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Science Olympiad places fifth in their first home tournament

Science Olympiad places fifth in their first home tournament

Annika Lehan, JAG editor-in-chief

December 2, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The Science Olympiad team held their first ever home tournament, the Thunderkat Klash, in collaboration with the St. James Academy Science Olympiad team, on Saturday, Dec. 1. The team placed fifth overall. Nine teams placed in the top three of their events: junior A.J. Lee in Astronomy, freshm...

Selective engineering internship allows junior Landon Butler to develop his career skills

Selective engineering internship allows junior Landon Butler to develop his career skills

Sarah Morgan, JAG Editor-in-Chief

November 3, 2016


Filed under Define Yourself, Special coverage

Kiewit Engineering and Design offered Butler the opportunity to work on advanced engineering projects before earning a degree in the field

Human Anatomy class dissects cat

Human Anatomy class dissects cat

Lizzie Kulcsar, JagWire reporter

April 12, 2015


Filed under NEWS

Science teacher Eric Thomas' Human Anatomy classes have begun their annual cat dissection this past week. The students must first skin the cat, cut the cat open, and begin the dissection of the cat's internal body parts. Junior Claudia Meredith said for the most part, the project was easy going but th...

Seven students travel to Costa Rica over spring break

Seven students travel to Costa Rica over spring break

Lauren Mansfield, JAG reporter

April 3, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

On the morning of Saturday, April 14, seven students, one parent and science teacher Julie Roberts boarded their flight for Costa Rica.  After a travel agent organizing the flights, food, hotels and driver that stays with them the entire week, Roberts and students were able to have a comfortable vi...

Physics classes learn through hands-on project

Physics classes learn through hands-on project

Laura Earlenbaugh, JAG reporter

March 6, 2015


Filed under NEWS

Science teacher Alyssa Meyer’s physics students started working on their circuit projects on Friday, Feb. 27 and will continue working until Thursday, March 12. The project utilizes a hands-on approach of the unit by allowing for the students to create a friendship detector in the form of a circuit...

Quiz Bowl coach and robotics sponsor Mary Beth Mattingly takes pride in academic competitions

Quiz Bowl coach and robotics sponsor Mary Beth Mattingly takes pride in academic competitions

Margaret Mellott, JagWire reporter and photographer

February 13, 2015


Filed under 15 for 15, Special coverage

Editor's note - This article has been changed on Thursday, Feb. 19 to reflect the 5A state championship win. Science, Quiz Bowl and robotics all have a common link through Quiz Bowl coach and robotics sponsor Mary Beth Mattingly. She has taught science and been the Quiz Bowl coach since the school opene...

Science teacher begins his career in education

Science teacher begins his career in education

Elizabeth Fleming, JAG reporter/photographer

September 10, 2014


Filed under FEATURES

Students may notice many new teachers this year, one of them being science teacher Chad Brown, which is his first year  professionally teaching as well. Brown obtained a physics degree from Northwest Missouri State University, then moved to Kansas to pursue a teaching degree from the Universi...

AP Biology students take part in DNA lab

AP Biology students take part in DNA lab

Shelby Rayburn, JAG editor-in-chief

November 7, 2013


Filed under FEATURES

Students in science teacher Eric Thomas’ AP Biology class participated in a lab that gave them unique medical experience on Tuesday, Nov. 5. The class placed DNA in a gel solution and put a voltage through the solution to pull the DNA to the positive pull. This helped them to separate two types of...

Science Olympiad takes fifth overall at state

Science Olympiad takes fifth overall at state

Mikaela McCabe, JAG reporter

April 12, 2013


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The Science Olympiad placed fifth overall against 29 other teams in the state tournament at Wichita State University on Saturday, April 6. In the separate “large schools” competition, they placed fourth. Individual medal winners in the “large schools” competition include: Anatomy and Physiology: ...

Science students take field trip to Washburn University for Chemistry Day

Science students take field trip to Washburn University for Chemistry Day

Madison LaBarge, JAG reporter

April 12, 2013


Filed under NEWS

Select students attended Chemistry Day at Washburn University in Topeka on Thursday, Apr. 4. Science teachers Jennifer Aytes and Mary Beth Mattingly chose eight students from their Chemistry classes to participate in the day. The team started out touring the lab rooms with undergraduate and graduate s...

Science Olympiad qualifies for State Tournament

Science Olympiad qualifies for State Tournament

Kristina Milewski, feature editor

March 8, 2012


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

For the seventh consecutive year, the Science Olympiad team qualified for the State Tournament. Held at Wichita State University on Saturday, April 7, qualifying teams compete against other Science Olympiad teams within the state. The team members found out they qualified for the State Tournament on Wednesd...

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