Our class focuses on using a range of technology tools for varied purposes such as creating and maintaining an up-to-date “student friendly” CHS webpage that includes a news broadcast, video stories and highlights, announcements, student polls, and other interactive features. The overarching goal of the class is to empower students in a transformative learning environment. Our mission is to inform and entertain.
Anchors: Kaden Brown and Andrew Alexander
Edited by: Ben Watson
Anchors: Logan Meza and Michelle Ortiz
Edited by: Staff
This week, the Senior Spotlight shines on Sam Hodges. Sam describes herself as being quiet, hardworking and having a good sense of humor. What she doesn’t share is that she has a strong commitment to her family, is willing to challenge herself and is very modest. From a young age, her parents instilled a strong work ethic, which shows in her levels of responsibility and dependability.
Sam recently received a “Lamp of Learning” pin due to being a second time recipient of a Carson High School Academic Award. During her high school, she has completed a 3-year program in Engineering, tackled available Honors and Advanced Placement and college classes while earning a 4.48 GPA.
Sam picked up her first instrument, a violin, when she was 8 years old at Empire Elementary School. This activated her passion for making music leading to participating in school bands including Chamber Orchestra at Carson High. Along the way she has added cello and saxophone to her repertoire winning awards for her advanced skills.
Sam is currently in her 2nd year of the Jump Start dual enrollment program with Western Nevada College. In June, she will complete her Associate’s Degree in General Studies just before she graduates from CHS and should have her Automotive Service Excellence certification for brakes and electrical systems. Next year she plans to continue taking classes at WNC focusing on certification in auto body repair. Sam is not currently sure of the career she will pursue as she is interested in writing a book (fictional), writing for a newspaper, and working on exteriors of cars or troubleshooting automotive electrical systems.
When Sam is not in class, she works at the Bubble Tea Station Corner where she enjoys making the drinks and hanging out with co-workers.
Please join me in wishing Sam great success in her future and congratulations for a job well done.
Sophomores, Juniors, and Senior!! Please come by and pick your academic letter in the Counselors office as soon as possible. Thank you!
Are you looking for a flexible job that will work around your school schedule and other activities? Then apply to be a student custodian. You can work at Carson High or a school closer to where you live if openings are available at that site. Apply at CarsonCitySchools.com and go to Employment Opportunities then Student Worker or stop by the Career Center-Room 313 for a flyer or more details. You must be at least 16 years old to apply.
Join FCA this Wednesday night in our new location, Senator Square, from 5:30-6:30pm. We will have food, games, a message of encouragement, and we will discuss shopping together as a group to buy Christmas gifts for families in our community, Angel Tree families.
Do you enjoy running, jumping, or throwing things? Are you an athlete and want to get stronger and faster? Come to the track meeting in room 266 (upstairs cafeteria leadership room) during lunch on December 16th. They will talk about preseason, meets and practice schedules. If you have not done so, please visit Register My Athlete and register for Spring Track and Field. Registration closes on Feb. 3rd.
GOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAALLLL!!!!!!! You love watching soccer? Do you love playing it even more? For the next 3 weeks at lunch in the big gym futbal will be played. We will start with group play until 12/2 then the elimination tournament will begin 12/5. Get your 5 person team to the big gym at lunch and prove that you are the best soccer player at CHS!
Join the Latinx Group this Friday December 9th during lunch in room 163 for a potluck celebration of diverse Latino traditions surrounding the holiday season. The group is asking students to bring a dish or snacks from their family traditions if they are able to. Stop by on Friday morning by the counseling office to drop off the food. Please reach out to Quintero, Alejandra, or Paulina if you have any questions.
Bank of America’s Student Leaders program is back and applications are now being accepted through Friday, Jan. 13. Eligible community-minded high school juniors and seniors in Reno, Sparks and Carson City are encouraged to apply. Students who are selected participate in an eight-week, paid internship, working closely with local nonprofits to develop leadership and workforce skills. This past summer, the two Northern Nevada students selected as 2022 Student Leaders worked with PBS Reno and participated in a week-long virtual leadership summit.
Since 2004, the Bank of America Student Leaders program has recognized more than 300 community-focused juniors and seniors across the country every year. This program is part of the bank’s overall commitment to youth employment, helping to prepare a diverse pipeline of young talent for success in the workforce. Juniors and Seniors, look in your Google Classroom under Classwork for the Internship Heading. The link to apply is there.If you have questions, please see Mrs. Robles, CTE Coordinator, in the High Tech Center Office.