April 21, 2014

Spring Hill Middle School video wins first place, grant money

Mason Carpenter, Ramsey Hastings and Jonny Wagner, Spring Hill Middle School eighth graders, are doused with water during a video shoot for an energy efficiency competition. The SHMS video received a first place award and a $3,500 grant for their efforts. Submitted photo

Danedri Thompson
The team sport of going green earned accolades for a group of Spring Hill Middle School eighth graders last week.
The students won a $3,500 grant for USD 230 by creating a video for the Heartland Utilities …

SH names new school principals

Steve Fleer

Mark Taylor
The Spring Hill School Board approved new leadership for Spring Hill Middle School and Spring Hill High School on April 23.
Steve Fleer, current middle school principal, will become high school principal for the 2012-13 school year.…

Middle School students take top prize in magazine competition

Spring Hill Middle School students posed in the SHMS library after giving a talk about their My Kansas project for Kansas! Magazine to the Spring Hill Historical Society. Standing are Colin Mc Cormick, Amanda King, Mary Kate Hale, Mallory Meek, Ellisa Bragaw, Amber Dietrich, Charity Wright, Makayla Kosberg, Jared Hoston, Trey Skinner, Madison Bitner . Kneeling are Emily Simmons, Taylor McClellen, Connor Hecke File photo

Hard work paid off for members of Christine Hecke and Debra Sim’s Spring Hill Middle School seventh-grade class The students earned first place in their grade level for their writing, design, subject matter, and photography in the My Kansas! Competition. …

Middle school students win grant for video

Spring Hill Middle School students display the awards they received for a video they produced for Heartland Utilities for Energy Efficiency. The video touted the benefits of making one’s home more energy efficient. Submitted photo

Amy Cunningham

Spring Hill Middle School students found out Friday that a lot can be accomplished in 60 seconds.

Several eighth grade students were honored for their efforts in producing a 60 second video for

Heartland Utilities for Energy …

SHMS to present one act plays

Spring Hill Middle School students will present two one-act plays on April 29. Students are busy preparing to open the curtain on “Snew White” and “Knights of the Rad Table.” Tickets are $3 for adults and $2 for students and …

Proud to be a Kansan — SHMS 7th grader

Anna Long, SHMS 7th Grader
The reason that I and really anyone in Kansas should be proud to be a Kansan is because Kansans are straightforward, honest, loyal and hard working people.  When slaves were legal, Kansas was a non-slave …

Proud to be a Kansan — SHMS 7th grader

Makayla Kosberg, SHMS  7th Grader
Stephen Long called it “The Great American Desert.”  Lewis and Clark said it was “Prosperous Farmland”.  Now, most people call it Kansas.  I, however, call it home and I am extremely proud to say so.…

Lady Mavs lose at Baldwin

Battling til the end, the Spring Hill Middle School Lady Mav seventh-grade varsity girls basketball team dropped a hard-fought 26-12 decision at Baldwin, Nov. 18.
The Mavs managed just two first-half points but got the offense untracked in the second …

Students relive history through cemetery walk

Emily Simmons portrays a townswoman whose husband was a customer of Jeremiah McCanse during the annual Spring Hill Cemetery Walk Tuesday evening. McCanse was a freed slave who came to Spring Hill and owned a barber shop. He also served on the school board. Staff photo by Amy Cunningham

Amy Cunningham

The 1918 flu pandemic wreaked havoc on the world, killing an somewhere between 20 and 40 million people, and little Spring Hill, Kan. wasn’t isolated enough to escape the devastation; the flu struck down Sister Frances Day, …