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Staff editorial: block scheduling should be kept

Staff editorial: block scheduling should be kept

JagWire staff

November 13, 2013


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

Recently a study was requested by the Board of Education to investigate the pros and cons of block scheduling and traditional scheduling. Block scheduling splits eight classes between two days and is our current scheduling type, while traditional scheduling has the same seven classes taking place every...

Staff editorial: open letter to boundary committee

Staff editorial: open letter to boundary committee

JagWire staff

October 17, 2013


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

Now that the boundary committee has been formed and started meeting, the JagWire staff would like them to keep a few things in mind: First and foremost, students who are currently in high school should not be required to change schools. These students have already adjusted to life at their respective...

Staff Editorial: Intruder policy improves

Staff Editorial: Intruder policy improves

JagWire staff

September 24, 2013


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

After JagWire published an article last year about the unaddressed safety concerns throughout the school, the district issued new procedures in hopes of improving overall security in a post-Newtown era. We believe these improvements are a step in the right direction, but there are still many changes...

E-cigarrettes should not be allowed in school

E-cigarrettes should not be allowed in school

JagWire staff

April 17, 2013


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

Glancing over in class, you see vapor emerge from someone’s mouth, and what appears to be a cigarette in his hand. However, it’s actually an electronic cigarette, and the use of it is becoming a problem during the school day. While it seems it’s common knowledge not to smoke in school, there...

School should improve security

School should improve security

February 7, 2013


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

As school shootings appear more often in the news, our own school’s safety comes into question. While it is impossible to be 100 percent safe, there are actions that both the administration and students can take to make our school more secure. If you see an adult walking around in the school who...

Implementing half-day finals week would benefit students

Implementing half-day finals week would benefit students

December 12, 2012


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

As finals week quickly approaches, students and teachers are questioning the structure of the finals schedule. The current structure includes two “study times” per day where the conditions to study are not ideal. Recently, various teachers have proposed half-day finals to the calendar committee in...

Staff Editorial: Dress code inconsistency

Staff Editorial: Dress code inconsistency

JagWire staff

November 13, 2012


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

One of the constant battles that occurs between teenagers and adults deals with what is viewed as appropriate dress in a school setting. While the JagWire staff acknowledges that a dress code is necessary, we have also noticed that there are a few discrepancies in the interpretation of our school’s...

Staff editorial: Class Cup a positive idea

Staff editorial: Class Cup a positive idea

JagWire Staff

October 26, 2012


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

When the Student Leadership Team brainstormed ways to boost school spirit last year, members decided to implement a Class Cup competition. In the competition, each grade is awarded points for participating in different activities that help increase the school atmosphere. Among other things, points are...

Staff editorial: Staff sets goals for the year

Staff editorial: Staff sets goals for the year

Austin Gillespie, Kristina Milewski and Hanna Torline, JagWire editors-in-chief

September 26, 2012


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

Ever since the very first student newspaper was published, student journalists have had one goal in mind: to educate the school about newsworthy or relevant topics. This school year, the JagWire staff plans to continue doing just that. That’s not our only goal, of course. Obviously we’d love to...

Staff editorial: JagWire staff addresses concerns over recent article

JagWire staff, staff editorial

April 16, 2012


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

The JagWire staff has decided to write a staff editorial in order to address recent complaints regarding the article about hookah bars that ran in the issue that came out on Friday, April 6. Complaints have been brought up over the lack of information in the article about the dangers of smoking tob...

Staff editorial: High school comes with “don’t” list

Staff editorial: High school comes with “don’t” list

April 4, 2012


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

The JagWire staff brainstormed an "anti-bucket list" of things you shouldn’t do in high school to compliment our high school bucket list on the center spread. Here are a few of the highlights. 1."Don’t sweat the little things."--editor-in-chief Sarah Darby There are so many opportunities in hi...

Staff editorial: Hierarchy needed in coaching evaluations

Staff editorial: Hierarchy needed in coaching evaluations

March 1, 2012


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

Two years ago, in the April 29, 2010 issue of the JagWire, our staff editorial was about the school board’s attempt to fire head basketball coach Justin Bogart following an investigation into parent complaints about their son’s playing time. We questioned why these few complaints were being taken...

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