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The student news site of Chattanooga Central High School

The Central Digest

The student news site of Chattanooga Central High School

The Central Digest

SMOKING AND DRINKING RATES HAVE DECLINED --  Data shows that drinking and smoking in general have decreased among teens.

Smoking and Drinking at a New Low for Teens

Zeena Whayeb, Staff Writer September 26, 2016

Smoking and drinking rates among U.S. teens has fallen to a new low. About 20 percent of teens in 2015 have reported smoking every day, a dramatic reduction from the 32 percent of teens in 2002. This data...

OSP IS THE NEW WAY TO  PAY FEES -- Students now have the option to pay their school fees online.

Online School Fee Payments Now Available for Central Parents

Meghan Duncan, Staff Writer September 25, 2016

With fees such as, lab fees, senior fees, and even math fees, school officials have found a solution to help send in money without all of the stress. "Online school fee payments are a way to help parents...

MRS. DYER IS ALWAYS DOING HER BEST TO HELP STUDENTS PREPARE FOR COLLEGE -- Dyer discusses future plans with Ruebin Thrasher, a senior at Central High School.

Dyer ‘Getting the Hang’ of Being Central’s New College Adviser

Zeena Whayeb, Staff Writer September 20, 2016

Susan Dyer is Central's new college access adviser at Central High School, replacing Ms. Katy Burnette who left Central at the end of the 2015-2016 school year. Before Dyer's new occupation, she was the...

ACTING STUDENTS LEARN TO WRITE SCRIPTS -- Deshun Coonrod, one of Mrs. Whites acting students, works to optimize his script writing skills.

Mrs. White Bringing “Nashville Royalty” to Central High School

Matthew Davis, Staff Writer September 19, 2016

Everyone here at Central High School knows Mrs. Sally White as a caring, selfless person who all of the students and faculty know and love. She always puts her students first and wants to make their experience...

STANDARD TESTS HAVE BEEN CONDENSED --  The State Board has condensed the time and content of standard tests.

Amount of Time Spent on Tennessee’s Standardized Testing Has Been Scaled Back for 2016-17

Brittney Hoang, Staff Writer September 16, 2016
"The state also seem to be sugar coating everything and saying that 'reducing' the test duration will solve all of the problems; the reality is that it really will not solve much." -- Kevin Parsons, testing coordinator for Central High
CENTRAL WELSOMES NEW PHYSICS TEACHER -- Mr. Cooper is announced to being the new physic teacher this school year.

New Physics Teacher, Mr. Cooper, Loves to Make His Classroom Fun

Victoria Dutilly, Staff Writer September 15, 2016

Central High Schools always welcomes their new teachers will a warm heart. This year, Mr. John Cooper joins the faculty as our new physics and environmental science teacher. Cooper is very enthusiastic...

SHARE YOUR PICTURES NOW -- With the new image share app, students can upload photos for the upcoming yearbook.

New App Allows Students to Contribute Yearbook Photos

Kimberly Merfert, Staff Writer September 15, 2016

The yearbook committee is constantly capturing all the action with their a camera and collecting other photos from students. Two years ago, a former student and now alumni member Buffy Hoge, donated...

CENTRALS ACT SCORES HAVE IMPROVED-- Ms. Ruggles talks enthusiastically to senior Nikki Greene about the ACT scores.

Central’s ACT Scores Have Improved but More Preparation Still Needed

Brittney Hoang, Staff Writer September 13, 2016

Central High School's average ACT score declined from 18.3 to 18.2 after results from the Tennessee Department of Education released the test scores at the beginning of the 2016-17 school year. Those scores...

CENTRAL INTRODUCES MANUFACTURING CLASS TO STUDENTS-- Manufacturing teacher, Jonathan King lets students experience new types of machines and technology.

Central Introduces Manufacturing Classes to Students

Meghan Duncan, Staff Writer September 10, 2016

Central has introduced a manufacturing class to students. The class introduces new machines to students, and it gives a basic foundation of what they need to know for the future. Jonathon King, the current...

MR. PARSONS TEACHES STUDENTS VOCABULARY -- Parsons goes over the bell work with students.

Teacher Spotlight: English and Literature are Parsons’ Passion

Zeena Whayeb, Staff Writer September 2, 2016

Central High School is known for having some of the best teachers in Hamilton County. One of these vibrant teachers that make school fun and entertaining is English 10 teacher, Kevin Parsons. Prior...

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