Networking classes to rewire the school

Mr. Enriquez’s networking classes are working on a project to rewire the entire school. Students must research the total cost to complete this task; this includes the wires and labor. They must create a business plan that explains all the details in a professional format. Along with the business plan, students need to make a floor plan that shows all drops and where the wires will be.

Team designing bomb squad, underwater search robots

The robotics team has started working with underwater programs, VEX robotics, and hope to begin soon on a solar car powered car project. The bomb squad robot project with the police department is still in progress, and according to Professor Migala, they want to work with the Waxahachie fire department to begin an underwater search and rescue robot. The team is also helping 48 students from Felty Elementary to get their robot program up and running.

Architecture students launch Habitat project

In civil engineering architecture (CEA) class, students interviewed their pretend client to get insight on how to design a Habitat for Humanity house to meet the client’s needs. They have to follow the special Habitat Codes. When they have completed a floor plan, and it has been reviewed by Mrs. Moon, they will start building their Habitat house in the program, Revit.

JFK essay contest open for all high school students

The time to enter in the JFK Profiles in Courage Essay Contest is now. The essay topic is demonstrating an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy.

Any US high school student in grades 9-12, or any student under the age of 20 enrolled in a high school correspondence course, is allowed to enter.

Essays will be accepted until Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, and can be entered by mail or by email. All students must fill out and submit a registration form online before submitting their essays, or their essays will not be entered into the contest.

Essays must be between 700 and 1,000 words and have at least five different sources.

Content such as originality, supporting evidence, source material, and demonstration count 55 percent. Presentation elements such as quality of writing, organization, and conventions count for 45 percent.

Be a Santa to a Senior

The Global High Interact Club is accepting monetary donations as well as toiletries and necessities to aid local seniors in need through the Waxahachie Senior Center's annual Be a Santa to a Senior drive. The senior center uses the donations as well as Christmas gifts to give local seniors in need, including Meals on Wheels clients, a bright and merry Christmas. Contact Interact sponsor Tanya Snook by emailing tsnook@wisd.org, to find out how to help or make a donation to an Interact member.

Get ready for a “winterful” dance

Student Council’s annual winter dance will be Dec. 13, from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m., in the Global High gym. Tickets will be sold throughout the week of Dec. 8 for $10 each. Snacks and drinks will be provided. It is formal attire; students are encouraged to come well-dressed.

Varsity faces off against junior varsity

The bowling team members’ skills have improved a lot since they first started. Members have been assigned to one of two teams based on their scores during practices. Both teams won some games, but now this upcoming Thursday, at Hilltop from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., the varsity and the junior varsity will face off to see which team is better. There is no cost to enter for those who want to support their friends and fellow students.

Engineering Now develops a new look

Engineering Now is finalizing the decision of the new club t-shirt design. The member in charge of the new look, Rachel Meredith, said, “I’m excited to see how everyone reacts to this design… it definitely has been a process of constant preliminary sketches and endless editing, both by hand and by using computer programs like Photoshop.”

In the next meeting, the week of Dec. 17, there will be a vote to determine whether to keep or shred the plan. The shirt will convey Global’s “techy fashion” by displaying bold gears that vary in size and interlock. Meredith said, “I think everyone will like this design. In fact, people who aren’t even club members have gotten just a glance of the sketches and immediately planned on buying a shirt.”

NHS partners with Angel Tree Organization

National Honor Society (NHS) has made it part of its annual Christmas tradition to donate toys to an organization. This year, NHS is partnering with the Angel Tree Organization, donating presents to two to three children who have one or both parents in prison.