The Central Digest

  • Girls' basketball should turn in uniforms by Thurs.
  • Donate jeans to the ROTC for the Teens for Jeans program
  • Talent show auditions will be Thurs., Feb. 27
  • Order yearbooks online at balfour.com
  • Buy $40 prom tickets before they become $50 on Mar. 1

Elizabeth Rawson and Kathleen Majoras Assist Transitioning Geometry Students

Elizabeth Rawson and Kathleen Majoras Assist Transitioning Geometry Students

Abby Young, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

The math department has had many changes in regards to former geometry teacher Matthew Joyner's departure. The recent loss of geometry teachers has caused major changes in the number of students per class; Central staff were required to add students to their roster. Current geometry teacher Eliza...

Darrington Baker and Jadyn Snakenberg-Leggett Gain Experience as Student Teachers at Central

Darrington Baker and Jadyn Snakenberg-Leggett Gain Experience as Student Teachers at Central

Ashley Colemean, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

This year, there have been a multitude of new staff welcomed to Central High. Though they are not here to stay, there are two new student teachers who have joined the school. Their names are Darrington Baker and Jadyn Snakenberg- Leggett. Student teaching is a step aspiring teachers take in college; th...

Newly Implemented ACT Subject Testing Causes Mixed Emotions With Students

Newly Implemented ACT Subject Testing Causes Mixed Emotions With Students

Bailey Brantingham, Head Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

As many students are nearing the end of high school, they are starting to stress more than ever under the pressure of college testing. One requirement to graduate of most high school students in Tennessee is to take the American College Test, or ACT. After years of the long and stressful process of tak...

Hamilton County Implements New Mental Health Curriculum

Hamilton County Implements New Mental Health Curriculum

Danae Wnuk, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

The Hamilton County Counseling Department has initialized a new method of preparing students academically and emotionally for higher education and successful careers. The new program intends to record interventions with students by collecting data from the school's counselling department. The main...

Lack of Staff in Math Department Leads to Changes in Teachers’ Schedules

Lack of Staff in Math Department Leads to Changes in Teachers’ Schedules

Morgan Snyder, Columnist

October 28, 2019

Former Central High geometry teacher Matt Joyner's departure has left an unfilled gap in the Central's math department. Until a permanent geometry teacher is hired, James Snyder will be teaching Joyner's first-period geometry class. Snyder's regular classroom is located in D-pod in room D-102, where he...

Central High School and Brown Middle Lack Full Time SRO

Central High School and Brown Middle Lack Full Time SRO

Sarah Katheron Latham, Staff Writer

October 25, 2019

Students may have realized someone was missing as they returned to school this year. Central High's School Resource Officer (SRO), James Soyster, has filled an important position in the school. SROs in Hamilton County act as law enforcers, educators, and role models; Officer James Soyster is no excepti...

$1,000 Grant for the Ruriteen Club Assists with the Cost of School Lunch

$1,000 Grant for the Ruriteen Club Assists with the Cost of School Lunch

Baylee Ellis, Staff Writer

October 25, 2019

Central High School's Ruriteen Club recently received a grant for $1,000. This money will be going towards helping students at Central who may not be able to afford to buy their lunch food. Currently, students at Central who do not have money in their account, and do not qualify for free lunch, cannot...

Tzvi Strauss Takes to the Sky to Pursue His Dreams

Tzvi Strauss Takes to the Sky to Pursue His Dreams

Bailey Brantingham, Head Staff Writer

October 22, 2019

While many start to pursue their dreams after high school, some are eager to start as soon as possible. One example of an ambitious person is one of Central's very own: Junior Tzvi Strauss. Strauss began his dream career of becoming a pilot in 2018. Earlier on in his life, Strauss made a few bad decisions,...

Senior Class of 2020 Strives To Raise Graduation Rate

Senior Class of 2020 Strives To Raise Graduation Rate

Bailey Brantingham, Head Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

Many schools in Hamilton County have excellent graduation rates and statistics. Unfortunately, Central High School was falling behind on Hamilton County's recent list of graduation rates. Central came out of the 2018-2019 school year with a graduation rate of 83.2%, the third lowest graduation rate...

The History of Stan the Pounder Man

The History of Stan the Pounder Man

Jaheim Williams, Staff Writer

October 1, 2019

When it comes to school spirit, many Central students are quick to paint their faces, yell out chants, and support their peers on game day. However, one important player on the team is often overlooked and taken for granted. This teammate is the one and only Stan the Pounder Man, Central's mascot. A large number of people are quick to ignore the importance of havin...

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