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Loving myself before anyone else

Loving myself before anyone else

Cosette Zielinski
March 28, 2019
Loving yourself can be difficult throughout all periods of your life, but it is essential to loving others as well.
Juniors travel back to 1920s for literary magazine project

Juniors travel back to 1920’s for literary magazine project

Cosette Zielinski
March 22, 2019
Juniors in english are creating their own personal magazines based on the 1920s and book themes of, "The Great Gatsby."
Freshmen track plant growth in Biology

Freshmen track plant growth in Biology

Cosette Zielinski
January 25, 2019
Students in Christina Bousema’s biology class are growing beans to learn how light affects photosynthesis.
FBLA hosting basketball game to raise funds

FBLA hosting basketball game to raise funds

Cosette Zielinski
January 14, 2019
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is hosting a basketball game on Thursday, Jan. 31 in the gym to raise money.
Concluding photosynthesis unit with labs in AP Biology

Concluding photosynthesis unit with labs in AP Biology

Cosette Zielinski
December 11, 2018
As the semester ends, students in AP Biology are doing experiments to learn more about photosynthesis.
An Hour in ... Dungeons and Dragons

An Hour in … Dungeons and Dragons

Cosette Zielinski
November 16, 2018
Dungeons and Dragons is a pen-and-paper roleplaying game.
Juniors in Respiratory Science III learn how to use AED for CPR

Juniors in Respiratory Science III learn how to use AED for CPR

Cosette Zielinski and Madison White
October 19, 2018
Students in Respiratory Science III are participating in a month-long CPR certification program.
Creating personal enzyme labs in AP Biology

Creating personal enzyme labs in AP Biology

Cosette Zielinski and Grinesa Bajrami
October 5, 2018
Juniors and seniors in AP Biology made their own enzyme labs.
Junior Emily Giblin inserts a suctioning tube in the mannequin patient’s mouth. GIblin had to confirm with Respiratory Science teacher Vicki Smith that she was correctly helping the patient. “I have practiced suctioning, charting, and the basics of tracheotomy care many times,” Giblin said. “Now I feel I have it seared in my head.”

An Hour in … Respiratory Science III

Cosette Zielinski
October 3, 2018
Juniors in Respiratory Science III are practicing tracheotomy care on mannequin patients.
Power shut down occurring this weekend

Power shut down occurring this weekend

Cosette Zielinski, Charli Gisi, and McKenna Thayer
September 21, 2018
To get the portables running, the schools power will be cut on Saturday. Prescheduled activities have been moved to another weekend.
Living a life of less

Living a life of less

Cosette Zielinski
January 11, 2018
Living a life of less materials can possibly lead to a happier life.
Adoption: a life changing process

Adoption: a life changing process

Jackelyn Romo and Cosette Zielinski
November 15, 2017
Here is an insight into those who were adopted.