High school – Astoria Schools http://astoriaschools.org/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 17:05:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://astoriaschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-2021-07-31T000949.167.png High school – Astoria Schools http://astoriaschools.org/ 32 32 For high school football teams heading to the Super Bowl, Thanksgiving creates a dilemma https://astoriaschools.org/for-high-school-football-teams-heading-to-the-super-bowl-thanksgiving-creates-a-dilemma/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 17:05:36 +0000 https://astoriaschools.org/for-high-school-football-teams-heading-to-the-super-bowl-thanksgiving-creates-a-dilemma/ Even though Marshfield was a rivalry game, he decided to seat his starters, knowing that Central would be the toughest opponent his team would face all season. Central was a monster of a program, playing one last season in Division 3 before making the jump to Division 1. He was averaging 47 points per game. […]]]>

Even though Marshfield was a rivalry game, he decided to seat his starters, knowing that Central would be the toughest opponent his team would face all season. Central was a monster of a program, playing one last season in Division 3 before making the jump to Division 1. He was averaging 47 points per game.

Duxbury’s Thanksgiving result was a lopsided 41-0 loss to Marshfield that left both sides dissatisfied. Cam Bowden, a senior from Marshfield at the time, said: “I was quite upset. I wanted to play starters against starters. It would have been a good game. »

Maimaron, knowing his choice had complicated ramifications, looked almost guilty.

“It’s a horrible position to make a decision like this,” Maimaron said at the time. “I feel bad for Marshfield.”

Strategically seated players didn’t pay. Duxbury played at Springfield Central nine days later and lost 38-13.

The debate over the merits of playing on Thanksgiving and then turning around and playing in a Super Bowl a week later has divided coaches and athletic directors across the state. A format change in 2013 saw the playoffs start weeks before Thanksgiving, making Thanksgiving games mostly an exhibition with only pride at stake.

All in all, there is no rhyme or reason for the results.

Of the 74 teams that have contested the Super Bowl since 2017, 46 have won on Thanksgiving, 19 have lost and nine have not played. Teams that won at Thanksgiving went 24-22 in the Super Bowls. Teams that lost at Thanksgiving went 9-10. Teams that didn’t play Thanksgiving went 4-5.

Of the 37 teams that lost the Super Bowl, five didn’t play on Thanksgiving, 10 lost on Thanksgiving, and 22 won on Thanksgiving.

Of the 37 winners, four didn’t play Thanksgiving, nine lost Thanksgiving, and 24 won.

Duxbury’s defeat was the second most lopsided defeat during this period.

In 2021, Hull opted to seat their starters on Thanksgiving against Cohasset even though the South Shore League’s Tobin Division title was on the line. Hull was eliminated, 42-0, then lost to Randolph, 20-14 , to the Super Bowl.

Cohasset, meanwhile, played his starters against Hull, won that game with ease, then beat Wahconah, 27-12, in their Super Bowl.

“It was not a decision for us,” Cohasset coach Pete Afanasiw said at the time. “We’ve been here before where we’re going to a Super Bowl and we’ve played our starters. What’s the point of playing Thanksgiving if you’re not playing? »

Tell that to Ashland’s trainer, Andrew Mackay. He won the National Federation of High School Associations Coach of the Year award in 2019 after leading the Clockers to a Super Bowl Division 6 title.

But he made a trade decision the week before the Super Bowl.

Ashland was 8-0 heading into its Thanksgiving game against Hopkinton. But preparing for a Super Bowl game against Bishop Fenwick a week later, Ashland only played his starters for the first quarter and took a 7-0 lead, then gave up 26 straight points on the way to a 26-7 loss.

But Ashland came out of the Thanksgiving game with a healthy team and needed it to claim a 28-22 victory over Fenwick in the Super Bowl.

In 2016, Millis’ coach Dana Olson was clear about his intentions.

Millis set a pre-season goal of winning a state championship. He had beaten rival Medway, 36-6, during the regular season and Olson saw no point in sending his starters to do the same thing again on Thanksgiving when the Super Bowl was on the horizon.

It was more than tradition. In 2009, Millis’ football program was on its deathbed, nearly cut as he faced the prospect of having just 16 players. Millis fielded a team with Hopedale on a one-year trial basis to save the program, and seven years later it was still a small team with just 34 players. But after panting, he was now on the cusp of a title.

Olson talked about it with his players. They agreed that Thanksgiving wasn’t as important as their ultimate goal. The following week, Millis knocked out Maynard, 30-18, in the Division 4A Super Bowl.

The following year, Olson played most of his players against Medway on Thanksgiving. They won, 17-0, then repeated as Super Bowl champions with a 37-0 victory over Hoosac Valley.


Julian Benbow can be reached at julian.benbow@globe.com.

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Shawn and Sue’s Ocean County High School Christmas Choir is back! https://astoriaschools.org/shawn-and-sues-ocean-county-high-school-christmas-choir-is-back/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 07:00:25 +0000 https://astoriaschools.org/shawn-and-sues-ocean-county-high-school-christmas-choir-is-back/ We are now officially in the Christmas season at 92.7 WOBM “Ocean County Christmas Station”. That means it’s time for a traditional 92.7 WOBM, Shawn & Sue’s Ocean County High School Christmas Chorus Contest. Featuring fantastic local students sharing their wonderful voices with us and you at home. We’ve had some fantastic music from our […]]]>

We are now officially in the Christmas season at 92.7 WOBM “Ocean County Christmas Station”. That means it’s time for a traditional 92.7 WOBM, Shawn & Sue’s Ocean County High School Christmas Chorus Contest. Featuring fantastic local students sharing their wonderful voices with us and you at home.

We’ve had some fantastic music from our high school choirs over the years and we’re sure this year won’t disappoint. It’s a fabulous way to shine the spotlight on local choirs and feature them as part of our upcoming Christmas music here at 92.7 WOBM.

So choose your song from our SONGS LIST and start preparing, make your video or visit before December 5th and we’ll start voting and see who the big winner is, although as always all choruses are winners! Get busy schools and get in today, and yes no purchase necessary lol

The contest is simple. It is open to ALL high school choirs in Ocean County. We want YOUR school to participate in this year’s Tinsel Trophy

  • First CLICK HERE and select one of the songs from the list
  • Then record a video of your choir performing and send it to us shawn.michaels@townsquaremedia.com
  • If you want to make an excursion of it, you can come to our studios and sing here at Townsquare Towers in downtown Toms River and record your video at our 92.7 WOBM studio.
  • Third VOTE on our 92.7 WOBM app for YOUR favorite

We will post all performance videos for everyone to see and listen to. It’s a holiday favorite with Shawn & Sue and we hope your school is ready to sing along! Plus, every school that enters will be heard throughout the Christmas season on 92.7 WOBM

If you have any questions, feel free to email shawn.michaels@townsquaremedia.com

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Lakeview High School Football Player Overcoming Obstacles, Inspiring Others https://astoriaschools.org/lakeview-high-school-football-player-overcoming-obstacles-inspiring-others/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 21:12:29 +0000 https://astoriaschools.org/lakeview-high-school-football-player-overcoming-obstacles-inspiring-others/ The Lakeview Lakers football team inspired by a teammate who defies the odds Freshman Terrek Jenniges has caudal regression, which hinders his lower body development. He uses a wheelchair to get around, but that didn’t stop him from proving people wrong. He holds a spot for kicking on the Lakeview Lakers. It’s a chance of […]]]>

It’s playoff time for high school football in southwestern Minnesota, and the Lakeview Lakers are hoping to make a splash.

The Lakers went 7-1 in the regular season and in this game they face Minneota in the Divisional Championship.

Sitting on the sidelines, the team’s lucky charm, which helped inspire their winning ways.

“I’m pretty happy that we made it to the sections because I’m a part of it and I’m on the ground at SMSU,” said Terrek Jenniges.

The 15-year-old freshman football player is used to defying expectations.

“It was really fun hanging out with other people and I made a lot of new friends,” Jenniges said.

Jenniges suffers from Caudal Regression Syndrome, which hinders the development of her lower body. He uses a wheelchair to get around, but that didn’t stop him from proving people wrong.

Jenniges is a placeholder for the team’s kickers, ensuring the ball is ready to split amounts on field goals and extra points. He had previously competed in the shot put and discus in track and field, but for his first year he decided to add soccer to his resume.

“No, I never thought I would play football until last year when I asked,” Jenniges said.

“It was last spring and Terrek came into my office and he said, ‘Do you think I could play football?’ I said ‘Absolutely’ without hesitation. He said ‘What do you think I could do?’ I said why don’t you teach you how to hold the kicks and strengthen your upper body”, said Lakeview Lakers football coach Scott Hanson. .

Terrek has been working his upper body since FOX 9 first introduced him to you seven years ago, when a Minneapolis motorcycle club, the Order of Ronin, gave him a handcycle. specialized.

It was the first time he had a bike of his own and it gave him a chance for freedom and being like other kids his age.

“He can ride his bike with his friends and be more independent. Be the little boy he always wanted to be,” Terrek’s mother, Skye Jenniges, told Fox 9 in 2015.

For Terrek, football is also a chance to break free from the complicated challenges of his disability.

And his teammates have welcomed him with open arms, his positive attitude having an equally positive effect on the team.

“Kids will say ‘You know what I can do in life. Look what he does. He does the same thing as me with all my physical abilities and he doesn’t have all of those. But he pushes me to be better as an athlete and as a human being,” Hanson said.

“It’s really cool to see someone who you think couldn’t have done it. I think it’s cool. He defies the odds. That he can do it. He can do anything ‘he wants,” football captain Clayton Kosel said.

Most of the time, Terrek would use his placement skills in practices for the junior varsity team.
But when Hanson put him in a real college game against Lac Qui Parle, it became the highlight of the season for the whole team.

“When Hanson told me I was going to play I had tears in my eyes because I got to play in a football game. It was pretty easy because all I had to do was to catch the ball and put it on the tee but I kind of forgot to put my fingers up and the kicker touched my fingers,” Jenniges said.

“It was a small situation. They weren’t going to rush us. I had no idea and he took the ball. It was good and he held it. I was thrown a bit so I missed the kick but it happened. It was a good experience for him and me too,” said kicker Matheus Ekblom Olsson.

“The moment he came into that game, the moment of that game was pretty surreal. Our whole sideline, the opposing team’s sideline, everyone was encouraging Terrek to get on that pitch and hold that ball,” Hanson said.

Ultimately, the Lakers lost in the playoffs and fell short of their goal of going statewide, but they learned valuable lessons during their special season that could pay off for the rest of their life.

“You just have to reflect and say to yourself ‘never give up’ and all that. That’s what my dad would tell me,” Jenniges said.

‘Coach Grandpa’ suffers from stroke, now recovering

This Lakeview football team has also come together in other ways this season.

On October 13, during pre-game warm-ups, coaching staff member Ray Pederson suffered a stroke.

Pederson, who is affectionately known as “Coach Grandpa”, is now recovering at the VA hospital.

He continued to watch games from the hospital and the team included him by calling him before practices and sending videos.

Ray is truly lucky to have been with the team the night of the stroke to get immediate medical attention.

One of the players, Taiven Isaackson, noticed something was wrong and called for help.

“He was talking to me standing up. I knew something was wrong because the whole left side of his face was drooping. He didn’t look like himself. Then he started tripping backwards. He had a backpack with a string on it. and I grabbed the string and sat him down and called the other coaches. One coach knew right away what was going on.

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Palm Beach County High School Football: Full First Round Coverage https://astoriaschools.org/palm-beach-county-high-school-football-full-first-round-coverage/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 08:00:42 +0000 https://astoriaschools.org/palm-beach-county-high-school-football-full-first-round-coverage/ That’s it for the first round of the 2022 High School Football Playoffs! Follow all the Monday night action with our comprehensive coverage of the opening round in Palm Beach County. If you enjoy The Palm Beach Post’s coverage of high school sports, consider subscribing digitally to support the work of Palm Beach County reporters. […]]]>

That’s it for the first round of the 2022 High School Football Playoffs!

Follow all the Monday night action with our comprehensive coverage of the opening round in Palm Beach County.

If you enjoy The Palm Beach Post’s coverage of high school sports, consider subscribing digitally to support the work of Palm Beach County reporters.

Boynton Beach 29, King’s Academy 26

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Palm Beach Gardens 30, Wellington 13

Palm Beach Gardens quarterback Brand Campbell (12) celebrates a touchdown in the second quarter of the Class 4M Regional Quarterfinal game between host Palm Beach Gardens and Wellington on Monday November 14, 2022 at Palm Beach Gardens , in Florida.  Final score, Palm Beach Gardens, 30, Wellington, 13.

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Stoneman Douglas 48, Santaluces 44

Santaluces quarterback Will Prichard (12) is seen during warm ups before the start of the game between Inlet Grove and host Santaluces in Lantana, FL. on Thursday August 25, 2022. Final score, Santaluces, 32, Inlet Grove , 20.

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Atlantic 34, Plantation 12

The Atlantic Eagles in a first round football playoff game against Plantation on November 14, 2022 in Delray Beach.

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Palm Beach Central 46, Jupiter 7

Palm Beach Central quarterback Ahmad Haston heads the ball in the game against Wellington on October 28, 2022.

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Monarch 56, Boca Raton 21

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Blanche Ely 28, Dwyer 0

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American Heritage 43, Inlet Grove 7

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Eric J. Wallace is the Palm Beach Post’s associate sports editor. He can be contacted at ejwallace@gannett.com.

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Top stars, top performances in Arkansas high school football for week 11 https://astoriaschools.org/top-stars-top-performances-in-arkansas-high-school-football-for-week-11/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 21:00:53 +0000 https://astoriaschools.org/top-stars-top-performances-in-arkansas-high-school-football-for-week-11/ By Steve Andrews | Photo by Jimmy Jones Below are some of the top stars and performances from Arkansas Friday night preseason football games. If you know of a top artist we should include, please let us know. Trace Hall, Booneville, RB The senior rushed 6 times for 185 yards and 2 touchdowns in the […]]]>

By Steve Andrews | Photo by Jimmy Jones

Below are some of the top stars and performances from Arkansas Friday night preseason football games. If you know of a top artist we should include, please let us know.

Trace Hall, Booneville, RB

The senior rushed 6 times for 185 yards and 2 touchdowns in the Bearcats’ 42-14 win over Junction City.

Robert Dover, Mountain Home, DE

The junior recorded 3 sacks in the Bombers’ 23-6 win over Marion.

Eli Wisdom, Shiloh Christian, QB

The senior completed 13 of 18 passes for 235 yards and 6 touchdowns in the Saints’ 55-14 win over Nettleton.

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What we’re watching: Power 25 National High School Football Games of the Week: (November 10-12) https://astoriaschools.org/what-were-watching-power-25-national-high-school-football-games-of-the-week-november-10-12/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 21:04:40 +0000 https://astoriaschools.org/what-were-watching-power-25-national-high-school-football-games-of-the-week-november-10-12/ We released our final SBLive Power 25 regular season of 2022 on Monday — our weekly look at the top 25 high school football teams in the country. Once the football playoffs are complete in each state, we’ll post our final end-of-season Power 25 rankings on Monday, December 19. This week, three of California’s Division […]]]>

We released our final SBLive Power 25 regular season of 2022 on Monday — our weekly look at the top 25 high school football teams in the country. Once the football playoffs are complete in each state, we’ll post our final end-of-season Power 25 rankings on Monday, December 19.

This week, three of California’s Division 1 Southern Section quarterfinals are on our national Game of the Week list, led by Long Beach Poly against Los Alamitos. In Arizona, Hamilton hosts number 22 Chandler in another monumental matchup on Thursday night.

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German exchange students spend a day visiting Dearborn High School – Press and Guide https://astoriaschools.org/german-exchange-students-spend-a-day-visiting-dearborn-high-school-press-and-guide/ Mon, 07 Nov 2022 13:44:53 +0000 https://astoriaschools.org/german-exchange-students-spend-a-day-visiting-dearborn-high-school-press-and-guide/ A group of 28 German students spent the day at Dearborn High School on November 3, the last day of their two-week trip to the United States, via the Youth For Understanding (YFU) group. It was a first for DHS to welcome students to the day-long experience. German teacher Christina Robbins coordinated the DHS side […]]]>

A group of 28 German students spent the day at Dearborn High School on November 3, the last day of their two-week trip to the United States, via the Youth For Understanding (YFU) group.

It was a first for DHS to welcome students to the day-long experience.

German teacher Christina Robbins coordinated the DHS side of things, which allowed students to be paired with a student in one of her German classes and spend most of the school day at tour the classes and learn how American high schools work.
The biggest “culture shock” for the students was the way the high school day was structured. In Germany, students attend a single classroom and teachers change topics as subjects change, unlike students moving through hallways like what happened in Dearborn while they were there. were.

“It was exciting,” said German student Aaron Pureitski. “It was very different from Germany.”

Pureitski said the trip was good, they spent almost every day learning about America and going on various day trips.

Dearborn High School German teacher Christina Robbins chats with a group of students.  (Dave Herndon - MediaNews Group)

“We went around the school and they showed me three different classes,” he said. “Carpentry workshop, English and physics.

Pureitski said it was “very, very new,” but it wasn’t really shocking because they learned about America before coming to the United States.

Besides the trip to DHS, he enjoyed some of the volunteer experiences, but his favorite thing was how “new” everything was.

“The malls were great, and while driving I saw all the signs,” he said. “It was exciting.”
Dilan Yilmaz also said her favorite part of the experience was high school.

She said she met a lot of “nice people”, who she hopes to keep in touch with even after her return to Germany.

“We did a volunteer day, went to Detroit and the Henry Ford Museum as a group,” she said, aside from the day in high school, a tour of the Ford Rouge factory was her favorite experience.

Dearborn High School and German students mingle in a classroom.  (Dave Herndon - MediaNews Group)

Each of the Germans had a “shadow” during the school day. Zachary Krol was one of the DHS students involved in the day.

“I really like talking to people,” he said. “It’s good to teach them and show them how we live.”
Krol, a senior, said it was also interesting to learn about German culture.

Robbins said she hopes everyone enjoys the experience and that it can become a recurring program instead of a one-time event.

“It was the very first time we did this,” Robbins said. “The students seemed to enjoy it. If I get positive feedback from the teachers, we will definitely try to do it again.
She said the program came to DHS through volunteer Rebecca Diosa, who hosted one of the German students. Robbins and Diosa know each other professionally and were able to come up with a plan to educate the German and American students during the exchange day.

Three students chat while getting to know each other.  (Dave Herndon - MediaNews Group)

“I gave them all German cue cards to ask and asked them to try and learn expressions and a bit of slang that are not normally taught in German class,” said Robins. “I’ll find out tomorrow how successful it was, but at the very least it helped teach them that learning a language isn’t just something you tick a box to do, but something you can actually use.”

She said they might consider partnering with YFU in the future to perhaps send American students to Germany on a similar program.
“It’s unique to the German program,” she said. “Our other foreign language departments don’t do that.”
She said the German program is “relatively” small at DHS, but she hopes it can help expand it.

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Indio High School mock tryout team heads to Harvard to prepare for season https://astoriaschools.org/indio-high-school-mock-tryout-team-heads-to-harvard-to-prepare-for-season/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 13:01:53 +0000 https://astoriaschools.org/indio-high-school-mock-tryout-team-heads-to-harvard-to-prepare-for-season/ They look like shy teenagers, but in the courtroom they shine. At first, the Indio High School mock trial team is unsure of being interviewed. They go around in a circle, timidly presenting their names, their grades and their positions on the team. Most speak softly, but one attribute stands out: nearly the entire team […]]]>

They look like shy teenagers, but in the courtroom they shine.

At first, the Indio High School mock trial team is unsure of being interviewed. They go around in a circle, timidly presenting their names, their grades and their positions on the team. Most speak softly, but one attribute stands out: nearly the entire team has won awards for their courtroom performances.

Over time, their vibrant personalities fill the room. It turns out they’re fiercely competitive and determined to be the best mock trial team in the Coachella Valley and, possibly, Riverside County, where there are over 20 teams.

In short, they have a swagger.

“The best part of a mock trial is winning and scrubbing it,” said Wyatt Stucki, lead prosecutor and reigning team MVP bailiff.

And this weekend, the team takes one of its first steps toward its goal: they’re going to Harvard to get in fighting shape.

Coach Joel Mark, as a judge, smiles as lead defense attorney Victoria Sung cross-examines victim Lucas Maduena during a show trial last week at Indio High School.

Last spring, Indio High was one of the top eight clubs in the county despite the roughly 25-member squad being full of freshmen and other rookies.

This year, they return an exceptional sophomore class and a cadre of award-winning seniors eager to cement their legacy as one of the best mock trial teams in school history.

“We thrive on intense competition,” said Victoria Sung, defense attorney and reigning team MVP as pretrial counsel.

“Steel sharpens steel,” Stucki added.

Mock trial is a competition in which students simulate a trial against another club. This season, schools in Southern California will take the fictional People v. Franks, which involves thorny Fourth Amendment issues, an alleged robbery at sea, and jealousy between two rival actors for the same Broadway role.

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Durango High School to Host Flight for Life Helicopter Landing – The Durango Herald https://astoriaschools.org/durango-high-school-to-host-flight-for-life-helicopter-landing-the-durango-herald/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 01:19:36 +0000 https://astoriaschools.org/durango-high-school-to-host-flight-for-life-helicopter-landing-the-durango-herald/ Seminar an opportunity for students to learn lifesaving practices A Flight for Life helicopter landing will take place at Durango High School on Wednesday afternoon. Students will have the opportunity to learn first responder rescue techniques. (Durango herald file) A Flight for Life helicopter landing will take place on the Durango High School baseball diamond […]]]>

Seminar an opportunity for students to learn lifesaving practices

A Flight for Life helicopter landing will take place at Durango High School on Wednesday afternoon. Students will have the opportunity to learn first responder rescue techniques. (Durango herald file)

A Flight for Life helicopter landing will take place on the Durango High School baseball diamond on Wednesday as part of the school’s health care course.

Landing will take place at 2 p.m. and those registered for the event will have the opportunity to explore the interior of the helicopter, network with experts and hear paramedics describe emergency situations.

Students will learn about the equipment on board the helicopter and the capabilities of the aircraft.

“They’re actually going to tour the helicopter and meet with the professionals and they walk them through what they would do in scenarios where they’re performing a life-saving rescue,” said DHS teacher Kyle Montgomery.

Vocational and technical health care pathway courses were launched in 2019 by Montgomery, but in-person activities had been limited until that year due to COVID-19 policies.

Montgomery said more and more students are interested in medical careers. The program is intended to help students pursue their passion and gain an accurate description of what working in a medical profession is like.

He said that students taking medical courses are mostly interested in becoming nurses or doctors. However, Montgomery wants students to see how learning about medical practices can be applicable in multiple settings.

Phlebotomist, X-ray technician, and physician assistant are three of the specific certifications mentioned by Montgomery as part of the DHS healthcare pathway.

Montgomery said her students have a desire to help people and challenge themselves. Events like the helicopter landing help students make connections with medical professionals they can use later.

“Some students might fall in love with it and they might go down that route, but the majority of students probably won’t,” he said.

Montgomery said the benefit of the event is that students will get an understanding and appreciation for what Flight for Life crews do.

The helicopter is just one of the many ways Montgomery tries to expose students to medical fields. He also took students to visit Animas Surgical Hospital to meet medical professionals about career opportunities.

He said some students might also do internships at the hospital. Students will do the same at Mercy Regional Medical Center in the coming weeks.

For DHS students, healthcare career path courses allow them to learn in an alternate setting outside of their core coursework. The classes are also part of the school district‘s mission to create a workforce pipeline in Durango.

“We’re always looking for ways to engage our community partners, and that’s really exciting,” Montgomery said. “The Flight for Life staff do this because they really want to encourage our children to enter the medical field.”

tbrown@durangoherald.com

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Chicago High School for the Arts Hosts Five Weeks of Open Houses https://astoriaschools.org/chicago-high-school-for-the-arts-hosts-five-weeks-of-open-houses/ Sat, 29 Oct 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://astoriaschools.org/chicago-high-school-for-the-arts-hosts-five-weeks-of-open-houses/ A wind ensemble from Chicago High School for the Arts will have an unusual audience at a special concert scheduled for Tuesday. The musicians will not be playing for their parents, but for a group of 8th grade administrators the administrators hope to apply to attend what is the only CPS high school dedicated to […]]]>

A wind ensemble from Chicago High School for the Arts will have an unusual audience at a special concert scheduled for Tuesday.

The musicians will not be playing for their parents, but for a group of 8th grade administrators the administrators hope to apply to attend what is the only CPS high school dedicated to the arts.

“We’re open to novices,” said Tina Boyer Brown, director of the school’s five art conservatories, 2714 W. Augusta Boulevard in Humboldt Park.

“What we are looking for is the promise, that desire to learn.”

The school has scheduled several open days throughout November to showcase its conservatories, starting this week with music. The other four conservatories: theatre, dance, literary creation and plastic arts.

Founded in 2009, the school has approximately 600 students.

Tuesday’s open house is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Families wishing to attend can register online. Prospective students can meet professors, watch a mock voice audition, learn how to apply, and learn more about the school’s academics (students take regular college prep classes).

After school, students devote three hours a day to the conservatory of their choice.

Over four years, this amounts to approximately 2,500 hours of artistic training, giving budding artists enough to continue practicing their art after graduation.

“It’s more like technical training, that way,” Brown said.

Michael Loria is a reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times via Report for Americaa non-profit journalism program that aims to strengthen the newspaper’s coverage of communities on the South and West Sides.

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