Leading the way for the future

  Student leaders make contributions to the climate and culture of their schools and communities, and it’s important to many to celebrate that!   National Student Leadership Week (NSLW) is a nationwide, annual theme-based week devoted to recognizing and supporting the roles of student leaders. NSLW is a week celebrated at HR brought to you…

Life’s experiences teaches lessons

  Warren Berg, a science teacher at Highlands Ranch High School, isn’t only a high school teacher but a person who has experienced lots of ups and downs in his life. Through experiencing his sister trying to take her own life and the aftermath of this situation from the pain he experienced, he has grown…

Teacher by day, businesswoman by night

  Bonnie Matticks, a teacher at Highlands Ranch High School, does a lot more than just teach high schoolers science. Outside of school, she is a self-made businesswoman, who started her rental property business in 1988.   Matticks started off her corporation when she was just in college, renting rooms in her house. She has…

A week of testing

  Starting the week of March 9, 9th-11th graders will be taking different state mandated tests at HR to either help them get into to college or better show the progress of the school.   “We have the state mandated SAT test on Tuesday (March 10), then the following day we have PSAT for the…

“Love, Simon” review

  The world of movies is rapidly expanding. There is diversity all around us, and in the past, movies and television have not done a good job of reflecting this diversity. In a study conducted by USC analyzing 900 popular films from 2007-2016, LBGTQ+ characters represented only 1.1% of characters with speaking parts. In addition…

One and done madness

    With a crazy college basketball season coming to an end with March Madness, lots of college stars have declared for the NBA Draft like Trae Young, Deandre Ayton, and Marvin Bagley. One thing that all three of these college stars have in common is that they are all freshmen leaving to go to…