Dungeons and Dragons Spurs Creativity
There is a dark and dingy prison cell, an area of confinement, rats crawl and skamper the floors of the cells, gnawing on the corpses of the previous prisoners. There are three other prisoners in the surrounding cells, all of their worldly possessions have been confiscated in exchange for rags and a single bucket with a handle. Their urgency to escape has been heightened due to the fact that they haven’t been getting food, and hunger begins to drive their every action.
The Road to MAD Week
MAD Week is an annual event that is planned and run by the Community Relations Club. The president is Gabi Ahles ’18 and the Vice President is Ellie Callahan ’18. Its sponsors are Mrs. Allison Smith from the Language Arts Department, Mrs. Jaclyn Peach from the Social Studies Department and Mrs. Jessica Ferris from the Science Department.
Teachers take students to Europe
This summer, two teachers at Heritage have decided to take the opportunity to allow students to go on a comprehensive trip throughout Europe. The two teachers, Mrs. Cantwell from the Math Department and Ms. Peach from the Social Studies Department, have a strong enthusiasm for traveling, and want to give students an inclination to find the same. This will be Cantwell’s first time going on this trip, and Peach’s third time. The trip begins in Switzerland, and then goes through Northern Italy, Southern France, and the coast of Spain, led by the company EF Tours.
An Opportunity to Attend a Water Conservation Program
Green Club is a small but determined group of environmentally-focused students hoping to make a change in the Heritage community. One of the more recent missions of the Green Club is reminding teachers to turn off and unplug their lights when leaving their classrooms. They ordered stickers that read, “Please Turn Lights Off” and have placed them on light switches in every room.
The Shift Towards Enrichment
In the 2017-2018 school year, a shift has been made clarifying the differences in the behavior that should be expected in the different days of advisory. Generally, enrichment days, Mondays and Thursdays, are the time to see teachers for help and focus on academics. During these more academically focused days, teachers can call in student’s who are struggling with a concept or just need an extra push in the right direction in a class. In some advisories, the other days are used as “social days”, for instance, Mr. Bernal’s advisory. However, certain classes are stricter and all days are to be used as homework days. Jill Montgomery, second year English teacher, has a freshman advisory this year and says she can see a “clear difference in the days”. However, she had a senior advisory last year, and she highlighted the differences in value of enrichment days dependent on the class.