Publication of Baugo Community Schools: Winter 2023
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Jimtown Wrestling Continues Winning Traditions: Now adds Girls Wrestling to the Mix
For many years, Jimtown has had an occasional female wrestler on the team. In fact, the Indiana Wrestling Coaches Association has sponsored a girls only tournament that has had increasing participation rates. This year, the IHSAA has designated Girls Wrestling as an emerging sport in Indiana. Soon, Girls Wrestling will be a full fledged sport. The rise of Womens Wrestling as an Olympic Sport has been a factor in this effort.
This year, Jimtown has four young ladies that are representing their school and community as Jimtown wrestlers. They have been competing alongside the boys in the practice room but also attending an ever-increasing number of girls wrestling tournaments in Indiana. Congratulations to Jimtown Wrestlers Flarity Harder, Haley Francis, Kendal McPhee, and Isabella Ullery for their hard work, dedication and grit.
Two JHS Programs Produce Positive Results
The PLTW Biomedical Science (Biomed) Program and the Health Science II (HSE II) Program celebrated senior achievements recently. Six Biomed students earned their whitecoats courtesy of Goshen Health. Congratulations to Sydney Bryant, Matt Gresso, Ashlyn Grove, Ryan Moyer, Elijah Rock, and Calvin Stineman. Our four HSE II students earned their Patient Care Technician Certification. Great job Makenna Brown, Grace Inbody, Abby Sanders, and Caitriana Wolfe. #Jimmie PRIDE
JHS Senior Wins a Lilly Scholarship
Congratulations to Senior Ashlyn Grove on earning one of three Lilly Endowment Scholarships presented by the Community Foundation of Elkhart County! The full-tuition scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate academic excellence and civic engagement, which is why Ashlyn is worthy of this recognition. #JimmiePRIDE
New Junior High Tradition: The Annual Spelling Bee
Jimtown Junior High reintroduced the annual Spelling Bee experience to students in December. The Spelling Bee started in each individual classroom and finished with 20 finalists competing after school in the school auditorium. Dayana Ortiz was the 8th grade winner. Norah Gorbics was the 7th grade and overall winner.
The Spirit of Giving at Jimtown Junior High
Martin's Supermarket Honors Mrs. Wohlford at JIS
The Jimmies of Justice Compete in State Level Competition
The Jimmies of Justice finished in the top ten teams at the Lego Robotics state competition on December 10th with a top robot score of 255. The team's performance was a 60 point improvement from its qualifying round. The team's hard work and countless hours of effort paid off! Congratulations to Coach Schwartz and The Jimmies of Justice for a great season.
Title 1 Family Reading Night at Jimtown Elementary
As a Title I school, JES receives federal funds to provide additional support to students in the areas of reading and math. Title I intervention Aides work with students on such skills as phonics, comprehension, fluency, and computation. Financial support through Title I also provides resources for students and families and helps to support outreach experiences. JES held one of its outreach events in December. More than 150 students, along with their parents, joined the staff for Family Reading NIght. Highlights of the night included a hot chocolate station sponsored by Walmart, reading activities, give-aways, and book fair shopping. Title I provided books to all the students who participated in Family Night.
Seasonal Memories at JES
As Christmas Break approached, classes took some time to celebrate the holiday season with a variety of activities. Each grade level participated in crafts, cooking, or games to create memorable moments. JES also celebrated a PBiS school-wide reward of Polar Express Day after reaching 3400 boarding passes. December was especially busy for the 2nd graders as they practiced and performed their Christmas program. A thank you goes out to the parents who helped supervise the classroom during the teacher luncheon, and who assisted with the parties. Your help is always appreciated.
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