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What the special needs students taught me

What the special needs students taught me

Sydney Ginkens, Photographer

May 15, 2015

Senior Sydney Ginkens was the captain of JHS Best Buddies and assistant director for the play "Moongirl". I started this year off knowing that I would make a difference at Johnston, but I didn't know what specifically I would do. I'm just an average person, not very social, I do my school work, an...

“Moongirl” highlights significance of acceptance, community

Senior Chloe Keeney cuts out props of the play. EBEC students worked on the May Day Play for the past eight months. The play was held May 1 p.m. at 7 p.m.

Sydney Ginkens, Photographer

May 2, 2015

Students in EBCE prepared for their upcoming play, "Moongir"l, for May 1 at 7 p.m. The play highlighted the journey of how a student with special needs might feel when interacting within society. Director, Heath Pattschull, said audiences would see nearly eight months of hard work on display. The...

After Prom rumor bust

Students stand in line at the accounting office after school to purchase prom tickets.

Sydney Ginkens, Photographer

April 9, 2015

Rumors have been circulating about the possibility that there will not be a hypnotist at this year's After Prom. Tracey Page, the After Prom coordinator, explains that the rumor is wrong. "We will have a hypnotist again this year," she said. "There were concerns voiced by administration regarding...

Students forced to move cars from Walgreen’s parking lot

High school students who were parked at Walgreen's on the corner of 62nd Avenue and Merle Hay Road move their cars before they can be towed.

Sydney Ginkens, Photographer

April 1, 2015

Students began parking at Walgreens as an alternative to the limited parking at the high school. With only 670 student parking spots available, more parking can be found at City Hall and NW 59th Court behind the football stadium. An announcement was made March 31 that students who were parked at...

Students weekly collect recycling from classrooms

Senior Eilise Murray looks at the schedule to make sure she collects recycling from the correct rooms. Every Wednesday students within the special education department collected recycling from each room in the high school.

Sydney Ginkens, Photographer

March 11, 2015

Every Wednesday students within the special education department collect recycling bins from each room in the high school. Students divide the building into sections on a map and collect recycling accordingly. "It's a way to help others, I really like to help others a lot," senior Eilise Murray said. Murray...

Assembly advocates awareness

Assembly advocates awareness

Sydney Ginkens, Photographer

February 9, 2015

Grand View University students involved in National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) came to inform students about mental illness  during an assembly Feb. 6. NAMI is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals, families and the community on mental illness. The assembly...