Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education is pleased to announce the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship application is now open for students to apply. As you may remember, the scholarship provides 200 high-achieving high school and college students interested in pursuing a career in education the opportunity to earn a renewable scholarship of up to $7,500 each year for four academic years. In exchange, students agree to teach for five years at an eligible Indiana school. Students interested in applying must have a teacher complete a nomination form and upload the nomination form in their online application through ScholarTrack. Applications are due by 11:59pm EST on November 30, 2017.

In addition to informing your students of this scholarship, we are also looking to recruit educators, administrators, and community partners to serve as interviewers for the selected finalists. In order to select the final 200 recipient of the scholarship, the Commission will interview finalists at seven regional locations over three weekends in February. Current educators are eligible to receive one Professional Growth Point for each hour they participate in the interview.

The interview will be hosted at the following sites during the dedicated dates. If you are interested in volunteering as an interviewer, please signup using the links provided below.

February 10, 2018

·         Central: Ivy Tech Community College (Indianapolis)

February 17, 2018

·         West: Ivy Tech Community College (Greencastle)

·         Northeast: Ivy Tech Community College (Warsaw)

·         Southeast: Ivy Tech Community College (Madison)

February 24, 2018

·         East: Ivy Tech Community College (Anderson)

·         Northwest: Ivy Tech Community College (Valparaiso)

·         Southwest: Vincennes University (Jasper)

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Commission at NextTeacher@che.in.gov.

Thank you for your time,

Indiana Commission for Higher Education

Bass Fishing Team To Meet

Students and parents interested in being a part of Wood Memorials first Bass Fishing Team should mark Thursday, September 14, 2017 on their calendars.  An organizational meeting, led by coach Chuck Condiff, will be held in the lecture room on this date.  The meeting begins at 6:00pm.

WMHS and WMJHS Students Parents – Sign Up for Remind and Schoology Communication

The Wood Memorial High School and Wood Memorial Junior High School Students Services organization has established class accounts on the Remind and Schoology tools in order to enhance communication, collaboration, and information sharing.  Parents and students are encouraged to join their respective class account to ensure opportunities to receive timely and relevant communication on topics such as:  scholarship opportunities, state assessment dates, college admission dates, and much, much more.

Reference the attached documentation for information on how to join.

Schoology class courses

Class of 2023 Class of 2022 Class of 2021 Class of 2020 Class of 2019 Class of 2018

 

Suicide Prevention Training and Awareness to be Held at WMHS

On Wednesday evening, September 13, 2017, representatives from Deaconess Cross Pointe will be on the Wood Memorial campus to provide Suicide Prevention Training and Awareness.  There are two training sessions scheduled, one for the instructional and support staff, and the second for parents, students, and school-community members interested in learning more around this most important topic.

The instructional and support staff training is scheduled for 3:45pm to 5:15pm.  Certificates of Attendance will be provided in order to allow those instructors attending to apply this time to their Professional Growth Plan.  Attendance at this training session is voluntary.

Beginning with the 2018 – 2019 school year this type of training will be mandatory for all school staff working with students.  The training is available for all members of the East Gibson School Corporation who are interested in attending.

Session 2 will be conducted from 6:00pm – 7:30pm and is for parents, students, and school-community members.

Both training sessions will be held in the Wood Memorial High School and Wood Memorial Junior High School cafeteria.

Suicide Prevention Training

WFIE, Channel 14–Sunrise School Spirit

We are excited for the opportunity our school-community has to be a part of Sunrise School Spirit this fall. WFIE, Channel 14, will be on our campus Friday, September 8, 2017, to feature our students and staff. The program is planned for the high school football field, barring severe/inclement weather, beginning at 6:00 am.

Everyone in our school-community is invited to take part in this program. Please join us as this is a wonderful opportunity to showcase our wonderful children and the special communities of East Gibson.

In order to assist those in need of transportation, Dr. Brewster has graciously developed a plan for the utilization of East Gibson school buses. For those needing a ride to Wood Memorial the following pick up locations have been established:

Francisco Elementary School
Barton Township Elementary School
The Oakland City Fire Station
Oakland City First Church of the Nazarene
City Hall, in Oakland City
The Nursing Home

Buses will pick up passengers at 5:15 am on Friday, September 8, 2017.

Welcome to Wood Memorial Mr. Messmer

Wood Memorial High School and Wood Memorial Junior High School welcomes Mr. Lukas Messmer, new Physical Education and Health instructor.  A graduate of Southridge High School, Mr. Messmer earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology, from Indiana University.  He will teach junior high school Physical Education and Health.