The Talking Tiger Forensics team competed at the Troy HS forensics tournament on Saturday, April 5, 2014. All team members competed very well, helping the Tigers place 2nd in Sweepstakes.
Congratulations to the Tigers who placed in finals:
• Kendra Rodecap: 6th place, Extemporaneous Speaking
• Katie Barnes: 4th place, Humorous Solo Acting
• Katie Barnes & Aiden O'Brien: 4th place, Improvised Duet Acting
• Caleb Miller & Angelito Dela Cruz: 3rd place, Duet Acting
• Connor Hulett: 2nd place, Extemporaneous Speaking
• Christian Cooper & Presley Rodecap: 2nd place, Improvised Duet Acting and 4th place, Duet Acting
• Caleb Miller: 2nd place, Prose Interpretation
• Angelito dela Cruz: 2nd place, Poetry Interpretation
• Noll Arnau: 1st place Serious Solo Acting
Connor in Extemp, Noll in Serious Solo, Angelito in Poetry and Christian & Presley in IDA qualified in Informative for the 3A State Championships in May.
Katie in Humorous Solo & Katie and Aiden in IDA qualified for State Festival.
The Talking Tigers will finish the regular forensics season at Nemaha Valley HS and Regional Festival on April 12, 2014.
Student results from Regional Music Festival held at Benedictine College this past Saturday, March 29.
Students with "I" ratings will compete at State Music at Southeast of Saline, Gypsum, on Saturday, April 26.
I ratings -
Christian Cooper - vocal solo
Christian Cooper - alto sax solo
Soundmaster Mixed Ensemble
Soundmaster Boys Ensemble
Jeremy Lutz- trombone solo
Katie Barnes - clarinet solo
Presley Rodecap - alto sax solo
II ratings -
Andrew Miller - vocal solo
Katie Barnes - vocal solo
Bailey Buttron - vocal solo
Bailey Freeborn - vocal solo
Connor Hulett - trombone solo
Gyluss Hutchens - trumpet solo
Morgan Martin - vocal solo
Blair Fowler - vocal solo
Presley Rodecap - vocal solo
Connor Hulett - vocal solo
Meet our February Educator of the Month, Angie Kimmi. Mrs. Kimmi teaches nearly all of the JH Students in their math classes and teaches Algebra II in the High School. Mrs. Kimmi works with every student regardless of their ability. She pushes students to try and will work with them until their work is finished. She never gives up and she never gives in. She loves math and she loves to teach math to students.
Meet our January Teacher of the Month, Noelle Walters. Noelle teaches the Life Sciences in the High School including Biology, Advanced Biology, and Anatomy & Physiology. Noelle takes on many other responsibilities at the school as the sponsor of the High School Student Council, Drama, and Forensics team. She spendless countless hours with students during the school day and during many after school activities.
Submitted by Katie Barnes, Senior
On March 13th, the ACCHS math club celebrated Pi Day, an annual celebration commemorating the Greek letter and mathematical constant π with ACCHJSHS seventh graders.
Students were welcomed by Math Club President Kiley Warriner and Sponsor Mrs. Kramer. Students were then led through five different stations each with a fun Pi Day activity.
Senior math club member Christian Cooper led the Computing Pi Station where students had the opportunity to measure a variety of circular objects and find the ratio of the object's circumference to its
diameter. Gracie Goodman was the winning seventh grader, calculating the ratio closest to Pi.
Math Club Secretary Katie Barnes led the Memorizing Pi Station where each student was challenged to memorize as many digits of the never-ending number as he or she could. Katherine Postma swept the competition, reciting a whopping thirty-six digits.
Senior Connor Hulett led the Singing About Pi group where students sang fun songs about the constant. Presley Rodecap assisted on electric guitar. Connor says the student's overall favorite song was "We Wish You a Happy Pi Day".
Senior Morgan Martin led the Pi Posters station where students created a piece of artwork highlighting Pi. Evan Ricketts' "Pi Parade" poster was chosen as the math club favorite.
Math Club Treasurer Tannah Ernzen and senior member Leah Scholz led the Eating Pi and History of Pi station where students could enjoy eating "Pi" while becoming more familiar with the history of the number.
At the end of the day, President Kiley Warriner and Vice President Bridgett Kelley led the closing awards ceremony and prizes were awarded to each contest winner. The seventh grade class enjoyed the afternoon and left with a greater knowledge of the number Pi.
Dr. Diane DeBacker, Commissioner of Education for the Kansas Department of Education, addresses parents with information about the upcoming state assessments that will begin throughout the state on March 10, 2014. Read Dr. DeBacker's letter: http://www.ksde.org/Portals/0/CSAS/CSAS%20Home/Assessments/Parent%20Assessment%20Letter%20March%202014%20(2).pdf
The ACCJSH assessment schedule is posted here:
Congratulations to the students recognized by the University of Kansas as being in the top 10% of their 2014 graduating class:
Bridget Kelly, Morgan Martin, Tannah Ernzen, Andrew Miller, Kiley Warriner, Ashley Chalfant, Katie Barnes
Applications for 2014-15 HS Student Council Executive Board Officers and 2014-15 HS Class Officers are now available in the JSH Office. Any eligible and interested 8th-11th grade student is encouraged to run for a class or executive board office. Forms are due back to Mrs. Walters by the end of school Wednesday, April 23, 2014.
Groups or individuals wishing to participate in the 2014 ACCJSHS Talent Show must pay an entry fee. The fee is $3 per person, or $15 for groups larger than five people. Applications may be picked up in the office and are due May 1, 2014. Please return the forms and money to Mrs. Walters by that date. Anticipated date of the Talent Show is May 10 from 6:00-8:00 pm in the Auditorium.
Any sophomore or junior planning to take ANY college classes next year must fill out the "Highland Community College 'ASSET Test' form that was sent to their school e-mail. Deadline to sign up is April 24!'