News briefs for Nov. 6

Last session to meet with college representatives for NACAC Virtual College Fair

Counselors have been creating new types of college fairs for this year with the NACAC fairs, College Wise fairs, and Coalition fairs. Even though most of the dates have passed for the majority of these college virtual fairs, there’s still one more chance to sign up for the NACAC fairs. The NACAC college fairs allow students to meet hundreds of college representatives, take virtual campus tours, join informative sessions, and even schedule a meeting with an admissions representative. The last NACAC session to wrap up the virtual college fair will be hosted this Sunday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Click here to sign up for this last session.

Afternoon class times change

This past Monday, school started implementing a new schedule for everyday classes. Usually, the morning classes would begin at 8:15 and end at 11:05, while the afternoon classes would begin at 12:25 and end at 3:15 with staggering red, white, and grey dismissal to allow students to leave campus safely and quickly. The principal’s office sent out a school email on Monday stating they will be changing the start and end of school 15 minutes earlier for each afternoon class since there is no need to do staggering dismissal anymore. This new schedule consists of the morning sessions staying the same, beginning at 8:15 and ending at 11:05, while the afternoon session has changed and now begins at 12:10 and ends at 3:00. Click here to find the principal’s message for more information.

Academic Decathlon holds their first scrimmage

The Academic Decathlon team has their first full team event, which consists of every team member taking seven comprehensive tests in various subjects relating to their topic which is the Cold War. These tests are 50 questions each, consisting of material the team has learned over the past few months. This event will occur on Nov. 14 from 8 a.m-1 p.m. Normally, there would be three other events the team would also compete in, those being a speech, interview, and essay, but due to COVID-19, they will not take place at this event.