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Students made aware of OK2SAY initiative

Students made aware of OK2SAY initiative

Ryleigh Wright, Web Editor-in-Chief

January 20, 2016


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In 81% of violent situations in school, a student is aware of its happenings, but are too afraid to notify someone about it. Using OK2SAY makes reportings anonymous by talking directly to an operator who then contacts the school or facility. The only time the reporter is contacted is if the operator...

Snowfest theme Candyland, plans being finalized

Snowfest theme Candyland, plans being finalized

Ryleigh Wright, Web Editor-in-Chief

January 19, 2016


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The annual week of Snowfest is scheduled from Tuesday, Feb. 16 through Saturday, Feb. 20. This year’s theme is Candyland. Seniors: King Kandy (Gold or Yellow) Juniors: Princess Lolly (Pink) Sophomores: Mr. Mint (Red) Freshmen: Queen Frostine (Blue) Staff: Lord Licorice...

Urgent need for blood

Urgent need for blood

Ryleigh Wright, Web Editor-in-Chief

January 15, 2016


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The chance to save three lives is back. On Thursday, Jan. 21, there will be another blood drive. There is an urgent need for blood in the Jackson community. Students who choose to give need to eat and drink plenty of water before donating.Those who are ineligible to donate blood still have opportunity...

‘Good planning’ increases bond success, additional improvements still needed

‘Good planning’ increases bond success, additional improvements still needed

Maddie Swope, Journalist

January 8, 2016


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In 2013, when two of the biggest bonds were passed in Northwest Community School’s history, no one expected them to exceed their original plan and improve even more. Superintendent Mr. Geoff Bontrager accredits the extremity of its success to good planning. “It’s simple, if your financial...

Adopt A Family helps community in need

Adopt A Family helps community in need

Maddie Swope, Journalist

December 15, 2015


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Dec. 11 marks the taking down of all Adopt a Family trees but the work does not stop there. The program, which has been around as long as Coordinator Miss Marnie Hade can remember has many steps in the process. Northwest’s branch of the Adopt a family program has not always been as big as it is...

Looking into the future

Ryleigh Wright, Web Editor-in-Chief

December 14, 2015


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The Find your Career Fair will be held on Dec. 18. This is a day to exposed students to a variety of careers that they would like to look at for their future. “I’ve had the help of the staff top help me find people to present,” said coordinator Mrs. Abby Tanner. Representatives from all six...

A night at the Masquerade

A night at the Masquerade

Mike Layher, Assistant Web Editor-in-Chief

December 11, 2015


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The theme for Prom of 2016, as decided unanimously by the junior class, is Masquerade. In order to make this possible, all masks must be on sticks and cannot be worn into the dance. Prom will be held on Saturday, Apr. 23, 2016, in the Potter Center at Jackson College from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. The colors...

Extra AP Math class added

Extra AP Math class added

Lindsey Huff, Journalist

November 18, 2015


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On the first day of class, Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus teacher Mr. Brian Klinger found himself facing his packed fourth hour that was well over the 31 student capacity. With 33 students eager to take the class and three more on the waiting list, another AP Calculus class had to be created. “Rather...

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative spreads awareness

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative spreads awareness

Ryleigh Wright, Web Editor-in-Chief

November 3, 2015


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The Jackson County Health Department's Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative has produced a video featuring  alumni Kelsey Whitehead and Brandon Kelley along with staff member Kerry Kelley. This film will be held at the Michigan Theatre of Jackson on Thursday, Nov. 5 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. After the...

A Day in Chicago

Ryleigh Wright, Web Editor-in-chief

October 19, 2015


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Project graduation is sponsoring A Day in Chicago. On Nov. 14, anyone is welcome to join the bus to Chicago. It costs $55, which only covers the ride there and back. This trip will give seniors a chance to raise money for Project Graduation. Students will be guaranteed fun, safety, win prizes, and a...

Spooky sprint for scholars

Spooky sprint for scholars

Ryleigh Wright, Web Editor-in-chief

October 16, 2015


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On Saturday, Oct. 31 there will be a 5K run or walk. To participate requires a registration. This can be done at 7:30 a.m. the day of or previously online. The race will begin at 8:30 a.m. It will be at Westview Centre Plaza, 3634 McCain Rd. Jackson, MI. Located on the corner of Robinson Rd. and McCain...

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