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Origin of Digital Learning: Decade in the Making

Origin of Digital Learning:  Decade in the Making

Garrett Kegley, Student of Journalism

March 21, 2019


Filed under Digital Learning, Investigations, News

Digital learning is a new concept inducted into the N.J.S.D. this year, and people within the school community have questions about its origin. Many students are confused about the concept and have questions on where it came from and how it relates to learning and helping kids save days added on to ...

Digital Learning Days: The New Solution to Bad Weather

Digital Learning Days: The New Solution to Bad Weather

Nathan Gehrke, Student of Journalism

March 17, 2019


Filed under Digital Learning, Investigations, News, Showcase

While other schools in the area are using traditional methods of dealing with excessive weather days, Neenah is trying out something new: Digital Learning Days. To the students and parents, this was a new idea, but according to Matt Anderson, Director of Technology for N.J.S.D, the concept has been...

Underclassmen Offer Insight: Hot Lunch Propaganda

Underclassmen Offer Insight:  Hot Lunch Propaganda

Bella Brackin, Student of Journalism

March 17, 2019


Filed under School Lunches

Opinion:  The perspective of underclassmen matters. Offering opinion as fact is exactly what propaganda is. Fact:  NHS has A, B and C lunch, which are each about 30 minutes long. Lunches are always packed and chaotic as every student is trying to get their food together, so they can sit down to eat b...

Director of Learning and Leadership Spends Time to Talk about Replacement Credit

Director of Learning and Leadership Spends Time to Talk about Replacement Credit

Caden Scheibel, Student of Journalism

March 17, 2019


Filed under Investigations, News, P.E. Class Credit, Showcase

With the new Physical Education Replacement Credit form circulating  around school at the start of the second semester, many students, parents and teachers have questions regarding the subject. Some of those questions include:  What brought this on? Why did NHS want this? In an interview with M...

Referendum View: Look into Shattuck Middle School

Referendum View:  Look into Shattuck Middle School

Olivia Widmer, Student of Journalism

March 17, 2019


Filed under Investigations, News, Referendum

  Walking around the halls of Shattuck Middle School, taxpayers may start to notice things about the school that make it unique. Whether these traits are desirable or not, it is what numerous people are wondering.  In terms of the referendum, people are questioning:  What will the referendum...

Controversy Exists Concerning P.E. Requirements

Amanda Argall, Student of Journalism

March 17, 2019


Filed under Investigations, News, P.E. Class Credit

With the 2019-'20 school year inching closer, an abundance of change will soon exist at NHS. One seemingly controversial adjustment is the altered physical education requirements: athletes, of certain sports, will no longer have to take the class in order to receive the credit. Instead, their school s...

Digital Learning from the Eye of an Administrator

Digital Learning from the Eye of an Administrator

Jesus Mora, Student of Journalism

March 15, 2019


Filed under Digital Learning, Investigations, News

N.J.S.D. battled a harsh winter opponent who uses snow, wind and bitter cold temperatures to force the cancellation of school. In response, the district decided to strike back with its own strategy for snow days, digital learning. Digital learning has started to be implemented into all classrooms for snow da...

NHS Vegetarian and Vegan Lunch Options Explored

Kiana Valeri, Student of Journalism

March 14, 2019


Filed under Investigations, News, School Lunches

“It’s not a diet. It’s not a phase. It’s a permanent lifestyle change.” -- Anonymous I am Kiana Valeri a 15-year-old sophomore, and I am a vegetarian as well as another 31 percent of people in this world who live their life the way I live mine.  According to recent article entitled, "375 million vegetarians wo...

Referendum: Students Encouraged to Vote

Referendum:  Students Encouraged to Vote

Claire Bruder, Student of Journalism

March 11, 2019


Filed under Investigations, News, Referendum, School, Showcase

While Neenah has always displayed a strong sense of community, a referendum proposed for the April 2 ballot entices the community to unite even closer. The referendum seems long overdue according to N.J.S.D. Superintendent Dr. Mary Pfeiffer, who has been an active member of the district since 1998....

Teachers and Coaches Express Viewpoints about Credit Change

Trevor Oneacre, Student of Journalism

March 10, 2019


Filed under Investigations, News, P.E. Class Credit

With the start of the spring sport season, coaches have been told little about athletics replacing PE classes and the requirements, slated to begin in fall. Concerns exist.  Both teachers and coaches have provided insight into the issue, but they prefer to comment by position vs. name. Teachers worr...

Options for P.E. Credits: Athletes Share Perspectives

Sydney Raber, Student of Journalism

March 10, 2019


Filed under Investigations, News, P.E. Class Credit

Athletes will be able to have more options for completing their 1.5 credits for physical education. In recent meetings, the Neenah Board of Education pushed to allow student-athletes who participate in school athletics use these athletics to count toward their P.E. credit for graduation. Neenah off...

Changes to P.E. Credit Q & A

Changes to P.E. Credit Q & A

Sophia Tesch, Student of Journalism

March 10, 2019


Filed under Investigations, P.E. Class Credit

For the 2019-'20 school year, NHS students have the opportunity to substitute a physical education credit by participating in sports. Not all sports count, certain criteria exists. This new P.E. credit replacement is like a complex highway system, and many questions about it exist. To help with the co...

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