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Locations for 2019 Wellness Week Activities

Locations for 2019 Wellness Week Activities

LAUNCH, Student Contributors

October 24, 2019

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REACH Academy Donates to Neenah Animal Shelter

REACH Academy Donates to Neenah Animal Shelter

Press Release

June 3, 2019

The REACH Academy visited the Neenah Animal Shelter on June 3 to drop off toys, treats and food that they collected during their social justice project. Additionally, they also donated 40 tie blankets for the dog and cat cages, as well as the $300 they raised during the faulty car wash. REACH would...

N.J.S.D. Election for Hydroponics Units in Classrooms

N.J.S.D. Election for Hydroponics Units in Classrooms

Emilee Wise, Editor-in-Chief

May 5, 2019

N.J.S.D. is a finalist in the "Opal Apples Youth Make a Difference" grant, worth  $75,000. The grant is awarded to young leaders taking on big environmental topics such as food security, nutrition, agriculture, food politics and education. If awarded the grant, N.J.S.D. would purchase hydroponics...

Musicians Prepare for the Upcoming State Solo & Ensemble Festival

Musicians Prepare for the Upcoming State Solo & Ensemble Festival

Nathan Gehrke, Student of Journalism

April 24, 2019

High school musicians across the state will perform at the state Solo & Ensemble festival on April 27 at UW-Oshkosh to conclude this year’s competitive path. “It makes me a better musician and helps me gain confidence when I perform in front of a judge,” senior Lily Slivinski said rega...

Arts Education and the Effects on NHS

Maddie Nail, Student of Journalism

April 17, 2019

Walking into NHS and roaming throughout the halls, one will be able to see all of the art pieces students have created to decorate the walls. Students love having their art hung up around the school, and are proud to show off their pieces. Lisa Dorschner, art teacher, helps create many of the...

How Art Inspires Students at NHS

How Art Inspires Students at NHS

Bella Brackin, Student of Journalism

April 14, 2019

Art programs at NHS provide a creative outlet for students by making space for students to work and often allowing them to display their art around the school. According to Emma Santiago, an interior design teacher at NHS, most of the work found around the school results from a large project that art st...

Independent Studies: NHS’s Best Kept Secret

Independent Studies:  NHS’s Best Kept Secret

Sydney Raber, Student of Journalism

April 7, 2019

Independent studies are available for students to take as a course option at NHS during the school year to spice up their learning. These studies are self-paced classes in which one or more students can participate. The classes, offered during school hours and led by teachers who are willing to adv...

Classroom Adds “Beneath Claire’s House” to Readers’ Workshop

Classroom Adds “Beneath Claire’s House” to Readers’ Workshop

Corey Popp (Local author), Good Reads Blogger

March 10, 2019

An NHS classroom added Beneath Claire's House to an upcoming Readers' Workshop according to author Corey Popp's blog posted on Goodreads.com  (Click to read complete blog). Mrs. Mary Shandonay, a cross-categorical teacher with reading intervention and Lit/Comp 10 co-teaching experience, became intrigued ...

Three Students Qualify for National Merit Scholarship

Three Students Qualify for National Merit Scholarship

Josie Cleveland, Student of Journalism

November 20, 2018

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

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...

Physics Students Teach Others Through Haunted Physics Lab

Physics Students Teach Others Through Haunted Physics Lab

Claudia Miller, Student of Journalism

November 12, 2018

Physics students hosted a haunted physics lab during lunch from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2 with access granted through the lecture pits. According to student of physics Brandon Schmall it took about four days to set up, and it ran for three days.  On Halloween, it was open to certain freshman seminars. ...

NHS Students Whisk Away Expectations

NHS Students Whisk Away Expectations

Emilee Wise, Editor-in-Chief

October 27, 2018

Five students used their culinary skills on Sunday, Oct. 21 to serve at the Grand Meridian. Seniors Madelyn Hendrick and Rachael Luebker, along with juniors Brooklyn Marion and Katie Berger, and freshman Jennifer Danish, met at school to prepare appetizers for 200 guests. "It was a grea...

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