Seniors compete in Tough Mudder competition

Three Rockhurst High School students competed in a Tough Mudder race on Saturday, October 8. Three seniors, Errett Mackey, Luke Kuklenski and Reed Slaymaker were able to complete the race at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia, Kansas. The Tough Mudder is a 10-12 mile trace made up of several obstacles, ranging from mud crawls to a field of tasers. Coming off an ACL tear, … Continue reading Seniors compete in Tough Mudder competition

Students share stories of college visits

During the latter parts of one’s time at Rockhurst High School, the amount of responsibility undertaken increases drastically. With growing concerns about grades and college, it can be difficult to keep track of these obligations. However, many students at Rockhurst are taking advantage of college visits in order to learn about information seldom found in a college brochure. “A mission statement, a median graduate salary, … Continue reading Students share stories of college visits

Rockhurst hosts Most Likely to Succeed documentary screening

Most Likely to Succeed Rockhurst community members and other STEAM enthusiasts from the metro area met September 4 to watch the documentary Most Likely to Succeed. The audience then discussed the film’s relevance after the viewing. The documentary took an in-depth look at a charter school, High Tech High, in San Diego, California. At High Tech High, students do not have tests, finals, or bells. … Continue reading Rockhurst hosts Most Likely to Succeed documentary screening

Red Friday allows students to wear red and give back to local communities

Last Friday, the halls of Rockhurst were seas of red. It was Red Friday, and the students at 9301 State Line Road were celebrating the return of Chiefs football with the rest of Kansas City. However, for Rockhurst, it was more than just a day of excitement. It was a day to help the less fortunate in the community. Rockhurst was one of 25 locations … Continue reading Red Friday allows students to wear red and give back to local communities

Homecoming: How to Prepare for a Night to Remember

This story was a collaboration written by Declan Shea, Clayton Anderson and Kirk Whalen. As Homecoming approaches, the thought on most high schooler’s minds is, “Where will my group and I have the after party? Where will my group eat? Where will we take pictures? Who am I going to take?” As most Rockhurst students get excited for Homecoming, some are left wondering if it’s … Continue reading Homecoming: How to Prepare for a Night to Remember

New third floor construction offers students new learning opportunities

Over the summer of 2016, Rockhurst High School made renovations to the third floor where the library used to be. These renovations include new classrooms and a new study area for students. The library has since moved to Xavier Hall. Some of the new classrooms on the third floor are “active learning classrooms,” which most students seem to enjoy. “The design of each classroom really … Continue reading New third floor construction offers students new learning opportunities

New construction changes landscape of the building

This piece was published in the August 2016 print edition of the Prep News. Rockhurst has seen many changes to its building this year, but most notable have been the newly renovated areas of the building on the third floor, annex and dean’s office. The relocation of the library to Xavier Hall is temporary until the new learning commons is built during the upcoming summer. One of … Continue reading New construction changes landscape of the building

Hurtado Scholars join freshman class

This piece was published in the August 2016 print edition of the Prep News. Since 2012, the Hurtado Scholars program has prepared middle school students for the academic rigors of a college preparatory education. This program assists students who want to reach higher levels of academic success but experience certain socio-economic circumstances that make this goal harder to attain. Scholars are instructed on everything from study … Continue reading Hurtado Scholars join freshman class

New ASC teachers arrive

This piece was published in the August 2016 print edition of the Prep News and was co-written by Sam Curran and Kirk Whalen. The Alumni Service Corps Program (ASC) gives graduates from Jesuit universities an opportunity to give back to their respective communities and serve as a faculty member in Jesuit education for one year. The three ASC teachers for the 2016-17 school year are Mr. Nicholas … Continue reading New ASC teachers arrive

New classes being offered for 2016-17 school year

This piece was published in the August 2016 print edition of the Prep News. This past spring, many students may have been overwhelmed by the amount of classes that were available during course selection. This year, a multitude of new classes and electives have been added. The communication arts have added Advanced Competition Speech and Debate, Introduction to Graphic Design and Broadcasting II. The fine arts have added Visual Art … Continue reading New classes being offered for 2016-17 school year