I would have done anything for experience like this in high school.
The 38 students of West Ranch High School’s journalism class recently updated their school newspaper, The Paw Print, into a magazine format that features 24 pages – including eight in color – and a variety of topics including Opinions, Features, Arts & Entertainment, Sports, and Student Submissions.
“They like the new magazine. A lot of them are excited they can be a little more creative with their layout, their writing style,” said Jennifer O’Shea, the teacher advisor for The Paw Print.
But increased knowledge of graphics and layout isn’t all these students are getting. The Paw Print launched its website last month, offering opportunities for students to work in the paperless system to which news is inevitably switching.
The website features the same articles as the magazine, and O’Shea has hopes that it will eventually include a photo gallery, student polls, podcasts, and video stories.
“They get as close as they can to what it might really be like to work in a newsroom, to have deadlines. To be in leadership positions,” added O’Shea, “I read what they write and I’m here to advise, but mostly, it’s student run. So, they get that interaction with their peers.”
O’Shea said that she has been stressing to the students the importance of writing to their audience — high school students. In this reporter’s opinion, a quick glance of the staff and writings on The Paw Print’s website reveal an entertaining and interest-catching combination of professional experience with high school flair.
Castaic Elementary School’s Kindergarten through sixth grade reading teacher, Terri Stillson, motivates students school-wide to put forth their best effort by delivering prizes each week on her Treat Trike. Her innovative approach has ignited a wave of excitement and motivation among students and teachers alike.
The inaugural “Jeep Night 2023”, a fundraising event benefiting the Golden Valley High School Band programs, sponsored by the Southern California Jeep Junkies, will be held at Route 66 Classic Grill restaurant in Canyon Country, Sept. 16, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce today announced its Black Business Council will host a Black Business Month celebration to acknowledge and show appreciation for black-owned businesses across the Santa Clarita Valley.
SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced that the California Department of Education is partnering with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, the preeminent early childhood book-gifting program in the world and the flagship program of the Dollywood Foundation.
The California Department of Transportation has scheduled full freeway closures on the northbound and southbound State Rout 14 / Antelope Valley Freeway between Technology Drive in Palmdale and Avenue A in Lancaster.
On Saturday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department celebrated 78 young men and women who completed a 14-week “Scouts of America, Learning for Life,” Certified Sheriff’s Explorer Academy at S.T.A.R.S. Center in Whittier.
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