The Voice of Wakefield High School

The Howler

The Voice of Wakefield High School

The Howler

The Voice of Wakefield High School

The Howler

 AP classes are a fantastic way for students to expand their knowledge and even gain college credit while in a high school setting. However, these rigorous courses are not a walk in the park and should be selected thoughtfully.

AP students, teachers share advice for success in advanced courses

Catherine Marley, Co-Arts and Entertainment Editor March 19, 2024

As Wakefield students begin class registration for the 2024-2025 school year, many are choosing to enroll in their first advanced placement classes. Advanced placement classes, commonly referred to as...

The creative writing club meets in the library. The club practices writing and diligence in preparation of a career in authorship.

The Wakefield writers of NaNoWriMo

Tristan Lempka, Staff Writer November 29, 2023

Every November since 1999, many writers of all ages participate in National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo. In 2022, over 400,000 writers participated in this competition, after which the...

With the end of the school year fast approaching, the senior class of 2023 takes a moment to look back on their high school careers and the teachers who have helped get them there. These four seniors talk about the amazing teachers they have had and how they have encouraged them to reach their goals.

Senior reflect on the impact of Wakefield teachers

Tristan Lempka and Maya Schindler May 24, 2023

With the 2022-2023 school year coming to an end, it’s important to take a moment to look back on some of the highlights of our year. For graduating seniors, this is a time to reflect on their high school...

Plunkett teaches her third period a creative writing assignment. Plunkett is a special education teacher who strives for student success.

First year teacher, Plunkett, exceeds expectations

Tristan Lempka, Staff Writer January 30, 2023

Being a first-year teacher can lead to many different experiences, some are exciting while others can be more difficult but Carolyn Plunkett stood out to staff at Wakefield High School. They were honored...

Students in Furches’ third-period class are captivated by the lesson. Every day, her Spanish students learn more and more from Furches, a teacher whom they find both inspirational and encouraging.

Furches travels and inspires

Gaby Sciaudone, Sports Editor November 28, 2022

Annie Furches is one of the most experienced Spanish teachers Wakefield has ever seen. As someone who has traveled to countless countries and witnessed many different cultures, Furches is able to use her...

Atkinson has a reputation of providing his students with engaging history classes. Two classes he teaches this semester are AP Government and AP United States History.

Atkinson’s historical roots go deep in NC

Tristan Lempka, Staff Writer November 9, 2022

Some teachers leave a big impact on their students and help lead them to accomplish their goals. Lance Atkinson, a history teacher at Wakefield High School, is no exception. He has experienced a unique...

Graphic of pair of headphones sitting next to test

Students should listen to music in class

Maya Johnson, Copy Editor December 10, 2021

For as long as headphones have been allowed in schools, teachers have been fussing at students for listening to music in class. Many in the past generation remain unaware of the effects of music in a learning...

Teacher of the Year

For the love of teaching!

Sage Cooley, Co-Editor-in-Chief January 6, 2020

As 2019 comes to a close, students and staff reflect on their scholastic endeavors. For English teacher Janene Schneider, such efforts culminate in one fantastic accomplishment: recognition as Teacher...

Wakefield welcomes new teachers, counselors

October 27, 2017

  HEATHER ACREY, Special Programs Department Q:  What do you teach at Wakefield? A:  I teach a self-contained class for students with disabilities. Q:  Where have you previously...

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