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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

2019 March for Martin Luther King Jr.

2019 March for Martin Luther King Jr.

Annika, Sisac

January 24, 2019

Lock down

Lock down

Delaney Kidd, Editor in Chief

January 19, 2019

GJHS was lifted from lock down at approximately 1 p.m. after a report of a young male with a gun near the school. Grand Junction Police Department said there were no shots fired and no active shooter. Tope Elementary School was also placed in shelter in place. Students who had not returned from lunc...

Remembering MLK

Remembering MLK

Callie Shea, Students and Culture Editor

January 19, 2019

On August 28, 1963 a man gave a speech that changed the lives of the whole country. This man was Martin Luther King Jr. His well known speech is “I Have a Dream.” King fought for equal rights for blacks and whites, the end of segregation, and that eventually one day the children of our country wil...

Substance Abuse Meeting

Substance Abuse Meeting

McKenna Bryant, News Editor

November 30, 2018

Wednesday Nov 14, School Resource Officer Evans hosted an informational meeting in the library, along with guest speakers Principle Roenicke and GJHS RN Melissa Mcconnell. During this meeting, audience members were educated on what drugs to look out for such as the different types of vaporizers, drugs, dru...

Students are Here to Make Change

Students are Here to Make Change

Callie Shea, Students and Culture Editor

November 15, 2018

While Grand Junction High School students have faced many struggles, bringing their problems to adults is still challenging. To help solve this divide between students and adults GJHS has incorporated a new program, ‘Sources of Strength’. The program is made up of strong students in the high sch...

New Schedule, Same Problems

New Schedule, Same Problems

Luke Aubert, Editor in Chief

November 12, 2018

As we emerge into the second quarter of the school year, there is yet another schedule change causing uproar among GJHS students. Similar to Fruita Monument High School’s “Block Schedule”, the GJHS faculty has followed in the Wildcats’ footsteps in creating their own version of double class per...

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Experience Never Never Land

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Experience Never Never Land

Mckenna Bryant, News Editor

November 1, 2018

  Lights. Music. Action! The GJHS Theatre Department will be performing their production of Peter and The Starcatcher in November. “We’ve been preparing for about two months,” Bryce Peck, senior said, “since about early - mid september.” Through extensive hours of rehearsal at school an...

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