Hazen’s new principal comes home

June 5, 2014


When new Hazen High School Principal Kate O’Brien officially begins her duties July 1, she certainly won’t need a tour of her workplace.

O’Brien knows the Hazen halls very well, because she roamed them as student, having graduated from the school in 2000.

“There’s no hiding from me, I know where you all are. I know all the spots,” she joked when talking about her familiarity with the school. Read more

Liberty High School garage sale cancelled

April 18, 2011

UPDATED — 1:40 p.m. April 22, 2011

Liberty High School cancelled its garage sale scheduled for April 23 due to lack of interest and donations. It would have been the school’s first garage sale.

Associated Student Body Activity Coordinator and Dean of Students Michelle Munson said the school will try to hold the event next year.

The sale was to be in honor of Maple Hills Elementary School teacher Steve Birdsall, who died of multiple system atrophy in February. School officials planned to donate proceeds from the sale to Shy-Drager, an organization that offers support to families affected by the disease.

Chain reaction of compassion

April 1, 2011

First Columbine shooting victim’s message of kindness lives on

Darrell Scott speaks at a Liberty High School assembly March 8. His daughter, Rachel, was the first one shot in the 1999 Columbine High School shootings. By Tim Pfarr

One day in a busy high school lunchroom, a new student sat down at an almost full table. Those at the table rudely cleared out as the new girl sat, prompting Rachel Scott — who sat at a different table — to approach and join the new student for lunch.

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