Jr/Sr High Smoke Signals

Volume 1

September 14 Military & First Responders Night

Hopewell-Loudon appreciates the effort and sacrifices that our local First Responders, EMS, Veterans, and those currently serving in the military make each day. In an effort to show our appreciation these men and women, along with their families, will be given free entry to the Varsity Football game on September 14! We encourage those in attendance to show their appreciation as they are recognized in the stands after the first quarter.

Bring your Military or First Responder’s ID for free entry to the Varsity Football Game!

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7 Habits of Highly Effective People Training

During the first couple weeks of school, the entire staff at Hopewell-Loudon has received training based on the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey . These habits are: Be Proactive, Begin with the End in Mind, Put First Things First, Think Win-Win, Seek First to Understand-then be Understood, Synergize, and Sharpen the Saw. These 7 habits will be incorporated into daily lesson plans as well as into our PBIS Don't Hide Your Chieftain Pride initiative this school year. Each issue of Jr/Sr High Smoke Signals will discuss one of the habits and give ideas on how to incorporate it into your own life. Below is a diagram showing how the habits are connected and build upon each other.
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Anatomy and Physiology Class Visits Body World Exhibit

On August 30, our Hopewell-Loudon's Anatomy and Physiology class visited Imagination Station in Toledo where the Body Worlds RX was on display. Students were able to see many human bodies. "We saw the way the parts in the human body are placed and what they look like!" exclaimed Peyton Hoover.

Zoe Kent mentioned "There were signs to show you consequences of smoking and eating unhealthy."

"One student by the name of Sam Stickley stated "it was very educational." as he wrote his article for a newspaper.

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Boys' Basketball Information



Head Coach Roger Jury

181 N. County Road 7 P.O. Box 400 Bascom, OH 44809

Phone: (419) 937-2804 Athletic Fax: (419) 937-2914

Boys’ Basketball:

The September schedule for fall basketball non-mandatory opportunities for any boys (grades 7-12) interested in playing basketball this year.

Monday – weights 3-4:30; may condition outside briefly

Tuesday - open gym/conditioning 3-4:30, 4-man workouts via appt - TBA

Wednesday – weights 3-4:30; may condition outside briefly

Thursday – weights 3-4:30; may condition outside briefly- possible shooting after-TBA

Fridays – conditioning outside/shooting 3-4:30;

and 4-man workouts via appt - 6:45-7:30 am

Sat/Sun – off – drills/shooting/AAU/etc. on our own

* There are some area evening open gyms – see Coach Jury

* Inclement weather brings conditioning inside or cancels the event

* Team shoe/shooting shirt/etc. information and fliers will be available soon

* October schedule may add items but will be similar

* Evening OG may begin the last week of September or in October

* Listen/watch announcements for updates, etc.

* TBA’s will soon be clarified as gym schedules become final for this month

School Counselor's Corner

Upcoming College Visits:

Monday, September 10, Tiffin University visits

Thursday, September 19, Heidelberg University visits

Reminder seniors need 20hours of community service for graduation. All hours are due by end of third quarter March 8, 2019

HL is offering the PSAT test, juniors who take the test are eligible for the National Merit Scholarship. The test date will be October 10, 2018. Sign up in the guidance office, the cost is $16.

H-L Bass Fishing Club

We are in the process of having signups for the 2018-19 Fishing Club. Anyone in grades 7-12 interested can email Mr. Daniel for information. We will be having an organizational meeting soon. Look for info soon.
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Spanish Club

Spanish Club is an activity student can join if they are in Spanish class or have been in Spanish classes in previous years. Meetings will be held monthly either in the morning or after school. Our mission is to try to do some fun activities outside of the classroom related to the Spanish language and culture! Last year was special for Spanish Club as we also promoted and took a trip to Europe. There were 39 along with parents, grandparents, and friends who traveled to Spain, France & Germany in July. Spanish Club Officers this year are: President - Rachel Faber, Vice-President - Kayla Fruth, Secretary - Renae Kapelka, and Treasurer - Reece Frederick. More information for this year will be shared through Spanish classes and announcements.

Student Council Information

The Hopewell-Loudon JH/HS Student Council is comprised of students from each grade 7-12 who have expressed an interest in serving the school. We do activities that promote school spirit and community service including Homecoming, Holiday activities, a Red Cross Blood Mobile and other school activities. Officers for this year are:

President - Rachel Faber,

Vice-Presidents - Jordan Foster and Jordyn Jury,

Secretary - Ashley Brickner, and

Treasurer - Morgan Searles. The group is meeting every Tuesday in September in preparation for Homecoming and then the second Tuesdays of the month for the rest of the year.