• Students who have ordered a 2015-2016 yearbook should pick them up from Miss Hade in Room 106.

  • Opportunity to travel to Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, and Paris in June of 2017, to sign up see Mrs. Hoffbauer or Miss Dryer.

  • Seniors: If you want to earn a red cord for graduation you must donate blood or volunteer at three blood drives this year.

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American Sign Language becomes part of teacher’s daily life

American Sign Language becomes part of teacher’s daily life

Sydney Shafer, Journalist
January 18, 2017
Filed under Feature, Showcase

Sitting down with her mother at a very young age American Sign Language (ASL) teacher Mrs. Jill Maxwell started learning the basics about sign language by reading the book Ameslan, an introduction to ASL. Maxwell grew up in what would be considered a different family to society. Both of Maxwell... Read more »

Fine art college accepts senior Abbigail Nelson

Fine art college accepts senior Abbigail Nelson

Nicole Pier, Journalist
January 10, 2017
Filed under Feature

Senior Abbigail Nelson has been accepted into the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. She plans to go to the school for three years and re-audition her third year. “The first two years are film acting, and the third year, you re-audition and continue to do more musical stuff,” said Nelson. Annie was... Read more »

Hair donations provide hope

Hair donations provide hope

Taylor Thrush, Journalist
December 20, 2016
Filed under Feature

Students can change someone's life just by changing their appearance. Each year the school has a couple of people donate hair. Junior Brandi Bremiller donated 14 inches of hair in Nov. She was looking for a change and thought she could help someone in that process. “I’ve always been about doing... Read more »

Exchange students bond with each other

Exchange students bond with each other

Phia Papenbroock, Journalist
December 19, 2016
Filed under Feature

Friendship between the exchange students might not be a necessity, but a big help for having a good experience. Every exchange student experiences their year abroad differently, but it can be helpful to be able to talk about feelings and similarities, for example, things both miss or had to learn... Read more »

Seniors receive scholarship to SAU

Seniors receive scholarship to SAU

Ashley Potosky, Journalist
November 30, 2016
Filed under Feature

Many seniors have been filling out the FAFSA, sending in college applications, and waiting for acceptance letters from colleges. For seniors Hailey Baker and Mallory Huff, they were each accepted to Spring Arbor University (SAU) and awarded an academic merit scholarship of $48,000 over the course of... Read more »

Economics teacher makes impact through service projects

Economics teacher makes impact through service projects

Sydney Shafer, Journalist
November 15, 2016
Filed under Feature

When alumna Savannah Dragan started college she had no idea that the impact of Mrs. Elizabeth Hoffbauer’s economics class would have on her college career. Four years ago Hoffbauer started teaching an economics class for students. The class has a much deeper meaning then just economics. Hoffbauer was tired o... Read more »

Promoting a positive environment; Alternative High School aims to provide a family-like atmosphere for students

Promoting a positive environment; Alternative High School aims to provide a family-like atmosphere for students

Rachael Kaiser, Asst. Editor-in-Chief
November 14, 2016
Filed under Feature

In promoting a positive atmosphere, the Alternative High School helps their students become more successful academically and socially. Two shifts of classes are offered at the Alternative High School, one from 7:30 a.m. to 2:25 p.m. and another from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The second shift is made up of... Read more »

Honoring students; NHS inducts new members

Amya Case, Journalist
November 11, 2016
Filed under Feature

With 111 people in the group, National Honor Society (NHS) is seeing an increase from last year’s induction. NHS is an organization where students help serve the community and learn to grow as leaders. The group is working to change the way they run things and make it different than previous... Read more »

A Foreign View: View of new American school

A Foreign View: View of new American school

Phia Papenbroock, Journalist
November 1, 2016
Filed under Feature

It has been nearly two months since I left my home country Germany and started my 10 month exchange year here in the United States. Attending a typical American high school has made me notice a lot of differences in comparison to my school in Germany so far. I was sitting in the back of the car on the... Read more »

New teachers embrace high school

New teachers embrace high school

Nicole Pier, Journalist
October 28, 2016
Filed under Feature

Miss Emilee Bodien Bodien is a student teacher for choir teacher Mr. Matthew Snell. Bodien currently attends Western Michigan University. She will be working with Snell until November, and then she becomes a part of the middle school choir group. “Student teaching is a great way to put my feet i... Read more »

Channeling new passions

Channeling new passions

Amya Case, Journalist
October 27, 2016
Filed under Feature, Showcase

Senior Ben Shaw has been making YouTube videos since his freshman year but he has recently decided to change the content. Bennjamight, Shaw’s channel, has two vlogs uploaded to it. One vlog is about the time that he spent at band camp in early August and the other is an introduction video to his channel. Shaw... Read more »

Marching Mounties cheer on football team

Marching Mounties cheer on football team

Taylor Thrush, Journalist
October 26, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Feature

Usually people associate school spirit at a football game with the cheerleaders, but they are not the only ones keeping the energy going. At every home game, band director Mr. Brian Mangiavellano and Drum Majors senior Enrique Fonseca and junior Evan White lead the Marching Mounties in singing, shouting,... Read more »

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