Senator Square: School year starting to get rolling

Congratulations to the following students who conducted student research during the last school year: Andrew Palmer, Sara Anderson, Alyssa Fajayan, Bob Otsuka, James Bridegum, Emilia Groso, Lindsey Peterson, Merrill Asp and Lisa Beck

Their research project, "Measuring the Earth's Magnetic Field using ASCII Data," was published on the NASA/UC Berkeley Space Science Lab Web site: http://ds9.ssl.berkeley.edu/themis/schools/student_teacher_work.html.

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Winter sports clearance night is set for 5-6 p.m. on Oct. 12 in the north foyer. Those athletes who have not participated in a sport this year need to download the complete sports packet at www.carsonhigh.com from the "activities" link.

Packets will be accepted at the clearance night and not before. Returning athletes can sign up with the coach at the clearance night or in the athletic office after the 12th.

Winter sports include: boys and girls basketball, wrestling, boys and girls ski, cheer/spirit and rifle team.

Tryouts will be Nov. 14. Deadline for signing up for a winter sport is Nov. 9.

For more information, contact the athletic office at 283-1900.

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College entrance exam help?

The CHS counselors will be offering a preparatory SAT course 7-7:45 a.m. Oct. 5-9 in the library.

Students will need to sign up in the guidance office. Students will learn standardized test taking strategies.

College-bound sophomores and juniors have the opportunity to take the PSAT on Oct. 17. This test prepares them to take the SATs and ACTs (college entrance exams) in the spring of their junior year.

Juniors who score exceptionally high may qualify for National Merit Scholarships. Students can sign up in the student finance office.

The cost is $15, and they will be given a study guide. Deadline to sign up is Oct. 9.

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The yearbook class at CHS is already hard at work developing sales plans for two kinds of advertising that are offered in the Carneta yearbook.

Students have been or will be contacting various local businesses. While the businesses get to support the yearbook program at the high school, the business gets the recognition in a book that is read and re-read again and again.

The Carneta staff also offers Buddy Ads for sale. These are sections in the yearbook that are sold to parents, relatives, groups of friends, best friends, etc. commemorating students with a display of photos and a personal message of congratulations and support.

And again, while the person who is honored by a Buddy Ad gets to know how very special he or she is, the yearbook benefits through the financial support it needs to continue to publish the yearly book of Carson High School memories.

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Todd Ackerman is leading a tour to Ireland and England in June of 2010. There still is time and room for anyone to sign up.

For more information, call Todd at 315-7681.

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The girls basketball, golf and wrestling teams are hosting a golf tourney Oct. 11. This is a four-person scramble.

For more info contact Empire Ranch, or you can call Carson High and talk to Todd Ackerman or Tim McCarthy.

• Erin Been is a physical education teacher at Carson High School and member of Senator Pride.

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