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.

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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!!!!!!!!!!!!

Senior Captains Honored

Two Indian Creek senior captains led the Indian Creek Football Team to another successful year on the field and off the field as well. These captains are Jonathan Dailey and Zach Williams. Jonathan Dailey has played football all four years in high school and lettered three years in varsity. He also received First Team Eastern District Ohio Division 4 for defense and The Quad County Award. He received Honorable Mention All-State and Academic All-Ohio, which are two prestigious awards. Jonathan was also nominated as a player for WTOV 9’s Defensive Blocks of Granite.

Zach Williams also had a successful senior year on and off the field. Zach was also a senior captain that lettered for three years. Zach received First Team Eastern District Ohio Division 4 for offensive line,and First Team OVAC, which is an honor. He was accepted to play in The Quad County game and will participate in The OVAC game too. Zach’s biggest honors were Third Team All-State for offensive line and Academic All-Ohio. He has also been honored to be on The Athletic Wall of Fame at Indian Creek. Zach was also nominated for WTOV 9’s Offensive Blocks of Granite.

Jonathan and Zach led the Indian Creek Redskins to yet another winning season at a record of 7-4. They also got the honor of making and playing in the playoffs against Steubenville, who was a state runner up this year.

Congratulations to two fine young men, Jonathan Dailey and Zach Williams.

ICHS Student Volunteer

Jacob Westlake, a junior at Indian Creek High School, volunteers regularly at The Cancer Dietary Initiative at Westminister Church in Steubenville, Ohio. Jacob dressed up in a turkey costume to greet all the patients who came to get much needed food. Jacob and his family support the CDI every month. Thank you, Jacob, and his family, for your service to our community!20151121_090910_resized (1)

Giving Back

20151116_164558_resized (2)ICHS National Honor Society had a milkshake sale and donated the proceeds to The Cancer Dietary Initiative (CDI). Some of the members participated in buying and delivering the food to people in need.

ICHS BASKETBALL

Preseason Girls Basketball

Wintersville- At Indian Creek High School, the girls basketball season is about to be on its way.  This Friday at Indian Creek High School, the girls will be playing St. Johns, of Bellaire.  This will be the opening game of the 2015-2016 season.  Indian Creek will have only two seniors returning this year, and they are Bethany Davis and Alaina Taylor.

The girls will have a younger roster this year with many freshmen making the transition from junior high to the varsity level.  This year the team will be hurting with the loss of Bre Berryman.  This team is very young, but dedicated and has two great senior leaders. Hopefully, they will lead The Redskins to a great season.

-Sports Analyst

Aaron Foldi

The Diary of Anne Frank

Students in Mrs. Maxon’s and Ms. Dalesio’s class had the amazing opportunity to see “The Diary of Anne Frank” at The O’Reilly Theater in Pittsburgh on Sept. 30th. The students had the opportunity to participate in a question-answer period after the show. The actors and actresses were incredible. They put on a brilliant performance. Kudos to The Pittsburgh Public Theater for it doesThe Diary of Anne Frank for the Arts and the impact it has on our young people!

New Teachers at ICHS

New Teacher Interviews

New Teacher Interviews:

 

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Name: Mrs. Hammack

  1. Where did you go to college?

West Liberty State College

 

  1. What made you want to become a teacher?

I truly enjoy fitness and sharing it with others

 

  1. Have you always wanted to be a teacher?

I think that I have always wanted to be a teacher. It is a very rewarding profession.

  1. Do you like ICHS?

Yes, I really like ICHS. Everyone has been very welcoming and friendly

 

  1. If you could have dinner with a famous person, who would it be and why?

Jessie Hilgenberg, she is an IFBB fitness model and I would love to pick her brain about health and fitness as well as her nutrition

 

  1. Have you taught anywhere else?

Yes, one year at a middle school in Texas. Twelve years at Wintersville Elementary

 

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Name: Mr. Ryan

  1. Where did you go to college?

Mount Union College in Alliance, OH and the University of Steubenville

 

  1. What made you want to become a teacher?

I was inspired by the teachers from my high school days (Mingo HS, class of 1973

 

  1. Have you always wanted to be a teacher?

Yes, but I had to wait for the opportunity. Before I became a teacher I was a lab director for the Steubenville Health Department and the Health Commissioner for the city of East Liverpool

 

  1. Do you like ICHS?

I love it!

 

  1. If you could have dinner with a famous person, who would it be and why?

Paul McCartney because he was a Beetle

 

  1. Have you taught anywhere else?

Yes, the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow and Indian Creek Middle School

 

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Name: Mrs Breddin

 

  1. Where did you go to college?

The University of Northern Iowa

 

  1. What made you want to become a teacher?

I like working with young people and sharing the love of other cultures. It keeps me young.

 

  1. Have you always wanted to be a teacher?

 

  1. Do you like ICHS?

I really love it. The atmosphere is really friendly and really nice

 

  1. If you could have dinner with a famous person, who would it be and why?

 

  1. Have you taught anywhere else?

Three different school districts in Iowa, the most recent being my hometown of Cedar Falls, which I taught at for 16 years

 

Name: Mr. Lucas

 

  1. Where did you go to college?

West Liberty State College

 

  1. What made you want to become a teacher?

To help students learn

 

  1. Have you always wanted to be a teacher?

Yes

 

  1. Do you like ICHS?

Yes

 

  1. If you could have dinner with a famous person, who would it be and why?

Mark Price, he is a great role model for students to look up to

 

  1. Have you taught anywhere else?

Alternative school -3 years

ECOT – 1 YEAR

ICMS -2 YEARS

 

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Name: Mrs. Rossi

 

  1. Where did you go to college?

Bowling Green State University – Bachelor’s Degree

Franciscan University – Masters

 

  1. What made you want to become a teacher?

Majored in business, then later decided to become a business teacher

 

  1. Have you always wanted to be a teacher?

No, originally a lawyer

 

  1. Do you like ICHS?

Yes

 

  1. If you could have dinner with a famous person, who would it be and why?

Jennifer Lawrence, because she seems so content with her life

 

  1. Have you taught anywhere else?

Catholic Central -8 years

Alternative School – 3 years

E.C.O.T – 1 year

ICMS – 2 Years

 

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Name: Mrs. Bardum

  1. Where did you go to college?

Eastern Gateway – Associates degree in engineering

Franciscan – Bachelors in Chemistry

Kent State University – Teaching License

 

  1. What made you want to become a teacher?

I wanted to be home when my children were home and I loved teaching them

 

  1. Have you always wanted to be a teacher?

No, I started my career as a research Chemist at the National Steel Corporation and Pittsburgh Testing Labs

 

  1. Do you like ICHS?

I have not been here long enough to make a comment

 

  1. If you could have dinner with a famous person, who would it be and why?

Rachel Carpson who is now deceased, but she championed the cause for a chemical-free world. She wrote the book “Silent Spring” and was credited with advancing the global environmental movement

  1. Have you taught anywhere else?

Belmont Technical College, Youngstown State University, Eastern Gateway Community College, Toronto HS, Conotton Valley HS, Lakeland HS, Timken HS, New Comerstown HS, Central Catholic HS, and Claymont HS

 

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Name: Mr. Shreve

 

  1. Where did you go to college?

West Liberty State College

 

  1. What made you want to become a teacher?

I always had fun in school. I really enjoyed the interaction with my teachers and classmates. One day it dawned on me that I could do that for a living. So now I am here at ICHS.

 

  1. Have you always wanted to be a teacher?

My junior year in high school is when I decided to become a teacher.

 

  1. Do you like ICHS?

I love it. I feel at home here.

 

  1. If you could have dinner with a famous person, who would it be and why?

Ernest Hemingway. He lived an extraordinary life and was quite a character

 

  1. Have you taught anywhere else?

I student taught at Brooke HS and Weirton MS

 

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Name: Mrs. Hall

  1. Where did you go to college?

I have a BA in Professional Writing from Wheeling Jesuit University, and completed the ACT (Accelerated Certification for Teaching) Program at Wheeling Jesuit to receive certification to teach ELA GRADES 7-12. I am currently enrolled at WJU working on my master’s degree in Educational Leadership.

 

  1. What made you want to become a teacher?

I have always loved being around children, and as my children got older, I realized that I love the challenge of being with high school students.

 

  1. Have you always wanted to be a teacher?

I have always been interested in teaching. I majored in Education in the beginning of my college career, and then changed my path to Journalism

 

  1. Do you like ICHS?

ICHS is a great school. I am enjoying my students. The teachers here are willing to go the extra mile to help you out. I hope to be part of Indian Creek for many years.

 

  1. If you could have dinner with a famous person, who would it be and why?

If I could have dinner with any famous person, it would have to be Jesus. I would like to hear his life story from his point of view, as well as his answer to why God allows so much suffering in the world.

  1. Have you taught anywhere else?

I have been a substitute for Martins Ferry, Bellaire, and Bridgeport School Districts for the past three years. I was recently employed at Martins Ferry High School for a long term substitute position teaching English 11, 12, and Honors English 10

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