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Teens for Jeans Breaks School Record

Teens for Jeans Breaks School Record

Stephani Spindel, Editor-in-Chief
February 14, 2013
Filed under News, Student Life, Top Stories

As featured in the Bolt last month, senior Gabriella Alvarez and her Teens for Jeans group continued their community outreach program collecting jeans for the homeless. The organization is a national campaign created by DoSomething.org in order to help homeless people around the nation. Teens for Jean...

Grades are out! Schedule a meeting with your advisor!

Adil Shariff, Writer
October 26, 2012
Filed under News, Student Life

With the first quarter behind us, it is that time again for grades to go out. As many of you may have noticed already, advisors have showed you your grades for the first quarter. Advisors will want you to schedule a meeting with them so you can touch base about the quarter reports. This checking in ensures...

Elections Season’s Heating up; Let’s Bring the Thunder to the Polls

Stephani Spindel, Editor-in-Chief
October 18, 2012
Filed under News, Top Stories

The 2012 presidential election is right around the corner, and it's that time to vote again. With help from The Bolt, middle school teacher, Mrs. Dozier, will be staging a mock election where all middle and upper school students are able to vote. When asked why Mrs. Dozier was interested in hold...

Watch Out for that Hole!

Cassandra Ratzlaff, Junior Editor
September 21, 2012
Filed under News, Top Stories

When you pass the Thunderdome, pay very close attention to where you’re walking. There’s a giant hole! After a water main break, water and sewage came flooding out from the concrete in front of the gym. The water had to be turned off for a short period on Wednesday, but things are considered "almost...

All-School Convocates this Friday

Cassandra Ratzlaff, Junior Editor
September 20, 2012
Filed under News

Are you ready ODA? Friday, September 21st, is the annual all-school Convocation. Students, Pre-K-12, will gather at 8:30 a.m. in the Petrik Thunderdome on the Uihlein Campus in Lakewood Ranch. Family of the Seniors and Kindergarteners are welcome in the celebration of the Senior Class of 2013. To...

Summer Reading Scores are In!

Kelli Bagwell, Staff Writer
September 13, 2012
Filed under News, Student Life

Over the summer, students, grades 9-12, were asked to read Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist. Upon arriving back to school, students were greeted with a quiz on the subject matter. Well, the scores are in. Time to see which grade reigns supreme in summer reading. Fittingly, seniors proved their seniorit...

New Ceramics Teacher Molds Himself to ODA

Max Provost, Staff Writer, Sports Page
September 9, 2012
Filed under Arts, News, Uncategorized

Adding to the wonderful faculty here at the Out-of-Door Academy is a new arts teacher, his name? Joseph Madres. Mr. Madres is a young and enthusiastic teacher coming to us from New York, New York. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Arts from Colgate University. Funny thing is that he had begun...

Cast List is Up!

September 7, 2012
Filed under Arts, News, Top Stories

The wait is over, thespians! The spring musical and fall play have been announced and the cast lists are up. The fall play, The Audition/The Rehearsal, follows the adventures of a young theater teacher and cast as they explore the ups and downs of their first production. Student directed by Cheyenne...

New Student Council Waved In

Stephani Spindel, Editor
May 3, 2012
Filed under News

Last Friday the new student council office election results were announced. Zachary Lang won Student Body President; Cheyenne Kerekes is the new Vice President; Gabby Costa was voted  Secretary; Natalie Chait is the new Treasurer, and lastly, Gabby Maraia was voted as Social Coordinator. Zachary...

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