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Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018
Happening NOW •Parent/Teacher Conferences: 4-7:30 p.m. tonight in commons and gyms •Early Start: Schedule 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday at WHS •Speech: National Qualifying Tournament 10 a.m. Friday-9 p.m. Saturday at Harrisburg High School •Teacher: In-Service 1-4 p.m. Friday at WHS •Wrestling: Region 2 Meet 1 p.m. Friday at Sanford Pentagon •Bowling: vs. Harrisburg 3:30 p.m. Friday at Eastway Bowl •Basketball: At Roosevelt High School— freshman boys 6 p.m. Friday; boys and girls JV 3:30 p.m., boys and girls sophomore 5 p.m., girls varsity 6:30 p.m., boys varsity 8 p.m. Saturday •No School: Monday-Wednesday at WHS— Presidents’ Day Break •Concert Choir: Trip to Boston MondayFeb. 22
Lunch Time at WHS •Today’s lunch: Chili Fritos, sweet potatoes •À la carte lines: French bread pizza, chicken fajita, baked potato bar, chef salad, sandwiches
Group Meetings •Spanish Club: Members will meet to eat lunch at Jacky’s Restaurant on 10th Street after school Friday. Signup on the Google Classroom page.
Other Reminders •Counselors: Will be available to answer registration questions before and after school this week in the counseling center—no appointment needed. •WHS Library: Will close at 1 p.m. Friday for the Presidents’ Day Break. NOW Thursday Staff
Co-Editors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rachel Boer and Alyse Dockter Assistant Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sadie Goodhope Reporters . . . Brock Wulf and Mariah Jones Co-Editors-in-Chief . . . . . . . . Madi Forseth and Libby Nachtigal Adviser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jason Lueth The News of Washington is a publication of the Orange & Black Staff Washington High School–Sioux Falls, S.D. Some material courtesy of American Society of Newspaper Editors/ MCT Campus High School Newspaper Service
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Concert Choir members travel to historic Boston
Forty-four members leave for city Monday By Rachel Boer orty-four WHS Concert Choir members and their chaperones will experience American history and presidents’ first-hand as they take a once-in-a-lifetime trip over the Presidents’ Day break next week. The students will travel to historic Boston, Mass., and will have the opportunity to sing and learn in an incredible surrounding. On Monday, the students will travel to Boston by air, they will spend their day rehearsing side-by-side with the Back Bay Chorale before presenting a concert at Emmanuel Sanctuary in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston. On Tuesday, they will perform at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.
Wednesday, the students will walk the famous Freedom Trail, ending with a performance at the famous Old North Church and dinner at Cheers. On Thursday they will visit the U.S.S. Constitution Museum before returning home around 9 p.m. Chorus director Jeff Spencer said he is excited about the students’ performances in Boston. “I’m looking forward to singing at the Kennedy Library and Museum and the Old North Church,” he said. Junior Jayden Melillo is ready for the trip. “This is my first time traveling in a big group, so I am excited to make new memories with my friends,” Melillo said. “I am looking forward to seeing the musical ‘Waitress’ on Tuesday.”
School starts at 7:30 a.m. Friday Classes will run from 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday at WHS as Presidents’ Day Break gets under way.
First Period...............7:30-8:15 a.m. Second Period..........8:20-9:03 a.m. Reading Period.........9:08-9:23 a.m. Third Period..........9:23-10:06 a.m. 4th/5th Period*....10:11-10:54 a.m. Sixth Period..........10:59-11:42 a.m. Seventh Period..... 11:47 a.m.-12:30 p.m. *Attend class opposite your lunch period
As a result, no NOW will be published Friday. No school will be held next Monday-Wednesday at WHS. Classes will resume, following the first day of the week schedule, at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 22.
Speech National Qualifier starts Friday By Alyse Dockter and Sadie Goodhope Oral interp and debate team members will have the opportunity to qualify for the national tournament this summer as they compete in the National Qualifying Tournament Friday and Saturday at Harrisburg High School. Students from across the Rushmore District will compete in a number of events. Debate coach Travis Dahle said it will be interesting. “Things to watch for include seniors Izzy Curry and Izzie Osorio, who are looking
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to become WHS’s first-ever students to qualify to the National Tournament all four years of high school,” Dahle said. Oral interp coach Michelle McIntyre said her team is strong this year, as well. “We feel our strength has been in strong stories that are unique and well-developed,” McIntyre said. “We have a duo, junior Maddy Morgan and sophomore Blake Anderson, doing a piece based off the movie script ‘Stranger than Fiction’ that earned perfect scores at state, and we hope we continue that success at quals.”
Anderson believes the team is ready. “This year I think we have a good chance,” Anderson said. “We could qualify in one or more categories, which would be very exciting.” McIntyre also bragged about the duo of juniors Reanna Rohrer and Tatiana Chance that has had rave reviews this season, as well as individual pieces by Anderson, Rohrer and Morgan. The National Speech and Debate Tournament will take place June 17-22 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
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Conferences continue tonight at WHS By Matt Sutton Second semester parent/ teacher conferences will wrap-up from 4-7:30 p.m. tonight at WHS. These conferences, which happen twice a year, are used for parents and teachers to communicate about how their students are doing in the new semester. They will take place in the main and auxiliary gym for most teachers except for the Freshman Academy
teachers who will be in the commons and a select few other teachers. A map will be available for attendees tonight. Senior Hazel Rios said it’s a bitter-sweet time. “Even though it’s my final conferences ever, I’m not too sad,” Rios said. “My parents showed up to school during the first hour of the first day of conferences (Monday) and my teachers are always really nice.”
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Warriors take on Roosevelt Saturday By Mariah Jones Warrior varsity basketball team members will take on the cross-town and Metro Conference rival Rough Riders Saturday at Roosevelt High School. The varsity girls will play at 6:30 p.m. and the varsity boys at 8 p.m. Saturday. Girls coach Jamie Parish said it’s a big game. “We need to come out with another win before the end of the season,” Parish
said. “This is very important for our record.” The Roosevelt boys have a record of 7-9 and girls are 4-13. The Warrior boys (10-7) lost to Roosevelt by one point 63-62 on Dec. 12, 2017. The girls (7-10) beat the Rough Riders 56-48 Jan. 26 in their first meetings of the season. Fan dress theme is White Out. Freshman boys play at Roosevelt at 6 p.m. Friday.
Don’t let stress get the best of you At this point in the year, stress tends to build up big time, whether it’s trying to juggle sports with school, or only having big tests like the ACT to look forward to. Though stress can be a good thing, as it encourages you to prepare for things better, too much can be unhealthy for young and older people alike. Hear me. . . We all have our methods of relaxation, and know when we Trevor Burkhart need them the most. Personally, I’ve found that the best way to pull back the stress when something is coming up is to prepare for it as much as you can. That way, you know you are as ready as you can be and whatever happens, happens.
“My Augustana education has exposed me to the real world. I’ve had the pleasure of interacting with diverse groups of people who challenge Krishika Siwakoti me, and I will WHS Class of 2017 forever be AU Class of 2021 grateful.”
It is also very important to know when to step back and just take a deep breath, because problems always seem worse when you get caught up in them. Maybe that big exam coming is intimidating, or your grades just aren’t where they need to be—always realize that many of your issues are only as bad as you make them, and over stressing or panicking will only make it worse on yourself. It is plain to see from where we are that the end is in sight, but not nearly close enough to start counting on. That being said, breaks like the one coming up can provide some relief to the grind, and offer some much needed sleeping hours. How you spend your off days is up to you, but managing stress is essential in all aspects of life. Do your best not to worry about things you simply can’t control, and prepare to be at your best for those that you can! Senior Trevor Burkhart will sleep 18 hours a day over this break.
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Shiffrin wins gold in giant slalom Medal Count
G-S-B Norway.........6 - 7 - 4 Germany.......9 - 2 - 4 Canada..........4 - 5 - 4 Netherlands....5 - 5 - 2 U.S. ..............5 - 1 - 2
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — For three days, Mikaela Shiffrin waited as wind howled through the Taebaek Mountains. Temporary buildings erected for the Winter Olympics buckled. The wind chill plunged below zero. Debris whipped through streets. And in a narrow valley named after a dragon, navigating the 1,250-meter Rainbow 1 course at the Yongpyong Alpine Center became a perilous exercise.
The wind forced the postponement of Shiffrin’s first race at the 2018 Games once, then twice. The world’s top-ranked Alpine skier jokingly wondered if she’d ever get the chance to compete. Finally, the wind quieted Thursday. Temperatures climbed into the mid-20s. The sky cleared. As supporters blew horns and clanged cowbells, Shiffrin embarked on her much-anticipated quest to make history. The 22-year-old from Vail, Colo., blitzed through her second run in the giant slalom to win the gold medal by almost a half-second. “There’s moments when I think, ‘Oh my gosh, what am I going to do?’ and there’s moments where I feel like, ‘No problem,’” Shiffrin said. “I don’t know when it was, at some point today after the first run I thought, like, ‘I can really win this.’ I just tried to hang onto that feeling.” She will contend for as many as three additional medals in the next week. If the plan works, Shiffrin would be the first U.S. woman to win three Alpine medals in a single Olympics.
Sioux Falls, SD, Washington High School daily student newspaper for Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018