Advisory expands to four days

Rebekah HarrellEditor-in-Chief This school year, the Administration changed Advisory class from one day a week to four days in order to help kids grow stronger relationships with their Advisory classmates and teachers. “My big push this year was to make Advisory not be another class, I wanted it to be something that looks different, feelsContinue reading “Advisory expands to four days”

Students enjoy late start time

Nerisa OlomuaStaff Writer With coming back to in-person learning, students have been greeted with a long awaited later start time. In previous years, classes started at 7:45 a.m. This year teachers have a common prep period in the morning and class doesn’t start until 8:40 a.m. As students returned to the classroom, a new scheduleContinue reading “Students enjoy late start time”

Changes challenge staff and students

Michelle ValenciaStaff Writer With a new school year comes various changes; however, this new school year has brought more changes than ever before. With all of the uncertainties that Covid-19 has continued to bring us, the school district had to adapt to accommodate the statewide guidelines in order to have a safe school year.  “WeContinue reading “Changes challenge staff and students”

Pio Pack superfans are back

Brooke WomackSports Editor With last year’s Covid sports season, student sections were limited, but now that fans are back, the varsity student sections are in full force.   Volleyball and football have been to key points for the rising school spirit. “I feel like the student section is more hyped than they have been before becauseContinue reading “Pio Pack superfans are back”

SHS moves to block schedule

Michelle ValenciaStaff Writer After all the changes that SHS students have had to face this school year, the change to the block schedule has appeared to be the most impactful to students and staff. Before Covid-19 impacted everyone in the world, the SHS class schedule looked far different from what it looks like now.  “TheContinue reading “SHS moves to block schedule”

Allinger, Tammad to lead ASB in 2021-22

Brooke WomackStaff Writer The ASB council votes are in and junior Ashley Allinger will be president. Junior Becca Tammad will be the vice president. “I’ve always had a desire to lead the school and influence people.  There is so much opportunity at Sandy and so many unheard voices.  So now that I’m the president IContinue reading “Allinger, Tammad to lead ASB in 2021-22”

Graduation includes both in-person and virtual ceremonies

Keianah WeaklandEditor-in-Chief  Sandy High seniors and their families were surprised to find out that the class of 2021 will have an in-person graduation ceremony. With all of the uncertainties Covid-19 has brought, many students were worried about having a drive-thru or virtual graduation. Fortunately, on May 13, SHS released a Virtual Senior Meeting on StudentSquareContinue reading “Graduation includes both in-person and virtual ceremonies”

Ball moves to district office; Dorn new principal for 2021-22 school year

Edited from OTSD Press Release byEmmily McKinzie Assistant Editor  Principal Kim Ball will be stepping down from her position and will move into a district position according to a district press release. Ball will be the new Curriculum and Instruction Administrator for the district. Sarah Dorn, former vice principal, will be stepping in and becoming theContinue reading “Ball moves to district office; Dorn new principal for 2021-22 school year”

Teens finally eligible for vaccine

Devon YoderStaff Writer 2020 was a disastrous year for the entire world. Covid-19 cases skyrocketed as the year progressed, and measures could only be taken to control the cases, rather than prevent them. However, 2021 sought to change all of this, as three vaccines were created that were designed to prevent Covid-19 cases. To regulateContinue reading “Teens finally eligible for vaccine”

High school students invited to attend 4 days per week

From an OTSD press release As of Thursday, May 6, all high school students, grades 9-12, are invited to attend in-person classroom instruction 4 days per week – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. The 4-hour daily schedule will remain as is. Students may also choose to remain on the current schedule of two days in-personContinue reading “High school students invited to attend 4 days per week”