• February 14Parent teacher conferences Feb 27 from 4:30-8:30

  • February 14Snow makeup days: School in session Feb. 15 and April 2

  • February 13Homework help/Internet Cafe on Mondays, please use room 205.

Brrrrr! Classrooms get cold this year

Brrrrr! Classrooms get  cold  this year

Caley Galarneau, Reporter

February 23, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It is quite obvious that the classrooms have been pretty cold lately.  It is snowing outside and now classes feel only slightly warmer than the outside temperature.   On Feb. 13 I conducted an experiment to see just how cold it gets.  I went into Autumn Barry-Kyle’s classroom with a thermome...

Five girl-power movies to watch on Valentine’s Day

Five girl-power movies to watch on Valentine’s Day

Sydney Wilfong

February 9, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, meaning love is in the air. For some people, Valentine’s Day may be a time for celebrating with that special someone; however, for other people, like myself, Valentine’s Day can be more than a female being swept off her feet. I love holiday movies, but...

Editorial: Painted boxes spread happiness

Editorial:  Painted boxes spread happiness

Editorial Board

January 29, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Peace boxes are cheering up students everyday. Peace boxes are such a good idea, and they could really bring true happiness into the school. One of the eighth grade art teachers,  Sara O’Roark, heard of the idea of peace boxes.  The artist Franck de las Mercedes came up with the project, an...

All teachers should believe in extra credit

All teachers should believe in extra credit

Sydney Wilfong

January 26, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Extra credit--one of the greatest gifts a teacher can give to a student. But why is extra credit not respected, or worse, not an option in all classes? It even is disrespected in cartoons. After doing some extra credit in the episode “No Free Rides,” Spongebob says, “I don't feel like I really...

Dude, where’s my bus?

Dude, where’s my bus?

Caden McMaster, Reporter

January 26, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

At the junior high the school day starts at 7:35, and if the students are not here by then they will be marked late. This may sound fair because the doors open at 7:00 and most students are at the school and wait in their holding areas for the bell, but this is a problem with some students because their...

Junior high must offer more language options

Junior high must offer more language options

Caley Galarneau, Reporter

January 26, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Ninth grade students that are in level three or honors are permitted to take a language.  The school provides the choices of Spanish, German and French.  Students need more choices.  There are reasons as to why the school district does not offer other languages like not having enough classrooms and h...

Teenagers vocabulize, lingo broadens

Teenagers vocabulize, lingo broadens

Gianna Ciavarella, Reporter

January 26, 2018


Filed under Columns

I’m high key hip. I keep up with the trends and always broaden my vocabulary on the latest lingo. It’s not always easy to keep up. Lingo is awesome for teens. It gives them something to converse about among other teens and their own common language. Not all teens understand what they hear on a day to day ...

Technology advances, society crumbles

Technology advances, society crumbles

Jocelyn Fetter, Opinion editor

January 24, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Social media is a major part of 2018. Those of all ages use social media in some type of way in their daily lives. Grandmas have Facebook, my mom now has Snapchat and also has streaks with all of my friends…. this is just out of control. Social media has also  been making its way into schools. ...

Excessive awards create false sense of confidence

Excessive awards create false sense of confidence

Gianna Ciavarella, Reporter

January 18, 2018


Filed under Columns

As a society, we have gone trophy crazy bestowing trophies on children for almost anything! Even just showing up! As children attend school, signing up for endless extracurricular activities throughout the year, they need to keep one thing in mind. Even if someone loves baseball or gymnastics, if th...

Ninth graders frustrated with food choices

Ninth graders frustrated with food choices

Sydney Wilfong, Reporter

January 12, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

After a long morning of learning and hard work, and as the afternoon approaches, I begin to think “Man, I am so hungry, I can’t wait for lunch” as my stomach growls. As usual, I think this same thought every day at this time until finally, it’s time for lunch. I stroll right into the cafeteria...

School transportation should be provided to all students

School transportation should be provided to all students

Riley Steinbugl, Reporter

January 11, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As the winter season approaches, temperatures start to drop, and snow starts to fall. As it gets colder, there are still students that have to walk to school. Students should not have to walk to school. All students should be provided with transportation to and from school even if they live close. The sc...

Pearson math books frustrate students

Pearson math books frustrate students

Caley Galarneau

January 11, 2018


Filed under Columns

This school year the math curriculum changed from Prentice Hall to Pearson.  It is nice to have updated books but the challenges arising from the new program have many wishing for a different curriculum.  Wrong answers, mismatched page numbers and online difficulties make students frustrated. There h...

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