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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...

‘I’m Not Okay With This,’ offers an array of emotions

Netflix Original Series

Story by Cali Roberts, Reporter

May 22, 2020

I’ve always liked quirky movie characters. Sydney Novak from the Netflix Original series, "I Am Not Okay...

Senior Nicole Overbay views her NCAF Original Oratory entry,

Three students qualify for NCFA Nationals

May 14, 2020

On April 30, Aleesa Hill (LD Debate), Nicole Overbay (Original Oratory), and Aubri Stewart (Oral Interpr...

Perspective of perfect vision for Class of 2020

The high school cafeteria sits idle during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Seniors did not have a chance to have ceremonial

Story by Dana Beattie, Reporter

April 29, 2020

The halls of Fort Osage echo with emptiness. Classroom doors are locked, teachers are gone, and my high ...

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...

Meeting at a car, OTMS Teacher Ms. Allison Friedrich hands lunches to Ms. Susan Panther at Cler-Mont Elementary School. The district continues to deliver lunches for children 18 and under on Mondays and Thursdays at Cler-Mont Elementary, Blue Hills Elementary, Buckner Elementary, Elm Grove Elementary and Hawthorn.

District provides lunches for families during school shut down

April 23, 2020

The District started handing out free lunches on Tuesday, Mar. 17 and will continue to hand out free ...

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...

You can’t help getting caught up in ‘Tiger King’

Netflix's

Story by Lailah Bobo, Reporter

April 17, 2020

For weeks on Netflix, I scrolled past the “Tiger King,” mistaking the docuseries to be about one ...

What to do when your school closes due to a Pandemic

What to do when your school closes due to a Pandemic

Story by Cassidy Newberry, Reporter

April 8, 2020

The beginning of the 2020 was a normal start for most high school students. They were preparing for spring ...

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...

Students use a variety of devices to access the internet. Comcast internet service extends free or reduced offer to families with students without internet access at home during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Lack of technology can burden students without resources

March 31, 2020

The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak has had quite an effect on people of the world. The pandemic has ...

District closed due to COVID-19 pandemic

Dimly lit, Ms. Bridget Eischeid's English classroom sits vacant. The Fort Osage School District has closed all schools through April 24 in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Story by Cali Roberts, Reporter

March 27, 2020

Fort Osage School District cancelled classes through Apr. 24 following Blue Springs,  Independence an...

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