Video by Lucy Roth
What is National Honor Society?
National Honor Society is an organization made to recognize outstanding high school students, who go above and beyond what is usually expected.
Important Dates to Remember:
⇛Come join the New Haven Community March 10, at 7:00 p.m. in New Haven High School’s cafeteria.
⇛The purpose of this town hall meeting is to update the community on fundraising and potential plans for the track project .
⇛Architectural drawings of different phases of the project will be shared.
⇛ Those who have been so generous with donations will see where their money is going and how it will be spent.
Valentines Day, the busiest day for chocolate stores, flower shops, and apparently, New Haven Elementary School. Do you remember your elementary school Valentine’s Day parties? Well, the kids from New Haven Elementary school really enjoyed their parties this year with cute boxes for their valentines, games, food, and parents visiting the kids. Altogether, the children had a blast! This also came along with a sugar rush.
First off, they have to leave behind a team they have played with for the past four years, the ones they have bonded with and made friends with. The one thing most seniors will miss about playing for the Shamrocks was the people they played with. Senior Carlie Steinbeck says, “I have made so many memories with my team, and that has to be the hardest thing to leave behind this year.”
Secondly, for some, this is their last year to play for a competitive team; although some will move on to play at the college level, most will not. “It’s hard to leave behind something you have been passionate about since kindergarden,” says Cortanie Gale. Senior night is just a small reminder of how much athletes meant to their coaches, teammates, school, and community.
The point of senior night is to acknowledge all the seniors’ hard work throughout the years at New Haven. Whether they’ve played on the team or helped with managing, they have made an impact on their team, and they get rewarded for that. “It’s really cool to watch how many people come together to plan this night for the seniors,” says senior mom Leslie Steinbeck.
Before the Jv game was over, all the seniors met in a classroom to talk, eat Subway, and enjoy some cake. With the parents’ help, the food was good, and everyone was in a great mood! There were laughter, jokes, memories shared, and even a few tears from the moms.
Once the JV game was over, the seniors lined up with their parents and waited to hear their named to be called to walk down the court. Moms were holding back tears while everyone else waited anxiously to get to their names. Cindy Borcherding took pictures as each senior approached center court. The seniors were all given flowers to hand to their moms after the ceremony. Once pictures were completed, some seniors shared hugs and tears, while others took pictures and waited for the Varsity boys’ game to begin. It was a special night to remember for the 2015 seniors of NNHS.
-by Cortanie Gale
The girls basketball team will play in the Class 2 District 4 championship game vs. Clopton at 5:30 on Friday, February 27th. The games will be played at Barat Academy in Chesterfield. Directions to Barat Academy can be found here.
What is a Prom Bazaar?
Get tux measurements, prom dresses, nail/hair appointments, and
flowers for prom all in one stop!
How can I get $ for my old prom dress?
We will be accepting gently used dresses on Wednesday, March 4, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the New Haven High School. 15% of the money received for each dress sold will be donated to Track Project. The seller receives the remaining 85% of the sale price.
When is the Prom Bazaar?
Saturday, March 7, 2015 at New Haven High School Cafeteria from 9am to noon. Pick up unsold dresses money on Wednesday, March 11th, from 4p.m. to 7 p.m. at the high school.
Want to get fitted for your tux?
Wedding Creations will be here for tuxedo fitting. A $20 deposit is required to order your tux.
The big day had arrived, and the pressure was on. It was time for FBLA districts.
Many students participated in district events. Some students took a test ahead of time, while others presented on Friday, February 13th.
Imagine this: a struggling student is in desperate need of help from his or her teachers. Instead of giving the help he or she desperately needs, that student’s teachers are struggling to keep a class of thirty students’ attention. This is the case for a lot of students who are attending large schools. Many students who go to a large school tend to fall under the radar, letting their grades slip. However, schools with a small student population have proven to benefit students and teachers in many ways.
Eighth grade art students Christian Patterson, Cecelia Malone, and Diane Ribera currently have their artwork on display in Principal Hoener's office. The students were inspired by the optical illusion art of Victor Vasarely.
"The three works shown here are about as close to perfect as you can get," praises Mrs. Katie Borcherding, the art teacher. "The students spent hours creating their designs and shading. I'm really excited to have this group in high school. They are producing exceptional work at a young age and I know they'll be winning lots of art competitions in the next few years."
The 2014-2015 pep band season has come to an end. This year was a little bit different than past years. There were plenty more basketball games to play for, and some new songs were added.
As the New Haven girls’ basketball season comes to an end, this year’s team graduates eight senior girls. Each of the eight girls has been a four-year member of the basketball team. For four years these eight ladies have put in hours of hard work and dedication. Each member of the team was asked to share a favorite memory...
Due to bad weather, the girls’ basketball games scheduled for Monday, February 16th, against Hermann were pushed back a day and played Tuesday, February 17th. The Junior Varsity girls’ and boys’ games were played at the Hermann middle school, while the Varsity girls and boys played at the high school.
Basketball districts are already right around the corner. This year districts will be held at Barat Academy High School, home of the Eagles. The school is located in Chesterfield, Missouri, about an hour drive from New Haven. The New Haven boys play Monday, February 23rd, against Crossroads Academy at 7:00 PM. The girls play Tuesday, February 24th, against Barat Academy at 7:00 PM. Directions and information on the school can be found below:
Directions from New Haven High School
Spirit Week was held the week of February 2nd at New Haven High School. Each day had a different theme that allowed students to dress up accordingly and earn spirit points for his or her class. Spirit Week is held by Student Council each year. “It’s fun to see everybody dress up each day with so much enthusiasm and participate in the themed days that we create!” explained Student Council member Emily Lewis.
Each year at New Haven Elementary School, girls in grades K-6 are given the chance to participate in the Little Cheer Camp. This program is an opportunity for the younger girls in elementary school to work with the high school cheerleaders to spark their interest in becoming a cheerleader when they get to high school.
Trailer trash. Isn’t this what comes to mind when thinking of tattoos, piercings, and any other forms of body modifications? However, that stereotype usually is not the case. Some people lack the ability to think openly when they’re actually critically judging people with body modifications. There are countless elements to consider when encountering people with piercings, tattoos, subdermal implants, or any other form of body alteration.
Thursday night at New Haven High marked a bittersweet moment for eight ladies of the New Haven varsity basketball team. As the eight seniors suited up for the game that would be their last time playing a basketball game on the Ray Steinhoff Court, New Haven took on the Sullivan Eagles for the last home game of the season.
The New Haven Shamrocks’ JV and Varsity boys’ basketball teams took on the Owensville Dutchmen at home on February 10, 2015, in two close games. Tuesday was also pack the gym night, which was a chance for students to come and earn spirit points for showing up, and they could also earn extra points by dressing up for the theme, which was green-out. During half-time for both games, two people were chosen from a drawing to shoot for prizes.
Where did the time go? When growing up, most say that only “old people” talk like that. However, for the senior class at NHHS, that question is becoming more and more relatable. With this question comes thoughts: where am I going, what am I going to be, and what do I want to do with my life? Most importantly, have I done everything I’ve wanted to do ,and am I happy with the choices I’ve made?
On February 8, 2015, New Haven High School’s National Honor Society took a field trip to Washington Park’s indoor ice skating arena and later went for ice cream at Central Dairy in Jefferson City.
On Monday, February 9th, the New Haven Lady Shamrocks played a very tough game against the Owensville Dutchgirls.