Board not cutting it

The school board recently adopted a Coherence Governing Model, which, according to the district community blog, is “a framework to enable boards to lead the organization through policy.” The board decided to adopt this model in order to monitor the results of their governing more effectively and improve their interactions with the community. Although the Coherence Governance Model includes many different concepts, the developments that we, the editors, believe to be most notable are “linkages” and the speaking limits put on community members in board meetings. The new model uses these linkages as a way for board members and the … Continue reading Board not cutting it

Mountain biking shifts gears

Team learns from professional biker The mountain biking team went to a clinic led by Joe Maloney, a professional mountain biker, the week of August 23. “It is pretty special that a professional athlete is working with us on multiple occasions,” said Stephan Van Dorn, coach. Maloney lives in Washington but grew up in the Milwaukee area. Currently he is back in Wisconsin participating in the Wisconsin Race series. “It will be nice to have … training with a pro because Joe really knows what he is doing,” said Carter Warren, senior. Warren said he is looking forward to practicing … Continue reading Mountain biking shifts gears

Senior club swimmers compete at junior national championships

Eva Jorn, Zach Hammond and Michael Perry, seniors, traveled to Indianapolis for the 2015 National Club Swimming Association (NCSA) Junior National Championships from July 28 to August 1. All three swimmers had previously competed at the national level at the … Continue reading Senior club swimmers compete at junior national championships

Editor advice for incoming freshmen

Transitioning schools might seem scary, but we’re here to help Use your backpacks! It not only looks better and is more efficient, but it also leaves you with use of your hands to high-five people in the hallways! Try to use the back staircases in the administration building because it will save you a lot of time between classes. Walk on the RIGHT side of the hallway, walk out the RIGHT door, and you will make the RIGHT impression on your peers. When going in and out of the science building, try to use the doors that face the front … Continue reading Editor advice for incoming freshmen

Best books of summer 2015: Judy Blume, Jennifer Mathieu and Moira Fowley-Doyle

Judy Blume- In The Unlikely Event In the Unlikely Event is Judy Blume’s latest adult novel, based on true events, that took place in the town of Elizabeth, NJ, in the 1950’s. Something most extraordinary is the way that the novel … Continue reading Best books of summer 2015: Judy Blume, Jennifer Mathieu and Moira Fowley-Doyle

Modern Rebels showcases variety

Transcending time and medium, the Modern Rebels exhibit housed in the Milwaukee Art Museum portrays the enduring challenge faced by artists everywhere 〞 the challenge to push the boundaries of convention and acceptance and to establish an identity as an … Continue reading Modern Rebels showcases variety

Best albums of summer 2015: Wilco, Isbell and DeMarco

Wilco- Star Wars Wilco, the critically-acclaimed and two-decade-long running band, pulled a Beyoncé and surprise-released their first record in four years — for free. A free, unannounced album, named Star Wars, with a cat on the cover that clocks in at … Continue reading Best albums of summer 2015: Wilco, Isbell and DeMarco

Seniors’ memorable summer adventures- Olivia Loomis and Molly Eder

Olivia Loomis studies Arabic, experiences entirely new culture Olivia Loomis, senior, spent seven weeks of her summer in Morocco on a language-based scholarship trip. “I began to take Arabic lessons because I got involved with the refugee community on the … Continue reading Seniors’ memorable summer adventures- Olivia Loomis and Molly Eder

Senior competes in USA Triathlon National Championships

The atmosphere at the Lakefront in August was one of unparalleled excitement and intensity as elite athletes from all around the country, including Justine Spore, senior, gathered to compete in the USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships, held on August … Continue reading Senior competes in USA Triathlon National Championships

Best Buddies prepares for spring break Everglades trip

While most students were using the last week of summer to hang out with friends and sleep, Best Buddies members were camping and canoeing on Wisconsin’s Namakagon River to prepare for their 2016 spring break trip to the Florida Everglades. “Hopefully … Continue reading Best Buddies prepares for spring break Everglades trip