The Pony Express

Nutrition remains top priority for district as COVID-19 pandemic occurs

Nutrition staff at the high school prepare for families to pick up free meals. They have remained a source of positivity and support during this unprecedented time.

Kathleen Pothen, Copy Editor

March 15, 2020

The echoing cafeteria has been silent for the past month. The large lunch tables are folded up indefinitely. No lines for food wind through the serving stations. All the students that once frequented this space are home. Even as the cafeteria remains empty, the nutrition department has adapted rapidly ...

Local resident’s death serves as a reminder to avoid distracted driving

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Arieanna Junghans, Social Media Editor

May 5, 2018

On Feb. 27, Rob Bursik was waiting patiently at a red light when a semi truck rammed into him, causing the car to completely morph into a ball. The driver of the semi was on his phone, for what was recorded as more than 8 seconds, and hit Bursik’s car at 63 miles per hour. “My Uncle Rob was always the life of our family. He was designated QB at every family event and made sure ...

Administrators update cell phone regulation policy

Administrators update cell phone regulation policy

Levi Gregg, Copy Editor

October 21, 2017

High school administrators enacted the updated cell phone policy to formally differentiate cell phones from "nuisance items"; however, stricter guidelines raise concern in some teachers over the potential banning of cell phones from the high school. This fall, the high school implemented the first stand...

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