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New Members Added to Student Council

Bennett Krohne, Sports Editor

October 8, 2020

Student Council acquired a new set of officers for the new school year. This year’s Student Council president is Bryleigh Prest. Her vice president is Zoe Todd. The treasurer is Amy Koch, and the secretary is Chloe Kraus. T...

NHS announces new officers.

Raegan Luechtefeld, Staff Writer

October 8, 2020

At the beginning of the school year, elections for National Honor Society were held. This year's NHS President is Bella Auer with Bryleigh Prest as her Vice President. Jordyn Curtis was elected Secretary and Charlee Shubert i...

FFA Officer Elections Complete

Raegan Luechtefeld, Staff Writer

October 8, 2020

On August 31 elections were held to elect new officers for the FFA. This year's President is Nathan Lintker with Caleb Unverfehrt as his Vice President. Mason Meyer was elected Secretary, Garrett Green is Treasurer, Hunter Gran...

OHS is now 1:1 with the addition of Chromebooks

Lydia Luechtefeld, Staff Writer

October 8, 2020

The start of school has rolled around again, but this year is a bit different. Schools across America are forced to go to remote learning because of Covid-19. Okawville Jr/Sr. High School has taken a different approach to learning...

New Year Means New Leaders

Hannah Miller, Staff Writer

October 8, 2020

Every new school year means that classes have to vote for new leaders to represent their class. People sign up to be added to the ballot for each grade. Then students from their grade find a day to vote for who they think will...

Remote Plans ready if needed

Jared Juenger, Asst. Editor

October 7, 2020

Both sides of the school here at Okawville have been doing a fantastic job social distancing and staying safe.  The teachers and staff influence the three Ws, Wash your hands, Watch your distance, and Wear your mask.  However, ...

Drama Club refuses to stop singing!

Megan Rennegarbe, Features Editor

October 7, 2020

After the disappointment of the Drama Club's first ever musical “Mamma Mia” never being shown, the Drama Club planned to pick it right back up. They are planning on doing yet another musical! The first round of show selections began on...

ACES team takes 2nd at Sectionals

Ashley Langenstein, Senior Staff Writer

March 19, 2020

This year, the Sectional Competition for the Academic Challenge for Engineering and Science team was held at South Western Illinois College on March 6. Okawville’s ACES team won first place at sectionals and just won second ...

Journalism programs attend SISPA Winter Conference

Macie Staley, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

The Okawville Timepiece and LaunchPad staffs along with the junior high yearbook staff went to Southern Illiniois University of Carbondale for the Southern Illinois School Press Association Winter Conference on February 26, 2020...

Tickets on sale for Mamma Mia

Megan Rennegarbe, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

The school’s first musical production, Mamma Mia, is coming up quickly and tickets are officially on sale. The tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. If you would like a ticket in advance, contact Amy Welch, a member of ...