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eBooks offered to students

eBooks offered to students

Ellen Bennett, Staff Writer

January 22, 2013


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"Real books" are not the only thing the library is now offering. The new app available for iPads, Follett Digital Reader, allows students to access an online collection of books from the library. The app currently offers 253 titles, mostly nonfiction and reference books, and will continue to grow. To...

New locked door policy being implemented

New locked door policy being implemented

Katelyn Lunders, Staff Writer

January 16, 2013


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In light of recent events, the high school decided to implement a new locked door policy to help ensure the safety of students and employees. This policy was implemented on Jan. 4. "Sadly the issues that you see around the country and the issues that you see happening all over the place just made...

First informational iPad session held

First informational iPad session held

Paige Cramer, Editor in Chief

January 9, 2013


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Seniors and their parents gathered into the gym Jan. 7 for the first iPad information session to learn about the new iPads they were about to receive. Administrators spoke on key things to know about the 1:1 Initiative. Among them was Bryan Burkhardt, the director of Electronic Crime Institute at...

Cafeteria temporarily serves food on styrofoam

Cafeteria temporarily serves food on styrofoam

Mallorie Goodale, News Editor

January 8, 2013


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Nine-hundred styrofoam trays have been used each day in the lunchroom since Nov. 27. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the styrofoam trays will still be in a landfill 500 years from now. The machine used to wash and sanitize the trays broke, so the lunchroom switched from...

Electrical problems cause fish tanks’ failure

Electrical problems cause fish tanks’ failure

Laura Scieszinski, Editor in Chief

January 8, 2013


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When science teacher Kyla Burns returned from break to find both her classroom fish tanks off, she was surprised, but planned to check on them later. However, when custodian Dan Golbuff came and turned on the circuit breaker in her room, Burns found another surprise. “We heard a pop and then we...

Johnston’s Big Give gives to new places

Johnston’s Big Give gives to new places

Taylor Joens, Staff Writer

December 13, 2012


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Approximately five years ago, an idea of a “Week of Giving”  was started by student council. Little did they know the success that it would soon bring to the Johnston community. Johnston’s Big Give is the biggest fundraising event of the year for Johnston High School. Compared to Dig Pink an...