5 Things You Need To Know Week of 3/27/17


Sean Etter, Editor-in-Chief

Hello, Renegades! Hope you all had a good weekend. Just want to give a shout out to the junior class of 2018. Hope you all enjoyed JDD on Friday! Now let’s get into the 5 things you need to know for this week:

  1. Shawnee’s Color Run for Cancer is on Saturday, April 8th, at 9:00 am. Sign ups are now closed as of today (3/27). Thank you to everyone who signed up!
  2. College Jump Start Night for Juniors and Parents is this Thurday, March 30th, at 6:00 pm in the Shawnee auditorium. Juniors are highly recommended to come out, as it is a very helpful experience that can assist you in college applications.
  3. The Senior trip to Disney World (the most magical place on Earth) is also this Thursday! Quick reminder to all seniors going on the trip: Luggage check is Wednesday night (3/29) from 4:30 pm -6:0 pm in the back gym. Also, remember to check your arrival time for your flight Thursday morning.
  4. The Media TechClub is hosting a documentary film festival this Wednesday, March 29th, from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm in the auditorium.
  5. PARCC testing begins on Tuesday, March 28th, and will run until Friday, April 7th. For those of you taking the PARCC, here’s a quick refresher on the rules for testing days:
    1. No phones or electronic devices are allowed in testing rooms. This year, that includes watches of any kind. Yes, even if it isn’t a smart-watch and all it does is tell time, your watch will not be allowed into any testing room.
    2. No food or drink is allowed in testing rooms.
    3. Students need to bring their own pencils, headphones or earbuds (not Bluetooth/wireless ones), a graphing calculator, and a non-academic book to read.

I want to wish everyone who is taking the PARCC test good luck! Try not to stress about the test; you’ll do fine!

Also, to all the seniors going on the Disney trip, be smart, stay safe, and have fun!

That’s all for this week’s edition of the 5 Things You Need To Know. See you all next Monday!