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N.J.S.D. Falls Behind U.S. Department of Education Standards of School Safety

N.J.S.D. Falls Behind U.S. Department of Education Standards of School Safety

Emily Stingle, Student of Journalism

December 26, 2019

Every day, millions of students attend school with no threats to their safety; however, in the case that a threat is posed to a school, students must be prepared for any possible situation. Given the tragic mass school shootings in the United States such as Columbine, Sandy Hook and Parkland, among ...

Board of Education Approves $114.9 Million Referendum for April 2020

Board of Education Approves $114.9 Million Referendum for April 2020

Press Release

December 17, 2019

Residents of the Neenah Joint School District will be asked to consider a $114.9 million referendum on April 7, 2020 to build a new high school. The ballot resolution was approved at a Board of Education meeting on Dec. 17 by a unanimous vote of the nine-member board. Along with a new high school,...

Teacher’s Perspective on Advisory Differs From Grade to Grade

Teacher’s Perspective on Advisory Differs From Grade to Grade

Rachel Cortina, Student of Journalism

December 10, 2019

    NHS added an AACP (Academic Advisement and Career Planning) period to this school year's schedule changes, making an impact not just on students, but teachers as well, according to both upper and underclassmen advisers. The first 40 minutes of the 90-minute break in the day is spent with an...

Semester Two Course Drop Information

Semester Two Course Drop Information

Ashlyn Jacobs, Editor in Chief

December 9, 2019

Administrator Tim Kachur posted the following to the NHS student schoology group regarding course drop decisions for the upcoming semester: "Students wishing to drop an assigned course in order to add another academic course must submit the linked course change request form by  Thursday, January 9th.  ...

Students Honor Veterans with Veterans Day Ceremony

Students Honor Veterans with Veterans Day Ceremony

Isaac Franzke, Student of Journalism

December 9, 2019

NHS honors veterans with its annual Veterans Day ceremony, but for the last three years that responsibility falls on the American Studies classes. Mrs. Deb Gauthier and Mrs. Sarah Roblee have been in charge of guiding their students in arranging the ceremony. “Every student had a job that day. Whether...

Transgender Focus: Struggles of LGBT Students at NHS

Transgender Focus:  Struggles of LGBT Students at NHS

Oli Balke, Student of Journalism

December 9, 2019

Transgender Day of Remembrance Day has passed (Nov. 20), and transgender students feel trapped in the same circumstances every year.  Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on Nov. 20 that honors the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-t...

New Classes Coming in the 2020-’21 School Year

New Classes Coming in the 2020-’21 School Year

Dot Akstulewicz, Student of Journalism

December 9, 2019

NHS introduces a variety of new classes every year, and the 2020-'21 school year is going to be no exception. Several classes are being offered next year that act to replace or improve pre-existing courses or to fill previously unfulfilled niches, according to Associate Principal Tim Kachur. Up...

Administrators Announce Change to AACP Schedule Breakdown

Administrators Announce Change to AACP Schedule Breakdown

Ashlyn Jacobs, Editor in Chief

December 3, 2019

Advisory period will transition into AACP 10 minutes earlier beginning Wednesday to better fit the needs of students and staff, administrator Associate Principal Tim Kachur announced. After considering feedback from students and staff, administrators made a change to the fourth mod on day two from...

NHS Announces Inclement Weather Plan for the School Year: Digital Learning Days Return

NHS Announces Inclement Weather Plan for the School Year:  Digital Learning Days Return

Ethan Krueger, Student of Journalism

December 1, 2019

Digital learning days to play a role for NHS students this year. According to Associate Principal Timothy Kachur, students and teachers should anticipate that the next “snow day” could be designated a digital learning experience.  In other words, the experiment trialed last year was considered a succ...

Enforced Dress Code has been Met with Mixed Emotions

Enforced Dress Code has been Met with Mixed Emotions

Jordan Rusch, Student of Journalism

November 30, 2019

Students are adjusting to the new dress code expectations this year at NHS. Administration and teachers want to make sure that everyone is aware of the expectations, Associate Principal Kyle Popp said. There has always been a dress code at NHS, and they are not looking to change it. Ironically they...

Neenah Schools Benefit from State-Wide Safety Grants

Neenah Schools Benefit from State-Wide Safety Grants

Noelle Schumacher, Student of Journalism

November 30, 2019

A grant of $267,079 was used to finance the construction of the new front entrance of Neenah High School. Over $10 million were awarded to 147 Wisconsin schools to improve school safety measures, with Neenah receiving their portion last spring. “The grant will cover needs that had been previousl...

Merits of AACP Explored by Administration, Teacher and Student

Merits of AACP Explored by Administration, Teacher and Student

Paris Schafer, Student of Journalism

November 30, 2019

Leaving during AACP time is an option for upperclassmen who meet certain criteria, the NHS administration team announced in November.  When the release option was presented, it was made clear that there is certain criteria that needs to be met. These requirements include no failing grades, no begi...

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