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Junior Sloane Smith and her father Gary Smith high-five at Ward Parkway Lanes Jan. 8. photo by Meghan Baker

by Hannah Jirousek, Staff Writer

New Activity schedule

As of second semester, teachers will be open for either Activity one or two, but not both. This new system is in place to allow teachers time for a personal lunch or collaboration with colleagues, as well as to encourage students to remain in the Commons during their assigned lunch period.

Father-daughter bowling night

Students and their fathers gathered at Ward Parkway Lanes Jan. 8 to bowl and bond at the Father-daughter bowling night. The St. Joseph’s Society hosts this event annually, consisting of family bowling teams and dessert contests.

Cultural Diversity Committee shows film honoring MLK

The CDC showed the film Mighty Times: The Children’s March Jan. 12 during activity periods to celebrate Martin Luther King Day on Jan. 16. The event also featured discussion and free popcorn from the Glenwood Arts Theater.

Class meetings

The first class meetings of second semester were held Jan. 6. The freshman class met in Windmoor to hear a speaker from Kansas State University. Sophomores discussed the college major search in the Commons. Juniors assembled in the gym to make Valentine’s Day cards for children at Children’s Mercy Hospital. The senior class reported to the auditorium to discuss suicide and depression awareness.

Elective Fair

The Elective Fair for the 2017-18 academic year was held Jan. 17 during Activity 1 and 2. Students were able to ask teachers questions about elective courses offered and collect flyers for more information about the classes. Next year, many new elective courses will be available such as ballet, Women as Witnesses, and a jazz/musical theater dance class.