What has Happened
With school being just around the corner, kids everywhere are registering for classes and figuring out just where their lockers are. On the week of July 6th, high schoolers around Hobart came in at 9 o’clock to finally figure out if they have the same classes as all of their friends.
What’s going to happen?
Summer is coming to an end and students are starting to get ready to get back to school. That includes the usual shopping spree for new school clothes and school supplies. What’s going to happen?
If you have any questions about volleyball, Isabela Pacheco is the girl to ask. Pacheco has played volleyball for nine years. She plays the back row positions of libero and defensive specialist.
At the August 7, 2018 School Board meeting, Mr. John Daugherty from the Calumet Region Sportsmanship Committee honored Merrillville High School with the 2018 Annual Sportsmanship Award. The award is given at each of the Northwest Indiana Boys’ Basketball Sectional Sites to the participating school whose cheering section shows the best sportsmanship throughout the tournament.
Teacher spotlight: Welcome Back!
This year, Highland welcomes back a former teacher and new coach, Mr. Pete Koulianos. He was a teacher at Highland High School for ten years before he transferred to Hanover Central to be a teacher and coach for three years. Koulianos is coming back to teach both biology classes and weights classes. He will also be Highland’s new varsity football coach. Koulianos has coached football for twenty years and counting. He also played football for ten years at Lake Central High School and while he was in college.
What’s been happening?
Members of the LaPorte First Church of God (FCOG) recently traveled to Belize to provide a helping hand to the needy in those communities.
Good Luck Seniors
As summer comes to a close, many students have begun to realize that their time in high school will soon end, too. College, jobs, and other stress-inducing topics will soon plague our seniors as they wrap up their time at Kouts High School. As many know, senior year is an infamous section of someone’s life, and I briefly spoke with Becca Herr and Tong Mei Anweiler about their thoughts on being in the limelight.
The Beginning of Senior Year for the Class of 2019
Senior year means many lasts are quickly approaching for the class of 2019: last first day of school, last homecoming, last time wearing a uniform as an Ingot, and much more. For many seniors the realization that this will be their final year in the halls of River Forest has become incredibly apparent as the first day of school gets closer. August 14, 2018, will be the first day of school for River Forest students, a day that will be filled with a lot of emotions and excitement for students, teachers, and families.
Student Spotlight: Madison Jusevitch
From the dates of June 30 to July 9, a group of people from Suncrest Church traveled to Haiti on a mission trip. Among this group was Lowell senior Madison Jusevitch, who gained a valuable perspective of the world around us.
Paxson Wojcik: A Dreamer from the Start
Imagine this, you are 15 and have just decided to transfer to a school 900 miles away from home that is in the middle of the woods in Northwest Indiana. You left your family and all your friends behind for one reason: basketball. To most people that sounds crazy, but to Paxson Wojcik that was his life just two years ago when he decided to transfer to La Lumiere School in La Porte.
What’s Going On: WPL Events
Westchester Public Libraries hosted their annual summer reading program for both kids and adults this year. The theme for the kids up to age 11 was “Ready to Rock!” Kids who were enrolled in the program got a bingo card to fill out during the program which ran from May 25 to July 15.