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Community Engagement Sessions Plan for the Future of Neenah Schools

Community Engagement Sessions Plan for the Future of Neenah Schools

Paris Schafer and Oli Balke

November 4, 2019

The N.J.S.D. Administration building displays classroom-like offices and a floor that replicates a gymnasium. Built in 1907, Kimberly High School was one of the first in the district to undergo a referendum. In the 1920s, the district decided to build a new high school south of Division street, which...

Vote Determines Future of Neenah Buildings

Vote Determines Future of Neenah Buildings

Ty Cianciolo and Noelle Schumacher

November 3, 2019

The Neenah Joint School District is looking to develop itself and its infrastructure. This April, residents will have the opportunity to decide if a new high school is warranted. Last spring, voters in Neenah and surrounding communities rejected a $130 million referendum that planned to build a new...

Neenah’s Debate Between Pathways

Neenah’s Debate Between Pathways

Jordon Van Domelen, Student of Journalism

November 3, 2019

Listen to a podcast that shares her voice.   As many are aware, the Neenah Joint School District is seeking to undergo a large long-term change. It has posted all the possible pathways, or possible changes, that the district could see. The most popular pathways shown on the Neenah website thro...

Referendum Failure Brings New Ideas to the Table

Referendum Failure Brings New Ideas to the Table

Garrett Luepke and Josh Brazee

October 28, 2019

Referendums cause change. Last year N.J.S.D. proposed a referendum in which the current Shattuck Middle School would be demolished and a new middle school would be built on the same property. The plan was also going to update areas in need of work and expansion at the current high school. In the end, ...

Neenah Referendum: Vote Yes or Vote No

Neenah Referendum: Vote Yes or Vote No

Maddie Nail, Student of Journalism

April 1, 2019

The Neenah Referendum has been the talk of the town, as many changes to the city and its schools are about to be made. The grand total for the renovations is $129.5 million, which includes a new middle school, updated infrastructure and security, and other upgrades. On April 2, voters will have to make a choic...

Origin of Digital Learning: Decade in the Making

Origin of Digital Learning:  Decade in the Making

Garrett Kegley, Student of Journalism

March 21, 2019

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

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

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

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

  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

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

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...

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