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Some Contest News and Some Congratulations

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Diana Hadley

To 183 of the busiest people in Indiana:

I hope the ISTEP challenges of the week didn’t push you over the edge. If your students write about it, I would be interested in the variety of angles and quote. You are always encouraged to share anything that will inform or entertain the rest of us.

At the last IHSPA executive board meeting, a couple of actions were passed that will affect many of you right away, so I’m sending information about them and some of the recent accomplishments of our advisers.

Newspaper Harvey Contest:
The board has approved the purchase of an online journalism competition website that will give us another 21st century innovation in technology to improve contests from every aspect of contests from entry to judging.

It will take a couple of weeks to finalize; but once that is accomplished, I will send a group email with directions and post all the information on the IHSPA website. I have talked to other happy customers who say those who enter and those who judge all love it.

Categories will remain the same as last year, but you will not have to clip articles and copy entry forms. Everything will be submitted electronically.

Deadline will probably be no earlier than mid-June to allow for transition to the new system.

Jim Lang, Floyd Central Bagpiper and Bagpiper Online adviser, recently received the New Albany Floyd Central Consolidated School Corporation’s ExCEL award (Excellence in Classroom and Educational Leadership), sponsored by WHAS News.

This award recognizes a public school teacher who exemplifies enthusiasm in teaching methodology; develops meaningful personal relationships with students, parents, colleagues, and community members; models professionalism and citizenry; and commits to continued professional development and enhancement. Jim received a trophy and $1,000 for educational materials.

Elizabeth Granger has been selected to attend one of the Reynolds High School Journalism Institutes. The intensive two-week journalism training programs for secondary school teachers are hosted by five universities and funded by the Donald W.Reynolds Foundation.

Instruction is based on the core tenets of journalism and the skills needed to produce top-notch student publications, primarily online with multimedia tools. Elizabeth will attend the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University in Phoenix for or two weeks in June.

Rachel McCarver, Columbus North H.S. media adviser and Nicole Wilson, Carmel H.S. yearbook adviser received MJE certification at the recent JEA convention in San Francisco.

Jim Streisel, Carmel H.S.; Jack Dvorak, Indiana University (retired) and Nancy Hastings, Munster H.S. (retired) all had MJE certification renewed.

A New Jobs Page
We’ve added a new “Job Openings” page to our website. If you are aware of additional job opens, please feel free to contact me so we can update this page. You can access the new page at the address below or you can find it on the menu titled “Resources/Jobs.”


Good luck with the last days of the school year. It’s always good to hear from you.

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