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  • 2020 IB exams will no longer take place
  • Wash your hands
  • Washington K-12 schools closed through April 24
  • AP exams will take place online
  • All school activities and sports postponed until further notice

Paraeducators connect classrooms with specialized support

Paraeducators connect classrooms with specialized support

Sofia Leotta, Copy Editor

April 8, 2020

The role of a paraeducator is to address the shortcomings of classroom-based learning, establish an environment that meets a broad range of needs and account for diverse learning styles. While they have a responsibility to students who have individual education plans, paraeducators also act as a sup...

Online curricula adapts to unknown circumstances

Online curricula adapts to unknown circumstances

Gloria Shen, Reporter

April 6, 2020

Amidst the extreme precautions taken by Northshore School District in light of the developing COVID-19 situation, normal school days were stopped in favor of an online learning curriculum for the week of March 9 to March 13. The school closure, which was targeted toward minimizing the spread of diseas...

Democratic primary results show Biden in the lead

Democratic primary results show Biden in the lead

Minita Layal, Feature Editor

April 2, 2020

The democratic presidential primaries and caucuses for the 2020 presidential elections kicked off on Feb. 3 in Iowa. Primary elections and caucuses decide which candidate from each party will become the nominee for president. Primaries and caucuses differ in the way that primaries are funded by the state ...

Coronavirus pandemic forces closures, precautions across state

Coronavirus pandemic forces closures, precautions across state

Miles Gelatt, News Editor

March 27, 2020

On Mar. 23, Washington Gov. Jay Inlsee instituted a “stay at home” order for state citizens, hoping to contain the spread of coronavirus. The order prohibits people from leaving their homes or places of residence unless it's for essential activities, such as grocery shopping or required medical ap...

State of emergency declared over Australian bushfires, donations pour in

State of emergency declared over Australian bushfires, donations pour in

Rory Knettles, A&E Editor

February 7, 2020

Australia continues to endure the massive spread of fires that started in late September 2019. As of Feb. 2, an estimated one billion animals and 33 people, including three American firefighters, have died and 1,300 families have lost their homes. According to the Los Angeles Times, 2,700 firefighters, includin...

Coronavirus vaccine in development after international outbreak

Coronavirus vaccine in development after international outbreak

Rory Knettles, A&E Editor

February 7, 2020

  Wuhan, China is the epicenter for the coronavirus outbreak. It was first reported in late December 2019. Since then, the virus has spread rapidly to many parts of the country. As of Jan. 21 Seattle, WA has confirmed a Snohomish County case and medical professionals are investigating possible case...

Gender expression

Gender expression

Sofia Leotta and Tam Tran

February 7, 2020

Community at Inglemoor  For some students, gender is more than identifying as being male and female. It is about self-expression. It can be expressed through people’s actions, words and style. Inglemoor’s Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) club works to promote a positive and supportive community arou...

Bucket Hat Wednesday brings students together

Bucket Hat Wednesday brings students together

Eli Shafer, Reporter

February 7, 2020

Most days of the week, every student comes to school wearing a wide variety of different clothes. Every Wednesday, however, all types of students come together and unite through an accessory that had its popularity peak in the 1960s: the bucket hat. “[A bucket hat] is what fishermen wear when they go fishing on...

Valhalla Players retell Grimm’s fairytales

Valhalla Players retell Grimm’s fairytales

Rory Knettles, A&E Editor

January 14, 2020

The Valhalla players are back and better than ever on January 24* when they face the challenge of combining some of the Brothers Grimm originals into one big spectacle. They will be performing this fast-paced and imaginative rendition of the Brothers Grimm's Fairy Tales in the Little Theater.  ...

Standardized testing fails to account for complete student profile

Standardized testing fails to account for complete student profile

Eli Shafer, Co-Business Manager

December 20, 2019

From the SAT to Common Core tests, standardized assessments have been used to measure student achievement for years. However, these tests measure student success in a very specific and limiting way, and they often do not provide an accurate reflection of a student’s achievements. With these tests,...

Tidbits and plaudits: December

Tidbits and plaudits: December

Sofia Leotta, Reporter

December 20, 2019

Tidbits Be a part of the Chinese Club’s Lion Dance Team by contacting @ihschineseclub on Instagram. Trainings are from 2:35-3:45 every Monday in the Great Hall. Come to Link Cookies and Cram from 1:15-2:30 p.m. on Jan. 8 to study for finals while eating cookies! Good luck to DECA at their Area C...

Corner Store offers opportunities for real world experience

Corner Store offers opportunities for real world experience

Aditi Jain, Editor-in-Chief

December 20, 2019

  The Corner Store has recently reopened for the school year. According to FSA teacher Denise Holsapple, the goal of the store is to expose the special education students to real-world communication skills.    “I personally think it is fun to watch the kids come in here and interact with our stude...

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