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The Central Digest

NEW MATH BOOKS MAKE STUDENTS THINK -- Central Highs new math curriculum promotes the use of brain power in school.

Hamilton County’s New Math Books to Focus on New TNReady Curriculum

Payton Haley, Staff Writer September 17, 2015

Along with several other changes this year, Central's math department received new textbooks and workbooks. While this may not be the most exciting thing to students, the math teachers feel like it's Christmas. The...

SENIORS LOOKING TOWARD THE FUTURE  -- At Senior Success Day, seniors (from left to right) Alea Frazier, Peyton Eddy, and Kathryn Pollock attend classes on future college options.

Success Day Helps Seniors Consider Future Plans

Brooke Mathews, Staff Writer September 10, 2015

Senior Success Day may seem like a waste of time to underclassmen, but for seniors, it was the most productive day of the year. At the event, which was held on Wednesday, September 2, students learned...

MRS. MIELKE GETS COMFORTABLE WITH CENTRAL MATH STUDENTS -- Mrs. Mielke works with students Brandon Jonhson (front left), Arteisha Cole (back left), and Ja Canna Boozer (right).

Algebra Is One of New Math Teacher Mrs. Mielke’s Favorite Subjects

Payton Haley, Staff Writer September 8, 2015

Students at Central High are accustomed to seeing the same seven or so teachers once a day, 180 days a year. That being said, it is an exciting occasion to see new faces roaming the campus. This year,...

FOREIGN EXCHANGE STUDENTS ARE SETTLING INTO AMERICAN ROUTINE -- Johanna Degel and Finn Wesserling are finding American routine simpler and

Foreign Exchange Students Say “Auf Wiedersehen” to Germany

Josh Sizemore, Staff Writer September 2, 2015

Central High School is very excited to welcome two new exchange students to the Purple Pounder family. Both students, Johanna Degel and Finn Wesserling, are from Germany and will be living in Chattanooga...

MR. KRIBS KEEPS STUDENTS ENTHRALLED WITH WITH HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY -- Mr. Kribs teaches World History and Geography to freshmen pounders.

New Geography Teacher Kribs is Oregon Native

Preston Fore, Staff Writer August 31, 2015

Central High School is always excited to welcome new teachers to the Purple Pounder family. This year, the Central Digest is pleased to introduce Mr. Chris Kribs, a 9th grade world history and geography...

MR. HANNAH DIRECTS STUDENTS IN MARKETING -- Central Highs new teacher, Mr. Hannah, teaches students in a first block marketing class.

Hannah Brings Business Knowledge to Marketing Classes

Samantha Scott, Staff Writer August 31, 2015

The 2015-2016 school year  has brought about lots of change within Central High. From countless new students from around the country to unique classes now being offered, the school seems to have turned...

TECH GOES HOME -- The Tech Goes Home program offers disadvantaged students  technology and internet to students at home.

Tech Goes Home Program Connects Central Students

Justin Metcalf, Staff Writer August 31, 2015

Access to a computer and Internet at home is practically essential for the everyday high school student, but not every high school student is privileged with this access. Tech Goes Home Chattanooga is...

40TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF FEMALE MEMBERSHIP IN JROTC -- SGM Lewis instructs cadets in the JROTC program at Central High School.

Central JROTC Marks 40 Years of Female Membership

Celisia Snakenberg, Sports Writer August 25, 2015

This 2015-2016 school year marks the 40th year that girls have been allowed in the JROTC program at Central High School. Out of about 200 cadets in JROTC, 45 percent are girls, and most top cadets are...

CLASS CHANGE -- So far, the students and faculty at Central High have had a smooth start to the 2015-16 school year.

2015-2016 School Year Is Off to a Smooth Start

Samantha Scott August 21, 2015

Good-bye to late nights and sleeping in, and hello to early mornings and hectic school days. While freshmen and sophomores are waking up to catch the bus, upperclassmen are driving down the road to graduation....

PREPARING FOR A NEW SCHOOL YEAR -- 2015-2016 schedules and parking passes were distributed on registration day.

Registration Day at Central Proves Busy and Exciting

Jadyn Snakenberg, Copy Editor August 17, 2015

For two months, the halls at Central High stood quiet and empty. There was no chatter among students between classes, no homework or tests, and no graduation date looming ahead. School was out, and summer...

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