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  • Virtual education will begin on Monday, March 30, 2020 for all students in grades 7-12 for all courses.

Students, teachers handle switch to online classes

Students, teachers handle switch to online classes

Paris Lawson, Reporter

April 3, 2020

School has been closed since March 16 with an original return date of April 6 due to the Covid-19 virus. Now, it is not supposed to resume until at least April 30 under Governor Tom Wolf’s newest order. Since this is a long lapse of time out of physical classes, the junior high and high school have ...

Junior high to become middle school

Junior high to become middle school

Mykenzi Doran, Reporter

March 6, 2020

On March 13, the fifth and sixth grade classes in every elementary school will tour the current  junior high in preparation for next year. Being one of the last schools in the area to convert from a junior high to a middle school, many people have hopes for this new school.  “I hope the student...

Connecting with community with volunteering

Connecting with community with volunteering

Paris Lawson

March 3, 2020

The National Junior Honor Society works to complete volunteer hours as part of being in the organization. It is a requirement to join the organization itself. “Honor Society is an organization that sets forth the principles of leadership, service, character and citizenship. Those are the componen...

FOR High Five Day encourages great day

FOR High Five Day encourages great day

Eli Costanzo, Reporter

March 3, 2020

Friends of Rachel (FOR) encourages others to do good.  Out of the multiple ideas developed by the FOR community, an active school event called High Five Day occurs periodically at the start of the school day.  High Five day is created for the purpose of giving students a morale boost before the s...

News Brief: Frozen Jr. underway as spring musical

News Brief:  Frozen Jr. underway as spring musical

Paris Lawson, Reporter

March 1, 2020

Frozen Jr. has been selected as the play for this year's upcoming spring musical. This production will be put on by the drama club on two different dates after school. “All our hard work and dedication will eventually come through, and the play is coming together. We’re excited to see how the play t...

Frozen show to storm auditorium

Frozen show to storm auditorium

Sufana Hamid, Reporter

February 27, 2020

On March 6 and 7  “Frozen” show is set to be performed in the auditorium. The students will perform a musical show for three nights in a row to gather people who would like to see "Frozen" with some new features.  “I think people who love and watch Disney, watched the first Frozen movie or wh...

News Brief: Harrington’s class to study Shakespeare

News Brief:  Harrington’s class to study Shakespeare

Sufana Hamid, Reporter

February 18, 2020

Keri Harrington’s class will be reading “Romeo and Juliet” on Tuesday Feb. 18. Students will experience reading old English. They will read one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays.  “We’re very excited to experience Shakespeare's world and language,” English teacher Harrington said....

News Brief: Ninth grade sweetheart kick-off

News Brief:  Ninth grade sweetheart kick-off

Danielle Bardelang, Reporter

February 14, 2020

Ninth grade is currently preparing for their annual sweetheart dance that will be held on Friday Feb. 21 from 7-9 p.m. “The Sweethearts is going to be an amazing experience; seeing all the people I grew up going to school with at our first high school dance is extremely exciting,” ninth grader ...

News Brief: String spectacular approaching

News Brief:  String spectacular approaching

Maddie Cowfer, Reporter

February 13, 2020

The 2020 String Spectacular will be Thursday Feb. 20 at the high school auditorium. Students interested in coming to watch will have to pay a small fee to get in.  “The String Spectacular is going to be a very good concert just because it involves elementary schools, junior high and high school,...

News Brief: Spring Sport Physicals

News Brief:  Spring Sport Physicals

Eli Costanzo, Reporter

February 12, 2020

The month of February has arrived with sports physicals on the rise on a Thursday, Feb. 20 at the field house at 2:45 p.m.. These physicals will be offered for all athletes interested in spring sports. “It’s a good opportunity for athletes to take advantage to get their physicals here. It’s fre...

Student council holds two Sweetheart Dances

Student council holds two Sweetheart Dances

Maddie Cowfer, Reporter

February 10, 2020

During this month for the first time, there will be two Sweethearts Dances which are separated by eighth and ninth grade. The eighth-grade dance was on Saturday, Feb. 8 and the ninth grade dance is on Friday, Feb. 21.  Due to the current eighth-graders moving to the high school next year the sch...

News Brief: Students write to lawmakers

News Brief: Students write to lawmakers

Mykenzi Doran, Reporter

February 10, 2020

John Bloughs’ ninth grade honors classes are writing letters to lawmakers based on the topic they chose for their current events journal at the beginning of the year.  “To give my kids the opportunity to be a part of the legislative process first hand. Generally, 30-40 percent of students will get a re...

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