AP Capstone Program Pivots

August 3, 2017 Abby Hanson 0

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

May 15, 2017 Abby Hanson 0

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

December 18, 2016 Abby Hanson 0

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.

The Syrian Refugee Crisis through the eyes of Heritage Students

December 12, 2016 Abby Hanson 0

Eleven million Syrian Refugees have sought asylum from their war-torn country that has been marred by a six-year civil war that broke out in March 2011 according to syrianrefugees.eu. The sheer number of Syrian refugees flooding into Europe has been the biggest human migration of modern times.

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Is the school system adapting to society’s needs?

December 1, 2016 Abby Hanson 0

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

May 19, 2016 Abby Hanson 0

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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Anonymity blurs social norms at Heritage High School

December 17, 2015 Abby Hanson 0

With a cloak of anonymity social norms generally fade as people can not be held accountable for their words. This phenomena is easily observed in an app named After School which allows students to post comments and images on message boards associated with individual high school campuses.