Semester Final Exams: Changes to the Grading Scale

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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.

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What a Wonderful Time

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”

New Year’s Resolutions

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”

Top 10s of 2018

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”

Senior Day Out

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.

Illinois Pork Grant

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”

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