Panther Tales

Marching at WAC

Marching at WAC

Sayler Peplinski, Writer

October 26, 2016


Filed under News, Spotlight

Last Tuesday, the Great Bend high school competed in WAC which is what they waited for since late August. After all the marching bands played across the field, the drum lines from each school came onto the field and played their cadences. The end of WAC consisted of all of bands finding out what place...

Teacher of the week: Mrs. Moore

Teacher of the week: Mrs. Moore

Caitlin Schmitt, Editor/Writer

October 14, 2016


Filed under Spotlight, Student Life

Last Friday the second poll was put out for the students of GBHS to choose which of the next six randomly selected teachers they thought were the best, or which deserved to be teacher of the week. Last weeks options were Mr. Specht, Mr. Botzung, Mrs. Moore, and Mrs. Pfannestiel. The winner for last weeks teach...

Teacher of the Week: Bentley

Teacher of the Week: Bentley

Caitlin Schmitt, Editor/Writer

October 7, 2016


Filed under Spotlight, Student Life

Last Thursday a poll was put out for the students of GBHS to choose which of the six randomly selected teachers they thought were the best, or which deserved to be teacher of the week. Last weeks option were Mrs. Mulch, Mr. Foster, Mr. Hoff, Mr. Broekleman, Mrs. Batman, and Mrs. Bentley. The winner is...

The games must go on: Football

The games must go on: Football

Caitlin Schmitt, Editor/Writer

September 22, 2016


Filed under Sports, Spotlight, Uncategorized

As most students and staff know, at the end of last year, our football coaches Tyler Manwarren and Tony Crough moved on from Great Bend High School and their coaching positions. Although the two coaches will be dearly missed, the games must go on. This year we’re introducing Mr. Cody Carlson, and Mr. Erin ...

Get to know the 2016 Homecoming Candidates

Get to know the 2016 Homecoming Candidates

Sayler Peplinski, Writer

September 22, 2016


Filed under Spotlight, Student Life

Ashtin Heath        Activities: Cheerleading, Forensics, Debate, Pep Club,NHS , World Language Club, National Speech and Debate Association, International Thespians Society Favorite Movie: All the Harry Potter Movies Favorite Restaurant: Chick-fil-A Favorite Part of the Sch...

A reunion through the eyes of an alumni

A reunion through the eyes of an alumni

Caitlin Schmitt, Editor/Writer

September 12, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Spotlight

Saturday, September 3rd marked the return of the graduated classes from ‘91 and ‘96 to the Jack Kilby square. The plans were simple: gather graduated classmates and their children, ask a small group of the graduates to perform, provide bouncy houses for the children, raffle some prizes out, and ba...

Spotlight Staff: Katie Homolka

Spotlight Staff: Katie Homolka

Caitlin Schmitt, Writer

May 17, 2016


Filed under Spotlight

Most students and staff at Great Bend High School know who she is. She teaches P.E., cardio, and health. She is also a coach for track and she coordinates the concessions. Some may say she’s a tough teacher, some may say she’s great. As someone that’s taken her Health class and watched her teach car...

Spotlight Staff: Ms. Emily Mulch

Spotlight Staff: Ms. Emily Mulch

Caitlin Schmitt

May 16, 2016


Filed under Spotlight

You’ve most likely been to our school library to do one of the following: Get a book for English, went as a class, went to PEP, a meeting for a sport/club, to study with a teacher... etc. If you don’t live under a rock and have done any of the above, you’ve guaranteed met the ‘library goddess’! ...

Views from GBHS

Views from GBHS

Abby Stiner, Editor/Writer

May 6, 2016


Filed under Spotlight

My time at Great Bend High School has brought many memories, good and bad. Freshman year, the seniors at the time told me that high school would fly by. At the time, I thought they were kidding, but I came to find out it was true. My four years were a blur of homework, practices, and work. In between ...

Spotlight Staff: Kay Burns

Spotlight Staff:  Kay Burns

Caitlin Schmitt, Writer

April 21, 2016


Filed under Spotlight

For those who don’t know, Kay Burns is a woman that makes very many things happen. Mrs. Burns is a registrar which under dictionary definition means an official responsible for keeping a register of official records. She juggles maintenance of student records/information, enrollment of new students, wit...

Seniors’ Plans for the Future

Seniors’ Plans for the Future

Abby Stiner, Editor/Writer

April 13, 2016


Filed under Panther Success, Spotlight

As the end of school year is approaching, seniors have their plans for next year on their minds. These are some of the Class of 2016’s plans for the future: Brittani Weers: Complete Advanced Individual Training for the Army National Guard in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri Bethany Reiser: Go to Ba...

Spotlight Staff: Paraprofessionals (Paras)

Spotlight Staff: Paraprofessionals (Paras)

Caitlin Schmitt

April 12, 2016


Filed under Spotlight

Paraprofessionals by definition are individuals to whom a particular aspect of a professional task is delegated but who is not licensed to practice as a fully qualified professional. Here at the high school we have 19 paras: Crystal Marzolf, Donna Becker, Lisa Daniels, Josh McAllister, Monica Ringering...

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