The beginning of Broken Arrow

At HR, Josh Chadwick, security specialist,has started Broken Arrow, a non-profit organization to help veterans. “At first, my sister wanted to just do PTSD help, but I wanted to focus on more. I wanted to focus on every problem a vet could have,” Chadwick said.   According to the Broken Arrow website, Jessica Crisp, CEO…

Students save lives at Bonfils Blood Drive

  On January 26th, the National Honors Society annual Bonfils Blood Drive took place in the HR wrestling room. Students eligible to donate blood helped save lives and encouraged other students to do the same.   Bonfils Blood Drive originated in 1943; Dr. Osgoode Philpott and Helen G. Bonfils recognized a need for a local…

Walking with a heavy heart

  The Out of Darkness Walk has been going on for 10 years. It was started by a parent after her son committed suicide. For the second year in a row, the walk happened at Coors Field because it has become such a large event.    Shannon Wessels, consumer and family studies teacher at HR,…

Mrs. Berry’s Presidential award

  Heather Berry, environmental science teacher, was recently recognized at the White House and given the Presidential Innovation Award for environmental science. She was one of ten teachers to win the award and one of 18 teachers to be recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).   Berry has taught AP environmental science here at…

Friday night lights: new change

  Major changes are happening for the 2016-2017 football season.  Next season instead of playing the other Highlands Ranch schools, HR will now follow a waterfall alignment as a Class 5A team, playing at a higher level. “There would be seven conferences in 5A. We’ll play Valor, Fort Carson, Lakewood, Legend, and Poudre,” Bruce Wright,…

FCCLA members’ hard work pays off

  On Saturday April 2 and Sunday April 3, members from FCCLA competed in a State Leadership Conference.  FCCLA leader, Alyssa Wayman said, “While attending the FCCLA State Leadership Conference, members will have the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision making, and interpersonal communication…

Chicks running with sticks

   Girls from Highlands Ranch, ThunderRidge, Rock Canyon, and Mountain Vista all come together to form varsity and junior varsity lacrosse teams. Since there aren’t enough girls from each school to have their own teams, they all have to come together from the four different schools to create two teams. Instead of these high schools…