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New police training facility

New police training facility

Cameron Getz, Reporter
December 7, 2016
Filed under News

In the fall of 2017, the new police training facility located on South Route 51 next to Rotary Park is scheduled to be in use for law enforcement training. The facility will be used for new recruit officers starting their career in law enforcement. There will also be upper-level administrative courses...

New teacher on the block

New teacher on the block

Austin Durbin, Reporter
November 29, 2016
Filed under News

Mrs. Campbell is the new graphics and web design teacher. This is her first year at Meridian and she has already made a big impact on the way the students are learning. "I've taught at Warrensburg-Latham, Carrollton, and Lincoln high schools,"  says Campbell. First-year jitters don't even seem...

Changes to the band program

Changes to the band program

Sydney Moore, Reporter
November 29, 2016
Filed under News, Uncategorized

Mr. Tony Hicks, band director, expanded the music program this year by adding two new classes to the elective selection. Guitar and Music Theory and Appreciation were the classes added while fifth grade band was cut. "I see the numbers continuing to grow. I think my main goal is to have an education...

Tech academy wonderers

Tech academy wonderers

Madison Kirkland, Reporter
November 28, 2016
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Many students at Meridian go to Heartland Technical Academy at Richland Community College and many do not attend but wonder about it. Heartland Technical Academy is a place for opportunity and training in the field or career area you are interested in pursuing. The program basically teaches and trains...

Making a hospital stay a little brighter

Making a hospital stay a little brighter

Sadie Scott, Reporter
November 23, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

Former Meridian senior, Myia Elliot, is arranging a toy drive to support the St. Louis Children's Hospital in order to bring the children a little more joy this Christmas season. "I hope that I can make children who are suffering and spending the holidays in the hospital, rather than at home, smile...

Blood Drive at Meridian High School

Blood Drive at Meridian High School

Hannah Morrow, Reporter
November 16, 2016
Filed under News

Meridian National Honor Society (NHS) hosted a blood drive at the high school November 4  with the help of Ms. Rappe. Chelsea Getz, a senior and Co-President of NHS, helped organize the blood drive at Meridian High School. Students that have a driver's license and weigh at least 110 pounds can donate....

SADD presentation to remember

SADD presentation to remember

Abbigail McConnell, Reporter
November 11, 2016
Filed under News

Meridian Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) put together a presentation and brought Clarence Lee and Keith Davis in to talk about motivating yourself and not bullying others. Ms. Heather Johnson said the campaign is called Just Say Yes. The presentation was booked by Ms. Amato and it'...

Trumped

Trumped

Connor Hurelbrink, Reporter
November 11, 2016
Filed under News

Donald Trump reached the target number of 270 electoral votes on November 8, 2016, and will become the President of the United States on January 20, 2017. New York Times reporter, Nate Cohn says, "Hillary enters election day with a clear if not an insurmountable advantage over Trump. If the polls...

Unhealthy lunches?

Unhealthy lunches?

Spencer Maxwell, Reporter
November 10, 2016
Filed under News

Meridian High School removed a la carte lunches this year because it's said to be unhealthy for students. A la carte lunches were a big part of school last year. This year, they have been taken out due to unhealthy foods and expenses. Principal Hurelbrink says it is "too expensive and very unhealthy."...

Chromebook problems?

Chromebook problems?

Marley Doering, Reporter
November 4, 2016
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Recently in Meridian High School, student's Chromebooks were collected for maintenance. The Chromebooks were collected on October 27 and returned after the three-day weekend to the students. Both students and teachers had problems with the removal of the Chromebooks. "I think it was something that...

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