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School Board Meeting

School Board Meeting

Madeline Ryan
November 22, 2015
Filed under NEWS

On November 11th, 2015 a school board meeting was conducted. Countless numbers of parents, students, board members and community members filed into the room, standing in any spare place they could. Waukee’s Varsity Boys’ Golf Team was recognized for winning state this season and the athletic department...

Driving a Rocky Road

Driving a Rocky Road

Allison Long, Reporter
November 18, 2015
Filed under NEWS, Showcase, Uncategorized

According to ABC news, one in ten drivers admit to feeling uncontrollable anger towards another driver. Road rage can be caused by another driver going under or over the speed limit, a driver that keeps swerving into your lane, or a driver that is not paying attention to the road in general. Having ro...

Tragedy Strikes Paris

Tragedy Strikes Paris

Samuel Cox, Reporter
November 14, 2015
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Tragedy struck the world on Friday November 13, 2015, as multiple attacks throughout Paris have left over 150 innocent people dead and hundreds more injured. On a seemingly normal night, Paris citizens enjoyed concerts and soccer matches. That seemingly normal night turned into a nightmare after a series...

Bound for Changes

Bound for Changes

Allison Long, Reporter
November 11, 2015
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

On November 9th, 2015, at 6:00pm, the Waukee School District School Board met with the public to discuss boundaries-- a process that began last April. The public was given a 30 minute time slot to bring up their concerns. Each person was given three minutes to make their case. The eleven people who ha...

Iowa Students’ Voices Rise

Iowa Students’ Voices Rise

Vivian Le, Publisher
November 10, 2015
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

New York Eighth grader Ben Yao’s head barely peeked over the auditorium podium when he emphasized “No dream is too big and no dream is too small,” to the dozens of students and teachers sitting back in their cushioned chairs. Saturday, Waukee High School opened its doors to students across Iowa ...

Balancing Busy Lives: Grace McKeon

Balancing Busy Lives: Grace McKeon

Andi Munford, Reporter
November 2, 2015
Filed under NEWS, Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

All students struggle with having to balance their busy lives. Senior, Grace McKeon, shared her unique perspective after having dealt with the issue herself. She came into Waukee High School expecting it to be stressful and shortly after the beginning of her sophomore year, this proved true. She had...

Future Ready Iowa

Future Ready Iowa

Vivian Le, Reporter
October 14, 2015
Filed under NEWS, Showcase, Uncategorized

Earlier last week, Governor Terry Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds promoted their Future Ready Iowa campaign by hosting a round table discussions at Prairieview School in Waukee. The roundtable opened doors to the public, with many students and parents in attendance. Dr. Dave Wilker...

Why We Teach

Why We Teach

Madeline Ryan, Writer
October 5, 2015
Filed under NEWS

Paul Bird started his 9th year of being a special education teacher along with English II and Concepts at Waukee High School this year. When Bird was in high school, his passions geared towards sports. “I was in the popular group and I put a ton of my energy into being in the in-crowd for fear of rejection...

Teachers Could Be Breaking Federal Laws

Teachers Could Be Breaking Federal Laws

Anna Nelson
September 24, 2015
Filed under NEWS, Showcase, Uncategorized

      Federal law states that  teachers may not distribute student Educational records to the public. This law is known as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA. FERPA protects students’ educational records, meaning that nothing that can be directly tethered to a student and ...

Conservations is the New Black

Conservations is the New Black

Kyndal Lindsay
September 23, 2015
Filed under Beyond The Kee, NEWS, Uncategorized

     Fashion gives people the opportunity to express themselves, but while consumers wear the name brands and the hottest trends, other aspects of the environment are suffering.      The term, fast fashion, refers to how quickly articles of clothing go from being in style to being out on the mark...

Waukee High School Bomb Threat

Ellie Drees
August 31, 2015
Filed under NEWS, STUDENT LIFE

Waukee High school was evacuated August 31, 2015. Administration received a bomb threat through phone call. Waukee High School was evacuated during C lunch. Students were sent to a secured location while the Waukee Fire Department and Waukee Police Department proceed to search the school for the potential...

Amtrak Train Derails at 106 MPH Outside Philadelphia

Amtrak Train Derails at 106 MPH Outside Philadelphia

Dillon Waskow, Reporter
May 13, 2015
Filed under Beyond The Kee, NEWS

“It’s an absolute disastrous mess,” Michael Nutter, mayor of Philadelphia announced in distress. “I have never seen anything like this in my life." These words were spoken by Nutter following the train derailment that occurred just outside of Philadelphia late Tuesday night at roughly 9:30pm. The...

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