Rockhurst Hosts Annual Fair Trade Fair

This piece was published in the December 2015 issue of the Prep News ———————————————————————————————————————————– As a Jesuit school, Rockhurst holds the ideal of commitment to justice. One way in which the school seeks to promote this ideal is through the Fair Trade Fair. This year, on December 9 and 10, Rockhurst held its 10th annualContinue reading “Rockhurst Hosts Annual Fair Trade Fair”

Freshman Class More Diverse Than in Previous Years

This piece was published in the October 2015 issue of the Prep News ———————————————————————————————————————————– With twenty five percent of freshmen self identifying as racially diverse, the Class of 2019 is the most wide ranging cultural group in Rockhurst High School history. This is up five percent from last year’s freshman class and approximately eight percentContinue reading “Freshman Class More Diverse Than in Previous Years”

Homecoming is Right Around the Corner

This piece was published in the October 2015 issue of the Prep News ———————————————————————————————————————————– This year, homecoming should be a blast from the past because the time machine theme will be taking the setting of the school back decades. The Homecoming dance is being held in the gymnasium of Rockhurst High School on Saturday, OctoberContinue reading “Homecoming is Right Around the Corner”

Rockhurst Hosts Annual College Fair

This piece was published in the October 2015 issue of the Prep News ———————————————————————————————————————————– Filling the Loyola Center with something other than volleyball nets and pick up games, the college fair allowed students to meet with representatives from colleges all over the nation. There were over 130 colleges ranging from local to nationwide, and privateContinue reading “Rockhurst Hosts Annual College Fair”

Thirteen Students Achieve National Merit Status

This piece was published in the October 2015 issue of the Prep News ———————————————————————————————————————————–   Fr. Baum and Mr. Harkness pose with the 13 National Merit Semifinalists. (Front Row: Mr. Greg Harkness, Blaise Rebman Jack Franke, Quang Nguyen, Calaway Scholes, Philip Woolley, Max Stevens, Fr. Terrence Baum, S.J.; Back Row: Ivor Vinsant, Thomas Vopat, Daniel Henry, JohnContinue reading “Thirteen Students Achieve National Merit Status”

Quarterly Magazine Nominated for NSPA Award

This piece was published in the October 2015 issue of the Prep News ———————————————————————————————————————————– Last year, Prep News introduced the Quarterly magazine. After its first year of production and publication, the Quarterly was nominated for this year’s National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) Newsmagazine Pacemaker Award. The Pacemaker is a prestigious, annual competition in which hundreds ofContinue reading “Quarterly Magazine Nominated for NSPA Award”

RHS Club Fair Has Successful Showing

This piece was published in the October 2015 issue of the Prep News ———————————————————————————————————————————– In its ninth year of existence, the Rockhurst Club Fair showed this year’s freshmen the multiple organizations that they are be able to join. The fair itself was on September 17, during a late start, giving students an opportunity to visit theContinue reading “RHS Club Fair Has Successful Showing”

Chiefs Season Update

This piece was published in the October 2015 issue of the Prep News ———————————————————————————————————————————– As I anxiously hurried into Arrowhead on Thursday night, I could not help but remember that this could be my last prime time Chiefs game for a while. I did my best to soak in the unbelievable atmosphere resonating from theContinue reading “Chiefs Season Update”

New People Join RHS Community

This piece was published in the September 2015 issue of the Prep News ———————————————————————————————————————————– With the start of the new school year, Rockhurst High School welcomes many new members to its community. Among them are 11 teachers, 244 freshmen and 12 transfer students. The new additions to the permanent staff at Rockhurst include Mr. PeterContinue reading “New People Join RHS Community”

RHS Makes Upgrades Over Summer

This piece was published in the September 2015 issue of the Prep News ———————————————————————————————————————————– Over the summer, Rockhurst spent roughly $2.2 million improving different areas around the school. Included in these additions were the robotics program, active learning classrooms, updated science offices, turf field and stadium upgrades. These programs, instituted over the summer, were fundedContinue reading “RHS Makes Upgrades Over Summer”