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  • Quarter 1 will end on Oct. 31.

  • The annual Thanksgiving Food Drive will end on Friday, Nov. 2.

  • Monday, Oct. 29 is a D-Day early dismissal.

Cheerleading team does not perform at home playoff game

Sydney Setree, Managing Editor

November 9, 2012

Filed under News, News Updates

Varsity cheerleading coach Kari Patchak decided to prevent the cheerleaders from cheering at the varsity football playoff game on Nov. 9, since the team is competing in the Cumberland Valley Cheer Classic on Nov. 10. Patchak...

Forster retires, alum takes over classes

Martha Schick, Multimedia Chief

November 9, 2012

Filed under Breaking News Briefs, News

Biology teacher Bill Forster retired from teaching at the end of the first quarter after four years at JC. He stayed until Nov. 5 to help his replacement, Kyle Leppert, class of ’03, get acclimated and make the appropriate transition....

Bomb threat forces evacuation, possible absences

Martha Schick, Multimedia Chief

October 24, 2012

Filed under JC News, News, News Updates

“To be perfectly honest with you, yes, there was a threat made to [JC] in terms of there being a bomb here tomorrow,” Principal Madelyn Ball said in an announcement to students and teachers on Tuesday, Oct. 23. A 30-minute...

SAC, class officers announced for next school year

Brianna Glase, Managing Editor

June 5, 2012

Filed under News, News Updates

All of the class officers and SAC officers for the 2012-2013 school year have been elected and announced. The SAC officers for next school year will be rising seniors President Matt Henderson, Vice President Nate Barringer,...

Technology Department tests new network monitoring program

Martha Schick, Managing Editor

May 17, 2012

Filed under News, News Updates

YouTube is available on and off, students are required to log in to the internet, and websites are blocked and unblocked depending on the day.  This is due to the temporary replacement of SonicWall MS8 3100 with Cymphonix Network...

Former biology teacher returns while Deroba takes maternity leave

Emily Clarke, Managing Editor

May 14, 2012

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Former biology teacher John Low will be returning for the first semester of the 2012-2013 school year. Low will be taking over for biology teacher Megan Deroba while she is on maternity leave. According to Vice Principal of...

Three Patriot staffers win international awards

Brianna Glase, Managing Editor

May 4, 2012

Filed under News, News Updates

On Thursday, May 3, three Patriot staffers received awards from the Youth Journalism International organization. Opinion Editor Scott Novak won first place in the General Columns category for his column “Pro-Choice’s time...

Midterms moved to December

Adam Kuester, News Editor

May 3, 2012

Filed under News, News Updates

This year, exams were shortened to an hour and a half, and an even bigger change will begin next year when midterms will  be held before Christmas break. Ball was motivated to move exams with the hope that it would produce better resu...

Graduation 2012 keynote speaker announced

Maggie Cassidy, Print Chief

May 3, 2012

Filed under News, News Updates

The recipient of the 2012 Reverend Charles K. Riepe Alumni Award is David Sedney of the class of 1969, according to Campus Minister Patti Murphy Dohn. As the recipient of the award, Sedney will also be the keynote speaker for the C...

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