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Paper Usage in CKHS

Paper Usage in CKHS

December 11, 2018

A high school student receives an average of 250,000 pieces of paper annually. Assuming that there are about 900 students in Central Kitsap High School, that averages to about 225,000,000 pieces of paper combined. This may seem far-fetched, but considering the amount of paper used daily for assignments, quizzes, and tests, it can quickly add up.   In elementary school, the majority of...

Meet Mary Jane and Dan K. Buddinhash, Our New Neighbors

Meet Mary Jane and Dan K. Buddinhash, Our New Neighbors

December 11, 2018

Dec. 11, 2018   In Washington state, marijuana has been legal ever since Initiative 502 passed in 2012. Its effects have been visible throughout the state, especially within the teenage population. Teen use of marijuana has steadily increased since, even though it is illegal for anyone underage to possess any amount of the drug. There are many reasons why teens smoke. Marijuana is bot...

Festivals of Light

Festivals of Light

December 11, 2018

Dec. 11, 2018   The holiday season is often associated with festive decorations, cheerfulness, family get-togethers, bustling shopping centers, romantic walks through the snow (or rain for Washingtonians) and a sense of goodwill. Something that is rarely thought of during this season, however, is the diversity of cultural holidays that people celebrate within the same community. While for s...

Bilingual students

Bilingual students

November 20, 2018

Nov. 20, 2018   Central Kitsap High School is no stranger when it comes to a wide variety of ethnicities. With the school being open for many years and having hundreds of students walking in its halls everyday, the students and the staff know what it’s like to be part of an even larger community.   With such a large community of people some students with some speaking a di...

AP Courses: First Impressions

AP Courses: First Impressions

November 20, 2018

Nov. 20, 2018   At the end of every year, CKHS students sign up for advanced placement classes (AP classes) for different reasons, and as each student enters an AP class, each student has their own opinion and first impressions of the class. The classes interest students for many reasons: like the subject, the college credit they could get, or a combination of other reasons.   ...

Depression: Tips and Resources

Depression: Tips and Resources

November 20, 2018

Nov. 20, 2018   Depression is a serious issue teens face today. According to a 2016 study, almost 13% of American adolescents faced depression. That is over 3 million people, yet only 19% of them received professional help. Students at CK face the same issues, and they have the same shortcomings when it comes to receiving treatment.     Depression is best characterized as a ha...

New Bell Schedule for School Year 2020-21

New Bell Schedule for School Year 2020-21

November 20, 2018

                   As most of CK’s community knows, there will be a new bell schedule for the 2020-21 school year, there will also be multiple opinions on this topic whereas the teachers and students will have on it. For the most part, it will happen and some of the people in this community like the idea but the others do not.                       According to the school...

Trans Students in CK

Trans Students in CK

November 6, 2018

Nov. 6, 2018   While CK does not have an official number, trans students do make up a portion of the school population. They face difficulties that cis students do not, and often require resources that the school does not provide. In recent years, climate surveys have reported a national increase in the harassment and bullying of trans students after a steady decline. Students at CK are not exempt from the...

Cell Phone Usage at CK High

Cell Phone Usage at CK High

November 6, 2018

Nov. 6, 2018   Almost every student at Central Kitsap High, and in the district, has a phone. As a result, many use it in their school and in their classrooms which either disrupts class or bothers others in class. While technology has been developing, some teachers have been adapting to the changes but others feel that phones, in particular, are an issue. Teachers feel that phones are a...

Remembering 95 Years of CKHS

Remembering 95 Years of CKHS

November 6, 2018

Nov. 6, 2018   Central Kitsap High School welcomed about 300 former students to its first “Reminisce and Remember” event on Thursday, Oct. 25. Community members will have two more opportunities to visit the old high school on Jan. 31 and March 28, with a final celebration of the past 95 years in June. This series of events offers past and present students a chance to remember th...

Sharing Vision, Sharing Space

Sharing Vision, Sharing Space

October 24, 2018

Oct. 23, 2018   At the School Board Meeting Sept. 12, KRL and CKSD reached a formal agreement to partner in re-purposing Central Kitsap High School’s 900 Wing for the library and district administrative offices. The school district administrators are set to move from their Jenne Wright office into the upper floor of the 900 Wing, while the library plans to make its new home on the fir...

CKHS New Dress Code

CKHS New Dress Code

October 24, 2018

                   Over the past years, the students at Central Kitsap high school have been trying to limit the strict of their dress code policy. Although they had not succeeded in the past yet they kept trying, knowing that one day they will get what they want. In the year of 2017-18, the school had students sign a petition in order for the school board to pass the dress code with les...

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