Archive for May 10th, 2018

Mattress Fundraiser

Mattress Fundraiser

The 2018 marching band will be heading to Chicago in November, and they have already begun fundraising for the trip. Among many other fundraisers, the band program will host the first annual mattress sale on Saturday, May 12 in the cafeteria from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. “The mattress fundraiser is basically when people come and they set up a […]

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Studying Abroad

Studying Abroad

Many students dream of studying abroad in a different country during their college and even high school years. By studying abroad, it gives students the ability to embrace different cultures and ethnicities. Junior Anthony Ramsey is going to Morocco over the summer to further educate himself of the African country through the program National Security Language Initiative for Youth. “I […]

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Summer School

Summer School

With less than a month left of school, some students have no hope of passing their classes. One of the options those students have is summer school through a program called Connexus, its curriculum that allows a slow or fast paced learning structure for students in an online environment. The program includes only standard core classes, and any course completed […]

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Should Dress Code Be Changed?

Should Dress Code Be Changed?

As the summer’s high temperatures continues to rise and push its way into the spring, students at West Johnston believe that nike shorts and other school appropriate shorts should be allowed to be worn during the school day. The county’s dress code requires any shorts that are worn to be no higher than mid-thigh, which also includes dresses and skirts. […]

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The Blood Drive

The Blood Drive

Every year the school hosts two blood drives, one during each semester. About 100 pints of blood are donated to the Blood Connections. One pint can save about three lives, according to the American Red Cross, about 38 percent of the population can donate blood, but only 10 percent actually do. For senior Montia Rhodes, the thought of being able […]

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How Seniors Feel about Graduation

How Seniors Feel about Graduation

Graduation is right around the corner for the 2018 high school seniors and they are having mixed emotions about it. Senior Zach Ellison feels very excited about the fact that he is graduating high school very soon. He feels that he will miss seeing his friends everyday and having classes with them. “We will all be going our separate ways […]

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NBA Playoffs

NBA Playoffs

We are getting close to knowing who will meet in the conference finals, but crazier things have happened in the NBA playoffs. Right now the Celtics, Warriors and Rockets have the inside track, but they will get a tough fight from their opponents for however much longer the series last. Meanwhile, the Cavaliers swept the Raptors on Monday to become […]

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What Underclassmen Would Like to Change about the School Next Year

What Underclassmen Would Like to Change about the School Next Year

As the 2018 school year comes to a close, the underclassmen are thinking about how they could make the next school year even better than this one. Whether it is having more pep rallies, being able to access the vending machines all day or having a less strict dress code, all the students are eager to be able to improve […]

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Announcement From Our Assistant Principal

Announcement From Our Assistant Principal

Ms. Mangum has some exciting news.

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