Monthly Archives: June 2019

Everest closes the year with its Celebration of Learning

By Molly Pigot and Karla Santana Staff Editors  As the school year is coming to a close, Everest Public High School is in the full swing of Expeditions and has just held the Celebration of Learning. This is an annual event held to demonstrate what students have done in their Expeditions courses and to award students who have proved that

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Rainier’s community says hard goodbyes to its Dean of Instruction and Culture

By Keith Dinh Editor-in-Chief Rainier’s community, over the last year, has made many lasting memories with its Dean of Instruction and Culture, Aileen George. While her decision to leave was a hard one to make, there are many students and faculty in the community who will greatly miss her, as she has made a lasting impact on them. On Friday,

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Denali students showcase Expeditions work at annual Celebration of Learning

By Charlie Cassel, Angela Hwang, Jacob Jasper and Evangeline Si Staff Writers Students and families gathered on June 5 at Denali High School to commemorate the learning the students have done during the last weeks in Expeditions. People streamed from classroom to classroom, viewing the various projects. Celebration of Learning is an annual Summit event that occurs at the end

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All-day Wilderness teaches students to find enjoyment in nature

By Hazel Rothrock and Justin Casillas Staff Writers Not many students get to explore Death Valley, but the All-day Wilderness class does. Wilderness teacher Melissa Bernstein and Expeditions Executive Director Lucretia Witte decided to take the All-day Wilderness class on a four-day trip to Death Valley to close the school year. The All-day Wilderness course features a variety of outdoor

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Creative Writing gives students a space to explore themselves

By Andrea Castilleros Staff Writer In their freshman year, students read creative novels in their English class. Now, the Creative Writing as Performance Expeditions course gives them the chance to write their own stories. The course gives students the chance to express themselves through their writing. “I was able to express my emotions about a certain circumstance that happened in

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Botany will be offered as a new Expeditions course

By Molly Pigot Everest Editor-in-Chief  Coming to Expeditions in the 2019-20 school year will be Botany, a brand new course that will be offered at Everest and Rainier. It will be taught by current College Readiness teacher, Jane Rieder. This course offers a new type of learning experience for students interested in plants and Life Sciences. Botany is the study

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Independent Learning explores different interests

By Ellen Hu and Diego Quintero-Serrano Staff Writers Students have many different interests, but sometimes they aren’t able to build these skills through classes. Summit’s Independent Learning course is the exception, allowing students to explore their interests through internships and independent studies. “I chose this because I love making the school nice,” Denali sophomore Jiapsyh Estrada Tellez said. This year

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Multimedia Political Journalism gives students a chance to explore interesting topics

By Charles Cassel, Jacob Gaylord and Michael Stavintser Staff Writers Journalism is a medium that allows students and people from all around the world to learn more about their surroundings. The Multimedia Political Journalism class at Summit Denali expands this topic by illustrating the ideas and current news of political figures, stances and topics. “I will be back for Advanced

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Students put skills to the test in the new Robot Games

By Kamal Lakisic and Saad Qazi Staff Writers As the school year comes to a close, a new style of learning is just beginning. The robotics program at Summit Public Schools is seeing a new development under Sherri Taylor, the Robotics course instructor across four Summit campuses. Throughout the past year, students have been experiencing an in-depth program meant to

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