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New grading system creates better consistency

Math teacher Amanda Banick sits at her desk grading homework from previous class periods. She is using the new policy of the 20 percent formative and 80 percent summative to correct the students review sheets.

Haley Nelson, Online Editor-in-Chief

August 31, 2019

“Grades should reflect what students know and can do. Everything else has to somehow revolve around that,” Principal Robert Bach said. Over the past year and a half, a group of representatives was put together to look at modifying the old grading scale being used. This scale was not consiste...

Brawling it out: students compete in video game competition

Students practice for their tournament during flex time. Tournaments take place Wednesdays during flex and Fridays after school in video game club.

Hazel Flock, Print Editor-in-Chief

May 12, 2019

Playing video games for hours is not always a waste of time. For students in the Super Smash Bros Brawl tournament; it is the equivalent of practicing for a big game. Students compete against each other in best two out of three tournaments and show off their skills. Students gather in math teacher Nicholas Spr...

Springer’s students teach community technology skills

Junior Juliauna Belisle helped a community member with technology questions he had, so he can communicate with his family more efficiently March 6.

Jordyn Le Vasseur, Layout Editor

March 15, 2019

Computer Science teacher Nicholas Springer recently brought a group of students to Community Thread to help senior citizens with technology questions. He met a few students on March 6 to discuss their plan of action. Springer's plan for the future is to expand this activity into helping all community mem...

AP Computer Science denied math credit

AP Computer Science teacher Nicholas Springer teaches his class how to code a weed wacker. Springer enjoys teaching his students that they can code anything they can imagine.

Gavan Townsend, Camera Editor

March 5, 2019

AP Computer Science is a class that designs, implements and analyzes solutions to problems that are introduced to students. This is achieved by creating algorithms, methods and other pieces of code to solve problems just like an ordinary math class, but in this case, students do not receive a math cr...

Digital world comes with privacy concerns

Apple's ad and privacy policy says it is designed to let users share what they want to share. Further down, the policy says Apple can use purchases, searches and demographics to fit ads to a specific user.

Mia Lucido, Distribution Editor

January 11, 2019

Today, teenagers rely on the internet and do not know what it is like to not have it. Living in a digital world has its perks, but there are also pitfalls, especially when it comes to privacy. Often, people know that privacy is a concern, but do not really know what information can be collected with their act...

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