October Student of the Month

The October Student of the Month is Newcomersotwn High School senior Alicia Moore. Alicia is the daughter of Jeff and Stacey Moore. Alicia has attended Kent State Tuscarawas the past two school years as a post secondary student, and she has been every involved at Newcomerstown High throughout her school career.

Her involvement includes editor of the school yearbook, president of Rotary Interact, secretary of the National Honor Society, four-year member of Student Council, member of TEAM ONE, two year co-captain of the volleyball team, three-year letter winner in softball, member of the Christian Club, two time recipient of the Trojan Pride Pin, member of the 2013 Homecoming Court, junior attendant for the 2013 Winter Court, and has received 2nd team IVC in volleyball two years in a row.

Academically, Alicia was chosen as the HOBY Ambassador during her sophomore year, and she has demonstrated her commitment to academics as a scholars athlete, a three-year attendant of the Scholars Banquet, and a Scholar Letter recipient.

Outside of school, Alicia is a member of the Birds Run Community Church and Churches of Christ in Christian Union. Alicia has also volunteered with New Pointe Community Church for two years on their Community Impact Day.

Alicia's future plan is to attend Muskingum University in New Concord and major in journalism.

Evacuation drill

Newcomerstown High School will be conducting an evacuation drill on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 1 p.m.

Jostens here

A representative from Jostens will be in the building on Oct. 24. At this time, senior students will receive information about ordering and purchasing their cap and gown for graduation.

Sophomore students will receive information about ordering and purchasing their class ring.

Upcoming dates

Oct. 16-17 First nine weeks exam

Oct. 18 No school teacher in-service.

Oct. 23 Evacauation drill

Oct. 24 Jostens for sophomores and seniors.

Oct. 28-Nov. 1 OGT testing (juniors and seniors)

Nov. 7 Parent-teacher conferences from 4 to 7 p.m.

Nov. 8 Parent-teacher conferences from 8 a.m. to noon.

Guidance news

Registration fro the Dec. 14 ACT is Nov. 8. If you need any information, see Mrs. Robinson in the guidance office. Students can register online at www.actsudent.org The school code for Newcomerstown is 363675.

Good luck to all Oct. 26 ACT test takers.

The PSAT will be given to juniors who have signed up on Saturday, Oct. 19.

All sophomores will be visiting Buckeye Career Center on Nov. 19. Permission slips will be sent home the week of Nov. 4 and will need to be returned to Mrs. Robinson by Nov. 11.

Homecoming 2013

Congratulations to our 2013 Homecoming Court! Lydia Lehman was crowned the 2013 Homecoming Queen before the start of the football game against Sandy Valley. She was escorted be Dylan Anderson.

Many thanks to the Homecoming Court for representing Newcomerstown High School. You represented our school with class!

From Student Council

NHS Student Council just finished a busy homecoming week which ended with the dance on Saturday evening. The commons area was full of students dancing to the tunes being played by DJ Mike Morris. Thanks to all who came out and celebrated with the homecoming court and our new queen, Lydia Lehman! Our next project will be the Red Cross blood drive scheduled for Monday, Nov. 4, in the high school media center. Our goal is to have at least 23 units which will potentially save as many as 69 lives. We will be talking to students who are at least 16 years old to see if they would like to help save lives by donating blood. If you have children in this age group, please encourage them to help give the gift of life.

Fall Play: Ladies, Sigh no More by Thomas Hischak

Lady Macbeth (Meagan Poffel) plays Monopoly with Juliet (Brandy Addy) and shrewish Kate (Kirsti Buss) battles Cordelia (Shauna Cox) at Trivial Pursuit. Ophelia (Kaitlin Colvin) cuts out paper flowers, and Desdemona (Laura Bourne) sews handkerchiefs. Who is the mysterious man (Rusty Grewell) who seems to be so interested in the fate of these ladies? Is this an Elizabethan ladies club, or a literary loony bin? Only Dr. Wells (Lindsey Amore) seems to know for sure as she tries to help some of Shakespeare's heroines figure out their personal problems and bring closure to their theatrical lives. When Juliet is asked to reenact her tragic story, matters get out of hand and all of the ladies are caught up in the act. Staged with either Elizabethan costumes or contemporary clothes in a simple setting, this comedy ultimately twists and turns its way to a happy ending.