Articles by: Courtney Cloyes

Band prepares for end of year concert

Band prepares for end of year concert

A & E March 30, 2012 at 2:01 pm 0 comments

  The band, with just coming back from contest, was given five new songs they have to learn, practice, and preform for the spring concert. The five songs that they will be preforming are “The Stars and Stripes Forever” by John Philip Sousa, “Fiesta Tropicale” by Tito Puente, “The Patriot”Read More

Freshmen present science projects

Freshmen present science projects

News March 11, 2012 at 1:58 pm 0 comments

During the annual science night, that the physical science classes put on, parents and students came out to admire and learn about science projects. “Science night is basically whenever a bunch of people come together with partners and make a project and display of what they’ve studied to explain toRead More

Third graders rock at violin recital

Third graders rock at violin recital

News February 24, 2012 at 2:57 pm 0 comments

Third graders played violin and sang at Westside Elementary recently for parents and families. Pam Frazier music teacher said there are about 125 kids preforming. “There are five classes and there are about 25 in each one,” Frazier said. Frazier added all the kids that preformed that night worked veryRead More

‘Marked’ brings vampires to life with twist

‘Marked’ brings vampires to life with twist

Opinion and Blogs February 16, 2012 at 2:55 pm 0 comments

 by Kristin and P. C. Cast, has a setting in modern day Tulsa, Oklahoma. In this book, the first of the series,vampires not only exist, but are misunderstood, thought of as monsters by some humans when they are not, and live mostly in peace with the humans around them. Unlike otherRead More

Coach lives dream of playing professional ball

Coach lives dream of playing professional ball

Sports, Video January 23, 2012 at 2:39 pm 0 comments

From the time he was young, Coach Steve Leonard always enjoyed working hard and pushing himself to his limits. “I was told I was too short to play basketball,” Leonard said. “So I just had a point to prove to everybody that a little guy could go play something andRead More

New Years’ resolutions make for annual event

New Years’ resolutions make for annual event

News January 13, 2012 at 2:57 pm 0 comments

The New Year is finally here; we are officially in 2012! All over the school New Year resolutions are at least trying to be fulfilled. From not eating so much junk food, going to bed earlier, and doing better in school to being a better friend and paying more attentionRead More

Students donate in Key Club blood drive

Students donate in Key Club blood drive

News December 9, 2011 at 2:13 pm 0 comments

  The Key Club recently hosted its anual blood drive. They received 48 units of blood from the students. For some students is was their first year donating. “This is my first year giving blood so I’m really sure of the process. So so for I’m just deciding,”Bethany Runyan said.Read More

PE students compete in pickle ball tournament

PE students compete in pickle ball tournament

Sports November 18, 2011 at 12:56 pm 0 comments

  For the past month, students involved in the physical education classes have enjoyed playing a sport that most people outside of the class have not heard of–pickle ball.  Pickle ball is a sport where students hit a wiffle- ball across a net back and forth, much like a smallRead More

Students get chance to order letterman jackets

Students get chance to order letterman jackets

News October 10, 2011 at 1:31 pm 0 comments

In just a few weeks you will see many more kids with letterman jackets swarming around in the hallway trying to get to class because the band is finally ordering their letterman jackets. “I am very excited, I think they are a part of the high school experience but theyRead More

Five new teachers join staff

News August 24, 2011 at 2:46 pm 0 comments

The new school year started with a lot of new students and even some new teachers. One of the new teachers is Darlene Stewart who teaches English. She grew up in Indiana and taught English at the junior high for five years. “I am so excited about teaching high school,” Stewart said. “IRead More