The Pony Express

AVID elective prepares students for college

AVID teacher Brandon Maxwell teaches his students valuable study skills to prepare for college. College prep is a focus of the class. A majority of AVID students end up getting accepted to their college of choice.

Jameson Stahl, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 10, 2019

AVID is a program offered in the district that is meant to give middle academic students an extra boost on their path to college. Most students enrolled are the first in their family to go to college, so this experience is completely new to them. Despite the benefits of the class, AVID students ...

Rondeau skips way to educational success

Junior Sophie Rondeau (middle) explains techniques to some novices at a Debate tournament. “My favorite part of debate is definitely the people on the team! They consistently make tournaments and practice more fun, and each person brings something unique to our team. I also enjoy researching our topics, and I feel like learning about both sides really helps me develop my own stance on each issue,” Rondeau says.

McKenzie Bohlig, Photographer

November 5, 2016

"Grade skipping, also known as 'green-shirting,' used to be standard practice before other enriched academic options, such as gifted programs, became commonplace. Still, even with enrichment programs, some kids are better served by going up a grade," Noodle.com reporter Sarah Rivera said. Junior Sophi...

Sierra Smith signed as a Gopher

Lexie Sherrick, Editor in Chief

February 11, 2015

The crowd full of maroon and gold sits quietly and intensely watching the ice moments before the puck goes into the net. As it slides in the crowd immediately stands, hands fly in the air, screams can be heard from outside the Ridder Arena and are echoing along the walls and through the fans from the...

Seniors take on college courses

For students who enjoy learning beyond the basic course outline or simply want to get ahead on college work, one option is the Postsecondary Enrollment Options, open to sophomores, juniors and seniors who want to get college credit in high school while avoiding paying hefty fees for a regular college course.

Alexander Pavlicin, Advertising Editor

October 30, 2014

PSEO is a unique way to accelerate learning in high school and be introduced into the college environment. For students who enjoy learning beyond the basic course outline or simply want to get ahead on college work, one option is the Postsecondary Enrollment Options, open to sophomores, juniors and seniors who want to get col...

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