The Black & White

New attendance policy proves ineffective

The school board adopted a new attendance policy in 2016. The major changes that were made revolved around what is counted as an excused absence and what is not.

Taryn Kauffman, Staff Writer

May 22, 2018

When Hanna Peterman '18 came home from school one day, she was approached by her parents. She was told that a letter had been sent home saying she had missed too many days of school. During the first semester Peterman had missed almost the entire month of November due to traveling to Hawaii with her...

Students stonewalled by slow cellular signal in state-of-the-art school

Students stonewalled by slow cellular signal in state-of-the-art school

Natalie Lloyd and Taryn Kauffman

December 18, 2017

Amber Petrak, '18 strolls into her fifth-period math class just as the bell rings. Exhausted, she begins setting herself up for her eighty minute block period. She plugs her dying phone into a wall outlet under the cupboards. Before class starts, Amber sends off a barrage of Snapchats to her friends at ...

When life throws you a curve

Katelyn Winkler '19 demonstrates how she had to tie her shoes with her brace on. The brace prevents her from bending over so she had to find a more efficient way.

Taryn Kauffman, Staff Writer

October 27, 2017

When Katelyn Winkler '19 was 12 years old she was diagnosed with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, meaning her spine was curved out of shape with no exact cause. "All these words were being thrown around," Winkler said. "I felt like I had no control over what was happening to me," In 2006 Leah Stoltz...

A new program for a better future

Students line up to shake hands with Lisa Boge before entering the school. Shaking hands is one of the most practiced policies from Capturing Kids' Hearts.

Taryn Kauffman, Staff Writer

September 22, 2017

The school district has adopted a new program in hopes of building better relationships with students in grades 8-12.  Capturing Kids Hearts or CKH, is a program that started to take off in early 2006. Its main focus is building a better future for students. This may be the first time students and ...