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Senior Check List

Kayla Boyer, Features Editor

February 5, 2013


Filed under News, Opinion, Student Life

Senior Checklist Things You Should Know/ How to Do Know how to wash clothes Learn how to make ramen noodles out of a coffee pot  by using the water from one Know how to save and budget money Save your Quarters! (for Laundry) Save your money during the summer Find a building on campus and m...

Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Hazell

Reed Melancon, Reporter

February 5, 2013


Filed under Features, News

Colonial Forge does not only have a new teacher, but also a new cheer coach. This new faculty member is Ms. Hazell, and she is the newest English teacher and Cheer coach. She teaches English 9 CP and English 12 CP on 1st, 2nd, and 4th block on X days, and 1st, 3rd, and 4th block on Y days. This is...

Teacher Spotlight: Mr Salley

Reed Melancon, Reporter

January 16, 2013


Filed under Features, News

Students and faculty members in the drama department have probably noticed one of the newest teachers at Colonial Forge, this teacher is Mr. Marcus Salley. Mr. Salley now teaches theater arts and technical theater for 1st, 3rd, and 4th block on both days. Not only is this his first year teaching at...

DECA Club

Brianne Clasen, Reporter

January 3, 2013


Filed under News

Preparing for their District Leadership Conference, DECA Club’s marketing student’s are preparing and working hard to have as many winners as possible. “I expect a lot of DECA students to win and earn a spot at states,” said Ms. Brandon Ms. Brandon expects a lot of winners due to the new software...

Device Policy In School

Angela Ferrer, Reporter

December 19, 2012


Filed under News

As modern information technology like tablet computers, laptops and PDA’s develops a presence in the current school system, it is essential for educators, students and parents to understand the role of these modern technologies in today’s society. Students and mostly educators will definitely benefit...

How to succeed in High School

Jainara White, Reporter

November 29, 2012


Filed under News

Dear Freshmen, it is the beginning of the school year and you are now in a new environment filled with new faces, rules, and goals. In order to help you on your journey at Colonial Forge, here is a little guide on how to be successful in high school, but on a teacher’s perspective level: “Be really ...

Students Attached to Technology

Jayla Lamb, Reporter

November 29, 2012


Filed under News

Students in this generation have been socially adapted to carrying their phones with them everywhere they go. Most even sleep with their phones right beside them on the charger, it provides a sense of comfort. “I don’t like not being able to check my phone because at home. It is always on me and...

Clubs: Gay Straight Alliance Club

Alison Mairena, Editor

November 20, 2012


Filed under News

The club will be meeting this Wednesday for a ‘roundtable’ discussion of things they’d like to do this year. The club has met once already to elect officers and to meet with representatives from Mary Washington's GSA equivalent, PRISM. The club is still accepting members so if you would like to...

Unstopa13le vs O13EY

Chris Morehead, Reporter

October 24, 2012


Filed under News

The class of 2013 has prepared to make the school year as spirited as possible, representing Forge’s new senior hoodies and t-shirts that say “Unstoppa13le.” However, some seniors have created their own senior apparel ideas and plan on representing it along with the original designs. The designs...

Colonial Forge Ice Hockey Club

Jenna Smith, Reporter

October 24, 2012


Filed under News

For a couple years now, the students of Colonial Forge have been discussing ideas to start a hockey club. The idea is continually being brought up by ice hockey players as well as students to start Forge’s own Ice Hockey Club. The Northern Virginia Scholastic Hockey League (NVHSL) has a high school...

Financing Recquired for Underclassmen

Erin Lipson, Reporter

October 24, 2012


Filed under News

Things this year are a little different for our Freshman, Sophomores, and every class following them. Financing is something very important that we are all going to have to learn soon enough. The State and School board believe that younger people should be required to learn everything in the field of...

Student Statistics in Forge

Brooke Warren, News Editor

October 23, 2012


Filed under News

Rumor has it that the Freshman class is overcrowded and blocking the halls, but it turns out that it’s the Senior class causing all the commotion. As of September 20th, the freshman class has 514 students, and the senior class has 522 students. The halls may look like they are jam-packed with Freshmen,...

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