What’s Recently Happened?
On October 10th, standardized testing hit the halls of the Gladiators. While the sophomores and juniors tackled the PSAT, the seniors and the freshmen had an educational experience. The freshmen counselor, Mrs. Farmer, and the National Honor Society sponsor, Mrs. Osan, asked for the help of the National Honor Society members to create an “advice panel” for the freshmen. Those who participated in the advice panel answered questions that every freshman should know. How to cope with stress, how to stay out of drama, and the importance of extracurricular activities were all questions that the National Honor Society members answered.
More and more opportunities seem to keep arising for Kouts students as the school has acquired a new athletic director. Amy Evans, a former teacher for the Wawasee School District, has joined the staff at Kouts Middle/High School!
For many students, athletics are a huge part of their everyday routines, and could assist them in building a future after high school. As an athletic director, she is constantly working to create a fun and safe environment for athletes.
“[I work on] planning, supervising, and ensuring the athletic department is functioning to the highest level. Examples include meeting IHSAA requirements, official/game contracts, concessions,...
Teacher Spotlight: Kyle Kwasny
One of the most well known teachers at George Rogers Clark is Kyle Kwasny. Kwasny is the hall monitor outside the classroom but one of the most engaging teachers in the classroom. He is the teacher that high schoolers trust.
Student Spotlight: Audree Vann
If you’re looking for a star student the one to talk to is Audree Vann. Audree is a junior at Hobart High School who is involved with a lot of different events at school. Audree is involved with so many after school activities that it is hard to keep track. Audree is involved with theatre, Key Club, Brickie Leaders, DECA, Brickie Ambassadors, FCA, and French Club. She also took leadership roles upon herself for theatre, in which she is the secretary. This is a very stressful job by itself, yet she manages to do it, along with her other clubs, with ease. As secretary, her job is to take notes for the President and Vice President during meetings, write thank you notes to the people involved with the shows, and help ease people's minds during tech week. Besides being the...
The 2018 ‘A Night in the Secret Garden’ Homecoming was a major success, with students enjoying every minute of the event.
New Teacher and Sponsor
Eve Polivka is a new teacher at Highland High School. She teaches world history and government. However at other schools she has taught U.S history and economics.
Valparaiso High School recently celebrated Homecoming Week which included many dress up days like neon day, decade day, school spirit day, and ended with the homecoming dance. The theme was Up in Space.
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.
Protecting the Frank Chester Traveling Trophy on Senior Night
The cross town rivalry between River Forest and Edison could be one the most underrated rivalries in The Region. The classic clash of the town has been going on since 1949. But, since the two schools are only two and a half miles apart and both represent the small community of Lake Station, it is not like the average big-school rivalry that is seen on the front of every newspaper. At the end of the game, both teams know everyone on the opposing sideline.
One of the things that Lowell High School is best known for is its football program. This is because of years of hardwork and success consistently generated by the team. Over the past nine years, the team has been led by Coach Keith Kilmer. Coach Kilmer has been both teaching and coaching for 24 years.