Coaches vs Cancer Bandana’s on sale at lunch. $2 each. October 3rd will be the cancer Bandana Day. You can wear the pink bandana that day at no charge. Please help support cancer.
Think about it. What could our school do with a $100,000 grant? We can’t win Celebrate My Drive without your support. We want you to be safe drivers and passengers, and ask you to make a safe driving commitment today. Go to http://www.celebratemydrive.com . Remember to buckle up, every trip, every time.
There will be an FCCLA callout meeting in room 215 this Thursday Oct 23rd during homeroom. If you are interested in being in FCCLA or just learning what it is all about come to this informative meeting. The only requirement to be in FCCLA is to have taken a FACS class in either Jr. High or High School.
Rock the Belt Trivia Question: What does the 2n2 stand for? Be the first person to report the answer to Mrs. Hudelson and win a prize!!!!!!
We’re proud of your hard work to celebrate safe driving and make daily commitments to help our school WIN Celebrate My Drive. We care about you and your safety on the road. We need you. Get on board, if you haven’t already, and make a safe driving commitment today. http://www.celebratemydrive.com. Then Tweet about it.
U.S. History teacher Mr. Lindley is hosting an original essay and art contest open to all students attending PHS. Rules and prizes are listed below.
- the contest is open to all students of Paoli Junior-Senior High School, grades 7-12.
- essays must be submitted online to Mr. Lindley (email@example.com) no later than 8:15am on November 4. Artistic pieces may be submitted online or brought to Mr. Lindley’s room (Room 131) by 8:15am on November 4.
- only one entry per student (cannot enter both essay and artistic expression)
- all entries are final and cannot be revised after submission
- the decisions of the judges are final
- must relate to the theme
- must be typed, double-spaced
- must contain no more than 500 words.
- must be your original work Plagiarism means dismissal from the contest
- the student of the winning essays will be invited to read his or her essay at the school’s Veterans Day program on November 11. If the student is uncomfortable reading in front of the student body, a faculty member or another student will read the essay.
- Artistic expression
- must relate to the theme
- must be original work
- may be two-dimensional art (may not exceed standard posterboard size)
- may be three-dimensional art (but must be able to be transported by one person and fit within a 2’x2’x2’ space).
- the artistic expressions placing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd will be on display before the Veterans Day program.
Judging and prizes
- judging will be conducted by a panel of at least three members, one of whom will be non-faculty.
- rubrics will be utilized for judging the entries and are available to students who enter the contests.
- student submissions will remain anonymous during judging.
- Prizes in each category include: 1st place = $50, 2nd place =$25
This year’s theme:
“What I Value Most About America”
The Student council is selling calendars in a fundraiser. There are two: Nativity scene and Santa Scene and they cost around $5. They are great for kids to countdown to Christmas. Contact Mrs. Fullington or any student council member for more information.
Macho Man volleyball and Powder Puff football will be coming back this November 18 and 20th! It’s only $2 a person to play. Contact Mrs. Fullington for more information.
Paoli SADD is excited to partner with Celebrate My Drive, State Farm and all of YOU to celebrate teen driver safety. Don’t forget to make your daily commitment in support of our school at http://www.celebratemydrive.com. Have you asked your friends and family to make a daily safe driving commitment? We can all be safer drivers. Let’s do this- and let’s all commit to drive 2N2 every trip: 2 eyes on the road, 2 hands on the wheel.
If you have not had your headshot taken yet, please schedule ASAP. It is very important that your headshot be taken within the next month. If you do not schedule, a day will be picked for you. Please email Lily Thompson for scheduling or with any questions.
Any student who was unable to have their school photo taken on picture day, or retake day, must contact Mrs. Nichols this week. There will be one more opportunity for you to have your photo taken next week.
Any student who is interested in trying out for the winter dance team needs to sign up in the main office or contact Mrs. Nichols by Tuesday. Information about next week’s try-outs will be sent to those who have signed up on Wednesday.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and was first observed in 1987. People all across the nation participate in activities that work towards preventing violence in relationships. The “NO MORE” campaign wants to end domestic violence and sexual assault by encouraging others to speak up and help end the silence. For more information, please contact Mrs. Long or Mrs. Harrison from Hoosier Hills PACT.
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Attention Seniors! There will be a representative from Purdue University here Thursday, October 2nd at 12:15. Sign up in the guidance office if you are interested in attending this meeting.
Freshmen Allie Lowe and Tyler Smith
Sophomres Jaylin Busick and Kaison Ames
Juniors Erika Andis and Carter Chastain
Seniors girls nominated for queen are Becca Lowe, Riley Lowe, Kaitlyn Ingle, Livi Brewster, and Savanah Patton
Senior boys nominated for king are Ruger Gill, Tyler Hooten, Michael Fullington, Cameron Shupe, and Mark Miles.
Candidates, please check your email and stop by and see Ms. Fullington in room 114.
Kiddie Carnival is Friday from 5:30-6:30 at the football field! Come join us for the games, prizes and fun!
Paoli Jr. Sr. Homecoming will take place Friday, October 3 just before kick-off.
Be sure to respond to the email from Mrs. Eubank regarding the Diploma Name Form.
Photos by: Emilee Waynick
Drama Club is hosting a dance workshop open to anyone Friday after school in the auditorium. Auditions for high school students for Beauty and the Beast are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
There will be a fan bus Friday night going to West Washington. This is for any student that would like to go. Please sign up at the main office before noon on Friday. The bus will leave around 6 pm. If you ride the bus there then you must ride it home.
Congratulations to our newly elected Junior High Student Council Officers!
Brooklyn Pittman & Madison Street: Co-Presidents
Emma Osborn: Treasurer
Emily Leone: Secretary
Did you know that portable electronics like cell phones contain toxic substances including Arsenic, Antimony, Beryllium, Cadmium, Copper, Lead, Nickel, and Zinc? The cadmium from a single phone is capable of polluting 158,200 gallons of water or the equivalent of 1.2 million 16-ounce drinks. These toxic substances leach into soil and groundwater from landfills. To help prevent the pollution of our environment, the Supermileage team is conducting a portable electronics recycling drive. We are collecting old, used, and broken, cell phones, Ipads, tablets, inkjet cartridges, ipods, and smart watches. The devices can be old, broken, and worn out. They do not need to be working or have their charger. Help the environment by bringing your old electronics to Mr. Goodman’s room to recycle and receive a free popsicle. This drive will run until September 27.
The Combined Junior High Cross Country team was at Northeast Dubois Jr high with the following result(s):
The boys won and the girls team came in 2nd. There were 25 runners in each race.
Rachel Umpleby- 2nd
Kimana Knight – 6th
Avery Owens – 7th
Harley Bush – 9th
Kyla Lee- 11th
Chantay Long -14th
Ean Wilder – 1st
Tyler Griffith- 2nd
Josiah McCoy – 4th
Issac Black – 5th
Coach Tuell is very proud of her runners
The Girls Varsity Volleyball team was Home on 09-09-2014 vs. Bedford North Lawerence (BNL) with the following result(s): JV lost 19-25, 13-25 Varsity lost 7-25, 10-25, 16-25
Leaders of the HERD:
Aces: Ashley Archer 1
Kills: Ashley Archer 4
Setting: Olivia Strother 5, Rachel Lowe 4
Digs: Kaitlyn Ingle 12
The Combined Varsity Cross Country team was Away on 09-09-2014 vs. Tri County Invite with the following result(s):
Varsity girls: 5th out of 8
Varsity boys: 7th out of 8
JV only had top 3 team scores…we were not in top 3
Congratulations to the boys and girls cross country teams for their finishes at a tough meet at Southridge in the Tri County Invitational. Blake Roberts finished 21st, Jon Godsey 31, Blake Terrell 36, Landon Tharp 41, Hunter Hamilton 45, Connor Henderson 49, Travis Mefford 50. Ali Kerby finished 23rd for the girls, followed by Becca Lowe 30, Kylene Baker 31, Avery Rogers 32, Riley Lowe 36, LExie Strange 39 and Abi Andis 40.
In the JV race, WIll Stroud finished 27, Jared Herd 29, Jacob Babcock 36, Tristan Manship 41, Landan Chastain 42, Damon Chastain 43Cody Murphy 44, Dathan Chastain 45, Victor Martinez 46
The Boys Varsity Tennis team was Home on 09-09-2014 vs. South Central with the following result(s):
South Central 3 Paoli 2 Singles 1.
Parker Gabhart (SC) def Jeff Kenney (P) 6-1 6-7 6-2 2.
Kyle Street (P) def Zach Goodwin (SC) 6-1 6-3 3.
Kyle Marshall (P) def Austin Schoen (SC) 6-3 6-1
Doubles 1. Turner/Hentrup (SC) def Yother/Deaton (P) 7-5 6-0 2.
: The Girls 8th Grade Volleyball team was Away on 09-09-2014 vs. Orleans with the following result(s):
8th won their match in 2 games. 25-20 in game 1 and 25-20 in game 2.
Don’t know anything about dance? Come learn! Know a little about dance? Come learn more! Know a lot about dance? Come help others learn!
Drama Club is hosting a dance workshop for anyone who is interested. It will be Friday, September 19 after school in the auditorium.
Tri-Hi-Y members working on our ad campaign video are meeting after school Wednesday in room 111.
Students interested in donating blood at the Paoli High School Lost River Career Co-op Blood Drive this Friday are encouraged to sign up in the office before Friday. If students donate three times before graduation they will receive a red cord to wear for the ceremony and wil be eligible for a scholarship from the American Red Cross. Please sign up in the office today!
Seniors interested in speaking with a representative from Indiana State University can sign up in the guidance office. The rep will be here on September 23rd at 1:30. Go Sycamores!
The new Chromebooks have great advantages in school, but they also have some problems. Rolled out a few days before the start of school for high school and some junior high students, students and teachers are still adjusting to the new devices.
“I feel like for the most part the Chromebooks have been a big success. We knew that there were going to be issues that we had to deal with as far as passwords and students having technical difficulties,” said Assistant Principal Amanda Crews.
The new Chromebooks are effective and they hold all you data in the drive so students can use it later. They also need to be charged every night to be used the next day at school.
On the bright side Chromebooks give students access to files at school or at home even if a student does not have the Wi-fi. Although it has good software, the school also has restrictions deemed not good or unuseful to students.
Insurance is available to parents to help cover some of the cost if their Chromebook is lost, stolen, or even damaged. A bag has been provided to help prevent dropping them which can be helpful to many students.
The school requires all student to have their Chromebooks muted at all times unless one of their teachers allows them permission to have their sound on during class. About every six hours a student will need to relogin to the web at school during school because of it will automatically log the user out after the set time.
“Technology is just a reality in our society today. So to allow students to learn the way that they live would benefit any student,” said Crews.
Story by Codie Emmons
Nate Burton and Brett Balsmeyer are nominees for TM Quick Hits area Player of the Week!! Here’s the link: http://htquickhits.com/quickhits/?page_id=19357.
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