Duneland School Corporation Update, February 17, 2017

Duneland School Corporation Update, February 17, 2017

Students learn how to get organized
Wendy Taddeucci, certified professional organizer from Simply Organized, LLC is pictured presenting a program to students in the Bridges Program and other classes on how to get and stay organized. The program covered locker organization, how to turn assignments in on time, how to set-up and effectively use a planner, organizing a backpack, how to file-paper and electronic, and reviewing a wrapping up the school year. This program and another event similar for the community was hosted at CHS this month as a cooperative effort between the CHS Media Center and the Westchester Public Library in a effort to reach both students and the public. It was made possible by generous donations from both the Westchester Public Library and the Duneland Education Foundation.

Duneland-Schools-Update-02-17-17_02Letters about Literature
Chesterton Middle School eighth grader, Angela Conrad, pictured with Principal Michael Megyesi, recently received her copy of the Letters About Literature book. English teacher Tina Clindaniel entered her English classes work in a contest published by the Indiana Library of Congress last spring. Conrad, along with now ninth grade Chesterton High School students, Ava Kruper and Savannah Lee, not pictured, received copies of their work. Chesterton Middle and Chesterton High also received copies of the books for their school libraries.

Duneland-Schools-Update-02-17-17_03Trojan Guard Celebrates Season
The Chesterton High School Trojan Guard Marching Band hosted their annual awards night on Thursday at the school honoring the accomplishments of the group’s 2016 season.

In recent years, the band has placed high in the Indiana State School Music Association’s Scholastic State Marching Band Finals including first place in 2013, fifth place in 2014, first in 2015, and in 2016 the group placed third, missing second place by the narrowest of margins.

“It’s really more than just the usual awards ceremony, the night always includes a slide show presentation of the season, and a recording of the kids’ state performance so that everyone can look back on their accomplishments and the great memories they made together,” said Lisa Scheiber, Trojan Guard Color Guard director.

While this ceremony looks back on the previous 2016 season, members of the marching band know that it also signals the start of preparations for the new 2017 edition of the Trojan Guard. On Thursday, February 23, the band will begin a series of monthly pre-season rehearsals that will include the addition of next year’s freshman class. Along with the new music that will be taught at these rehearsals, this is also the time when marching basics are introduced to each potential member, and the color guard students use the time to gain basic skills on their traditional equipment: rifles, flags, and sabers.

Members of the 2016 Trojan Guard include: Trojan Guard Drum Major Trey Bonnema; Amera Abuhakmeh, Victoria Adams, Keyon Allen, Bianca Alvarez, Hailey Ayala, Abby Billings, Kris Bodie, Kelsey Bolton, Aaron Brookhouse, Kaitlyn Brueggert, Katie Budzius, Colin Campbell, Olivia Cappos, Andrew Cernick, Alyssa Cole, Madison Comfort, Mercedes Cooper, Adam Davis, Gavin Dooley, Tristan Dooley, Naomi Draus, Dani Else, Annabelle Engel, Laura Estridge, Garrett Fairbanks, Andrew Figg, Sailor Franklin, Toby Franklin, Emmie Fredrickson, Jessica Fuller, Izabelle Galvin-Ellis, David Gerth, Josh Guzek, Anthony Hampton, James Hawley, Ally Henry, Nathan Herr, Ryan Herr, David Hodgkiss, Mark Hodgkiss, Henry Hoham, Harleah Hufstedler, Hollie Jones, Jack Jones, David Kosakowski, Sadie Kidd, Conner Kilander, Holly Kittredge, Carlie Kocoj, Nate Kravitz, Zachary Lane, Anthony Langley, Olivia Lee, Abbey Leffert, Hannah Maluvac, Madison McCall, Shaye McCarthy, Reagan McCoy, Aidan McNicholas, Clare McNicholas, Elissa McNicholas, Jackie Moehl, Abby Morris, Kaylee Mullins, Holly Muszynski, Madison Muszynski, Violet Needham, Liam Oberlander, Mary Oberlander, Eli Ontiveros, Abby Palmer, Bryan Pamintuan, Nolan Poczekay, Regan Kistner, Dylan Rodriguez, Samantha Runions, Kylie Sabol, Sydney Sarver, Delaney Schavey, Alec Schmidt, Chris Sexton, Ashley Shideler, Brett Sivadon, Savannah Sivadon, Ayssa Thompson, Hunter Torres, Alissa VanNoort, Shayne Wassell, Jacob Weitzel, Brooke Wilson, Harley Wines, Jacob Winland,

For additional information regarding the Trojan Guard or any band activity, please contact the CHS Music Department 983-3730