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Speech Tournament Leads to Virtual Day for Students

Katie Lins, Design Editor

February 27, 2019

  Wayzata High School will be hosting the Minnesota State Speech Tournament on Friday, April 12th. Students will have a “virtual day” on Friday instead of attending school.   “The digital day will be expected of all students. All teachers will be providing a valuable lesson to engage...

Celebration of Diversity Through Art

Darrion Gadsden (10), Deshaun Gadsden (9), and Isaiah Ray (10) dancing at Shades of Brown.

Lauren Lubenow, Senior Staff Writer

February 27, 2019

  Last Thursday, students of all grade levels came together to put on the annual Shades of Brown performance. Singing, dancing, and spoken word are just a few of the different ways students expressed themselves during the show.   Created to honor Black History month and to help students acknowledge...

School Cancellations: “we don’t take the decision lightly”

Jo Hoagland, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019

  District officials were repeatedly faced with the question of whether to cancel school throughout the month of February due to cold temperatures, ice, and snow, according to Wayzata Superintendent Dr. Chase Anderson.   “We don’t take the decision lightly; it’s a big decision to close dow...

School to Work Informs “about the expectations of the real world”

Design by Katie Lins.

Gloria Akosa and Kelsey Deering

February 27, 2019

  School for Wayzata High School students will not be held on Friday, April 12th, according to Media Center Specialist and Organizer for High School Integration Tina Christopherson. This is because Wayzata High School will be hosting the Minnesota State Speech Tournament on that Friday; several...

Got Game: Wayzata High School Video Game Design Finalists

Joshua German's Super Star Crusade

Joe Kottke and Ingrid Sund

February 26, 2019

  According to STEM Fuse, “Got Game” is an annual game design competition. Students from fifth to twelfth grade can submit video games designed using Construct or Scirra.   In the 2018 competition, three Wayzata High School Students were named finalists: Freshman David Stafford, Senior Joshua ...

2019-2020 Registration Guide

Design by Katie Lins.

Lauren Lubenow, Senior Staff Writer

January 23, 2019

  Registration is happening now. You have from now until February 4th to register for the 2019-2020 school year. Registration happens on Skyward using your ISD email and password. The registration guide can be found on your school iPad as an application.   There are nearly 90 pages of courses...

Q&A with Andrew Zimmern

Andrew Zimmern speaking at WHS on January 2nd, 2019. Photo by Deena Kassem.

Deena Kassem and Kelsey Deering

January 23, 2019

  On January 3rd, with help impart from the COMPASS Ecology of Foods Teacher Miriam Lejonvarn, Professional Chef and the host of the Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods Andrew Zimmern came to Wayzata High School to talk to students about his travels and his extensive career in the food industry, according...

Food for Everyone

Chef Jenny Breen serving at “Food for Everyone.” Photo by Joe Kottke.

Sam Sklar and Sam Lavely

January 23, 2019

  Wayzata’s Ecology of Foods and Nutrition COMPASS program held the first “Food for Everyone” event at Wayzata High School on January 14th. Food for Everyone was intended to raise awareness for food waste and insecurity in our community, providing meals made from rescued food. The event also...

Student Support at Wayzata Grows

Design by Katie Lins.

Sean Carroll, Senior Staff Writer

January 23, 2019

  More support for the students is coming to Wayzata High School, according to Principal Scott Gengler.   “As our student enrollment grows, we want to continue to provide this deeper level of support and service for our students and their families,” said Gengler.   “To minimize...

A Whole New Reality for Wayzata’s Elementary Schools

A Gleason Lake Elementary class using virtual reality headsets. Photo courtesy of Carolyn Sund.

Luna Wang, Senior Staff Writer

January 23, 2019

  Gleason Lake and Oakwood Elementary students from third to fifth grade have been using virtual reality goggles to explore places around the world through Google Expeditions funded by the Wayzata Education Fund (WEF) for a second year now.   “Ms. McKasy and I had talked about writing a...

Behind the Scenes of Schrödinger’s Ark

Faizaan Amanat, Staff Writer

January 23, 2019

A Trojan Tribune staffer speaker with Junior and Actor Adrika Dasgupta about the new Wayzata One Act: Schrödinger’s Ark. Q:What is this one act play anyway? A:It’s a devised piece. We picked a theme in the beginning which is animals and then we all did interviews with different people who...

Government Shutdown: Affecting the Schools and the Nation

Zaid Elbaroudi, Staff Writer

January 23, 2019

  As of January 22nd, 2019, we are currently on the 32nd day of the government shutdown—the longest shutdown in American history. A government shutdown occurs when Congress doesn’t approve a federal budget for the upcoming year and nonessential functions of the U.S. government halt until lawmakers...

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