The Black & White

Senior open studio gives students the artistic freedom to just create

Senior open studio gives students the artistic freedom to just create

Sarah Nelson, Staff Writer

May 22, 2018

During 8th period, seniors had the opportunity to sign up to a self-lead art class. They develop their own curriculum and conference with Emily Phillips the clay teacher on their progress. Each student is free to work on whatever they would like to explore as long as they can prove what they hav...

Seniors continue the elementary school visit tradition

Julia Cavanah '18 and Jackson Crouse '18 look at pictures from choir concerts over the years. Students were allowed to take these with them and a recorded concert played in the background.

Sarah Nelson, Staff Writer

May 22, 2018

All across the district, the class of 2018 was welcomed to their elementary schools the attended on May 18. Former Lawson elementary seniors were paraded down the halls while current Lawson students lined up on either side. They were given a tour of all the updates of the building done in 2012 rig...

Raising Healthy Dragons: A community-focused learning forum

Grace Ballesteros '19, Elliot Fisher '19, Parul Srivastava '19, Obsee Abbajabal '19, Hannah Mitchell '18 set up the G.S.A., C.O.R.E. and We The People tables at the resource fair.

Sarah Nelson, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018

Summit Middle School hosted a resource fair and featured sessions to help parents better understand their kids. C.O.R.E., G.S.A. and We The People, UnityPoint Health, JCSD Nutrition, Johnston Public Library, Johnston Police Department, Orchard Place, Youth Homes of Mid-America, Project Silence No More...

Making stop motion animation using clay figures

Making stop motion animation using clay figures

Sarah Nelson, Staff Writter

March 7, 2018

Oliver Carrell '18 first became interested in animation early on. He used to use a program called Pivot Animator on his computer when he was younger. "It always gave my computer a virus when I downloaded it." Carrell said. "It destroyed every computer my family has ever owned, and I didn't realize it...

Landscaping rocks finally moved from parking lot

Bobcat loader transports the landscaping rocks from the student parking spots.

Sarah Nelson and Will Gavin

February 2, 2018

A Bobcat loader was spotted moving the landscaping rocks that have occupied parking spots on Feb. 2. These landscaping rocks have been occupying student parking spots on the eastern side of the parking lot since Dec. 4, 2017. According to the man operating the lift, the district bought these rocks to...

Photography classes give students new opportunities

Photography classes give students new opportunities

Sarah Nelson, Staff Writter

December 5, 2017

Starting this year, the introductory courses for photography made some adaptations to shift into two courses. This change has been in the works for quite some time. "We had several meetings to come up with what would be the best way to design a photo curriculum. I feel like darkroom is equally as important...