To the Editor: Re “IACS Graveyard” in Minivator V2E1
“Does everyone remember what the homework is?” asks History Teacher Leanne Barnes, causing Sophomore Alexis Wright to acknowledge the teacher speaking for the first time during the period. She quickly hides her phone, which was constantly reminding her of her situation at hand. Lexi had been in a back and forth match of harsh words and arguments between her friend and herself. Even as she understands her lack of participation in the class she still inches her way back to her phone, desperately trying to see how her so called friend is defending herself now. What she doesn’t realize is that the Barnes saw Wright on her phone all class and that despite her protests to the contrary, she even though Wright said she did, actually has did not learned understand a thing about the Storming of the Bastille. Besides, this Barnes knows something is up. Continue reading “It’s More Than an Annoyance”
Project based learning is a teaching method that IACS has fully embodied, evident in every class regardless of subject. Many members of the community will agree that project based learning is greatly beneficial to understanding the material presented, but are projects always the most purposeful way for students to indicate their understanding of the class material?
For endersession, would you rather be with friends, spend the least amount of money, or just have fun no matter the cost or crowd?
Students were shocked and upset at the amount of snow we received on Monday March 21, but they were positively frozen waking up two weeks later to heavy snowfall on Monday April 4. To many students’ dismay, we would be going to school as planned. As much as we all wished this was another April Fool’s joke, the snowfall wasn’t funny anymore: a white blanket covered IACS, leaving students to haughtily accept their fates.
“It’s an incredible feeling,” said manager for the Boy’s Basketball Team Senior Jacob Vitali, discussing how it felt to make it to the tournament.
During the past ten weeks, the IACS Girl’s Soccer Team had a great season. As of October 21, the Hawks had 5 losses and 9 wins. This got them into the 2015 Fall soccer playoffs! Continue reading “Playoffs Cease the Season”
Bump, pass set, score, IACS has welcomed a new volleyball team to the list of fall sports. Continue reading “Volleyball at IACS Starts Strong”
Did you hear that Will and Spencer are wearing the same tux to prom? I can’t believe it! Will got his first and Spencer won’t return his. The nerve!
The concept of Digital Portfolios isn’t inherently bad, but making them required for students is not helpful. Digital Portfolios (or DPs) are a way for students to be able to to save and preserve their work online to be able to reflect on their accomplishments and look back on how they’ve grown and developed over the years they’ve spent at high school.
IACS’s recent decision to disable the notifications for the X2 mobile app was due to the “number of electronic distractions that our students deal with throughout the day.” I believe that the notifications from the X2 actually decreases electronic distractions.
From April 28th through May 1st, IACS seniors and juniors will be displaying some of their artwork at the Brush Art Gallery in downtown Lowell. For the seniors, students Vivian Cook, Emily Gibbs, Cassidy McAuliffe, Victoria Miller, Luke Sheehan, and Kayleigh Sorrentino will show pieces from their Senior Series. In addition, juniors Hannah Abramo, Edith Collins, Chelsea Costa, Allison DiGesse, Amber Hayes, Katharine Keenan, Jessica Newcomb, Caitlin Pichette, and Phoebe Shaw will show highlights from their portfolios.
On June 10 and 11, budding artists Chelsea Costa ‘17 and Allison DiGesse ‘17 will be representing IACS in the 2016 Massachusetts Art Education Association All-State Program. These two students were the product of an extensive selection process, beginning with a school wide competition to choose the two IACS candidates.
Junior Elisa Alexander often finds herself in the bittersweet situation of wanting moments of her life. She’ll be walking with someone, or having a conversation, and she’ll find that she wants nothing more than to freeze the moment and she’ll stop what she’s doing in order to enjoy the moment. “I wanna just freeze. I’m content. I’m really happy and I want that to last forever but obviously it can’t and then I end up stopping talking and just relishing the moment and the person thinks I’m a weirdo and then they walk away and the moment’s over and it’s horrible.”
The most important get-to-know-you/first-date/ are-we-gonna-be-friends question is always, so what kind of music do you listen to? Music is one of the most easily accessible, interactive, and universal art form in the world. Not to mention, if you wanna seem like a loser there’s no easier way than to be musically uneducated.
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Guess what? The Winter White Semi-Formal was an overwhelming success! If you weren’t there, you should’ve been, and you would’ve been blown away by the turnout- over 150 students came, both upperclassmen and lowerclassmen strongly represented.
It’s been in the Morning Announcements, in the halls, and everyone’s talking about it: The Winter White Semi-Formal dance is where all the kool kats are hanging out on January 29th, 2016.