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School start times changing

School start times changing

Levi Prall, reporter

March 10, 2019

This fall, District 51 high schools start times will change from 7:25 a.m. to 8 a.m. Students have mixed opinions about this, as there are some benefits and some flaws. Iralind Hayworth, a sophomore and two-sport athlete, said the change might be a challenge for athletes. “I’m conflicted a...

Q & A with Future Leaders

Q & A with Future Leaders

Hunter Tobiasson, Reporter

March 7, 2019

Q: What is your main focus as Head Boy/Girl?   Q: What do you want to change about GJHS?   Q: What does the position mean to you?   Q: 3 short facts   GAGE FINK A: I want to bring together our community and make the school come closer together. I want Student ...

Guilty or Not

Guilty or Not

Kobey LaDuke, Reporter

March 2, 2019

From memorizing rules of evidence to learning courtroom etiquette, GJHS’s Mock Trial teams have wrapped up their season. Placing 4th and 5th in regionals, they can now hang up their coats and look forward to another case for next year's Mock Trial season. “I’m proud of them. I think they did a g...

Speech and Debate is Going to State

Speech and Debate is Going to State

Bree Peet and Callie Witt, Journalism II Reporter

March 2, 2019

Junior, Elijah McDaniel is going to state for speech and debate. Speech and debate is an academic activity typically in middle school, high school, or in college. Similar to athletic sports, speech and debate activities are challenging, competitive in nature and require regular practice, coaching, ded...

GJHS Mock Trial Regionals

GJHS Mock Trial Regionals

Ashley Guddat, Reporter

February 23, 2019

The GJHS mock trial team is travelling to Glenwood Springs on February 23-24 for their regional competition against eight teams from all over the Western Slope. “I am confident in the club. Both teams are evenly matched, but there is a lot of new experience,” said Zeron Lawson, captain of the...

Kindness is Contagious Week

Kindness is Contagious Week

Ashley Guddat, Reporter

February 23, 2019

Being kind is not telling someone they have spinach in their teeth so they are not embarrassed. Being kind is telling someone they have spinach in their teeth because you care about them and are trying to spare them the embarrassment. Last week, GJHS participated in Kindness is Contagious (KIC) wee...

2019 Annual Blood Drive

2019 Annual Blood Drive

Annika Sisac, Reporter

February 22, 2019

The St. Mary's Bloodmobile made its annual appearance on the campus of GJHS on (date). Students volunteered to give blood for a good cause.

A New GJHS: District Board Meeting

A New GJHS: District Board Meeting

Ashley Guddat, Reporter

February 8, 2019

Earlier this week the school board approved a proposal put together by a team of GJHS staff members to apply for the BEST grant. According to the Colorado Department of Education the BEST grant is an annual sum of money given to schools to construct new buildings or renovate old buildings. Howe...

Shelter in Place

Shelter in Place

Zach Shettler, Promotions Director

February 6, 2019

On Wednesday, February 6th, Grand Junction High School was called into shelter and place during the third period block.  According to a school SRO, Jason Evans, the shelter and place lasted around 45 minutes with ten police officers and two canines.   “We are required to do a drill and it coin...

Calendar Committee

Calendar Committee

Mckenna Bryant, News Editor

January 28, 2019

On Tuesday, Jan. 22, the District 51 Calendar Committee presented two 2019-20 calendar drafts addressing the three prominent issues the D51 School Board thought were in need of change. These issues were school day start times, early release Wednesdays at elementary schools, and fragmented or broken weeks ...

Women’s March

Women’s March

Sophie Middlemas, Online Editor

January 24, 2019

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