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Sophomores and Juniors with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or above are invited to apply for membership in the NHS. Students will be notified whether or not they are accepted.

A ceremonial entry

September 24, 2020

The Athletic Leadership academy meets once every month to build upon their goal to elevate the culture. During these sessions, various companies including STRIV visit to help work on leadership skills.

Elevating the culture

September 23, 2020

Destination of the board meetings where the talk of adding more “teacher days” are spoken about.

Calendar changes

September 21, 2020

Posters were painted and hung on each player's front door. The team wanted to surprise the seniors with an assortment of items and snacks as well. “We painted the football stripe and design on the brown paper bags”, senior Phoebe Rackliffe said. It’s always a fun time with the team when we make different things like this.

A senior surprise

September 18, 2020

Cars lined up and distanced from each other at the new outdoor venue in Denmark show another way people can safely enjoy live music. People at the concert are able to connect to a private FM radio station so that they can hear the performer in their car.

The future of live music

September 14, 2020

Sophomore Tayler Hand picks an apple at Vala’s Pumpkin Patch and Apple Orchard over Labor Day weekend. The Apple Festival allowed for Vala’s to have a sort of “test run” before the rest of their fall season. “My favorite part was being able to do something that feels normal in a world of craziness,” Hand said. “It is similar to the pumpkin picking in which you drive out to the fields on the hayrack ride.”

Fall traditions kept alive

September 11, 2020

Following Trump’s executive order to ban TikTok, the app responds by suing the administration. The company was given 90 days before the ban will be implemented.

TikTok takes Trump to court

September 3, 2020

As parts of Africa are cracking it is a chance for scientists to learn more about the Earth and how the plates work. David Jackson from temblor which is a source where they measure earthquakes. “A crack of this magnitude does not form overnight. The rifting process in East Africa is taking place at a rate of approximately 0.25 inches per year, or in other words, unnoticeable to most.”

The rupture in Africa

September 3, 2020

This is the front of Millard West High school where they have now opened for lunch. In this photo you can see many students enjoying eating outside. Outside dining is important and should continue to be in place. Students seem to be happier, less stressed and are enjoying the nice weather.

Changes to lunch

September 2, 2020

This infographic depicts the requirements for the AP Capstone diploma and AP Seminar and Research certificate.

A more rigorous AP program

September 2, 2020

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