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Southwest Shadow

Gurleen Swaich

Gurleen Swaich, Editor-in-Chief

Aye! I'm Gurleen Swaich and this is my second year as EIC! This is my third year in journalism and I'm super excited to get it going and see all of the new kids trickle in their talent.

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Teachers’ half-hopeful, half-terrified response

August 29, 2022

As the new school year approached, many teachers had a sense of uncertainty lingering around due to the grading reform policy.    Not knowing whether it was going to remain the same or change,...

2022 Senior Goodbyes

2022 Senior Goodbyes

May 31, 2022
It's been a long journey, but now it's time to say goodbye.
Let go of your anxiety with ‘SG8*’

Let go of your anxiety with ‘SG8*’

May 17, 2022
Duckwrth’s new album “SG8*” provides a mixture of all genres and spews creativity with each song showcasing his musical talents.
ENG 102 students support CCSD’s Title I Hope Program

ENG 102 students support CCSD’s Title I Hope Program

April 27, 2022
Students in ENG 102 make care packages that will be donated to CCSD’s Title I Hope Program.
SCHOOL OPERATIONS CLOSED FOR SPRING BREAK

SCHOOL OPERATIONS CLOSED FOR SPRING BREAK

April 7, 2022
Classes will not be held from Apr 11 - Apr 18 for Spring Break.
SOUTHWEST SHADOW ASKS: Kylie Chavez

SOUTHWEST SHADOW ASKS: Kylie Chavez

March 18, 2022
Find out some fun facts about senior Kylie Chavez.
Coyote Olympics Finals

Coyote Olympics Finals

March 13, 2022
The final teams participated in a variety of activities for the last day of the Coyote Olympics.
Coyote Olympics Day 3

Coyote Olympics Day 3

March 11, 2022
With a variety of games, teams get to showcase their talents in the Coyote Olympics.
National Honor Society Induction ceremony will celebrate new members

National Honor Society Induction ceremony will celebrate new members

March 9, 2022
National Honor Society is holding an induction ceremony for new members.
Coyote Olympics Day Two

Coyote Olympics Day Two

March 8, 2022
Students competed in volleyball tournaments for the second day of the Coyote Olympics. 
Coyote Olympics Day One

Coyote Olympics Day One

March 7, 2022
Students participate in the first day of Coyote Olympics.
Political science seniors re-enact recent Supreme Court cases

Political science seniors re-enact recent Supreme Court cases

February 18, 2022
Political Science students participate in mock trials in order to gain a better understanding of applying and interpreting the Constitution in real life scenarios.
Putting in the solution, senior Rylee Jones studies the measurements in the test tubes. Students had to be careful and ensure that all their measurements are correct to prevent inaccurate lab results.. “Even though [the work] is tedious, we gain a lot of skills from it,” senior Rylee Jones said. “I enjoy it, though, and the labs give us a physical example of everything we learn, which definitely helps us learn better.” Photo‌ ‌Credit: Gurleen Swaich ‌

Biology 189 students begin stepping into the lab with new weekly experiments

February 18, 2022
Dr. Mary Breslin is preparing labs for each lecture, allowing students to gain real-world experience.
Publishing the second chapter to her story, Mereba releases R&B EP titled ‘AZEB’

Publishing the second chapter to her story, Mereba releases R&B EP titled ‘AZEB’

February 3, 2022
Mereba releases an EP titled “AZEB,” shining her way through the R&B / Soul world.
Q&A: How would you describe your first month in the new year?

Q&A: How would you describe your first month in the new year?

February 2, 2022
Students describe how the first month of the new year is going.
The official announcement from the CCSD Twitter. Courtesy of CCSD Communications

BREAKING NEWS: CCSD adjusts calendar for a five-day pause

January 11, 2022
Increasing staff shortages and student absences have made the District adjust the 2022 calendar in order to combat the spread of COVID-19.
Students begin taking semester exams on Dec. 14

Students begin taking semester exams on Dec. 14

December 13, 2021
Students will be taking semester exams from December 14 - December 17.
Signing up to volunteer for the final exam project sheet in English 101, senior Regan Thomas begins creating her rubric. Students can decide which organization they would like to volunteer for or send a care package if they chose to do outreach. “For this project, I decided to reach out to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. This organization raises money and awareness towards people living with type one diabetes,” Thomas said. “I am really excited for this project because I love getting involved with the community and giving back through community service. I know with this project I will positively impact a large number of people and make a true difference in this community.” Photo Credit: Gurleen Swaich

Volunteering serves as replacement for conventional curriculum in Henry Castillo’s CSN English 101

December 3, 2021
Students in English 101 have the opportunity to either volunteer for a non-profit organization or create artwork on a current issue.
SCHOOL OPERATIONS CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING BREAK

SCHOOL OPERATIONS CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING BREAK

November 23, 2021
School operations are closed for Thanksgiving Break and will resume on November 29.
Rehearsing the skills needed to do clinicals, senior Shinikee Garcia and Vincent Garcia check senior Michael Ennis’ pulse. Students began clinicals on Friday and will be learning the perks of being a CNA. “At first, I was nervous to go to clinicals because it’s very different interacting with a mannequin or a classmate you’ve known for a while compared to actual patients,” Garcia said. “However, when I got to the facility everyone was welcoming and the residents were really nice. The residents are all veterans who have been through a lot so it’s comforting to see a smile on their face while helping with daily activities like changing their bed.”  Photo Credit: Cassandra Trummel

Nursing students learn the reality of being CNA’s

November 15, 2021
Nursing students began going to clinicals at Nevada State Veterans Home.
 Armani White dresses up as a firefighter for the cover of his new EP, “Things We Lost in the Fire,” embodying the one thing he wished to be at a tragic time in his life.Rating: A+Photo Credit: Armani White

Heal your way through trauma with ‘Things we lost in the fire’

November 1, 2021
Share and heal through your grief with Armani White’s new EP, “Things We Lost in the Fire.”
PODCAST: Halloween: Everything from candy to clowns to costumes

PODCAST: Halloween: Everything from candy to clowns to costumes

October 29, 2021
We talk about everything that comes with Fall and Halloween season, from what scares us most to how we celebrate.
SPARK: Five low maintenance pets to keep

SPARK: Five low maintenance pets to keep

October 22, 2021
While a dog or cat can be costly of time and money, here are five pets that are low maintenance and just as loving.
Fierce Jiu Jitsu Trainee: Meet Michael Ennis

Fierce Jiu Jitsu Trainee: Meet Michael Ennis

October 8, 2021
Jiu jitsu fighter Michael Ennis, works with the Vinny Magalhaes Jiu Jitsu team to perfect his weaknesses and be the best martial arts player he can be.
School operations closed for staff development day

School operations closed for staff development day

October 1, 2021

In observation of staff development day, classes will not be held on October 4.

Create a perfect fantasy with ‘Honeymoon’

Create a perfect fantasy with ‘Honeymoon’

September 24, 2021
With the release of his new album, “Honeymoon,” Thomston combines sombre tunes with an upbeat background to intertwine the story of young love and self-reflection.
Faculty retirements add to CCSD substitute shortage

Faculty retirements add to CCSD substitute shortage

September 15, 2021
CCSD is dealing with a lack in substitute teachers to sub in for vacancies, which have schools scouting.
School operations closed for Summer Break

School operations closed for Summer Break

May 25, 2021

Summer Break begins on Wednesday, May 25 until Monday, Aug. 9. We look forward to seeing you when in-person learning resumes. Have a great break!

Upcoming and passionate artist Hope Tala makes a loud entrance into the music industry with “Girl Eats Sun.”
Rating: A- Photo Credit: EMI

Enter an ethereal frenzy with ‘Girl Eats Sun’

May 19, 2021
Staying true to her roots, artist Hope Tala released a new album called “Girl Eats Sun,” with a bold fusion of Latin and R&B genres and figurative-filled lyrics.
Students kicked off the new unit in COM 102 starting with a discussion on issues, such as parents controlling their child’s career choices. Gaining insight through each others responses, students learned more about careers and the pathway to success. “I think that this unit is going to be really helpful in the future. I haven’t had a job yet, so a lot of this information is really new to me,” junior Gabriella Barber said. “COVID-19 has made it a little hard to get a job, but once things get better I will definitely be using these tips in the future to get a job.”Photo Credit: Andrea Piacquadio

COM 102 students take a closer step into adulthood

April 30, 2021
Learning about real world topics, students in COM 102 discuss professional relationships and workplace environments.
Nursing students are completing an OSHA certification program to be introduced to policies and procedures in the medical field. “Personally, I think the certification program is a good way to continue our nursing year, especially now that we’ve finished our end of program tests and bookwork,” junior Ralph Quinto said. Photo Credit: Mufid Majnun

Nursing students start OSHA certification course

April 22, 2021
With Nursing students done with general lectures, students who passed the EOC are now able to do an OSHA certification course to help introduce workfield protocols.
Counselors have been scheduling Google Meets with freshmen, sophomores and juniors to decide their schedules for the 2022 school year. Counselors included videos with the Google Form to help students start making the right decision regarding picking electives with information about important courses and suggestions based on grade levels. “Read the course catalog to get the [specific class] description, talk to the teacher who teaches the courses you are interested in, talk to other students who have had the course, and ask your counselor. We want students making educated decisions; we love when students ask us questions,” Lead Counselor Elizabeth Hare said.Photo Credit: Nick Morrison

Students begin choosing electives for 2022 school year

March 29, 2021
Academic counselors have been working with students in order to begin the course selection process for next school year.
Using fake patient files to diagnose different cardiovascular disorders, students in Anatomy & Physiology have been studying blood cells and how they affect the human body. Through this unit, students have applied what they know in a real-life scenario to better prepare for future careers pertaining to the medical field. “Since I am in the Respiratory Program, doing these worksheets have been kind of cool because we get to actually look at a blood sample and use our knowledge to detect underlying conditions or other health associated issues,” junior Isabell Min said.  Photo Credit: Mary Breslin

Students diagnose underlying cardiovascular issues on fake patient files

March 19, 2021
Students in Mary Breslin’s Anatomy class diagnose patients in the cardiovascular unit worksheets.
After nearly spending the whole year online, students are finally transitioning to a learning model that will allow certain students to be back on campus. Students were sent an email the previous week specifying which cohort they were placed in and a follow up link if students would like to change. “The other schedule put me in a consistent routine by now, so I’m kind of upset that we changed it so abruptly and just for the last quarter, ” junior Isabell Min said. “However, I’m excited for the fourth quarter and hopefully things will be normal by the beginning of my senior year.” Art Credit: Monserrat Mendieta

New schedule put into place for first day of new in-person learning plan

March 15, 2021
To accommodate in-person learning there is a new school start time, revised schedule, and more.
 Over the course of four years, drastic changes occur. Whether it may be one’s style, personality, or even physical characteristics because of a growth spurt, this affects how we present ourselves and our confidence behind it all.  Art Credit: Dean

The reality of the golden years

March 8, 2021
Truths behind freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior year.
Juniors in the Nursing Assistant program are focusing on reviewing different content standards to study for the end of course exam. Over the next two weeks, students will come together to finish one large study guide covering the content of the different lectures from the year. “My partner Jacylan and I got to demonstrate personal care procedures and we are working on putting together different google slides so its easier for our classmates to view the information,” junior Kylie Chavz said.Photo Credit: Jeswin Thomas

Nursing Assistant students prepare for end of course exams

March 2, 2021
Juniors in the Nursing Assistant program prepare to take the end of course exam on Mar. 16 by practicing skills, such as daily residential care.
  Narrating her experience with loneliness, Kaash Paige is making her way up the industry with her new EP, “For Healing,” illustrating adolescent innocence with emotions. 
 Rating: B- Photo Credit:DefJam Press

Navigate your way through the empty void of loneliness with ‘For Healing’

March 2, 2021
Originally from Grand Prairie, Kaash Paige is making her way up the R&B music industry with her new EP “For Healing.”
Where are they now: Yoana Ontiveros

Where are they now: Yoana Ontiveros

February 16, 2021
Former Fashion Design student, Yoana Ontiveros, is now a freelance graphic designer who is working hard to become a lawyer.
PODCAST: Valentines Day during a pandemic

PODCAST: Valentine’s Day during a pandemic

February 14, 2021
Although it can be tempting to see your significant other during Valentine's Day, can there be consequences?
VIB: This weekend in Las Vegas 02/12/21

VIB: This weekend in Las Vegas 02/12/21

February 12, 2021
With Valentine's Day coming up on Sunday, spend your morning running with someone special, relax by doing Yin Yoga and ending your day right with a virtual game night.
Displaying all of the awards she has earned through the years, sophomore Marivee Cadiz poses with her black belt. “It gives me a sense of life and purpose when I step on the taekwondo mat,” Cadiz said. “It gives me a reason to keep going and learn from my mistakes and improve them. Even though the sport isn’t easy, it gave me a reason to work harder, but also smarter. It gives me lessons that I could use in reality, not only self-defense, but also improves my mental health.”

Fearless Taekwondo athlete: Meet Marivee Cadiz

February 4, 2021
Hoping to professionally teach taekwondo one day, sophomore Marivee Cadiz is dedicated to becoming the best.
Hoping to finish the year off strong, students are preparing for final exams and teachers are wrapping up course content work. “After all the hard work everyone put in this year, I think everyone is excited for summer,” sophomore Luke Gil said. “So many things were different and we are looking towards a break.”

A look into third quarter

February 2, 2021
Students are entering the second semester of the 2021 school year with mixed feelings about possibly returning to in-person learning. 
VIB: This weekend in Las Vegas 01/22/21

VIB: This weekend in Las Vegas 01/22/21

January 21, 2021
Take a look into the events during the weekend of January 22.
Q&A: Would you willingly take the COVID-19 vaccine?

Q&A: Would you willingly take the COVID-19 vaccine?

January 19, 2021
We asked a group of students to voice their opinions on the newly released vaccine.
WHERE ARE THEY NOW: Kelsey Rowan

WHERE ARE THEY NOW: Kelsey Rowan

January 19, 2021
Learn more about class of 2020 graduate Kelsey Rowan.
Hoping to finish the year off strong, students are preparing for final exams and teachers are wrapping up course content work. “After all the hard work everyone put in this year, I think everyone is excited for summer,” sophomore Luke Gil said. “So many things were different and we are looking towards a break.”

School operations closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 15, 2021

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, classes will not be held until Tuesday, Jan 19.

 Upcoming R&B/Soul singer, Giveon’s new EP, ‘When It’s All Said And Done’ dives into a ruminative narrative of relentless pain that comes with being in an unstable relationship. Rating: A+ Photo Credit: Epic Records

Beautiful heartbreak portrayed in ‘When It’s All Said And Done’

January 13, 2021
Share your experience of a toxic relationship with Giveon.
School operations closed for Winter Break

School operations closed for Winter Break

December 18, 2020

In observance of semester exams and Winter Break, the regular posting schedule and school operations will continue on Monday, Jan. 4.

Learning about diseases that can occur with age, students in Nursing are creating presentations to inform classmates on their assigned disease. In order to be certified, students must know the different diseases that can affect the elderly and how they can impact the individual organ systems. “This project has really helped in expanding my knowledge about the cardiovascular system as a whole, the impact of aging, and coronary artery disease,” junior James Sarmiento said. “I was really able to learn about some drugs and medications that can help treat these types of diseases and overall this project has been very informational and has helped me progress in my pursuit of going to medical school.” Photo Credit: Creative Commons

Preparing for the real deal

December 4, 2020
Students in Nursing start presenting semester exam projects related to geriatrics and diseases on December 7.
VIB: This weekend in Las Vegas 12/04/20

VIB: This weekend in Las Vegas 12/04/20

December 4, 2020
Take a look into the events during the weekend of December four.
School operations closed for fall break

School operations closed for fall break

November 25, 2020

In observation of Fall Break, virtual classes will not be held from Nov. 25-27. We hope everyone has a wonderful Fall Break!

Quarter one was tough not just for teachers, but also students. Although things seemed quite frustrating, many of the technical dilemmas and Canvas issues have been navigated and students are beginning to somewhat admire the versatility of virtual education.  Graphic Credit: Gurleen Swaich

A look into quarter two

November 24, 2020
Students are adapting the online environment and are continuing to work through the difficulties and lack of motivation.
Releasing seven new songs in his EP, one of them being an old hit, Peter Manos vividly portrays the anxiety of getting out of your comfort zone.  Rating: A-Photo Credit: Capitol

Endeavor into a parallel mindset with ‘Do You Turn Red?’

November 17, 2020
Utilizing his capabilities in guitar and piano, Peter Manos’ EP ‘Do You Turn Red?’ showcases this new artists’ admirable talent.
Creating individual sections that contain information regarding the three separate diseases, burns as well as the functions of the various elements in the integumentary system, junior Isabell Min made a simple, yet effective brochure. students have been given 15-20 minutes at the end of every class to finish. “Although this project took me quite some time, it helped me learn about many intriguing skin diseases I didnt even know existed,” junior Isabell Min said. 
 Photo Credit: Isabell Min

Creating professional, informative integumentary system brochures in Anatomy & Physiology

November 5, 2020
Students are completing a creative integumentary system brochure project to better understand the functions, disorders, and treatments.
With the help of the National Honor Society’s tutoring system, students can easily ask for help online with any subject. Whether it be math or science, NHS members can assist students with academics to improve the online school experience. “With everyone learning from home, NHS wanted to make help from peers more accessible by bringing our annual tutoring service online,” junior NHS President-elect Kirsten Hofilena said. “Learning from a screen can present its challenges so we made sure to make navigating online an option for discussion with our tutors. We are also open to freshmen who seek advice with certain teacher’s methods or have general questions.” Art Credit: Gurleen Swaich

National Honor Society Starts Virtual Tutoring Program

September 30, 2020
Getting help with academics virtually can be difficult, but NHS members will be providing tutoring sessions for anyone in need with any subjects.
VIB: This weekend in Las Vegas 9/18/2020

VIB: This weekend in Las Vegas 9/18/2020

September 18, 2020
Appreciate the San Pedros Festival of the Arts, write different performance sketches with Sketch Writing 101 class and learn more about the Harlem Renaissance.
PODCAST: The one where they go to high school

PODCAST: The one where they go to high school

September 17, 2020
Transitioning from middle school to high school is already difficult, but having the added dynamic of trying to keep relationships with your previous friends can be one of the hardest aspects.
Practicing her speech on female harassment, junior Lizeth Ontiveros makes sure to include hand gestures at chest level. Students needed to include hand gestures, use an expressive voice, and keep a consistent pace, to earn a good grade. “Being in COM 101 while online is a little bit conflicting because we can’t physically be there to express ourselves for our speeches,” Ontiveros said. “However, I am excited to get into speeches and especially the first one because I am passionate about my topic on [female] harassment and I am looking forward to delivering it.”Photo Credit: Lizeth Ontiveros

Speeches for COM 101 conducted virtually

September 16, 2020
Taking a different turn this year, teacher Henry Castillo works around internet issues and adjusts guidelines for delivering speeches at home.
Distance education has presented many challenges, including the uncertainty of how physical education courses will work. Students will still have to do physical activity through fitness logs, as well as complete modules to learn the importance of exercise. “I would say I was a bit bummed we wouldn’t be returning to school in person, but in times like we just keep moving forward,” senior Christina Chen said. “Lifetime Sports is a more laid back class and the daily question quiz, as well as weekly lessons, are pretty reasonable and easy.”  Photo Credit: Rosalie Schmitt

PE Teachers find ways to transition course online

September 11, 2020
With PE mainly consisting of outdoor activities with sports and teams, teachers and students slowly adjust to a virtual environment.
Chase Atlantic releases a new album ‘PHASES’ with twelve tracks revolving around love and bettering oneself with a sombre and alternative R&B beat.  Rating: A Photo Credit: BMG Rights Management

Discover reality with ‘PHASES’

September 8, 2020
Chase Atlantic's sentimental, yet climactic beats, capture the many realities of teenagers today.
School operations closed for Labor Day

School operations closed for Labor Day

September 6, 2020

In observation of Labor Day, regular classes will not be held until Tuesday, Sept. 8.

During her class overview, Anatomy & Physiology teacher Mary Breslin includes a slide of websites she plans on using in first semester. More technology tools will be integrated into coursework to increase interactivity and to aid in learning as the year progresses. “When students work together and collaborate, they help one another learn more effectively; therefore, to encourage more student participation, interaction and collaboration, I am using these other programs,” Anatomy & Physiology teacher Mary Breslin said. “Nearpod allows a teacher to incorporate many different student response activities so that you can check for understanding in real-time during a lesson. With anything, practice makes perfect. So the more you interact with the information, the more familiar and comfortable you will become with it.” Photo Credit: Sigmund

New education tools introduced by teachers for virtual education sessions

September 2, 2020
Aside from using Canvas, teachers plan on using other platforms such as Nearpod to duplicate the in-person learning experience.
Virtual education starts with minor bumps amidst Canvas, Infinite Campus outages

Virtual education starts with minor bumps amidst Canvas, Infinite Campus outages

August 26, 2020
After the technology complications were resolves, the remainder of the day continued without noticeable complications.
PODCAST: School during COVID-19

PODCAST: School during COVID-19

August 21, 2020
As we get ready to go back to school, still in the middle of a global pandemic, we still have questions about what life is going to be like each day.
New faculty members prepare for start of virtual year

New faculty members prepare for start of virtual year

August 21, 2020
School will begin on Monday using Canvas and Google Meet for instruction.
Senate Republicans blocking the Cares Act prevented dollars from getting into people’s hands. We can, and should, reverse the damage. Photo Credit: Steven Depolo/Flickr Art Credit: Ahmed Ahmed

School year to start with full time distance learning

July 24, 2020
Students will begin full time distance learning starting August 24th.
CCSD School Board of Trustees submit reopening proposal for upcoming school year

CCSD School Board of Trustees submit reopening proposal for upcoming school year

July 16, 2020
Plan moves forward with unanimous vote after assurances were made for later revisions to be allowed.
PODCAST: The uninvited guest

PODCAST: The uninvited guest

May 15, 2020
Things have changed drastically and it is hard to estimate when things will start going back to normal.
Melodious singer: Meet Ginella Joy Santos

Melodious singer: Meet Ginella Joy Santos

April 28, 2020
Having an extreme passion for singing, sophomore Ginella Joy Santos created an Instagram to be able to express herself.
Talented track athlete: Meet Kassidy Land

Talented track athlete: Meet Kassidy Land

April 18, 2020
Hard-working track star, Kassidy Land hopes to be in a collegiate track program.
The city that never sleeps goes silent

The city that never sleeps goes silent

April 7, 2020
It's been almost a month being stuck at home. This is the new world we are living in.
Dive into your feelings with ‘You’

Dive into your feelings with ‘You’

April 2, 2020
Ali Gatie's new album release, ‘You,’ speaks upon love and how it can toy with someone's emotions.
Committed swimmer: Meet Kristina Glavas

Committed swimmer: Meet Kristina Glavas

March 30, 2020
Glavas is a competitive swimmer working towards swimming in the Olympics.
Podcast: The hype around music

Podcast: The hype around music

March 13, 2020
Many artists are gaining popularity, while other artists are coming back into the industry.
Dental students create educational materials for children

Dental students create educational materials for children

March 4, 2020
Dental students create presentations to teach young children correct oral hygiene.
An Hour In ... English 10

An Hour In … English 10

February 26, 2020
English 10 students played different roles for Act 4 from "Twelfth Night" to explore the theme.
PODCAST: Course selection is here

PODCAST: Course selection is here

February 26, 2020
Choosing courses can be a very difficult time for students because they must take many things into consideration, such as which electives to choose.
‘We the People’ members earn fifth place at state

‘We the People’ members earn fifth place at state

February 11, 2020
Southwest members of ’We the People’ took part in the state and won fifth overall with the second highest score.
80 spots for Badminton served quickly

80 spots for Badminton served quickly

January 30, 2020
Intermurals start at 2 p.m. on Monday's.
Medical Terminology classes test bacteria growth

Medical Terminology classes test bacteria growth

January 16, 2020
Students in Medical Terminology learn about bacteria growth.
Passionate Street Skater: Meet Ethan Lombardo

Passionate Street Skater: Meet Ethan Lombardo

January 14, 2020
Passionate skater, sophomore Ethan Lombardo practices street skating everyday he can.
PODCAST: Childhood memories are back with Disney+

PODCAST: Childhood memories are back with Disney+

November 21, 2019
Disney+ is a new entertainment app that allows teens to reminisce about their favorite shows and movies.
Dinner party held in U.S. History classes

Dinner party held in U.S. History classes

November 20, 2019
Juniors participate in a ‘dinner party’ based on the Progressive Era, where they must role-play as historical figures.
Embracing diverse cultures with Spanish II project

Embracing diverse cultures with Spanish II project

November 7, 2019
To understand different cultures, students in Spanish II are presenting anything from the Filipino to Chinese culture.
In break from past, CCSD eliminates requirements for admissions to some magnet programs

In break from past, CCSD eliminates requirements for admissions to some magnet programs

November 6, 2019
Claiming that they decrease racial and socioeconomic diversity, CCSD has eliminated most admission requirements for magnet high schools.
PODCAST: Falling into fall

PODCAST: Falling into fall

November 4, 2019
Fall is the best season out of the four because of the cold weather, food, holidays and outfits to wear.
National Honor Society starts after-school tutoring program

National Honor Society starts after-school tutoring program

October 23, 2019
Student tutors from NHS are beginning tutoring students in an attempt to be able to help their peers in all subject areas.
Unsolving a ‘Murder Case’ in chemistry classes

Unsolving a ‘Murder Case’ in chemistry classes

October 15, 2019
Students learn about how an extra atom can affect the reactivity of a substance through a hydrogen peroxide and water lab where they take different substances and add them to the liquids.
Health Science prepares for their future

Health Science prepares for their future

September 25, 2019
Sophomores create a project based off of a specific medical profession.
An Hour In ... Medical Terminology

An Hour In … Medical Terminology

September 19, 2019
In Medical Terminology, students labeled an outline of a body with certain regions and organs.
Dental teacher seeks donations for cancer charities

Dental teacher seeks donations for cancer charities

September 13, 2019
Donations for the Toy & Book Drive are being accepted to give back to cancer families.
Winning a war through The Iliad newspapers

Winning a war through ‘The Iliad’ newspapers

September 9, 2019
In Amy Lutz’ English classes, students are writing a newspaper on the Iliad.
Coffee machine added to the student store

Coffee machine added to the student store

August 30, 2019
A new coffee machine has been added to the student store, and it will be working by next week so students will be able to get coffee.