ICHS NHS DONATES TO CDI

The National Honor Society at ICHS held various fund-raisers throughout the semester to raise funds for The Cancer Dietary Initiative. This food pantry is located in Westminister Church in Steubenville and relies solely on donations. It helps people who are stricken with cancer, get proper nourishment that the donations provide.

The students work hard raising the money and then delivering the goods to the volunteers. This year, ICHS’s NHS raised over 200 dollars for the needed groceries.

Pictured from left to right: Kelsey Lewis, Addy Trice, Miracle Hunt, Chris Hyland, Paige Hilderbrand, Sydney Karas, and Danielle Gluzman.

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ICHS NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

img_0153-1-1ICHS’s National Honor Society inducted 21 new members to Chapter #2330. Juniors and seniors are selected based on scholarship, leadership, service, and character.

The ceremony was held on Nov. 10th in the high school gymnasium.
Members left to right are:(bottom row) Robert Coppa,Ivy McCombs, Danielle Gluzman, Sydney Karas, Savannah Shanley,Kaleigh Castner, Sam D. Robinson; (second row) Spencer Neville, Johanna McCoy, Amberle Orlando, Allison Gaschler, Kelsey Lewis, Rachel Cooper, Rachel Ewing, Alyssa Campbell, Carly Jo Laughery; (third row) Leia Hunt, Sam I. Robinson, Mikayla Winland, Shayla Garman, Madison Smith, Josh Williams, Paige Hilderbrand, Livia Foust, Julia Holman, Nick Crawford; (Back row) Jasmine Anderson, Miracle Hunt, Hannah Williams, Addy Trice, Cheyenne Shrieve, Ian Belt, Evan Coppa, Renee Antonelli, and Miranda Corrigan.
Patricia Dalesio is the adviser.

 

Women’s Expo Fashion Show

Students from Indian Creek High School participated in this year’s Herald Star’s Women’s Expo Fashion Show at St. Florian Hall on Sunday, October 30th. Some of the students pictured left to right are: Madison Smith, Blake Finley, Allyson Vojvodich, Sydney Karas, Ivy McCombs, Dakota Devore, and Taylor Mazzaferro. Other students who participated, but not pictured were: Robert Coppa, Sam Robinson, and Joshua Williams. Macy’s provided the outfits.

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CHAUCERIAN PILGRIMAGES

img_0653-1Students in Ms. Dalesio’s  ELA- 12 classes have been studying, “The Canterbury Tales” by Geoffrey Chaucer. To better understand all the literary devices, rhyming couplets, and satire in these tales, students went on “a Chaucerian Pilgrimage.”

Different groups of students had to create their own “modern-day pilgrim” and write a 20 line poem with rhyming couplets. Then, they had to present their poems with a believable re-enactment.

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MEET THE NEW FACULTY AT ICHS

As a new year begins, new faces begin to walk the halls of ICHS. Not just in the student body, but in the faculty. The 2016-2017 school year welcomes a new principal, assistant principal, and six new teachers. Get to learn more about the new staff by reading their answers to some questions the newspaper staff asked them.

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Joyce Cammilletti – Algebra I & II

Q: What brings you to IC and how do you like it so far?

A: I used to teach down at the middle, but I have experience teaching high schoolers. I’m enjoying it so far. The staff and administration have been so supportive of me.

Q: Where did you go to college and what did you major in? Did you always want to become a teacher?

A: I went to Franciscan University with a major in Mathematics. I have my BA in Math and an MA in Administration. I wanted to be a teacher since second grade because I had a teacher that made it look like so much fun.  

Q: Do you have children? How many?

A: Yes, I have one son.

Q: What is your favorite hobby or pastime?

A: I love to travel. Most recently my family and I went on a trip to Italy to visit relatives.

Q: What is your favorite food?

A:  Anything Italian. Spaghetti, pizza, bread, anything!

Q: What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?

A: I absolutely love dogs, and have a mini pen.

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Jennifer Tulodzieski – Choir

Q: What brings you to IC and how do you like it so far?

A: I love it so far! I love being able to restart and head-up the choir program because all students should have the opportunity to experience a choir during their time in high school.

Q: Where did you go to college and what did you major in? Did you always want to become a teacher?

A: I thought about becoming a teacher, but it wasn’t my first choice of career, but I decided to become a teacher because I wanted to make an impact on people’s lives. I went to the University of Redlands to get my BA of music, and then attended Duncan University to get my MM and Artist Diploma.

Q: Do you have children? How many?

A: Yes, I have one son.

Q: What is your favorite hobby or pastime?

A: I love spending time with my son. He brings me so much joy.

Q: What is your favorite food?

A: I’m a cheese freak and a coffee fanatic. Coffee counts as food, right?

Q: What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?

A: All of my degrees are in opera performance and I have sung here and abroad.

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Mrs. Provenzano – Information Technology/Multimedia

Q: What brings you to Indian Creek? How do you like it so far?

A: I have been looking for a teaching position and I saw that there was a position opened. I really like it here, the students are great!

Q:Where did you go to college and what did you major in? Did you always want to be a teacher?

A: I went to Franciscan University where I received my bachelors in marketing. I also received my masters in business administration. No I have not always wanted to be a teacher. I started out in higher education, but for the past couple of years I started to want to be a teacher

Q: Are you married? Do you have any kids?

A: Yes I have been married for seven years. I have a daughter who is three years old and a son who is nine months old.

Q: What is your favorite pastime or hobby?

A: I love crafting!

Q: What is your favorite food?
A: I love Mexican food!

Q: What is one thing people do not know about you?
A: I am very obsessive over holidays!

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Sarah Bolen – Spanish

Q: What brings you here to Indian Creek, and how do you like it so far?

A: I moved back to the United States two years ago and I have been looking for a school to share my passion for other cultures and languages. I love it so far!

Q: Where did you go to college, and what did you major in? Did you always want to become a teacher?

A: I went to the universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain and università do Roma Tre in Rome, Italy, and I also attended the University of Pittsburgh. I majored in Spanish and Italian language and literature, as well as French. Yes, I always knew I wanted to major in education.

Q: Are you married? Do you have any children?

A: Yes, I married my husband Antonio from Italy. We do not have any children, but we have a cat named Tommy.

Q: What is your favorite pastime or hobby?

A: I really like musical theatre, I used to participate in it. I play the mandolin.

Q: What is your favorite food?

A: “Chico Fiesta is pretty bomb!”

Q: What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?

A: One thing people would be surprised to learn is that I am a very down to earth person, and I just want everyone to get along.

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Thomas Mort – Intervention Specialist

Q: What brings you here to Indian Creek, and how do you like it so far?

A: I love it here, I knew Indian Creek was an outstanding school district, I always hoped to be employed here. When an opening came, I was fortunate enough to get it.

Q: Where did you go to college, and what did you major in? Did you always want to become a teacher?

A: I attended West Liberty University, I majored in accounting. I went to Franciscan University of Steubenville later on and became a certified intervention specialist. I always wanted to be a teacher.

Q: Are you married? Do you have any children?

A: Yes I am married, I do not have any children.

Q: What is your favorite pastime or hobby?

A: I like to go to Planet Fitness in my free time.

Q: What is your favorite food?

A: Pasta.

Q: What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?

A: I watch the Young and the Restless.

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Mr. Allen

Q: What brings you to Indian Creek and how do you like it so far?

A: I have wanted to teach for a long time and a position opened up. I was happy to be able to apply for the job. I like it a lot. I love being in the portables because I have air condition.

Q: Where did you go to college, and what did you major in? Did you always want to be a teacher?

A: I went to Miami University and majored in Chemistry. Not always, but I love it now.

Q: Are you married? Do you have children?

A: I am married, but I have no children.

Q: What is your favorite pastime or hobby?

A: Work.

Q: What is your favorite food?

A: I love any Italian food

Q: What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?

A: I am also a lawyer in the general practice.

 

ICHS HOMECOMING 2016

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This year’s Homecoming Court consists of six lovely young ladies. They are:left to right; Madison Smith, Dakota Devore, Savannah Shanley, Taylor Mazzaferro, Allison Vojvodich, and Blake Finley.

One of these girls will be crowned queen Friday night, Sept. 23rd, during halftime at the Indian Creek  vs. St. Clairsville football game.

 

 

 

NEW STAFF INTERVIEWS

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Principal: James Retton

Q: What brings you here to Indian Creek, and how do you like it so far?

A: There are several things that bring me to Indian Creek. First off, for my old job, I would have to drive 106 miles every single day. The drive was long and boring. I have always been in a high school and I wanted to continue my career in it. I love the high school environment and being able to help the students get to the next level. My father taught in the Indian Creek school district and when I came back to the valley, I had to be in the district. I love it.

Q: Where did you go to college and what did you major in? Did you always want to become a teacher?

A: I went to Muskingum University and loved it there. I majored in Comprehensive Social Studies and Education. I received my masters from Salem International University in West Virginia. I taught the subjects of history, geography, psychology, and sociology. I always wanted to be a teacher and a coach, but never thought about being a principal. Halfway through my career, I was offered a position as principal. This position became a really good fit for me, and it’s all I have wanted to do since then.

Q: Are you married? Do you have any children?

A: Yes, to my wife Kristy. We will be married for 20 years this summer. She works in the images mammography for Trinity. We have a son named Grant that goes to Notre Dame. He’s a sophomore there and plays on their football team. We also have a spoiled little daughter, which is a dog, named Zoey. She’s my sidekick.

Q: What is your favorite pastime or hobby?

A: I love horse racing.

Q: What is your favorite food?

A: That one is easy, pizza. My favorite would have to be DiCarlos Pizza in Wellsburg.

Q: What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?

A: This one also ties up with my favorite pastime or hobby. I race horses. I have seven 3rd breed racing horses. We’ve been winning lately with my horses, and it is such a fun experience. My father and I always talked about purchasing race horses one day, and I finally gave in and bought the horses. It was one of the best decisions ever.

P.S. I want to say thank you to everyone that has made this opportunity possible. My goal is to prepare students academically and socially for the next level. Hopefully the Indian Creek Staff and I can achieve this goal and prepare every single student as much as possible before they graduate.

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Assistant Principal: Keith Swearingen

Q: What brings you here to Indian Creek, and how do you like it so far?

A: I came from the middle school, so I  have been in the school district before. A job opened up and i was excited to apply for the position. I really like it here so far.

Q: Where did you go to college, and what did you major in? Did you always want to become a teacher?

A: I went to Troy State University in Alabama and I majored in elementary education. I have always wanted to be a teacher, but I did not think I would be an Assistant Principal.

Q: Are you married? Do you have children?

A: Yes I am married and I have two wonderful boys.

Q: What is your favorite pastime or hobby?

A: I love watching college football. I try to watch it as much as possible.

Q: What is your favorite food?

A: It would have to be pizza, specifically from Giannamore’s.

Q: What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?

A: I was actually in the military. I was in the army for four years. One of the coolest things I got to do was jump out of a balloon in England.

ICHS NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY MILKSHAKE SALE

20160311_094020The National Honor Society of ICHS held a Shamrock Milkshake Sale on March 11th. The members each donated ice cream, milk, and a topping. Area businesses, such as Krogers and Reisbeck’s generously donated ice cream to us. The NHS donates much of their profits to charitable causes. The students also help out fellow ICHS students who need financial help.

This milkshake sale was very successful. Thanks to all the students and teachers who supported us and bought milkshakes. Also, a huge thanks to Reisbeck’s and Krogers for helping us out in such a friendly way.

Jefferson County Humane Society Donations

20160204_16340420160204_163610The ICHS National Honor Society recently donated $250.00 worth of pet supplies to The Jefferson County Humane Society. Several members met at Walmart and shopped for needed food and other items. The students raised the money through various fundraisers. Each member carefully selected only the best and safest food products for our animal friends. The ICHS National Honor Society members should be commended on this worthwhile project!!!!!! Go Creek!!!!!!!!!!!!