Issue 6 – April 27, 2020


Students and staff move to online school during the pandemic
Sandy High converts to an online school after the governor closes schools

Local businesses struggle during pandemic
Daycare business is representative of many that have had to layoff employees and close

Seniors experience loss due to school cancellations
Seniors deal with cancellation of spring activities, sports and events.

Seniors try to make the best of shortened year
Seniors lost a lot to the pandemic but are trying to look on the bright side.

Local citizens go high tech
Technology becomes even more important as people work and learn from home.

Cafeteria workers produce lunches during pandemic
The SHS ‘Lunch Ladies’ have adjusted to the change in service while school is out.

History repeats itself with pandemic
The ‘Spanish Flu’ outbreak in 1918 teaches us valuable lessons in dealing with COVID-19.

Students get together while staying apart
Students use social media and video games to stay in contact with friends.

What changes will stay with us after COVID-19?
The pandemic has changed many common habits, some will likely stay around.


Reneau bakes goodies when she isn’t cooking up English lessons
English teacher Kristyn Reneau spends her time away from school creating masterpieces in the kitchen.

Skogan family history pre-dates Sandy itself
Bill Skogan’s grandfather moved to Sandy in 1903, his descendents still call Sandy home

Minor has major goals
Senior Ami Minor participates in the FBI teen academy and is a third degree blackbelt in taekwondo.

Ginther makes himself at home at SHS
Sophomore Isaac Ginther moved from Clackamas before freshman year but has found a home playing soccer and painting in Sandy.

Courtain continues with Boeing Tech Prep
Senior Madisen Courtain will be entering her second year to the prestigious program.

Mato applies naval skills to teaching
Business teacher Nick Mato served 22 years in the Navy before becoming a teacher.

Volunteer helps keep the community alive
Eileen Suchanek has volunteered at multiple schools and loves to help in the community.

Science teacher calls on travel experience
Renae Gregg spent eight years working in a lab in Australia.

Math teacher lives for her frequent Disney trips
Kirstin Dirks and her husband try to visit Disney parks as much as possible.

Arts & Entertainment

Schuster produces his own music
Junior Steven Schuster creates his own music and plays for the Portland Youth Conservatory Orchestra.

McMahon was ready for Mr. D but then came the pandemic
Senior Taylor McMahon was in charge of Mr. D preparations but then it was cancelled.

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