Makin’ The Grade
February 10, 2012
Filed under Student Life
The Lady Cats are on a winning streak. Although they struggled early in the season, they have continued to grow and develop their skills and teamwork. With an early win against Turner in Jan., the girls went on to beat Osawatomie, St. James Academy, Paola and Eudora – a five game victory run. In the game against Paola, our league rivals, the Lady Cats were down by three when Bailey Aiken, junior, launched a three-pointer at the buzzer…SWOOSH! They went on to win 44-35 in overtime.
The Student Section turnout has been on the rise the last couple weeks. At the Paola game, “fraternity” was the theme of the night. All sorts of crazy, unique outfits showed up; including khaki shorts, tight tank tops, sunglasses and gelled hair. Of course, not all the games are as upbeat, intense, and as energetic as this one, but the student section is definitely showing some teeth. It’s a different theme every game night, so keep your eyes out for some wild disguises. Students, keep up the fantastic support for our Wildcats!
LHS received the Blue Ribbon Award earlier this year, a national achievement that is very prestigious. This is an incredible accomplishment; however, a growing consensus among the teachers and students says it puts more pressure on their schoolwork and teaching curriculum. Instead of striving to do their best because they choose to, both groups feel they have to, or we’re not living up to the Blue Ribbon standards. Several staff members feel forced to focus on kids passing the test, rather than teaching them according to and in response to their individual needs. LHS is still proud of being a Blue Ribbon school, but sometimes the effects are a little stressful, and the rewards very minimal.
Remember Valentine’s Day in Elementary School – Making Valentine cards, sharing them with our classmates, working on crafts and eating the candy afterwards?! Once you reach high school, those celebrations are over, and many students miss the good times. Why can’t we have a little fun on this day? Perhaps, do an activity related to Valentine’s, or have a short break to share the day and enjoy delicious chocolate with our friends? Since we are not married and only some of us have a dating partner, let’s at least make it an extraordinary day in school.
Oh the memories of waking up to a blinding white window with beautiful sunlight shining through and…NO SCHOOL? Snows days this year have been nonexistent, and many students miss the sweet days off school. What happened to the exciting days full of sledding, ice-skating, making snow angels, eating pure snow, bundling up in winter boots and drinking large mug of hot chocolate? Yes, it’s nice to have days off school in the spring, but we’ve completely skipped what winter is all about.