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Molly Granger folds origami roses for teacher appreciation Valentines.

Class council applauds staff with paper rose Valentines

by Molly Granger, Guest Reporter March 1, 2021

A bouquet of red roses for Valentine’s Day can cost up to $80.  The Class Council would have paid $528 to buy one for each staff member. Instead, they created a shower of origami paper roses. Using...

Mr. Brown sells prom tickets to seniors Olivia Goldstein and Izzy Peterson during third lunch.

Who is Mr. Brown?

by Emily McNally and Ashley Baker June 6, 2019

Why you might need to talk to Mr. Brown.  He is the SGA Advisor and a Work Study Coordinator. Blood drives - These are held twice a year. Students who are 16 and older are eligible to give blood. ...

Use an agenda to keep track of homework.

How to manage your time in high school

by Ashley Martin, Editor June 6, 2019

Time management is an important skill to have during everyone’s high school career. Without it it’s impossible to keep up with due dates and students can lose easy organization skills.   Make time...

Junior Nick Hayslett works in PREP to finish his homework on time.

PREP: What is it and how does it work?

by Yesenia Montenegro, Editor June 6, 2019

PREP is a 40 minute time for students to work on homework, get tutoring from teachers or other students, and to finish missing work and go to club meetings. “I like PREP because it gives me time...

The Creative Writing classs Schoology homepage.

Schoology: What is it?

by Alexis Fowler, Editor June 6, 2019

We’re making the switch, and all incoming freshmen should be prepared. In case you've missed it, FCPS is switching to a new learning management platform called Schoology. Schoology is a learning...

Mr. Kraft in his office

Where to go for help

by Lindsey Russo, Editor June 6, 2019

There are many ways to get help during your freshman year. Whether you need help with your classes, tutoring or have general questions, these are some resources you can use. Student Services is available...

Mrs. Rebetsky tells the class what they will be doing for the day.

Things we wish we knew as freshmen

by Bailey Bennett and Gabby Llewellyn June 6, 2019

Stop worrying- Nobody is focused on what you’re wearing, how your hair is done or how you walk. You’re a small fish in big pond now. Everyone is focusing on themselves. You don’t look stupid...

Freshman, Joe Pringle goes for goal in the first futsal club meeting

Signing up for clubs

by Keifer Spore and Thomas French June 6, 2019

Students must be in good academic standing to participate in the club/activity program. Clubs are held on a rotating basis on Fridays during PREP time. Many clubs will meet during club Fridays in PREP....

Senior Quarterback Nathaniel Musselman (7) awaits the snap at the line of scrimmage.

Getting ready for sports over summer

True AP: All athletes are encouraged to participate in True AP over the summer to keep in shape. The summer program focuses on speed and agility training. It’s a morning workout session from 9:00-10:15...

Your binders and folders wont look like this if you organize them.

High school myth buster

by Emily Watson and Madeline Hull June 5, 2019

Myth Buster Myth #1: You will have a hard time make new friends especially on the first day and not have anyone to sit next to. Busted: There are many activities to get involved in before school...

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