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In case you missed it: Week of Jan. 23

In case you missed it: Week of Jan. 23

Anna Kotula, Contributor
January 31, 2017
Filed under JC News, News

Return of the Salad Bar On Tuesday, Jan. 24, the salad bar returned to the cafeteria upon student request. Financial Officer Kathleen Cullen sent out a school-wide email announcing the event. In the email, Cullen included the information that on Tuesday a salad bowl would be free in order to promote...

Counseling department searches for part-time college counselor

Counseling department searches for part-time college counselor

Caroline Cooney, Editor in Chief
January 30, 2017
Filed under JC News, News

The search for a new part-time college counselor has been underway since November. According to college counselor Carrie Siemsen, the department was given the opportunity to hire a part-time college counselor near the end of the first semester. According to college counselor Kelly Smith, they are still going...

Cyber days declared unlikely for school year

Cyber days declared unlikely for school year

Daniel Robinson, General Staff Member
January 27, 2017
Filed under JC News, News

There will most likely not be any Cyber Days this school year. According to Vice Principal of Student Affairs and Technology Brian Powell, there are seven snow days built into the schedule this year before Cyber Days will be used, as opposed to four in the previous years. “The seven days are basica...

In case you missed it: Week of Jan. 16

In case you missed it: Week of Jan. 16

Anna Kotula, Contributor
January 24, 2017
Filed under JC News, News

Start of the second semester Monday, Jan. 17 was the start of the second semester. After midterms, Christmas break, and then ten more days of the first semester, students transitioned into new classes and possibly new schedules. The beginning of the new semester marked a fresh start for students tire...

Guidance counselor settles into new position

Guidance counselor settles into new position

Elizabeth Harmison, News Editor
January 20, 2017
Filed under JC News, News

On Monday, Dec. 12, Jennifer Behler started her first day on the job as a new guidance counselor and co-advisor with Coordinator of Service Learning Susan Strawbridge. Her arrival comes several months after the retirement of guidance counselor Kathleen Barnes on Sept. 16, who served the JC community...

In case you missed it: Week of Jan. 9

In case you missed it: Week of Jan. 9

Anna Kotula, Contributor
January 19, 2017
Filed under JC News, News

Mock Trial On Tuesday, Jan. 10, the Mock Trial team traveled to the Harford County Courthouse and competed against Joppatowne High School. At these events, students are assigned roles and carry out an imitation trial. The team competed in their first meet of the season, and they defeated Joppatow...

Back to the drawing board

Back to the drawing board

Lauren Becker, News Editor
January 18, 2017
Filed under JC News, News, Video

Over Christmas break, new whiteboards were installed in 63 classrooms over three and a half days. Many students and teachers are happy with the change from chalkboards to whiteboards and are excited for the new opportunities they bring.

Pacificus achieves first in ASPA competition

Pacificus achieves first in ASPA competition

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

The Pacificus, JC’s yearbook, recently won first place in the American Scholastic Press Association’s yearbook competition for last year’s edition of the yearbook. According to Yearbook Advisor Christine Zurkowski, the judges assess the quality of the elements of the yearbook including “photography,...

In case you missed it: Week of Jan. 2

In case you missed it: Week of Jan. 2

Lauren Becker, News Editor
January 10, 2017
Filed under JC News, News

Powwow Assembly On Thursday, Jan. 5, students attended an assembly about the annual Morning Star Powwow. The assembly’s purpose was to give students a glimpse of what the Powwow is like and to promote Native-American culture. The assembly was led by Barry Lee, a member of the band Spirit Wing, who ...

Tom Durkin selected as new principal

Tom Durkin selected as new principal

Grace Mottley, Assignment Chief
January 6, 2017
Filed under Breaking News Briefs, JC News, News

On Jan. 4, the administration announced  Tom Durkin as the new principal for the 2017-18 year. Durkin is currently the Assistant Principal at St. Vincent Palotti High School and will officially become principal on June 12. Durkin has been the Assistant Principal at Palotti for two years, and he work...

How Trump plans to ‘Make America Great Again’

How Trump plans to ‘Make America Great Again’

Lauren Becker, News Editor
December 28, 2016
Filed under News, News Outside JC

Trump’s policy Trump intends to make immigration more selective in order to prioritize the jobs, wages, and security of the American people. To make this happen, he plans on enforcing immigration laws, blocking funding for sanctuary cities, temporarily suspending immigration from regions that tra...

Students take early lead in Math League competition

Students take early lead in Math League competition

Taylor Bynion, Copy Editor
December 21, 2016
Filed under JC News, News

JC took an early lead in the county’s Math League competition this year. The Math League team at JC has won the regional competition for the past two years, and they have the chance to do so again for the second year in a row. After two competitions, JC has a score of 45, while the second and third...

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