In lieu of recent gun violence, many students have questioned safety in schools. At NC there are many cops monitoring every entrance.

Recent gun violence incidents raise questions about safety

Cole, Reporter April 30, 2021

On April 15, a gunman, Brandon Hole, killed eight people and injured seven at a Fedex Ground facility in Indianapolis, Indiana. After the shooting, the gunman turned the gun on himself, bringing the death...

Students perform at a past theater performance. This year theater students have only had one real performance, and their second is this weekend.

Final theater performance of the year to take place

Avi Sarkar, Reporter April 29, 2021

The “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is a comical musical about the annual Putnam spelling bee. This is only the second theater production for the 2020-2021 school year due to COVID-19.  The...

Junior Claire Buddenbaum received her first dose of the Pfizer COVID vaccine. Children 16 years and older can now receive vaccinations.

Students begin to get vaccinated

Kate Peterson, Reporter April 14, 2021

  On March 31, 2021 Governor Eric Holcomb opened up the COVID vaccine sign ups for teenagers who are 16 years old or older. The Pfizer vaccine is the only approved vaccine of the three that is...

A sign stands in the front of the school building to emphasize safety standards. Although statewide mask mandates are coming to a close, they are required in schools.

Mask mandate becomes advisory in most Indiana counties

Gus Osborn, Reporter April 7, 2021

As of March 31, people aged 16 years and older will be eligible to be vaccinated. The Pfizer vaccine is the only vaccine approved thus far for ages 16 and 17. The Johnson and Johnson and Moderna vaccines...

NC was established in 1956. It has grown to a sprawling campus of 3800 students.

Students return to four day in-person learning

March 17, 2021

Starting March 23 students have the option to return to in-person learning four days a week or students can remain all virtual. CDC guidelines have changed social distancing guidelines from six feet to...

District releases updated statement regarding Shewell

March 12, 2021

Superintendent Nikki Woodson released a statement Thursday regarding the handling of former teacher Nathan Shewell. The statement was released on behalf of the district. Both the Washington Township...

A student shows his Bikini Bottom replica personal project at a past exhibition. This year the exhibition was held virtually.

Virtual exhibition has low turnout

Gus Osborn, Reporter March 9, 2021

The 2021 Personal Project exhibition was made optional for students . Each teacher was assigned four to five students, but for the average teacher, only a couple students showed up.  The exhibition...

Protesters gathered on Tuesday at the CEC building. They gathered to protest how the district dealt with harassment claims against former teacher Nathan Shewell.

Parents protest handling of former teacher

Garrett Mahaffey March 4, 2021

Students and parents joined  together Tuesday night prior to the school board meeting to raise attention to the district's handling of complaints regarding fired former teacher Nathan Shewell. The...

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Junior Spectacular not likely for spring

Sawyer Husain, Reporter February 10, 2021

The Junior Spectacular is a tradition that has long been participated in and loved by generations of families. The show, which includes four separate 20 minute comedy acts, is directed and cast by juniors...

The hallways are much less full this semester, with many kids learning from home. The halls and classrooms are even below 25% capacity some days.

Hallways remain empty as students stay virtual

Gus Osborn, Reporter February 4, 2021

The amount of students in the building is significantly lower than it has ever been on a given school day. Only about a quarter of the student body is in the building during school hours.  The lack...

As COVID cases rise, board left to decide

As COVID cases rise, board left to decide

Avi Sarkar January 28, 2021

After COVID-19 cases rose, the Washington Township School Board decided to shut down the district for the remainder of November and December. Now the district has returned to hybrid learning where students...

Junior class council forced to change future plans

January 21, 2021

The impacts of the COVID- 19 pandemic have changed  student life, with almost everything being switched to virtual. Not only has school been largely virtual, but so have many student events.  Junior...

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