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A Shift in Grading Policy

November 5, 2019 4:45pm | Wyatt Day

Just four years ago, the most controversial issue regarding the grading system was students’ misuse of the “gifty fifty” – the practice of giving students a 50% for incomplete work in order to help them pass.  More recently, there has been a shift in the […]

Why Do We Need Dues?

June 5, 2018 4:55pm | Bethany Basford

At NRHS, members of each class are expected to pay a certain amount of money for yearly class dues. The requirement for class dues is often misunderstood by students and poses a challenge for class advisors and their officers.  The Class of 2018 has been […]

Newfound Music Students Visit the Big Apple

June 5, 2018 3:56pm | Kylee Hanser

From May 15 through May 17th, the Newfound music students and Thespian Society will be going on a trip to New York City. For a price of about $450, this three day, two-night trip will take the students to two Broadway shows, “Once on This […]

The Choice of School Choice

January 16, 2018 7:53pm | Kylee MacDonald

NH lawmakers recently tasked themselves with working out the details of a controversial school choice bill.  In theory, School choice could allow public education funds to follow students to the school that best fit their needs—whether that’s to a public school, private school, charter school, […]

Revisiting the Grading Policy

November 22, 2017 5:39pm | Victoria Roman

Competency-based learning has once again impacted Newfound Regional High School’s grading system with a change this summer that states teachers cannot deduct points from late summative assignments. Keeping the students in mind, Principal Paul Hoiriis states, “No grading system is perfect. We are always looking […]

Data Calls for a Cell Phone Policy Shift

November 3, 2017 2:57am | Montana Bassett