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Big Class Makes Tiny House

Big Class Makes Tiny House

Sidney Jackson, Staff Writer
March 2, 2017 • 109 views
Filed under News, Showcase

Kevin Matheny’s block three shop class has been working hard since the beginning of the year on their latest project: The Tiny House. Tiny Houses are the latest trend in alternative living and home building. They are a way of condensing a lot of stuff into a small space by using all of the square footage...

Students Explore Future Careers With Practical Law

Students Explore Future Careers With Practical Law

Jessica Klees, Copy Editor
January 4, 2017 • 121 views
Filed under News, Showcase

The Practical Law class might sound like it could be dull, but it is quite the opposite. Recently the class has been going on many exciting field trips to learn about how the criminal justice system really works. In October, Practical Law students took a tour of the Albemarle County Police Department....

WAHS Remembers Coach Myriam Pitts

WAHS Remembers Coach Myriam Pitts

Grace Berigan, Staff Writer
January 4, 2017 • 113 views
Filed under News

Myriam Pitts passed away on Monday, November 7, after struggling with both breast and bone cancer. After being a world language teacher, she founded the Western Albemarle Rowing Team in 2007. Her devotion to the rowing team never faltered throughout her battle with cancer, and the team was extremely...

ESA Students Help at Local IRC Garden

ESA Students Help at Local IRC Garden

Madeleine Andrews, Web Editor
January 3, 2017 • 89 views
Filed under News, Showcase

With land waiting to be cared for at the International Rescue Committee’s Community Garden in Charlottesville, leave it to the ESA freshmen class to lend a hand and truly connect to their studies. The International Rescue Center, or IRC, has a program called “New Roots” which provides information...

Mini Med-School is a hit with WAHS students

Mini Med-School is a hit with WAHS students

Sophie Creager-Roberts, Staff Writer
December 16, 2016 • 82 views
Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

The Mini Med School is a new program offered to students at Western that has sparked enormous interest in those hoping to pursue a career in medicine. Western’s program was modeled after a Mini Med School program at UVA that few WAHS students were able to get into. Parents and teachers have been...

WAHS Remembers Mr. Betthauser

WAHS Remembers Mr. Betthauser

Tim DeSimone and Staff Writers
November 28, 2016 • 73 views
Filed under News, Showcase

With piano chords and guitar strums, mourning students lifted the memory of teacher Eric Betthauser above the choir room and into the halls. It was a time of reflection and togetherness for students suffering the pain of a loss dear to their hearts. Betthauser was an active member of the music community at both W...

Stampede! Drama Department Unveils Fall Play, Rhinoceros

Stampede! Drama Department Unveils Fall Play, Rhinoceros

Eva Massarelli, Staff Writer
November 17, 2016 • 85 views
Filed under A&E, News, Showcase

Ms. Pitts, the drama director, was inspired to put on the play Rhinoceros this fall after reading the play multiple times and seeing the performance live at UVA. The WAHS drama department has been practicing since early September, meeting every day after school. Since the auditions were school-wide, ...

Clinton wins WAHS Mock Election by 2 Votes

Clinton wins WAHS Mock Election by 2 Votes

August Lamb, Web Editor
November 11, 2016 • 90 views
Filed under News

The results of the 2016 Western Albemarle High School Mock Election

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New Graduation Guidelines Proposed for Class of 2022

New Graduation Guidelines Proposed for Class of 2022

Olivia Gallmeyer, Managing News Editor
October 20, 2016 • 84 views
Filed under News

  According to the “Profile of a Virginia Graduate” bill passed by the General Assembly in April, freshmen entering Western in the near future may have new state-regulated graduation requirements. Currently, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is discussing its new proposals for dip...

Bond Referendum To Hit The Polls

Bond Referendum To Hit The Polls

Tim DeSimone, Editor In Chief
October 17, 2016 • 42 views
Filed under News

A school modernization project will be voted on November 8th when Albemarle County residents hit the polls. The $35 million dollar project is under the title of the “Bond Referendum” and covers everything from newer furniture, to controlled entrances at the five remaining schools that need them. Broken...

Vote: Julian Waters for School Board

Vote: Julian Waters for School Board

Sidney Jackson, Staff Writer
October 17, 2016 • 145 views
Filed under News, Student Life, Uncategorized

Balancing the heavy load of schoolwork with college applications, involvement with your school, and planning your campaign for school board takes a multi-talented person; and that is just what Julian Waters is. Waters’ interest in model planes and drones encouraged him to start the Model Aviation...

After Thirty Years

After Thirty Years

Tim DeSimone and Abby Lohr
June 12, 2016 • 64 views
Filed under News, Showcase

Following a career of 46 years, with 34 at Western, Math teacher Linda Shuey has announced her retirement. “I love teaching, I love the kids, and I love math, but it’s just time to give that up and do some other things that I’d like to do in my life.” Few classes have escaped her, as she’s t...