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The online home of the Central Focus

The online home of the Central Focus

Kayla Reyes

Kayla Reyes, Paper Editor-In-Chief

Kayla Reyes is a junior and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Central Focus. Outside of newspaper, she takes part in speech and debate, cross country, and track. She’s excited to continue working on the paper and help staff to create an awesome publication this year.


All content by Kayla Reyes
A dead phone sits plugged into a charger. The phone represents mental health, which must stay energized to keep a person from mentally crashing.

Battling Low Battery

April 26, 2021
A Year of COVID-19

A Year of COVID-19

January 21, 2021
An IPhone displays an Instagram feed from June 2, 2020-- Blackout Tuesday. Supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement posted black squares to show their solidarity for Black people in a time of racial injustice.

Artificial Activism

November 20, 2020

[Photo] Eyes Wide Open

November 20, 2020
Kayla Reyes

Kayla Reyes

May 19, 2020
“Mr. Moneybags” greedily grasps a bag of cash. Similarly, the College Board takes as much money from students as possible, doing everything from overcharging students in the first place to instituting fees for students who don’t have the financial resources to pay for exams in November.

College Board Con

April 27, 2020
A phone is being powered off. Taking time away from your phone provides many benefits.

Power Off

January 5, 2020
INTENSE ON THE ICE: O’Leary’s passion for hockey keeps her focused on the game. She’s built her skill set over the 11 years she’s been playing.

Moving for the Blues

November 27, 2019
A pie set out on a table ready for people to enjoy. Pies are a delicious way to bring fall festivities into parties and other get-togethers.

[Photo] Fall Festivities

November 26, 2019
JAM SESSION: Alli Rush plays a song on her guitar for her English class, much to her classmates delight. Rush brought her guitar to school for extra credit on a Spanish assignment and played for her other classes as well.

[Photo] In a Rush

November 25, 2019
Junior Lexi Pearson spikes the ball, earning a point for the Spartans. Despite this daring play, and many other like it, the Spartans ultimately lost to Nixa.

Spiking Through Loss

November 8, 2019

Living Sustainably

October 22, 2019
A varsity Spartan hits a ball at the game against FWZ. The Spartans won 3-2

Approaching the End

October 1, 2019
Delayed first day

Delayed first day

August 28, 2019
Mr. Schott informing students about the fine art of journalism

Mr. Schott

May 7, 2019

Chosen family

April 11, 2019
Varsity basketball played St. Charles High last Wednesday. With districts approaching, this game was a good indicator of how theyll perform.

Heading into districts

February 25, 2019
INTERACTIVE LEARNING: Cheyenne Morris engages in her daily activity for the Health Occupations program, praticing putting bedding in and around her classmate. Students enrolled in the Health Sciences programs at Lewis and Clark learn all the essentials of taking care of patients, giving them vital skills for their future careers.

A hands-on approach

February 25, 2019
The varsity boys basketball team congratulate each other as they score at their game. The team secured a win against Howell North with a score of 61-48.

Victory for the spartans

February 11, 2019
A deadly trend

A deadly trend

February 11, 2019
The varsity boys basketball team listens to a pep talk from their coach. The team took home a loss of 48-50 in the first game of the Washington Tournament. PHOTO BY NJ Heckenkamp.

A disappointing loss

January 9, 2019
Callie Bratsch worked hard perfecting a dance routine. Bratsch spends long hours at hard practices to nail each routine.

Driven by ambition

November 10, 2018
Boys swim competed in GACs. Some boys qualified for State and are anxious for what it holds.

Coming to the end

November 2, 2018
This photo was taken the night when the swim team members shaved their head. The after photo is shown here.

Shaving for swim

October 30, 2018
Adam Decker has been on swim for three years. Decker enjoys Swim and has grown significantly since starting.

Q & A with Adam Decker

October 30, 2018
The Swim Team competed in the Jaguar Invitational this weekend. The members feel the team bonded at this event.

Bonding in the water

October 12, 2018
Colin Williams qualified with a time of 56.99 in the 100 meter backstroke. The Ozark Invitational (September 8th) was successful for Colin and the rest of his team as well.

Swimming to state

September 24, 2018
Swimmer Michael Yu poses for a headshot after giving an interview on whats new with Boys Swim.

Pressure in the pool

September 7, 2018
Freshly baked cookies assorted deliciously. This dessert is a rich and indulgent treat.

Top 5 desserts

September 6, 2018
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