Teachers or Proctors?

Teachers or Proctors?

Mill Creek Middle School makes drastic changes through introduction of an online-based class program By Nick LeBlanc During the summer, the middle school made significant changes to students’ curriculum.  Now, instead of the traditional teacher led classes, classes at the middle school aren’t teacher led, they’re computer led. This new style of class, which is called Summit Basecamp, is inspired and partially funded by Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook, and Summit Learning.  The goal this new program is to allow students to take control of their own learning and learn at their…

Mrs. Burgess moves back to Mill Creek

Mrs. Burgess moves back to Mill Creek

The beloved math teacher spent the past four years at DHS By Tessa Kipke This year, a lot changed at Dexter High School. Teachers and students came and went, to other schools, college, and beyond. Though we gained several new teachers, we also lost some to Mill Creek Middle School, and schools in other districts. Lisa Burgess, who has been in Dexter for 14 years, made a change this year. Burgess began her career at Ypsilanti High School, teaching there for two years before moving to Dexter to teach math….

Laptops For All

Laptops For All

DHS will have a 1:1 student-technology ratio this fall along with strengthened WiFi By: Truman Stovall Changes were made over the summer to the district’s arsenal of technology. Students will have more access to the internet than ever in the classroom, especially in the high school. It was made possible through grants, whereby the Dexter schools administration was able to “[purchase] Chromebooks for all of Creekside and Mill Creek… [and] move their macbooks to the high school,” Superintendent Chris Timmis said. Executive Director of Instruction Mollie Sharrar added that “additional…

Mrs. Fyke Makes the Switch

Mrs. Fyke Makes the Switch

After a four-year stretch of teaching at DHS, the beloved English teacher is moving back to Mill Creek   By Tessa Kipke Jill Fyke has always loved teaching middle schoolers. She started in Dexter as an English teacher at Mill Creek, where she found the students and community of team teachers to be “pretty magical, actually.” For the next 11 years, Fyke’s signature passion was for what she was teaching, and the students she taught, became a staple in the middle school. Then, in the fall of 2012, Fyke underwent…

Former Technology Director Sentenced In Embezzlement Case

Former Technology Director Sentenced In Embezzlement Case

By Kyle Doyle & Lucas Bell Brian Tungl, the former Technology Director for Dexter Community Schools, was found guilty of embezzling more than $50,000 in iPads, Macbooks,cell phones, cameras, batteries, hard drives, and other pieces of technology from the district on May 23, 2016, School officials have stated that Tungl stole somewhere close to $300,000 over the course of  four years. The legal battle that started following the 2014 investigation into Tungl’s actions was drawn out over the course of two years, finally ending yesterday. Judge David S. Swartz, of the…

Latest SPACE Show Was a Success

Latest SPACE Show Was a Success

By George Deljevic On May 20th, the talented Dexter High School students of the SPACE Club performed in front of a huge audience in the high school CPA. Acts such as Barry Megler, Stewie Weber, Jake Lamb, Zach Barnes, and singer Kate Emrich redid the hit single “Let it Be.” The talent didn’t stop there, Craig Rafail performed one of his songs and blew the crowd away with his amazing guitar skills.

Clinton, Trump appear on collision course

Clinton, Trump appear on collision course

By George Deljevic The 2016 presidential election is heating up at this time of year. Primaries and Caucuses are happening left and right. In the thick of all this there are some presidential candidates that we have our eye on. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, businessman Donald Trump, Ohio Governor John Kasich, and Texas Senator Ted Cruz. Lately, The Democratic party favorite is Clinton, while on the right side of the spectrum Trump is keeping up his position at the top.

Why Students are Opting for Reduced Schedules

Why Students are Opting for Reduced Schedules

By Jesse Linton Senior year is a fun and exciting time for students, but also requires focus and effort to finish their high school career strong. Something many seniors choose to do is take a reduced schedule. A reduced schedule is offered for seniors either first or sixth hour, shrinking the school day to only five periods. There are various reasons students can have a reduced schedule. “I recommend reduced schedules for students who are working after school, for dual enrollment purposes or if no classes are available that makes…

New Extended School Year

New Extended School Year

Michigan public schools feel students need more days in the school year.  By Joe Ramey Next year, Dexter High School, along with every other public school in Michigan will be implementing an extended school year.   A five-day extension to the end of the school year will meet the state requirement for hours in school a year. A state law saying public schools are not allowed to start before Labor Day has hindered the possibility of keeping the last day of school a consistent date.

Flint Water Crisis

Flint Water Crisis

By Lucas Bell & Gigi Saadeldin When the average American opens their tap, the water which comes out can be described as clean, refreshing, or clear; ever since April of 2014, the water in Flint has been anything but. The first thing citizens of Flint noticed was the color, ranging from blues to brown. The second thing they noticed was the pungent odor. In the mid 1980s, Flint fell into a deep economic depression after the closing of a General Motors plant, still affecting the city’s population today. In an…