By Nathan Steiner
Starting next year, Red Lion will be incorporating the One-to-One program, making laptops accessible to every student.
Tim Smith, the head of the technology department at Red Lion, said that the 8th graders that attend the junior high will bring their 11-inch chromebooks up to the high school.
10th and 11th graders will get brand new devices, and the seniors will get existing technology that still operates from the school.
By Carly Guise
For many students in school districts across York county, early August often means gearing up for the upcoming school year by viewing their schedule before the first day.
For Red Lion students, this has not rung true up until the 2017-2018 school year.
This year, administration has made the switch from MMS, which tied together multiple systems for the various needs of the school district, to Skyward, which combines all of these needs into one.
By Helen Zeidman
One day a year, the Red Lion Area Senior High School’s cafeteria is turned into a center for innovation and research. Students from every grade contribute to this event of creativity and learning. The high school held its third in-house science fair to display the hard work and investigative talents of its student body on Jan. 29.
Professionals in various fields of science and technology judged about 150 projects Even though the number of participants was lower than last year, the boards still had a large range of topics, with everything from personality types and plant growth to video games and solar panels.
Since students can research any field of science, these projects extended across multiple subjects and incorporated skills from a plethora of areas. This made the fair very diverse.
By Molly Merson
News and Features Editor
The technology department received a grant of $5,000 from the Red Lion Area Education Foundation. The head of the department, Mr. Heath Neff, used the donation to purchase new equipment for his tech. ed. classes.
As of last year, the technology department had five welders with approximately only three of them fully functioning. “It was difficult to teach 18 students using only three welders,” Mr. Neff said.
When given the grant, Mr. Neff hoped to use it to it’s best efficiency for the department.
By Molly Merson
News and Feature Editor
The Samsung Galaxy Note7 has sparked some concern among consumers – literally The lithium-ion battery found in this and other smartphones have been catching fire.
In late August, a Galaxy Note7 exploded while charging. This was followed by an explosion of similar reports. The phones seemed to erupt in flames while charging, which posed a great danger to users.
Samsung recalled the device in early September after several reports of this incident. They then later released a new issue of the phone. Approximately one million phones were returned. Those who purchased the first release of the phone could now trade it in for an upgraded Note7 or a Galaxy S7.
By Ian Adler
With 400,000 square feet, three floors, two gymnasiums, and an external tech-wing, it can be hard to get lost in the vastness of Red Lion Senior High. However, freshmen Chance Riddle has created an application to help solve that problem.
The app, called “School Scout”, is currently only accessible as a website, but the application will be available sometime before the start of the 2016-2017 school year. It holds maps of all three floors of the senior high, the various bell schedules, and even the monthly lunch menu.
“One of my biggest concerns about coming into the high school was the size,” freshmen and app developer Chance Riddle said. “I just thought it would be convenient to have something that you could see right at your fingertips.”
After forming and spreading his idea, Chance’s junior high seminar teacher Mrs. Shay referred him to Mrs. Samantha Smith, the K-12 district Technology Integration Coach, for guidance in constructing the application.
“He really thought it would be helpful, with being an incoming freshmen, to create something that would help assist freshmen when they come to the high school,” Smith said. “So he wanted to know how he could make that happen and make it a reality.”
“Of course, he wanted to make an app, which was awesome, but the reality was that I did not know how to do that,” Smith said. “So, we started creating a mobile website, which was the easiest way for us to get to his end result and ultimate goal quickly.”
Through some research into coding and design, the site was up and running by the start of the 2015-2016 school year after various tests and clearances by Red Lion-affiliated channels.
“He has access to all of the knowledge at his fingertips,” Smith said. “Plus, we do have some great resources here at Red Lion that are going to help him with coding and things of that nature.”
The next step in finalizing the application will be actually making it available as a downloadable app on the iTunes store.
However, Apple product users can easily create a shortcut button on their home screen to take them directly to the site. The website is currently available at https://sites.google.com/a/rlschools.net/test1/ as of November 24.