Northeast Dubois Senior Selected for Prestigious “Rising 30” Class of 2024

Tuesday night’s Northeast Dubois County School Corporation meeting was filled with exciting updates on student activities, accolades, and upcoming events. 

Northeast Dubois Elementary school has designated the month of February as Heart Month, so Jeeps Have Heart is raising money for the American Heart Association. A school-wide walk and fun with some new, healthy foods helped to raise awareness about heart health. Some classes were also invited by the FFA on Tuesday at the high school to enjoy a petting zoo. There are also some great things to look forward to! Most of the excavation has been done for the new playground, and the drainage has been improved. New equipment should arrive next week and installation is expected to begin by March 4, if not sooner. Be sure to save the date for Thursday, March 21, 4:30-7:30! The first Spring Carnival will be held at the elementary. Families will come have dinner at the school, followed complimentary games to play in the classrooms. Raffle tickets will also be available for purchase in the next couple of weeks to raise money for student activities. 

The board acknowledged Northeast Dubois Jr /Sr. High School senior Brooklyn Kiefer, who was selected for the Rising 30 Class of 2024, sponsored by Conexus Indiana. This award recognizes advanced manufacturing and logistics emerging leaders, and is not limited to students. It honors 30 professionals under 30 statewide that Conexus describes as “distinguishing themselves as industry leaders of the future.” 

Northeast Dubois Jr /Sr. High School teacher Amanda Johnson and her marketing students gave a presentation about their experience with the Reach and Teach program, which focuses on project-based learning with an entertainment and business-themed focus. The students selected a campus tour project and created a broadcast that can be viewed on the school’s Facebook page and also supported it with social media marketing. In addition to learning new technical skills including story boarding, film editing, and design, they learned marketing and communication techniques among other professional skills. 

Some important upcoming dates to be aware of include no school for students on March 22, Spring Break from March 25-29, and a Snow makeup day or no school on April 1. A decision has been made to implement an e-learning day on April 8, the day of the solar eclipse. There will be no in person school, as the area is in the line of complete totality and heavy traffic is expected. 

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 - By Drew Hasselbring