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Graphic Design teacher moving across the country

Graphic Design teacher moving across the country Leaving to start new at Hendersonville High School

Lucas Grubb May 12, 2022

After working for 14 years in the district, Graphic Design teacher Jeffery Ball is finalizing his plans to move to Nashville, Tennessee.  “I chose Tennessee for many reasons, but the greenery in...

Sheldon encourages soon-to-be college freshmen to transfer CTE credits

Sheldon encourages soon-to-be college freshmen to transfer CTE credits

Lucas Grubb April 5, 2022

To ensure that students know how to collect the college credit they have earned for their CTE classes, Community Partnership Coordinator Shannon Sheldon is teaching students during classroom presentations.   “We...

PODCAST: The Worlds Response To Russia

PODCAST: The World’s Response To Russia

Kamiran Hinton, Jackson Bogan, and Lucas Grubb March 17, 2022

Sanctions, talks of a no-fly zone, airspace restrictions. During this episode, we talk about the world's response to Russia's attack on Ukraine and what other potential measures could be taken.

Socratic seminar prompts seniors to debate free speech, other current political issues

Socratic seminar prompts seniors to debate free speech, other current political issues Students in CH203 learned through hearing each other’s experience

Lucas Grubb February 5, 2022

To learn more about the different political perspectives of their peers, seniors in Joseph Juliano’s “American Experience and Constitutional Change” class held a Socratic Seminar to share their...

Interior Design III students construct wooden dollhouses

Interior Design III students construct wooden dollhouses Students will be working in groups of two to build, design, structure houses

Lucas Grubb January 24, 2022

Beginning the most involved project of the quarter, students in Interior Design III are building and painting wooden houses to gain a hands-on understanding on the basics of architectural design. “I...

Spark: Raiders Recap

Spark: Raiders Recap

Lucas Grubb December 11, 2021

Skillful Acrobat: Meet Davis Leavitt

Skillful Acrobat: Meet Davis Leavitt Doing trampoline flips since first grade

Lucas Grubb November 9, 2021

Getting onto the trampoline, junior Davis Leavitt clears his mind before falling. As he hits the trampoline, he feels the pressure and twists his body to achieve the perfect flip. “My family got our...

Viewing his lab, junior Andrei Belciug looks at an orbit consisting of Earth, the sun and moon. Students were assigned to edit the mass of the star or planet, view the orbit and record their findings. ¨If I didn’t do the lab, the test may have really negatively affected my grade,¨ Belciug said. 
Photo Credit:Lucas Grubb

Geoscience Students Dive Into The Solar System Students will be completing a lab in order to analyze orbits

Lucas Grubb October 8, 2021

Looking into space, students in Patrick Waddington’s Geoscience class completed a lab on the solar system to gain a better understanding about different orbits for an upcoming test.    “The...

Interior Design students create Animal Themed Couches

Interior Design students create Animal Themed Couches Students will be drawing in one, two point perspectives to understand the different styles

Lucas Grubb October 5, 2021

To develop a deeper understanding of perspectives, Interior Design III students have been tasked with drawing couches based on animal patterns in one and two point perspectives.   “I’m not...

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