Sunman-Dearborn principal and staff earn national, state honor

first_imgSunman, In. — Sunman Dearborn principal, Matt Maple, and his staff earned their 1st designation as one of 15 other Indiana “Schools to Watch” who have received this state and national recognition as an exemplary middle school. Nationally they join over 450 middle level (grades 5 – 9) designated “Schools to Watch.” This designation requires a year long process of completing the application and meeting all 4 domains of the “Schools to Watch” criteria of Academic Excellence, Developmental Responsiveness, Social Equity, and Organizational Support and Processes with supporting evidence from their curriculum and schedule.In addition these schools become mentor schools state-wide and nationally for any middle level schools who are seeking help as a school or in any of the domains of criteria. These schools are prepared for visits and networking of any kind. IMLEA has trained over 50 administrators and teachers in Indiana in the STW criteria so that they are prepared to review applications, participate in site visits, and mentor other IN middle schools. All “Schools to Watch” must go through re-designation every 3 years to ensure the continued validity of the designation.Teams from new and re-designated schools will attend the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform’s Summer Conference in June of 2018 in Arlington, VA. They will present a session highlighting a program or practice at their school for other states’ attendees; spend an hour with an IN legislator on the “Hill” advocating for middle school best practices; attend the sessions presented by other national STW, and attend a gala dinner and brunch to publicly receive their engraved awards..last_img read more

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West Ham boss Moyes steps up bid for QPR winger Eze

first_imgWest Ham United boss, David Moyes, is stepping up his push for Queens Park Rangers winger, Eberechi Eze. The London Evening Standard says West Ham are set to offload striker Jordan Hugill this summer, with the Hammers happy to accept a fee of around £5m. Hugill, signed from Preston during David Moyes’ first spell at the club for a fee of around £8m, has never found his feet in the Premier League and spent last season on loan with QPR, one of the many Championship clubs interested in a permanent deal for the 28-year-old.Advertisement Loading… Promoted ContentWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth VisitingThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoSuch A Sweet Life Story Of The Youngest Queen In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Nowcenter_img read also: Eberechi Eze ignores Crystal Palace, West Ham, dreams  Arsenal  move Relegated Norwich have also registered an interest, but with Rangers forward Eze one of Moyes’ top targets this window, the Hammers are hopeful that involving Hugill in any deal with Mark Warburton’s side could give them the edge ahead of Eze’s other Premier League suitors. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Borrowed motor, top line take Madden to victory lane

first_imgCorey Madden topped Monday’s second Hobby Stock qualifying feature, on opening night of the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. (Photo by Tom Macht, www.photofinishphotos.com)BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 3) – A borrowed motor and the top groove took Corey Madden to the win­ner’s circle in Monday’s second IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s qualify­ing feature for Hobby Stocks at Boone Speedway.The eighth starting Madden passed John Watson for the lead with six laps left, earning the front spot in the middle row in the Saturday night main event.Lining up behind him will be the rest of the top eight finishers, Watson, Jeff Ware, 2016 champion Andrew Burg, 14th starting Adam Ayers, 13th starting Andrew Claus, 16th starting Drew Barglof and 26th starting Dawson DeBoer.Last year’s runner-up Madden and Watson, the runner-up in 2016, will both make career eighth Super Nationals main event starts.Burg is in the big dance for the seventh time, Barglof the fourth, and Ware the third. Ayers, Claus and DeBoer all are first-time qualifiers.2nd qualifying feature – 1. Corey Madden, Avoca; 2. John Watson, Des Moines; 3. Jeff Ware, Columbus, Neb.; 4. Andrew Burg, Carlisle; 5. Adam Ayers, Adair; 6. Andrew Claus, Spencer; 7. Drew Barglof, Sioux Rapids; 8. Dawson DeBoer, Little Rock; 9. Benji Irvine, Oelwein; 10. Bob Daniels, Des Moines; 11. Justin Wacha, Vinton; 12. Dustin Graham, Boone; 13. Wes Jahnz, St. James, Minn.; 14. Michael Kimm, Vinton; 15. Lenny Tucker, Jefferson, S.D.; 16. Eric Stanton, Carlisle; 17. Trevor Holm, Chandler, Minn.; 18. Zac Smith, Mason City; 19. Dylan Nelson, Adel; 20. Seth Janssen, Ogden; 21. Aaron Shearn, Sioux City; 22. Sal Hernandez, Columbus, Neb.; 23. Austin Jahnz, Lewisville, Minn.; 24. Todd Bass, Des Moines; 25. Nick Foster, Menlo; 26. Colby Kaspar, Columbus, Neb.; 27. David McQuiston, Van Meter; 28. Leonard Loftus, Des Moineslast_img read more

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Vincent J. Springmeyer, 84

first_imgVincent J. Springmeyer, 84, Greensburg, passed away on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at the Aspen Place Health Campus in Greensburg. He was born on July 7, 1934 in Greensburg, Indiana, the son of Christopher and Irene (Bedinghaus) Springmeyer.  Vince served in the Army after graduation from Greensburg High School in 1952. He married Bonnie Collins on May 17, 1958 and she preceded him in death on November 12, 2001. He worked for 43 years at Bohn Aluminum, retiring in 1997.  He also was a farmer and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He is survived by two sons, Joe Springmeyer (Fiancé Kimberly Moore) Greensburg, David (Renae) Springmeyer, Greensburg; one daughter, Janet (Scott) Freeman, Lake Santee; one sister, Juanita Scheidler; two brothers, Wayne (Dottie) Springmeyer and John Springmeyer; seven grandchildren, Meghann Schoettmer, Morgan, Chase, and Collin Springmeyer, Sam Jacob, and Sarah Springmeyer; three great grandchildren, Belle Schoettmer, Scarlette, Schoettmer, Coy Conklin.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife; sister, Joanne Clark; brothers, Dale, Leroy, Cliff (Gene), and Don Springmeyer. Family and friends will gather at 3:30 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home for a rosary service.  Visitation will follow until 7:00 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.   A funeral mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg on Saturday, January 26th at 9:00 a.m. with Rev. John Meyer officiating. Interment will be held in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Greensburg. Memorials may be made to the Our Hospice of Decatur County or to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

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Norwich wrap up loan deal for West Ham winger Matt Jarvis

first_img Press Association Matt Jarvis has joined Norwich on loan from West Ham until the end of the season. At recently promoted Norwich, Jarvis, who represented England under Fabio Capello in 2011 in a friendly against Ghana, will compete with Nathan Redmond, Wes Hoolahan, Robbie Brady and more for selection. center_img The winger, 29, joined West Ham from Wolves for £10.75million under previous manager Sam Allardyce in 2012 but has had few first-team opportunities, particularly over the past 12 months. The recruitment of Diego Payet and, earlier on Tuesday, Victor Moses on loan from Chelsea were likely to further limit his competitive playing time under new manager Slaven Bilic. last_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports In other virus-related developments:— Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac announced he is teaming up with J.U.M.P. Ministries Global Church to provide hot breakfasts and lunches to school kids age 18 and under on weekdays for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic. Isaac also says he’ll be helping families obtain boxes of non-perishable food items once a week, things like oatmeal and cereal and instant rice. He says the breakfasts and lunches will be grab-and-go style, and a nurse will be on site for the pickups. Issac says, “We cannot just sit on our hands while this is going on.”— Just hours after the Australian government called for its citizens to cancel all non-essential travel, the Australian rules Australian Football League announced it was postponing its seasons until May 31. Australia’s various football leagues were among the few remaining professional sports playing on across the globe in its attempts to halt the spread of the virus.— The $12 million Dubai World Cup, the world’s richest purse in horse racing, will be postponed until next year. That’s according to an announcement from the Dubai Media Office, a governmental agency. Officials had planned to run the race March 28 without spectators over concerns about the new coronavirus and the COVID-19 illness it causes.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 March 22, 2020 Associated Press center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSGlobal athletes group calls for postponement of OlympicsUNDATED (AP) — Calls for the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics continue to mount. A worldwide group representing Olympic hopefuls is now urging the International Olympic Committee to postpone the Summer Games until the coronavirus pandemic is under control. In a news release Sunday, Global Athlete says that as the world unites to limit the spread of COVID-19, the IOC must do the same.The show of solidarity among Olympic hopefuls adds to the dozens of individual athletes who have come out against the IOC’s current stance, which is to start the games as scheduled on July 24.USA Track and Field CEO Max Siegel has urged track’s international federation to advocate for postponement of the Games. USA Swimming has made a similar plea.Brazil’s Olympic Committee has called for the Tokyo Games to be postponed until 2021. And the Norwegian Olympic Committee says the Games shouldn’t take place until the coronavirus outbreak “is under firm control” worldwide.The IOC is in consultation with the World Health Organization and has stuck to the position that it’s too early for drastic decisions.last_img read more

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New USG candidacy announced

first_imgBrandon said he does not believe that Murphy and Lane, who are currently USG Senators, represent all students on campus. He alleges that the current USG only represents the voices of students that share similar views with its members. Brandon hopes to expand green energy on campus, increase quality food sourcing for dining halls, dismiss the Student Health Fee and increase resources for victims of sexual assault and misconduct. Brandon and Adler have not served on USG prior to running; however, they consider their “outsider” status an advantage. “Once I saw the initial release of who the candidates were and … that there was only one ticket running for president, I thought that we at least needed to have some options,” Brandon said. “I contemplated for about a week and then decided to throw my hat in the ring.” Brandon and Adler will participate in the USG presidential and vice presidential debate held in Wallis Annenberg Hall Monday. “Aside from athletics, we are having a lot of administrative issues [and] people on the row feel like the administration is slowly trying to get rid of Greek life,” Brandon said. “One of the most important parts of USC is the tradition … I like to think of Trojans as winners and now nothing seems to be going our way.” Maxwell Brandon and Grayson Adler announced their candidacies for Undergraduate Student Government president and vice president, respectively, after their campaign’s approval last Thursday. Grayson Adler (left) and Maxwell Brandon (right) launched their candidacies for USG vice president and president, respectively last Thursday. (Photo courtesy of Patrick Reid) Despite not being a part of Greek life, Brandon’s campaign also aims to restore the privilege of game day tailgates on Greek row and create a channel of communication between Greek letter organizations and the University administration. Brandon, a junior majoring in accounting and business administration, is one of three presidential candidates, along with USG Sen. Michaela Murphy and USG Funding Chair Trenton Stone. Brandon admitted that though his lack of formal USG experience means he lacks a full understanding of USG processes, he believes his previous experience dealing with USG as YAF chairman has demonstrated how the organization can be improved. “While I recognize that there are many issues with Greek life organizations, I feel that there is value in having Greek life on campus, aside from tradition and ties alumni have.” Brandon said. “It would really be a disservice to not only to us but future alumni and future students if Greek life were to cease to exist.” “We are not insiders,” Brandon and Adler wrote in a joint statement published on the USG election website. “We feel the effects of USG policies just as much as you do. Even as your President and Vice President we will continue to hear your voices.” Brandon and Adler’s campaign points focus on improving sustainability, campus life, health and safety and Greek life, according to their platform published on the USG election website. They said USC no longer “wins” when it comes to achieving these goals. Brandon currently serves as the chairman for the USC chapter of Young Americans for Freedom, a conservative student organization on campus. YAF hosted conservative commentator Ben Shapiro in Bovard Auditorium in October, which prompted backlash and protest. “I have had my own conversations at senate meetings with [Murphy and Lane],” Brandon said. “I did not feel that they would be able to protect the interests of all students on campus.” “I’m not in a bubble and I have dealt with USG as a student,” Brandon said. “I know what I want out of [USG] … so I feel like that gives me better insight to what the general population is thinking.” “I am going to try and keep my candidacy as apolitical as possible,” Brandon said. “I want to make sure all opinions of any Trojan are protected … If someone wanted to bring Mike Pence to campus to talk, I think they should be allowed to do that. If someone wanted to bring Bernie Sanders or Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to campus, they should be allowed to do that too.” Despite, YAF’s campus participation in politics, Brandon said he intends to run an apolitical and representative campaign. last_img read more

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Taylor set to dominate Central Michigan

first_imgAfter a definitive win against the University of South Florida, the Badgers are set to face off against Central Michigan on Saturday at Camp Randall. In their home opener, the Badgers will look to continue what they did well against USF in order to begin the season with a strong 2-0 record.Football: Five takeaways from week one of Badger FootballThe Wisconsin Badgers started their season Friday night with a statement 49–0 victory against South Florida. In peak Floridian conditions, Read…Primarily, Heisman-hopeful Jonathan Taylor will have a clear opportunity to put on yet another dominating performance against the Chippewas on Saturday. The Chippewas historically struggled mightily to defend against the run throughout their 2018 season.Last year, their defense gave up an average of over 200 rushing yards per game as their team accumulated a measly 1-11 record. The Central Michigan secondary, on the other hand, put on a much more stalwart performance against the air attack, allowing an average of just 150 passing yards per game.The Badgers’ ground game is their clear strength with both the talented — if not extremely experienced — offensive line and the best running back in the nation in Taylor. Due to both of these factors, the Chippewas will be forced to pull the proverbial rabbit out of the hat defensively if they are to stand a chance at stopping the Badger run attack.Football: Departure of key talent leaves offensive line, backfield searching for replacementsWeek three of the spring position previews shifts focus from Jim Leonhard’s defense to the offensive side of the football, Read…But this does not mean it will be guaranteed smooth sailing for the Badgers in this regard. In their season opener against the University of Albany, the Chippewas managed to hold UA to just under 50 yards rushing for the entire game.UA does not have the Badger offensive line and they certainly don’t have Taylor. Yet this early season performance displays a possible changing of the guard for their defensive capabilities which cannot be ignored by the Badgers as they head into their second week of competition.One of the gaps in performance for the Badgers against USF was their pass coverage. While they prevented the Bulls from scoring through the air or even gaining solid chunks of yardage, part of the reason this occurred was due to multiple early drops by USF receivers on plays that otherwise would have acquired significant yardage.Football: To fuel 2019 season, Badger secondary looking for consistencyAfter last week’s dive into the units of defensive backs and linebackers, this week the focus is on Coach Paul Read…Central Michigan comes into Saturday’s match-up hot off a game in which they had two break-out performances from wide receivers Kalil Pimpleton and Tyrone Scott. Pimpleton went for 40 yards receiving with a touchdown while Scott acquired a team-high: 93 yards receiving as well as two touchdowns.This clearly-talented receiver core for the Chippewas will look to put early pressure on a still-relatively young Badger secondary that initially faltered against USF.In order to keep some of this pressure on their secondary and remain strong on defense, the Badgers will look to continue to push to create turnovers as they did against USF.The Badgers managed to force three turnovers last weekend, one of which produced a defensive touchdown from defensive lineman Matt Henningsen.Even as they marched their way to a 38­­­­–21 victory over UA, the Chippewas coughed up the ball four times on offense, three of which ended up in turnovers. With some propensity to lose possession of the ball already on display, the Badgers will look to exploit an area of play in which they already had a decisive advantage.Despite any perceived weaknesses on the part of the Badgers they are still ultimately favored by 35 points to win their home opener against the Chippewas.What’s most important is for the Badgers put on another impressive performance as they seek to out-do a 2018 season that left much to be desired.last_img read more

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Irish rugby squad come through Welsh game unscathed

first_imgThe squad returned to training this morning ahead of this weekend’s make-or-break clash with Scotland in Murrayfield.Ireland will need to win in Edinburgh to have any chance of retaining their title, but full-back Rob Kearney insists that the players won’t be obsessing about trying to win by a large points margin as well.last_img

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UEFA president to contest FIFA presidency

first_imgThe current UEFA president will now be the frontrunner to replace Sepp Blatter, who is stepping down following allegations of corruption throughout world football’s governing body.Platini claims he can bring “dignity” back to FIFA, and polling will take place on February 26th.last_img

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