Grade scale clash: 10 pt. scale encourages student achievement

No one school is alike. Different athletic programs, different class options, and in some cases different grading scales are factors that make schools unique from one another. Surrounding Cincinnati schools such as Turpin, Anderson, Mount Notre Dame, Ursuline, Moeller and St. Xavier all grade students based on a ten-point scale, typically where a 90-92 is … More Grade scale clash: 10 pt. scale encourages student achievement

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Moving forward: McNick traditions, extracurriculars need revived

Throughout its history, McNicholas High School has had several extracurriculars and traditions that, while they were once very popular, have gradually lost interest with the student body. They then either fade into being unknown, or worse, are cancelled altogether due to lack of interest and participation.  Several clubs no longer exist, some activities, like the … More Moving forward: McNick traditions, extracurriculars need revived

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Exemption policy should include semester exams

Exam week is the one thing that every student dreads. The only reprieve from these tests is the opportunity to be exempt, but students can only be exempt from their second semester exams; first semester exams are not included in the current exemption policy. “The purpose of exams is to test long range knowledge so … More Exemption policy should include semester exams

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Extending Kairos retreat experience to juniors beneficial

The 2019/2020 school years concluded its first quarter with yet another pending change to the natural order of operation at McNicholas: extending the Kairos retreat experience to juniors. The ultimate goal is to replace junior retreat with Kairos in coming years. While change is notorious for being uncomfortable, offering an extended overnight retreat experience, such … More Extending Kairos retreat experience to juniors beneficial

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Shared teaching experience enlightens McNicholas student

A teacher’s job seems like a simple one, right? Just teach the students the material, make lesson plans, grade, create assignments, focus on each individual student out of the hundreds they teach, and do all this while following a curriculum. To better understand the plight that is the life of a teacher, I asked math … More Shared teaching experience enlightens McNicholas student

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Woodruff works to keep McNick clean and neat

One of the most important figures at McNicholas often eludes the public consciousness. However, his contributions to the school are long-lasting and impactful. McNicholas High School’s Manager of Buildings and Grounds, Mr. Mike Woodruff, often flies under the radar among McNicholas students. However, he is responsible for the upkeep and improvement of the McNicholas campus. … More Woodruff works to keep McNick clean and neat

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International students share surprises, differences between McNick, home schools

Students from Germany, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, and Vietnam chose to study McNicholas High School for the 2019-2020 school year instead of their home schools. The international students have now studied almost a full quarter of their year in the U.S. and The Milestone talked with them about wh at they were most surprised by … More International students share surprises, differences between McNick, home schools

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