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College Board releases remainder of information on how COVID-19 will affect AP Exams

College Board releases remainder of information on how COVID-19 will affect AP Exams

Lexie Crawford, Editor in Chief
April 3, 2020
Filed under News

On March 20, College Board put out an announcement that Advanced Placement (AP) Exams will change as a result of COVID-19 (LINK to an article on that information). On that date, they supplied information regarding the time limit of all tests and the specifics of a few courses (AP Art, AP Computer Science Pri...

URGENT UPDATE: Governor Beshear further extends NTI days in daily COVID-19 update

Governor Andy Beshear at his 4/2 live Covid-19 update.

Tessa Killen, Head Graphic Design Editor
April 2, 2020
Filed under News, Showcase

The whirlwind of changes at Highlands High School has not ended. With the hope of going back to school a week after spring break, students anticipated the return of normal high school life. Unfortunately, another extension has been added to the Non-Traditional Instructional (NTI) days. Earlier...

Spring sports suspended indefinitely by KHSAA due to COVID-19

Spring sports athletes in uniform on the last day before NTI.
Courtesy of Athletic Director Kevin Nieporte.

Lexie Crawford, Editor in Chief
April 1, 2020
Filed under News, Sports, Uncategorized

On Tuesday, March 31, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) announced that the dead period, instituted on March 13 and expected to end on April 13, was extended indefinitely. With this announcement, several spring and winter sports at Highlands High School will be affected, as well...

AP Exams change in the midst of COVID-19 turmoil

AP Exams change in the midst of COVID-19 turmoil

Lexie Crawford, Editor in Chief
March 20, 2020
Filed under News

On Friday, March 20, College Board put out an announcement regarding what was to happen to AP Exams as COVID-19 continues to rock the nation. College Board, like many programs throughout the world, is putting the health and safety of students and educators first. They also realize that time constrain...

Governor Beshear extends NTI days in COVID-19 update

Email sent to the parents of Highlands High School.

Tessa Killen, Head Graphic Design Editor
March 20, 2020
Filed under News, Showcase

Highlands students thought they may be going back to school in two weeks. Today, that became but a distant memory. Originally, Highlands students were supposed to return to traditional school days on March 30. However, Governor Andy Beshear has asked that all schools continue nontraditional instruction...

The changes keep coming: Covid-19 rocks Prom and Prom to Dawn

Principal Matthew Bertasso's Schoology update.

Tessa Killen, Head Graphic Design Editor
March 18, 2020
Filed under News, Showcase

This week has brought a lot of changes and adjustments to Highlands High School, and those changes have not stopped. On Tuesday, March 17th, Principal Matthew Bertasso posted a video update to address the school about further advancements and adjustments that HHS will make. One of these adjustments...

COVID-19 rocks education at Highlands High School

This graphic, provided by Principal Matt Bertasso, outlines how the Non Traditional Instruction Days (NTI) will work at Highlands High School.

Lexie Crawford and Maggie Schroeder
March 13, 2020
Filed under News

“It’s not a matter of if, but when,” is a quote that’s been heard throughout the halls of Highlands High School these past few weeks. Now, COVID-19 is making this fear a reality.  In order to “flatten the curve,” at least eight states, including Kentucky, have recommended that school d...

URGENT UPDATE: Governor Beshear extends NTI program to the end of the school year

Governor Andy Beshear during his 4/20 COVID-19 update.

Tessa Killen, Head Graphic Design Editor
April 20, 2020
Filed under News, Showcase

The anticipation of returning to Highlands High School has affected students and faculty for six weeks now. However, the end to NTI is not as close as it seemed. 18 days ago, Governor Andy Beshear extended the NTI program to May 4, 2020 with the plan to extend further if needed in the coming weeks. After...

Highlands students accepted to Governor’s Scholars Programs

Highlands students accepted to Governor's Scholars Programs

Lexie Crawford, Editor in Chief
April 20, 2020
Filed under News, Uncategorized

Over the weekend, anxious Highlands students awaited notifications announcing if they would be attending one of the three Governor's programs this summer. All programs are free of charge to those accepted and are held at several different Kentucky university campuses. Throughout the course of the programs,...

Fort Thomas trails highlight

An alien holding a rabbit!

Maggie Schroeder, Yearbook Head Editor
April 2, 2020
Filed under Entertainment, News

With Spring Break beginning tomorrow, the middle of a pandemic is the last place most students want to be. With plans being cancelled left and right due to travel restrictions and courteous decisions to "social distance," most students will be chilling in the Fort instead of having a fiesta in Siesta....

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