School is back, and it brought the coldest weather in history with it. Students were eager to get back to school, but the cold weather has them wishing they were home in the bed. Despite the cold weather however, students aren’t letting it keep them from being involved. Full cast rehearsal for the play has begun, soccer and basketball are going strong, and powerlifting is getting ready to start their matches. Getting back to school is bringing so many opportunities and ways for students to get involved. It’s exciting to see the potential and think of the great things to come!

In December, students had an opportunity to give back to others during the holiday season and we would like to thank all the students, teachers, and administrators who got involved. Through everyone’s donations, we were able to provide Christmas presents for 44 children in our community.

Journalism has been busy on many projects and we’re very excited to share them! Many of you haven’t seen the school’s TV show, “In the Dawg House”, in quite some time, but we’re bringing it back. Our first edition for the year has been completed and is on the school website for people to watch. It features interviews with students, information on things that have been going on throughout the year, and much more. It shows FCCLA events, sports, Jamie Crow’s academic accomplishments, and many other things that have happened this year. Also, Mrs. Thompson has been working with a group after school, 21st century grant students, that have put together a documentary about the New Albany legend, Sam Mosley. There will be a showing of the hour-long documentary, and live music by Sam, his band, and guest high school students on February 27th. The event will be free of charge but donations will be accepted that will be put toward the Operation Warm Heart fund. It will be held in the auditorium at 7 that evening. So many things are happening at New Albany High School and we invite the public to join in and enjoy!

This past weekend was the Union County Tournament, which was held at East Union. Both our girls and boys basketball made it to the finals Saturday night. The girls fell short to West Union, and the guys beat Ingomar for the third time this year. We are so proud of both our teams. Everyone played hard and gave intense games to watch. We are also proud of our student section, which supported all our dawgs all weekend long.

Also this past weekend, powerlifting started their season, and started it strong. Many of our participants placed, and they made our school look great!