Santa Claus is Coming to Town: Santa will be at the Caboose in downtown New Haven this Friday, Dec. 2 4-8pm
By: Dylan McGlenn
The Sweet Life Dessert Comedy Theatre, at Washington MO at The First Christian Church, is a special event where you get to enjoy delicious treats and listen to some jokes! The place will be jam packed with people waiting to eat a treat and hear a joke. It starts on Saturday, December 3, 2016, at 5:30 pm. General admission is $10. You can order admission tickets through the following website and phone number. This sounds amazing and even the most unsociable of people will be tempted to join. Have fun!
Website (for admission): https://www.itickets.com/events/368186
Address: 6890 Highway 100, Washington, MO 63090 US
By: Lucy Roth
On Saturday, November 5th, the MSHSAA State Cross-Country Championships were held at Oak Hills Golf Center in Jefferson City. After prevailing as District Champions the previous weekend in Bowling Green, both the boys’ and girls’ teams competed. The races were all 3.1 miles.
The Class 1 Varsity Boys’ race began at 11:50 A.M. Joseph Rethemeyer, sophomore, finished 1st for the team with a time of 17:27. Finishing overall 10th, Rethemeyer was awarded All State honors. Tim Madden finished in 30th place with a time of 18:26. Martin Lewis ran a time of 19:00 and finished in 51st place. Riley Otten ran a time of 19:11 in 65th place. Ryan Blankenship finished in 74th place with a time of 19:24. Bubba Gale finished in 78th place with a time of 19:26. Dalton Gerdes finished in 99th place with a time of 19:47.
The boys’ team ended with a team score of 135 points, coming in 3rd place. 16 full teams and a handful of solo runners competed at this level. New Haven’s boys’ team in previous years (2014 and 2015) have won 4th place, and have now finally pushed past and won 3rd.
The Class 1 Varsity Girls’ Race was at 1:00 P.M. Julia McIntyre, sophomore, finished 4th overall with a time of 19:58. Grace Allgaier ran a time of 22:58 and finished 30th overall. Lydia Lagemann finished in 65th place with a time of 24:02. Lucy Roth and Emily Lewis crossed the line within seconds of each other, with Roth at 24:05 and Lewis at 24:06. Lucy was 68th and Emily finished 69th. Cece Malone finished in 141st place with a time of 29:20, and Audrey Ford, with a time of 29:58, placed 145th.
Grace Allgaier, freshmen, noted, “It was really exciting because this has been our biggest goal all season -- to place in the final four at State. It was the 1st plaque in 20 years and I felt like everyone did a really good job.”
Emily Lewis, senior, stated, “It’s such a good feeling after running cross country for 6 years to finally make it up on that podium at State. It was so special to stand there with my team who has spent all season striving for this goal. It was even more special to hold the trophy with Lucy Roth, who’s been my running partner for almost 8 years.”
The girls’ team scored a total of 134 points, winning the 3rd place title. The New Haven girls’ team hasn’t earned this high of a ranking in State since 1996 when they came in 3rd. In 2014 and 2015, when the girls’ team qualified for state, they placed 6th and 8th overall.
Congratulations, XC Shamrocks, on a great season! We’re so proud!
Leadership week is a special week at NHHS in which students that may have never worked together become a little bit closer through competition in a variety of events. This year there were seventeen teams battling it out for the title of top Leadership Week Team 2016. Each team is made up of a mix of freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a variety of different interests. Leadership week teaches students how to work together whether we are competing in penny wars, trivia, tug of war, or an obstacle course.
This year’s winning leadership week teams were the Patriots and the Rockstar Divas. The Patriots raised the most money for the New Haven Food Pantry through penny wars and the Rockstar Divas won in overall points. Members of each team will be treated to China King delivered at lunch next week. Leadership week is a great opportunity for all the students at New Haven High to become a little closer than before.
- Lauren Hoerstkamp
New Haven School District #138
Position: Cook (9 month)
Qualifications: 1. Good Health, literacy, and citizenship characteristics
2. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.
Reports To: Cafeteria Supervisor
Job Goal: To serve the students attractive and nutritious meals in an atmosphere of efficiency, cleanliness, and warmth.
Contact: New Haven School District
Amy Schenck, Superintendent Secretary
100 Park Drive
New Haven, MO 63068
Please complete the New Haven School District application found on our website (www.newhavenschools.org).
Deadline: December 2, 2016.
By: Diana Ribera
New Haven High School will be having a Winter Ball dance and basketball game on December 9. The Winter Ball candidates for the freshmen are Mckenzie Overschmidt and Gavin Frick. In the sophomore class, it’s Miranda Durbin and Timothy Madden. For juniors, it’s Lauren Gerlemann and Abraham Madden. And for the seniors, it’s Emma Eichelberger and Zachary Vedder. They will be walking down the gym floor to the stage between the JV/Varsity game to see who will be the winners.
When asked about why he thought he was nominated, Gavin Frick, age 15, said, “I think I was chosen because my friends thought it would be funny to see me dress up.’’
Emma Eichelberger, age 17, said, “I do not know why I was chosen, but I hope my class sees me as a good representation of our senior class.”
Zachary Vedder, age 17, and Lauren Gerlemann, 17, both said they wanted to be nominated as the Winter Ball candidates and are happy that they get to represent their classes.
When asked about how they felt, they were all genuinely surprised, excited, and happy to be nominated as candidates.
Miranda Durbin, age 15, was asked what she is most excited about for the Winter Ball dance, and this is what she had to say: “I'm most excited for the pre-game. I'm a cheerleader, so it's going to be exciting to cheer and walk for the candidacy.”
Lauren Gerlemann was asked the same question, and this was her response: “I'm excited to stroll leisurely down the court with my pal, Abe.”
Timothy Madden, age 15, and Gavin both claimed they were excited to hang out with their friends at the dance. McKenzie Overschmidt, age 14, said she was excited about walking down the gym and excited for the dance after the game.
Of course, we can’t spoil what our candidates are going to be wearing (though we do know that our basketball players, Zachary Vedder and Abraham Madden, age 17, will be wearing their basketball warm-up suits).
Come to the JV/Varsity game on December 9, starting at 6:00 P.M., to see our dashing candidates and to cheer them on as they walk down the gym.
By: Lexie Nixon
Getting into the fall months, the weather isn't the only thing that changes. New sports seasons for New Haven are just beginning, one being basketball. Basketball is one of the many sports New Haven offers, and, like any sport, one the community looks forward to.
New Haven boys’ basketball team began practicing on October 31st. At this time, they are beginning their preparation for their upcoming games.
Every practice is a learning experience for every player. New Haven’s basketball players are always looking to improve so they are able to make the best of each season.
When John Fleer was asked how he feels about the basketball season starting, his response was, “I'm excited to see what this season has to offer and to see overall, as a team, how we have improved.” Last year the boys’ basketball team had a 5-22 win to loss ratio.
Along with the boys, the girls’ basketball team has also kicked off their season with their first practice on October 31st. It is said that confidence is key, and according to McKenzie Overschmidt, these girls definitely have it. When she was asked what outcome she is expecting from the season, she exclaimed, “With the players we have this year I’m expecting to win a lot of games and go to state!” Last season, the girls had a 15-13 win to loss ratio.
The players aren't the only ones excited for the basketball season. Aaron Peirick, coach of New Haven boys’ basketball team, was asked what his thoughts on the upcoming season are, and he responded with, “We have a pretty exciting opportunity in front of us this year. So far, we have had leaders come forward and we have had guys leave their comfort zone; both as far as effort and the roles they need to play for us this year. We have plenty of different pieces as far as personnel goes.“
He continued by saying, “I think we have more depth than we have had here lately. We have some size, some length, and some quickness which help our cause a little bit. I think if we can stay out of our own way mentally, we can accomplish some good things. We have a long way to go to reach our full potential, but I think that this group can get there. ”
Doug Peirick, coach of New Haven girls’ basketball team, was also asked about his thoughts on the upcoming season, and his response was, “I think we have a lot of talent, and we are going to be able to do a lot of good things as long as we stay healthy, because we don't have a lot of depth.”
The response of the girls’ basketball team, boys’ basketball team, and their coaches tells us we have a lot of great things to expect from the 2016/2017 basketball season of New Haven High School.
By: Celesse Smedley
On Sunday, November 6, National Honor Society members planted trees and bushes in our local park. Without the help of New Haven High School’s National Honor Society members, the Parks and Recreation Department would have taken days to plant and complete the task.
Brooke Reed, the National Honor Society president, commented, “All of the trees/bushes that we planted on Sunday produce some sort of fruit and I did not know how many different kinds of trees produced such fruit…. Hopefully, sometime soon, there will be more animals that come to the park for these fruits, making the park more natural for citizens of New Haven.”
When asking Kate Weiser, a member of National Honor Society, what she thought about the tree-planting, she exclaimed, “We planted trees for our future! It was such an honor to see the trees we planted last year already grow so much!”
Mrs. Oelrichs, the teacher who leads National Honor Society, gave some words of advice for the next tree-planting event, stating, “For next time, I would advise NHS members to bring a shovel and a strong back! Kirby Menke tells me that we'll have hundreds of trees to plant in the spring, which is a lot more than the 40 we planted this fall.”
Thank you, National Honor Society! NHS will be planting again in the spring.
PUBLIC NOTICE OF FILING
The New Haven School District No. 138 will accept declarations of candidacy from any resident taxpayer, who is eligible to file for a position on the School Board in the April 4, 2017 election. Persons interested may file at the superintendent’s office located at 100 Park Drive, New Haven, Missouri.
Filing will begin on December 13, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. and will continue during the district’s regular business hours, which are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Filing will not occur on days that the district’s offices are closed due to inclement weather. Filing will not occur the following days when the school district’s offices are closed: December 21, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. through January 3, 2017.
Filing will end on January 17, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
There are three positions available with three-year terms.
Michele Scheer, Secretary
Board of Education
November 22, 2016
October Student of the Month
New Haven Middle School
The October Student of the Month is Sheny Delgado. Sheny is the daughter of Daniel and Maria Delgado. Sheny is the President of NHMS Student Council and vice-President of National Junior Honor Society. She is also active in marching band, volleyball and track. Outside of school, she also enjoys taking Taekwondo.
Sheny’s teachers said, “She puts extra effort into everything she does. She is polite and courteous to adults and peers and is a good example for other students.”
After high school, Sheny says she intends to pursue a career in the Art Industry.
Top harvest counties for opening weekend were Franklin, Howell, and Texas.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 96,131 deer during the opening weekend of the November portion of the fall firearms deer season Nov. 12 and 13. Of the 96,131 deer harvested, 55,753 were antlered bucks, 8,873 were button bucks, and 31,505 were does.
Top harvest counties for opening weekend were Franklin with 2,041 deer checked, Howell with 1,950 and Texas with 1,939.
Last year hunters checked 97,002 deer during the opening weekend of the 2015 November portion of firearms deer season.
The November portion of fall firearms deer seasons continues through Nov. 22. Archery deer season opens again Nov. 23 through Jan. 15, 2016. The late youth portion of firearms deer season runs Nov. 25-27. The antlerless portion of firearms deer season runs Dec. 2-4. Lastly the alternative methods portion will run Dec. 24- Jan. 3, 2017.
Missouri offers some of the best deer hunting in the country and deer hunting is an important part of many Missourians’ lives and family traditions. Deer hunting is also an important economic driver in Missouri and gives a $1 billion annual boost to the state and local economies.
For current ongoing preliminary harvest totals by season, county, and type of deer visit the MDC website at http://on.mo.gov/1jjz7Ew. For harvest summaries from past years, visit http://on.mo.gov/2fyMaBN.
The Veterans Day breakfast has a long and proud history at New Haven, spanning decades. Dozens of veterans come every year to remember, socialize, and be thanked for the service they did for our country. This year was no different. There was a great turnout and a great amount of respect shown for the service of the men and women who attended the breakfast this morning. Following breakfast the veterans previewed a video interview produced by the NHHS Video class with WWII veteran Norbert Golimowski. Afterwards, Veterans were invited to New Haven Elementary for a special presentation.
Norbert's interview and others from local veterans can be viewed in the youtube video below.
By: Jake Wilson
New Haven High School class of 2014 graduate Rachel Steinhoff shot perfectly from 3-point range, but the Truman State Bulldogs fell to the Missouri Lady Tigers, 87-53 Monday night at Mizzou Arena in Columbia. Truman’s only lead of the game came after Brooke Bailey’s (Dixon, Illinois) 3-pointer, 31 seconds into the first quarter.
Senior Cassidy Clark (Coal Valley, Illinois) led the Bulldogs in scoring with 11 and 1 assist. Steinhoff chipped in 10 points, shooting 75% from the field and 3 for 3 from 3-point range. 2014 Hermann High School graduate Jamie Gleeson did not crack the scoring column, but logged 11 minutes of playing time.
Leading the way for Mizzou was sophomore Sophie Cunningham (Columbia, Missouri) with 22 points. Senior Lianna Doty (St. Louis, Missouri) led the way in rebounding with 13 rebounds. Senior Sierra Michaelis (Mercer, Missouri) shot 50% from the field and 40% from 3-point range.
Steinhoff commented on Truman’s performance stating, “We knew going into the game that they would be bigger and more athletic. We were prepared for the speed and physicality, but I think this got in our head a little bit. Especially in the 1st half, we played too safe.”
She continued by saying, “We recognized the challenge it would be, but kind of shied away from that and lost our attack mentality. When we finally relaxed, we were only outscored by 8 points in the 2nd half. Overall, it was just a fun experience and atmosphere, and we came away with a better understanding of who we are as a team and what step to take next.”
Regarding playing with former Four Rivers Conference rival Jamie Gleeson, Steinhoff also quoted that, “Playing with Jamie and not against her has been an awesome experience. In high school, I always admired her athleticism and how hard she was willing to work for her team. She knows how to compete and plays to win. She does the same thing for us every single day, whether it be in the weight room, in conditioning, or on the court. These next 2 years should be fun playing alongside her.”
After going 0-2 in their 2 exhibition games, Truman State begins regular season play on Saturday, November 12 at Northern Michigan with tipoff set for 7:30 P.M.
Good luck to Rachel and the Truman Bulldogs this season!
By: LeeAnna Linton
Jamie Miller is the motivated, engaged Family and Consumer Science teacher here at New Haven High School. Mrs. Miller’s full name is Jamie Lynn Miller (née Schowe). She has an older sister and a younger brother. She also has two kids: Lindsey, who is four years old, and Kelsey, who is two years old. Her husband’s name is Ryan, and he is a heavy equipment operator.
Mrs. Miller teaches middle school and high school FACS, Personal Finance, Foods, and Child Development here at NHHS. Not only is she an involved teacher, she is also the advisor for the New Haven High School chapter of FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America). When asked why she wanted to be the advisor of FCCLA, she said, “I was asked if I wanted to continue FCCLA when I was hired after Mrs. Steinhoff retired, and I said yes.”
Mrs. Miller grew up in New Haven and graduated from NHHS in 2004. She then went on to the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, MO, where she received dual credit in early childhood and elementary education. She graduated from UCM in 2008, and then received her Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction in 2011.
In her free time, Mrs. Miller likes spending time with family, baking, and crafting. When asked why she wanted to work at New Haven High School, she stated, “I wanted to work in New Haven because I graduated from here, and I knew it was a great district to work in and send my children to.” Her favorite thing about New Haven is the community and how everyone is willing to help each other out.
When asked what inspired her to become a FACS teacher, she pronounced, “It is more like who. Lori Peirick thought I would be a good FACS teacher and told me I should apply for the position. I thank her for helping me find my dream job.” Mrs. Miller’s biggest pet peeve is when students do not push in their chairs and put them in the correct spot.
If that wasn’t enough information on Mrs. Miller, here are a few more interesting facts! Her favorite show is “Nashville”, her favorite song is “Mind Your Own Biscuits” by Kacey Musgraves, her favorite movie is “Dirty Dancing”, and her favorite food is pizza.
On behalf of New Haven High School, thank you, Mrs. Miller, for being a part of the Shamrock team and motivating us to do better every day!
It is no secret that the Shamrock Athletic teams had a tremendous Fall. The volleyball team made a trip to Cape Girardeau for the Final 4 and brought home a 3rd place trophy. Not to be outdone, the Boys and Girls cross country teams went to Jefferson City and each brought home a 3rd place trophy as well. For those counting at home, that is three (3) Final 4 trophies in eight days. We are very proud of all of our Shamrock Athletes and Coaches. Below, you will find a list of all of our athletes who received recognition for their performance on the field and in the classroom.
Emily Scheer earned 1st Team All Conference honors.
Johnna Bloch, Kendall Frick, Meagan Holtmeyer, Elizabeth Hughes, LeeAnna Linton,
Alison Long, Sarah McKernan, Emily Scheer, Alexis Sidwell, and Nicki Zeitzmann all earned Academic All Conference.
Girls Cross Country:
Julia McIntyre, Grace Allgaier, Lydia Lagemann, Emily Lewis and Lucy Roth all received All District.
Julia McIntyre also earned All Conference and All State honors.
Natalie Hoerstkamp, Emily Lewis, Cecelia Malone and Julia McIntyre earned Academic All Conference.
Boys Cross Country:
Joseph Rethemeyer, Tim Madden, Martin Lewis, Ryan Blankenship, Riley Otten and Damian Gale all received All District.
Joseph Rethemeyer also earned All Conference and All State honors.
Dalton Gerdes, Martin Lewis, Riley Otten, and Joseph Rethemeyer earned Academic All Conference.
Kate Ruediger (Player of the Year) and Emma Engelbrecht earned 1st Team All Conference. Kim Hoffmann and Lauren Gerlemann received Honorable Mention for All Conference.
Kate Ruediger, Emma Engelbrecht, Kim Hoffmann, Lauren Gerlemann and Brooklyn Covington were named to the All District 1st Team. Mackenzie Bauer was named to the All District 2nd Team.
Kate Ruediger and Emma Engelbrecht also received recognition for 1st Team All Region and 1st Team All State.
Mackenzie Bauer, Brooklyn Covington, Emma Engelbrecht, Lauren Gerlemann, Kim Hoffmann, Taylor Oetterer and Kate Ruediger earned Academic All Conference.
It was a GREAT Fall season at New Haven High School….Go Shamrocks!!!
October Student of the Month
New Haven High School
The October Student of the Month is Kim Hoffmann. Kim is the daughter of Kirk and Karen Hoffmann. Kim is actively involved in FBLA, where she serves as the clubs Vice-President. She is also a member of National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Shamrock Volleyball team (Captain). When she is not at school, you might find Kim working at Pratt's Pharmacy.
Coach Hoener says, "Kim is always the first one in the gym setting up for practices and games and does so without being asked. She gives great effort and is a good example for her younger teammates."
After high school, Kim plans to attend ECC for two years and then transfer to a four year university to study Accounting.