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January 25, 2023

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Wednesday, Januar y 25, 2023 The Press-Dispatch C-5 SCHOOL Submit school news items: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: CHARGER MOMENTS From the desk of Dan Gaffney, Principal of Pike Central High School Pike Central High School students are offi- cially immersed into the second semester of the school year. Many improve- ments were achieved at the high school this first semester, such as; a new bell system that enables the high school and middle school to op- erate their bell schedules independently, music in the hallways, creation of educational vaping cur- riculum by Nurse Sonja Rainey and Dawn Lehm- kuhler, NWEA testing put into place to get a baseline of growth and student performance, infrastructure improve- ments like the new chillers and the wrestling room restoration. All of these improvements have enhanced the academic learning environment and high school experi- ence for both students and staff. The 2022/2023 school year has yielded great success for both scholas- tics and athletics at Pike Central High School. Our basketball program is on its way to another record breaking season. If you missed the Heritage Hills triple overtime victory, it was epic. Recently our very own junior guard Quade Morton was nom- inated for the Indy Star Player of the Week and Max Preps Player of the Week, in addition to win- ning the IBCA District 3 Player of the Week. Not only is Quade blessed athletically, but also aca- demically due to his vig- orous work ethic. Additional achieve- ments are found on the mat for the Charger wrestling team that con- tinues to achieve suc- cess, such as winning the Forest Park Wrestling Invitational with seven undefeated wrestlers; Kylee Baker, Gage Mor- ton, Griffin Boyd, Briar Thomas, Alex Gray, Sky- lar Shelton, and Corey Goeppner. First year coach Thompson, assis- tant coach Chris Satter- field, volunteers and sup- porting families are the reason for the program's success. As we eagerly await spring, we are making preparations for events that are rapidly approach- ing. Pike Central High School is set to host, for the second straight year, the PAC Academic Bowl on March 6. We are sign- ing up for spring sports as athletes condition their bodies for the com- ing events. Our seniors are look- ing ahead at college and work life as they see their tenure at Pike Central High School come to an end. We will send them to their next chapter on graduation day June 2, 2023. The Pike Central High School Family thanks the community for all of the support we continue to receive. It takes a village. Jayla Miller, Breena Allen, Neva Schilling and Kodee Miller play defense at the Es- kimo/Indians basketball matchup. Cheerleaders Ava Seger, Braylee Schuessler, Zoey LeMond, Piper Thompson, Tatum Fenwick, Adalynn Martin and Ava Hart have a good time during halftime. The Winslow Elkimos hosted the Petersburg Indians at a Friday morning game at the Winslow Community Cen- ter gym. WES students attended the game and the Peters- burg fifth graders came to support their Indians team. Above, Wyatt Knight gets ready to shoot a free throw. Third grade student Gage Willis passed his division facts 1-12. Third grader Ryker Harbin passed his multiplication facts 0-12. Wade Gonzales is "Eskimo Tough" as he and Alec Glass cheer for the Eskimos. Winslow Elementary Otwell Miller Academy Petersburg Elementary Sawyer Kabrick and Blake Wellmeyer play Di- vide and Conquer, in Mrs. West's math classes. This is a game where students make decimal division problems by rolling dice. Pregnant... or think you are? Call:1-877-257-1084 or Locally Call: 1-812-354-2814 • Free pregnancy testing • Free counseling and info. on pregnancy options. • Confi dential counseling for women & men who are suff ering from post-abortion syndrome. • Residential Care • Health and assistance referrals. • Training and education. • Assistance in getting baby and maternity clothes

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