Back to School
By: Brynlee Bastian
School is back in session and in full swing! For the first day of the school, the Student Council held a welcome back assembly! This assembly introduced the staff of Malad High as well as the new students, including the Freshmen and foreign exchange students. The Dragonettes performed a dance that they learned at their dance camp this summer. Our cheer team performed, and taught the students two new cheers that our students will be using to support our Dragons! The students played a game called Students and Teachers. Essentially, the game was Ships and Sailors but with a Malad High twist. This game helped the students learn the ways of Malad High School and show school spirit! On Thursday morning the Student Council came in early, and made pancakes for the students and teachers, to congratulate the students on making it through the first week of school! There was music playing, pancakes flipping, and students smiling. Tori Green the Student Council advisor said,“I’m excited for this year, our Student Council has some fun ideas to promote school unity and spirit. This first week they did amazing and the students had a great time!” Overall, the first week of school was a hit. We can’t wait to have a great school year!
By: Purity Miller
The Health Occupations Students of America student officers for the 2023-2024 school year are as follows, President: Bayli Nesbit, Vice President: Emma Bird, Secretary: Purity Miller, and our Class Representative: Tanner Howard. On Thursday, the HOSA officers met students in the student parking lot to introduce HOSA and our activities to the students. The HOSA Ofiicers brought out the ambulance and handed out candy and sign up papers for HOSA. To quote Emma Bird, HOSA’s Vice President, “I hope that our opening made HOSA a more known club to the students.” HOSA is planning many fun activities for this year and we are excited to share every one of them with you.
First FCCLA Chapter Officer Meeting
By: Aubree Palmer
After a long summer of fundraising, traveling, and preparing, officers of the Malad Chapter FCCLA rallied together on August 23rd to make this year the best yet! Every officer was present and excited to project new ideas for fundraising, activities, and opportunities to recognize those participants who attended nationals. Together, Aubree Palmer (President), Mackenzie Leckie (Vice President), Aubrey Corbett (Secretary), Cora Asay (Vice President of Star Events), Paige Willson (Public Representative), and Brittania Butler (Vice President of Community Service) also prepped for the opening social Wednesday, August 30th. Keeping with the standard values of FCCLA, they plan to uphold one of the main beliefs of their creed. In this, they are preparing to be, “Builders of homes. Homes for America's future.” The Family Career and Community Leaders of America Malad Chapter hopes to see new and old faces as they kick off this new school year with a bang!
By: Kaitlyn Pickett
One of the clubs Malad High School offers is the Dungeons and Dragons club. Mr. Crossley is the teacher who started it and oversees the meetings. Member count is unknown until they have their meeting Wednesday, September 6th after school. Mr. Crossley hopes that they can have a president in charge of the club and someone who is in charge of getting the information out. The meetings cater to the member’s availability. “We had groups where one met every Thursday, and another once a month,” Crossley says. For students interested in joining, it is $30. This will pay for things like “Player’s Handbook”, dice, and other amenities a member may need for their journeys in Dungeons and Dragons.
By: Tanna Butler and Lea Dore
Braxton Kaufman, our student spotlight of the week, is a freshman at Malad High School. He was chosen by Mrs. Anderson for his outstanding kindness toward one of his peers. She said that, “he is the first one to go and ask him to work together, he helps him, and googles all the answers for him…he’s just really helpful”. High school really helped him mature and be more helpful towards his fellow classmates, he certainly learned to step into the spotlight. Braxton wants his classmate to feel included in class and in groups activities, he said that, “He is a slower learner which makes less people want to have him in their group,” but our student spotlight doesn’t want to make any difference towards him or make him feel left out.
So let’s just all have the same mindset as Braxton towards our classmates!
By: Olivia Nelson, Tylee Wright and Purity Miller
Our Malad Lady Dragons had a great week of wins. They started off the week against Marsh Valley Eagles on Tuesday August 29th. The C-Team won in two sets, the last set being 4-25 for Malad. The Junior Varsity team won in two sets, the last set was 18-25 for Malad. The Varsity team won all three sets, the last set being 14-25 for Malad. On Thursday the 31st the Malad Dragons played Mountain Crest Mustangs. The C-Team had a rough start but came back and won in three sets, the final score of the third set being 10-15. JV fought hard but lost in three. Varsity won in three sets, the final score being 17-25 for us.
During the final varsity game, Mikell Keetch had an amazing save. Diving across the floor, getting a pancake which is a one-handed dive to keep the ball alive and scoring us a point. Brynnlee Jones Varsity player said, “The team played with great fire, and good energy.”
The Malad Volleyball Team has no upcoming games this week, but this Friday and Saturday the JV and Varsity teams have a tournament in Star Valley hoping for some wins.
Homecoming Week Schedule
By Katie Coatney and Emree Hanks
• Penny Wars: Throughout the week lead by FCCLA
• Monday - Assembly Schedule - Senior Sunrise 6:15
Dress up -Throwback
Seniors - 70’s
Juniors - 60’s
Sophomores - 90’s
Freshmen - 80’s
School Activity- Tough Puff
Night Activity Drive In Party 7-9
Work on floats
• Tuesday - Assembly Schedule
Soccer w/ Snake River
Dress up- Country vs Country Club
School Activity - Outside relay games
Road Painting After School! - Booster club will buy the paint
Night Activity -Powder Puff (girls football)
Work on floats
• Wednesday - Assembly Schedule
Freshmen Football w/ Grace
VB w/ Aberdeen
Class Posters due Wednesday Morning!
Dress up- Dress the first letter of your name
School Activity - Boys soccer - 8 boys & Army Obstacle course
Night Activity - Bonfire
• Thursday - Spirit Bowl assembly schedule and 4th hour.
XC @ West Side
Soccer @ Aberdeen
VB @ West Side
Dress up - Class Color Sr - Black, Jr -White Soph - Silver, Freshmen - Orange
School Activity- (4th & 5th hour) Spirit Bowl
Night Activity -Work on floats
Sophomores- Ag shop
Freshmen- Jacaways shop
Booster Tailgate after the parade
FB w/ West Jefferson
Face painting - Art Club
• Saturday - Dance
New App for School
By: Rebecca McCracken and Paisley Smith
Oneida School District has a new app! This app covers Malad High School, Malad Middle School, Malad Elementary, Stone Elementary, and the Idaho Home Learning Academy’s news, events, documents, staff, alerts, and dining. You can find the app in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.