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Envirothon team succeeds in local competition

Envirothon team succeeds in local competition

Caroline Cooney, Editor in Chief
April 25, 2017
Filed under JC News, News

On Tuesday, April 11, the Envirothon A and B Teams competed against 10 high schools in the Harford County Envirothon competition at Rock State Park. The A Team, which consists of seniors Edward Benner, Elizabeth Butz, Erica Deyesu, Caleb Olsen, and Mary Olsen, placed third for their second consecutive...

Trump proposes Bay cleanup cuts

Trump proposes Bay cleanup cuts

Lauren Becker and Edward Benner
April 14, 2017
Filed under News, News Outside JC

Junior Jessica Bauer stares over the edge of the boat as she and her family travel down the Middle River, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay. She sees splashes of color floating on top of the murky water that don’t fit in with the surrounding ecosystem. These splashes of color are various pieces of ...

New principal announces preliminary plans

New principal announces preliminary plans

Grace Mottley, Assignment Chief
April 13, 2017
Filed under JC News, News

Tom Durkin will officially assume his role as Principal and Chief Academic Officer on June 12. His selection for the position was announced on Jan. 4 after he went through a three-step interview process. Durkin’s responsibilities will include reviewing academic curriculum, introducing new programs,...

The Patriot receives national recognition

The Patriot receives national recognition

Caroline Cooney, Editor in Chief
April 11, 2017
Filed under News, Top Stories

The Patriot staff and some of its individual members recently received awards and recognition from the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) and the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA). On April 8, the staff received the 2017 Online Pacemaker Award from the NSPA, which is one of the mos...

Administration undergoes restructuring

Administration undergoes restructuring

Caroline Cooney and Allie Taylor
April 11, 2017
Filed under JC News, News

For the upcoming school year, there will be no vice principals. With this change, the current Vice Principal of Student Affairs and Technology will become the Dean of Student Affairs and Technology. The position of Vice Principal of Academics will be replaced by Dean of Professional Development. According...

AP and IB: How do they stack up?

AP and IB: How do they stack up?

Lauren Becker and Christina Giovanazi
April 7, 2017
Filed under JC News, News

Junior Gabriella Cirincione blankly stares at her AP practice test. When the time is up and the teacher reads the answers, she is disappointed with her score. Cirincione knows that with this score, she will not receive college credit from any school. She wonders if she will do better on the exam in M...

In case you missed it: Week of March 27

In case you missed it: Week of March 27

Anna Kotula, Contributor
April 6, 2017
Filed under JC News, News

Senior Retreat On Monday, March 27, the senior class along with some faculty members traveled to the Sandy Cove Retreat Center in North East, MD in place of the Senior Retreat that was cancelled the first week of March. The students participated in fun activities, bonded in small groups, heard stories ...

By the numbers: Women’s role in government

By the numbers: Women’s role in government

Grace Mottley, Assignment Chief
March 31, 2017
Filed under News

In case you missed it: Week of March 20

In case you missed it: Week of March 20

Anna Kotula, Contributor
March 30, 2017
Filed under JC News, News

End of Quarter Three Quarter three ended on Tuesday, March 21. Grades had to be finalized by the following Monday, and students, teachers, and other faculty members only have one-fourth of the school year to go. Seniors, however, have a shortened quarter four with their finals exams beginning on M...

Tuition price freezes

Tuition price freezes

Paige Alban and Ianna Pirozzi
March 23, 2017
Filed under JC News, News

The administration and the Board of Trustees recently announced in letters to families of current students that tuition will not increase for the 2017-18 school year. Instead, the tuition will remain “frozen” at $16,500. According to President and Interim Principal Richard O’Hara, the Board of Trus...

In case you missed it: Week of March 13

In case you missed it: Week of March 13

Anna Kotula, Contributor
March 21, 2017
Filed under JC News, News

Snow Days This week, there were two snow days and a two-hour delay on Thursday. On Monday night, the snow started falling and the campus was cleared by 8:00 p.m. The snow continued to fall and caused classes to be cancelled on Tuesday. Classes were also cancelled on Wednesday because of the cold tempe...

Kiosks introduced to expedite sign-in process

Kiosks introduced to expedite sign-in process

Grace Mottley, Assignment Chief
March 16, 2017
Filed under JC News, News

Junior Jayla Ferguson runs down the hallway at 8:15 a.m. and skids to a halt at the end of the line spilling outside Dean of Freshmen and Sophomores Sean Ireton’s office. She waits along with almost a dozen other students to get their late passes to go to their mod one class. Instead of visiting ...

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