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Volume 32, Issue 1
Friday, October 19th, 2018
The start of the new school year not only brings a whole new grade of students to campus, but it also adds several new members to our outstanding troop of CHS staff. This year’s exceptional staff lineup includes eighteen new full-time staff members, as well as two teachers covering for those on maternity leave. Now that they are more than a month into the new school year and CHS is in full-swing, we asked for their perspective on the transition to the district and learned a bit about a few of our brand-new members of the CHS community.
Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

 

For one thing, it’s nothing like
High School Musical.

While I can’t say that the change from middle school to high school is comparable to leaving for college (I still have to ask my parents for permission before going anywhere), several freshmen like myself have noticed the increase in freedom such as being allowed to keep our phones out during the school day.

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

 

As everyone is getting adjusted to another new school year and everything that has changed over the summer, the students facing the most changes are the freshmen--new building, new schedule, new teachers, and new students. The whole transition to high school can be a little daunting. That is why I decided to compile a list of advice from CHS seniors to help freshmen get used to high school as quickly and easily as possible.
Thursday, October 18th, 2018

 

As the leaves begin to change color and the alarm clocks blare, a new year at CHS begins, bringing another year of groggy mornings and cramming for tests we’re not prepared for. This school year brings with it an exciting list of changes for prior students, as well as feelings of nostalgia for the old ways the school used to be (I’m currently working to accept the death of Intro to Computer Science). But as we start to get settled into the school year, I feel it is important to list some of the newest additions and changes to CHS this year.
Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

 

Newly introduced this year into the vast selection of electives at CHS is the aptly named “Talking the Talk.” Available to all who have passed freshman English, “Talking the Talk” focuses on improving the conversational and presentational skills of everyone who signs up.

The class revolves around three main units of study: conversation, storytelling, and presentation, each with its own final project.

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

 

Having been introduced to American Sign Language at a very young age, I’ve always been quite fascinated with how people learn the language and sign it correctly. I have taken Chinese for six years, and I know that if you say a word with a certain tone, it can have a different meaning than the exact same word said with a different tone. Wondering if the same approach applies to ASL, I was so excited to have the opportunity to sit in on an ASL class and interview some of the students.
Thursday, October 18th, 2018

 

In 2011, the New Jersey Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act was created, which expanded on the original anti-bullying law created in 2002. One of the requirements is that every year, the first week of October is the Week of Respect. The Week of Respect was created to highlight the importance of kindness and promote awareness of how bullying impacts the community.
Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

 

My name is Pedro, and I came here from Brazil in January 2017. After starting school here, I noticed that there were many differences between CHS and my old school in Brazil named Colegio Miguel de Cervantes.

My old school was a bilingual school, and I had some classes in Portuguese and some in Spanish. My classes in Portuguese were history, geography, math, and of course, Portuguese. My classes in Spanish were science and Spanish. For me, one of the biggest differences was that here at CHS I can choose my electives, whereas in Brazil I did not have this opportunity.

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