The Black & White

Seniors have last performance in youth symphony

Will Julstrom '18 plays the L'Arlesienne Suite No.2 IV. Farandole on his double bass. Julstrom is the principal (first chair) of his section.

Katelyn Kempkes, Copy Editor

April 18, 2018

Anna Xiang '18, Cameron Randall '18, Elvin Nui '18, Lydia Stanley '18 and Will Julstrom all played their last Des Moines Youth Symphony performance. Their last performance took place on April 11 at the Sheslow Auditorium on the Drake campus. The Youth Symphony is an opportunity for musically-gifted...

Science Club hosts Pets and Pizza

Vivian Nguyen '19 watches as Jade Kelso '19 holds Buzz, the ball python. Science Club hosted the Pets and Pizza meeting held Nov 16.

Katelyn Kempkes, Staff Writer

November 21, 2016

Science Club hosted the Pets and Pizza meeting Nov. 16 in room 208. Students who attended were able to play with class pets and eat pizza. Teachers Kyla Burns, Kate Howe and Jennifer Rollings are the teachers who currently run Science Club. Meetings are held once a month. All students are welcome...

Therapist hopes to aid mental health

Therapist hopes to aid mental health

Abby Nichol and Katelyn Kempkes

September 23, 2016

Underneath the stairwell nearest the tennis court doors Amy Ziegenhorn works in her new office. Up until this year, the high school did not have a in school therapist available for in school sessions. “As school counselors, we have a lot of different responsibilities," Erica Stablum, one of the counselor...

Advanced Speech loses student interest

Senior Megan Schraeger fills out the request sheet to drop Advanced Speech. Students were able to come in and change their schedules Aug. 18.

Katelyn Kempkes and Bryce Schulte

August 31, 2016

After receiving a letter in the mail from the high school July 15, senior Maddie Stoen learned that Advanced Speech was losing its Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) credit. Kelly Thompson, former teacher of the class, resigned during the summer. The Advanced Speech vacancy was filled by Jeremy F...