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Common Ground undergoes second revamp

Discussing ideas for lessons, junior Sabrina Bohn, sophomore Ulaa Kuziez and junior Kaitlyn Faber plan for upcoming Common Ground meetings. The trio plan to design the Common Ground curriculum for the 2019-2020 school year. “I hope, overall, that Common Ground more effectively reaches students and allows for a more comfortable place where we can discuss the issues that the school is facing,” Bohn said.

Zaven Nalbandian, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

Common Ground will be undergoing an overhaul starting in August, where multiple students from the  Superintendent’s Social Justice Leadership Advisory Council (SSJLAC) are planning to form a new club to design the lessons. Common Ground is a monthly school-wide meeting, where students are split into...

Common Ground kills class time

Students talk during a class discussion.

Nell Jaskowiak, Opinions Editor

January 24, 2017

During the 2016-17 school year, there are 12 Common Ground days built into its schedule, taking away seven hours of class time.

Hiding for safety

Hiding for safety

Sydney Kinzy, Convergent Media Writer

January 27, 2015

On Jan. 21 during Common Ground junior Vericia Pearson hides under a table during an intruder drill. Students in the classrooms barricaded the doors with desks, chairs and backpacks. "Doing the drill made me more aware about what needs to happen and what I need to do in order to be safe," Pearson said.

Students practice for potential intruders

Following the Intruder Drill procedure, junior Vericia Pearson hides underneath the desk.

Claire Martin, Staff Writer

January 22, 2015

Students describe their experience during Common Ground which practiced the Intruder Drill.

I Am Norm

Stephanie Quoss, Staff Writers

December 8, 2014

Students define and identify what is normal, from their perspective.

Students determine their true colors

Students determine their true colors

Lily Briscoe, Staff Writer

August 29, 2014

At the first common ground on Aug. 27, grades 10-12 participated in a personality quiz, used to know each other bettter.

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