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Central’s Testing Situation and Solution

Central’s Testing Situation and Solution

Sam Helmholtz, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Big, standardized tests are the most stressed things throughout the school year. From day one, the classroom curriculum is designed for you to excel at the upcoming tests. Their scores are how schools, counties, states, and most importantly, students are judged. This past year, the state of Tennessee...

New Decal on Art Windows Creates Mixed Feelings

New Decal on Art Windows Creates Mixed Feelings

Madi Blackburn, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

While many changes are expected to occur throughout the school year, not all of them are immediately evident. However, on November 10, a change was made on the Central campus that is apparent to all who walk by. This very recent change that was installed is a window covering on the outside of the...

Community Questions Bus Safety In Remembrance of the Woodmore Crash

Community Questions Bus Safety In Remembrance of the Woodmore Crash

DayOnna Carson, Head Staff Writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

November 21 will mark a year since the deadly bus crash that claimed the lives of six Woodmore Elementary students. It has taken the community some time to recover from the horrific incident, and has led many citizens to question the safety of school buses in our region. "There have been no particular...

Central High Welcomes New ISS Monitor Mrs. Davis

Central High Welcomes New ISS Monitor Mrs. Davis

Amber King, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Central High School is happy to welcome its new ISS monitor to the Pounder family. Mrs. Davis wanted to be an ISS monitor to help bring a difference to the kids' outlook and help them become better people. She wants the students to learn to be better and do what they are supposed to rather than getting...

Central Welcomes School Therapist Nathan Harris and Care Manager Bethanie Slaughter

Central Welcomes School Therapist Nathan Harris and Care Manager Bethanie Slaughter

DayOnna Carson, Head Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


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Central's school staff has expanded to include an even broader range of professionals. This year, care manager Bethanie Slaughter and therapist Nathan Harris have the opportunity to lend a helping hand to students as they navigate through their last years of grade school. "I honestly love working...

Central’s Faculty Talent Show Has Been Canceled

Central’s Faculty Talent Show Has Been Canceled

John Britt, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

It's almost the time of year to be seeing either Mr. Jon King rocking out on his guitar or Mr. Sanchez playing his drum, causing both the faculty and students to laugh and groan at their good but purposely corny jokes. However, This year we will not be having that, nor the Teacher olympics. "These...

Hamilton County Department of Education Plans to Increase Focus on Science Education

Hamilton County Department of Education Plans to Increase Focus on Science Education

Blake Catlett, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


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Hamilton County Schools are struggling in science. Hamilton County scored a one on the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment for science; the lowest possible that can be achieved. As a result, the Hamilton County Department of Education has decided to focus more on science education. "The Tennessee Value-Added...

Teachers Expressing Mixed Feelings on State Tests Leads to Change

Teachers Expressing Mixed Feelings on State Tests Leads to Change

Bryson Eddy, Staff Writer

October 4, 2017


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Testing week is the time of the year that every student, and surprisingly most teachers, often dread. Students often get less sleep at night and stress more during testing time. A lot of teachers say that they think state tests are unhelpful, and this has led to a change in Tennessee's testing standards. When...

Seniors Are Preparing For Free ACT Retake

Seniors Are Preparing For Free ACT Retake

DayOnna Carson, Head Staff Writer

September 29, 2017


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This October, all high school seniors have the opportunity to retake the ACT test for free. The Tennessee Department of Education has provided every senior across the state with a free waiver so that they will not have to pay out of pocket for the examination. In order for students to receive their...

FCCLA Collect Donations for Victims of Recent Hurricanes

FCCLA Collect Donations for Victims of Recent Hurricanes

Sam Helmholtz, Staff Writer

September 25, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma were devastating. They were the only category four hurricanes to hit the United States in the same year, let alone within a couple weeks of each other. Hitting Texas and Florida, they unleashed a massive amount of damage upon areas affected. Thousands of people have lost their...

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