Recently at MCHS, standardized testing filled the gymnasium and classrooms. One afternoon after a full day of testing, the girls basketball team walked in for practice only to find the entire basketball court filled with tables and chairs still set up in preparation for the next day of testing.
Graduate of South Central: Hannah Howell
Hannah Howell, a graduate from South Central high school, now attends Purdue University. She has already completed two years of pre-pharmacy and is now a first-year professional student in the College of Pharmacy at the West Lafayette campus.
What’s Going On: Turkey Trot
The annual Turkey Trot took place on the morning of November 23. Several people participated in the race itself and even more came to watch. The Educational Foundation has raised about $8,000 in the past, and this year raised over $8,500.
What's Happening: Study Abroad Trips
Imagine getting to travel all around the globe. At Marquette, everyone is encouraged to travel abroad, whether for a month or semester in Spain or France, or going on a Spring Break trip with your friends for almost two weeks.
This month’s student spotlight is Zack Mitchell. Mitchell is a sophomore at Westville and has attended the school since kindergarten. His favorite thing about Westville is how much the school has to offer.
What’s Happening: Mayhem at the Marsch
La Lumiere Lakers kicked-off the 2017-2018 winter sports season with an energetic pep rally called Marsch Madness this month. During the event, all three varsity basketball teams, Girls, Boys Blue, and Boys White, were introduced. They competed in various fun events, with a friendly scrimmage, a shooting contest for a prized Dress Down Day, and the well-loved cheerleader’s dance routine with the basketball players. The student body was extremely hyped for the event, with many donning blue face paint and sunglasses. One student even wore a blue morph suit and wig.
STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Garrett Mertz
Garrett Mertz is a seventh grader at South Central who has high ambitions for his future.
Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Rushing
Ms. Rushing is both Lacrosse and Wanatah schools’ art teacher. As such, she teaches all art from kindergarten through twelfth grade. These classes include digital art, art history, two-dimensional, and three-dimensional art at the high school level. She doesn’t have a favorite class to teach, but she really enjoys her seventh grade art class. She says that that particular class allows the kids “a lot of time to explore, and decide if art is really for them.”
What’s Happened? Sadies/Food drive
Last weekend, the student council at MCHS hosted the annual Sadies Hawkins Dance. Traditionally speaking, Sadies means that the girls ask their dates to the dance rather than the social norm of vice versa. This tradition at MCHS always provides creative proposals and a fun night for all.
Student Spotlight: Jaden Millard
Jaden Millard, a sophomore at La Porte High School, uses his love for art and botany to express himself and maintain a positive outlook on life.
Trick or Treat Around the Track
On October 27th, Westville High School’s Athletic Council put on their third annual Trick or Treat Around the Track. The evening was packed with fun from beginning to end. Walking onto the track, students, parents, and community members were greeted by the many Athletic Council members dressed up in their weird and wacky costumes. Some of the school’s faculty were there dressed up in their Halloween best as well. The Westville Fire Department even came to support and help out throughout the night.