Students “Attend” Classes from Home for a Week

Last week, the entire student body "attended" classes from home via Microsoft Teams. While most classrooms were already equipped with cameras and the rest to connect with distance students, directing lessons exclusively to the cameras without students in the room was an adjustment. That didn't stop Mr. Cantrell from discussing the mechanics of elections [...]

Sanctuary Projects Completed

Thursday was "due day" for the Sanctuary Projects in Bible III. We've been studying about the Sanctuary and its services this quarter, and the major project was to complete a model of the tabernacle in the wilderness. While the models needed to represent all the major features of the tabernacle, there were no specifications [...]

Making Piñatas in Spanish I Class

This week, in Spanish I, students have been constructing traditional Mexican piñatas. Each year, Spanish teacher Willyta Wamack tries to bring some aspects of Spanish-speaking cultures into her classroom. The piñatas are taking many forms. One is a star, another is a sombrero, a third is a globe. "So we both choose a llama, [...]

Juniors Enjoy “Passover” Meal

On Tuesday, Juniors  enjoyed a meal reminiscent of Passover at the time of Christ. Seated on floor, social-distance style, we enjoyed a variety of biblical foods, including, of course, unleavened bread, grape juice, and "bitter herbs". The main item of the meal missing was the lamb.  (If anyone knows a good recipe or source [...]

Laying Cement Block with Industrial Arts Class

Yesterday afternoon, I stopped by the Industrial Arts class to see what they were up to. I found them with their instructor, Mr. Doug Show, near the maintenance building. With only two students in the class, it is quite informal. Mr. Show was teaching them to lay concrete block. A section of the old [...]

Home Ec Students Dig Potatoes

Last week, the students in Miss Heidi Rasmussen's Home Ec class dug up potatoes. Last spring, Mrs. Joella Show planted potatoes in a series of raised beds behind the greenhouses. Now it was time to get hands dirty and bring in the harvest. For some it was the first time digging potatoes. Eating mashed [...]

New Class Eases Transition to High School

Every freshman, and several sophomores begin each day with a brand-new class designed to help ease the transition to high school. Titled "Strategies for Success," the course was developed and is taught by registrar Kelly Taitano. Practical skills and strategies are taught and practiced in the context of actual assignments the students are getting [...]