MACulty at Work

Two new counselors join McCallum staff

Cristela Garcia is working her first year as a McCallum counselor. Garcia is also a former McCallum math teacher.

As school picks back up and students and teachers are adjusting to their new schedules, McCallum’s two newest counselors are adjusting to a change of scenery. Cristela Garcia and Daniela Galvan are both beginning their first year as McCallum counselors. Both Garcia […]

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Like a Rolling Stone

Tim Bjerke gives instructions for a notecard activity at a McCallum Christian Community and Spectrum joint meeting on May 4 in his classroom. Students wrote a time they had been discriminated against on one side of the card and a time they had acted in a hateful way on the other side of the card before sharing with their peers. Photo by Madison Olsen.

At the end of this school year, media teacher and Spectrum adviser Tim Bjerke will retire from teaching and leave McCallum. Bjerke will still be involved in education, however, as he plans to go to graduate school to study social […]

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An Officer and an Ambassador

LEFT: Officer Georgia Gonzalez watches as students pass through the main hallway during passing period. “I really like interacting with the students as they go to class.” Gonzalez said.  Photo by Gregory James.

The bell rings. Students crowd the main hallway as they make their way to their next class. A din fills the hallway as students talk to each other about their last class, or how some sports team is doing, but […]

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From one tour of duty to another

From one tour of duty to another

World geography teacher fights the good fight overseas and in the classroom When considering careers, one may think that being a high school geography teacher and being a member of the U.S. military may have nothing in common. However, for […]

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Faculty votes Northcutt Teacher of the Year

Faculty votes Northcutt Teacher of the Year

Students praise English teacher’s rigor, kindness, sense of fun Sophomore English teacher Nikki Northcutt was named teacher of the year at an after-school ceremony on Jan. 23. Northcutt said was not expecting to win because she still feels new despite her […]

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English teachers’ favorite books: Ms. Olson

Ms. Olson poses with a copy of Catcher in the Rye. Photo by Madison Olsen

Catcher in the Rye By J. D. Salinger “I feel like every time I read it I get something new out of it and I always really liked it. In high school, I read it on my own my sophomore […]

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English Teachers’ Favorite Books: Mr. Watterson

English Teachers’ Favorite Books: Mr. Watterson

The Sound and the Fury William Faulkner “Like all of Faulkner’s stuff, it’s creepy and has a morbid curiosity about it. When I read it in college, it was the most confusing thing I’d ever encountered, but when I cracked […]

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English Teachers’ Favorite Books: Mrs. Adamson

Mrs. Adamson holds her copy of her favorite book. Photo by Madison olsen

The Once and Future King By T.H. White “I’ve always been really interested in the Arthurian legend, and I think it would be a fun book at any grade level. The first time I read this I was in seventh […]

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English Teachers’ Favorite Books: Mr. Wydeven

English Teachers’ Favorite Books: Mr. Wydeven

For Whom the Bell Tolls By Ernest Hemingway “I just reread this one recently, and it’s still right on top of my list. I like Hemingway’s view of what constitutes a worthwhile human being, but beyond that, it’s a very […]

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English Teachers’s Favorite Books: Ms. Northcutt

English Teachers’s Favorite Books: Ms. Northcutt

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley “To me, Frankenstein is about an obnoxious guy, who makes something, and is therefore its parent. Then, he abdicates all of his parental responsibilities. I think that still happens today, where we create things and then […]

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