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
Have you needed to find a parking place this week? Good luck! The stock show is in town, and students are happy to blame any tardies on the cowboys across the street, though the real parking problems were during the Evening of One Acts, which took place at night when the parking gets truly tricky over at the Civic Center. The stock show does tend … Continue reading Weekly Roundup: Raider & Cobbler Fans, One Acts, & the Stock Show
Did you have to go to the main office at all this week? Do you even know where the main office is? The environment was a study in contrasts, with the office full of wandering staff just checking things out, construction workers busily attending to building details, and harried secretaries trying to impose order on the chaos. It appeared to be most intense for the … Continue reading Roundup: Construction woes
Have you ever had trouble putting statistics into perspective? It’s a tricky thing to do, but this week The Pine Needle ran a story about the Anatomy & Physiology classes’ blood drive, which gathered 215 pints of blood. How much is 215 pints? Well, it’s 26.9 gallons. That would definitely require more than your fridge to hold. If you were to take all that blood … Continue reading Roundup: Chamber Orchestra, Prom Theme, an Acting Recital, and more
Monday was that little bonus day for students where they get to sleep in while teachers slaved away at their official Professional Development Day. During that professional development, however, the teachers had a chance to sneak behind the forbidding plywood barrier and see the new freshmen wing. Wow–if that won’t make students wish they hadn’t passed their ninth grade year, what will? Windows and whiteboards … Continue reading Roundup: Budget Cuts, Teacher Christmas Party Revelation, and more
Tickets for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest went on sale this week and the best seats sold out fast for all the evening shows. If you don’t like sitting on the sides you might want to consider the Saturday matinee. If you don’t like the matinee . . . next year you should consider camping out the night before tickets go on sale. Perhaps … Continue reading Roundup: Science Heats Up after First Quarter
Today (Friday) is the blood drive put on by Mrs. Linde’s anatomy and physiology class. Last year donations were quite high–will the numbers exceed past expectations again? *** This Friday is unofficially Zombie Day here at Central High School. At least, after two nights of conferences in one week, zombies are what the teachers all look like. Veterans Day next Friday will likely be a … Continue reading Roundup: Friday Unofficially Declared Zombie Day
by: Chelsie Huseby Are you a person that wants to get into the administrative field? If so, try looking into becoming a new business specialist. A new business specialist works for a whole sale brokerage that works for insurance agents. These agents call and provide information for their clients and the new business specialist finds the best product for the client. Then, once they’ve found … Continue reading Career Possibilities: New Business Specialist
With the calendar flipped to October and the high temperature hitting 90, many in Rapid City were wondering how many days like yesterday they could expect before snow begins to fall–and they were getting outside to enjoy it. Around Central the question became how many parents would want to spend the afternoon at teacher conferences. The answer: not as many as last year. Numbers for … Continue reading Weekly Roundup: Weather Saps Numbers for Parent Teacher Conferences
With homecoming just a week away, many students are still wondering what to wear, and how to achieve the look that is sure to make people notice them. Here are just a few tips to help you with your school spirit. Twin Day Wear something distinguishable Make sure it’s the same outfit Hairstyles are a must Plan out your day in school–be seen with your … Continue reading Need a tip for homecoming dress up?