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A Special Bond Between Home & School

A Special Bond Between Home & School

Emily Gundel and Maddie Burke

June 1, 2018


Filed under Spotlights

For most parents and students alike, the school and work day is a time spent away from family members, surrounded with friends, teachers, and colleagues. But what happens when school and work take place in the same building? For students with parents who work at Midlo (and vice versa), this unique ...

Musical Groups Spring Into Summer

Musical Groups Spring Into Summer

Merrill Livingston, Midlo Scoop Staff Writer

May 30, 2018


Filed under A & E, Showcase

On Friday May 25, 2018, Midlothian choral groups and Jazz band came together to show off their talent at back-to-back second period assemblies. City Lights, Rhythmic Drive, Chamber Ensemble, Pitch Perfect, and Just For Show, accompanied by the amazing Show Choir Band, entertained the packed audie...

The Impact of Four Years

The Impact of Four Years

Caitlin Woods and Carrie Rowley

May 23, 2018


Filed under Student Life

Looking back on four years of high school gives seniors plenty to reminisce about. With the progression of both the good and the bad experiences of high school, most of the Class of 2018 look forward to graduation. Thinking back on their high school careers, Midlo seniors talk about what has changed...

Curling Up with Cats and Coffee

Curling Up with Cats and Coffee

Merrill Livingston and Joy Li

May 15, 2018


Filed under Student Life

The fun new cuddly trend of bringing cats into cafes has made its way into Richmond, Virginia. Central Purrk, a popular coffee shop, located in the heart of Shockoe Bottom, is partnered with Zoomies, a rescue center located right next door to the coffee shop. The cafe portion of the organization is ...

Mastering the Art of Musicals

Mastering the Art of Musicals

Merrill Livingston, Midlo Scoop Staff Writer

May 15, 2018


Filed under A & E

Annually, the Spring musical graces Midlo High's theatre and dazzles excited audiences. As soon as any of the musicals start, music floods the auditorium, entertaining friends, family, and faculty, who curiously await the start of the show. Each year the musicals play a different tune, but the job of...

Famous Midlo Alum Directed Donnie Darko

Famous Midlo Alum Directed Donnie Darko

Emily Gundel, Midlo Scoop Staff

May 14, 2018


Filed under Visual Arts

James Richard Kelly, better known as Richard Kelly, is an American film director and writer. Kelly is best known for writing and directing the cult classic Donnie Darko in 2001. Kelly was born in Newport News, Virginia, to Lane and Ennis Kelly. He grew up in Midlothian, Virginia, where he attended Midlothian Hi...

Finding Our Heroes

Finding Our Heroes

Carrie Rowley, Midlo Scoop Staff

May 10, 2018


Filed under PBL, Showcase

Since October, Midlothian High School’s Photo 2 and 2H level students have devoted much of their time to a PBL (Project Based Learning) model, which was revealed on Thursday, May 3, 2018. In this project, Mrs. Marie O'Kleasky's photo students showed off their creative skills by selecting five people that they cons...

Midlo Medford Basketball Celebrates Successful Season

Midlo Medford Basketball Celebrates Successful Season

Merrill Livingston, Midlo Scoop Staff Writer

May 7, 2018


Filed under Spring Sports

The month of May had an electrifying start at Midlo. On Wednesday, May 2, 2018,  Midlo's Medford Basketball team,  supported by fellow friends, family, and faculty members, gathered in the Midlo library to celebrate a great year.  Throughout the season, players, coaches, and cheerleaders gave their...

Class of 2019 Elects Senior Officers

Class of 2019 Elects Senior Officers

Carrie Rowley, Midlo Scoop Staff

April 23, 2018


Filed under Student Life

On the day before Spring Break, Midlo Principal Shawn Abel announced the results of the Class of 2019 senior elections. Congratulations to the following students, who will represent their class next year: President Sujeet Alwin, Vice President Josue Candelaria, Secretary Amanda Chok, Treasurer Dala...

Performing Arts Students Cruise Into Spring Break

Performing Arts Students Cruise Into Spring Break

Merrill Livingston, Midlo Scoop Staff

April 11, 2018


Filed under Performing Arts, Showcase

At midnight on March 28, 2018, Midlo's orchestra, band, color guard, and dance team, joined together to travel to the Bahamas by cruise. Students' excitement grew as Principal Shawn Abel, Mr. Gordon Rawls, and Mr. Taylor Fletcher,  loaded the charter buses ready for the fourteen hour drive to the Ja...

Señora Smith Wins Award for Innovation

Señora Smith Wins Award for Innovation

Bettina Staudt and Emily Gundel

April 10, 2018


Filed under News from the Classroom

On Thursday, March 29, 2018, Señora JoAna Smith, who teaches Spanish I and III at Midlothian High School, received the Jane Crouch-Reider Award. Señora Smith earned her B.A in Spanish from Randolph-Macon College and her ESL Certification from George Washington University. This is her 12th year teaching a...

Davis Lends Talents to Midlo Orchestra

Davis Lends Talents to Midlo Orchestra

Carrie Rowley and Caitlin Woods

March 19, 2018


Filed under Performing Arts

Midlo junior Trajan Davis is deeply involved in the Midlothian Orchestra Department. He has played the violin since fifth grade, for the past year, he has worked to learn the piano. Davis spends his free time composing his own music and sharing his songs with others. He says,  “My love for music and...

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