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Immanuel High School

Immanuel High School Teacher Profile: Ryan Alcoser

IN THE September 16 ISSUE

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by Camryn Orosco



The first week of this school year Mr. Ryan Alcoser had all of his students participate in a competition to see who could build the highest tower out of spaghetti, tape, and string. At the time, it was an exciting, albeit frustrating, activity, but students had difficulty understanding its purpose or application to school. It was only in hindsight that students realized they had been “tricked” into learning.

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by Camryn Orosco



Immanuel High School drama students are bringing the courtroom to the stage this spring, under the direction of Mr. Rick Robbins. They will be performing The Night of January Sixteenth, a legal drama written by Ayn Rand that takes place in 1930s New York City. It follows the three-day trial for the murder of Bjorn Faulkner, a wealthy businessman who may or may not have been honest and upstanding when he was alive.

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by Camryn Orosco



Parent-teacher conferences are a symbol of dread for many teenagers, but for some, these meetings last beyond the classroom and all the way to the dinner table: when your teacher is also your parent.

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Local Teacher Profile: Immanuel Teacher Josh Justin

IN THE February 4 ISSUE

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by Breanna Wood


I have had the pleasure of having Mr. Josh Justin as a teacher for both Biology and Chemistry. I took Chemistry a year ago with a different teacher, and was not able to comprehend the material which led to me having to repeat the class. Mr. Justin was always willing to put in extra work with me on things I didn’t understand, and he helped me excel in every area of Chemistry.

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Into the Woods At Immanuel High School

IN THE November 9 ISSUE

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by Breanna Wood


Into The Woods is a musical mashup of four timeless fairy tales: Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel, and Little Red Riding Hood. The story of The Baker and His Wife was also created to tie all these fairytales together. James Lapine, the author, and Stephen Sondheim, the composer of this masterpiece, took classic stories and combined aspects of them turning it into a suspenseful play that is known for its turn of events and excitable storyline.

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by Jim Bulls


Whenever you enter Reedley, from whatever direction, there are a multitude of landmarks reminding you that this is your hometown. Over the next few months, I’m going to be writing about at least three local landmarks. Some of them have the (dubious) honor of appearing about the same time I came to Reedley, but more about those later. I’m going to start with Immanuel Schools.

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The Secret Garden On Stage at Immanuel High School

IN THE November 14 ISSUE

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by Hannah Ragsdale



This November, Immanuel Schools is presenting the staged musical The Secret Garden. Those involved include the Chamber Choir, with director Rick Robbins.

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Christian Bergthold: Integrating Culture at Immanuel

IN THE October 11 ISSUE

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by Cody Coats



Although it hasn’t been long since the beginning of school, it is quite easy to see that Christian Bergthold, known by his students as Mr. B, is a welcomed asset to the community of Immanuel High School.

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by Immanuel Schools


Immanuel Schools’ Performing Arts Department proudly presents Bel Kaufman’s Up the Down Staircase. There are eight performances. Tickets are $9.00 Adults, $6.00 Students/Seniors.

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by Larry Ham



Immanuel High School has a rich sports tradition, and the school’s basketball program has been especially successful in the past decade. Any coach who steps into the head coaching spot for Immanuel is stepping into high expectations, and C.J. Haydock is the new man on the hot seat.

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Paper Towns: Book Review

IN THE September 25 ISSUE

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by Lauryn Crum



John Green’s latest book, Paper Towns, takes place in 2008 in Orlando, Florida. In the middle of the night high school senior Quentin Jacobsen’s next door neighbor, Margo Roth Spiegelman, wakes him so that they can have a last hurrah to their friendship and their last year of mandatory schooling with a night filled with crazy exploits.

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