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School Wifi Unblocked to Social Media

School Wifi Unblocked to Social Media

Talawanda recently unblocked internet access to social media websites, blogs, YouTube, retail websites, message boards, and GoogleChat. Jim Vajda, the Information Technology Coordinator for Talawanda, said he proposed the decision to unblock the websites and it was then approved by the District Technology Committee. “It’s legally required by CIPA [Childhood Internet Protection Act] to block […]

2013 Fall Choir Concert

2013 Fall Choir Concert

On Wednesday, October 16th, at 7pm,Talawanda High School hosted it’s annual Fall Choir Concert, in the Talawanda Performing Arts Center. As is tradition, performing in the show was the Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, Fermata Nowhere, Show Choir, and Women’s Ensemble. All of the choirs are directed by TJ Pearson, the Talawanda High School choral teacher […]

Trending: Tonight’s Homework

Trending: Tonight’s Homework

There are a million different reasons to use the social network monster known as Twitter. Those with accounts can use it to talk with their friends, rant about their problems, and keep up with their favorite celebrities. Recently, however, a new role for Twitter has emerged; it has become a way for some teachers to […]

Art Department Mural: Coming Soon!

Art Department Mural: Coming Soon!

The Talawanda Art Club, led by Jim and Elise McWilliams, is in the process of developing a mural which will be displayed in the art hallway. The mural will be painted on a 6 foot by 10 foot canvas, using acrylic paints. The canvas has been pre-gessoed and has grommets for hanging, McWilliams tell. At […]

New Club Offers Outdoor Experiences

New Club Offers Outdoor Experiences

This year Talawanda welcomes the Outdoor Club as a new place for students to become acquainted with outdoor activities. Outdoor Club provides students with the chance to learn outdoor skills, build friendships and develop valuable life skills such as leadership and responsibility. Juniors Rebecca and Sarah Lockhart are the founders and co-presidents of the club […]

The Love For Leggings Goes On

The Love For Leggings Goes On

Recently, it has been rumored that the popular clothing choice of leggings was going to be banned from Talawanda. Many students said they had overheard teachers and other students mention the possible ban and were highly upset over it. Twitter was exploding with opinions on the so-called “new rule,” mainly by female students who wear […]

Friends of Rachel – What is it?

Friends of Rachel – What is it?

The thought of being in a place where there’s kindness, no judgements and positivity sounds pretty appealing, right? The new club at THS, Friends of Rachel (also known as FOR) is striving for just that. On August 20, Talawanda welcomed a presentation known as “Rachel’s Challenge,” a non-profit, non-religious, non-political organization recognizing Rachel Joy Scott. […]

Andrew Lynn Takes Over as Drama Director

Andrew Lynn Takes Over as Drama Director

Andrew Lynn, a 28 year old with a degree in business administration, is about to get dramatic. Lynn stepped in and took the place of Ryan Steffen as THS drama director for the 2013-14 school year. Steffen, who directed 41 shows at Talawanda, said he felt it was time to step down.  “I needed to […]

Talawanda Student Starts Her Own Charity

Talawanda Student Starts Her Own Charity

The civil war in Syria has inflicted hardship among millions of children who are without homes or basic necessities. Chandler Metcalf, a Junior at Talawanda High School, has created a charity called “Stars for Syria” to help raise money to support the children of Syria. Her charity sells sunglasses, as well as other seasonal handcrafted […]

Talawanda Offers Google Training for Teachers

Talawanda Offers Google Training for Teachers

The future is here with Google Drive and all of it’s perks. Slowly, Talawanda students and faculty are starting to do more of their work through Google Drive and on the Internet, rather than through old-fashioned textbooks. On Wednesday, May 16th, Mr. Jim Vajda held a Google Training session in the media center’s computer lab […]