The Black & White

Johnston considers getting CAPS program

Students from the DCS strand of CAPS, listen to a worker from DLR (the company that shares their office space with the DCS program) as he goes over market strategies. In the beginning of the term, the students were given the task of creating their own personalized workspace. DLR happily complied and worked with the students to create the best learning environment for everyone in the office.

Anna Larson, Staff Writer

April 20, 2015

The district recently hired Chris Bergman as the Executive Director of teaching, learning and innovation. Bergman officially starts this position July 1 and is currently working at Waukee High School as the director of the Center of Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) program, similar to an internship...

Contrasting opinions on books, movies

Junior Megan Kimrey was captured reading her book in the library.

Anna Larson, Staff Writer

November 19, 2014

Students and teachers share their opinions on whether they think books or movies are better.

Standardized tests compared

This is an infographic that simplifies the differences between the two tests.

Anna Larson, Staff Writer

October 28, 2014

At this time of the school year, many juniors and seniors are planning their next four years attending a college or university. To acquire higher education after high school, standardized testing is usually required, such as the ACT or SAT. Generally, universities and colleges in the Midwest have stuck t...

Students raise pop tabs for Ronald McDonald house

The pop tab bin that sits outside the lunchroom doors next to the glass case. Money for the recycled tabs is used to help fund the Ronald McDonald house and those staying within it.

Anna Larson, Staff Writer

April 11, 2014

Next to the art display case by the lunch room sits a plastic bin containing pop tops. After the idea of raising pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House was brought to student council, it decided to take action. "We started a couple of weeks ago but we haven’t really gotten a lot of pop tabs until...

Tree commemorates former student

The miniature Christmas tree equipped with red and blue solar powered lights.

Anna Larson, Staff Writer

December 22, 2013

Decorated with solar powered red and blue lights and a red star on top, a miniature Christmas tree stands outside the front doors of the high school. Lesly Crowder placed the tree in honor of her son Ryan Crowder, a 1995 alum. The Christmas tree sits underneath a live tree to the east of the front doors...

Students participate in Reggie’s Sleepout

Sophomore Erik Francois, Iowa State engineer Ryan Francois, and fellow engineer evaluate Buster.

Anna Larson, Staff Writer

December 2, 2013

The Brickheads, a group of  sophomores and Iowa state engineers teamed up to build a massive cardboard structure during the 2013 Reggie's Sleepout. Reggie's Sleepout is an annual fundraiser held at Drake Stadium to raise money to end homelessness. The Brickheads built a 29-foot tall Lego-man out of...