Teacher Spotlight: Daniel Jeffers
Daniel Jeffers, La Porte High School teacher, has become a friendly face throughout the hallways. Through his time teaching several subjects, on top of coaching Cross Country and basketball, it is rare to find a LPHS student who has not heard of Mr. Jeffers.
“No matter what we’re doing, his class is always fun to be in. His goofy personality makes it easier to be engaged in his lessons,” Grace Miller, senior, said.
Jeffers has taught U.S. History, World History, World Geography, Current Events, Government, and Psychology classes throughout the past 18 years. After developing a love for Social Studies in middle school, and having a few inspiring teachers along the way, Jeffers knew he wanted to teach.
“It just seemed natural to want to teach and share my passion...
Teacher Spotlight: Señora McDonnell
Mrs. Andrea McDonnell, or Señora as her students know her, has worked at La Lumiere for 15 years. She teaches Spanish 1, Spanish 4, Spanish Literature, and AP Spanish Language & Culture. Mrs. McDonnell is originally from Michigan City still lives there now, married with two kids. McDonnell attended the University of Dayton and has been teaching for 20 years in total.
(Winning seniors celebrate after the class olympics - Photo Credit: Jeremy Lugbill)
Earlier this month, Michigan City High School showed its spirit during the week of Homecoming. From spirit week to the class olympics to game night itself, the students represented their school through fun activities that everyone could be involved in.
Student council mapped out most of the week, especially the spirit days and assembly. The goal of the week was not only to feature the homecoming candidates, but to have the four classes compete for the Spirit Stick through various events.
Spirit week consisted of a new theme each day: pajama day, decades day, half and half day, celebrity day, and class color day. Each day, all students in spirit wear were...
What’s Recently Happened?
Fall has arrived! For the community of Westville, that means it’s time for our annual Pumpkin Festival and parade. Each year the Pumpkin Festival takes place at Prairie Meadow Park, where many vendors come from all over the area. This year, the fest took place on the weekend of September 28th through September 30th. Along with visiting all the shops each vendor has to offer, the Pumpkin Festival has much more to provide for a weekend full of entertainment for the whole family.
Grace Murphy is gearing up to act in her 13th production, Our Town. She has “been in two other plays at Marquette, and at least ten other plays at La Porte Little Theatre.”
Jessica Tenbusch, one of La Porte High School’s new teachers, does not just teach an ordinary class; she teaches with a twist.
Mitchell Willis: An Avid Adventurer
Mitchell Willis is a senior at La Lumiere and this year’s Activities Prefect. Mitchell oversees student life in the forms of Head’s Cup games, athletics, and school spirit. From Chesterton, Mitchell lives with his parents and has an older brother, an older sister, and a half sister. Mitchell also has a 2 year old nephew.
The Michigan City High School Theatre Department is kicking off the year with their first show, “Urinetown,” originally written by Mark Hollmann. This oddly-titled show is a musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself. Winning three Tony Awards and producing over 1,000 premiers in two years, this show is the perfect start to the theatre department’s success for this year.
What’s Recently Happened?
On Wednesday, August 15th, summer vacation came to an end and students arrived back at Westville High School for the new school year. Everyone has been adjusting to new classes, and for some, new teachers as well. This school year brings many new changes. For one Monday a month, students will get to experience a scheduled two-hour delay day. Last year, it was a fifteen minute late start every Wednesday, but this year, this time was combined into one longer delay for teachers to get more beneficial work time.
Not many people can say that they were both a chef and a teacher at the same school, but Mrs. Angie Williams is the exception. Mrs. Williams started, and managed, La Terrazza Deli, the school’s cafeteria, last year.
Sara Farlie is one of La Porte High School’s multi-sport athletes, but her talent does not stop there; Sara has been selected to represent LPHS not only through her athletic abilities, but also in ways which showcase her intelligence and outgoing personality.