THE SKIER SCRIBBLER

Fourth Quarter: a stressful, unmotivated nine weeks

Fourth Quarter: a stressful, unmotivated nine weeks

Hannah Yeary, Staff Writer

April 21, 2019


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‘Tis the season of senioritis and extreme lack of motivation. As AHS students approach the middle of the fourth quarter, stress levels spike significantly while their motivation and quality of work plummet. The rapid approach of IB exams, finals, and important end of the year events create a lot...

Thoughts of teachers and staff of ASD regarding the Culture and Climate Survey

Thoughts of teachers and staff of ASD regarding the Culture and Climate Survey

Emily Kinney, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019


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A note to readers: Data reported in this article is from an anonymous survey of 19 staff members in the Aspen School District conducted by the Skier Scribbler and does not reflect the beliefs of the entire district. Those interested in having a more in-depth interview on the record were given the oppor...

Aspen High’s College Case Study

Aspen High’s College Case Study

Maeve McGuire, News Editor

April 16, 2019


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For many high school students, constructing a college application is a formidable and intimidating task. Knowing what virtues schools seek within their student body is a completely elusive concept for many college applicants. Luckily, for AHS sophomores and juniors, the Office of College Counseling wi...

Profile on Zuleika Hanson

Profile on Zuleika Hanson

Ava Thornely, Staff Writer

April 14, 2019


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At AHS, several students have hectic schedules due to multi-athletic commitments. One of them is Zuleika Hanson, a sophomore at AHS, who participates in four varsity sports. Hanson’s peers know her for being a natural born athlete.  “I do Volleyball in the fall, Basketball in the winter and b...

Changing with the times

Changing with the times

Ava Thornely, Staff Writter

March 4, 2019


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As the freshmen depart lunch 10 minutes early to get to their classes on time, the whole school is now following in their footsteps; they too must look at their schedule, wondering which class is next and where did third period go. Marc Whitley, AHS science teacher and member of the leadership team express...

AHS teachers plans for retirement

AHS teachers plans for retirement

Annika Nichols, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019


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From experiments that don’t always go according to plan in Andre Willie’s chemistry class, to trying to actually win a debate with Chris Wheatley, these two teachers have challenged their students to overcome hurdles. Over the years, these two teachers have distilled their passion for their subject...

Evaluation of school safety conducted, followed by upcoming changes

Evaluation of school safety conducted, followed by upcoming changes

Emily Kinney, Staff Writer

February 25, 2019


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Following the tragic school shooting in Parkland, Florida, in February of 2018, a group of ASD  parents mobilized to ensure that students in the district are as safe as possible. This movement led to a safety evaluation, conducted by an architect with 15 years of experience conducting these audits. Sa...

Roy West, the multifaceted sports fan bus driver of ASD

Roy West, the multifaceted sports fan bus driver of ASD

Chloe Brettmann, News Editor

February 14, 2019


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Recognizable by his white cowboy hat, Roy West is one of the many school bus drivers at ASD. Like all non-native Aspenites, West took a unique path to the Roaring Fork Valley before eventually becoming a driver for the school and supporter of its sports teams. West grew up in Kokomo, Indiana--an industri...

AHS Graduates Panel

Maeve McGuire, News Editor

February 11, 2019


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Leaving the nest- or the mountains for AHS students- is an intimidating feat for any high school senior. Luckily, recent AHS graduates were able to share their college experiences and wisdom with a crowd of AHS students and parents during the Graduate’s Panel on January 9 in the seminar room. One ...

Life of the Aspen lifties

Life of the Aspen lifties

Kaelyn Kroeger, Staff Writer

February 11, 2019


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Skiing is the most popular activity for most and has been in Aspen. With it comes ensuring safety, a major part of the ski operation since Aspen’s first lift in 1937. Lifties (lift operators) in Aspen are responsible for ensuring that the lifts run safely. The lifties generally arrive at the top of t...

Well-versed Special Education teacher, Allison Shade, joins AHS faculty

Well-versed Special Education teacher, Allison Shade, joins AHS faculty

Hannah Yeary, Staff Writer

February 11, 2019


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From Pennsylvania to Africa to Colorado, Allison Shade is bringing new perspectives and experience to Aspen High School’s Special Education department. In recent weeks, Aspen High School’s faculty welcomed Shade, a new Special Education teacher who works in a learning support classroom to help ki...

The new authentic learning program at AHS

The new authentic learning program at AHS

Katelyn O'Callaghan, Staff Writer

February 10, 2019


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The new Work-Based Learning Program at AHS provides students with the opportunity to learn work skills in a real-world setting while pursuing their interests. The Work-Based Learning Program is a Team Leadership initiative. It is set to become a new course in the upcoming fall semester offered du...