Jordan Overmyer Editor

Jordan Overmyer is a Junior at Redwood and this is her first year writing for the Bark. She has a identical twin and plays soccer and swims.

Contact Jordan Overmyer: jordan.overmyer@redwoodbark.org.


Directing an egg drop for their first project, teachers Cathy Flores-Marsh and Stephen Hart combine freshman classes to foster cross-disciplinary learning.

Teachers create a new dual teaching program for freshmen

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English teacher Cathy Flores-Marsh and social studies teacher Stephen Hart teamed up in a new academic program this year by combining their freshmen classes to create more of a connection between history and literature. During fifth and sixth period, the roughly 50 students in this program are scheduled for both Hart and Flores-Marsh. Half of […]

Redwood celebrates two decades of Honors Biomed

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In 1996, eighteen students took a risk by signing up for a class that had never been offered: Honors Biomedical Sciences. Twenty years later, it seems as if that risk has paid off, as Honors Biomed has become one of the most prestigious classes at Redwood.

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Employers explain benefits and downsides to student employees

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With summer around the corner, many students are beginning to look for jobs. They put away the textbooks and look to fill their open schedule with a summer job. However, people often don’t think about what the employer’s perspectives are on having high school students in the workplace. “One of the things I really like […]

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Concussions on the rise in youth and professional sports

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Concussions on the rise in youth and professional sports   NFL’s concussion problem persists Hall of Famer and former Pittsburgh Steelers center Mike Webster died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in 2002. It was later revealed in an autopsy performed by Dr. Bennet Omalu, a forensic pathologist and neuropathologist, that Webster had developed chronic traumatic […]

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Former Tam High Spanish teacher joins foreign language department

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Marie Noelle Hicks joined the Redwood community as a Spanish teacher on Oct. 5 after the previous teacher, Gilda Obrador, moved to Indiana to join her husband, who left for a job opportunity. Obrador finished teaching on Sept. 29 after the first grading period had already passed. Hicks taught Spanish and French for 13 years […]