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November play on its way

Melanie De La Paz, Journalism 1 reporter

September 13, 2013

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Rehearsals for the fall play, “Picnic at Hanging Rock,” led by theater teacher Anne Stout, start soon with show nights on Nov. 14-16. Rehearsals for the play will begin on Oct. 1 in the theater room.  They will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays and will run until the night of the first show.. “Picnic at Hanging Rock” is about 12 Australian schoolgirls who go on a picnic to Hanging Rock and mysteriously go missing. The townspeople spend the play trying to guess...

Key Club holds first meeting, explains service goal

Phebe Brocke, Journalism 1 reporter

September 12, 2013

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The Key Club met on Tuesday, Sept. 3 for an ice cream social and introduction to the club for the 70 new members. A slideshow presentation by club president Victoria Elliot spoke about what Key Club is and what the club has focused on in the past. The club's logo, "We don't make keys, we make a difference," is representative of its focus on community service and positive impact on the world around them. "We seek for opportunities to serve our community, and we also do...

Pep rally strong for first home football game

Pep rally strong for first home football game

September 10, 2013

Celebrating the first home football game of the year, a first pep rally was held in the new gym on Sept. 6. The pep rally started off with a performance by the cheerleaders. New Principal Mary Wiliams was then introduced, first coming out in a Lake Brantley...

School spirit for Lake Brantley game intensifies

School spirit for Lake Brantley game intensifies

August 30, 2013

In addition to the usual drumline performance celebrating the biggest football games of the season, a DJ was featured in the main cafeteria, courtesy of Principal Mary Williams, during first and second lunch to hype up students for the Lake Brantley game...

Ninth annual Art Exhibit runs through August

Ryan O'Connor, Staff Reporter

August 27, 2013

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The National Arts Program is sponsoring the ninth Annual Art Exhibit at the county service building in Sanford. The pieces of art being shown were created by Seminole County teachers, students, employees and employees’ family members. Some of the categories include youth/teen, adult amateur, and adult professional. The categories that people have entered include paintings, drawings, photos, sculptures, and mixed media. Cash prizes have been rewarded to those who placed...

No-drop-off policy takes effect in September

Daniella Parcell, News Editor

August 27, 2013

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Beginning in September, a no-drop-off policy will begin, meaning parents will no longer be able to go to the front office to drop off homework, lunches, books or anything else that a child may have left at home. The purpose of this change, brought by administration, is to prepare students for the responsibility, thinking and organization necessary in college.  The enforcement of this policy aims to help eliminate students’ dependency on their parents, getting them ready...

Chorus hires new director

Adeline Davis, Back page Editor

August 27, 2013

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After the sold out British Invasion concert last year, it looked like the chorus program was ending the year on a high note. However, when choir director Blair Bryant announced he was resigning, apprehension broke out. The chorus program needed a strong leader to keep it going, and one came in the form of Tori Rathbun. With ten years of experience under her belt, the former Creekside Middle School teacher is fully prepared and excited for her new job. Getting to experience...

Clubs, sports participate in campus clean-up

Clubs, sports participate in campus clean-up

August 26, 2013

Saturday, Aug. 17 was the third annual Campus Beautification Day.  Students participating in clubs and fall sports were encouraged to partake in this event.  Friends and family were welcome to come and help as well. Each organization, depending on...

New audition process used for theater

Haley Gaeser, Lifestyles Editor

August 23, 2013

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In May, theater teacher Anne Stout held auditions for the fall play, “Picnic at Hanging Rock” instead of having them a few months in advance like usual. The number of students who showed up exceeded normal. “We are encouraging more people like underclassmen and freshmen to audition,” Stout said. “I think it will create more diversity and a more open atmosphere.” Due to Stout’s background in theater, she thought having a more realistic type of auditioni...

Creative Writing Club’s first meeting Sep. 11

Nathaniel Kauffman, Staff Reporter

August 23, 2013

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Whether it is to make an authorship debut, to share your inner creative beast or to simply express yourself through written words, the Creative Writing Club is the newest organization for young writers and experienced poets alike. The club, created by sophomore Steven Marvin, will have its first meeting on Sept. 11. Marvin created the club in an attempt to share his passion for writing and to inspire others to pick up a pen and let loose their creativity. Club members...

Marching show based off Romeo and Juliet ballet

Marching show based off Romeo and Juliet ballet

August 23, 2013

The band is channeling their inner Shakespeare. Four months of brainstorming has led to: Dangers of a Young Heart, the title of the new performance. The show has music selections from a Romeo and Juliet ballet and to coincide with the chosen music, the...

New administrators added

Lauren Lee, Student Connection Editor

August 23, 2013

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This year two new assistant principals, Michael Howard and Gisela Cotto, have transferred from Winter Springs High School and Lake Howell High School, respectively. Before she worked at Winter Springs, Cotto worked alongside principal Mary Williams at Lake Brantley High School, where Cotto administered for 20 years. “Hagerty seems to be a very friendly school, the faculty are welcoming and I am already excited for the spirit activities,” Cotto said. Cotto is also the 5...

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