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Graphic Design III seniors integrate drawing tablets

Graphic Design III seniors integrate drawing tablets Tablets will be used to design in Photoshop

Alyx Beeten February 14, 2020

Learning a new skill, students in Graphic Design III are beginning to use digital drawing tablets. “I started integrating the drawing tablets because they are industry standard,” Graphic Design...

Where Are They Now: Madison Rieman

Where Are They Now: Madison Rieman Former Interior Design student pursues a career in Interior Design

Alyx Beeten February 2, 2020

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An Hour In . . . Algebra I

An Hour In . . . Algebra I Test review

Alyx Beeten December 30, 2019

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Southwest remains a five star school

Southwest remains a five star school English, math scores increase, science decreases

Alyx Beeten and Grinesa Bajrami September 23, 2019

Students and staff across the valley were notified of their school's star-ranking on Tuesday. SWCTA earned five-star status for the 11th year in a row. “I am very excited that we are still a five-star...

Teaching and Training class study different ways of learning

Teaching and Training class study different ways of learning There are nine different ways of learning in the Multiple Intelligence Theory

Alyx Beeten and Naila Yazdani September 10, 2019

Giving students an opportunity to learn about the different ways they learn, Shannon Sheldon's Teaching and Training class are creating posters to show the nine Multiple Intelligence Theories that exist. "I...

AP Government students participate in senatorial debate

AP Government students participate in senatorial debate Groups will focus on foreign policy

Alyx Beeten May 5, 2019

For those who have thought about what it is like to be a U.S. Senator, seniors in Mr. Joseph Juliano’s AP Government & Politics class participated in a Foreign Policy Debate. “This project is...

Busting controversial science myths in Physics, English 11 classes

Busting controversial science myths in Physics, English 11 classes Creating podcasts to explain topics

Alyx Beeten April 11, 2019

Starting a new collaborative PBL, Juniors in Mr. Partick Waddington’s Physics and Mr. Robert Davis’ English classes are creating an audio presentation and research paper based on a topic of their choosing. “I'm...

Badges replace tardy passes

Badges replace tardy passes Either admin or school security will scan badges

Alyx Beeten April 6, 2019

After reviewing the previous system, paper tardy slips will no longer be used. As of April 2, students who are tardy will be required to enter through the cafeteria and have their badges scanned. “This...

BSU plants seeds for the beginning of summer

BSU plants seeds for the beginning of summer Environmentally friendly club meeting

Alyx Beeten March 29, 2019

As a fun and environmental way to bring the community together, Black Student Union (BSU) held an event for students and teachers to paint pots and plant seeds. “I had so much fun with my club members,"...

CCSD Board of Trustees announces snow day makeup

CCSD Board of Trustees announces snow day makeup All schools will operate normally

Alyx Beeten March 20, 2019

After a meeting that took place on Thursday, March 14, the Clark County School District (CCSD) Board of Trustees voted that Monday, April 22 will make up for the snow day that occurred last month. “We...

Juniors develop arguments for class discussion about World War II

Juniors develop arguments for class discussion about World War II Pro-atomic bomb or anti-atomic bomb

Alyx Beeten March 14, 2019

Ending their Pearl Harbor segment, students in Mr. Pate Thomas’ U.S. History are debating whether or not the United States should have dropped two atomic bombs on Japan in World War II. “The side...

Teacher Court gives staff opportunity to relive high school experience

Teacher Court gives staff opportunity to relive high school experience Winners will be announced on Friday, March 8

Alyx Beeten March 6, 2019

While Coyote Games teams duke it out to be named the winner of the tournament, teachers who were nominated will be waiting to see who will be named part of the Teacher Royalty Court. “I don't know...

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