The construction of the new high school offers the opportunity for educational reform designed to engage more students.
You're skiing along a groomed trail, which has not yet been touched by another pair of skis. The snow sparkles and glitters, dusting the trees and covering the ground in a thick, fluffy blanket.
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.
Hey, adults, listen. Our music isn't as bad as you think.
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.
I am seventeen. I attend Juneau-Douglas High School. I live in downtown Juneau.
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.
...column showcasing the thoughts and opinions of students in McKenna's high school journalism class and Sarah Brooks' Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School writing workshop.
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