Chandler Nail, NAHS Reporter
Hello again from the New Albany High School journalism staff! We had a huge weekend here at NAHS between TSA, "Annie", and bowling! We had two teams compete in TSA regionals. One team consisting of Brandon Wilson, William Harding, Read Robbins, and Kaelin Carter won 1st place; another team consisting of Spencer Day, Shaun Vaughn, Walter
Smith, and Chandler Nail won 3rd place. Both teams will proceed to state TSA.
Speaking of state, the boys bowling team will be competing in the MHSAA state bowling competition. This is their first year as a team and have truly showed that anything can be achieved with hard work!
"Annie" was finally put to the test this past weekend, and by the reaction of the crowd I'd say that it was a very successful
production. If you missed it, you truly missed a good show!
Don't forget to listen to our new radio show on WNAU every Thursday and Friday morning, or you can listen to it on our school website, www.nahighschool.com click on school news and you will find the links to our shows there. I hope you have a magnificent rest of the week, and as always- stay classy New Albany!
Chandler Nail, NAHS School Reporter
Good afternoon, Americans! Chandler here to bring you more of your beloved high school news. It was an eventful weekend here at NAHS with both soccer and basketball events. Boys’ basketball played in the Hot Bed Classic, coming up short to Desoto Central. They fought hard and we are proud of them as we always are. Soccer guys lost 6-4 in the second round of the playoffs to our rival, Pontotoc, whereas the girls played Florence, losing 3-0. It was a great season for the
guys and girls and we appreciate all of their hard work.
Play practice is in full swing so you can look forward to New Albany High School’s production of “Annie” on February 8, 9, 10. Calling the office at 534-1805 can make reservations; reservation tickets cost $10 and general admission tickets will cost $8.
Also, tune into AM station 1470 at 7:30, 12:30, and 4:30 on Thursdays and Fridays to listen to our new radio show “In the Dawghouse”. You may also listen to our show on the school website www.nabulldogs.com under the school news link. Thank you for reading and as always, stay classy New Albany!
Chandler Nail, NAHS School Reporter
Howdy everybody! I'm back with more New Albany High School news! We had an extended weekend thanks to the triumphant Martin Luther King Jr. so I hope you all enjoyed it.
This Saturday will be the 3rd annual "Eli Whiteside Day". If you happen to see him out and about, be sure to pat him on the back and show him some love.
Our wonderful production of "Annie" is under way. The show will be played February 8, 9, and 10. Reservation tickets cost $10 and general admission will go for $8. To order a reservation ticket, call the high school at 534-1805.
Both boys and girls soccer teams have made it to the playoffs. Boys will travel down south to Germantown and girls will
stay at home to play Florence. They need as much support as possible so make time to cheer them on!
Also, be sure to tune into AM station 1470 at 7:30 am, 11:30 am, and 4:30 pm to listen to the "In the Dawghouse" radio show.
What began as a suggestion to LeeAnn Thompson and her journalism class two years ago has become a reality this school year. Two years ago, the local radio station WNAU asked Thompson if her students could do a radio show to contribute to the station to air for the community.
Last school year students simply read the school news that they had written for the local newspapers and the readings were aired on WNAU. This school year, a full radio show has emerged from this particular group of journalism students who expressed an interest in pursuing a radio show.
“At the beginning of the school year, a few of my journalism students were truly interested in trying to broadcast a radio show,” Thompson said. She arranged for Terry Cook from WNAU come and speak to the students about his career in radio and to guide the students in how they could best get started in producing a student show.
The class produced their first show in November and worked to create four more shows during the first semester. The shows began as 5-10 minutes shows talking about school activities, mostly athletic events and evolved into more lengthy shows that included interviews.
Students worked to improve their shows and found that they could use a voice memo app that is found on most of the students iPhones. The journalism students have been using this app to interview people anytime and place that is convenient for everyone involved. It also gives students the option of interviewing during a school event.
“Our students have learned the importance of using segues when producing a show, as well as using different types of programs and technology to produce a show,” Thompson said.
The students’ mid-term exam included producing a show to highlight the acts of caring and kindness the New Albany High School staff and student body demonstrated during the holiday season. Students interviewed students and staff about various service projects such as Cards for Troops, Food Drive, and the Community Christmas meal.
Journalism students include Shaun Vaughn, who serves as the producer of the show. Thompson said that Vaughn is very talented in taking voice clips from interviews and from the talk show hosts to provide a quality product. Spencer Day serves as the director. Co-hosts are Walter Smith and Chandler Nail. Gabby Martinez, Abby Spencer, and Caroline Tate serve as reporters. Each journalism student contributes to the weekly show.
“It has been rewarding to see our class projects go to a new level while understanding the versatility of journalism,” said journalism student Shaun Vaughn. “In the past we have had our focus on print and television journalism so this project has allowed us to expand to include radio.”
The shows are created weekly and the finished product is emailed to WNAU. Shows are aired on WNAU on Thursday and Friday mornings. Thompson and the journalism class are currently working with school district personnel to make the radio shows available on the school district’s website.
The Dean Provence Endowment for Excellence in Education Board recently announced the allocation of funds totaling more than $10,000.00 to teachers in the New Albany School District (NASD). In an effort to maximize the effectiveness of the awards, grants were directed to New Albany Elementary School and the New Albany High School Career & Technical Department. Endowment funding will be used for equipment and materials in the classroom that are not typically covered by the school budget.
The Endowment for Excellence in Education was begun in 1986 as the vision of School Board member Dean Provence. Provence, a New Albany native, was an active volunteer in both school and community activities. Through his volunteer efforts, he recognized the need for additional funding in the schools for projects and classroom materials, and was instrumental in establishing the endowment fund. Following his death, the locally supported endowment fund was renamed in memory of Provence and has continued to provide needed funding to classrooms in the New Albany Schools for more than twenty years. Since 1986, the Endowment has provided approximately $303,000 in support to the NASD.
The endowment is funded through individual and corporate contributions and fundraising events sponsored by the Endowment Board. Contributions to the Dean Provence Endowment for Excellence in Education are accepted throughout the year and may be mailed to 301 Hwy. 15 North, New Albany, MS 38652.
Project Name - Applicant
Culinary Arts-Anita Alef
Patient Training Arm-April Voyles
Tooling/Construction Technology- Rick Robbins
Personal Clothing Styles-Nannette Ballard
Producing A Documentary-Mallorie Biffle
Creating 21st Century Classroom- Danita Mattox
NEO2s for Education-Laura Reedy & Sabrina Hamilton
iPad in the Classroom-Kelly Campbell
iPads for 1st Graders-Angela Victory & Stephanie Clark
Hover Cam Document Cameras- Donna Sizemore & Lydia Kimbrough (Representing 2nd Grade)
Teaching with Technology-Neely Robertson (Representing 8 Kindergarten Teachers)
iHelp with iPad-Jennifer Ellett
Spencer Day, NAHS School Reporter
Students at New Albany are back in classes after a wonderful Thanksgiving break. Over the break we had several things happen. Our basketball teams traveled to Ingomar last Tuesday. The girls team had an impressive showing in their win. As for the boys, they fought for the entire regulation forcing overtime in which they came out on top. Congrats boys and girls!
The 2012 All-Division 2-4A team was selected. Boston Newsome was selected as the 2012 Player of the Year. Austin Howard earned Defensive Player of The Year. Broderick Cook, Alex Harrison, O.J Hardin, and Brady Barnes were all named 1st Team All Division. Spencer Day, Jake McDonald, Chris Brown and "Lee Lee" Bradley were named to the Second Team All Division. Walter Smith, Chandler Nail, Danortis McWilliams, J.T Moore Jimmy Baldon and Cedric Buford revived a honorable mention. Our coaching staff was named Coaching Staff of Year. We are all very proud of the 2012 New Albany Football team and
their great accomplishments.
The soccer teams played in Pontotoc last Saturday. Both teams fell short in high scoring matches. It was a tough loss for our dogs, but we are looking forward to their season as it is just underway.
We have a lot of events up coming for students at New Albany, keep liking us on Facebook at "In the Dawghouse" and listen to our weekly news segments on WNAU 1470 AM. Spencer Day, Walter Smith and Chandler Nail feature news, students and guests each week.
The Career & Technical Department at New Albany High School (NAHS) piloted a new project on November 1. The project, “Order Up!” involved all programs and classes in the Career & Technical Department. The real-world, hands-on event allowed students the opportunity to put into practice what they had learned in the classroom setting and see a full project through fruition.
“The main goal of the project was to use it as a promotional and recruiting tool,” said John Ferrell, NAHS Assistant Principal/Vocational Director. “We want to get information out into the community what our students are doing and what our programs are about.” Ferrell also added that he hopes the projects will encourage more people to come into the Career & Technical facility so they can see all of the impressive equipment and technology in place.
The Career & Technical programs participated in the following ways on the “Order Up!” project:
- Culinary Arts/Anita Alef, Instructor: Developed menu and prepared food.
- Health Science/April Voyles, Instructor: Prepared eating utensil kits which included healthy lifestyle tips.
- Business & Marketing/Alison Moore, Instructor: Conducted complete marketing campaign; created flyers; tallied orders.
- Digital Media Technology/Mallorie Biffle, Instructor: Provided media coverage.
- Drafting/Kevin Wigington, Instructor: Designed portable dine-out cart to use in spring.
- Construction Trades/Rick Robbins, Instructor: Building portable dine-out cart to use in spring.
- STEM/Jalon Bullock, Instructor: Worked with students on financial aspects of the project; developed QR code and created labels for carry-out boxes.
- AEST/Bert Anderson, Instructor: Plans to use greenhouse to grow vegetables to use for spring meals.
- Auto Mechanics/Jonathan Ridgeway, Instructor: Assisted with take-outs and parking.
- Engineering/Latrina Bynum, Instructor: Designed packaged and assembly line.
- Family & Consumer Sciences/Nannette Ballard, Instructor: Table decorations for dine-in patrons.
- Early Childcare/Kimberly Langley, Instructor: Designed display board and information sheets about programs available at Career & Techical Center.
- Special Populations/Susan Feather & Christy Paul: Assisted with deliveries and collection of money.
Ferrell said that the November 1 project went really smooth with more than 200 plates sold. He said that the target patrons were school district employees and bank employees. The goal is to do the project more often during the second semester, perhaps on a monthly basis. Ferrell also added that he hoped to be able to target more businesses in town so that more people would have the opportunity to see what Career & Technical students are doing in their classes.
Spencer Day, NAHS School Reporter
It was yet another solid week for New Albany High School. Students put on their dancing shoes and sang their hearts out Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday as they tried out for parts in this year's high school musical "Annie". After several call backs and a great turn out of the full cast was selected and the play is already showing great potential.
The Bulldog football team ended regular season play with a 14-13 win over Lewisburg. The Bulldogs are rolling into the playoffs on a five game winning streak and have hopes to make a lot of noise in the weeks to come.
The students at the Career and Tech center at New Albany are selling fruit and meat for the holiday season. For more information see a student or contact us at 1-662-534-1810.
For more news like us on Facebook at "In the Dawg House " and listen to our weekly news show on WNAU.
Spencer Day, NAHS Reporter
The past week was a monumental week for New Albany High School. The class of 2013's football players, cheerleaders, band members, and
JROTC participants were all recognized Friday night under the lights prior to the Bulldogs battle with the Lafayette Commodores.
At the end of the senior recognition, Jeff and Lisa Skinner, parents of David Skinner, a former member of the class 2013 who passed away in 2007, received an autographed football signed by the entire senior class in loving memory of David.
The high emotions of Senior Night carried right into the ball game as the infamous FRA broke out with a new chant which lead to the students whiting out the sky with a cloud of powder. The Dawgs and 'Dores faught for 48 minutes and then some before Ethan Rainey ended the ball game with a 20 yard field goal. New Albany 10, Lafayette 7. The Dawgs will play Rosa Fort in Tunica this Friday night.
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Spencer Day, NAHS Reporter
This is Spencer Day replacing Walter Smith after his 1st nine weeks news. Here is a little bit about myself. I'm a senior at New Albany High School. This is my 1st year in New Albany's journalism program.
I'm looking forward to sharing with you the New Albany High School News this nine weeks.
This past week was a recovering week from "homecoming week". It has been a good week. Stromboli was served on Thursday (a student body
favorite) and the students completed the first nine weeks by taking exams. Volleyball ended their season with a 3 game home stand, consisting of no wins but great effort. We are proud of Coach Ashford
and the girls for laying the foundation for New Albany Volleyball.
Friday night the Bulldogs hit the road to take on division rival North
Pontotoc. The Bulldogs won big 56-13. Running back Boston Newsome had
306 yards rushing. It was a great team win for the Bulldogs putting
them at 2-0 in division. This week the Bulldogs will play the Lafayette Commodores in a game that should decide the division champion.
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