AMP test starts next week

By Haley Hanna
Staff Writer

It’s that time of the year – testing time.
Freshmen and sophomores will be taking the Alaska Measures of Progress (AMP) exam April 1-10. Students will take four English tests Wednesday through Monday along with four math tests starting on the following Tuesday through Friday. The tests will take place in two computer labs and students should bring headphones if they have them.
Counselor Mr. McClory has been working frantically to make sure the school is prepared for the exam that is replacing HSGQE’s.
“It’s never been implemented before, it’s brand new and all online,” Mr. McClory said. “It’s designed to help measure how students are doing.”
Because the HSGQE has been discontinued, some upperclassmen are upset after being encouraged to take it seriously and do their best.
Junior Leif Svenson said he was excited at the possibility of having a week off while underclassmen took the test he had to take the previous year.
“It’s just frustrating. Last year we were looking forward to not having to come to school during testing.”

Girls 5th, boys 6th at state

By Jake Stout and Leif Svenson

Kayhi girls started the state tournament with an 58-56 double overtime win over East in first round. Eliah Anderson hit a game winning jumper at the buzzer to win it.
Then the Lady Kings had a rough patch against Dimond 70-46 and lost in OT for the 3rd place game against Colony 53-48. The Lady Kings finished 5th at state and received the sportsmanship award.

The Kayhi Kings had a close game vs East but fell short 75-68. The boys team won their first consolation match against Wasilla 67-61, but was then defeated by West Valley 63-56 in the 4th place game. The Kings took 6th at state.
Mo and Lexi All-Tournament team

Matthew Standley- 3 point contest winner

Coach Stockhausen – Coach of the year

Parent teacher representation down this spring

By Connor Bird
Staff Writer

The number of students represented at the parent teacher conferences, dropped 13% from the total in the fall.
Last Fall, 217 students were represented on the first night, and 146 on the next; totaling a 58% representation of the 616 student enrollment. Also, the school used the new Powerschool system which sent out an automated message to every family, rather than relying on a mail based notification.
This Spring, the total attendance was lower, as expected, with 172 students represented on Tuesday and 97 on Wednesday.
The total number represented was 269 out of a total enrollment of 591, meaning a 45% representation.
Front desk Secretary, Mrs. Richardson said, “lower attendance in Spring is typical.”

Kayhi preps for state

Fresh off a sweep of the Region V titles, the boys and girls basketball teams are focused on preparing for the state tournament next week. The tournament will kick off on Thursday and go throughout Saturday The Kings will tip-off their first game against the maxpreps No.2 ranked East Anchorage Thunderbirds. Led by Senior Captain Desmond Johnson (19.9 points per game) East Anchorage has gone 3-0 against common opponents Lathrop, Juneau-Douglas, Mt. Edgecumbe. Kayhi went 5-3 against those three foes. The Thunderbirds have an impressive overall record of 20-7 and are cruising on an 8-game win streak after winning their region. The Kings have an overall record of 17-9 and have caught fire lately going 11 for 13 and are also riding an 8-game win streak after starting the year 6-7. – Leif Svenson

The Lady Kings will face off against maxpreps No. 2 East Anchorage (23-1) on Thursday at 3:30.  Kayhi is 21-7 going into the state tournament after an intense region tournament.  This is the second year in a row that the Lady Kings will attend the state tournament.  The Kings placed 7th last year at state. – Jake Stout

Varela takes gold at state ACDC meet

 

Kayhi ACDC poses with their team medals after the state meet.
Kayhi ACDC poses with their team medals after the state meet.

 

By Haley Hanna
Staff Writer

Kayhi’s ACDC team placed in four categories at the state competition in Anchorage last month. In the interview category senior Tommy Varela won gold, and senior Carly Royer won bronze. In the social science category junior Liz Vossen took silver. The team placed third in the super quiz.
ACDC coach Peter Stanton  said he was happy with the performance and looks forward to next year.
“Juneau did better than they have ever done and we were kind of in the middle of the pack,” Stanton said. “I’m very enthusiastic about next year, a lot of good students will be returning.”
Karly Blair and Carly Royer are the ACDC team co-captains and they said the team did its best.
“There’s always room for improvement,” said Royer. “Next year people will get more into it and we were more focused this year than we were last year.”
There were a total of seventeen teams from all over Alaska and our team competed in 10 different categories.

Kings sweep Region v

Junior Mo Bullock scores two points against Thunder Mountain.
Junior Mo Bullock scores two points against Thunder Mountain.           JADE HODNE

The Lady Kings avenged Friday nights loss to beat Thunder Mountain 68-62 in overtime  to take first in Region V Tournament. Charley Edwardson led Kayhi with 26 points on Saturday night. This is the second year in a row that the Lady Kings have won the Region V Tournament.

The Kings went undefeated in the Region V Tournament last week against Thunder Mountain to win the title.  The first game Kayhi won 60-57 in double overtime against the Falcons.  In the championship game Friday, the Kings jumped out to an early lead and won 75-56.
It had been 10 years since the Kayhi boys basketball team had won a region title and Coach Stockhausen first time ever.

All-Tourney:
Eliah Anderson
Alexis Biggerstaff
Felicia Rauro

Mo Bullock
Alex Pihl
Jason James

Both teams will be heading to compete in the state tournament next week (2/17).

Metlakatla (2A), Sitka (3A) claim Region v titles

2A
Metlakatla won both Championship match ups with Craig to sweep the 2A titles. The girls won 52-33 and the boys took down the top-seeded Panthers 52-47.

3A
Sitka beat Mt. Edgecumbe on a pair of last second free throws to claim the 3A title 43-41.
The Sitka girls punched their ticket to state  by opening the game on a 15-2 run and holding off Petersburg 49-39.

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