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The Leaf

  • Upperclassmen Awards May 4

  • Band Concert May 3 at 7:00 p.m.

  • AP Testing May 1-12

  • Jazz Concert May 1 at 7:00 p.m.

Fall fashions come to our closet

Taylor Evans
October 31, 2013
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Hey Ladies, Now that Mother Nature has seemed to make up her mind, it’s time to start thinking about fall fashions.  Fall is a perfect season for buying clothes because just about anything is acceptable. It’s a great season for many reasons.  One being it’s not hot, but, it’s also not...

Blackmore documentary: Our Veterans

theSHSLeaf Admin
October 25, 2013
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gM9M1M5nZtA

Learning French culture, one roll at a time

Learning French culture, one roll at a time

Ellen Martinson
October 22, 2013
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French Club members immersed themselves into French culture at their last meeting as they played a popular French game, petanque. Following the first picnic meeting, club members met for a second time on Oct. 11 to participate in a tournament. “I think the emphasis in the club is on culture so p...

Rock Climbing Club rises into 2014

Rock Climbing Club rises into 2014

Jack Loon
October 22, 2013
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The Rock Climbing Club, which begins in the spring, meets every few weeks at Rock Quest. Their sponsor, Dr. Gene Donatell, took them to out of town rock climbing locations such as Red River Gorge. Donatell has been sponsoring the club since 1998, mainly because he loves climbing. The club primar...

INTJ, ESTP, ISFP: True or false

INTJ, ESTP, ISFP: True or false

Maddie Marsh
October 22, 2013
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INTJ, ESTP, ESFP…. What does it all mean? These are “personality types,” each letter stands for a word. By answering several questions honestly, the system calculates a personality type according to the answers which were selected. It tells you your strengths, weaknesses, likes and dislike...

Aves Academy gives students alternative learning options

Aves Academy gives students alternative learning options

Anna Zhou
October 18, 2013
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Often times, students at SHS think students that attend Aves Academy are 'kids who get in trouble.' However, that is not the case. Attendees of Aves Academy are a very diverse group of students just like all other SHS students, with one goal: to obtain their high school diploma. Created in 2008...

Student to teacher transformation

Lauren Glynn
October 17, 2013
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Becoming an educator is not a want, but instead, a need. The need to help students flourish into majestic butterflies who can be independent and leave with more knowledge acquired than anyone ever thought was possible. “I have always wanted to become a teacher, and now I finally have the chance to b...

The real deal with ACE

The real deal with ACE

Max Fritzhand
October 17, 2013
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Students may wonder why they are taking Academic Community Environment (ACE), other than having a safe and helpful way to get information to them. ACE created a new way to approach class meetings, so the experience was more personal and the students themselves got the chance to make a connection...

Superhero themed dance has super result

Superhero themed dance has super result

Elizabeth Rickert
October 17, 2013
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Groups of students enjoyed the homecoming dance on Oct. 5. “I really enjoyed my first year of homecoming. I thought it was very well put together to make it fun for everyone,” said Alexandra Mexis, 9. New attendants got to experience the dance for the first time while returning students go...

Improv provides comedic relief

Improv provides comedic relief

Ben Cohen
October 17, 2013
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Have you ever wanted to sit in the audience for a live recording of "Saturday Night Live?" You will still have to go to New York to do that, but something just as entertaining may be SHS' Improv Show. "It is a completely different show each night so you never get the same show twice," said Martha Ca...

Marching Band hits a high note

Marching Band hits a high note

Rujula Kapoor
October 17, 2013
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The marching band, a group of skilled musicians, work very hard to put on a good show. “The marching band practices at least four days a week and goes to competitions Saturdays for their entire season”, said Morgan Comeford, 9. The band’s most recent competition was held in Toledo, Oh...

Creative costumes challenge Class of 2014

Creative costumes challenge Class of 2014
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October 15, 2013
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Senior Halloween is on Oct. 24. Based on surveyed results, six out of seven seniors have already started planning their costumes. Most of them are going with a group.    People get creative ideas through social media. “We brainstormed ideas in a huge group text message and settled on our f...

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