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Thornton talks economics, online schooling

Trent Thornton teaches economics. He is now one of many teachers adapting to school closures.

Lydia Hampton

April 5, 2020

From online schooling to adapting assignments to each student’s need, it is no secret that teachers have been thrown into shouldering the toll of this pandemic. However, couple the unpredictability of online learning with the ever-changing future for food and hospitality service, and the weight of the ...

Teaching life lessons through economics

Thornton lectures his students on economics using his own form of currency inside the classroom.

Sydney Wolfe, News Editor

March 5, 2019

Economic classes are inspiring students to engage inside and out of the classroom. Through incentives and money talk, students are given the opportunity to perform better and stay involved on campus. A form of fake currency is used in two out of three of the economics classes. Here, money can be earned,...

Three Generations of Thorntons

Thornton family poses for the camera in Christine Thornton's room. Carly and Katie are seen along side their father.

Leilanie Rios, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018

Many students on campus share the halls with their siblings; however, not many get to share the halls with their siblings, parents, and grandparents! Three generations of Thorntons are at Perry this school year. Mr.Thornton can be spotted in the upstairs C-building, where he teaches economics. Her...

School curriculum lacks important life skills

Staff Reporter Aja Diffin.

Aja Diffin, Staff Reporter

May 19, 2016

Integrals, rhetoric, and circuitry are at the front of teenagers’ minds all throughout high school, but little sticks with them for the long run. If students are lucky enough to pursue a career in which these topics are used on a daily basis, then these classes will seem useful and applicable. ...

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