Rocket Shop launches new spring collection

The McNicholas High School Rocket Shop, the one-stop shop for all Rocket High spirit wear, has just launched their new spring collection. According to Rocket Shop Coordinator Marilyn Melcher, the ideas for new spirit wear designs come from many. “We have partnered with U-Sports as a local business with alumni connections to McNicholas this year … More Rocket Shop launches new spring collection

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McNicholas welcomes new athletic trainer

With spring sports having officially started, McNick has welcomed athletic trainer Ryan Preston to the staff. Preston became head athletic trainer when previous trainer Mike McCafferty left.  While Preston joined the Rocket staff about mid-way through this school year, there are still many students, parents, and community members who have yet to meet him. Preston … More McNicholas welcomes new athletic trainer

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Self-Advocacy: Why is it so important?

Self-advocacy is skill vital to human survival. Although everyone’s definition may look different, school counselor Alaina Way thinks self-advocacy is, “Speaking up for yourself- interest[s], desires, needs and rights.” As an adult, you are your own advocate, and when students learn this skill varies by the individual. “I see some freshmen who come to McNick … More Self-Advocacy: Why is it so important?

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Implicit bias explained: What it is and how we combat it

The term implicit bias has been used more prevalently within the past few years, often with a negative connotation, but not many people actually know what the term means. Ryan Wynett, Manager of Implicit Bias Initiatives at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, defines implicit bias as “the attitude or stereotypes that affect our understanding, … More Implicit bias explained: What it is and how we combat it

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