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The Zika Virus Is Coming Our Way

The United States could soon be in danger from a recent breakout of the Zika virus.

“It’s very alarming,” says senior Paolina Shoop.

The virus was discovered in monkeys in Uganda in 1947. It has since spread to 21 countries, even vastly moving through the North and South American continents.

The Zika virus has most recently been effecting Brazil in May 2015, and now Hawaii. READ STORY »

Junior June Lin Wins WWII Writing Contest

SHS junior June Lin recently won a WWII writing contest that she entered.

The work, entitled “Six Long Years," helped her become one of only four students that were named champions in the statewide writing competition.

The contest asked students from grades 8-11 to either write a letter to a veteran or describe what the war meant to them. READ STORY »

SHS Begins "Humans of Snohomish"

SHS ASB officers seniors Nicole Hill, Christina Deierling, and Jessamine Anderson recently created social media pages called “Humans of Snohomish” to try and spark positivity in our local community.

The purpose of the page is to recognize members of our community and to give people the opportunity to get to know other people beyond the surface level. READ STORY »

Overload of School

The stressful and rigorous finals has taken its toll on many students through the end of semester finals because of the overload of school activities that has been going on.

“I actually hate chemistry so much” said junior Keiara Windom.

The stress load from finals have been over bearing on some students, especially for newly coming in freshman since they are not used to the rigorous course load of high school transitioning out of middle school. READ STORY »

Every Student Succeeds

 The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into office by President Obama on December 2015.

This act replaces the NCLB (No Child Left Behind), which was established in August of this year. The ESSA is going to change many things about schools all across the country. READ STORY »

FCCLA Raises Money for Pennies for Patients

FCCLA hosted a charity event called Pennies for Patients, which is an organization that started in 1944 and helps the leukemia and lymphoma society.

Boxes were left in second period class rooms to collect coins and dollar bills on January 11-15. To motivate the classes, there was an award of cookies and milk provided by the Culinary Arts class for the class that collected the most money. READ STORY »

Finals with Fido

To support students during finals, SHS teacher Stacy Lischke asked her vet science kids to bring in their dogs during both lunches of finals days, in the auxiliary gym to run the event Finals with Fido. “Mr. Ivelia and ASB came to me seeking help to  READ STORY »

Independent Living Students Take Care of Egg Babies

Lindsey Haywood's independent living students tried out a new project where students had to carry around "egg babies," pretending the egg was a baby that they had to take care of. The students used eggs instead of the normal baby dolls because Haywood's other class, child development, was using the dolls at the same time, which took precedents over independent living. READ STORY »

Breaking Down the Walls

SHS held "Breaking Down the Walls" January 13-15, where SHS sophomores and other volunteers worked to make an activity day that essentially broke down emotional barriers between students.  READ STORY »

SHS Updates it's Technology

Snohomish School District acquired 2,817 portable laptop computers. Out of the 2,817, 240 were allocated to Snohomish High School for student and classroom usage.

“As soon as teachers were done with [computer] training, the sign up calendar was filled,” said SHS teacher Kathy Purviance.

Teachers at SHS had prior struggles obtaining any time in the computer lab at the SHS library. With seven new roll-in carts holding a class set of computers, this has heavily relieved the struggles for classrooms to get computer usage time. READ STORY »