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Mice infestation becomes schoolwide problem

Mice infestation becomes schoolwide problem

By Chase Charaba, Emerald Ridge HS, Puyallup, Wash.

October 28, 2014

Emerald Ridge’s pet mice are scampering around in the walls all around you, but don’t panic just yet. Just two months into the school year, ER staff and students have spotted mice roaming the halls and lurking in the corners. Confirmed sightings have occurred in the library, office and the career...

Foxes cause disturbances on school property

Head soccer coach Rick Pribyl said he believes this soccer ball was chewed up by a fox.

By Zac Johnson, Blue Valley Northwest HS, Overland Park, Kan.

October 22, 2014

Huskies are no longer the only animals associated with BVNW. Recently, foxes have been spotted outside of the school causing disturbances. “I think the foxes are more of an annoyance,” lead daytime custodian Ronnie Goodson said. “I’ve only seen them running around; they don’t come up to...

Turning up the heat: Classroom temperatures cause early school dismissal

Mrs. Katie Frederick teaches as her two fans guard the classroom's entrance in an attempt to combat rising temperatures at Camarillo High School in California.

By Amy Shim, Adolfo Camarillo HS, Camarillo, Calif.

October 6, 2014

During hot and dry conditions normal during late summer and early fall, classroom temperatures often exceed 85 degrees and go as high as 100 degrees Fahrenheit.