North Judson-San Pierre High School students and their dates are putting the “prom” in promenade on Saturday. For the first time, the school is hosting a grand march in the high school gym from 6 until 7 p.m. The community is invited to come see the prom goers in their formal finery before they head off to the main event at Chesapeake Run Golf Course east of town.
Law enforcement officers searched the high school and no device or other threat was found. All precautions were put into place to ensure student safety during school Friday.
Superintendent Lynn Johnson stated that there were no issues and attendance was down for the day on Friday.
All backpacks and bags were checked before school started Friday and officials are taking this situation very seriously. If an investigation produces a suspect, that person or persons could be charged with a felony charge of Intimidation.
“It was quite a long process, but both sides have always had a wonderful working relationship with our teacher’s association and even though the process was long, it was very successful and I think both sides are very happy with the master agreement,” Johnson said.
Vessely said two forms are required by IHSAA, including a physical form and a signed concussion waiver. The physical form indicates that the student has passed a physical exam and is capable of playing sports, while the second form focuses more on a potential injury.
A North Judson-San Pierre graduate will be accompanying the remains of a Korean War soldier to Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.
Army Lt. Col. Timothy W. Miller will be guarding the casket of Lt. Col. Don Faith Jr., of Washington, Indiana, to Faith’s final resting place in the most prestigious cemetery in the world. This is a huge honor that has been bestowed on the former Starke County resident.
The North Judson-San Pierre Academic Super Bowl team is speeding toward the state competition, as they snagged third place overall at the Lowell Invitational Academic Super Bowl competition on Thursday, March 7.
The Blue Jays received second place in Mathematics and Fine Arts as they skillfully answered questions about “The Glory That Was Greece,” and earned third place in Interdisciplinary and Science. The total score of all the NJSP teams won them a third place overall finish behind Lowell and Munster.
Now, the NJ-SP Academic Super Bowl team is gearing up for the Conference Super Bowl Competition, set to take place at River Forest High School on March 12. The area competition will take place at NJ-SP High School on Tuesday, April 16, with 16 area schools competing for a chance to make their way to the state competition on May 4.
Teacher Donna Keller said she will be using the money to travel across the country studying biodiversity with the intent of bringing back loads of information to better engage her students in the learning process.
The North Judson-San Pierre High School Drama Department has announced that they will be performing “Fiddler on the Roof” this year and Choir Director Donna Ness said she’s excited to show off her seasoned cast, explaining the majority of the cast this year is composed of seniors who have been on the stage for most of their high school careers.
The nine-member team earned 29 medals and placed first as a team in Language and Literature, Music, Economics, and Social Science. The Bluejays earned second place in the Oral Super Quiz, taking questions from all the subject areas except Mathematics. The quiz is an open competition in which the 20 state finalist schools compete against one another, with the rest of the competition divided into large schools and small schools. Ten schools compete in each division.
A Financial Aid Night is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 11 at the North Judson-San Pierre High School.
A college rep will be present to discuss the financial aid process. Parents will be able to go through the process of completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, form that must be done online. The deadline to submit the FAFSA form is Sunday, March 10.
This informational session will begin at 6:30 p.m. CT in the North Judson-San Pierre High School Library. Guidance Director Colleen McCarty can help answer any questions about the session. Call her at (574) 896-2158 ext. 225.
Seniors from the North Judson-San Pierre High School participated in their final events for their high school careers this week. Superintendent Lynn Johnson said a banquet was held Wednesday night for the students.
“We had our Senior Night and we did recognize many of our Senior students with scholarships from different community organizations,” said Johnson. “We did honor our Valedictorian, who is John Eckert, and the Salutatorian Christopher Lippelt. Both boys have done a wonderful job in their school careers academically, athletically, and in community service.”
A staff breakfast has also been scheduled for today at 8 a.m., something that Johnson says is done every year.
Graduation services were held last night for Eastern Pulaski Seniors and another graduation service is scheduled for tomorrow afternoon. West Central School Superintendent Charles Mellon reports the details of graduation services for seniors.
“That’ll be on Sunday, May 27,” said Mellon. “Baccalaureate is at 2 p.m. ET with Commencement to follow.”
Knox Community High School Commencement is Friday, June 1 at 7 p.m. in the Weinberg Gymnasium, and graduation at North Judson-San Pierre High School is slated for Sunday, June 3 at 7 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.
The North Judson-San Pierre High School graduation will be in June this year and Superintendent Lynn Johnson said it will come down to the wire as to who will be named the Valedictorian and Salutatorian of the graduating class of 2012.
“It’s not been made official yet as far as those winners,” said Johnson. “Our graduation is Sunday, June 3 at 2 p.m. CT in the high school gymnasium and that is a change. We had it on a Friday night but we had some conflicts with some schedules with students, so we did move it to that Sunday.”
The North Judson-San Pierre School Corporation is going through the process of District Accreditation. For years, the District has been accredited for each school individually, but this year, Superintendent Lynn Johnson says the corporation has been approved for candidacy for District Accreditation.
A series of meetings scheduled by the Starke County Jail Committee begins tomorrow night. The Committee is informing you of their discussions surrounding jail facility options. The Committee is pondering building a new jail facility, rehabbing the current jail or rehabbing an existing building to convert to a jail.
It was on this date in 1999 we were digging out from the snow. Starke County received 18 ½ inches of snow on January 2nd and 3rd.
On this date in 1973, Superintendent Kermit Weddell was reporting that after a lengthy delay, construction on the new $5 million dollar North Judson-San Pierre High School was underway. It would be built to house up to 800 students in grades 9 through 12. Official ground breaking was set for February that year.
The North Judson-San Pierre Madrigal Singers visited the WKVI studios to give us a sample of what can be heard during the annual Madrigal dinner. The Madrigal Dinners will be presented on Friday, December 2nd and Saturday, December 3rd at 6:00 p.m. CT, and Sunday, December, 4th at 1:00 p.m. CT at the Grand Central Station in North Judson.
Tickets MUST be purchased in advance. Tickets purchased prior to, or on November 28th, are $18 for adults. Tickets purchased after November 28th are $20 for adults. Children aged kindergarten through 12 years old are $10. Preschool aged children are free.
It was 10 years ago on this date that the 1943 addition of the Knox Middle School started to be torn down. It was removed to make room for the new two story building that is now used for Middle School classrooms.
On Saturday March 5th, the Winamac Community High School Robotics Team won the Jay County Vex Robotics Tournament. The team finished the qualifying rounds 9-0 then won the elimination rounds. Members of the team are Eric Sass, Alex Gudas, Natasha Daugherty, Eric Newman, Brett Beach, Kohl Hoover, and Greg Zellers.
Lafayette Jefferson World Premiere of “Uncertainty”, composed by Knox High School Student Andrew “Drew” Shearin, occurred on March 2nd, 2011. The Lafayette Jefferson High School Annual Concerto Concert was the forum for this special performance. Drew was represented with his plaque signifying winning the IMEA (Indiana Music Educators Association) Young Composers Competition Concert Band Class which he received at the IMEA State Convention. Drew was asked to introduce the piece that was performed by Lafayette Jefferson’s top Wind Ensemble with a short speech. “Uncertainty” was wonderfully performed and both the piece and Drew received a 2 minute standing ovation. After the concert was concluded, Drew was greeted and congratulated by many of the concert goers and the various attending directors as well as the Knox School Corporation instrumental music staff.