Rocky River High’s First Annual Raven Fest was held on Thursday, October 31, from 12:30-2:05 pm. The school’s student government sponsored the event as a way to celebrate their achievements and share their school spirit.
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Eleven students from Kingsley College in Redditch, Worcestershire, England got a Big-I welcome on Thursday, October 24 for their first day of a two week school exchange.
Students spent their first day getting acquainted with their peer guides, enjoying breakfast provided by Chick-fil-A, and Krispy Kreme, and meeting their hostess, Ms. Katie Willett, as well as school principal, Amy Dellinger.
Willett, a US History and seminar teacher in Independence High School’s Academy of International Studies (AIS) program, has been leading the exchange for the past four years.
“The Kingsley students are here for two weeks, and we will go over there for two weeks in the spring,” says Willett.
Mark Atherton of Kingsley College has also been a part of the program for several years.
“This is my seventh time visiting Independence,” says Atherton, “but the fourth time we’ve had the exchange.” Continue reading
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Last year, Queens Grant student Andrew Terry wore pink socks and wrist bands during his cross-country meets to raise awareness and show his support for cancer research.
This year, Terry got the idea to take his initiative a step further, so he de- signed a tee shirt and has been selling them at school since the first school days in August.
So far, he’s profited $780 towards his goal of raising $1000 which will be donated to the American Cancer Society.
“This year I just wanted to do something bigger,” says Terry. “We also have a raffle going on and so far we’ve raised $160.”
Tee shirts are $20 and will be on sale through October.
Students at Independence High School participated in homecoming week from October 14-18. Festivities wrapped up at school on Friday afternoon with an indoor parade and cheering for a Friday night victory against Garinger.
The band marched through the halls led by the varsity cheerleaders on Friday afternoon before school let out.
Games and activities such as Corn Hole began at 5:30 pm inside the stadium and a DJ entertained until the start of the game.
At half time the homecoming court was presented at mid-field and senior Sidney Quach was name the 2013 Homecoming Queen.
Independence beat Garinger 69-0.