High school changes teacher’s life

  As a child who hoped to be deaf so she could escape the mean remarks of other kids, Andye Wolff, DHH teacher, turned to special education and deaf studies in college.   Wolff didn’t have the best school experience, especially in high school.   “School in California was very separated. It was very different…

Singing the truth

  Adria Herscher, director of choirs and music department chair, is considered by many of her students to be one of the more influential teachers at HR. Though she has succeeded in a lot through all her years of teaching, she has also faced many hardships. Yet, you can still find her dancing and singing…

Heather Berry: driving sustainability

    Highlands Ranch High School contains a variety of educators, but Heather Berry, science teacher, has been recognized on multiple occasions for surpassing expectations, and as of recent, has become DCSD’s sustainability learning specialist. On top of receiving numerous awards, one even taking her to the White House, Berry is also HR’s very own…

Brett Kavanaugh causes court room controversy

The pros and cons of the Supreme Court nominee   Brett Kavanaugh, Supreme Court Justice as of Oct. 5, was a controversial nominee. He is a father of two daughters and a graduate of Yale Law School. However, his credentials did not spark the debate, the sexual assault allegations did. Dr. Christine Ford, Harvard professor,…

Searching for the replacements

  As a new season dawns on cross country, the HR girls team looks for new runners to fill in the graduated class. The team that went to state just two years ago is in the process of rebuilding. The team lost graduated runners like Megan Koch, individual qualifier in cross country and track and…

New coach, same Falcons

  HR has a new football coach in the building for the 2018-2019 school year. So far John Trahan, football coach, has pleased many of his new players.   “Coach Trahan is a good coach. He’s a leader and he knows how to speak with the team,” said sophomore and starting varsity player Ethan Ashcroft.…

New year, new staff: A personality profile on Matt Foster

  It is said that teaching is one profession that creates all other professions. As students enter another year of this transitional period we called high school, it’s important to recognize the adults in the building who push us and mold us every day. And, especially since the year has just begun, it’s even more…