The Black & White

Incentive to leave: retirement packages offered to experienced teachers

Incentive to leave: retirement packages offered to experienced teachers

Duncan Christakos, Staff Writer

May 24, 2019


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Students throughout the district are learning that many of their teachers - 16 in total - are retiring at the end of the school year. Two of those who are retiring are from the high school - Spanish teacher Nora Olguín and social studies teacher Mark Schillerstrom. The teachers who chose to retire...

Higher Education at Smaller Universities

Higher Education at Smaller Universities

Akshaya Kumar, Staff Writer

May 23, 2019


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Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Princeton, and Yale. Nearly every student knows these universities to be some of the most elite schools in the United States, if not the world. The universities are defined by their exclusive status, extremely selective acceptance rates, and renowned campuses. In comparison, local ...

Saying Goodbye

Saying Goodbye

Kara Green, Staff Writer

May 23, 2019


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Jerry Stratton wakes up and goes to work each day with a plan for how the day is going to go. "There is no normal day. You may make a plan, but then the day starts. I respond to the needs of students, teachers, and parents and then go back to what I had planned for the day," Stratton said. Stratton began...

The How and Why of Required Classes

The How and Why of Required Classes

Akshaya Kumar, Staff Writer

May 23, 2019


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For Mariana Arnold '20, taking Health was just a repeat of previous health classes. "We've been learning Health since 5th grade. Everything we've learned is just a recap of what we've already learned," Arnold said. However, Health class, while repetitive in nature, continues to be a required course for...

Problems with Time Management

Problems with Time Management

Ashley Marsh, Staff Writer

May 21, 2019


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Many teachers, such as AP Psychology teacher Jesse Dowell, have noticed students being involved in several activities, and at times struggling to turn their assignments in on time. This problem with turning assignments in on time can lead to lots of stress regarding grades.  Students often think that because of some te...

Teachers Tapped Out

Teachers Tapped Out

Caroline Christensen, Staff Writer

May 20, 2019


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On average, teachers have $26,792 in debt, are paid less than other college educated graduates, and are rarely given adequate funding for classroom materials. As a result many teachers are finding themselves to be in financial trouble. “We are definitely not teachers for the money,” Geometry teache...