The Black & White

New high school taking major steps toward completion

New high school taking major steps toward completion

Angela Cai and Sloan Meader

September 23, 2016

With the start of fall and the new school year also comes major milestones for the new high school’s construction. By the end of Sept., all the building systems like air conditioning, cooling, and water should be up and running. “It’s a pretty big milestone that [the building] can heat and cool itself,"...

Advanced Speech loses student interest

Advanced Speech loses student interest

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...

Early admissions prove beneficial for students

Early admissions prove beneficial for students

Kennedy Stone, Staff Writer

August 29, 2016

As the new school year starts, seniors like Addi Seybert have the chance to visit colleges and send in their applications. Even some juniors are taking this into account with all the possibilities. "The process wasn't too bad actually." Seybert, who applied early, said. "You basically get online and...

Pep assembly preps for first football game

Pep assembly preps for first football game

Kitarrah Mangra-Dutcher, Photo Editor

August 26, 2016

A pep assembly prepared the student body for the upcoming football game Aug. 26 at 7:00 p.m. against Ankeny Centennial. Athletic Director Gary Ross and student council activities director Anna Zinselmeier recognized those who participated in spring and summer sports. Throughout the assembly there were ...

Students’ Infinite Campus log in process changed

Students’ Infinite Campus log in process changed

Kathryn Ikeda, Head Editor-in-Chief

July 23, 2016

In order to make logging in to Infinite Campus easier for students, account usernames and passwords were changed to match their network login. The Infinite Campus username was previously the student's ID Number and the default password was the student's birthday. Students can now log in to JDragonMail, dist...

Varsity baseball wins sub-state tournament

Varsity baseball wins sub-state tournament

Kitarrah Mangra-Dutcher, Photo Editor

July 18, 2016

The boys' varsity baseball team won July 15 in the sub-state tournament against Ames 10-0. The game was played for six innings. The team will play again July 20 at 7:00 p.m. at home against the winner of the sub-state semifinal game between Fort Dodge and Sioux City East. The state tournament will...