Administrators decide against uniforms

Michael Weitzel

Michael Weitzel

Happy Mother’s Day to our readers and to the moms of all Carson High students and staff.


Want to win money for your artistic abilities? Two art contests are taking place right now. The first is designing next year’s planner. It can be no more than four colors, including the background, and must be submitted on an 8 ½-inch by 11-inch paper. The theme is “The Tassel is Worth the Hassle.” Entries must be given to Mrs. Harris in the Leadership room by May 16.

The other competition is “Show the best of CHS; the Old; the New; and You!” Get your pictures in for the CHS Photo Contest with more than $100 in prizes. The theme is “Show the Community What We Are All About”. Entry packets are in the attendance office or enter online at

May 18 is the Nevada State swimming championships hosted at the Carson City Aquatic Center. Come cheer on our outstanding swimmers.

Report submitted by Lydia Lopez, public relations officer.


From Principal Ron Beck: After holding several committee meetings, two open public forums and numerous surveys to gather information, the recommendation from the Standard Student Attire Committee was to not have students at CHS wear uniforms during the 2013-2014 school year. After receiving the recommendation and looking at all data and information gathered, it was decided that the students at CHS will not be wearing uniforms for the 2013-2014 school year. With several safety and security measures being implemented for the 2013/2014 school year at CHS, the Standard Student Attire issue will be looked at again in the Spring of 2014.


All sports parent and athlete meeting will take place at 6 p.m. Monday, May 20 in the Morse Burley gymnasium. Information regarding athletic packets, sign ups, sport physicals, concussion testing, drug/alcohol testing, social networking, hazing and bullying will be discussed. Breakout sessions with various coaches will begin immediately after the general meeting. Football parent meeting will be held in the upstairs cafeteria. For more information contact the Athletic Dept. at 283-1900.


The following are excerpts from the original article found on the Carson High School’s online newspaper at and were written by Jenna Wong-Fortunato, Ethan Lopes, Andrew Updegrove, (9th grade Honors Biology Students).

The sun was hot, the water was cool, and the students were learning. On Monday, 4th graders of Empire Elementary went down to the Carson River… The students rotated through six stations, learning about the water cycle, water quality, beavers, tree wrapping, weed control, watershed and animals. …“We were making a bracelet by rolling a dice in the station to show water. I was stuck in clouds. We are learning about it to know how water moves in the water cycle,” said Tabitha Harshbarger, age 9. The students tested different aspects of the water including temperature, pH, turbidity, dissolved oxygen, phosphate, nitrates, and flow rates to determine the health of the water environment. … “We are wrapping the trees with chicken wire so the beavers don’t cut the trees down. They did this so animals could live in the trees,” said Koen Seicery, age 10. “We are planting grass and flowers to help around. We try to prevent the weeds; they are bad,” said Claudia Avila, age 9. Margie Evans from the University of Nevada Cooperative Extensions helped the students learn about the invasive plants. The students used journals to meet science standards set by the state.

Biology students from CHS mentored the 4th graders and were their teachers for the day. The high school students really helped the young children grasp the concepts. Tristan Martel, 14, said “I am mentoring 4th graders to help them learn about wildlife. I am in biology at the high school; I love to work with the devoted individuals willing to learn.” The journals that the Empire students used were created by CHS honors biology students, which reaffirmed their learning.

The program, called “Carson River Workdays” is run by Linda Conlin of the River Wranglers. “I love working with kids of all ages and their energy. I feel water is our most important resource and we have to use it wisely.”


Now on sale! CHS “Cheer Me Up” cards! This card features 41 different businesses offering discounts that are valid through April 2014. The cards are on sale for $20. Ask any CHS cheerleader for more information or contact Sheryl Tingle at


National Honor Society is hosting the Spring Blood drive. It will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 16 in the small gym. All community members are welcome to come and donate. A free cholesterol test is available with every donation. Refreshments and a free T-shirt will be provided for all donors. Find the hero in you and save three lives. Thank you for supporting such a worthy cause. For more information or to make an appointment, contact Elena Glenn at


This week’s Senior Spotlight is on Michael Weitzel. Michael maintains a weighted GPA of 4.04. His future plans include attending Western Nevada College and then transferring to University of Nevada, Reno. He will be majoring in engineering. His extra-curricular activities include playing soccer, hanging out with friends, and playing video games. Michael was a member of the B2 We the People Honors Government team that competed back in the fall in the schools competition. We would like to wish Michael the best of luck in the future.

Angila Golik is a government teacher and a member of Senator Pride.


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