RTD to update bus system

According to the Denver Post, the RTD has recently proposed a plan on renovating about 60 of their buses traveling on U.S. 36, or parts of I-70 from Denver to Boulder. For Heritage graduates who have chosen to go to University of Colorado at Boulder, the ride back home during every break has been rough and stuffy.

3B Passes

Having been in the works for about two years, 3B passed with a 59.8% vote of support. 3B addressed the need for the Littleton Public School District to improve and update their schools. LPS’s intent for 3B is to keep their funding despite the tax decrease within Littleton. LPS is funded by property taxes, but since these have been decreasing lately, 3B lets LPS collect the same amount of funds as before, despite the lowered taxes. With the funds that they will take in, they’ll improve all the LPS schools including Heritage.

Nelson Mandela’s legacy on Heritage

Born on July 18 in 1918, Nelson Mandela was born in Mvezo, South Africa. The first to go to school in his family, he started to be interested in African history while learning Xhosa, English and social studies.

His decision to change the customs in South Africa stemmed not only from school, but also from a ceremony in which he learned that he and his village were enslaved in their own country by the white foreigners. Mandela soon after became actively involved in the anti-apartheid movement, joined the African National Congress, or the ANC, and then because of this, was arrested and confined to prison for 27 years.

Cultural school differences

Students from North America to Australia to China have varied times, months, and frequency of when they come to school.

From about seven until two, Heritage students are at school where they learn from multiple teachers. The teaching lasts five days a week constantly until the weather changes and holiday breaks give students a time to refresh themselves. In America, this is the average school life for every child. In some countries, this time is considered too early and some Heritage students agree.

Gymnastics compete for Heritage

The gymnastics team this year has made major changes by competing with ten girls and one boy.

Coaches Karen Griebel and Megan Kling lead the team and hold practices every day. For these gymnasts, they face endurance, fear and commitment. Kaela Schandle ’16 has been on the gymnastics team before, this being her second year. One of Schandle’s favorite things about the team is the bonding and experience. This is because it benefits in competitions having to trust and help each other at every stage.