The Paw Print

Haircuts: Before, an Ordinary, Simple Task. Now, an Exciting Adventure.

This is a photo of my dad’s barber clippers and we are using them to cut my hair during this pandemic because I usually go to a barber shop.

Devin Garcia, Writer

May 29, 2020

Do you miss your barber? That feeling you get after receiving a fresh fade or a lineup? I know I do - so much more than I thought I would. Unfortunately, due to health and safety risks it presents, barbershops and hair salons have closed until conditions improve. Those who get their hair cut or trimm...

Rise Up: The Pathway To Success

A student talking to their counselor about rising up a level in a subject.

Devin Garcia, Writer

February 24, 2020

This year, Wilde Lake is pioneering a new program that is encouraging students to rise up a level in at least one subject, to help them achieve their full potential.  Wilde Lake principal, Marcy Leonard, has been the driving force encouraging students to rise up. In her previous position as principal of Ha...

Howard County No Longer Allows Teachers to Award Extra Credit to Students

Howard County No Longer Allows Teachers to Award Extra Credit to Students

Devin Garcia, Writer

December 6, 2019

This year, Howard County has introduced a new policy which no longer allows teachers to award extra credit to students. In the past, many teachers would offer extra credit opportunities to students with borderline grades, providing them with the small boost necessary to raise their letter grade.  ...

Howard County School System No Longer Releases Interims To Students

Howard County School System No Longer Releases Interims To Students

Devin Garcia, Writer

November 25, 2019

This year, Howard County has removed interims, meaning students will no longer be given a paper copy of their grades halfway through each quarter to bring home to their families.   Interims initial purpose was to provide a measurement of a student’s progress midway through the quarter, and give feedbac...

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