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Students and Teachers React to New Policies for Cell Phones, Hallways

by Abigail Hart, ’19

When the students of ELHS came back to school this fall, they were met with strict new school policies regarding phone usage and hall passes. 

When interviewed, student reactions to the policy changes were fairly similar. Students believe that the new policy is efficient but there are parts that need to be amended because they are, ironically, creating further distraction. Senior Avery Goulding said that the cell phone policy–not using phones during classes or in the halls–is a great idea, but the policy could be altered. “When I am required to keep my phone away, I just think about how I want to be on my phone, which is actually more distracting,” she said. “They should just let me take out my phone if I want to. The policy causes more work than it’s worth.”

Administration, Students Unclear on Safety Procedures

By Sydnee Harris, ’16 and Kaily Baril, ’16

Since the start of this school year, there have been fifteen school shootings in the United States. In five of those cases, the shootings either started or took place in a public area within the school, like a cafeteria, library, or courtyard. A recent inquiry by the Eddies Echo into lockdown procedures at Edward Little High School made it clear that the lockdown procedures for the cafeterias are dangerously unclear.

Principal James Miller Announces Retirement

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Principal Jimmy Miller, center, stands with students during a recent pep rally. The students held signs honoring Mr. Miller as they watched a video about his impact on EL students and staff.

by Colby Birkbeck, ’16, and Evan Emerson, ’16

Recently, Principal James Miller III of Edward Little High School announced that he would retire at the end of the school year. “After 42 years of being in high school,” he said, “it’s time to graduate.”

Over the years, he made teaching not only his profession, but his hobby, Miller said. He never had the time to go hunting, or go fishing, or any other hobbies, because he put all of his time into teaching. Finding something to do is going to be his biggest challenge come retirement.

Beloved History Teacher Leaving Edward Little

Social studies teacher Ryan LaRoche a 20-year veteran of Edward Little High School, leaves today to pursue a new job as dean of students at Leavitt High School.

Social studies teacher Ryan LaRoche, a 20-year veteran of Edward Little High School, leaves today to start a new job as dean of students at Leavitt High School.

By Jake Bazinet, ’15

After 20 years as an educator at Edward Little High School, history teacher Ryan Laroche is parting ways for a new opportunity as dean of students at Leavitt Area High School.

After graduating in 1990 from Edward Little, LaRoche went to Springfield College in Massachusetts. As a high school student, LaRoche was a part of a study group and found that he had a high interest in history and did very well academically. Essentially he became a tutor to the class. From this he knew history was definitely an area that he had ability to help himself and others learn in. “History has pretty much been my focus from the start.” Entering Springfield, he entered as a history secondary education major.