Staff members say farewell to Sandy High

Keianah WeaklandEditor-in-Chief  As the 2020-2021 school year comes to an end, some of our staff members are retiring from Sandy High. Although they will be missed by students and staff, the retirees are excited for what’s to come. These staff members include the autos teacher Peter Craemer, bookkeeper Alexis Tappert, cafeteria worker Ramona Talley, custodianContinue reading “Staff members say farewell to Sandy High”

Senior Column: Middle college enhances high school years

Keianah WeaklandEditor-in-Chief  If I have learned one thing from my four years at Sandy High, it would be to take advantage of any opportunities that are available to you.  During my sophomore year, I heard about the Middle College program at SHS. This would allow juniors and seniors to attend Mount Hood Community College toContinue reading “Senior Column: Middle college enhances high school years”

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”

Azteca Club returns to Sandy High

Keianah WeaklandEditor-in-Chief  The return of the Azteca Club to Sandy High has been long awaited from many students. For the past couple of years, Azteca Club has not been available to students. After many students showed interest in restarting the club, Azteca has officially been brought back. After the last Azteca Club advisor retired, studentsContinue reading “Azteca Club returns to Sandy High”

Seniors granted reprieve from SAT/ACT testing by some colleges

Keianah WeaklandEditor-in-Chief  For as long as students can remember, they have been encouraged to take State Tests, PSAT, SAT, ACT, and AP Exams. A majority of kids have to take standardized tests with the exception of a few students who opt out of them. We are told that to get into college we need toContinue reading “Seniors granted reprieve from SAT/ACT testing by some colleges”

Drama department goes virtual with ‘Technical Difficulties’

Keianah WeaklandEditor-in-Chief  The spotlight hasn’t shone in the Sandy High auditorium for over a year, but the Drama department made their debut virtually this year. After the ups and downs of the Coronavirus restrictions, the Drama department found a way to restore some normalcy this year.  The department posted a virtual performance on April 23Continue reading “Drama department goes virtual with ‘Technical Difficulties’”

Seniors rethink immediate college entrance

Keianah WeaklandEditor-in-Chief  As students approach the end of their high school career, they most often have an idea of what they want to do after graduation. Whether it is going to a four-year university, community college, trade school, or going directly into the workforce, many students know which direction they are leaning. Due to COVID-19,Continue reading “Seniors rethink immediate college entrance”

Clubs stay active despite distance learning

Keianah WeaklandEditor-in-Chief  A big role in many high school students’ lives includes clubs, sports, and socializing. Joining clubs is a great way to meet new people, gain experience in volunteer service, and can be used on college applications. SHS offers many clubs including Speech and Debate, Robotics, Pioneer Digital Media and Drama Club. These areContinue reading “Clubs stay active despite distance learning”

DMC produces entertaining Piocast

Keianah WeaklandEditor-in-Chief The Digital Media Club has been working to find ways to produce material during the pandemic and distance learning. The club knew that whatever they decided to produce had to be able to be worked on separately at home, which presented challenges for each club member. They decided to make a monthly podcastContinue reading “DMC produces entertaining Piocast”

Middle College offers accelerated opportunities

Keianah WeaklandEditor-in-Chief   SHS will be hosting a Middle College informational Zoom meeting March 3, 2021 at 6 p.m. Middle college is a program run through Sandy High for juniors and seniors to attend Mt. Hood Community College while simultaneously attending SHS. It is for students who want to further their education in a more fast-pacedContinue reading “Middle College offers accelerated opportunities”