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College preparatory dance program announced

College preparatory dance program announced

Zachary Miller, Media Editor
December 20, 2016
Filed under JC News, News, Top Stories

The Performing Arts Department will be establishing its first ever college preparatory dance program. The program will be led by dance instructor Laura Ward-Moran, former owner of the Maryland School of Ballet and Modern Dance. The program will offer two courses to JC’s aspiring professional dancers...

Satellite school succeeds in new location

Satellite school succeeds in new location

Caroline Cooney, Editor in Chief
December 16, 2016
Filed under JC News, News, Top Stories

JC’s partnership school, the John Carroll School of Chongqing, officially opened its doors in September. The satellite school is a part of the Chongqing Bashu Ivy School and is the home of 40 Chinese tenth graders, three American teachers, and 16 Chinese teachers. With the help of a program called...

In case you missed it: Week of Dec. 5

In case you missed it: Week of Dec. 5

Lauren Becker, News Editor
December 13, 2016
Filed under JC News, News

Sock and tie day On Thursday and Friday, women were permitted to wear Christmas socks and men were encouraged to wear Christmas ties. This added to the festive spirit in the hallways, according to senior Taylor Brewer. “I think it lifted the Christmas spirit by allowing students to bring out thei...

In case you missed it: Week of Nov. 28

In case you missed it: Week of Nov. 28

Lauren Becker, News Editor
December 6, 2016
Filed under JC News, News

National Honor Society induction ceremony On the evening of Thursday, Dec. 1, juniors and seniors were inducted into the JC chapter of the National Honor Society. The National Honor Society is a nation-wide program established in 1921. Membership is based on the four pillars of the NHS: scholarship, ser...

Seniors win Maryland High School Moot Court Competition

Seniors win Maryland High School Moot Court Competition

Caroline Cooney, Editor in Chief
December 5, 2016
Filed under JC News, News

Seniors Grace Mottley and Caleb Olsen placed first in the Moot Court competition hosted at the University of Baltimore School of Law on Dec. 3. The team beat Franklin High School in the final round by one point. “I was impressed with the performance of the team. It got a little nail biter during...

Variety Show surpasses expectations

Variety Show surpasses expectations

Azanae Barrow, Entertainment Editor
December 2, 2016
Filed under JC News, News

The senior class Variety Show raised a total of $8,370 this year. Variety Show is a fundraiser that uses money raised to fund prom. The class raised more money raised than any other Variety Show since it was brought back in 2013. The Variety Show is a tradition where seniors perform different skits abou...

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...

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