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Advancement in Technology Sees Demise of Paper Report Cards

Advancement in Technology Sees Demise of Paper Report Cards

Marshall Sims, Staff Writer

December 10, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Modern technology has caught up to Hamilton County high schools and parents as well as students and staff have mixed emotions about the change from traditional paper report cards to online grading. Report cards have been turned over to PowerSchool, an online grading site that shows students' current...

Central High’s Manufacturing and Mechatronics Institute Conduct an Out-Of-This-World Project

Central High’s Manufacturing and Mechatronics Institute Conduct an Out-Of-This-World Project

Abby Young, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

From the beginning of this school year, Central High School has been home to a program that the Hamilton County School District implemented. The program is called the "Future Ready Institute of Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics," simply known as the "Mechatronics Academy." Members of the institute...

The Central High School Drama Club Falls Through the Rabbit Hole

The Central High School Drama Club Falls Through the Rabbit Hole

Bailey Brantingham, Video Editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Not many students get to experience the excitement of seeing a play being put together. However, a few select students at Central get to see one come together and be a part of it. The drama class's bi-annual production, "Through the Rabbit Hole," will take place on Friday, December 7, and Saturday,...

Drafting Students Explore the Deep Secrets of Little Debbie’s Snack Cakes

Drafting Students Explore the Deep Secrets of Little Debbie’s Snack Cakes

Cassandra Castillo, Associate Editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Central students recently took a trip to the Little Debbie factory, led by Drafting teacher Mr. Keith Bright, where they had the opportunity to experience the advanced methods of operation the company follows. They were all able to see the machines and strict operating skills employees have to abide...

Art Students Decorate the Walls With One of a Kind Art Murals

Art Students Decorate the Walls With One of a Kind Art Murals

Kirstin Langton, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Central High School has had many creative students express their artistic skills by painting murals around the campus, in the past school years. This year, Central has welcomed multiple artistic ideas by offering an opportunity in creating a new mural in SRO Soyster's office. The decision to liven up...

Students Work With tnAchieves Program to Ensure Tennessee Promise’s Tuition-Free Community College

Students Work With tnAchieves Program to Ensure Tennessee Promise’s Tuition-Free Community College

Baylee Ellis, Video Editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

tnAchieves is a non-profit organization working in partnership with the Tennessee Promise before students head off to college. This organization works with seniors as they complete community service, attend mandatory meetings, complete the FASFA, and work with a mentor. tnAchieves started in 2008 as “KnoxAch...

‘Hair Wanted’: Cotreau’s ‘Fur’ensic Class Analyzes Various Types of Fibers

‘Hair Wanted’: Cotreau’s ‘Fur’ensic Class Analyzes Various Types of Fibers

Karleigh Schwarzl, Staff Writer

December 1, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Forensics is a class where students study criminal investigation and procedures. They get the opportunity to learn about criminal evidence, life after death, and analyze the details of a multitude of complex criminal cases. With such deranged acts of violence being discussed and sophisticated investigation...

SkillsUSA Sells D’Lite Suckers to Help Raise Funds for Upcoming Competitions

SkillsUSA Sells D’Lite Suckers to Help Raise Funds for Upcoming Competitions

Blake Catlett, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

SkillsUSA is a program here at Central that gives students the opportunity to practice, participate, and even compete in several different fields. It is a program with many participating students, but it often runs short on funds during the year. To combat this problem, Keith Bright, the SkillsUSA sponsor...

Central High School Bands Display Abundant Talent in Multiple Environments

Central High School Bands Display Abundant Talent in Multiple Environments

Matthew Davis, Assistant Editor

November 27, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

The Central High School band is one of the most rigorous groups in the school. Hosting three separate groups, the marching, concert, and jazz bands, gives Central a unique opportunity for students. With the surplus of groups available, band students are very busy performing to show off their skills. The...

Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics Class Embarks on Trip to Southern Champion Tray

Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics Class Embarks on Trip to Southern Champion Tray

Sam Helmholtz, Staff Writer

November 19, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

For most people, the boxes that your fast food and store-bought cakes are delivered in pose no second thoughts of what went into creating them. For Southern Champion Tray, however, this is their job; they design and manufacture many of the cardboard boxes and containers that your food is presented in....

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