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New Grading System Brings Significant Shifts

Maddie Clarke, Writer

October 26, 2016

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This new school year brings about a lot of new changes for BCPS, especially a new grading policy similar to one that has been seen at many schools in our nation already. "Rule 5210" has the purpose of aligning the grading and reporting practices to better communicate and document a student's achievement. With this new grading policy, students are given two kinds of assignments: summatives and formatives. Summative grade...

New Turf Field Set for Possible Winter Installation

New Turf Field Set for Possible Winter Installation

October 26, 2016

After 10 years of having the turf field at Comet Park, the county has approved Mr.Ames request for a the new turf field. The county was originally going to have this project start at the end of the...

Fresh Outta Middle School

Fresh Outta Middle School

October 19, 2016

The 2016-2017 school year has just started, and freshmen are getting used to Catonsville High School. Surprisingly, most freshmen said they weren't very nervous about coming to a new, bigger school wit...

New Bleachers Arrive at Comet Park

Alex Green, Staff

October 6, 2016

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Recently CHS has gotten new bleachers for our Comet stadium. The previous bleachers were very old and didn’t hold all the students, parents and Comet fans. The bleachers weren't just used by Catonsville students, they were also used by adult leagues, rec teams, and clubs. As the bleachers got older they were worn down over time causing them to break.  It was important to the community that Catonsville High School repre...

New Honor Societies

New Honor Societies

June 7, 2016

After all of their efforts for new honor societies, this year’s junior and senior classes finally got their wish for an English and Science honor society. The sponsor of Science National Honor Societ...

Soles For Hope

Soles For Hope

May 13, 2016

This year, Student Sharing is switching it up with Sole Hope, an organization that recycles jeans into shoes for poverty-stricken countries. This is a new experience for Student Sharing since this isn...

Seven CHS Writers Place in NY Times Argument Contest

Seven CHS Writers Place in NY Times Argument Contest

May 5, 2016

The New York Times has announced its 2016 Argument Writing Contest winners...and CHS had an impressive showing--even better than the past two years when students have been finalists, too. The contest had 6,300 entries for the contest world-wide. CHS had 7 students p...

Student Parking Crisis

Nile McNair, Taneen Momeni, and Raymond Mason

May 3, 2016

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Imagine you're forced to go somewhere that you truly don't want to go to, fighting over parking spots, and are penalized when you try to make your own solution just for trying to get an education. The feud for parking spots continues as the juniors and seniors get their licenses, and empty parking spaces are ceasing to exist. Even though the “J-lot: (junior lot) has an upper level and a lower level to it, both levels have at ...

SAT Changes Confuse Students, Teachers

SAT Changes Confuse Students, Teachers

May 3, 2016

College Board released the newest version of the SAT this year, and its first administration was in March. This new incarnation of the test has many changes that have confused students, parents, and school s...

Lights, Camera, And…Trash?

Lights, Camera, And…Trash?

April 20, 2016

Lights. Camera. And… Trash? That’s right. Recently, CHS’s National Art Honor Society hosted its annual Trashion show where students designed articles of clothing with, you guessed it -- trash. ...

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