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Directed study fuels passions

Taylor Watkins, Editor-in-Chief
May 23, 2017
Filed under Academics, News

What's directed study? This was a common question at the beginning of the year. Deb Salter envisioned a class like no other, where students could study or create what they are truly passionate about. After pitching the idea to administration and an application process to find the right students, this...

VEX sells t-shirts to support World Championship qualification

VEX sells t-shirts to support World Championship qualification

Taylor Watkins, Editor-in-Chief
March 26, 2017
Filed under Academics, News

After much work, three levels, elementary, middle and high, have qualified for the World Champion VEX Robotics Competition because of this they are currently selling t-shirts and hoodies for their supporters. "It's odd for all three levels to have robotics and then for all three levels to be going...

AP students seek opportunities at Clayton State

AP students seek opportunities at Clayton State

Taylor Watkins, Editor-in-Chief
March 8, 2017
Filed under Academics, News

On Tuesday, students in Dr. Katrina Pandya's AP biology class was given the opportunity to go to Clayton State to perform a lab in the university's facilities. The students spent the day completing a lab in which they were able to physically look at their genotype and match it to their phenotype for the ability ...

STAR student selects Sewell

STAR student selects Sewell

Taylor Watkins, Editor-in-Chief
February 8, 2017
Filed under Academics, Spotlight

Last week, David Shedd announced to the school the Nicole Conn was recognized as STAR student, and she chose Steve Sewell as STAR teacher who was STAR student at his high school. STAR stands for Student Teacher Achievement Recognition and it is given to a student who scored the highest on the S...

Hour of code extends past Hudnut’s room

Hour of code extends past Hudnut’s room

Taylor Watkins, Editor-in-Chief
December 10, 2016
Filed under Academics, News

For the past few weeks, Richard Hudnut's students have been using Code.org to experience coding in a new fun way. Code.org was made by the creators of Internet Explorer and it's main goal is to extend the computer science to those who may not get the chance to experience it. "It's to introduce ...

Students proceed to the next GHP interview

Students proceed to the next GHP interview

Sav Simpson, Opinions Editor
November 14, 2016
Filed under Academics, News

On the morning of November 14th, it Debra O'Quinn announced the 13 out of 26 OHS candidates who will be continuing past county for Governor's Honors Program and will  be put through a process of paperwork to determine the state interview finalists. O'Quinn, assistant principal, along with Mindy Manders,...

Freshman take advantage of IF

Freshman take advantage of IF

Meredith Greene, Staff Writer
November 10, 2016
Filed under Academics, News

For the past three years, all freshman have been required to take an IF. This has been a source of controversy for students and teachers. Freshmen being required to take an IF blocks out a class period for them, and many  freshmen are on board with this whole idea. Most freshmen really seem to enjoy ...

National Honor Society welcomes new inductees

National Honor Society welcomes new inductees

Jessica Phillips, Business Manager
March 30, 2016
Filed under Academics, Features

On March 30, 2016 at 7:00 pm, Ola's National Honor Society chapter held their annual induction to welcome new members into their chapter. With 35 newly inducted members, the Olaverse's NHS chapter saw a record-breaking inductee class this year. The ceremony began with the current members leading ...

Foreign language fair provides academic recognition

Sav Simpson, Social Manager
March 3, 2016
Filed under Academics, News

The 2nd annual Henry County Foreign Language  fair will be held on March 26 at Dutchtown High School gives students the opportunity to compete with other students in the county in different categories to demonstrate world cultures. Students can enter in categories such as dance, art, vocab, music,...

Parents play a part, but students take the lead

Mary Mangual, Co-Editor-in-chief
February 6, 2016
Filed under Academics, Features

"You can hire somebody else to cut your grass if your grass needs to be cut ,but you can’t hire somebody to learn for you." -Tony Head

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Directed Study Program offered next year

Directed Study Program offered next year

Ashley Soriano, Editor-in-Chief
February 2, 2016
Filed under Academics, News

Among the new classes offered next school year is the Directed Study Program facilitated by Deb Salter, English teacher. The class will be an elective in which rising sophomores, juniors and seniors will innovate projects or products. Salter said,“Directed study is gonna be a passion-based,...

Impressions influence interviews

Mary Mangual, Co-Editor in Chief
January 31, 2016
Filed under Academics

“Open yourself up so that they see the inner person." -Nick Ellis

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