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GREENHOUSE GOD: Glass shows different types of plants that students are growing in his Greenhouse Biology class whether it may be different types of vegetables or houseplants.

Science teacher creates change in everyday lives

Science teacher Roger Glass leaves an impact on those around him creating an approachable atmosphere
Natalie Dupuis, Assigning Editor March 18, 2021

Laughter fills the air as science teacher Roger Glass struggles to spit out his famous fish story while he gags on his words. He pauses from time to time to keep himself from vomiting like he’s...

GROUNDWATER DISPLAY: Vlietstra shows students how water moves in different types of soil in his groundwater display. “I think it’s a class environment thing,” Vlietstra said. “I think they enjoy the fact that it's loose and not super serious all the time. Science can be hard, but it’s also something we can relax about and enjoy the classroom.”

Science teacher Nick Vlietstra named staff pick for March

Natalie Dupuis, Assigning Editor March 12, 2021

Students voted last week for ‘staff pick of the month' and chose Earth Science teacher Nick Vlietstra.  They were given access to a Google Form with all staff members' names. Students voted for who...

WINNING: The girls rugby team pictured after their third place win in fall 2019.

Rugby put on hold

Natalie Dupuis, Assigning Editor October 9, 2020

Due to COVID-19, rugby has been put on hold for this school year.  “I think it’s the right thing to do,” rugby coach Tom Foley said. “I don’t think there’s a way to meet the mandates in...

Junior Alexis Mountford plays with her brother's bearded dragon, Magma, during her time off school

Junior Alexis Mountford adjusts to coronacation isolation

Grace Ostric, Editor in Chief April 5, 2020

The announcement by Governor Whitmer to close school for three weeks initially shocked and excited junior Alexis Mountford. She, like many other teens, was looking forward to the break and seeing her friends. “I...

Emily Stevenson poses next to a sign of where she works. (Photo courtesy of Emily Stevenson)

Senior Emily Stevenson keeps herself entertained during COVID-19 lockdown

Natalie Dupuis, Assigning Editor March 27, 2020

  Senior Emily Stevenson was excited to have a break off of school due to COVID-19 at first, but now has realized she may be missing out on some last minute opportunities of her senior year. “It’s...

The Nissan Leaf is fully electric and is Eco friendly

Environmental Engagement

Mike Baldus, Reporter March 9, 2020

Our school has a number of initiatives that are used to help the environment but, I don’t think it’s enough.  We pick up trash in the spring. Sometimes at lunch, there are recycling bins for...

Teens struggle between the balance of homework, sports and their personal lives. (Photo courtesy of Creative Commons)

Are schools putting too much on teens?

Natalie Dupuis, Assigning Editor March 3, 2020

Teenagers today have a lot going on and don’t have much time for themselves.  Students have multiple classes a day for five days a week. Homework is given out to students every night and teenagers...

A student fills out vocabulary practice problems for an assignment. These packets can present unnecessary stress for students with scare use for the words.

Vocab (n): pointless, useless

Vocabulary packets given in English classes are not only tedious, but meaningless too
Grace Ostric, Editor in Chief November 26, 2019

Sitting in freshman English, the class groans as the teacher passes out the doomed double-sided horizontally stapled pages. The anxiety and apprehension begins begins to grow; you know what this means....

Emmy the therapy dog is a furry friend in Amy Polston's 1st grade classroom

Dog gone good

Emmy, therapy dog introduced to Rosy Mound to reduce stress in anxious children
Grace Ostric, Editor in Chief November 25, 2019

Amidst a bustling, colorful, elementary school classroom sits a companion curled peacefully underneath a table and staring up with sweet puppy dog eyes. It’s hard to imagine with all the distractions...

Teacher David Funk helps create a personalized schedule for one of many students that come to him for class advice. By having close connections with his students, Funk knows what will be best for their future

Funk forms a new ‘Central’; diminishes past stereotypes with new leadership

Chris Hudson, Editor in Chief November 28, 2018

Take a left turn then journey through the tainted yellow halls of Central High School to the figurative core of the building: the second to last room on the right, or simply, Mr. Funk’s space. Space,...

Water out of a fountain

Chemicals in elementary school water raises concern

Nick Garvale, Reporter November 4, 2018

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) were found only in Robinson Elementary school last week in an annual test held by the Department of environmental quality. The concern, within the school district,...

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