On March 18, 2015, the National Honor Society Induction was held at New Haven High School. A total of 24 new members were inducted into the 2015-2016 National Honor Society. All of the students and teachers were dismissed to the gym at 9 a.m. to observe the induction ceremony.
Due to a rainout on Friday, March 20, the New Haven Shamrocks’ first baseball game of the season was played on Monday, March 23. Originally, the game was to be played at Wellsville, but at about 11:45 p.m., Mr. Hoener announced the game would be played at New Haven instead.
On Thursday, March 19, the 7th and 8th grade girls’ volleyball teams played Four Rivers Conference opponents the Pacific Indians.
The 7th grade girls started off the night losing the first set to the Indians, 17-25. At the beginning of the second set, both McKenzie Overschmidt and Meagan Holtmeyer served numerous aces, resulting in Pacific having to call a timeout. With the score 9-6, the Shamrocks were on top.
Have you ever given much thought to what type of books people like or what kind of books are becoming very popular? You may not realize it, but students at New Haven High seem to really enjoy reading! Almost half of the student body answered a recent poll about popular books.
On Saturday, March 21st, the New Haven Music Boosters held their annual trivia night to raise money for the school’s music programs. The event began promptly at 7:00 p.m. and ended around 10:00 p.m. The evening consisted of eight rounds of trivia, a silent auction, a game of heads or tails, and a fifty-fifty drawing.
A town hall meeting concerning the community track project was held in New Haven High School’s cafeteria, at 7:00 pm, on Tuesday, March 10th. To start off the evening, Brad Zobrist, who supervises the project funds, took the floor.
On Saturday March 14, New Haven’s 8th grade volleyball team played in the Owensville Tournament. There were eight teams in the tournament. The Shamrocks’ first game was against Washington. This was the third time this year the two teams have played each other.
Have you ever heard of a Polar Plunge? Most people have; however, some haven’t. A Polar Plunge is an opportunity for anyone willing to brave the cold and jump in a body of water, usually to support a charity. On March 7th, a plunge was held at Fugitive Beach in Rolla to benefit local Special Olympics athletes. Participants supported the cause by plunging into the most frigid waters that Missouri has to offer. Each participant had to be 10 years of age or older and must have raised a minimum of $75 by the day of the plunge to participate.
What is a tradition? Is it a routine, or is it something you repeat over and over again until it becomes a way of life? The students at New Haven High School have many different traditions that are important to themselves, their team, and their school. These range from athletics all the way to education standards to uphold.
What is fashionable in 2015? Along with numerous smartphone apps, hair-styles, and the most up-to-date shoes, skinny jeans are a big hit. Actually, according to LifeStyle.com, “Skinny pants can be traced back to the early 19th century and particularly with the 19th century faction called the Macaronis. . . . This youth movement wore slim-cut clothing, which then and now can be associated with rebellion and standing out from the crowd.” While skinny jeans used to be worn to show rebellion, they are now worn for other reasons, including comfort and fashion.
On March 7, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the FCCLA club held its first prom bazaar at New Haven High School. The prom bazaar was where ladies could shop for a pre-owned prom dress and gentlemen could get their tux measurements taken from Wedding Creations, all in one place.
Many high school students these days have after-school or weekend jobs. In this day and age, having a job in high school is nearly considered a rite of passage. In fact, according to Thinkprogress, nearly eighty percent of students work while in school.
Plans are made; grants are received; construction for a new sidewalk in New Haven from the American Legion to the high school and potentially, a walking trail through the city park could virtually start tomorrow. Cold weather is the only thing holding back city administrator Steve Roth and his team.
Homework? Why would anyone want to do homework when there is Netflix, napping, or doing absolutely anything else? Welcome to the world of procrastination, where hobbies come first, and homework comes dead last. Most people procrastinate something in some way, although homework seems to be the most common among teens. The majority of students at New Haven High admit that they most definitely procrastinate.
The following students earned Academic All-Conference Awards for the winter season. They had to earn a varsity letter and maintain a 3.60 GPA throughout the season to earn this award.
In today’s digital world, New Haven High School is working to keep up. Along with the already-established publications class and the newly-added journalism course, another media-based class has been added at New Haven High, TV Studio.
On March 2nd, New Haven High School had its first track practice of the year. Track includes running, jumping, and throwing events. Running ranges from long distance runs, such as the mile and 2 miles to sprints, including the 100 meter and 200 meter dash. Jumping encompasses the high jump, triple jump, and long jump. Throwing in the previous years only had shotput and discus, but this year, the javelin throw was made available.
Red, fuschia, or blue? Mermaid, ball gown, or high-low? To borrow or to buy? Short or long? All of these options run through a girl’s mind when shopping for THE perfect prom dress. However, the girls of New Haven High School know exactly what they want for this year’s prom! Let’s see what they had to say.
Vans shoe company has been holding a custom culture contest each year from April 10 to May 12. This year, New Haven High School students have the opportunity to work with the shoe brand in this national competition. The purpose of the competition is for the Vans company to receive new and original styles from students. According to the vans.com website, “Custom Culture was created to inspire and empower high school students to embrace their creativity through art and design, and bring attention to diminishing arts education budgets.”
Most people have things that puts their nerves on edge, or pet peeves, and students at New Haven High are no different.
A pet peeve is defined as “a particular and often continual annoyance” by dictionary.com, and pet peeves seem to be common among high school students. Whether it’s drivers that don’t use turn signals, loud eaters, or a variety of other issues, many people have pet peeves.