A part of being in high school is the maturity that comes with growing and learning alongside your teachers and peers. Something that signifies the beginning of this new-found independence is obtaining a job. For many at Kouts though, this can be difficult as the town is small and it is hard to find a reliable job. Fortunately, an opportunity has arisen for those searching for a new job! The Indiana Dunes National Park is accepting applications for the National Park Service Youth Conservation Corps. In order for your application to be considered, you must be 15 years old before June 2nd, 2019, but you must not turn 19 before August 10th, 2019. This program has been developed to help students appreciate our nation's environment and heritage through various activities like helping to maintain fences, cleaning...
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The 6th annual Special Olympics Game was a huge success! A large crowd gathered for the event, seen pictured above.
The River Forest student-athlete leadership team and National Honor Society teamed up with the school’s special education program for an inclusive basketball game against Hobart High School. The event was made possible by Mallory Bacon, the high school special education teacher, with the continuous support of administration.
Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Susie Yemc
While some members of the La Lumiere community are often put on the front lines, many others do hard work every day behind the scenes to make the La Lu community what it is. Mrs. Susie Yemc works tirelessly to improve the lives of all those connected to La Lumiere.
Braydon Flores is a member of MQTT’s Science Olympiad team and believes it has been the best choice ever.
Casting Call at Kouts!
For many high school students preferred after school activities are the highlight of their school careers, ranging between basketball, hockey, science club, choir and. For many students at Kouts, the drama club is their calling. Last year the drama team created a wonderful rendition of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. Many incoming freshman were able to experience what it was like to manage and perform in a high school drama, while many returning sophomores and upperclassman added more experience under their belts for future plans and aspirations. With that being said, tons of Kouts High School students have been buzzing with anticipation in regards to the 2018-2019 play, and possible participants are in luck! Kouts has recently acquired a new play director, who so graciously produced last month’s middle school play “Snow Angel”. Audition information has been released. Make sure to check your emails and pay attention to...
Bishop Noll’s winter formal took place February 9. The event was sponsored by the student council, and the theme was masquerade ball, which was accurately represented by the intricate masks all throughout the cafeteria. The event DJ was BNI alum, Dj Drip. Music ranged from “SICKO MODE” by Travis Scott, to “Wobble” by V.I.C., and finally “Taki Taki” by DJ Snake featuring Selena Gomez, Ozuna, and Cardi B. Everyone enjoyed the music and the dance floor was full the entire night. Sophomore Carmelina Komyatte said, “It was decorated really pretty and there was good music. I had a lot of fun dancing and hanging out with my friends.” The BNI Student Council did not disappoint at this year’s winter formal.
On March 15, Springfest took place at Hobart High School. Springfest is a fundraiser for the Early Learning Center’s Building Brickies program in Hobart. The program provides countless services to children in the community, from birth through kindergarten, helping to set the foundation for lifelong healthy learning. Many clubs and sports around the school donate their time and efforts for Springfest. The community enjoyed a night of entertainment with bounce houses, performances, magic shows, games, prizes, and face painting. The theater department performed “Dancing through the Decades,” starting with dances from the 1920s through the most current decade. The singing group, Wolfgang performed their favorite songs directly before the dance - always a fan favorite for crowds young and old.
At the face painting booths,...
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On February 16, the Gavit Choir traveled to Indianapolis to compete at the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) state competition. It was an exciting experience for the choir members. The Woodmar Singers ensemble received a gold medal for their interpretation of “Ask Me No More” by Ruth Morris Gray. The Woodmar Ladies ensemble received a silver medal for their interpretation of “Danny Boy” arranged by Mark Hayes.
Mrs. Coffin has been working as the director of nursing for four years. As a school nurse, she sees many students every day, but Mrs. Coffin goes out of her way to make sure every student in Boone Grove High School has a support system to become the best versions of themselves.