On Wednesday, November 13, 2013 three students from HS North signed to participate in sports at the collegiate level:
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"Lighter Than Air! The REMAX Hot Air Balloon Program recently visited High School North's Scaled Aviation class. The demonstration was sponsored by Chris Walsh, a graduate of High School North, and owner of the local REMAX company located a few blocks away. "When students learn about, and build, a scaled-down working model of a hot air balloon, they get a small "taste" of how it is put together as a system of parts and why it flies," said Mr. Milnes, Scaled Aviation teacher. "But when the students have the opportunity to see, and touch, a full size hot air balloon up close, it really drives the point home of just what it takes to inflate and control the balloon. They now realize that to setup and launch a hot air balloon involves, planning and logistics (people power and space arrangements), math (tethering the balloon before inflation begins, between two vehicles, and science. Science may be most important factor in hot air ballooning since WEATHER determines if it is a "go" or "no go" day for ballooning. Too much wind (anything above 8 mph) or rain, and the event is called off. The students witnessed our principal enter the balloon basket (gondola) in relatively calm winds (about 5 mph). Once in the gondola, the wind gusted up and down to about 9 or 10 mph, jerking the gondola around, making a tethered flight impossible." Photos by Pete Milnes
Mrs. G. Mahoney’s Theatre Ensemble class attended a two hour theatre workshop at Wagner College. It included a backstage tour, demonstrations of the latest theatre light system, discussions with the Theatre Department chairman, Designer, Master Electrician, Master carpenter, Acting majors and technical theatre majors. The students were given a ride on the turntable specifically designed for their current production.