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Varsity Hi-Q team stands undefeated at mid-season

JV Hi-Q team members from left: Videll Williams, Tommy Allbright, Megan Anderson and Forrest ElledgeDo you know the difference between a recession and a depression … the tenants of spherical geometry … the region of Russia that lies within the Arctic Circle … or the various battles of the Korean War?

There’s a small group of Baker High students whose wealth of knowledge extends to all of the above and much more.

Meet the Wildcat Hi-Q teams.

Eleven players in all — six upperclassmen on the varsity squad and five sophomores and freshmen on the junior varsity team — have been matching wits with academic teams from Bradford, Union and Columbia counties in recent weeks.

See them in action here.

The varsity team of Dillon Burnsed, Zachory Spencer, Allejandro Guerra, Reagan McKendree, Sarah Harrell and Chelsea Moore have gone undefeated in their first three contests, winning two matches by overwhelming margins.

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Preschoolers ‘read for the record’

PreK Kindergarten Center principal Bonnie Jones reads to students.A pajama party during school hours? What could be better? Getting to hear a great story like Llama, Llama, Red Pajama and have a snack, that’s what.

Pre-K children came to school October 6 wearing their PJ’s as part of the Read for the Record campaign to promote literacy and the importance of reading as well as help solve America’s early education achievement gap.

Each year a book is designated in each state  and school board members, city officials, community leaders, legislators and families pledge to sit down and read to children.

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BCHS pioneering online courses

 Nancy Masterson (standing) oversees the virtual lab.This year’s high school freshmen statewide must complete at least one course online before they graduate, but those at Baker County High School are among the few with a computer lab used exclusively to meet the requirement.

The new graduation requirement is among a host of new benchmarks being phased in during the coming years to improve students math and science skills before they reach college.

“This is something new for Florida,”  said BCHS principal Tom Hill the afternoon of August 25.  “And what’s really significant about it is that Baker County High School is one of the few schools in the entire state at this time to have a lab dedicated just to online learning.”

The virtual class being taught throughout the day in the lab to some 25 students is global studies, a course offered through Florida Virtual School that explores topics like human rights, the environment, global security, international economic systems and more.

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