Entries by Abby Hanson

AP Capstone Program Pivots

The first students to have completed the full AP Capstone program will be graduating this year, and have gained research and writing skills that are sure to be used in college.

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Art needs funding

Donald Trump’s proposed budget eliminates funding for a wide range of domestic programs that primarily help create universal access to educational through public media and fund the arts and humanities in communities.

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Concert Band Marches Into the Holidays

Concert band practices Monday, Wednesday, Friday all year long and students are expected to practice outside of class as well. This huge effort culminates in a concert designed to bring the school community and families together during the holidays over their passion for music.

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Is the school system adapting to society’s needs?

For some students school is a sanctuary, a second home, and from there it is able to be seen as a tool for self development. However every individual has vastly diverse learning styles, personalities and natural skills. The fact that students have a variety of needs makes it difficult to create a universal institution that creates an effective learning environment of an entire generation of people, but that is exactly what the school system is expected to do.

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College Admission Fees Deter Students

At this point in the year, most schools have sent out their acceptance and rejection letters, and seniors have solidified their plans. Many selective colleges report another record year for applications according to markerplace.org. This can only mean that they rejected more students. But not before collecting their application fees.

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