Most schools have to pay to have an online school newspaper website. The cost isn't as much as printing the news, but it'll set most districts back around $500. Mr. Jaeger, however, provided and hosted this site free of charge to Menomonee Falls High School. If you want to find out more about Mr. Jaeger's online endeavors, check out his Passive Ninja page. 

Besides designing and using Google Sites for his own classes and department, Mr. Jaeger also designed a student portfolio template and templates for teacher pages for the district. 

The always popular Thassophobia Read In is currently being planned. Acts are still needed in order to make sure the show is a success. Sign up for acts has been extended until Wednesday, March 26th. However, students who sign up must be able to audition by Thursday, March 3rd. The audition can be done after school in Room 144 or by bringing in a video. 

The show will take place on March 11th during most of the school day: 2nd - 4th hours; 6th - 8th hours. 

With a smaller group signed up, more students may get the chance to perform multiple hours, which has not been the case in recent years. Thassophobia does not turn anyone away. However, priority is given to those who sign up on time, those who perform poetry (or read), and those who demonstrate through the audition that they are ready to impress the audience. 

by Jerry M

Friday afternoon president Obama spoke at a press conference in The White House. On the topic of national security. Media outlets report the National Security Agency collects 200 million text messages daily.  “The reforms I am proposing should give the American people greater confidence that their rights are being protected, even as our intelligence and law enforcement agencies maintain the tools they need to keep us safe," he said.


Said Obama concluding his speech, “Follow me on Twitter, though!”

Is old news good news? 

Is it even news at all? 

The news writing team will be archiving old news articles. Here's a recent sample from 1995. Look for friends and relatives. 

New staff members at MFHS were asked questions in order for us to get to know them better. Smoke Signals will show the answers to the questions until a full story is written by a student Newswriting club member (this could be you).