By Mrs. Smith
by Carson High Leadership featuring Ava Ponczoch
Video by Bridgette Gordon
Thanks to Sherri Kelley for putting all the videos together to make an awesome video. Credit also to Adam Hunsaker for the drone footage. Thanks Blair for getting your coaches rallied to send in videos!
Check out the winners!
Due to the continued effects of the coronavirus, the Senior Project Committee has moved the speeches and portfolio presentations to an online format during the week of May 15-May 22. This date was chosen to avoid conflicts with junior and senior AP testing.
Today’s complications have forced us to remove the role of advisers for this year. Instead, projects will be presented in senior English teachers’ “classrooms.”
Teachers will confirm the use of cameras and mikes with their students so that speeches and portfolios can be orally and visually presented.
Teachers are also developing plans to schedule students in small virtual group presentations and to use rubrics for evaluations.
With all the disruption and disappointment the Class of 2020 has experienced because of the pandemic, it is important for CHS to acknowledge the work, the commitment and the time that this class gave to their projects. And while the projects will be presented in this modified format, CHS is committed to the graduation of this senior class.
Senior Project Committee
Senators and Senator Families,
I hope you are all safe and healthy during this difficult period as we attempt to follow social distancing expectations set by the state and federal government. My staff has been working very hard this week to prepare for our start of digital school on Monday, March 23rd. Students should be able to access all of their classes using Google Classroom. If you need support, please check the Carson High School website at carsonhigh.com (Click on the Distance Learning – ACCESS Instructions link) or call us at (775)283-1910 for assistance.
Students are expected to follow and attend the schedule for the classes they would normally attend over the next two weeks. Monday is an A-Day, and they should be logged into the appropriate A1 class using Google Classroom. Students should log on at 7:45 am for A1 and begin working on their A1 class until 9:00 am. They should log into each class as if they were going to each class throughout the day. Teachers will be available through digital means according to the following schedule:
A classes on A days and B classes on B days
A1/B2 = 8:00-9:00
A3/B4 = 9:30-10:30
A5/B6 = 12:00-1:00
AB55 = 1:30-2:05
Teachers will be accessible to answer questions and support students in completing assignments using one of the following methods: Google Classroom (comment function), Google Hangouts/Meet, or Zoom. Lessons and directions will be posted on Google Classroom.
As with anything mechanical or digital, we will have issues. Please be patient as we work through these issues to meet student needs. If your child needs additional assistance, please contact your child’s teacher so we can provide support with our para-professionals.
I am confident that we can teach and support our students during this difficult time. Please feel free to call or email me if you have questions at (775) 283-1910 or email@example.com.
Carson High School
CHS counselors and social workers created a Google site for students to access appointments and other resources during the quarantine- it includes info from the SSP's as well.
Senior Senators -- This is really happening!
Have you been accepted to a College/University? Committed to a branch of the Armed Forces? Been accepted into an Apprenticeship or Trade Program? Share your news here and join our Acceptance Wall of Fame.
Attention all Writers! Are you tired of having too much teenage angst that your parents and teachers just don’t understand? Well, let US give you the outlet you deserve. Mrs. Pugh’s Advanced Creative Writing class is publishing Carson High’s first ever Literary Magazine, Bolt of Blue! From February 1st to February 29th, you can bring in a hard copy of your poems, non-fiction, and fiction pieces to room 306 or the Library. Spill all your complicated feelings and let everyone know that it is, in fact, not a phase. Or submit a piece that makes your mood fly high, and puts you at the top of the world. YOU are the writer and make the rules to your piece. Click the Bolt Of Blue link below for more information!
Anchors: Jonethen Hurt and Andrew Alexander
This week the senior in the spotlight is Chloe Walt. Chloe is an extremely goal-oriented student, a strong leader, and is very passionate about the projects she takes on. Chloe has so many things to balance in her life that it is amazing she can maintain a 4.33 weighted GPA. She has two part-times jobs, is taking a full class load, is active in leadership, FBLA, National Honor Society and she is a dancer. She also volunteers for many different organizations. With as busy as she is, Chloe maintains a positive disposition and has incredible goals for her future.
Chloe has consistently challenged herself by taking honors and AP courses and she will be a completer in the Entrepreneurship Career and Technical Education Pathway. Chloe has been an integral member of the Carson High School chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America for the past three years. She has competed at the state level twice, even earning herself a trip to the national competition for client service.
For her senior project, Chloe has worked closely this year with the Nevada Commission for Women. She is helping to plan the Nevada Women’s Suffrage Celebration, commemorating the 100-year anniversary of women’s right to vote.
Chloe plans to attend the University of Nevada, Reno in the fall, where she will major in Business Management. She plans to be involved in student life and hopes to join the Wolfpack cheer team.
Senators are unique. We are diverse, we are passionate, and we are united. Check out our culture, our classes, and our stories.
We are a bare bones operation, sharing one camera, one mic, and one audio recorder, but we make it happen!