War Cry

  • May 26Last day of 2020 school year May 29
  • April 30JHS seniors' last day is May 15
  • April 24JHS virtual graduation ceremony will be held on June 1 at 8 p.m.
  • April 17Florida students to continue distance learning through the end of the school year
  • April 15Palm Beach County School District announces virtual graduation ceremonies to begin late May
  • April 102020 yearbooks will be published and are on sale for $100 at www.yearbookordercenter.com
  • April 9JHS prom rescheduled for June 26 at Wyndham Grand Jupiter at Harbourside Place
  • April 92020 graduation ceremonies cancelled at South Florida Fairgrounds

Goodbye from the editor

Lindsey Fine's senior staff photo from the 2019-2020 school year.

Story by: Lindsey Fine, Editor-in-chief

May 26, 2020

I honestly can’t believe I’m writing this article. I can’t believe I’m a graduating senior. I can’t believe I’m no longer going to have the password for the website that’s URL is the first thing that comes up in my google search. I can’t believe I am saying goodbye to this program tha...

Warriors of Jupiter: Kelly Foss

Assistant Principal Kelly Foss waits to greet seniors in JHS drop-off loop, as they pick up their grad bags, on May 21.

Story by: Addy Kondik and KC Barnes

May 21, 2020

Jupiter High’s Assistant Principal Kelly Foss is an unsung hero on campus. She not only handles all the responsibilities of an administrator with calm and grace but also works behind the scenes as the Advanced Placement Testing Coordinator--a monumental task during a normal school year and an even ...

Signs of support for class of 2020

Delaney and Madison Cook, JHS seniors, display their new yard sign supporting the class of 2020 on April 26.

Story by: Christina Paraschiv

April 30, 2020

High school seniors across the nation are facing the harsh reality of the effects of COVID-19. Most senior activities like prom, graduation and end-of-year ceremonies have been postponed or, sadly, cancelled.  On April 7, Palm Beach County’s Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Donald E. Fennoy II, s...

Jupiter man puts Navy plans on hold due to COVID-19

Scott Meissner's family shaves his head in preparation for military boot camp.

Story by: Peyton Weiss

April 20, 2020

Scott Meissner, Jupiter resident and 2019 graduate of Dwyer High School, used the first few weeks of quarantine preparing himself both physically and mentally for military boot camp. He sold his truck, shaved off five inches of hair and was all set to go when a call came that said, “Stay at home.” ...

Warriors of Jupiter: Ben Kenerson

Warriors of Jupiter: Ben Kenerson

Story by: Katie Hiebert, Features Editor

April 9, 2020

  During the COVID-19 pandemic, Ben Kenerson, a physical education and weightlifting teacher, has taken online learning to the next level.  “I really just try and give the students a reason to watch. It's like watching TV. I don't want them to change the channel because they are uni...

COVID-19 affects current college students and graduating high school seniors

The Century Tower at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida,

Story by: Christina Paraschiv

April 9, 2020

COVID-19, widely known as coronavirus, is not only significantly impacting the lives of doctors, nurses, custodians and grocers but also students and educators. When COVID-19 made its way to America in early March, colleges and universities had to make some hard decisions.  After President Trump’s travel ban on Marc...

SPIRIT

Seniors Josh Devore and Duncan Dyer cheer for the varsity boys basketball team.

Story by: Kylie Ilhardt

February 25, 2020

For the first home football game of the season on Sept. 9, students wore all black to show their spirit.  As the senior football players looked up to the stands, they noticed a crowd they had not seen in past seasons. A student section filled with black-clad Warriors dressed with paint on their fac...

Warriors of Jupiter: Becky Hampton

Senior valedictorian Becky Hampton works on a metal etching project.

Story by: Noah Mildner

February 25, 2020

After searching in a cluttered closet, Art and Photography teacher Sarah Knudtson walked over to senior Rebecca Hampton to pass on the treasure she just found. Excitedly, Hampton thanked Knudtson and immediately got to work on the plastic plate in front of her. The metal etching tool became a natural e...

Warriors of Jupiter: Michael Fleming

Michael Fleming poses outside his JHS classroom.

Story by: Katie Hiebert

February 25, 2020

Jupiter High’s Advanced Placement U.S. History teacher Michael Fleming has been an educator for 37 years. Although he loves teaching social studies, he is eager to begin a new chapter of his life after he retires in June.  Fleming has always loved history and even studied the subject in college. He e...

Warriors doing good

The 2019 dance marathon leaders displaying the amount of money they raised.

Story by: Nicole Christie

February 19, 2020

Key club and Jupiter Environmental Research and Field Studies are hosting community service events.  Dance Marathon on Feb. 29 and the Green Run on Feb. 22.  “{Key Club works} to help the kids at Shands. We are lucky enough to meet a lot of them, and they even join us at our event to speak and...

Why do kids vape? We didn’t know, so we asked them.

Vaping product found in urinal in lower 4000 wing boys bathroom.

Story by: Jason Dobuler and Noah Mildner

February 11, 2020

Sadly, vaping is a regular part of life for more and more teens, whether they are “hitting” it themselves or watching friends or classmates vape. High school students jokingly refer to the restroom as the “Juul Lounge” or “Juul Room” because of how common vaping is in school restrooms across...

The rise of anti-Semitism in American high schools

Senior Maya Milstein wears a blue hamsa necklace she got while in Israel to show she is proud to be Jewish

Story by: Lindsey Fine

February 11, 2020

Boarding the bus on her way home from school, then freshman Brielle Cohen walked through the narrow aisle and took her seat just to be faced with drawings of Swastikas and other anti-Semitic doodlings. Sitting in classes, Cohen has been told things like“Jews shouldn’t be here today because they all ...

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