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The Truth about AIM High School

Forget all the rumors about AIM; it isn't for the drop-outs and expelled. In fact, AIM doesn't let anyone in who was expelled or long term suspended. The reason people go to AIM has changed a lot over the years, and June Shirey, the principal of AIM for 19 years, has witnessed that change first hand. READ STORY »

Super Staff: Athletic Trainer Sara Larson

Sara Larson has been the head Athletic Trainer at SHS for 17 years, and is in charge of getting our athletes back to their respective sports as quickly as possible after an injury.

Q: Where did you go to college?

A: I got my Bachelors of Arts Degree at Montana State University while on a skiing scholarship, and I got my Masters of Science Degree at San Jose State University. I was a graduate student stipend for working as a student athletic trainer. READ STORY »

School Resource Officer returns

A familiar face returned to Snohomish this Monday, January 5. A previous Snohomish graduate, Officer Charlie Frati returned on campus, working as our School Resource Officer. He had been an SRO at Snohomish previously, and facility and students are glad to have him back. READ STORY »

Spoken Word Poetry

Alex Zwarts, a senior at SHS, has a hobby that isn't commonly heard of around the school: Spoken Word Poetry. Spoken Word Poetry is when a poem is used as a piece for performance art, you perform in front of an audience and you are judged for the writing of the piece, the way you perform it and if it conveys strong emotion. READ STORY »

Winter Weather Wrecks

As the temperatures begin to drop, car accident rates begin to rise. Along with dropping temperatures comes other issues that begin to fall; sleet, hail, freezing rain and snow. These weather conditions pose a very dangerous threat on all roads. But how much can you truly blame the weather? Although conditions make it extremely difficult to operate vehicles it is also important that drivers are being cautious and that your vehicles are equipped and ready for winter. READ STORY »

How to Protect Yourself from the new flu virus

Flu season is here again, and stronger this year than previous years. It was expected to be more serious this year, because the flu strain didn’t match up with the flu vaccine.

On Monday, the Centers for Disease Control reported that 43 states are having extensive flu virus activity. So far this flu season, 21 children have died from the flu. Flu deaths only have to be reported if the patient is under 18, so it is unknown how many adult deaths there have been. READ STORY »

Generation Kind Club

Many people have experienced bullying at some point in their life, no matter the age. Coming from experience, a Snohomish High School student, Senior Bonnie Greer, is making a change. READ STORY »

SHS's Musical Librarian

Volkert Volkersz is more than the librarian at SHS. He also leads Jam Club, a club for aspiring musicians to come, share their music and jam with others.

“Jam Club is a place for young people who are interested in music to find a safe place to swap music, share music, and to jam,” said Volkersz.

Jam Club all started when Volkersz heard a former student, Vincent Allis, playing guitar.

“We just started jamming after school and then his friends started coming. And that was the beginning,” said Volkersz. READ STORY »

Comparing the school systems in Russia and the U.S.

I want to tell you about some the most noticeable differences between Russian and American educational systems. First of all, I’d like to emphasis on the fact that there is no education system that can be called universally best. Every country establishes its own unique education system.

There is no percentage in your grades.

Your grade can be 2 through 5. Russia doesn’t use letters.

Your parents are not involved in your academics. READ STORY »

Are Apps Helpful?

iPhones are always being used and it’s all for the apps. There is 1.2 million apps available to the U.S. right now. In 2013, there were only about 100,000 apps total in the app store. But the U.S. isn’t the only place iPhone apps are popular. They are popular all around the world. READ STORY »