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High School Science Teacher
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By: Bernabe Ribera
The movie Bird Box has taken the internet by storm, with so many good reviews and many memes. Is the movie really as good as people say it is? A form was sent out to students discussing what their thoughts are on the movie.
When asked what their first thoughts about the movie were, Lauren Hoerstkamp, junior, responded with, “What is it even about? Why do they have to wear blindfolds?”
Haylee Struckhoff, junior, replied with, “What kind of name is Bird Box?”
Alexander Trentmann, senior, stated, “All I saw before watching it has been memes, which are pretty funny, and that's it.”
“I just heard about it from my mom, and my initial thought was that it was going to be a weird sci-fi movie,” replied Alexis Sidwell, junior.
“At first I thought, ‘That sounds like a weird movie,’" responded Diana Ribera, senior.
Diana Ribera then shared who her favorite character was. “I would have to say my favorite was Charlie. Also, Olympia's daughter since she was so cute and innocent.”
The students then gave their predictions on what they thought would happen in the end of Bird Box.
Lauren Hoerstkamp stated, “They would eventually find what this thing is and then somehow kill it and everything would be back to normal.”
Sheny Delgado, sophomore, predicted, “I'm going to be honest and say straight up that they were not [going to] make it past the rapids. Like, game over for you guys.”
“I was really scared that she was going to actually pick one of her kids to die, but I kind of figured she wouldn´t and they'd all make it to safety,” responded Alexis Sidwell.
Lastly, NHHS was asked was the movie as good as people said it was.
Lauren Hoerstkamp said, “No, everyone said it was really scary and I did not find it scary at all.”
Sheny Delgado responded with, “For me, it was because I have a thing for thrillers and suspense, so I say if you like those types of movies, that it is definitely worth watching.”
Alexander Trentmann stated, “It was hyped up a lot, but it was still pretty interesting and thrilling.”
Alexis Sidwell replied by saying, “I was over break when it came out and watched it on the 26th before all the memes and popularity came out. But after watching it, I do believe it's as good as people say, especially for a Netflix Original movie.”
It seems Bird Box has had some pretty good reviews lately. A majority of NHHS seems to have liked the movie and its suspense. With the movie almost being done talked about, this is NHHS’s responses over the movie and their comments towards it. As the year has just begun, there will be more movies out there for us to enjoy and talk about.
By: Lydia Otten
Homecoming is just right around the corner, and New Haven High School is getting excited for this year’s Paris-themed Homecoming. This year’s date for Homecoming is Friday, February 1st.
With the Paris theme, StuCo is working on a 20-ft. Eiffel Tower. Other decorations for the dance and coronation are going to be based off Van Gogh's Starry Night. The flower bouquets for the candidates will also be based off the painting.
A recent survey was sent out to the whole student body to get a feel for who plans on attending, what they are looking forward to, expectations and hopes for the dance, and the best part about Homecoming overall.
Out of all of the responses, everybody said they will be attending this year’s Homecoming, and many are looking forward to the dance and game. Natalie Buchheit, sophomore, is looking forward to dancing with her friends. Keerstin Mason, junior, is excited about who will win at the coronation.
Senior Kamryn Poe also commented with, “The basketball game. I can't wait to see the varsity boys defeat their opponent. Lets go, Shamrocks!”
When the students were asked if they had any expectations/hopes for the dance, they all responded with either food or good music.
The best part about Homecoming, according to senior Julia Unnerstall is, “Boogying down with my buddies!”
Brande Kubiak, sophomore, said, “Wearing your six-inch heels the whole time to assert your dominance on the dance floor.”
The senior Homecoming candidates this year are Lexi Oetterer, Andi Wideman, Desiree Strehlau, Martin Lewis, Cody Groner, and Ethan Groner. The junior candidates are Lexy Sidwell, Savanna Hanna, Johnna Bloch, John Hughes, Austin Tegeler, and Bernabe Ribera.
When Lexi Oetterer was asked how she felt about being a candidate, she responded with, “I am very excited about being selected as a Homecoming candidate. I have always wanted to be a candidate for either Homecoming or Winter Ball-- not just to win, but to be a part of the experience.”
Savanna Hanna talked about what she is excited for. “I'm not so sure if there is anything in particular about the coronation itself that I'm excited about, but I'm still really thrilled and excited about being able to walk down the basketball court with one of the guy candidates. It's definitely going to be a fun time.”
Bernabe Ribera also talked about how he is nervous for the coronation. “I don't do so well in front of huge crowds, but this will help me overcome that fear.”
Well, it sounds like New Haven is excited for Homecoming. Have a great time at the dance and good luck at the game!
By: Hannah Knoppe
As we ring in the second semester, the last semester of high school is rung in for the class of 2019.
Graduation day is just around the corner and before seniors will get the chance to say their final goodbyes, they were asked to reflect on their high school experience.
Firstly, the seniors were asked to explain what their last semester has been like so far.
Miranda Durbin stated, “I'm snoozing my alarm more and more. Stress has gotten the best of me, and now I'm just waiting on senior trip and my college classes to start. I feel like I am failing all of my classes although the semester just began. I don't think that this is what 'senioritis' feels like, but it could very possibly be.”
Olivia Williams commented, “This last semester is a little bittersweet. I am super excited to graduate and go to college, but at the same time I will miss seeing my friends every day and coming to school. I'm ready to start a new chapter of my life, but I know I will miss high school a lot!”
Then, seniors were asked to share one of their favorite high school memories and were also asked which activity throughout high school was their favorite (ex. swimming intramurals, spirit week, dodgeball, etc.).
Olivia Williams mentioned, “I don't have one favorite memory. There have been many moments that have been memorable for me. One of them is when our class had to redo the senior jump at swimming intramurals. I also enjoyed decorating for prom with my classmates my junior year!”
Julia Unnerstall stated, “Leadership week, because I love to play tug-of-war.”
Miranda Durbin added, “Marching band would have to be one of my favorite activities. I made so many new friends throughout the entire experience, and it pushed me outside my comfort zone. I needed something in my life, and marching band was definitely it.”
Elsie McNabb stated, “I loved swimming intramurals all four years. They are so much fun and it's a really cool experience with my classmates every time. I also loved our first pep rally!”
Alex Trentmann commented, “time spent with my friends.”
As students grow and mature throughout the four years spent in high school, many take away lessons from the various experiences. Thus, the seniors were asked to give a word of advice to the underclassmen from what they’ve learned.
Miranda Durbin commented, “Do not take your time for granted. I spent so much of my high school days concerned about what other people thought of me and I skipped out on doing the sports that I loved. I took my time for granted until my junior year, and by then, it was too late to change anything. When they say, “get involved," stop mocking them and start listening. Get involved or you will never enjoy high school the way that everyone around you will. Take control and start today. There are so many moments where I wished to go back to 8th grade so I could start fresh and go through high school for myself-- not for everyone else.”
Olivia Williams stated, “If I could give any advice to the underclassmen, it would be to not take this time you have for granted. High school flies by. I honestly feel like I was a scared little freshman yesterday. You think four years is a long time until you are in your second semester of senior year. Then you begin to realize that your time in this place is limited and you need to make the most of it.“
Enjoy your last semester and good luck moving forward, class of 2019!
By: Caroline Otten
On January 3rd, 2019, the New Haven Shamrocks’ girls basketball team started off the new year by playing against the Cuba Wildcats at New Haven High School. The Varsity girls won their game 60-49. The JV girls also won their game (which was only 2 quarters) with a score of 22-10.
After the game the athletes were asked a few questions about their game. The first question asked was how they felt the team played overall. “I think we played very well together,” answered junior McKenzie Overschmidt.
Freshman Emma Rohlfing responded, “The JV team played alright in the 1st quarter, but in the 2nd quarter, we played a lot better.”
They were then asked if there was anything they felt they needed to work on.
Sophomore Ellie Westermeyer answered, “We definitely need to work on boxing out and hustling back on defense.”
Junior McKenzie Overschmidt expressed, “I need to work on better defense and seeing the court as a whole.”
The last question asked was if there were any goals from the beginning of the season that they have accomplished.
Freshman Emma Rohlfing said, “Yes, and that is throwing elbows and becoming a lot stronger down low.”
Good luck, Shamrocks, on the rest of your basketball season!
By: Lexi Oetterer
During Spirit Week, January 28th through February 1st, National Honor Society is hosting a food drive to benefit the New Haven Food Pantry. Students will have the opportunity to earn spirit points by donating items to the drive.
NHS has held a food drive every year for the New Haven Food Pantry and the Buddy Bags program. Mrs. Wendy Oelrichs mentioned that one year they raised over 1,000 items for the Buddy Bags Program.
“The food drive is an annual service event that NHS hosts,” said Mrs. Wendy Oelrichs, NHS sponsor. “It's a great way for our students to support our community and earn spirit points for their class.”
Grace Soete, NHS member, stated, “I know Student Council has always put on successful food drives, so I have no doubt that the National Honor Society food drive will be just as successful!”
The recommended items for the food drive include canned meats, beef stew, chicken and dumplings, chili (with and without beans), pancake mix, syrup, cereal, oatmeal, personal care items (shampoo, conditioner, deodorant), toilet paper, tissues, crackers, tea, coffee, juice, oil, salt and pepper, cornbread mix, canned fruit, and applesauce. If a student brings an item on the recommended list, they will get two spirit points; and if an item is brought in that is not on the recommended list, they will receive one point.
Treasurer of New Haven’s National Honor Society Miranda Durbin mentioned, “The food drive is a great way for students of our age to get involved and help the community. In the past, we have donated a lot of supplies-- especially if there are spirit points involved. The students at New Haven love their spirit points, and I have no doubt that the classes will turn the food drive into a competition for these points. While the spirit points are a good incentive, I feel that the students here will have enough initiative to donate as much as they can carry each day of the drive. I’m excited to see how this will pan out!”
“I hope that this year's students participate well,” said Mrs. Wendy Oelrichs. “If each student brings in 2 items to donate, that's over 400 items to help stock the Food Pantry.”
National Honor Society is calling all students to search through their pantries for the food they don’t eat or don’t mind donating to the New Haven Food Pantry. Remember, each item earns the respective class spirit points, and there is a prize for the class with the winning amount of spirit points at the end of the year… So let the food drive games begin!
By: Lexi Oetterer
The fall sports are a little over halfway through their seasons. These sports include boys and girls basketball, cheerleading, and Scholar Bowl.
The coaches of these teams were asked about how they felt their teams were doing so far in their seasons.
Mr. Doug Peirick, varsity girls basketball coach, said, “Right now we are 5 and 5. I feel like we have gotten better in some areas, but the rest of our schedule is really tough, and if we are going to compete, we need to improve in many other areas to be a consistent team for the rest of the season.”
Mrs. Mischki Soete, cheerleading coach, answered, “The cheer squad has been working really hard this season. With 13 cheerleaders, we have had the opportunity to try new stunts and rearrange some of the current floor cheers. There have been lots of laughs and support for each other. I think some of our most memorable moments happen while working on builds. We try new stunts and succeed; it's very exciting. Most recently Diana did the pendulum stunt and Grace added a twist to her cradle. There was lots of cheering when both girls and their pod succeeded in these stunts. That's the most rewarding part as a coach-- watching the squad encourage each other, work together, and be happy for their teammates’ successes.”
Mr. Aaron Peirick, varsity boys basketball coach, replied, “Our team has really progressed, on both ends of the floor. Our guys get after it in practice and it shows. We are so much better on offense especially. We are shooting it way better, we are playing more [unselfishly] and together, and getting each other great shots. We are just harder to guard too, because we play smarter and really put pressure on the defense with our activity on that end. Lately we have been good at making the right play at the right time and being patient and okay with making the easy, simple play over and over. Defensively I feel like we have gotten more alert and tougher. We are turning teams over more and getting more 50/50 balls, which is important for us.”
Mr. Jared Pruessner, Scholar Bowl coach, said, “I always try to think long term with Scholar Bowl. It can take a good part of the season to get everyone up to speed on all the information they need to know, and it's still relatively early for us. We've been studying a lot and making some progress on that, so I'm optimistic we'll be where we need to be by the conference tournament in March and districts in April.”
The athletes of these sports were also asked about how they felt that they were doing in their season so far.
Miranda Durbin, cheerleader, replied, “I feel that we've had our vices, but we've done extremely well at working with each other to ensure that everyone is included and helping everyone improve their technique.”
Makenzie Munsinger, girls basketball player, said, “Being a rebuild this year and less varsity experienced team, I feel as if we have all worked hard and beat some good teams.”
Daniel Huff, Scholar Bowl member, answered, “We have done well, but I feel we could do a whole lot better.”
Diana Ribera, cheerleader, commented a memorable moment, “Recently, we were doing a basket toss, and I thought to myself 'Let me try a toe touch in the air.' So, I ended up doing a toe touch in the air, which is something that I've never done before.”
Good luck with the rest of the fall seasons, and congratulations on all the progress that they have already made.
St. Louis Region Special Events
Winter in the Woods Festival featuring
Maple SugarRockwoods Reservation
Feb 2 • Saturday • 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
No reservations required
Just because the temperatures drop, doesn’t mean you have to stay inside! There are many fun activities to do during winter, like maple sugaring, hiking, camping, bird-watching, outdoor photography, and fishing to name a few. MDC and local partnering organizations will help uncover the many different outdoor activities you can do in winter, along with information about how animals weather the season. It’s a day your whole family will enjoy! All activities are free and no reservations are required. Handicapped parking only will be available on-site. All other parking will be off-site at Pond Elementary (17200 Manchester Rd) and the St. Louis Community College Wildwood campus (2645 Generations Dr.). Shuttle buses to the event will be provided, and food trucks will be available on-site. This is a rain or shine event, please dress for the weather.
2018 Amateur Powder Valley Conservation Nature Photo ContestThe Amateur Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center Photo Contest was a success, with 36 people submitting over 100 photos. Photos were submitted from Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center, Emmenegger Nature Park/Possum Woods Conservation Area, or Claire Gempp Davidson Memorial Wildlife Area. Contest winners will have their photos displayed at Powder Valley in a hallway exhibit throughout the month of February. The winners will receive a ribbon as well as take their beautiful photo home. Please mark your calendars to enter the 2019 Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center Photo Contest. We love to see Missourians enjoying outdoors! Please check this link for more information and an entry form: https://bit.ly/2LZJa1R
Site News and EventsPowder Valley Conservation Nature Center11715 Cragwold Road
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Introduction to Caves and Caving
Feb 9 • Saturday • 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
(Ages 10 and up)
Reservations begin January 15
Come and join us as we discuss the caves and cave life of Missouri. We will meet first at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center to briefly go over caves and safety and then we will caravan to Cliff Cave County Park in South County for the field trip portion. Please dress in layers and dress warm. Helmets and one flashlight will be provided. Please wear rubber boots as well as bring 2 additional sources of light (such as headlamps or flashlights). Field trip portion will be canceled in heavy rain. If large clusters of bats are encountered, the field trip portion will be cut short. *Register each person individually. No one under 10 allowed during the field trip portion due to safety and proper equipment available.
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Homecoming coronation will be held on Friday, February 1 between the JV and Varsity Basketball games.
On January 21, 2019 at approximately 9:30 p.m. the Franklin County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to 200 block of Arborview Dr in Villa Ridge for a report of a man assaulted with a knife. When deputies arrived, they located the male victim sitting in the roadway, bleeding heavily from his head and hand with deep lacerations. The victim claimed he was assaulted with a knife after a verbal argument with an acquaintance. The victim was transported to the Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur by ambulance.
Deputies learned the suspect left the area to pick up his girlfriend in Union. Union PD was notified as requested to stop and hold the suspect. Officers located the suspect and his vehicle at Pizza Hut in Union and deputies responded to further investigate. Inside the vehicle, the suspected weapon used in the assault was located by deputies. The suspect was taken into custody for the assault investigation and transported to the Franklin County Adult Detention Facility.
A warrant for Assault 1st degree and Armed Criminal Action was issued on the suspect, identified as Donald Gene Track Jr., age 31 from Villa Ridge. Bond was set at $50,000.
All people are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Franklin County Sheriff
East Central College Theatre is proud to present the local premiere of James and the Giant Peach by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Directed by Grace Austin with music direction by Colin Healy, the beloved children’s book by Roland Dahl comes to life on the ECC stage February 14-17.
Starring more than 45 local and St. Louis area actors, the show also includes choreography by Chris Page-Sanders, set design by Chris Swanson, lighting design by Oliver Kassenbrock, costume design by Marci Franklin and sound design by Sam Kresse.
“The same team that wrote the music for The Greatest Showman wrote the music for James and the Giant Peach,” said Austin. “We are so excited to bring a show the entire family can enjoy to our stage. The book is such a multigenerational classic and the musical version is incredible.”
Tickets can be purchased at ecctheatre.com or by visiting the East Central College Box Office. For more information including running time, visit ecctheatre.com
Coach Brian Lueckenhoff
Coach Michael See
By: Alex Trentmann
With 2018 passed and 2019 in full swing, plenty of people have their ways of celebrating the new year. Some people celebrate by throwing elaborate parties, or just by staying home with their family members and having a small gathering.
The students of NHHS discussed what traditions they participate in during New Year’s, and junior Bernabe Ribera replied, “My family would all come together and when the clock would hit 12, we would hug each other and drink sparkling grape juice.”
“On New Year's Day, we watch ‘the Twilight Zone.’ All--day--long. Non-stop, we watch it into January 2nd. Even though my siblings don't all live at home anymore, they continue this tradition in their own homes. It is awesome,” answered senior Kamryn Poe.
“I like to enjoy a nice, quiet evening with my friends,” said senior Vanessa Vallejo.
“I don’t really care for the new year, and I usually end up falling asleep before midnight hits,” responded junior Austin Yochim.
Junior Lydia Otten replied, “We go to church and then we usually stay up until midnight to watch the ball drop.”
Next the students were questioned about what their favorite memories of these traditions were, and junior Demetri Pataky answered with, “There was one party that I went to that some of my family members set up, and it was the most fun I’ve had with family.”
“When I was younger, my mom would make macaroni and cheese before it was midnight. We would celebrate and eat the macaroni after the New Year hit,” said senior Alexander Trentmann.
Senior Diana Ribera replied, “I would have to say my favorite memory would be from this year. My family and I had to repeat yelling out ‘Happy New Year!’ because my little cousin missed saying it since she wasn't ready like we all were.”
Senior Callie Weatherly responded with, “During the 2016-2017 New Year’s, my nephew took his first steps. The 2016 year was terrible for me, so this was such a happy and exciting way to end the year. He was 6 or 7 months old and hadn't even tried crawling, but he had previously been able to stand up if he was holding on to someone or a piece of furniture. That night he was holding onto the couch, and out of nowhere, he let go and took a few steps toward the coffee table with food on it. It was just a few steps, and he fell on his butt after, but it's the little things that make a moment.”
Now that 2018 has passed and the new year of 2019 is here, students and NHHS staff are back to finish the second semester. Happy New Year to all of New Haven!
New Haven High School has announced Lydia Otten as the December Student of the Month. Lydia is the daughter of Peter and Kerri Otten. At NHHS, Lydia is involved in FCCLA, FBLA, and National Honor Society. She is also manager of the Volleyball team and secretary of the Junior class. Outside of school, Lydia enjoys babysitting, cake decorating, and baking. She also likes to hang out with her cousins. After high school, Lydia plans to attend East Central College and/or Missouri State University and pursue a career in Elementary Education.
By: Lexi Oetterer
The Varsity Scholar Bowl team competed at Wentzville on Saturday, January 5th. They finished twelfth out of eighteen teams, winning two of their nine games.
Mr. Jared Pruessner, Scholar Bowl coach, was asked about how he felt the team did during their meet in Wentzville. He replied, “During pool play in the morning, I was fairly happy with how we did. We won two of our five games, with wins over Hermann B and Jackson, but even in our losses during the morning rounds, I felt like we played well. Orchard Farm and Francis Howell North are consistently some of the top teams we face, and we still managed to put up quite a few points against them. Based on how we did in the morning, we were placed in the Consolation bracket and played other teams with similar records in the afternoon. Going into those afternoon games, I thought we should have been decently competitive based on how we did in the morning. Unfortunately, we ended up losing those four in the afternoon and were just not quick enough on the buzzer. There were quite a few things we missed that I thought we should have known, and with losses to Owensville and Hermann, we're going to have to work harder if we want to place in the conference tournament in March.”
Mr. Pruessner continued, “The students on the team are always a great group to work with. Each player definitely had some good moments throughout the day. Travis Schroeder had a really good game scoring 65 points against Hermann B. Martin Lewis and Cece Malone had 50 and 40 points, respectively, in our win over Jackson. We just need to score like that in every game, and will have to work at that if we're going to be competitive for conference or districts.”
Martin Lewis thought the meet went “pretty well.” He continued, “I felt as if I was more focused at this meet than previous ones.”
Cecelia Malone commented on a memorable moment from the meet, “I didn't necessarily enjoy this moment, but I pronounced ‘Viscosity’ as ‘Vicosity,’ and everyone found it hilarious.”
Good luck to the Scholar Bowl team with the rest of their meets this season.
By: Lexi Oetterer
The New Haven boys basketball teams played against St. James on Friday, January 4th. The JV team lost with a final score of 31-50. The Varsity team won with a final score of 71-69 after going into overtime. The theme for the night was Black Out, so fans were prompted to dress out in all black attire for the game.
Mr. Aaron Peirick, boys Varsity basketball coach, was asked about how he thought the game went and he replied, “It was a huge win for us. St. James is a good basketball team. They play hard and play a style that is hard to play against and prepare for. It was a great high school basketball game. The crowd was great; I think we fed off of that too. I'm so proud of our team. Our kids never gave up and kept fighting and kept making plays. We made mistakes and didn't play a perfect game by any means, but we made up for that by playing really hard and making plays when we absolutely had to and also by taking advantage of their mistakes when we got a chance. We had so many guys make so many big plays for us.”
Mr. Peirick continued, “Our bench was great, giving our guys energy and staying engaged all night. It was one of those games that took all 11 guys to win. It’s a big win for us and we hope to build from here. We need to eliminate some mistakes, but if we can bring energy and work that hard every night, we can be a tough out for teams.”
Martin Lewis commented his thoughts on the game, “We looked more like a team out there that night. I ended up fouling out, but we had guys come off the bench ready and made huge plays for us.”
Ethan Groner was asked about his favorite moment at the game, and he replied, “I had too many to choose from, honestly. But, sending the game into overtime and winning the game was awesome.”
Luke Gerlemann’s favorite moment at the game was, “When Ethan hit the game-tying three.”
Good luck to the boys’ basketball teams with the rest of their season.
By: Kamryn Poe
The students at New Haven High are setting their New Year’s Resolutions and are hoping this year, they will finally stick it out.
With New Year’s Resolutions starting, a lot of people are setting their sights on new ways to improve their lives in 2019. Whether that be by losing weight or eating healthy-- people are trying to push themselves farther than they have in previous years.
Some of the resolutions some of the students at NHHS are trying this year are as follows:
Elsie McNabb said that she “decided [she] was going to stop eating so much junk food, and eat healthier.”
Ryanne McDaris announced that her resolution was, “too work out more. I want to work on my strength, flexibility, endurance, and yoga.”
Lauren Hoerstkamp’s resolution this year is, “To not be as crabby when I'm hungry and to also save my money and not spend it on unneeded food-- unless of course, I am crabby, then I would have to eat to uphold my other New Year’s Resolution.”
“My resolution is to better myself as a person,” Olivia Williams shared. “I want to eat healthier and get in shape. I also want to be more outgoing and adventurous. I also want to be kinder to others and not judge so much.”
Miranda Durbin stated that her resolution is, “As always, to lose weight and eat right.”
The students at New Haven have also been polled on how many of them actually keep their resolutions.
Here is to a New Year and to hopefully keeping our resolutions this year! Good luck to everyone in 2019.
By: Kamryn Poe
This year, New Haven hired Mrs. Gretal Ehrhard for our high school secretary position. Recently, she put in her notice that she will be leaving our school for her husband’s work. She has been a huge help to our school and she will truly be missed around the halls.
Although Mrs. Ehrhard is our secretary, she has made many students feel more comfortable and she creates a fun, easy-going environment for everyone. It will be hard to find someone else with a caring personality like hers.
"[Mrs. Gretal] You have done a wonderful job this year keeping everything organized! Also you are really easy to talk to, which not a lot of faculty are,” Lauren Hoerstkamp commented.
Students here at NHHS would like to send Mrs. Ehrhard off with our final goodbyes.
“I want [Mrs. Gretal] to know that she truly brightens many students’ days every day with her amazing personality,” Addison Tolar voiced.
Lauren Hoerstkamp exclaimed, “[Mrs. Gretal] You will be missed! I will for sure miss talking to you before and after I go to A+, and of course, not seeing you and Anna at church every Sunday. I will for sure come visit!”
“She has made me realize that I shouldn't sweat the small stuff,” Julia Unnerstall stated. “...she is the best secretary ever!”
“Mrs. Gretal did a wonderful job while she was here,” Olivia Williams added. “When Mrs. Borcherding left, she left some pretty big shoes to fill. Mrs. Borcherding had been doing this job for so long, the tasks she did looked easy. After she left, we quickly figured out this was no easy job. Mrs. Gretal took on the challenge and did great! She learned how to do everything! She always greeted students with a smile! New Haven High will miss her and I wish her the best of luck!”
“[Mrs. Gretal] you are so awesome and I would have never thought I would have to say goodbye. I am going to miss you and you can always come and visit,” Lydia Otten added.
Miranda Durbin added her thoughts, “Mrs. Gretal, I will always miss the smiling and joking first thing in the morning as I am signing out to go to teacher aide. Although I won't see you before you leave, since I changed my schedule, I am glad that New Haven was able to be touched by your kindness before you had other adventures to pursue in life. Thank you for your time here at New Haven, and know that you are and were appreciated while you were here.”
Thank you for all that you have done for us, Mrs. Ehrhard. We wish you the best in Chicago and we hope you know that you will be missed.
The New Haven School District is looking for someone to accompany students at concerts and district music festivals.
Primary Location: High School
Salary: $11.oo/Per Hour, Part-Time
To apply for this position, visit the New Haven School District Website @ www. newhavenschools.org
New Haven Middle School has announced Ella Kuhlmann as Student of the Month. Ella is the daughter of Robert Kuhlmann and Elizabeth Jackson. Ella enjoys playing soccer and reading. After her time at New Haven Schools, Ella wants to attend college and become a Zoologist.
Front row (left-right): Rachel Otten, Lexi Yochim, Payton Hecktor, Shelby Tallent
Back row (left-right): Coach Dan Long, Bailey Fleer, Alayna Lagemann, Katie Holtmeyer, Morgan Guehne, Sophia Long, Coach Amy Hecktor
MDC’s Rockwoods Reservation hosts Winter in the Woods Festival, Featuring Maple Sugar, Saturday, Feb. 2
The popular annual Maple Sugar Festival is expanding to embrace many more aspects of winter.
WILDWOOD, Mo.-- The dead of winter is anything but dead. Just because the temperatures drop, doesn’t mean it’s time to stay inside. Anyone willing to put on an extra layer and venture out can experience nature in a whole new way. Leaf-free trees offer breathtaking vistas hidden other times, trails and natural areas are decorated with snow and ice, local fishing spots have just as many fish and fewer anglers, bird feeders explode to life with cardinals, juncos and woodpeckers, and sap flows through sugar maple trees that can tapped into sweet treats.
To celebrate everything wintertime offers, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is holding the Winter in the Woods Festival, Featuring Maple Sugar, Saturday, Feb. 2 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Rockwoods Reservation in Wildwood.
Known for years as the annual Maple Sugar Festival, the popular event is now expanding to embrace other aspects of the season.
In addition to maple sugaring, MDC and other local partnering organizations will help uncover many different outdoor activities winter offers at this free event. St. Louis Audubon will make sure winter birds are well-represented, and binoculars will be on loan for examining Rockwoods’ feathered residents. The Missouri Nature and Environmental Photographers will have inspiration for great winter photo opportunities. The Endangered Wolf Center joins the festival to teach visitors some unique strategies canines use to survive challenging winter conditions. MDC educational displays will show how other animals cope with cold weather.
Everything that made the original Maple Sugar Festival popular is still there. Visitors will see firsthand how Native Americans and early settlers harvested sap—and boiled it down over an open fire to create sugar and syrup. Living history staff from the Historic Daniel Boone Home will show how maple sugaring was important to the Boone family. Guided hikes will teach visitors how to identify and tap sugar maple trees. Tasting sugar on snow, a toffee-like treat created when warm maple sap mixes with the cold snow, is popular with attendees of all ages. There will also be fun crafts for the kids.
Other activities will include fly tying and casting demos, courtesy of the Fly Fishers at the Crossing, winter camping ideas from the Alpine Shop, GPS challenges by the St. Louis Area Geocachers, food trucks, and more. It’s a day the whole family will enjoy. This is a rain or shine event, so visitors should dress for the weather.
The entire event is free, and no reservations are required. The festival will offer off-site parking exclusively with free shuttle service to and from the event. Parking locations will be located at Pond Elementary, 17200 Manchester Road, and the St. Louis Community College Wildwood Campus, 2645 Generations Drive. Onsite parking will be reserved only for those with disabilities.
MDC’s Rockwoods Reservation is located off Highway 109 in Wildwood. For additional information on the festival, call 636-458-2236.