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Committee to decide whether to return to 5-day week

Kylee Mott, Staff Writer

October 20, 20173 Comments

     The Calendar Advisory Committee is a group of teachers, staff members, parents, and students meeting twice a month to determine what the 2018-19...

Students study Bill of Rights with art contest

Students study Bill of Rights with art contest

October 19, 2017

     Eighth grader Avery Fisher won first place in an art contest sponsored...

Kidde uses crowdfunding to secure microscopes

Kidde uses crowdfunding to secure microscopes

October 17, 2017

     Diana Kidde used crowdfunding to receive microscopes and other equipment...

PTO clothing drive raises $400

PTO clothing drive raises $400

September 25, 2017

     The PTO clothing drive in August raised about $400 to support some of Cactus...

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Academics

Teachers aim for student engagement, participation

Teachers aim for student engagement, participation

Kathryn Matthes, Staff Writer

October 20, 20174 Comments

     Teachers are using different tactics to help students be more interested in their classes. Their goal is to make sure all students are engaged and participating on a regular basis.      Eighth...

Students practice communication skills on museum trip

Students practice communication skills on museum trip

October 14, 2017

Life Skills students learn to shop

Life Skills students learn to shop

October 5, 2017

Cougar Life elective aims to help students find balance

Cougar Life elective aims to help students find balance

September 28, 2017

Interactive notebooks help students do more than write down info

Interactive notebooks help students do more than write down info

September 21, 2017

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Student Life

Game days help drama students feel comfortable on stage

Game days help drama students feel comfortable on stage

Rylee Anforth, Chronicle Editor

October 20, 20174 Comments

     Lisa Schroeder started doing game days on Thursdays in her drama class, to close out the week by helping students retain the skill set needed for character development.      Schroeder...

Lead Guitar Program helps start new guitar class

Lead Guitar Program helps start new guitar class

October 19, 2017

Coding offered as enrichment opportunity

Coding offered as enrichment opportunity

September 19, 2017

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Sports

Softball team overcomes six-run deficit to win title

Softball team overcomes six-run deficit to win title

Daisy Gonzales, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017

     The softball team won the league championship for the sixth consecutive season. The Cougars were undefeated in the Desert Middle Schools Athletic...

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Opinion

Review: ‘Homecoming’ builds excitement for future

Review: ‘Homecoming’ builds excitement for future

Austin Martinez, Canyon Chronicle
November 16, 2017

     Spider-Man Homecoming , recently released on Blu-ray, is a superhero film that is PG-13. This time Tom Holland is playing Spider-Man as a young high schooler unlike back then when Andrew Garfield and Toby Maguire played Spider-Man and were a lot older and mature then Tom Holland.      Peter Parker is now stopping people from stealing purses t...

Review: ‘Leavy’ brings tears, warms heart

Review: ‘Leavy’ brings tears, warms heart

Kylee Mott, Staff Writer
October 18, 2017

     The movie Megan Leavy, released on Blu-ray on Sept. 5, is a children's action movie; it is sad and thrilling. It’s about woman named Megan Leavy (Kate Mara) who joined the Army and decided to take care of tough dog named Rex who was injured by a bomb in Iraq.      It took a very long time, but they fell in love and, after they came back fro...

Review: ’47 Meters’ is an empty, cheesy thriller

Review: ’47 Meters’ is an empty, cheesy thriller

David Tomazin, Staff Writer
October 16, 2017

     The Movie 47 Meters Down is a thriller that casts Mandy Moore as Lisa and Claire Holt as Kate. It was released on Blu-ray on Sept. 26.      The movie takes place in Mexico where sisters Kate and Lisa are taking a vacation over the summer when Kate reveals that she was dumped by her boyfriend. In an attempt to make him jealous Kate and Lisa rid...

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