By: Olivia Hershey
Elizabethtown Area High School welcomes new Assistant Principal, Dr. Jason Potts, for the 2017-2018 school year. Originally from Eastern York, Dr. Potts stated that he was interested in joining the Elizabethtown staff due to the school’s reputation. “I know it's a great school, filled with great kids that do their very best. So who wouldn’t want to be a part of that?
By: Adrienne Nolt
The Elizabethtown Area High School’s ESL (English as a Second Language) program is, as defined by the district, comprised of students who “a) have acquired a language other than English as their first language; b) come from a home where a language other than English is spoken and/or c) speak with family and peers in a language other than English.” Many Elizabethtown students are entirely unaware of the variety of cultural backgrounds and life experiences of the English Learners (ELs). While there are physical, cultural, and language barriers, ignoring an important part of the student body, for any reason, is a missed opportunity. Mrs. Christina Oscsodal, the high school ESL teacher, believes the ELs in her program have valuable lessons to teach their peers, and the classroom and educational methods (called “scaffolds”) used in this program could benefit other students as well.
By: Tristan Mabee
“E-cigarette use grew an astounding 900 percent among high school students between 2011 and 2015,” writes Lindsey Konkel in Science News for Students, but many students are under the impression that vaping is safer than other traditional tobacco products.
By: Allyson Hampton
Technology moving into center stage in schools is inevitable, but the type of technology used differs between schools as well as classrooms. For EAHS, the school district is moving from Google Classroom to Schoology. Both of these websites enable teachers to communicate with their classes and send them digital worksheets and rubrics for projects. Teachers can also link videos, slideshows and websites into Schoology and Google Classroom. But what makes Schoology the better website for our students?