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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 »

Student gets "full ride" scholarship for horseback riding

Many student athletes get a full ride scholarship to college but Graysen Stroud literally got a “full ride” when she signed with the University of Georgia for to ride on the NCAA Women’s Equestrian Team. READ STORY »

Two students complete over 500 hours of community service

The Dynamic Duo Christina Deierling and Jessamine Anderson (both juniors), have accumulated enormous amounts of Community Service within the past few years. They both started doing community service at a young age, and were involved in a lot of church community service events. Deierling has been involved for her whole life, and her dad works as a director at a food bank. Anderson has also been doing community service her whole life, also involved through Church. READ STORY »

Fun things to do on Winter Break

For those of you students who plan on staying in and watching Netflix through your whole winter vacation, here are some quick tips for some fun, useful, and inexpensive things you can do instead!

1. Go ice skating with friends. Comcast arena has a public ice rink, it’s close to Snohomish and it’s inexpensive. This is the perfect winter activity because you only have to be cold for an hour. READ STORY »

Tim Kostersitz

Tim Kostersitz is a junior at SHS with a particularly interesting hobby: collecting and repairing old typewriters. Kostersitz says he doesn't know why he got into his hobby; he was just always fascinated with the technology. His dad taught him everything he knows about engineering and has been keeping up with his hobby for about three years. He says he has fixed about six to ten typewriters total. READ STORY »

New Equestrian Club broadens horizons for horse enthusiasts

Some exciting new clubs have been created this year here at SHS, one of which is the Snohomish Valley Equestrian Team. This club opens many doors to kids. “You don’t even need to own a horse,” says club advisor and agricultural science teacher Stacy Lischke. “You can borrow a horse from another member or even a neighbor to ride at lessons and compete at events with.” READ STORY »

Super Staff: Kris Jones, Science Teacher

Kris Jones, a science teacher at SHS, loves teaching high school because of the maturity level of students. She teaches at SHS for the school spirit and friendliness Snohomish exerts.

Q: Where are you from?

A: Everett...I was born in Seattle, but I remember when I was little I went to elementary school, middle school and high school in Everett.

Q: Where did you go to high school?

A: Cascade High School. READ STORY »

Snohomish's Talented Musician

The student body of Snohomish High School is bursting with creativity. Within the mass of artists of different medias, one particularly shy musician stands out from the rest. READ STORY »

High School Librarian with a lot of Talent

Volkert Volkersz, the school's librarian and Jam Club advisor, is a man of many musical talents. He plays the guitar and harmonica, and is also a singer. As the Jam Club members know, he is very into his music. “Music is my passion, it’s the thread that keeps me sane,” said Volkersz. READ STORY »