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Opinion: high schools should not offer weighted classes

Opinion: high schools should not offer weighted classes

Gracie Warda, Online Editor in Chief

April 8, 2020

On a four-point scale, how is it possible for a student to have a 4.2 Grade Point Average (GPA)? Well, this can be achieved thanks to weighted classes, which are on a five-point scale. Weighted classes are an unfair representation of GPA and should be eliminated at FHS.  First, it’s important to establish what a ...

Arts classes undergo modifications to accommodate school shutdown

Arts classes undergo modifications to accommodate school shutdown

Andrea Elsholz, Features Editor

April 7, 2020

When reported cases of the COVID-19 virus jumped from two to 20 overnight, Governor Gretchen Whitmer made the decision to close schools in Michigan, requesting that they  find online alternatives for education. However, for arts classes whose curriculums largely depend on in-person instruction, this ...

Some teachers at FHS give non-traditional exams

Some teachers at FHS give non-traditional exams

Cameron Carlson, Writer

January 17, 2020

As the semester ends, exam time begins. For the second year in a row, Fenton High brought back block scheduling for the week to provide the traditional ninety-minute review and exam time that has been used for years. That being said, not all of the exams given are the traditional multiple-choice tes...

Why Fenton High no longer offers Home Economics

Why Fenton High no longer offers Home Economics

Cameron Carlson, Writer

December 20, 2019

Schools all around the country have gotten rid of Home Economics classes–a staple elective in most schools during the early twentieth century—because of budget cuts. Some schools kept the course and renamed it Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS), others are getting Home Ec. back, and some may not...

How classes with fewer students differ from larger class sizes

Looking inside of the GenNET room, this is  where students can take the classes American Sign Language and AP Calculus.

Taron Masi, Online Editor

October 21, 2019

When trying to best determine how students learn most productively, one question that is frequently debated is the effect that class size has on learning. Normally, classes at FHS vary from 30 students to around 20, although there are some extreme cases like the IB History HL2 class, a two-year course ta...

Students who applied for advanced courses must complete summer homework

Students who applied for advanced courses must complete summer homework

Amber Kelly, Opinion Editor

June 5, 2019

Summer homework has just become available for pickup in the counseling office. Most students who receive summer homework are in an advanced class such as an Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) course. “I only assign summer homework for my Literature and Composition I Honors...

Standardized testing preparation in schools

Standardized testing preparation in schools

Lydia Podlesak, Writer

March 13, 2018

As many feel the pressure to do well on the upcoming Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), online prep courses and books are available for students to utilize. For some schools such as Mott Middle College, online courses and books are not the only option as SAT prep classes are available through the school. “We...

Scheduling for the 2015-16 School Year Begins

Emily Battaglia, Writer

February 5, 2015

While it may seem far away, the 2015-16 school year is approaching quickly and that means that the scheduling process must begin. Students in grades 9-11 must complete the procedure of attending a class meeting and reviewing their previous courses in order to adequately select the classes that will...