Marching Titans Support Georgetown Football Team

Marching Titans Support Georgetown Football Team

On Saturday, November 18th, the Tech Prep Marching Titans Band took a trip to Georgetown University to support the Georgetown Football Team at Cooper Field. We performed in the stands throughout the game to support the football team. We also played for the halftime show on center field to provide some entertainment to all of the Hoyas fans.

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FNN Hosts Blow Pierce Book Party

FNN Hosts Blow Pierce Book Party

On Wednesday, November 15th, 2017, FNN reporters from Tech Prep and Collegiate joined pre-k-1st-grade students from Blow Pierce to celebrate the arrival of the FNN Online Book Club. Students celebrated the fun of reading with us by having what we like to call a “Book Party”.  Scholars participated in fun and exciting activities that had to do with their favorite books and stories.

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Titans On the Move: 8th Grade Showcase

Titans On the Move: 8th Grade Showcase

On November 8, 2017, Friendship Tech Prep High School had an 8th grade showcase which is a way of showing 8th graders from different schools what Tech Prep High is all about and why they should enroll in this amazing school. Four different middle schools came including McKinley Tech, Friendship Blow-Pierce, Friendship Chamberlain, and of course Friendship Tech Prep.

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The DACA Program Could Be Rescinded By Trump Administration

 The DACA Program Could Be Rescinded By Trump Administration

On September 5, 2017, the Trump Administration announced by executive order that the  DACA program will be rescinded. When Trump’s proposed cancellation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was announced, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said, “The executive order denied jobs to hundreds of thousands of Americans by allowing those same illegal aliens to take those jobs.”

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Problems Facing the LGBTQ Community

Problems Facing the LGBTQ Community

Recently, President Trump announced that he plans to ban transgender people from serving in the U.S military. That is unacceptable and illegal. A series of tweets from President Donald Trump on July 26, 2017 stated the following "After consultation with my generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military."

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Tech Prep Takes a Trip to Discover the History of News

Tech Prep Takes a Trip to Discover the History of News

On September 28, 2017, reporters from FNN Tech Prep had the chance to visit the wonderful Newseum to see many different exhibits and to play around in the Interactive NewsRoom. Many of us have already been to the Newseum but each time we go we are able to learn many new things. We finally got to see the new and improved FBI exhibit and learn some new things about one of our favorite topics which is 9/11.

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Welcome to the 2017-18 School Year!

Welcome to the 2017-18 School Year!

The 2017-2018 school year has been here for almost 5 weeks now! Plenty of scholars were very excited because they were able to meet new teachers and finally get to be in a higher grade. Whether you’re a newcomer in high school or middle school or were here last year, you have a brand new set of goals for the school year and a whole new set of challenges.

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Tips to Help You Through Your 1st Year of High School

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Story by Zhiyah Anderson.

OCT. 10, 2017: I always thought that people exaggerate about how being in high school is so much different from middle school and how the people you came in with won’t be the people you leave out with. I now realize that in high school you’re assigned much more work and tests every week, and they still want you to be in after-school activities and still have time to study. When I think about where I am now and how much time I have, I sometimes want to give up and I believe some of my peers agree with me. But during my first few weeks of high school and listening to students who have graduated last year I found out there are many steps you can take to survive high school and get through it successfully. Here are some of the tips that I have learned through my first weeks of high school.

Tip 1: Compromise. You need to be able to spend some time working on academics and also have some time to spend for yourself.

Tip 2: Whenever you need extra help outside of class, you can always go to tutoring or look up videos on whatever you need a better understanding of.

Tip 3: Don't be afraid to try new things. This is your first year of high school so you need to enjoy these last 4 years of being a teen.

Zhiyah Anderson is a 9th grade scholar at Friendship Tech Prep Academy.

 

North Korea Conducts a Successful Missile Test, What Does This Mean?

North Korea Conducts a Successful Missile Test, What Does This Mean?

On Tuesday, July 4th, 2017, North Korea had a successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile or ICBM. In short, they picked a fine day to do it— America’s Independence Day. The nuclear-tipped missile flew 37 minutes before coming down 930 km from where it was launched.

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How PARCC Testing Went for the 8th-Grade

How PARCC Testing Went for the 8th-Grade

Of course, you know that testing can be extremely stressful especially when it’s a very important test that helps decide whether or not you will be passing to the next grade. I asked a couple of other 8th graders how they felt about PARCC testing and how they are handling it. Most of the responses were ok and others not so much.

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