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Band Makes Finals

Band Makes Finals

Isabella Eslick, News Editor

November 20, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top Stories

  For the first time in school history, the marching band earned a competitive spot in finals at the Bands of America (BOA) St. Louis Super Regional held at the the Dome at America’s Center on Oct. 20 and 21. Band director Joe Padawan said making finals is something the band has been striving...

Taking Home the Gold

Taking Home the Gold

Julia McCarthy, For the Talon Staff

November 15, 2017


Filed under NEWS

After many months of practice, the marching band’s competition at the Fort Zumwalt North River City Showcase on Oct. 14 was a success. It was the third competition out of four, and it won the Outstanding Music and Outstanding General Effect categories and tied the Outstanding Visual category with Fra...

Drum Corp

Isabella Eslick, News Editor

September 27, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

Drum corps, an activity related to marching band, is garnering even more attention than ever before from current students and numerous alumni. Unlike marching band, drum corps only allows brass and percussion instruments and a colorguard. Hundreds of corps operate independently across the country...

Rockwood hosts annual safety fair at Summit

Tyler Patterson, Web Editor

April 24, 2017


Filed under NEWS

  Rockwood held their annual safety fair on Sunday, April 24th with the anti-drug coalition.  There were many different organizations that showed up including, AIR (Addiction IS Real), DARE, KSHE 95, The Fenton Fire Department, Preferred Family Healthcare, and several others.  The biggest s...

Radio: theater of the mind

Tyler Patterson, Web Editor

February 16, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, NEWS

St. Charles politician and long time radio personality, Mike Elam, came and visited the 1st hour Radio Production class.  He shared with them his past in the radio business and a little bit about how the radio business operates.  He told them that his favorite thing about radio is that in televisi...

College opportunity

College opportunity

Isabella Eslick, Copy Editor

February 16, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Upon entering the new semester, senior Nathan Higgins discovered on Jan. 18 that he is a top six finalist for the Jack Buck Scholar-Leadership Award from Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO). According to SEMO’s website, the award recipient must demonstrate “outstanding character, academi...

Athletic Hall of Fame honors alumni

Athletic Hall of Fame honors alumni

Isabella Eslick, Copy Editor

January 11, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Alumni Jordan Haliburton, Krista McMahan, Melissa Menghini, and Sam Pennington (all Class of 2016) were inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame on Jan. 4. The ceremony was held in the main gym right before the boys varsity basketball game. During the ceremony, Activities Director Mitch Lefkow...

Student band raises money with farewell concert

Student band raises money with farewell concert

Sophie Pupillo, Of The Talon staff

December 7, 2016


Filed under NEWS

The school hosted Pardon the Youth’s final concert on Dec. 1 before the boys go their separate ways to college. After being together for a little over a year, Pardon the Youth had their final concert to raise money for the school's radio station, KFTN 92.7. The concert was able to raise over $650 for ...

College scare

Isabella Eslick, Of The Talon staff

December 5, 2016


Filed under NEWS

At Ohio State University (OSU), 11 people were injured in a vehicle and knife attack on Nov. 28. The attack happened at 9:52 A.M. when the suspect drove his car over a curb near Watts Hall and hit the people there, according to CNN. The attacker was Abdul Razak Ali Artan, a Somali-born student in...

Hour of learning, exploring code

Hour of learning, exploring code

Alexis White, Editor-in-Chief

December 2, 2016


Filed under NEWS

Worldwide, learners are encouraged to do an Hour of Code, and 54 students at the school participated throughout the day. Hour of Code is part of Computer Science Education Week, which is from Dec. 5-9. The school did it a week early on Dec. 2 to not conflict with finals preparation. The computer ...

Pas de cell

Lauren Bishop, News Editor

November 30, 2016


Filed under NEWS

On Nov. 30, french teacher Kacey Schlotz challenged her French 4 and AP French students to go 24 hours without their cell phones. Beginning the second their feet hit the ground, the students were only supposed to use their phones to make phones calls; that means no texting and no Snapchatting. S...

KFTN hosts student concert

KFTN hosts student concert

Kennedy Lawrence, Of the Talon staff

November 29, 2016


Filed under NEWS

On December 1,  KFTN 92.7 FM is holding a going away concert for Pardon the Youth. The concert doubles as a fundraiser for the station. KFTN program director senior, Olivia Moses, said the station is holding this fundraiser in order to buy new equipment. “We don’t receive money from the district....

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