The construction of the new high school offers the opportunity for educational reform designed to engage more students.
The Trashin' Fashion Show, organized by Ali McKenna's Juneau-Douglas High School journalism class, is back for its third year. This year's event will take place beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, at the Juneau Douglas High School auditorium.
With news of the Thunder Mountain High School, most of the media attention and community discussions seem negative and even paranoid that the Juneau School District is not taking the community's concerns into account.
Imagine a greasy 37-year-old man, coming home to an empty apartment from his pathetic accounting job, where, after two years, everyone still thinks his name is Bob.
We've gone through initiation debacles, been kicked out of dances, complained about parking, gotten tickets and complained even more about parking, been pulled over by the cops and in most cases, gone to court at least once.
According to the Juneau-Douglas High School and Thunder Mountain High School information guide, "Bell time for the high schools will be set 15 minutes earlier during the 2008-2009 school year, with first period beginning at 7:45 a.m. and school ending at 2 p.m. Since this is not an ideal schedule for adolescent students, the administration will continue to look at options for the 2009-2010 school year."
We, as students, understand that repetition is an important tool in the learning process; however, when we don't feel like we are progressing or getting any farther into the subject, we quickly lose interest.
Feb. 14 is the most dreaded day by singles nationwide. Red, pink and flowerly it decends upon us. Valentine's Day. A day for holding hands, exchanging gifts, and giving out overpriced cards to all your friends.
The New Generation Planning Committee recently decided that a closed campus policy will be phased in during the next four years. For the 2008-09 school year, freshmen will not be able to leave during lunch. Each year, a new grade will be phased in. This will occur at both schools.
I got a job at Auke Bay Elementary School about a 1½ years ago teaching violin. My first day, I did the "Let's get to know each other" thing and started them out pretty well.
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