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“Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow: Christmas movie favorites

“Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow:” Christmas movie favorites

Kayla Lehn, Mollie Anderson, and Haley Barth December 1, 2021

     As the Christmas season is rapidly approaching, it’s time to pull out a fuzzy blanket, make some hot chocolate, and start watching the beloved classic Christmas movies!      Kayla's Favorites:   ...

Senior Zachary Barth goes in to shoot a lay-up.

Boys basketball Birds lose against Walton Verona in home opener

Haley Barth, Emersyn Armstrong, and Lianne Guttadauro December 1, 2021

     Yesterday, the Highlands High School boy’s basketball team lost its home opener 97-94, failing to the Walton Verona Wildcats.      Walton got the ball for the quarter one tip-off. ...

Culinary class students work on assignments in their HHS culinary class.

Y’all bready for this?: an insight into the culinary classes at HHS

Kenzie Henegar, Staff November 30, 2021

     Mixing bowls on the counter, spoons with batter on napkins, the smell of cookie dough baking in the oven. This is the scene of a typical Highlands High School culinary class.       According...

Hoops for Hunger: 2,300 pounds of happiness

Hoops for Hunger: 2,300 pounds of happiness

Emme Orme and Jenna Richey November 29, 2021

     Last Tuesday, the annual ‘Hoops for Hunger’ raised 2,300 pounds of canned goods for the Henry Hosea House.      At 7:00 P.M., the boys and girls team held an inter-squad scrimmage....

HHS Interior Design students present their design renderings for Fort Thomas Coffees new Kid Zone.

Picture perfect: HHS Interior Design students create renderings for Fort Thomas Coffee

Emerson Fraley and Madeline Elkins November 29, 2021

     Last Monday, the Interior Design students at Highlands High School created a rendering for the Kid Zone at Fort Thomas Coffee’s new store that will be opening up at One Highland. This is an opportunity...

Aaron Letinski has served as a long-time substitute teacher at Highlands High School, now acting as HHSs new strength coach.

Built not bought: an insight on HHS Strength Coach Aaron Letinski

Owen Yelton and Ryne Wiseman November 29, 2021

     The barbell slams into the rack. The dumbbell hits the metal hard as it gets put back. Players grunt and sweat as music blares in the background. It’s just another intense workout, something...

Voices in the halls: What are your Thanksgiving plans?

Voices in the halls: What are your Thanksgiving plans?

Karter Houze, Staff November 23, 2021

Highlands High School Special Education Teacher Sue Binding and Senior Vivian Thompson are planning on spending time with family on Thanksgiving.      Highlands High School Principal John...

Because of supply chain shortages and rising costs, HHS ranch is now available in cups for students and staff.

Supply Chain shortages hit Highlands High School Ranch

Lianne Guttadauro and Jade Sandmann November 23, 2021

Walking into the cafeteria at HHS, students are accustomed to grabbing their Tender Tuesday nuggets and getting ready to pour out the homemade, famous ranch to enjoy.  However, students will find that...

With two canned goods or more, members of the community can come and enjoy Hoops for Hunger.

Hoops For Hunger: Giving back to the community

Jenna Richey and Emme Orme November 22, 2021

      A truck pulls up next to the building. The vehicle filled with hundreds of donated cans from members of the Fort Thomas community. Volunteers unload the donations and prepare them to be served...

The FTIS Healthy at School Website provides information for all stakeholders regarding COVID-19.

BREAKING NEWS: FTIS to allow stakeholders the choice of mask-wearing in January

Chelsie Cooley, Editor-in-Chief November 22, 2021

On November 22, 2021, in an email sent to stakeholders, the Fort Thomas Independent Schools District (FTIS) announced for that the remainder of the 2021-2022 school year, students, faculty, staff, and...

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