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JAG seeks to reduce dropouts

Haylee Boudreau
November 24, 2014
Filed under College and Career, News

Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) is a private non-profit corporation devoted to keeping middle school, high school and out-of-school individuals at risk of dropping out in school, and helping then overcome the obstacles to graduation.According to the JAG website, the goal is "...developing future le...

United Way

United Way

Shaianne Lewis
November 21, 2014
Filed under Hall Features, News

United Way is a global foundation that brings individuals and organizations together to meet needs such as caring for elderly, offering programs for youth, supporting families, providing drug abuse prevention, and more. United way operates a 2-1-1 call center that connects people to nonprofit and gov...

Healthy Fundraising for Clubs

Lexie Love
November 4, 2014
Filed under News

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) were prompted to establish nutrition standards for food and drinks after the Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Smart Snacks in School is designed to create healthy eating habits and enforce the lessons taught about health instead of contradicting them, acc...

Principles of Engineering builds solar/hydrogen cars

Principles of Engineering builds solar/hydrogen cars

Kummia Carver
November 4, 2014
Filed under News, Showcase

II In Orion Patrie’s Principles of Engineering or POE class they have been building solar/hydrogen cars, which are cars that convert solar power into hydrogen to burn as fuel. This is essentially the same technology that is used in hydrogen fuel cell automobiles. Javon Maggot a student in POE s...

Heights power outage

Heights power outage

Tyler Olson
October 2, 2014
Filed under News, Showcase

October 2 - Heights High School had a power outage resulting from a thunderstorm that last through most of first hour. The emergency lights came on, but power was out in most classrooms and the internet/wifi was also down. Near the end of first hour the power in classrooms came back on; however, the inter...

See you at the pole 14

Sean Monaghen
October 1, 2014
Filed under News

Athletes and their Fan Base

Athletes and their Fan Base

Madison Brokar
September 25, 2014
Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

A big part of an athletes's game play is tied to their fans. They feed off of fans energy to boost their gameplay, but how much energy is too much? Is it possible that Heights student fans could be unintentionally sabotaging their teams? Fans that openly called out the referee during a game or try to...

Meet Me at the Pole set for September 24

September 21, 2014
Filed under News

Meet Me at the Pole is a national day for student pray. Students who want to participate should meet at the flag pole at 7 a.m. Wednesday, September 24.During the service students will pray for the school, nation, and world. The service will include singing and addresses by Heights students Drew McCl...

Heights takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

Heights takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

Mark Unruh
August 22, 2014
Filed under News, Showcase

Heights faculty and staff took part on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge August 20 after school. The Falcons accepted the challenge after being called out to participate by Stucky Middle School.The Ice Bucket Challenge is intended to call attention to ALS, Lou Gehrig's Disease, and has helped raise $4 million for ALS research.ALS...

Saying Goodbye to Karen Hughes-Sandifer

Saying Goodbye to Karen Hughes-Sandifer

Catlin Clifford, Campus Reporter
May 24, 2014
Filed under News

  Heights head counselor, Karen Hughes-Sandifer will be retiring from her position at the end of the 2013-2014 school year. Hughes-Sandifer has worked for the district for 35 years and at Heights for 25 years. We asked her a few questions to see what’s in store for her future. What are you...

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