Students who are taking the SAT, be prepared to bring the following:
- The Admission Ticket – a printed version
- Picture ID – This may be a valid licensed ID or a 2016-17 school ID
- Calculator – They will not be provided at the testing area
- #2 Pencils – bring multiple in case one breaks
Students are encouraged to bring:
- extra batteries for the calculator
- A watch that DOES NOT make noise
- snacks and drinks for the assigned break
Items that are prohibited in the testing room include:
- any digital item – laptops, cameras, iPod’s or any MP3 player
- notebooks, highlighters, rulers, or papers of any kind
Students should not forget to turn on all cellphones and allow the administrators to keep them throughout the test. Student should also eat breakfast and have a good night’s rest.
To learn more about what to expect during the SAT, click this link, https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat.
Students who will be taking the ACT on September 27 should report to room A204 in the morning. Make sure to bring the appropriate model calculator and a pencil. Also make sure to bring in a picture I.D. that is required to take the test. The test will approximately be over at 12:15 p.m. There will be breaks so bring in a snack and lunch will be served after the test is administered and completed. For any questions ask Ms. Allred at the counseling office.
Homecoming, typically a time of traditions, was a little different this year with the addition of a homecoming dance and the Jeeps which drove the king and queen candidates around the track.
Athletic Director Jason Carter was the mastermind behind the dance. “I was kind of amazed that we didn’t have one. It is something that as a student I really enjoyed. I wanted our students to be able to have the same opportunities to make lasting memories that they can take with them after school,” Carter said.
Thanks to Carter, with the support of new principal Adrienne Goldman, students were able to hang out together after the game. The turnout was larger than Carter expected. “I was very surprised at how many students there were there. I knew, we as an administration, made the right decision to have the dance,” he said.
Homecoming events like spirit week and the halftime crowning ceremony are time honored traditions and part of the fun. Spirit week, planned by Student Council featured America Day, Superhero Day, Mismatch Day, Hawaiian Day and Battle of the Classes School Colors Day.
Although the Generals lost to the Salem Lions 6-48, seniors Tyler Martin and Molly Sparkman were the big winners of the evening. “Being the third Sparkman to win homecoming during a football season makes me happy. I am glad to know people like our family,” Sparkman said. Sparkman’s older sister was football homecoming queen in 2014.
photos contributed by: Selena Wolf, Brianna Brown, Maggie Baird, Carolyn Hawkins, Brittney Andres, Ana DeKorte
Yearbooks are currently on sale for lowest price they will be this year at $35. The deadline for the $35 price is next Friday, September 30. After that, the price will go up to $40. One can order their yearbook online at http://www.jostens.com/yearbooks/high-school-yearbooks.html or they can order it from a yearbook staff member.
Clarksville’s National Honor Society members are selling t-shirts.. The shirts range in price from $10-$18. They are even including a crew neck. All of the shirts have a simple design so any Generals’ fan can buy them. All NHS members will be taking orders until September 28 and payment is due at the time of the order. Checks are accepted but must be made out to Clarksville High School. NHS hopes to have the orders back to distribute after fall break.
The camouflage and tie dye shirts are $15 (2XL and up add $2). The grey crew neck sweatshirt is $18 (2XL and up add $2). The neon yellow and white shirts are $10 (2XL and up add $2) and also available in youth sizes for the same price.
Those interested should see a National Honor Society member or go to room A304 for details.
Being in high school is hard enough as is and freshman year is a time of transition. Being in middle school is much different than being in high school, so getting some advice from someone has been through the ropes before may not be such a bad idea. Here are some general tips to get you started.
- Do not create unneeded drama.
- Do not chase boys. They aren’t important to you at the moment or ever really.
- Stop crowding bathroom mirrors, they are dirty and there is no reason to selfie in the dirty mirror
- The brand of your clothing, shoes, accessories does not matter. In a week, no one will remember what you wore anyway.
- She doesn’t care about your muscles, actually no one does.
- You might be good at sports but stop bragging about it,you’re a freshman.
- Your music is too loud, none of us care if you listen to what’s in.
- Stop trying to fight each other, you impress no one.
- Stop standing, yelling and acting up in the middle of the halls. Some people would like to get to class on time.
- Your finals are easy as long as you study. You have to put effort in, in order to receive a good score.
- Listen to the teacher, I promise they know what’s best. They are only trying to further your education.
- Start thinking about your future now, high school will fly by and if you don’t start now you’ll find yourself far behind.
- Don’t be mean to your friends, it’s not cool.
A Senior who’s been there
Through their freshman, sophomore and junior years, the average student may not be struck by the relative immediacy of college. Alternatively, they may not feel the need to explore their options and properly ready themselves. When that student becomes a senior, they will realize the mistake they made. It will then quickly become apparent how being careless will make their last year of high school more stressful.
Maybe they have a low GPA that might not look very impressive to most colleges, or maybe they forgot to study for the SAT or ACT, and now will be forced to cram study sessions in between taking multiple tests. In addition, they hardly put any effort into even deciding which college would be best for them. They may hardly have any idea of what they want to study. A lack of volunteer work and a failure to become more involved with their school may make them feel unconnected and unfamiliar with the institutions of learning that form a major part of their life. All this will make them feel stressed and overwhelmed as they think how they should have studied harder and put more thought into their future.
The competitiveness of college admission can be a source of worry. Although it inspires most of the more dedicated to be the best students they can, it can breed resignation and desperation for many others, especially when coupled with the fact that, for their efforts in college, students will be given a financial burden that few working class students will be able to easily pay off quickly.
For that reason, it’s essential for all underclassmen to put genuine effort into deciding what they would like to do after they finish high school, how they plan to do it, and what they will do with it. A high GPA can go far in showing colleges that a student is committed to their education, and a high score on the SAT or ACT will demonstrate their readiness for college. Therefore, a student must take all their classes seriously and study in advance for the SAT and ACT tests if they are to have the best application possible. All underclassmen who want a healthy near future should be researching colleges and making decisions as they become relevant instead of ignoring them as long as possible. Otherwise, they will become part of the next generation to be faced with a burdensome senior year and diminished education prospects.
The football homecoming nominees have been chosen. These students will be driven around the track in Jeeps on the night of the homecoming game, September 16th.
Brittney Andres & Tyler Martin
Morgan Radlein & Benett McEwen
Molly Sparkman & Alex Taylor
Diana Hernandez & Dylan Cain
Katelyn Parrish & Aaron Bly
Mackenzie Spalding & Zachary Leonard
Shelby Henninger & Justice Webber
Aimee Steininger & Charles Weber
Trinity Linnig & Clayton Aranda
Voting will occur on Thursday, Sept. 15 in CCR. Prosser students will meet in the front office and fill out ballots there.
Today is September 11th. This means remembering all the lives that were lost. 2,996 people never came home from work that day. Two planes crashed into the World Trade Center while the other two crashed into the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania. Even though this year the 9/11 falls on Sunday, Generals can still take the time to take a moment of silence in memory of the innocent victims.
Senior Tyler Martin, former varsity wide receiver and corner back, was injured during the first home game against Arlington. The other player’s arm got wrapped up with Tyler’s during the tackle. When he fell, he landed on his shoulder and broke his collar bone. A week later, he had surgery and would be out for the remaining time of the football season. “Even with the misfortune of my injury, I am working my way back to health to help my team for the upcoming basketball season, ” Martin said.