Farewell to Teaching Gold

by: Nicole Krebs and Andrea Renville In a few short days Central High is saying goodbye to six wonderful teachers who are retiring: Elaine Anderson (Psychology/Social Studies), Rose DuBois (P.E.), Jeff Gulbransen (Art), Michael Murphey (Administration), Robert Perceval (English), and Jackie Swanson (program director). These teachers will be greatly missed as they teach their last few classes of the school year.  All will be greatly … Continue reading Farewell to Teaching Gold

The Hunger Games: Was the movie worthy of the book?

by: Nicole Krebs and Andrea Renville The Hunger Games is a book series that is quickly growing into a franchise. With the release of the movie in March, the hype has certainly not gone down. Everyone knows about The Hunger Games and wants to be in on it. Two Pine Needle writers have differing opinions about the quality of the film as opposed to the … Continue reading The Hunger Games: Was the movie worthy of the book?

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52nd Cobbler Capers Opens Tonight

by:Andrea Renville and Nicole Krebs This year marks the 52nd Cobbler Capers. The theme is “Footloose” and the Central High staff kicks it off with a dance by teachers like Mr. Lore, Mrs. White, and even Mr. Farrand. A night that is sure to excite, Capers begins on Monday, March 12, 2012 with a finale performance on Tuesday March 13, 2012, and includes acts by … Continue reading 52nd Cobbler Capers Opens Tonight

Public Library Holds Photo Contest for Teens

By: Andrea Renville and Nicole Krebs The Rapid City Public Library is holding a photo contest for students ages 13-18 in celebration of Teen Tech Week. The contest takes place March 4 through 10. Entries can be posted to the Rapid City Public Library’s Facebook page, be brought to the library on a drive or disc, sent by e-mail, or you can bring an actual … Continue reading Public Library Holds Photo Contest for Teens

Students Face Preregistration – Here are some classes to consider!

By Andrea Renville, Nicole Krebs, and Amanda Thomson With preregistration at our door steps, one may be asking one’s self, “What classes should I take?” This is a rather important question, because, after all, one would not want spend their sophomore, junior, or senior year in classes with no flavor. Now you are probably asking, “What would you recommend?” We went to a slew of … Continue reading Students Face Preregistration – Here are some classes to consider!

Science Funds for Fun Totals $3400

by: Jacob Sperlich (with Mrs. Sperlich and Ms. Heaton) To kick off the opening of the 9th grade wing, the science department sponsored a raffle to help equip the new science classrooms. CHS science sends a huge Thank You to Jostens, the company that sells class rings & graduation announcements, for donating the framed Terry Redlin print titled “An Evening with Friends.” During the first … Continue reading Science Funds for Fun Totals $3400

Drama Club Declared Superior at Festival

by: Andrea Renville and Nicole Krebs This past weekend the Central High School theatre department took 31 students to Aberdeen, South Dakota to perform their original one act Dublin: the Legend of Dagda.  Each year CHS Theatre takes a one act play to the State One Act Play Festival. This festival features shows from all across South Dakota, including Sioux Falls O’Gorman and Rapid City … Continue reading Drama Club Declared Superior at Festival

New Breakfast Choices in February

by: Andrea Renville and Nicole Krebs Starting in early February, the Rapid City Area Schools Food Service will begin providing students with new breakfast selections. Janelle Peterson, M.Ed Food Service Supervisor, informed the teachers of both Central High and Stevens High School that there will be healthier breakfast options for the high schools of RCAS. They will be offering more protein such as eggs and … Continue reading New Breakfast Choices in February

Design a Poster and Win Two Tickets to Prom

Attention Juniors and Seniors: want to win two tickets to prom? Submit a poster design to Mrs. Mueller in room C228 for the 2012 Prom, “A Sweet Escape” by Friday, January 27th and you could win those tickets. Voting will be done through the CHS Pine Needle on January 30th though February 2nd. The poster you design should depict the image of an escape to … Continue reading Design a Poster and Win Two Tickets to Prom