The Dragon’s Den

Camille Howard 

 

Welcome to the Dragon’s Den! We’ve had a pretty full week at Woodland High School, even though class was not in session on Monday. You’re about to read all about the goings on, so get out your carving knives because we’re about to cut into this week’s news!

The new members of the National Honor Society got down and dirty on Tuesday, taking their first swing at collecting, cleaning, and counting bottles. The NHS collects all the bottles that are put in the recycling bins placed around the school, and this is the society’s main way of fund raising. The members have been thinking of other fundraisers and community service options, as well as thinking about purchasing tee shirts. 

The sophomores in Mrs. C’s biology class had a crucial moment this and last week: dissecting a frog! Some students were fascinated by the insides of the creatures; others were turned off by the smell, and a few students tried their hardest to touch the frogs as little as possible. Dissecting a frog is a crucial moment in a teenager’s life, a real rite of passage, so these teens are moving from underclassmen to upperclassmen.

At the basketball game against Naraguagus on Friday, the JMG career association opened their School Spirit Store! Members of the career association will be selling WHS paraphernalia at the rest of the basketball games and other school events. The career association is also raising money for Pennies for Patients, a change drive sponsored by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Association. Their goal is $800, and the drive is in honor of Lane Plissey. Students, if you have some extra change, bring it in and donate during lunch!

Something very exciting happened on Saturday. The cheerleaders from Woodland High School traveled to Bangor for the Eastern Maine cheering competition. The cheerleaders performed their routine, going up against all the other class D cheerleading teams in the east side of the state. Unfortunately, the team did not get enough points to qualify them for the state competition. Better luck next time, ladies and gentleman. The cheerleaders will continue to make appearances at basketball games.

Also on Saturday, members of the Academic Decathlon team traveled to Calais High School for their last round of competition before the state meet in Portland. Testing went from 8:30 to 1 o’ clock, and team members got really good scores, but there’s always room for improvement. Students will be leaving for Portland in March.

Report cards for the second quarter have been sent out and should be arriving in the mail any day now. Now that we’re in the second semester we’re closer to the end of the year than the beginning. Winter Carnival is also drawing nearer and nearer, and students can be excited to know that the themes, games, and days will be released sometime this week. That just about wraps it up for this week at WHS. Until next week, thanks for checking in. 

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know it when you find it.” ~Steve Jobs