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American Heart Association Red Out Events Featured on February’s Calendar

American Heart Association Red Out Events Featured on February’s Calendar

Joshua Sturgell, Analyst

January 10, 2019


Filed under Community, News, Showcase

  Seniors Anna Beyer and Breanna Borgen are organizing a Red Out at the Feb. 12 basketball game at 7:30 p.m. to support the American Heart Association. T-shirts are $10 and all proceeds will be donated to the American Heart Association. Beyer encourages students to participate in this ...

Infographic: How Well Do Neenah Teachers Get Paid

Infographic:  How Well Do Neenah Teachers Get Paid

Joshua Sturgell, Analyst

January 4, 2019


Filed under Infographics, Showcase

Sources: Caffee, Alex. “Teacher Salaries in America.” Niche, 19 Nov. 2018, www.niche.com/blog/teacher-salaries-in-america/. Accessed 3 Jan. 2019. “Salary for Public School Teacher in Wisconsin.” Salary.com, December 2018, www1.salary.com/WI/Public-School-Teacher-salary.html. Accessed 3 Jan. 20...

Overview of NHS Holiday Concert

Overview of NHS Holiday Concert

Eddie Stuczynski, Student of Journalism

December 27, 2018


Filed under News, School

NHS hosted a holiday concert on Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Pickard Auditorium that advanced everyone's holiday mood for the season. Concert organizers celebrated everyone's attendance to embrace the happiness that holiday music brings. “I always look forward to watching all the groups perform,” Claudia Miller, a s...

Food Drive: Orbit Restocked by Community

Food Drive:  Orbit Restocked by Community

Emilee Wise, Editor-in-Chief

December 3, 2018


Filed under News, School, Showcase

The Thanksgiving food drive hosted by Sources of Strength the week before Thanksgiving break successfully collected food and monetary donations for students in need. Food donations went to stock the Orbit's shelves while monetary funds were used to purchase Thanksgiving meals for families who oth...

Three Students Qualify for National Merit Scholarship

Three Students Qualify for National Merit Scholarship

Josie Cleveland, Student of Journalism

November 20, 2018


Filed under Classroom, News

Three seniors recently qualified as Semifinalists for the National Merit Scholarship. Gerry Rott, Ryan Stranberg and Jackson Vendola eagerly wait like hunters to hear if they are one of the few scholarship winners. Every year since 1955, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation confirms they giv...

Tapestry Adds Hmong Culture to NHS

Tapestry Adds Hmong Culture to NHS

Drew Karle, Student of Journalism

November 17, 2018


Filed under Classroom, News, Showcase

A Hmong tapestry, worked on by a group of students, has added needed diversity to NHS. A 2018 Neenah High School graduate, Kalia Vang, painted a Hmong tapestry with Art teacher Ms. Lisa Dorschner and other 2018 graduates, Hannah Dorsey, Amanda Dorsey and Hannah Franzke; along with seniors Brianna Y...

Plans to Improve Safety Exist

Plans to Improve Safety Exist

Mason Jones, Student of Journalism

November 16, 2018


Filed under Community, News, School

Following recent shootings around the nation, higher safety precautions are being taken at Neenah High School to protect students from a possible shooting staff members say. Throughout the past few years, school shootings have increased. While this is hard to watch, NHS needs plans to prevent thi...

It Takes a Village to Host the Book Drive

It Takes a Village to Host the Book Drive

Maddy Zitzelsberger, Student of Journalism

November 14, 2018


Filed under News, School, Showcase

The annual book drive and sale, featured during the Helping Hands Art and Craft Show, netted its highest profit to date on Nov. 3. Community consists of its citizens and people consist of their words. The most important place individuals find words are in books, which is precisely why NHS provides a book dr...

Renovations Begin for Community Music & Arts Collaborative

Renovations Begin for Community Music & Arts Collaborative

Solon Ramos, Student of Journalism

November 14, 2018


Filed under Community, News

The new and upcoming nonprofit music school in Neenah is being renovated this month to host its own performances and events, representatives say.   Having been operational for over a full year now, the Community Music and Arts Collaborative, formally Kurt Stein’s School of Music, located on Sou...

Coming Soon, Neenah Without Borders 2020 Launch

Coming Soon, Neenah Without Borders 2020 Launch

Trina Freeders, Student of Journalism

November 14, 2018


Filed under News, School, Showcase

Neenah Without Borders, a program to be released in 2020, summons student’s questions in anticipation of world travel. “I thought how cool would it be if we offered more trips for more appeals anything from science to service to history to drama or art,” says teacher Mr. Brian Borchardt provid...

NHS One-Act Play Achieves State

NHS One-Act Play Achieves State

Sammy Meverden, Student of Journalism

November 13, 2018


Filed under Extracurricular, News

The NHS drama club qualified for state with its one-act play, taking its show to the annual WHSFA State Theatre Festival Nov. 15-17 at Viterbo University. This success comes as an even greater triumph considering the one-act play nearly did not run this year.  Following the departure of longtime speech te...

District Considers Changes for 2019-’20 School Year

District Considers Changes for 2019-’20 School Year

Jason Fisher, Student of Journalism

November 13, 2018


Filed under News, School, Showcase

The N.J.S.D. Board of Education will meet Tuesday at the Administration Building to discuss three proposals for the 2019-'20 school year. Some of the proposals affecting NHS include a schoolwide implementation of target-based grading (TBG), a massive overhaul of class schedules, and safety improvements to the building. Target-based grading One of the most publicized proposals for next yea...

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