New Teacher Feature: James Flores

Meet Mr. James Flores, who is a new addition to the Special Education department.

Abby Chalmers, Staff Writer

October 14, 2020

At the beginning of each school year, the population of ALHS experiences an influx of both students and staff. Transitioning into a different school environment can be quite a challenge, as one is often completely flooded with new faces and experiences. This shock is felt not only by those who arrive at...

Coping with Loss and Coming Together

Sunflowers are blooming in southern Minnesota as people from all across the state come together, taking pictures, and witnessing the beauty. Families from all over the midwest came to Albert Lea to take pictures and share their stories on the Fish Sunflowers Facebook page. “The goal of this group is to spread sunshine and positivity,

Zoe Sadauskis, Editor

September 24, 2020

The passing of a family member, a friend or even just someone you occasionally see in the hallway is never easy to deal with. Grief, by definition, is  deep sorrow, especially caused by loss.  I spoke with the grief counselors who visit Albert Lea High School when the passing of a student occurs....

Kevin Gentz Voted as 2020 Impact Teacher

Kevin Gentz is this years senior voted Impact Teacher. Gentz said that teachers are inspired to be better by their students and the answer of whether a teacher is impactful or not is answered by this question: “Do you like investing your life in the life of another?”

Zoe Sadauskis, Staff Writer

May 19, 2020

Kevin Gentz is the first face many students see when they come to the high school as eight-graders. Gentz has been a Link Crew adviser for years and he makes an impression. In the 12 years Gentz has taught at Albert Lea High School, he has made an impact on students and staff members alike which is wh...

Senior Travis Jensen Voted 2020 Impact Student

Senior Travis Jensen was voted the 2020 Impact Student by his classmates.

Abby Chalmers, Staff Writer

May 18, 2020

While many people get their energy from a good night’s sleep or a caffeinated drink, being around and helping others is what invigorates the 2020 Impact Student Travis Jensen. When he wakes up in the morning, his goal is to spread happiness and positivity to as many people as he can.  “I alw...

Court to Court

Zoe Sadauskis, Staff Writer

May 2, 2020

The man, the myth, the legend. Starting at 6 ft something, Neil Chalmers is known for his notorious stories and being easily spotted in a crowd. Chalmers teaches 8th grade social studies along with being the head coach for the boys tennis team. Recently, he turned in his Mock Trial gavel and legal pad ...

1,000 Points for Skarstad

Samantha Skarstad in a game against Byron.

Lillith Aericko, Staff Writer

April 24, 2020

You’ll see her around school surrounded by friends with a smile on her face. She greets everyone she knows and doesn’t. Her friends describe her as athletic, warm-hearted, a friend to all, cool, and collected. Senior Samantha Skarstad is not only amazing off the court, but on it as well. “I am...

Impact Student: Kayla Jensen

Impact Student: Kayla Jensen

Kylie Brown and Brenda De Rosas

May 9, 2018

Through her various involvement throughout the school and resourcefulness Kayla Jensen has left her mark on Albert Lea High School. Jensen has been involved with soccer, National Honors Society, President of Roar, Vice President of Orchestra council and jazz band. As well as being Albert Lea high school’s...

Impact Teacher Therese Netzer

Brenda De Rosas, Editor

May 9, 2018

Therese Netzer, English teacher at Albert Lea high school, puts her student’s needs before her own. She has been thinking of making cards for her students in the class of 2018 to leave them a quote for them to remember. “You need to be the author of your own life,” Netzer said. “You’ve had...

Autism Awareness Month

Autism Awareness Month

Sabrina Gold, Staff Editor

April 9, 2018

April is Autism Awareness month and started nearly a quarter of a century ago by The Autism Society in a nationwide effort to educate and inform people about Autism. Autism is a mental condition that is characterized by difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with people. People with Autism...

Recognizing Paraeducators

Faith Herndon, Staff Writer

April 9, 2018

Para educators are significant at all levels of schools by aiding and supporting students. Through training and years of experience, paraprofessionals are strengthening in every classroom and making parents assured that their child is receiving the help he or she needs. The primary role is to offer...

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