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The Drummers of GBHS

The Drummers of GBHS

Sayler Peplinski, Editor

October 18, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Clubs & Activities, Showcase, Spotlight, Student Life

In the issue of the 1985 Panther Tales an article speaks of how well known and heard percussion is in the halls of GBHS. This still has not changed with the crowds cheering every time the Great Bend High School Drumline finishes their feature: What Shall We Do. This is the first year that the Drumline...

JAG-K: America’s Future

JAG-K: America’s Future

Rossiel Reyes, Reporter

October 17, 2017


Filed under Clubs & Activities, Panther Success, Showcase, Student Life

JAG-K stands for Jobs for America’s Graduates- Kansas. This non-profit organization helps prepare students with multiple barriers to success. Specifically, JAG- K prepares students for postsecondary education or entering the workforce directly. This year, Great Bend High School has decided to add this organ...

Mentoring the Future

Mentoring the Future

Sayler Peplinski, Reporter

September 28, 2017


Filed under Clubs & Activities, Showcase

Last week many students were seen wearing light blue shirts with the words America's Promise on them and they were asked what that was. Ema Millard said, “America's Promise is an amazing opportunity for kids who may not have very much to go out into the community and do things they may not always get...

The Advisory Crisis

The Advisory Crisis

Rossiel Reyes, Reporter

September 28, 2017


Filed under Clubs & Activities, Showcase, Student Life

For the 2017-2018 school year the Great Bend High School administration has decided to prohibit advisory time to be used for club meetings. For many club sponsors and club presidents this new implementation seems like a hard hit to member involvement because now, without in-school meetings, not all stu...

Get Involved!

Get Involved!

Edith Solorzano, Reporter

September 19, 2017


Filed under Clubs & Activities, Showcase, Student Life

Clubs and organizations can beneficial to students. They help us students create new friends, strengthen leadership, and build up communication skills. Here at our school we have many clubs like El Sol, FBLA, FFA, Kayettes, and many others that can be beneficiary to not only freshman, but to all students....

New Year, New Panther Tales

New Year, New Panther Tales

Sayler Peplinski, Reporter

September 1, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Clubs & Activities, News, Spotlight, Student Life

Welcome back Panthers to another exciting year at GBHS! This years newspaper staff has undergone changes to help us improve and give the Panther Tales an all new image. From a staff of three to a staff of six the year is already looking up. We have moved rooms, and have added new people to our staff...

Before the Big Show

Before the Big Show

Sayler Peplinski, Writer

May 10, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Clubs & Activities, Showcase

Hours of practice are occurring and dances are receiving their final touches for the annual variety show. The variety show consists of skits, dances, and songs being sung and played. The variety show also features songs played by the Jazz Band. These songs the jazz band have been practicing for months...

GBHS Vocational Tech Club races in Beloit

GBHS Vocational Tech Club races in Beloit

Savanna Purl, Reporter

April 28, 2017


Filed under Clubs & Activities

GREAT BEND - Travis Straub, GBHS Vocational Technology Club advisor, and his students went to a VTC race April 13 in Beloit. It was the second time GBHS participated in the race.  Two cars were entered and placed seventh in the solar class and 12th in the standard class. The vehicles were compl...

FBLA dominate at state!

FBLA dominate at state!

Caitlin Schmitt, Writer

April 18, 2017


Filed under Clubs & Activities, Student Life

April 29th through April 31st, twenty members of the GBHS “Future Business Leaders of America” team drove to Topeka, Kansas to compete at state. Of the twenty that attended and competed, seven members qualified in the top three placements of their competition, which means they have to choice to mo...

GBHS students excel at Vortex; Journalism students learn life skills

GBHS students excel at Vortex; Journalism students learn life skills

Eighth Hour Journalism Class, Reporter

April 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Clubs & Activities, Student Life

GREAT BEND - Interesting things happen every day at Great Bend High School. Mrs. Harmon’s eighth hour journalism took the halls April 4 to nose out news. “We were looking for news when we stumbled upon Mr. Hutchinson’s class,” said Blake Stegman, student journalist. “We were able to interview h...

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