Its Raining Dubs

Lansing Varsity football’s offense lines up to run a play against the Basehor Bobcats. Throughout the rainy drizzle, Lansing came out victorious 14-13. It seems as if the boys hard work is starting to pay off.

The Varsity Football Team defeated the Basehor Bobcats at their first home game on Friday, September 7. The Lions played very well through the continuous rain and ended up victorious. Junior, Luke Schneider, scored the final touchdown in the fourth quarter, putting the Lions ahead 14-13. “It felt good to end up with a win because Lansing usually gives up, but we stayed in it and the results were positive,” said senior Captain, Konner McQuillan. The support that the Lions received from the student section was beyond amazing. The spirit they had showed what being Lion is all about. It may have been cold and rainy, yet everyone persevered through.

On Thursday, September 13 the Lions took on Shawnee Mission South and unfortunately lost 27-0. “We just looked slow and out of it, kind of like no one wanted to be there,” said McQuillan. Yet, the Lions have a chance to redeem themselves this Friday, September 21, at home! If the Lions receive the same support and play with the same heart as when they played the Bobcats, a win can be seen in their future.

Yearbook Orders

Yearbooks are now available for purchase! The prices are as follow: Now through October 8- $50 per book, October 9 through the 31- $55 per book, November 1 through may 17- $65 per book. For more information contact Mrs. Ashford: Ginger.ashford@usd469.net or go to yearbookordercenter.com. 

SENIOR ADS

Seniors!!!! With your last year of high school coming to a close, how do you want to be remembered? Senior Ads are now available for purchase. Now through September 30 the prices are as follow: Full(8-10 pictures and a message) $200, Half(4-6 pictures and a message)$128, A Fourth(3-4 pictures and a short message)$88, An Eighth( 1-2 pictures and a short message)$68. From September 30 through January 14 prices are as follow: Full(8-10 pictures and a message) $250, Half(4-6 pictures and a message)$160, A Fourth(3-4 pictures and a short message)$110, An Eighth( 1-2 pictures and a short message)$85. It is better to buy them sooner rather than later! Contact Mrs. Ashford for more details: Ginger.ashford@usd469.net or in Room 2204.

Throughout the Week

A New Year, New Face

With the new school year in session many new faces can be found throughout the building. Mr. Rob McKim, the new principal, is one of those new faces. It is clear to see that this school year is going to have a few big changes.

Its no  shocker that McKim was hit with dress code question within the first week of school starting. “Changes will depend upon the staff and students. I am willing to listen to changes concerning the dress code and homework policy, but for now nothing nothing is changing,” said McKim. “Changes will be put in in place based on the learning environment and what is best for the school. We will look at other schools as an administration and do what it takes to better the school.”

After speaking with McKim and asking him a few questions it is clear that he has a bright future in mind for the school. His goals and visions came across very strong. Taking the principal job here was a big step up, seeing that he previously worked at  small 4a school in Baldwin, Kansas. He saw a great opportunity and took it as soon as he could, “I knew it would take something special and Lansing had that something special that I wanted.” It was not just the high school that caught his attention but the community as well. “I had already heard good things about the school and the community which made me want the job even more,” said McKim.

First days can be rough and even a little overwhelming, but according to McKim the first day back went very well and surpassed his standards. “The kids were good and showed their school spirit.” Aside from the student body as a whole, the class of 2019 will be graduating this year and McKim is vey impressed by the senior class. “The seniors help a ton with iPad checkout and made the whole process so much easier. Having a good group of kids makes it so much easier to do your job and it always makes things throughout the building to run smoothly,” said McKim.

McKim’s message to the students for the year is, “Be diligent, have fun, be nice, and GO LIONS! Let’s make this year something special.”