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Teens able to work ‘essential jobs’ during COVID-19 shut down

Working during the COVID-19 Shut Down, Junior Aubri Stewart hands a Panera Bread order to a curb-side customer. Food service companies like Panera were considered essential jobs which allowed teenage employees to still work during the Jackson County Stay at Home Order.

Story by Julia Couch, Reporter

May 22, 2020

Junior Aubri Stewart walks in to Panera Bread and puts on a black mask, gloves,and her green apron. ord...

Working in her room, Senior Aleesa Hill researches material for her debate topic. Hill qualified for the NSDA National Tournament by placing in the top 4 of the Heart of America District

Qualifying for NSDA Nationals “a virtual” reality

April 29, 2020

Concentration filled the mind of senior Aleesa Hill as she debated her opponent in the district tourna...

Athletes work through reality of no spring sports

Sitting idle, the soccer team will not be making any corner kicks from the playing surface at Fort Osage High school this spring season.

Story by Julia Couch, Reporter

April 21, 2020

Senior Ethan Lopez’s Heart drops as he hears that his senior season has been canceled. Disbelief fi...

Working on a story for The Signal, Mr. Benjamin Merithew collaborates with sophomore Lailah Bobo over Google Meet during the COVID-19 school shut down. Mr. Merithew was named the 2020 Fort Osage High School Teacher of the year on March 16.

2020 FOHS Teacher of the Year creates inspiring learning environment

April 7, 2020

Throughout the day, the door to Journalism Teacher Mr. Benjamin Merithew’s class is ever revolving, each h...

Two students earn top 20 honors in ‘Kindest Kansas Citian’ essay contest

Two students earn top 20 honors in 'Kindest Kansas Citian' essay contest

Story by Sarah Short, Reporter

March 17, 2020

The room is silent as students proceed to write down ideas for the upcoming assignment. All that is heard i...

Art student earns Governor’s Choice Award

Getting it just right, Junior Allison Gant adjusts a print of her award winning art work,

Story by Sarah Short, Reporter

March 16, 2020

It’s the fifth hour of the day and the class is as noisy as ever, but that doesn’t stop junior Alli...

Boys volleyball may come to Fort Osage

Freshman Dillon Newell works on passing the volleyball in a recent open gym session. Boys were invited to explore the possibilities of starting a Boys Volleyball Club team at he school.

Story by Julia Couch, Reporter

March 6, 2020

The sound of volleyballs hitting skin echoes around the gym. Boys and girls alike are yelling out for...

Cornett builds relationships over senior season

February 21, 2020

Senior Sophia Cornett sits up anxiously on the bench as the opposing team gains control of the ball,...

Martinez gaining new experiences senior year

February 20, 2020

A sharp buzzer rattles the wood floor. Red and white jerseys run to their positions on the court. Colston...

Looking for an opportunity to secure a hold, senior wrestler Jake Jones tries to break down Lucas Oitker of Oak Park in the 182 pound dual match on Jan. 8. Jones lost the match by decision 14-9.

Jones perseveres through injuries in last high school wrestling season

February 1, 2020

The gym is full with fans and wrestlers from all over. The two 182 weight class boys walk up to the mat, ...

Students organize Dungeons and Dragons club

Story by Lailah Bobo, Reporter

December 20, 2019

Sophomore and leader of the Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) Club, sophomore Cody Hyatt, stands and describes the fictional scenario to his campaign group of four. They have the choice of either going up a hill to a nice house or going underwater to what seems to be a floating house. The nice house may have necessities for the gr...

Turner making most of senior season

December 20, 2019

Dribbles echo against the stands of the packed gym, red and white shoes squeak across the court as seni...

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