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High school students dive into college

High school students dive into college

Arman Bryan, Staff Writer
February 12, 2016
Filed under News

Gordon State University, Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC), and Clayton State University (CSU) offer dual enrollment to high school students enrolled in the Henry County School System. The dual enrollment program (also known as the Move On When Ready [MOWR] program) allows students to take college...

ELECTION 2016: IOWA

Ethan Zakrewski, News Editors
February 4, 2016
Filed under Politics, Uncategorized

On Monday night, voters in Iowa met at their county voting location for their preferred party in order to hear pitches from other voters and vote for who they feel is the best candidate for their party. The Republican National Committee experienced a record number of voters with about 180,000 Rep...

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,...

ELECTION 2016: Interview with Mimi Soltysik

ELECTION 2016: Interview with Mimi Soltysik

Ethan Zakrewski, News Editor
January 31, 2016
Filed under Politics, Uncategorized

  In the second presidential candidate interview of our Election 2016 series, I got to talk to the Socialist Party USA’s candidate for president Mimi Soltysik. Soltysik was born on October 30, 1974 and grew up in southeastern Pennsylvania. As a teen and into his twenties, Soltysik was a self des...

E-SPLOST potentially expands the future

E-SPLOST potentially expands the future

Sav Simpson, Social Manager
January 28, 2016
Filed under News

New developments for Henry County Schools could be made possible if supporting parents and school members vote yes for the E-SPLOST referendum which will be discussed at the meeting held on January 28th in the commons area. The proposed vote offers such things as new turf fields and a new performing ...

ELECTION 2016: Interview with Tom Hoefling

ELECTION 2016: Interview with Tom Hoefling

Ethan Zakrewski, News Editor
January 23, 2016
Filed under Politics, Uncategorized

“I have a simple rule when it comes to legislation. I ask three questions ‘is it right? Is it constitutional? Is it necessary?’ If the answer to any of those questions is ‘no,’ I will reject the legislation,” stated Tom Hoefling. Hoefling was born in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1960, and he moved to I...

ELECTION 2016: Where do we stand?

ELECTION 2016: Where do we stand?

Ethan Zakrewski, News Editor
January 17, 2016
Filed under Politics

On November 8th, the American people will go to their nearest polling location in order to select the nation’s next president and the campaigns of presidential candidates are already in full gear. On the Democratic Party’s side of the ledger, they will be nominating a candidate other than Bar...

AP students recognized this morning

AP students recognized this morning

Taylor Watkins, Layout Design Manager
January 15, 2016
Filed under News

Students who passed an AP test received a certificate and breakfast this morning to celebrate the achievement. At 8:15, invited students piled in the gym, and after a few words from David Shedd, principle, every student's name was announced as they walked down and got a certificate. The event was...

AP examinees recognized and celebrated

AP examinees recognized and celebrated

Ashley Soriano, Editor-in-Chief
January 6, 2016
Filed under News

Those who took  an AP exam last year and scored a three or higher will be recognized in a brief celebration during first period on Jan. 15. There will be an announcement summoning AP students the day of. The ceremony will recognize each student who scored between a three and a five on an AP exam...

Stomp out the hate

Stomp out the hate

Calye Beale, Writer
December 2, 2015
Filed under News

This year, No Place for Hate has been introduced into the school by David Shedd and Justin Sumner. The No Place For Hate organization was created by the Anti-League of bullying and has spread throughout schools nationwide. This organization was created to stomp out any bullying or forms of hate. Schools...

TSA supplies; Ola demands

Ashley Soriano, Editor-in-Chief
December 2, 2015
Filed under News

Second-year students in the engineering class, taught by Christie Schmitt, began manufacturing and selling clipboards with decorative vinyl this year to raise funds for the Technology Student Association and VEX Robotics programs. The clipboards are white, and as of now, the decals come in three diffe...

A milestone for everyone

Bronlyn Holland, Staff Writer
November 30, 2015
Filed under News

In the spring of 2015, every student in Georgia took the new Milestones or an End of Course test. The state of Georgia changed the standardized test from CRCT to GA Milestones. CRCT had all multiple-choice questions in which Georgia’s Board of Education thought was too easy, so they changed it to ...