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The Counselor's office, on the bottom floor of the school

Kendall Barker, Writer

May 22, 2015

"It was just a lot of not knowing what was going on."

Before They Walk

Before They Walk

Regina Yan, Staff Writer

May 12, 2015

It’s four days after the finals. The seniors have been absent from school for nearly a week. The halls seem a little emptier, the building a little quieter. But this lull won’t last long because bright and early May 19, the school will bustle with senior students once again as they return for a final...

Elise Peterson’s Final Note

Elise Peterson's Final Note

Emily Wilkinson, Asst. Editor-in-Chief, Web Editor

May 8, 2015

After a lucrative three years at South, choir teacher Elise Peterson will not be returning to South next year and will instead transfer to Olathe South as head choral director. “As I’ve told the kids yesterday, I’ve always put my career first. I’ve always gone where the jobs have taken me,”...

South Area Orchestra to Play Tonight

The South orchestra will play with other district schools tonight at their last concert.

Sophia Belshe, Reporter

April 30, 2015

The South Area Orchestra Festival is an annual concert that features not just the high school orchestras, but also the elementary and middle school orchestras from the South area. Orchestra students of all ages come together for this major event. The orchestra program begins in fifth grade and goes...

A Night in London

A Night in London

Autumn Mock, Features Editor

April 29, 2015

It’s that time of year again, when girls are buying long colorful dresses and making nail and hair appointments, and guys are renting tuxes and reaching into the depths of their creativity to find an original way to ask their date. What may cause all this sudden chaos? Prom. Prom is this Saturday,...

Who Do We Want?

Who Do We Want?

Sophia Belshe, Staff Writer

April 27, 2015

“We want The Who! We want The Who!” The chant, led by Dr. Gilhaus, rang through a cafeteria full of students during second lunch Tuesday. KSMS was filming the cheer to raise awareness for their petition to bring The Who back to South for the first time in nearly 50 years. The Who came to South...

Students Prepare for State Solo and Ensemble

Students Prepare for State Solo and Ensemble

April 10, 2015

  Instead of marching in front of fans or performing in front of an audience, a small group of music students will show off their talents in front of a judge April 25 at the State and Solo Ensemble held at Olathe South. “It’s a chance for them to really focus on themselves, their individual...

Orchestra Students Perform at Solo Festival

Orchestra Students Perform at Solo Festival

Sophia Belshe, Staff Writer

March 13, 2015

The orchestra room was filled with the sounds of nervous students perfecting solos, warming up, tuning, and chatting as they prepared to perform for a judge and five of their peers. Students flowed in and out as groups finished and a new wave of kids arrived and added to the slightly hectic atmosphere...

A Bobbly Face

A Bobbly Face

Regina Yan, Writer

March 12, 2015

A new face greets students in the front lobby, his head moving up and down as students walk by. He’s dressed in military uniform attire, complete with combat boots, a wide-brimmed tricorne hat, and a large old-fashioned rifle. No, this is no life-threatening intruder; this is South’s mascot Rocky...

A Tradition for Heritage

A Tradition for Heritage

March 12, 2015

Every year students can be nominated three times: Homecoming, Sweetheart and Heritage. Heritage can be set apart by the other two because it entails a much longer voting process. First, students must attain a 3.6 GPA to even apply. From there students document what clubs, sports and activities they...

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