Springfield District 186 High Schools have come to a consensus to officially change the way semester grades will be determined and calculated. Rather than using the current letter grade scale as a basis to calculate the semester grade, all high schools will be calculating the grade using a new, mathematically correct percentage system. The new system will work using the same four to one ratio, with both of the quarter grades accounting for 80% of the grade and the semester final accounting for 20% of the grade. The updated grading scale will not harm any students, in fact, it should generally benefit students, giving them a grade that more accurately represents what they deserve.
Christmas is the season for bringing joy and laughter to the world. With lots of wrapping presents and sales going on, there’s a lot to do, but what about spending time with your friends and teachers while taking a break from shopping. Lanphier High School has a celebration of their own with teachers bringing sweet treats and students having the time of their lives because Christmas is near. Continue reading “What a Wonderful Time”
To many people all over the world, the New Year is a time to look at who you are and focus on possible ways to better yourself. This is called a person’s New Year’s resolution. Not everyone does them, but it is a tradition for people who choose to partake in it. At Lanphier High School, The Roar has interviewed a variety of people about what their New Year’s resolutions are. This variety of people ranges from students, faculty, teachers, and administration. Continue reading “New Year’s Resolutions”
Since 1989, Springfield Memorial Medical Center has raised money for different projects with the annual Festival of Trees. The event has raised more than $4.9 million over the past 29 years and continues to bring in about 35,000 people annually. Continue reading “Festival of Trees”
The year 2018 has been wild. Lanphier has seen many administration changes, the county tax bill passed to help the local schools with facility costs, Mr. Adam Lopez was arrested and Turkey Tournaments were changed around. To top it off there has been some really wild weather. It seems like there are only two seasons in central Illinois, boiling hot and frigid cold. To recap the year, we would like to provide to you, the top 10s of 2018. Continue reading “Top 10s of 2018”
We all know Christmas can be a stressful time while wanting to buy gifts for others, at the same time of figuring out what to buy everyone. Some items that are on the wish list could be way out of the budget. It could take days until you are able to find the right gifts. Maybe just ask your loved ones what they might want for Christmas is an option. Continue reading “Christmas Gifts and Deals”
Christmas is a holiday that pretty much everyone in the United States celebrates, no matter what you believe is the origin of the holiday. Continue reading “The History of Christmas”
During the holiday season, Christmas movies are a great way to spend time with your friends and family. Here are just a few of the top movies for Christmas. Continue reading “Christmas Movies”
Seniors took a field trip downtown during the practice SAT for underclassmen. Students had the option to go to this, job shadow, go to a college, or work.
At Lanphier High School this November, a pork grant was given to the culinary classes. This is a public grant that many schools applied for, and it was sponsored by the Illinois Pork Association. The grant’s value ranges from $100 to $500. The purpose of this grant from the Illinois Pork Association is to aid in culinary classes in order to help provide awareness of pork and what can be made with it. Continue reading “Illinois Pork Grant”