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Special Cases

Swanson’s view on special education teaching experience “Relationships is what I’ve found is a big part of special education. It’s getting to know the kids and knowing their strengths and weaknesses and how to make those work,” said Mrs. Becky Swanson, the new Basic Skills Development (BSD) teacher. Swanson earned a degree in elementary education, […]

Different places, same attitude

Molly Fordyce shares great love for teaching, no matter the place “I’ve always wanted to be a teacher and coach. Both of my parents started out as teachers, and my dad was a principal and a coach so education is just sort of in my blood. I’ve always loved kids ever since I was a […]

More Than a Language

Mary Michael Hopes to Teach Life Lessons as Well as Vocabulary “You guys are just really good kids, you really are,” says new teacher Madame Mary Michael Michael has been teaching French for 27 years and has spent the last 5 at Rushville Consolidated High School, which she says holds “no comparison” to life here […]

Cooking Up a New Take on FACS

As the new school year begins there are not only many new students who join the school but also new teachers. This year Frances Heim moved from Benton Central to West Lafayette. She is teaching Nutrition and Wellness and intro to Culinary Arts. “The favorite foods I like to teach are unfortunately the unhealthy ones, […]

A Whirlwind of a Start

New Counselor Jumps Right Into a New Job The start of a new school year brings many feelings. Some are excited for the new opportunities that come with a new school. Other people are nervous. Candace Dobson was hired just weeks before school started, leaving no time for her to be excited or nervous. “It’s […]

Fresh off campus:

Mrs. Brooks takes on being a band director Mrs. Brooks is a new band director fresh out of college. She graduated from college just this past May from Vandercook College in Chicago Illinois. “My school was primarily a music education conservatory so everyone that graduated from my college became a music educator, it was very […]

Mr. Pujara Pushes the Envelope on Math & Computer Science Education

Mr. Pujara knew exactly what he wanted to do early on in his college career. Before being hired as a math teacher, he double majored in Computer Science and Math Education at Purdue University. “A couple of years [into getting my Computer Science degree], I discovered that Math Education is also something I really wanted […]

New attendance secretary, Tiana the princess alike

Mrs. Bonnell is more similar to Tiana, from The Princess and the Frog, than people would think. Mrs. Bonnell is West Lafayette Jr./Sr. High School’s newest attendance secretary.  “I like to be busy, and this is busy, all day long,”Bonnell said. As the attendance secretary, she doesn’t have a prep hour or study hall, but […]

it was a “rocky” start to the school year

The beginning of the school year started out shaky, even before the school year officially started for Ms. McClure. Monday morning, only a mere 3 days before students began their first day of school, she was told she had to move rooms, but not just one room over.he had to move to a whole other […]

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