The Apple Leaf

From Principal to Dean of Students: Franza’s new job

Amanda Bixby, Opinion Editor

September 19, 2013


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After 41 years in education (eight of those being at Wenatchee High School), Mike Franza is entering his last year in the workforce. His official title this year is “Dean of Students,” a new position that will be continued at Wenatchee High School after Franza retires. Franza’s new position includes enforci...

Apple Leaf newspaper national finalist

Apple Leaf newspaper national finalist

Bryce Newberry, Online Editor

September 12, 2013


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On Sept. 11, the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) announced the 2013 Newspaper Pacemaker finalists for high school publications. The Apple Leaf is listed as a finalist this year. Entries were judged based on several categories, including coverage and content, quality of writing and report...

Apple announces new iPhone, software update

Apple announces new iPhone, software update

Nikara Morgan, Business Manager

September 11, 2013


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The Apple Company released information today at their event held in Cupertino, Calif., regarding the new iPhone iOS 7 software as well as the new iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S. The new iOS 7 is a free software upgrade that is available to most iPhones and iPads including iPhone 4+, iPad 2+, iPad mini and fi...

District musical “Shrek” auditions have big turnout

Eduardo Ramos, People Editor

September 10, 2013


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The Wenatchee School District has started its fall show, Shrek the Musical.  Auditions began Monday and will be taking place the rest of this week. A cast list is expected to be posted by Sunday, Sept. 15. Any student in the school district is invited to audition. One hundred fifteen elementary st...

Diana Haglund chosen as Wenatchee Learns Coordinator

Diana Haglund chosen as Wenatchee Learns Coordinator

Bryce Newberry, Online Editor

September 6, 2013


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Diana Haglund has been chosen by the Wenatchee School Board to coordinate the Wenatchee Learns program. Haglund was chosen to work with the school district and community members on a business partnership and volunteer program, according to a staff news release from Chet Harum, executive director of student...

Freshman orientation “Ignites” new comers

Freshman orientation “Ignites” new comers

Tess Fox and Bryce Newberry

August 29, 2013


Filed under News, Photo Gallery

On Aug. 29, hundreds of new Wenatchee High School freshman flooded the hallways to get a taste of a day in the high school. Put on annually by the ASB, Ignite (freshman orientation) ran from noon-8:30 p.m. with the Frosh Fling dance to wrap up the day.

Apple Leaf launches website, social networks

Apple Leaf launches website, social networks

Bryce Newberry, Online Editor

August 25, 2013


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Apple Leaf staffers have been busy over the summer preparing a new version of The Apple Leaf. Beginning in Sept., The Apple Leaf will be published as usual in print with a digital version online. We have partnered with a company, School Newspapers Online, located in Minnesota. They will be in c...

Lightning storm creates more fire, over 40 homes evacuated

Lightning storm creates more fire, over 40 homes evacuated

Bridget Dowd, Editor-in-Chief

August 10, 2013


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The lightning storm which hit Wenatchee on Friday night caused a fire to breakout around 11:05 p.m. about two miles south of Rock Island. After the fire grew to 5,000 acres on Saturday afternoon, over 40 homes  on Cathedral Rock Road, Jumpoff Ridge Road and Big Springs Ranch Road were issued level...

Summer storm sweeps Valley

August 9, 2013


Filed under News, Showcase

Late Friday a summer storm hit the Wenatchee Valley bringing first dry lightning then buckets of rain accompanied with lightning. A flash flood warning was issued and dispersed among nearly every mobile device at 11:45 Friday night. It remained in effect until 1:45 Saturday morning. Multiple fires...