through the success and financial well-being of the Foundation's Horizon Kids program. The $40,000 purchase is a much-appreciated educational investment which will directly enhance student access to technology at the secondary level.

Pictured Left to Right:
Amy Sloan, Director of the Leavenworth Public Schools Education Foundation, Mike Roth, Superintendent of Schools, Chris Norris, Vice President of the Leavenworth Public Schools Education Foundation, LHS students, Laurie Hunt, LHS Librarian, Christy Lentz, Director of Teaching and Learning, and Dr. Barry, LHS Principal
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LHS Seniors Named Commended Students

Congratulations to Mackenzie Cross, LHS senior, for being named a Commended Student in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. Approximately 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students placed in the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2016 competition by taking the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Mackenzie was recognized by Dr. Barry, LHS principal, and celebrated by Jennifer Baptista and Lisa Shepard, LHS guidance counselors. Also recognized, but not pictured, was Orshuntis Cross. Congratulations to these fine students for their incredible academic accomplishment.
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A Unique Homecoming Project

The LHS 2-D and 3-D art classes teamed up during 2nd period to take their artistic skills to the next level. With support from the administration, they were granted sidewalk space near the football field to display this amazing talent. Prior to heading out to the actual physical space, students separated into various groups to collaborate. Like true professional artists they were given a theme, Homecoming - The Great Gatsby, to work with as their subject matter. They created sketches, and then the real work began. In order to successfully render their ideas in the true physical space they drew them out on paper the size of the area where they would be working – dealing with font selection, scale and proportion issues, perspective and the reality of time restraints. And then the fun started…true physical space…drawing on the sidewalk. This journey allowed students, who otherwise might not have been involved, to participate in Homecoming activities, gave many a chance to challenge their artistic abilities, and, opened avenues for true collaboration. The final products were as wonderful for viewers as the creating was for the artists.
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