What’s going on? Homecoming 2017
La Porte High School’s Homecoming took place on October 6th. Homecoming is a tradition in high schools across the country, with each of them being just a little different from the others. LPHS’s outshines the rest based purely on school spirit. Students who would not usually attend football games are motivated to cheer in the stands, and the football players are determined to keep their winning streak. It is a night that students talk about weeks before it happens, and this year was no different.
What’s Happening: Pumpkin Festival
This past month, the Westville chapter of Tri Kappa held their twenty-seventh annual Pumpkin Festival. For those who don’t know, the Westville Pumpkin Festival is one of the biggest events in the Westville community, and almost the entire town is somehow involved in the festivities. This year, there were so many events they couldn’t possibly be listed in one article.
One student who goes above and beyond in service is Kate Zientarski. In sophomore year alone she accumulated 135 service hours! Zientarski is a junior at Marquette and loves to volunteer. She volunteers at Reins of Life because she is passionate about horses and children, and Reins has both! Reins of Life offers horseback riding lessons as therapy for people with disabilities, regardless of age.
What’s Happened: Photosynthesis
The growth mindset way of teaching and learning is still in full swing at LaCrosse and the Life Skills classes have really started to get interesting. Students have begun learning real-world tactics that will put them in better places when they graduate. Things like changing tires, writing thank you cards, and tying ties are what the students have learned so far. Teachers hope that what they are teaching their students will help them in the future.
Student Spotlight: Kaylee Smythe
Kaylee Smythe, a newbie to South Central, is enjoying the opportunities she has at the school. When asked why she ultimately decided to transfer to South Central she replied with,”I feel like there will be more opportunities for me here.”
Homecoming week at MCHS included quite a few changes that resulted in participation being higher than ever before.
What's Going on
La Porte High School is known for many things: academics, sports, and especially its wide variety of clubs. Stemming from Coloring Club to Anime Club, there is undoubtedly something for everyone. One club, in particular, has gone out of its way to not only better the school, but the community also: Girls Reserves (GR).
It’s almost Fall, which means one thing at Marquette Catholic High School: soccer season.
Marquette’s girls’ soccer team is starting out this season with a new coach, Wil Cogdill. He’s not new to coaching since he started in 2003 as an assistant coach for a United Soccer Club.
What has recently happened?
Recently at South Central, the school has made many changes throughout the school grounds to help ensure the safety and learning of all students. The biggest change that happened over the summer was the new renovations to the parking lot. These changes were made so that students could cross safely and the traffic in the area would be less hectic. In previous years, there were many situations that could cause potential harm to students, such as having to back up into pick up lanes and students crossing over in between parent’s cars during pickup and drop-off hours.
What’s Happening: Totality
A solar eclipse is a phantasmagoric cosmic event that only occurs once every several years. It is the moment when the moon stands in front of the sun, blocking it out. A full eclipse is a time in which the moon and the sun achieve totality, or a state of total darkness, and is even rarer. Since you would be staring directly at the sun for a long while, special viewing glasses are required. Solar eclipses are often believed to be signs of a change somewhere in the universe.
What’s happened/what’s coming up?
This past Thursday, Michigan City’s girls’ soccer team competed in a jamboree with cross-town rival, Marquette, and the LaPorte Slicers. Three games with a twenty minute running clock were played, the first featured MC versus Mqt., the second was Mqt. versus LP, and the final game was MC versus LP. Both games for MC ended in a 0-0 tie. On Tuesday, they played against the Chesterton Trojans, junior varsity losing 5-0 and varsity losing 9-0.