On Thursday afternoon students lent a hand to custodians attempting to clean up the grounds following the blizzard. Mr. Seales called for some assistance and in no time, an unofficial grounds crew had bagged up the largest batches of leaves and dragged into a pile the large branches that had fallen in the courtyard outside the commons. Mr. Seales happily reported that “The bigger work … Continue reading Cobbler Round Up: Concerts, Clean Up, and Playoffs
The blizzard obviously topped all topics this week, creating a three day week and leaving students and staff with a plethora of stories to tell. You can read a number of stories from the Blizzard here at the Pine Needle. *** The football team didn’t play Sioux Falls O’Gorman last Friday night, or on Saturday, or early in the week, as a number of rescheduling … Continue reading Cobbler Round Up: Blizzards and Drips, oh my!
The Cobbler Cafe is up and running and is better than ever. This year they have new equipment, including a nacho cheese machine. A nacho cheese machine! That means when students end the day in a slump, they can head down to the Cobbler Cafe and buy nachos. When they’re the daily special they can be as cheap as a buck, which is quite a … Continue reading Weekly Roundup: Cobbler Cafe starts well, homecoming approaches
This week marks the first time in a looong time we have completed a five-day week. Well, those of us not on the track or tennis teams completed a five-day week. Spring sports are making up a season’s worth of meets and matches in a very small time frame, and students with track coaches as teachers are getting familiar with the pool of substitutes the … Continue reading Weekly Roundup: Spring sports, All-State Band, Charlotte’s Web, and the Science Bowl
With the school district’s new motto of, “Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow,” the year continues to get stranger. Some interesting facts regarding the snow days: Rapid City’s average annual snowfall for April is 8.8 inches. This month we have received 39.5 inches (so far), a new record. Teachers have to make up 22.5 hours of work that students do not. The … Continue reading Weekly Roundup: Getting Snow, Giving Blood, and Kidnapping Humphrey Bogart
Central High School practiced locking down Thursday during second block, the first lock-down drill since the new additions have been occupied. That added space means security and administrators have to patrol and check quite a bit more square footage than they have in the past, but they seemed to do well with it, as Mr. Seales was able to report that, “with very few exceptions, … Continue reading Weekly Roundup: Locking Down while Mockingbird draws attention
This week marked the beginning of the second quarter, and with the ending of the first quarter came parent-teacher conferences. The arrangement was slightly different this year, as teachers in the freshmen wing stayed in the classrooms rather than come to the commons with the rest of the faculty. Admin has reported that, despite the beautiful weather, Tuesday 454 families came to the conferences, a … Continue reading Weekly Roundup: Musicians Christen New Stage