Congratulations to the members of the STEM Club who competed at TEAMS on Friday. The Varsity Team C, consisting of Emily Baima, Emily Falbe, Emily Park, Orah Kegler, Param Sangani, Gabe Wheeler, Jason Stahnke and Jacob Whitener took 1st Place. The Varsity Team B took 2nd and Varsity Team C took 3rd. The JV Team A, consisting of Trent Pauley, Erika Hicks, Ivan Velasco, Trent Baima, Zach Graffen, Ailin Soto, Anai Huitron took first. JV Team B took second. All three varsity teams scores from Friday will be ranked in the State to determine eligibility for Nationals.
This year, the Latin Club officers and students mobilized around scheduling several advanced meetings to prepare our delegation with cheers, unified outfits, and certamen (scholar bowl) practice for the 3 day convention. Everything that they earned this year is a reflection on each student's dedication and hard work, coupled with the excellent student leadership that has emerged in Latin Club over the last couple years. Last year at IJCL North, we earned 7 awards across 6 students. THIS YEAR, we earned 24 awards across 13 students. We were up against 400+ of the most dedicated Latin students in Illinois.
In the art categories this year, students earned the following awards:
Lower Level Mosaics - Cain Bridges
Lower Level traditional Photography- Leanne Collier
Lower Level Mosaics - Sam Phelps
Lower Level Digital Photography - Nathan Drobisch
Upper Level Mosaics - Brandon Magadan
Lower Level Sculpture - Grace Skipper
Lower Level Mosaics - Darby Tarrant
Upper Level Mosaics - Brandon Eckmann
Traditional Photography - Sarah Edrington
In academic testing, this year the following students earned awards:
Latin I Roman History - Tied between two our of own students: Nathan Drobisch and Darby Tarrant
Latin I Greek Derivatives - Brandon Magadan
Latin I Roman Life - Darby Tarrant
Latin III Roman History - Jacob Sorge
Latin IV Art & Architecture - Chase Pauley
Latin I Latin Mottos - Brandon Magadan
Latin II Literature - Jason Landfried
Latin III Roman life - Jacob Sorge
Latin III Decathlon (a little bit of everything) - Jacob Sorge
Latin I Literature - Tied between 2 of our students again: Brandon Magadan and Kristyn Mitchell
Latin I Roman Life - Kristyn Mitchell
Latin III Latin Mottos - Jacob Sorge
Latin III Reading Comprehension - Jacob Sorge
In addition to all of the above, our entire delegation placed 2nd for overall school spirit (3rd on Thursday, 2nd in Friday, and 1st on Saturday).
And last but certainly not least: in certamen (Latin Scholar Bowl), our Lower Level certamen team placed 3rd, earning the tallest trophy our program has earned since I've arrived. I want to stress that it is virtually unheard of for a school outside of the Chicago area to place in IJCL North Certamen, so this is a huge achievement for my students on that team. They are:
Collinsville High School (CHS) students recently attended the St. Louis Economic Outlook Forum presented by the St. Louis Council on Economic Education. At this annual event, students had the opportunity to hear from nationally recognized economic and financial experts. This year's panel included Kate Warne, Research Department, Edward Jones; Lisa Emsbo-Mattingly, Director of Research Global Asset Allocation, Fidelity Investments; Charles Plosser, Retired President Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia; and, Carl Tannenbaum, Chief Economist, The Northern Trust. The twenty-two students who represented CHS spent the morning listening to speakers from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis' Economic Education Department on topics regarding finance and economics and then participated in a student Q&A with the panel of experts. In the afternoon, students attended a business luncheon at the Vue 17 in Brentwood, Missouri and listened to each expert give their economic outlook for 2017. CHS Business teacher's Vicki Fuhrhop and Kelli Ponce attended the event with the students. Mrs. Fuhrhop is a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Educator Advisory Board and invitation to attend the event was extended to board members and their students.
The dance scheduled for Saturday, January 14th has been postponed as a result of the inclement weather. The event will be rescheduled. Alternative plans will be released at a later date.
Collinsville High School will soon begin 2017-18 course registration for incoming 9th graders. We will be hosting “Getting to Know CHS” events in the next few weeks.
On Thursday, January 19th there will be a presentation at in the CHS auditorium, followed by a question and answer session with representatives from each subject area, and a club/activity fair. Parents and students will meet the administration, counselors and teachers to hear about course offerings and the selection of courses. You may wish to meet with a counselor individually by visiting our Open House for incoming 9th grade students on Saturday, January 21st from and from The Open House will be held in the Counseling Department at CHS where we will meet families on a first come, first serve basis.
CMS Students will be able to register online for 9th grade classes from home through , or they may simply turn in a completed and signed registration worksheet after the “Getting to Know CHS” programs. Parochial students will need to enroll in the district and may turn in a completed and signed registration worksheet after the “Getting to Know CHS” programs. For information about enrolling in the district, visit http://www.kahoks.org/parents-students/enrollment.html for assistance.
Congratulations to Lydia Latham for being selected All-State for the Illinois Music Educators Conference. She had the highest score among all baritone players in Southern Illinois, which qualified her for this honor. Lydia will re-audition and perform in Peoria with other students from around the state in January 2017.