On Tuesday, band and choir members left the school at 7 a.m. and headed for League Music Festival at South Barber.
“It was a great experience to go and perform for judges to see what other people hear, and see what improvements still need to be made,” choir director Steven Novotny said.
The band received three I ratings, and the choir got two I- ratings and one II-. The best rating that a group can receive is a I. Continue reading
In 2011, as he accompanied Pratt on their band trip to Walt Disney World, band director Bob Lee never imagined that he would one day bring his own band back to Florida.
“I didn’t see this opportunity coming along,” Lee said.
However, three years later, it has come. The Skyline High School Band will be boarding the bus and heading for Orlando, Fla., early Wednesday morning. After a 28 hour bus ride, they are scheduled to arrive in Orlando at approximately 12 p.m. on Thursday.
After Regional Scholars’ Bowl was rescheduled, the varsity team finally made it up to Pittsburg, Kan. and were ready to compete on Monday.
It was originally supposed to be on Feb. 6, but was moved to Monday due to weather.
The team left Skyline at 6 Sunday night, and arrived in Pittsburg around 11 p.m. Seniors Brooke Fisher and Ascha Lee, juniors Austin Gilpin, Blake Lee and Landon Lee, and sophomore Colin Kumberg attended the event. Continue reading
In this day and age, many high schoolers and their parents have had to learn how to deal with each other on social media.
“Sometimes you can find out more about them on there than what they will relay to you in person,” high school secretary Amy Swonger said.
The Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year for 2013 was selfie.
“It doesn’t surprise me,” high school English teacher Marla Stark said. “I’m just sitting in class watching kids taking selfies of themselves.”
Near the end of 2013, many new words were added to both the Oxford English Dictionary and the Oxford Online Dictionary.
After successfully finding a director for the school play, preparations are well on their way.
Joyce Depenbusch is directing the play, and Beth Novotny is the assistant. They have worked together in many past productions. There are 17 speaking parts played by students in the play, not counting additional stage crew. “Annie Play will do” is the play that Depenbusch chose.
Several Skyline fall sports teams have been plagued with injuries recently.
The cross country team, in particular, has had several long term injuries that have lasted most of the season.