The Roar

Juniors retake classes online to qualify for early admission

April 22, 2019

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Mistakes from middle school are coming back to haunt students and their chances of enrolling full time at Eastern Florida State College. High school credit classes taken in middle school are pulling down some juniors’ grade-poin...

Performers, presenters dazzle at middle-school awards

April 15, 2019

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To applaud the middle-schoolers for their accomplishments, the annual awards ceremony was held Tuesday. Middle-School Student Government Association Vice President Kathryn B. opened the ceremony with the pledge of allegiance...

Debate team speaks up at competition

April 15, 2019

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Glancing nervously at the audience, freshman Surina Venkat read out the final line of her poem. Venkat participated in the Speech and Debate tournament recently, as a member of the school’s team. Students were placed in ...

Common Core gets replaced with new standards

April 8, 2019

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At the end of January, Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis signed Executive Order 19-32 which will get rid of Common Core from Florida’s standards.  The new standards will not be put into place until the fall school year of 2...

Wildcat Challenge impresses lower grades

April 4, 2019

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Each year, while the juniors and seniors face off on the field and in the gym for Wildcat Challenge as they did Friday, school spirit soars among the lower grades. Sophomores especially begin to look ahead to to when they will...

Rare hail storm causes buzz on campus

April 2, 2019

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Hail fell for the first time in recent memory in Florida on Wednesday with some reported to be as large as a nickel. Witnesses on campus saw the ice fall from the sky near the end of first period. “I was kind of surprised [that it hailed],...

Students reflect on Congrès results

March 25, 2019

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West Shore’s top French students took part in the annual French competition, Congrès de la Culture Française en Floride. Sophomores Loren Nienajadlo and Ben Nielsen reflect on how they felt after they performed during their...

SGA elections on the horizon

March 14, 2019

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The high-school Student Government Association soon will be hosting elections for the upcoming school year. Students will be able to pick up candidate application packets the week after Spring Break. During the following week,...

International Fiesta draws small crowd

March 14, 2019

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The Spanish Honor Society held its annual International Fiesta on Friday in the school cafeteria, featuring foods from various countries, music and arts-and-crafts. Of the arts-and-crafts they had at the event, students could decorate ...

Math class celebrates Pi Day

March 13, 2019

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Instead of the algebra and geometry problems, freshmen and sophomores usually find in Steven Thomas’ class, Thursday they will compete for extra-credit points, and indulge in eating the Little Debbies snack cakes Thursday. ...

St. Patrick’s Day parade set for Saturday

March 11, 2019

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Brevard County’s 29th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade will be taking place Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Downtown Melbourne. “Every year me and my family go to the parade,” sophomore Andrea Cumba said. “We usua...

Homerooms getting back to normal

March 11, 2019

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Following a mock-emergency drill and various assemblies required by the district, homerooms are getting caught up and returning to the curriculum. "We haven't been able to start anything new lately," said Angela Feldbush, eighth-grade...

Sophomore wrap up kickball tournament

March 11, 2019

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Sophomores found out they will no longer be playing kickball in homeroom because the tournament, which lasted for three months, is now finished. Even though they won't go outside anymore, students still say they loved the experience. "I...

Construction continues — along with noise

February 28, 2019

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Crash. Bang. A rumble can be heard outside of the classroom, and between classes, drilling, digging and planning is happening all around campus. Facility upgrades have been taking place throughout the year, with the two bigges...

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