The Spearhead

Working in High School

Marissa Beaver, Reporter

May 13, 2019

Many teenagers have jobs while they are in high school, for a variety of different reasons. Some teens have jobs because they want extra spending money while others have jobs because they have no other choice, due to living circumstances. According to Child Trends, twenty percent of high school students...

Upcoming TV Shows/Movies

Marissa Beaver, Reporter

May 13, 2019

This summer would be a perfect time to watch new shows and movies or catch up on those you have already started. Whether you watch them with friends, family, or by yourself, there are a lot of new shows and movies coming out. Some will debut on Netflix or TV, while others will be shown at theaters. Desp...

Chemistry Energy Project

Marissa Beaver, Reporter

May 13, 2019

Students in chemistry were assigned a project that involves studying different energy sources. Every student was in a group of two to three and students could choose from solar, wind, coal, oil, natural gas, biomass, nuclear, geothermal, and hydropower. Students were then given three class periods to fi...

Top 5 Places to Visit in The United States

Marissa Beaver, Reporter

April 24, 2019

Whether going on a vacation with family, friends, or alone, there are a lot of different and unique places to go that will fit all types of interests interests well. The United States offers a variety of different destinations including beaches, mountains, national parks, and big cities. Therefore, deci...

Lunch Atmosphere Opinions

Marissa Beaver, Reporter

April 24, 2019

If every single student were to be placed in an AP calculus class, some, if not most, kids would struggle to maintain a good grade or stay focused because of the atmosphere of the class. The atmosphere would be serious and the class would have a large workload, which is an environment that not all kid...

Blue and Gold Card Opinions

Marissa Beaver, Reporter

April 22, 2019

Soon after IPRs are given to students, blue and gold cards are given to students who meet the qualifications. In order to receive a blue card, students must have no D’s or F’s, no more than one referral, no more than two tardies, no unexcused absences or truancies, and 90 percent attendance, whereas...

5 Ways to Study for Finals

Marissa Beaver, Reporter

January 7, 2019

School during the month of December is commonly associated with finals. Finals can cause a lot of stress for students. According to The Butler, about 31% of students say that finals are the biggest reason for why they have stress at school. It is important to try to reduce this as much as you can because...

AVID Study Groups

Marissa Beaver, Reporter

January 7, 2019

AVID provides students with college readiness, challenges, academic and emotional support, and more. One way AVID does this is by having study groups. Seniors have study groups once a week while all grade levels have study groups near the end of the semester for things such as tests, projects, and fi...

Students Rely on Permanent Substitute

Marissa Beaver, Reporter

November 19, 2018

Art teacher Sherri Parker recently had a baby, leaving her class in need of a permanent substitute. In this case, Carol Hall became the permanent substitute for Parker’s classes. This can cause difficulties and benefits not only for students who need to continue to learn without their teacher, but also...

Halloween Psychology

Marissa Beaver, Reporter

October 31, 2018

October is commonly associated with the popular holiday Halloween. Activities such as trick-or-treating, eating candy, watching scary movies, and attending haunted houses are common for those who enjoy the scary holiday season. Contrary to those who enjoy these activities, a lot of people try to stay awa...

Callie Brinkman Profile

Brinkman smiles for a picture.

Marissa Beaver, Reporter

October 29, 2018

Sophomore Callie Brinkman enjoys having a busy schedule but makes sure to save time for friends and family. Brinkman heavily participates in church, music, golf, and school. A busy schedule comes with positives and negatives, but the positives typically outweigh the negatives for Brinkman. “I want to ...

Student Athletes in PE Classes

Student Athletes in PE Classes

Marissa Beaver, Reporter

October 17, 2018

In order to graduate high school, one physical education credit is required. Some students take physical education in summer school and some take it during the school year. Either way, two semesters are required. All students are required to do this, including student athletes, which can raise quest...

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