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Nathan Brown, Editor

May 13, 2019

Ezra and Nathan want to hear from you! If you want your question or topic to be featured in this week's episode of PodCats, Here is your chance! Google Form: https://forms.gle/qTeHq7y3UiTdY1qv6 Stay tuned for Episode 6,851 coming this Wednesday!

New mental-health counselors join staff

New mental-health counselors join staff

Sydney Check, Staff Reporter

February 4, 2019

This year, Mount Si officially has full-time mental health counselors on staff: Sloan Westerman and Ashley Levian. Instead of one counselor working 40 hours a week, the two counselors split a work week. Each work around three days a week, with Westerman working at the main campus and Levian at the...

Career fair to be held at main campus Feb. 6

Career fair to be held at main campus Feb. 6

Zoe Anderson, Staff Reporter

February 3, 2019

For the first time in over a decade, MSHS will be holding a career fair during the school day. Featuring over 50 professionals who are coming in to talk to students about what they do in their career, their education, training, and experiences within that field. The Career Fair is happening on F...

MSHS named to ‘Best High School’ List

MSHS named to ‘Best High School’ List

Bella Ortiz, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2019

Mount Si has been named one of the best high schools list by U.S. News World Report, ranking 1,243 in the nation and 18th in Washington state. Mount Si has many opportunities available that has led the school to obtain this ranking. AP testing, AP scores, reading and math levels are all reasons Mount S...

Choir hosts annual Wildcat Idol fundraiser

Choir hosts annual Wildcat Idol fundraiser

Sarah Bailey and Victoria Bivins

January 17, 2019

The Mount Si Choir Program will be hosting Wildcat Idol over the next few weeks. Wildcat Idol is a judged singing competition, similar to the popular TV show "American Idol," and is open to all MSHS students. To audition for Wildcat Idol, students have to first sign up through a link that can be found ...

Robotics team wraps up season

Robotics team wraps up season

Abby Laufer, Staff Reporter

January 10, 2019

The robotics club recently just competed in the interleague competition, rounding out the end of their season. FTC, or FIRST Tech Challenge, is a not-for-profit organization that creates and hosts competitions for teams of middle to high school students. Each year, FTC releases a video at the beginn...

Six students named to honor bands

Six students named to honor bands

Juliana Estrada, Staff Reporter

January 10, 2019

Adding to the long list of achievements the band program has accomplished, six students were chosen to perform in the Western International Band Clinic Honor Bands. These students, Erik Thurston, Mary Piekarczyk, James Kolke, Ryan Myrvold, Eli Wray and Hannah Stoddard, had to audition for their ...

The new finals schedule is the old finals schedule

The new finals schedule is the old finals schedule

January 8, 2019

After removing the original finals schedule for a brief time from the MSHS Website, it is back up. The schedule is unchanged from its first iteration, and keeps the 34 minute MLK Assembly on Friday (1/18). Friday will still consist of periods 5, 6, and 7, as well as the assembly from 11:45 to 12:19. N...

Change to finals schedule

Change to finals schedule

Ezra Bacon-Gershman

January 7, 2019

Over the weekend, some of our readers may have noticed that the Mount Si High School Website took down the schedule for next week's finals. No, this does not mean that finals are canceled, but rather that the schedule is changing. These changes will only affect Friday's schedule and will be designed...

New kits and training aim to ‘Stop the Bleed’

New kits and training aim to ‘Stop the Bleed’

Sofa Hopper, Staff Reporter

January 3, 2019

Walking down the 300-wing or by the main office, students may have noticed the new bleeding control kits affixed to the wall and wondered about the contents. Located next to the AEDs throughout the building, the bleeding control kits are a precaution for possible disasters that could occur, such as an ea...

Soft furniture to be banned in new building

Victoria Bivins, Staff Reporter

January 3, 2019

Don’t you love walking into your next class and going straight to the comfy sofa in the back to relax while you do your work? Well, say goodbye to that furniture next year. The new school building is going to undergo a tremendous amount of change. The school is going to be a complete green building ...

Parking lot changes help improve flow and safety

Parking lot changes help improve flow and safety

Fleur Uittenbogaard, Staff Reporter

January 3, 2019

In an effort to relieve the congestion that plagues the student parking lot, the entrance and exit have been flipped, and new right-hand and left-hand turn lanes have been added. According to Principal John Belcher, these changes have come from the district's transportation department in order to ...

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