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Colonia takes a walk in the ‘PARCC’

Colonia takes a walk in the ‘PARCC’

Michelle Remite-Berthet

March 4, 2015


Filed under School News

The "PARCC" is a newly developed standardized test given in 13 states, including New Jersey. There has been quite a bit of controversy about the test, but what exactly is it? According to the PARCC’s official website, “The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers" is a...

District bonding time

District bonding time

Alyssa Foster and Ashley Novo-Gradac

March 2, 2015


Filed under School News

Bond (n): A debt investment in which an investor loans money to an entity (corporate or governmental) that borrows the funds for a defined period of time at a fixed interest rate. Quickly approaching the USD 458 district is Election Day on April 7. Voters will be allowed to vote on a new bond in ...

Elementary schedules more academic, less culturally rich

Elementary schedules more academic, less culturally rich

Jessica Gross and Ellie Gavin

February 23, 2015


Filed under School News, Showcase

A first grade teacher watches her students as the clock ticks towards 2:55. Little fingers rub tired eyes and stifle yawns. Beneath desks, legs shake restlessly. It’s been a long day. The teacher sighs and closes her classroom door.

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More at stake than one teacher’s job

More at stake than one teacher’s job

The Editorial Board

February 23, 2015


Filed under Opinions, School News, Showcase

The editorial staff of The Shakerite have covered a recent controversy within their school district: the decision whether or not to fire a long-time teacher over a potentially tragic mistake. It's tempting to take the easy way out in an op-ed--to respond only to an isolated incident, rather than...

The gift of education

The gift of education

Tim Flynn, Katherine Spieker, and Evan Moe

February 20, 2015


Filed under School News

Back in November, Owatonna High School competed against Faribault High School in the annual week-long Cash Drive event. OHS students raised a total of $10,463.29 for the charity Yuda Bands. The money raised will sponsor eight Guatemalan children's dreams of receiving an education in the impoverished...

TALON Racing advances in FormulaOne competition

TALON Racing advances in FormulaOne competition

Johanna Dakay

February 19, 2015


Filed under School News

After months of late hours designing and working in the manufacturing shop, Akins TALON Racing team took their Formula 1-styled model racecar to the track in January to go head to head against schools from across Texas. At the regional meet held at the Circuit of The Americas racetrack, TALON Racing...

Avoid prom dress faux pax online

Avoid prom dress faux pax online

Alexis Turgeon

February 17, 2015


Filed under School News

Months in advance of the big night, both juniors and seniors are wondering who will be wearing what dress to Junior Banquet and the Senior Prom. To give everyone the chance to enjoy others’ dresses and to avoid repeats, Instagram pages were created for both events. The pages began by inviting a...

Good Morning, DC: Divine Child’s daily news program

Good Morning, DC: Divine Child’s daily news program

Trevor Renner and Jen Lessnau

February 17, 2015


Filed under School News, Uncategorized, Video