The Winter months at Washington Township are easily some of the most anticipated of year - basketball season is in full swing, winter break is just close enough, and most of all, high school students have homecoming to look forward to.
There are a few things to look forward to this year at Boone Grove. First off the GSA club, run by Emily Walker, is planning a movie night. The movie night will be held in Ms. Welbourne’s room after school. There will be a steady entrance fee and guests will be given snacks and popcorn. All the proceeds made from this event will go to an LGBTQ charity of the club’s choice. The movie played still has not been decided, but it has been said that it will be some kind of LGBT movie. All are welcome to come and spend the afternoon with us for a good cause. The club will also have a temporary new advisor, the art teacher at Boone Grove, Mr. Willis. He has kindly given his classroom over to the GSA as a place to hold their meetings.
What’s Coming Up
For most of the student body, coming back to school after Christmas vacation is an expected, albeit dreaded, part of the year. For some, however, the school year ended before that. The 2017-18 school year is over for some of the class of 2018 who prepare to leave their high school days. On Jan. 20, some seniors will graduate mid-term. This year, those who graduated mid-term will be crossing the auditorium stage at 4 pm.
With the opening of the Porter County Career Center’s new store, run by the Entrepreneurship Sports and Entertainment Marketing class, the class and teacher responsible for the store have found themselves with additional obligations. A certain level of innovation is required to maintain the variety of goods they sell as well as to keep students and staff content with the consumables they provide.
December comes with a whole heap of challenges and changes for students. Classes are winding down, finals are an ever impending monolith of anxiety, and the switch over to the brutality of a Northwest Indiana winter are just a few of the stresses you find weighing down on high schoolers this month. However, there are a whole heap of attempts to make this tumultuous time a little less overbearing. The always entertaining and stunning showcase of Valparaiso student talent," This Is Our Story," takes place this month. Highlighting the incredible abilities and dedication of students from every grade level, TIOS is a Valpo schools winter time staple. Artists, singers, dancers, and musicians grace the stage for two nights every December, showing what their...
Senior Hayley Johnson has dedicated much of her time toward the school. When she is not doing school work, Johnson can be found in the east wing of the school. She is a member of concert choir, show choir, theatre, and a student director for the middle school production of Lion King Jr.
Get’cha Head in the Game
The Mustangs kicked off their season with a home game on November 21 against West Central. The team played well together and was thrilled to win with 107 to 47 points in the varsity game. The student pep block was also in full swing to support the basketball players and create an exciting environment for them to play in. Many students came out for the Homecoming game on December 1 against Covenant Christian where the Mustangs fought in a close match but lost 55 to 56.
Alex Reed is a very involved and busy senior at Boone Grove High School. He has been a World Trade Alliance board member since June of last year. He has been apart of The Academic Super Bowl: Math, English, Social Studies, and Interdisciplinary. He helped take his teams to state competition and won 2nd place.
Teacher Spotlight: Mitch Nelson
This year has seen the development of one of CHS’ newest clubs, the Social Justice League, headed by social studies teacher Mitch Nelson.
What’s Going On: The Holidays
November is an exciting time for the Washington Township Community: the school year is in full swing, basketball season is beginning, and the holidays are approaching. In the days before a much needed Thanksgiving break, the Senators reflected upon who and what they were thankful for this time of year. All student’s answers had a common denominator, family; in such a close knit community many students feel their classmates have similar holiday traditions, but with deeper insight into how the Washington Township community spends their holiday students quickly began to realize how incredibly unique each of their holiday traditions are. With embracing their own holiday traditions, students also gained a greater appreciation for...
The Porter County Career and Technical Center has about 400 students on campus during both morning and afternoon classes. All of these students work hard in their classes and are famished and parched during and afterwards, but how can these students continue their days?