Andover Middle School
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The mission of the Trojan publications is to inform, educate, and entertain students, administration, and faculty of this school, by using ethical practices in regard to how we report the news. We will provide a platform for free expression of student opinion as well as covering issues of student interest. We welcome diversity in coverage and strive to include all members of this school community in our publications. We will report all news accurately and without bias.
Goals for Every Member:
Staff members are expected to be in class on a daily basis and work on assigned tasks while in class. Miss class days will require make-up work time to stay on schedule. All class time should be used to work on one’s own tasks, or help others if needed. Class time will not be used to catch up on homework from other classes.
Staff members are writers, designers, interviewers, marketers, and photographers. All roles will be practiced by all staff members. Because photography is one of the most important aspects, all students will be expected to attend activities and take pictures as assigned. If a member does NOT complete assigned photography tasks, a grade no higher than an A- (94%) can be obtained.
Staff members are given the responsibility to use all journalism equipment properly and carefully. A signed Equipment Usage Form must be turned in by each staff member prior to use of equipment. The staff assumes all responsibility for the equipment, as stated in the form.