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The student-run news site of Lawrence Free State High School

Free Press Online

The student-run news site of Lawrence Free State High School

Free Press Online

While working clay into shapes, ceramics teacher Jacob Lewis demonstrates rolling slabs. Lewis enjoys seeing his students succeed in the studio. “My favorite part of teaching is what I call the ‘AHA Moment.’ It is when they put the pieces together independently, and realize their own power to succeed and rely on their knowledge and experience to express themselves creatively,” Lewis said.

FEATURE: New Ceramics Teacher Jacob Lewis

Emi Stone, Reporter September 1, 2023

In August, teacher Jacob Lewis molded his way into the school’s ceramics position after being an elementary school teacher for nine years.  When Pickney and Broken Arrow  closed down, he came back...

Theater teacher Ms. Waller is new to Free State this year. She led her class with enthusiasm.

New Theater Teacher Debuts

DeeDee Zolman, Reporter October 6, 2017

Ericka Waller, the new theater teacher, is now in her tenth year of teaching. Waller knew she wanted to teach after connecting with her theater teacher in high school. “He inspired me, so I went on...

Margaret Clark and Bailey Culbertson wait for first hour to start. There are currently 28 students enrolled in IPS.

Intrapersonal Skills returns to traditional curriculum

Chris Pendry, Reporter February 3, 2017

With a new teacher at the head of the class, Intrapersonal Skills has changed in structure and style. Senior Paige Bowers enrolled in IPS for the first time this semester. Even though Bowers was never...

Sitting at his desk during his drafting I class, freshman William Orr watches Mr. Williams as he goes over parts of a drafting pencil. Students spent the first couple weeks of the semester with substitutes while the school looked for a permanent replacement for Don Clancy, the previous instructor. I heard people talk [about Clancys retirement], but I didnt find out until the beginning of the semester, Orr said.

Administration finds replacement for drafting teacher

Kellie Stofac, Reporter January 31, 2015

As weeks passed by at the beginning of quarter three, students fed up with watching pointless videos contemplated switching out of Drafting I. However, after three substitutes and much confusion, the administration...

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