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LifeServe Blood Drive: You Can Help

LifeServe Blood Drive: You Can Help

Sydney Peterson, Reporter

December 7, 2017


Filed under BLOG, Showcase, Uncategorized

Coming up this Friday, December 8th, Waukee High School’s Student Council will be holding a Lifeserve blood drive from 8:30am to 2:30pm in the multipurpose room. To be eligible to donate, a student must be 16 or older and over 110 pounds. The drive is open for anyone; however, if a student want...

Kaitlyn Harris, Reporter

December 6, 2017


Filed under Beyond The Kee, BLOG, ENTERTAINMENT, NEWS, PHOTOS, Showcase, Social, STUDENT LIFE

📷: Maddie Huntley Festival of Trees Each year Blank Children’s Hospital puts on a charity event called the Festival of Trees and Lights.  Different organizations make the valiant effort to decorate their tree the best. Trees vary from Disney themes featuring the 2016 hit Moana to your more...

Sports Spotlight: Molly Turk

Sports Spotlight: Molly Turk

Amelia Roberts, Reporter

December 5, 2017


Filed under Clubs, ENTERTAINMENT, Showcase, SPORTS, STUDENT LIFE, Students

Energy radiates through the floors and walls of the gym, inspiring cheers and screams from the spectators. The girls shout and high-five, celebrating yet another score for the team. This is the energy that engulfed a certain 10 year old girl a while ago, and inspired her to play the game: volleyball. ...

I Went Six Days Without Social Media

I Went Six Days Without Social Media

Josh Wente, Reporter

December 5, 2017


Filed under Beyond The Kee, BLOG, ENTERTAINMENT, OPINION, Showcase, Social, STUDENT LIFE, Students, Uncategorized

Students mindlessly swipe through their feed during class, at lunch, in the car, and in their bed. Refreshing it every chance they get, in hopes of notifications signaling likes and comments. Although it seems silly, the instant gratification provided by something as simple as, ‘@basicstacy liked your p...

Teacher Spotlight:

Teacher Spotlight:

December 4, 2017


Filed under Beyond The Kee, Classes, ENTERTAINMENT, Showcase, SPORTS

Even at a young age, P.E. teacher and Missouri-native Kathleen Sender possessed a love for sports, being active, and health. Sender played soccer during her college years, up until she tore her meniscus.   William Jewell College suffered from a loss of one of their center mids for a month. One thin...

Kelsey Plumb: Setting Records

Kelsey Plumb: Setting Records

Claire Petersen, Reporter

December 4, 2017


Filed under BLOG, Clubs, Contests, ENTERTAINMENT, Showcase, SPORTS, STUDENT LIFE, Students

October 14th, junior Kelsey Plumb broke the school record for the number of assists in a single volleyball season with almost 1,000 assists recorded. Standing at a height of six foot, the starting varsity setter certainly made a name for herself this season. Breaking such a record is quite an accomplish...

AP Art Students

AP Art Students

Nancy Tran, Reporter

November 28, 2017


Filed under BLOG, Classes, Clubs, Contests, ENTERTAINMENT, Showcase, Social, STUDENT LIFE

 Whether it’s expressing it through a painting, or through photography, art is something that brings out the creativity in every student.  “It expresses us,” exclaimed senior Haylee Kidd. Every morning in room 214, during their AP Art class, students work on pieces they are passionate...

Waukee Snapchat Stories

Waukee Snapchat Stories

Claire Peterson, Reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Social, STUDENT LIFE

Waukee Snapchat Stories. You’ve probably seen them while scrolling through your snapchat stories and then do one of four things: leave the group, ignore the story, watch the story, or add to it. However, have you ever wondered what sparked the interest in creating these? To begin, the Snapchat stories...

What is FFA?

What is FFA?

Sydney Peterson, Reporter

November 13, 2017


Filed under Clubs, Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

A bus full of exhausted agriculture students was on its way home from the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana–or at least they thought they were. With only five members of Waukee’s FFA Chapter attending the convention, they rode on two charter buses with lots of other chapters from aro...

Students and Cheating

Students and Cheating

November 9, 2017


Filed under BLOG, Classes, ENTERTAINMENT, Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

Cheating. Most of us know someone who’s done it if we haven’t ourselves. A poll done by ABC news interviewed students ages 12-17, and out of those students one in three admitted to cheating. The question is: why do students cheat? Cheating occurs in our high school, people cheat at Harvard, it see...

Student Excuses and Procrastination

Student Excuses and Procrastination

Marissa Garton, Journalist

November 8, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Uncategorized

“Time is everybody's enemy at some time,” stated a Waukee High School English teacher, Adam Werley. Trying to get everything done by a certain time is hard when there are other things that also need to be done. Some students will go down to Maggie Murillo, the school nurse, and ask to lay down or...

The Voice(s) of Des Moines

The Voice(s) of Des Moines

November 8, 2017


Filed under Beyond The Kee, ENTERTAINMENT, NEWS, PHOTOS, Showcase, Uncategorized

Lights. Camera. Action! The stage is set and millions of Americans anticipate the newest recruits of 2017 Emmy-winning singing competition, The Voice. With hundreds auditioning and only a limited amount of spots on each team, the pressure is on to be the best. The hosts, Adam Levine, Miley Cyrus, Jennife...

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