A Helping Hand: Q&A With Freshman Teachers

Q: How have you been helping freshman adjust to high school? Ms. Sheppherd: One way that I feel like I help freshmen adjust to high school is by encouraging them to communicate with me when they have questions. One thing I am really passionate about is establishing that students can get in touch with me via email whenever they have questions, and that really helps … Continue reading A Helping Hand: Q&A With Freshman Teachers

First Year Fears: How COVID-19 Has Affected Freshman, Start of High School

Students wake up one by one, getting ready for their “first” day of high school. The sounds of birds chirping and cars driving can be heard. Slowly cars start to pull up as students arrive at the high school. When the students walk in they can smell cleaner and masks can be seen on everyone’s faces. Kids wander the hallways some lost and some not. … Continue reading First Year Fears: How COVID-19 Has Affected Freshman, Start of High School

From Field to Life: Football Tackles COVID-19, Teaches Lifelong Skills

The cool fall breeze is just starting up, as players roll out onto the field for practice. There’s shouting as players jog to their respective line, offense and defense, and special teams. It’s loud, the breathing of players harsh. Booming coach’s voices echoing off the stadium walls. Football season is well underway “I’m a fairly energetic non quiet person. So I think constant reminders of … Continue reading From Field to Life: Football Tackles COVID-19, Teaches Lifelong Skills

Away From Home: An Inside Look into Immigration

Colors illuminate through the open streets as music keeps the tradition alive. Yellow, red, and green consume the people as they walk in the Carnival parade in the sweet era of spring. The air filled with the scent of frittelle and feijoada and glasses of bright, red wine rich in flavor in Canastra Rio de Janeiro make this place one of a kind. The country … Continue reading Away From Home: An Inside Look into Immigration

Mars, Masks, Music: Band Season Looks Different Due to COVID-19

 The stars of the show march out onto the field in an orderly fashion that can only be described as precise and practiced. They begin playing their instruments of brass and wood as they march to the beat, and keep a steady breath. The sound is large and it can be felt in the bleachers. The brilliant music, classy uniforms, and the unique performances were … Continue reading Mars, Masks, Music: Band Season Looks Different Due to COVID-19

Shattering Silence: Pandemic Takes Toll on Students

Laughter through the hallways, pens clicking on desks, teachers giving lectures, and the sounds of footsteps in the halls, all ended by something that cannot be seen by the eye. All that remained? Silence. No physical touch. Just a bleak computer screen for contact with the outside world. Loneliness and isolation took over the lives of thousands of students. Many saw school as an escape … Continue reading Shattering Silence: Pandemic Takes Toll on Students

Q&A With Christen Manning, Dazzlers Coach

Q: What is your plan for the Dazzler’s this year? A: “This year definitely looks different due to COVID, but this year is a little combination of JV football games and varsity football games. It’s a little bit different than the previous years where they only attended varsity games, so this year we have three JV performances and then we are attending two varsity games. … Continue reading Q&A With Christen Manning, Dazzlers Coach