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Students Reflect on The New Works Festival

Students Reflect on The New Works Festival

Caché Goracke

May 9, 2019

A series of student written and directed plays that made up The New Works Festival  was performed Friday and Saturday in the Flex Theatre. The New Works festival was designed by Alisha Morris, a Performing Arts teacher at West, and gave the students a chance to be leaders as well as the opportunity to n...

The Bee Hive

The Bee Hive

Alyson Schrepel

April 16, 2019

The Public Safety freshman are preparing to become real firefighters by going through extensive training preparing for a intense maze at the Fire Department known as the Bee Hive. On May 1 the Public Safety freshman classes will be going to the Olathe Fire Department to run a three-level confidence...

The 270 is Finally Ready to Go

The 270 is Finally Ready to Go

Peyton Carley

December 21, 2018

In a world where almost everything is controlled and operated on phones and computers, it’s good to have things that keep us away from that. With the leadership of teacher Peter Mishler, Olathe West released a Literary Magazine, known as The 270, that will feature all kinds of student-made art and w...

Advisory Service Projects Celebrated with Give a Hoot Assembly

Advisory Service Projects Celebrated with Give a Hoot Assembly

Matt Bice

December 17, 2018

The Give a Hoot Assembly was held on Thursday, Dec. 13 during seminar at Olathe West to celebrate the service projects that the students created in their advisory classes. “We’re the only school that does a building-wide campaign called Give a Hoot,” Advisory Coordinator Julie Fishburn said. “Ou...

Governor Elect Laura Kelly to Increase Education Budget

Governor Elect Laura Kelly to Increase Education Budget

Matt Bice

December 13, 2018

Governor Elect Laura Kelly will be sworn into office on Jan. 14. A new Kansas governor brings a new political agenda to the capital and Kelly is no exception. “[Education] is the best investment we can make,” Kelly said in an interview with KSHB. “I have a clear record of funding educati...

West Welcomes Heritage Fourth Graders for English Project

West Welcomes Heritage Fourth Graders for English Project

Matt Bice

November 21, 2018

On Friday Nov. 17 some of Olathe West’s English 1 classes welcomed Heritage Elementary fourth graders for the student’s project on children's books. The kids arrived at 1:15 pm and were welcomed by Mrs. Crane’s and Mr. Showalter's English classes. The freshman students had been building a fo...

StuCo Plans for a Golden Age

StuCo Plans for a Golden Age

Sydney Brown

September 14, 2018

  Student Council has recently revealed this year’s homecoming theme: The Golden Age. Inspired by the 1920s, the theme includes the glitz and glam of old Hollywood. Student Council has been meeting every Tuesday for the last couple weeks working on planning the dance. A lot of events are planne...

Students Walk Out to Honor Parkland Victims

Students Walk Out to Honor Parkland Victims

Jack Miller and Jacob Keenan

May 1, 2018

On April 20, 19 years after the Columbine school shooting, students of Olathe West came together to remember the 17 victims of the Majory Stoneman Douglas school shooting. At 9:30 a.m. students who chose to participate walked out of school and went to the track to join in what was called a nonpolitical...

TSA Members Find Success at State Competition

TSA Members Find Success at State Competition

Hannah Snakenberg and Dahlia Vang

April 9, 2018

On Mar. 26, 12 students participated in the Technology Student Association (TSA) state competition. Each student competed in five or more events related to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). They competed against most of the Olathe high schools as well as many others from around Kans...

Students and Staff React to Net Neutrality Vote

Students and Staff React to Net Neutrality Vote

Hannah Snakenberg, Dahlia Vang, and Jack Miller

December 13, 2017

It’s Saturday. Imagine waking up and moving immediately to pull up Netflix - ready for a great day of relaxation and excited to watch that one movie that's been on 'My list' for months now. The site is almost loaded, the red line is spinning and spinning and spinning when suddenly, a pop...

Dr. Vadapally’s OWL Chemistry Night

Dr. Vadapally’s OWL Chemistry Night

Hannah Snakenberg and Dahlia Vang

November 30, 2017

November 28th was the first annual OWL Chemistry Night; hosted and planned by Chemistry teacher, Doctor Praveen Vadapally. The OWL Chemistry Night is a science fair that shows Dr. Vadapally’s general and honors chemistry students their presentations and poster boards over a chemistry related subject...

Olathe West 21st Century Academies Offer Hands-On Opportunities

Olathe West 21st Century Academies Offer Hands-On Opportunities

Dahlia Vang, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017

Olathe Public Schools offers a variety of 21st Century Academies to students district-wide. All five Olathe high schools host unique academies; these range from Animal Health, E-Communications, to Future Educators, and more.   Two of the newest academies, Public Safety and Green Tech are hosted...

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