Science department spreads smiles in honor of beloved teacher

Mrs. Laura Thomas honors Mr.Ken Kolwyck by wearing a shirt made in his honor.

Jojo LaBrier, Sports Editor

September 13, 2019

Many of OHS’s science teachers were wearing smiley face t-shirts on Friday Sept. 13, in honor of the nine year anniversary passing of popular chemistry teacher, Mr. Ken Kolwyck.  Mr.Kolwyck passed away the evening of  Tuesday Sept. 14, 2010 from an unexpected heart attack when he was 63 ...

Neeley’s science class creates balloon cars

Halie Easter (11) blows into her car to inflate her balloon.

Megan Diel, reporter

November 15, 2017

The students in physical science took over the halls recently to race their balloon cars. Mrs. Jackie Neeley’s class tested Newton's three laws on Nov. 9. The laws tested were 1) objects in motion tend to stay in motion and objects at rest tend to stay at rest unless (acted) upon by an unbalanced...

Sophomore snuggles with snakes

Lauren Boitano (10) poses with her boa constrictor that she brought to science club on Oct. 30.

Nicole Neher, editor in chief

November 3, 2017

Many students have dogs or cats for pets, but Lauren Boitano (10) prefers animals that are a bit more unique. In March 2017, Boitano adopted her first reptile--a bearded dragon named Jim. Since then, she has taken in six more reptiles, including a red iguana, a crested gecko, several pythons, an...

Honors biology submits data to science center

Justin Crawford (9) analyzes his plant.

Christina Meier, Editor-in-Chief

September 8, 2017

This year’s OHS Honors Biology students are the first group to experience an all-new project in class-and what they learn could make a difference in the world. During the first days of school, the students were introduced to their first assignment: They would be growing and observing millet plants....

Students witness historic eclipse

Wearing their eclipse shirts, a group of students looks up mesmerized by the eclipse.

Nicole Neher, editor in chief

August 23, 2017

On Aug. 21, the country experienced its first solar eclipse since 1979, and OHS was situated in a phenomenal place to watch it. A solar eclipse occurs when the earth, moon, and sun are aligned. If one stands in the moon’s shadow, he or she is in the “path of totality,” which is where a total...

Astronomy class models the solar system

Students measure the distance between two planets.

Sarah Kiely, reporter

December 9, 2015

Most students study the solar system simply out of a textbook. However, the astronomy class at Oakville High School is studying the solar system in a more “life-like” way. The students in Mrs. Jenkins's astronomy class made a scale model of the solar system out of paper. They designed every planet...

New science curriculum is on the way

Megan Colyer, centerspread editor

December 9, 2015

For many years OHS has had the same science courses for each grade, but next school year classes in science are taking a huge turn. Typically freshman start off taking physics, sophomores take chemistry, and juniors take biology with the chance for seniors to decide if they want to take another science...

Biomedical Science investigates a crime

Biomedical Science investigates a crime

Brendan Jost, Online Editor

April 2, 2013

The new Biomedical Science class is conducting an investigation of a crime. The students are learning what the determining  factors are that caused the death. “The students apply their understanding of biology to medicine,” Mrs. Bekki Kirchhofer, teacher of the Biomedical Science class said. Accordin...

Taking it hands on

Michelle Ocello, Editor in Chief

May 10, 2011

If there is any teacher at Oakville that applies the old phase, “practice makes perfect,” it is science teacher Tom MacFarland. MacFarland has been teaching within the district for the past four years. Having taught geology, fossils and biology, MacFarland also teaches Botany and Meteorology. Although...

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