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Capital Campaign fundraising begins

Capital Campaign fundraising begins

Taylor Bynion, Copy Editor
November 29, 2016
Filed under JC News, News

Fundraising for the second phase of the Capital Campaign, which aims to improve the academic wing has begun, according to President and Interim Principal Richard O’Hara.   Money will be raised to remodel the classrooms and the overall academic wing. While the construction hasn’t started yet, fu...

In case you missed it: Week of Nov. 13

In case you missed it: Week of Nov. 13

Lauren Becker, News Editor
November 25, 2016
Filed under JC News, News

Envirothon training Members of the JC Envirothon team attended a training workshop at Rocks State Park on Monday, Nov. 14. Students prepared for their county competition which will be held on Apr. 11. Students attended five one-hour workshops dealing with the topics of aquatics, wildlife, soils,...

The bees’ last buzz

The bees’ last buzz

Lauren Becker, News Editor
November 23, 2016
Filed under News, News Outside JC

Social studies teacher Darrion Siler zips up his bee suit and puts on his veil. He goes outside to check on his beehives and opens the lid to look inside. To his dismay, one hive is destroyed, and the bees are dead. The hive is inundated with cocoons and webs. The culprit: gypsy moths. Siler is one o...

Lessons of the Shoah creates controversy

Lessons of the Shoah creates controversy

Alyssa Kraus and Taylor Bynion
November 21, 2016
Filed under JC News, News, Top Stories

On Thursday, Nov. 11, JC hosted, “Lessons of the Shoah: The Long-Term Legacy of the Holocaust,” a program informing students of Jewish persecution, global immigration, and the experiences of refugees. The all-day assembly brought students together from Social Studies teacher Darrion Siler’s Honors...

In case you missed it: Week of Nov. 7

In case you missed it: Week of Nov. 7

November 16, 2016
Filed under JC News, News

Presidential Election Around 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday, the Associated Press confirmed that Donald Trump was elected as the 45th president of the United States. The Republican candidate beat Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton to the required 270 electoral votes. Trump received 279 electoral votes...

Random drug testing begins no later than January

Random drug testing begins no later than January

Grace Mottley and Edward Benner
November 14, 2016
Filed under Drug Testing Policy, JC News, News

The new random drug testing policy will be placed into effect by January at the latest, according to Vice Principal of Student Affairs and Technology Brian Powell. The testing is not expected to start any earlier than Nov. 28. Powell wants to meet with each grade level individually before adminis...

The Patriot wins CSPA Crown

The Patriot wins CSPA Crown

Adriana Guidi, Perspectives Editor
November 10, 2016
Filed under Awards, JC News, News

The school newspaper, The Patriot, has won multiple awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, The International Quill and Scroll, and Baltimore Student Media. The CSPA recently announced that The Patriot received a Crown Award for their work on the print and online editions during ...

In case you missed it: Week of Oct. 31

In case you missed it: Week of Oct. 31

Lauren Becker, News Editor
November 9, 2016
Filed under JC News, News

All Saints' Day mass On Tuesday, students attended a mass commemorating All Saints' Day. All Saints' Day is a Catholic Holy Day of Obligation, and is celebrated annually on Nov. 1. The day is dedicated to all those who have died and gone to Heaven, not just the saints recognized by the Catholic Chur...

Candidates by the issues

Candidates by the issues

Grace Mottley, Assignment Chief
November 7, 2016
Filed under News, News Outside JC

In case you missed it: Week of Oct. 24

In case you missed it: Week of Oct. 24

Lauren Becker, News Editor
November 1, 2016
Filed under JC News, News

STEM Night On Wednesday, Oct. 26, a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Night was held for elementary and middle schoolers. STEM Night is held every year to generate middle school students' interest in the STEM program. There were different stations from colleges and teachers running experime...

Pinnacle wins award for their 2016 edition

Pinnacle wins award for their 2016 edition

Elizabeth Harmison, In-Focus Editor
October 26, 2016
Filed under JC News, News

Earlier this month, The Pinnacle won first place for Best Literary Magazine from the American Scholastic Press Association. The award was given for the 2016 edition, “Serenity,” which took several months of planning and laying out. “When I found out the news, I was extremely proud and couldn’t...

In case you missed it: Week of Oct. 17

In case you missed it: Week of Oct. 17

Lauren Becker, News Editor
October 25, 2016
Filed under JC News, News

Freshman dinner On Tuesday, Oct. 18, freshmen and their families attended the Freshman Dinner in the Upper Gym. This annual event occurs in the fall and allows freshmen and their families to get to know one another. PSAT testing The PSAT was held on Wednesday, Oct. 19 for freshmen, sophomores, and ...

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