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Peer Helper Group retreat builds student-to-student companionship

Peer Helper Group retreat builds student-to-student companionship

AJ Gunderson, Podcast Reporter

January 4, 2019


Filed under Student Life

With the recent creation of the Peer Helper Group, a program designed to prepare a group of students to effectively help their peers, the program advisors decided to organize a retreat. This retreat was held at Camp Icaghowan on an island in Amery, Wis., over the weekend of Nov. 2, where the group parti...

Grading policies varies, consistency encouraged

Grading policies varies, consistency encouraged

Ashlynn O'Connor, Social Media Editor

November 13, 2018


Filed under Editorial

The hot topic that is lingering throughout the schools hallway is the grading system. The grading system is not a gentle subject because of the fact that there are so many different opinions. The middle schools grading system is the 80 percent summative, 20 percent formative rule all around. The m...

Dodds, Maxwell and Kaul lead new Peer Helper program

Dodds, Maxwell and Kaul lead new Peer Helper program

Carina Block, Copy Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under News

Adolescents often turn to their peers rather than adults with their problems. The new peer helper program begins this fall is a support system for the students that are most often relied on by others to help solve dilemmas. Oftentimes those heavily relied on students are either stressed out or...

Young Life reaches out to connect students

Young Life reaches out to connect students

Emma Sneden, Business Editor

October 1, 2018


Filed under Arts, Student Life

After a long tired day full of ups and downs, junior Madi Kulzer is finally able to be with a group that is accepting of everyone. Smiling as she walks in, she feels free to be herself. Kulzer feels like this is a nice escape from her busy, tiring life. As the night goes on, Kulzer gets more and m...

Flex time activities keep students engaged

Flex time activities keep students engaged

Ike Gunderson, Online Editor

January 4, 2018


Filed under News, Podcasts

This year flex time was implemented and the focus is equity and students finding their passion. The overwhelmingly positive response raises the question: What are kids doing during flex time? The Pioneer Press recently released an article which dives into this issue and describes what the most po...