Wood shop, they explained, is the last shop class at Sealth. Teacher Nan Johnson is an inspiration, they told us, mentoring students, giving them the chance to express their creativity while mastering real-world skills during the wood-shop work – calculating measurements, using tools, overseeing projects.
All of the students who spoke with us said it would be a mistake to remove this class from the curriculum – and remember, they’re seniors, so they’re campaigning on behalf of students coming up behind their class.
They also have an online campaign going, with almost 200 names and a space for community comments – find it here. The final decision is expected next Wednesday; we’ll be following up.end of update
The Times is reporting some local doctors have their own (controversial) plan for vaccinations. Namely, they pick the one disease that they think is the most worrisome (to woo anti-vaxxers) and say that should be good enough. That disease would be measles. I can only say that I recall there have been several serious outbreaks of whooping cough across the nation. As well, until polio is truly eradicated off the face of the earth, the polio vaccination is vital.
Interesting article from the Huffington Post on teen sexuality.
The New York-based J. Walter Thompson Innovation Group found that 48 percent of “Generation Z,” defined as those between the ages of 13 and 20, identified themselves as “exclusively heterosexual.” This represents a much smaller proportion than the 65 percent of millennials (those between the ages of 21 and 34) who identified as such, the poll revealed.Students from Hale will be featured on an NBC news segment this weekend, speaking on why they aren't getting driver's licenses. Only about 60% of high school students in the U.S. have their driver's licenses.
Fifty-six percent of respondents between the ages of 13 and 20 said they knew someone who went be gender-neutral pronouns, such as “they” and “them.”
Marvel Comics is working with the National Academy of Sciences' Science and Entertainment Exchange on a new program for girls.
Marvel is partnering with the National Academy of Sciences’ Science & Entertainment Exchange for a program in which girls ages 15 to 18 and in grades 10 through 12 can submit projects they believe can change the world with a short video that demonstrates their idea and explains its far-reaching potential.No Saturday community meetings with directors.
Entries will be accepted through March 26. For applications and more information about the program, visit CaptainAmericaChallenge.com.
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