The Roar

  • Semester exams will be given Dec. 18-21.

  • Seniors must turn in their community service hours before Winter Break in order to fulfill the Bright Futures scholarship requirement.

  • Band, chorus and orchestra group photos will be taken Jan. 9 throughout the school day.

Seventh-grader steals drama tech spotlight

December 18, 2017

Filed under Briefs, Connect Briefs

Seventh-grader Haley A. not only was awarded a Best of Show for her costume design but she garnered a Critics’ Choice award for the entire tech category Saturday at the middle-school thespian district competition. “I ...

Proposed anti-bullying scholarship draws concerns

December 16, 2017

Filed under Briefs, News Briefs

A newly proposed bill in the Florida Legislature would allow students who have been bullied at school to receive a scholarship to a private school or a transportation scholarship to a different public school of their choice f...

For junior, art is an independent process

December 16, 2017

Filed under Briefs, Connect Briefs

In order for Junior Emily Ortiz to be in an art class this year she was placed in Matt Henderson’s seventh-period 3D studio art class while she is taking 2D studio art during that time. “Basically I’m just practicing...

Chemistry Club gets sweet

December 15, 2017

Filed under Briefs, News Briefs

AP Chemistry students Conner Miles and James Leonard, a  learned about what goes into making the perfect cookie at last week’s Chemistry Club meeting. “[Teacher Robert] Klassen explained to us how different types of...

TEAL to drop off donations to local soup kitchen

December 15, 2017

Filed under Briefs, News Briefs

TEAL has been collecting supplies for the homeless since October, and those supplies will be donated to the Daily Bread soup kitchen located near downtown Melbourne on Saturday. "The big thing that we are doing this holiday...

Board OKs reinstating buses for next year

December 15, 2017

Filed under Briefs, News Briefs

In a recent board meeting, the Brevard County approved regional busing for West Shore. They system would employ "hubs" to use the busing in the most efficient way. "From what we know, it won't be a bus just going to West Shore,"...

Girls’ soccer falls to MCC 3-2

December 14, 2017

Filed under Briefs, Sports Briefs

Seniors Elena Barr and Sydney Zamorano each scored a goal but it wasn't enough as the girls’ varsity soccer team fell to Melbourne Central Catholic 3-2 Wednesday night. "The game was a fight, and we gave it our all to put...

High-school play auditions postponed

December 14, 2017

Filed under Briefs, Connect Briefs

Auditions for the high-school play "The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940," which were previously scheduled for Thursday, were canceled after Director Maureen Fallon fell ill. "I just hope Ms. Fallon is OK," sophomore Alexis Vander...

Dancers to unveil competition routines

December 14, 2017

Filed under Briefs, Sports Briefs

The Purrfections dance team  is incorporating special routines into its performances at games in order to prepare for upcoming competitions. It helps us practice and get in front of a crowd, and to feel confident, and...

Cheerleaders gear up for holiday party

December 14, 2017

Filed under Briefs, Sports Briefs

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and that’s exactly what the cheerleaders are doing. Other than bringing spirit to the basketball games, the cheerleaders are having their annual Christmas party Thursday to end exam week. ...

Cafeteria staff plans for Winter Break

December 14, 2017

Filed under Briefs, News Briefs

With the Winter Break approaching, the cafeteria staff has to do a bit of preparing so that food isn’t wasted and money is saved. In addition, cafeteria manager Alyce Higginbotham has planned a special menu consisting of en...

JV basketball loses to Edgewood

December 14, 2017

Filed under Briefs, Sports Briefs

The boy’s JV basketball team fell to Edgewood 53-34 Tuesday night.  “The game was terrible,” freshman Chase Burton said. “We had no energy at all. I feel like I didn’t play how I needed to either. I wasn’t...

Midterm success depends on preparation

December 14, 2017

Filed under Briefs, News Briefs

With the second semester coming to an end, freshman Julien Wakim has started to prepare for the upcoming midterms in multiple ways. "Aside from studying, I've been going to teachers during Power Hour to ask any last-minute...

Early release to move to Fridays

December 12, 2017

Filed under Briefs, News Briefs

On Tuesday evening, the Brevard County School Board announced that early release Wednesdays will be moved to Fridays starting next year. This new change will affect students as well as teachers. An argument for changing th...

The School Newspaper of West Shore Junior/Senior High School
Briefs