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Administration Reinforces Cell Phone Policy

Administration Reinforces Cell Phone Policy

Mariah Robinson
March 13, 2014
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                  This august administration has reinforced the cell phone policy here at Wilde Lake. The policy was created because “the superintendent wanted students to have more access in school” said assistant principle Ms. Brennan. However, the policy was so indistinct administrat...

Camera Systems Installed on Howard County School Buses

Camera Systems Installed on Howard County School Buses

Syra Kayani
February 26, 2014
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The Howard County Public School System is now in the process of installing digital camera systems on all school buses. With the goal to have every Howard County bus equipped with a camera system in the next few years, the camera’s are being installed to address and allow schools to investigate compla...

Student Walkers Concerned for their Safety

Student Walkers Concerned for their Safety

Syra Kayani
February 26, 2014
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  Local paths used to be freshman *Caroline Richardsons go-to route for getting around,` until the day she was sexually harassed. Richardson recalls the incident. “A guy was walking towards me from the opposite direction on the path. He seemed normal enough from a distance, but as we go...

Edmodo: A Teaching Tool for College Readiness

Edmodo: A Teaching Tool for College Readiness

Nathan Nguyen
February 21, 2014
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Edmodo is a virtual classroom that emulates the Facebook interface. By allowing students and teachers to connect through the internet, teachers can easily assign homework, create quizzes,and engage students in discussion, all in a virtual classroom setting. AP Environmental Science teacher, Mrs. Proctor, ...

Glitchy Common App Bugs Students

Glitchy Common App Bugs Students

Daniel Ingham
February 19, 2014
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After weeks of laboring over writing supplements, filling out personal information, and following up on teacher recommendation letters, senior Evan Bell sat down on October 15 to send an online college application to one of her top choices, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Filling out that online application on Common App was no small feat, but it was a labor of love. After...

YouTube and Social Media Restrictions Lifted in Howard County Public Schools

YouTube and Social Media Restrictions Lifted in Howard County Public Schools

Jessica Hubert
November 20, 2013
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Students “like” and “comment” on a photo of Miley Cyrus using their cell phones and media center computers. At lunch and in the hallways, students check updates and add pictures of their friends to Facebook. This is what Wilde Lake High School looks like in 2013. Starting this year, ...

County Lowers Academic Eligibility Standards for Students

County Lowers Academic Eligibility Standards for Students

Syra Kayani
November 20, 2013
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With at least a 2.0 GPA and no more than one E for the marking period, students in Howard County are, for the first time, allowed to fail a class and continue to participate in extracurricular activities. Last year’s policy, which required a minimum 2.0 GPA for participation, was revised, ...

Lunch Staff Implements New Pin System

Lunch Staff Implements New Pin System

Syra Kayani
November 20, 2013
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“Point of Sale,” the new electronic system for keeping track of and paying for student lunches, allows parents to fund an online account from which their child can pay for breakfast and lunch at school. Within the first month of the 2013-2014 school year, students received a six digit identification number by mail. To access any funds on their account to...

Students Raise Concerns Over Broadcast of Detentions on Afternoon Announcements

Students Raise Concerns Over Broadcast of Detentions on Afternoon Announcements

Michael Moore
November 20, 2013
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At 2:10, students with detention obligations are directed to room 136 over the intercom. Some students are raising concerns about the public nature of these announcements. Sophomore Landon Franks recalls his last detention experience. “It’s really putting your business out there,” said Frank...

Howard County Schools Loosen Grip on Cell Phone Use During School Hours

Howard County Schools Loosen Grip on Cell Phone Use During School Hours

Daniel Ingham
November 20, 2013
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Last year, students were expected to keep cell phones and other electronic devices “off and out of sight” from 7:25 to 2:10. That rule changed this year. The administration now asks students to use the “threshold-to-threshold” rule. According to administration, students need to put away dev...

Mr. Scott Speaks “Student”

Mr. Scott Speaks “Student”

Ali Mallo
November 20, 2013
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Bilingual in Spanish and English, Wilde Lake’s new guidance counselor, Mr. Scott, is able to provide serve to the school’s Hispanic community. With a background as a Hispanic Liaison and counselor, Mr. Scott believes that being able to communicate in another language is an important part ...

Teacher Evaluations Affected by Student Performance

Teacher Evaluations Affected by Student Performance

Anjali DasSarma
November 20, 2013
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This year, teachers will be evaluated on their teaching effectiveness through student improvement, according to eleventh grade Assistant Principal Ms. Foyles. Last year’s policy assessed teachers based on planning and preparation, and overall instruction. This year, 50 percent of a teacher...

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