WNMS Photo Album
A total of 46 new members were inducted into the West Noble Middle School Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society Tuesday night. Approximately 350 family members, friends, and faculty attended the formal ceremony. Dan and Heidi Frick were this years' guest speakers and were also awarded an Honorary Membership by the Chapter for their outstanding leadership and dedication to youth in the West Noble community. World War II Veteran Tom Debrular of Cromwell also spoke and inspired the crowd with a very patriotic rendition of the "Ragged Old Flag" by Johnny Cash. The Chapter announced that it will be sending Honor Flight Northeast Indiana a check for $100 dollars in honor of Tom's service in World War II.
Also being recognized for their outstanding work on their service projects were: Chris - Most Service Hours Logged. Hannah, Lydia, and BreAnna - Most Creative Service Project.
The West Noble Middle School held the finals of the Geography Bee on Friday, January 23rd in Charger Hall. Out of 351 students who took a 20 question qualifying test in early January, 31 students in grades 5 through 8 made it to the final round. After the dust had settled, 7th grader Joel M. was crowned champion. Runner-up was 7th grader Logan S. and 8th grader Dakota T. came in third.
Thanks to Officer Chordas for taking time for some football fun!
Last week, 51 members of the NJHS and 8 staff headed off to Camp Potawotami in South Milford for a two day leadership retreat called LEAD NOW, LEAD WELL. Goals of the retreat were to:
- Motivate, inspire, and challenge.
- Cultivate a culture of leadership.
- Introduce students to four basic leadership attitudes:
- A good leader is willing to serve.
- A good leader is confident.
- A good leader stays positive.
- A good leader honors people.
- Team buiding and fun!
The leadership attitudes were covered by guest speakers who are all former West Noble graduates: MarkSchermerhorn, Elias Rojas, Granville Roberts, and Alison (Kreager) Mead.
The students were also led in many fun activities including wall climbing, low ropes challenge course, canoeing, hayrides, campfire, skits, the mole hole slide, ga-ga- ball, and many other games and icebreakers with Camp Potawotami staff.
All staff, students, and guests had a great time and enjoyed the beautiful weather and gorgeous scenery of Blackman Lake and Camp Potawotami.
Middle and high school students start to gather for their Walk to School day. National Walk to School Day is a way to provide opportunities for students to be physical active while raising awareness on the significance of Safe Routes to School.
The Noble County Community Foundation, Inc. and its supporting organization, Community Initiatives, Inc. recently awarded a grant to West Noble Middle School for $4,000 to assist with the cost of a school wide cultural study of various countries. This would involve the music, art and cafeteria staff to continue the monthly themes based on different culture backgrounds. Including decorations and provide nutritious and educational food choices from different cultural backgrounds.
Pictured accepting the gift are WNMS staff Susie Culp Food Service Manager, Susan Sprague-Art, Angie Roth Food Service, and Justin Goelz-Band.