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Dr. Wilkerson to Retire

Dr. Wilkerson to Retire

Allison Long, Reporter
April 11, 2016
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

After more than 22 years at the Waukee Community School District, superintendent Dr. Dave Wilkerson made the announcement of his retirement on March 21st, 2016.  Like most students, Wilkerson started college with one major and ended it in a different field. “[When I was in high school], I took ...

Life away from The Kee

Life away from The Kee

Claire Simmons, Reporter
April 1, 2016
Filed under Beyond The Kee, Showcase

While most of us grace the stage at graduation, and walk into a new life at a state or out of state college, Mikaela Jagim, Michael Jacobson, Conner Boatman, Ella Gehrke, and others chose to take a different path. While they have stepped away from the normal college experience, Jagim, Jacobson, Boatman,...

On the Road and When, Depends on the State You Reside In

On the Road and When, Depends on the State You Reside In

Ellie Everitt, Reporter
March 25, 2016
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Students cannot wait until they can drive a car. They want to get a driver's license as soon as they can.  It takes time to get the license. Students have to wait one year to get a half license. There are many different ways students can obtain a license.  Federal law states that a driver’s licen...

Was Waukee’s $50,000 Investment Worth It?

Was Waukee’s $50,000 Investment Worth It?

Kaitlyn Redman, Reporter
March 10, 2016
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

In 2011, WHS was awarded a wind turbine on a $50,000 grant from Pepsi, but what has the wind turbine done since then?

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A Woman America Will Remember: Remembering Nancy Reagan

A Woman America Will Remember: Remembering Nancy Reagan

Mady Adams, Editor
March 7, 2016
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

In the midst of the most entertaining election season in history, with a constant blood battle between democrats and republicans, presidential candidates often refer back to some of America’s greatest presidents; president's the United States could benefit from again. Republican candidates often spe...

Behind the Fashion Industry

Behind the Fashion Industry

Ana Hernandez, Reporter
March 2, 2016
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Tired feet shuffle from the concrete floor of one store to the next. Arms grow weak with the weight of heavy bags, blaring brand names and logos. This could be the result of a trip to the Mall of America, maybe it’s black friday, or a day searching for a perfect pair of jeans. A culture of consumer...

Address the Rumors: Recycling at Waukee

Address the Rumors: Recycling at Waukee

Allison Long, Reporter
March 1, 2016
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

The rumor mill at the high school is constantly refilling and circulating with various statements of fellow students. The jibber jabber of students fills the hallway, cafeteria, and classrooms as students huddle close together to share their scoop of the day. Stories that are told by ear and mouth are ...

The Pledge

The Pledge

Anna Nelson, Reporter
February 26, 2016
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Nearly every student who has attended a Waukee Community School has learned to say the Pledge of Allegiance, and will remember having done so every day throughout elementary school. It’s common in America, to pledge one’s patriotism before an event. At the beginning of football games and other spo...

Homelessness in Des Moines

Homelessness in Des Moines

Vivian Le and Andi Munford
February 19, 2016
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Tonight, as many as 300 out of 5000 homeless people in Polk County will be sleeping on the streets of Des Moines as the majority of the population nestles in at home, humming peaceful melodies to the winter time. However, no matter how much the community masks the issue with festivities and a new year...

Burrito Burden

Burrito Burden

Genesis Ramos, Reporter
February 11, 2016
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

It is a sad time in America, as millions of people gather together in this time of grief. They remember the warm, overfilled with goodness, and tightly wrapped… Chipotle Burrito. The popular Mexican food chain was closed worldwide on February 8th, 2016. The company made the decision to close do...

Waukee Faces Funding Cuts

Waukee Faces Funding Cuts

Allison Long, Reporter
February 9, 2016
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

District funding is an issue that annually plagues schools around the country. School districts struggle to avoid a deficit because state legislatures often do not decide their budget in a timely manner. Currently, the Waukee Community School District is facing challenges with keeping the budget in the ...

Introducing: Cary Justmann

Introducing: Cary Justmann

Allison Long, Reporter
February 8, 2016
Filed under NEWS

As Kirk Johnson, current principal of Waukee High School, moves towards becoming the assistant superintendent, the district of Waukee has been searching for a replacement principal. On January 26th, 2016, Waukee officially selected the new principal: Cary Justmann. Justmann, who is currently the principal at...

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