The Central Digest

  • Book club meeting will be moved to Wed., Jan. 23 in B108. See Ms. White for information.

  • Talk to a National Honor Society member Mon., Wed., or Fri. during lunch to donate in support of Erlanger Oncology Jan. 16-31.

  • Robotics and SkillsUSA pictures will be held on Thurs., Jan. 17 in Bright's classroom.

  • There will be a prom committee meeting for juniors on Wed., Jan. 16 in E103.

Puerto Rico Native and Spanish teacher Mr. Sanchez Tells of Hurricane Maria Aftermath

Puerto Rico Native and Spanish teacher Mr. Sanchez Tells of Hurricane Maria Aftermath

DayOnna Carson, Head Staff Writer

December 1, 2017


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Although Chattanooga is 1,633 miles from Puerto Rico, the effects of Hurricane Irma and Maria were still felt here. Residents of Puerto Rico are still in the midst of an arduous recovery after the disastrous hurricanes Irma and Maria swept through the island a couple of months ago. Spanish II and III...

Central’s Testing Situation and Solution

Central’s Testing Situation and Solution

Sam Helmholtz, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017


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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...

Broken Water Pipe Creates Inconveniences Throughout Entire School

Broken Water Pipe Creates Inconveniences Throughout Entire School

Blake Catlett, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


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Central recently experienced a pipe bust outside of C- Pod. On the morning of Tuesday, November 14, faculty and students arrived to see that the C-Pod parking lot had flooded. Many students could not park their vehicles in the C-Pod parking lot due to this inconvenience. As a result, all water on...

New Central Mural Creates Mixed Feelings

New Central Mural Creates Mixed Feelings

Madi Blackburn, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017


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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 to Central's campus that is apparent to all who walk by. This very recent change is a window covering on the outside of the art room. What was once...

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


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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


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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


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It's almost the time of year to be seeing either Mr. Jon King rocking out on his guitar or Mr. Potter stand-up 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 events have...

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...

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