HIGH SCHOOL TEEN STRESS
Being a teen is stressful, class work piles up, people start to rely on you, at times you feel out of place, and some even have to take on jobs to support their families.
One psychologist from the Bay Area, Dr. Anita Barrows, who has 25 years of experience counseling children and adolescents, estimates that 60 to 70 percent of teenagers are affected negatively by stress.
The negative effects of stress can range from insomnia, stomachaches, headaches, anxiety, and irritability, stress can also have a big affect in depression and eating disorders.
Most teens have stress caused by more than the cliché problems of romance, work, and bullying; that people think about when they hear “stressed teens”.
“Parents and teachers like to think of teenagers as lazy—[they] underestimate how seriously teenagers take their lives and how hard it is to be a teenager.” Barrows says.
This stress in teens is more common than people know about. Many teens worry if they will be successful now and in the future, a lot of this stems from news and popular media.
So, to help the stressing teens out there, we put together the following tips can help reduce your stress:
- Have a healthy escape from school
- Lighten up and laugh a little
- Give yourself a little reward for doing well
- Keep things in perspective
- Be positive
- Stay away from drugs and alcohol
INDIAN BAND RATED SUPERIOR AGAIN
Saturday, October 16 the Mighty Indian Band traveled to Hondo, TX for the UIL Region XI Marching Band Contest.
The Indian band received first division ratings from all three contest judges, Mr. Richard Wilson, Mr. Gordon Schultz and Mr. John Farone for their performance of the music of Chuck Mangione, including Feels So Good, Children of Sanchez, Land of Make Believe and El Gato Triste.
The judges praised the band for outstanding balance and blend and a teriffic color guard as well as encouraging the band members to thank their teachers for top-notch instruction.
Be looking for the band’s performances at the remaining halftime shows!
JUNIOR CLASS NEWS
October 20, 2010
Amantha Hons, SS Reporter
Junior Class News:
The last Junior Class concession stand will be Friday October 29. The class needs Junior students to sign up to work! Last day to sign up is October 22. If the sign-up sheet is not full, the concession stand will be given to another organization. Volunteering in the concession stand will help you work off your class dues. The class needs 4 students for each quarter, six at half time, and three to set up and clean on each side. If you cannot work due to responsibilities with athletics, cheerleading or band, you can have a parent work for you.
The Junior Class is also hosting a Haunted House on Halloween! This is a fundraiser for the Junior Prom. The Haunted House will be on Halloween night, Sunday, October 31 on the front porch of the High School. It will be open from 7:00 to 10:00 pm and tickets to get in are $5.00 per person. Find a Junior class member to purchase tickets! The class will need Juniors to volunteer to be part of or help with the Haunted House.
ATTENTION JUNIORS! You must be in good standing, not owing any money to your class, to attend prom this year! Get your dues and past due tickets paid off as soon as possible! The Junior class owes over $3900 in class dues. Your class needs the money!
FFA ATTENDS FARM & RANCH SHOW
October 15, 2010
Amantha Hons, SS Reporter
On Thursday, October 14, members of the Jourdanton FFA attended and volunteered at the 2nd Annual San Antonio International Farm and Ranch Show at the San Antonio Stockshow and Rodeo Grounds.
Jack Riggs, Weston Siler, Gabby Lewis, Amantha Hons, Trevor McKinney, Kayla Christman, Airicha Chapa, Amanda Lanier, Michelle House, Kyle House, Kye Maddox, James Seiffert, Marty Garza, Marcos Lopez, and Caleb Griego saw equipment demonstrations and educational booths pertaining to agriculutre and farming. The students also heard a speech from Texas Agriculture Commisioner Todd Staples over issues facing members of the agricultural community.
The members also volunteered at the show, helping with registration, door prizes, and announcements.
The 15 Jourdanton FFA members benefited from this show and enjoyed the exhibits and the experience.
MIGHTY INDIAN BAND
October 13, 2010
Courtney Holland, SS Reporter
Saturday October 2, the Jourdanton Mighty Indian Band went to Fredricksburg, TX to compete in the Hill Country Marching Band Competition.
Victoria Vacca recieved best drum major award, the ELITE Color Guard won the title of best color guard, and the Indian Band received 1st place in the AA category
Saturday October 16, the band will be going to Hondo Tx to compete in the Hondo UIL Reigon 11 Marching Competition, we hope to see everyone there cheering on the band.
Good luck Band and Color Guard!
FFA COMPETES AT AREA
On Wednesday, October 6, the Jourdanton FFA Chapter competed at Area X Land, Plant, and Range competition. 30 members competed on six Land, Plant ID, and Range teams.
The Chapter Farmer Plant ID team placed 7th overall. The team consisted of Blanca Baeza, Kayla Muckleroy, Kayla Christman, Jack Riggs, and Jennifer Alvord.
The Greenhand Plant ID team, consisting of Amanda Lanier, Cody Chambers, Gabby Lewis, Carly Zuinga, and Kelci Delanghe, placed 2nd overall. Lanier won High Point Individual and Zuniga placed 5th.
Jamie Cooper, Linzey Weden, Amantha Hons, Daisy Herrera, and Victoria Vacca competed on the state-qualifying Chapter Farmer Land team. The team placed 3rd overall.
The Greenhand Land Team placed 9th overall. Brandon Carnes, Jacob Fikes, Chase Harrison, and Katarina Torrissen made up the team.
The state-qualifying Chapter Farmer Range team, consisting of Kye Burris, Colton Hurt, Brent Tymrak, Dustin Hunter, Trevor McKinney, and Murray Grimshaw. The team placed 2nd overall. Hunter won High Point Individual, Burris placed 4th, Tymrak placed 6th, and Hurt placed 7th.
Weston Siler, Kyle House, Michelle House, James Seiffert, and Kye Maddox made up the 1st place Greenhand Range Team. K. House won High Point Individual, Seiffert placed 3rd, Siler placed 6th, and M. House placed 9th.
Jourdanton FFA also won Sweepstakes at the Area Competition. Congratulations to all participants!
HELLO, JOURDANTON HIGH SCHOOL
By Yugia Li, SS Reporter
My name is Yujia Li and I am the exchange student from China this year.
I am going to say something about my feeling about Jourdanton High School since I have been here for one month.
Though the school life here is really different from ours back in China, I am already getting used to it and like it so much.
Today, when I was on my way to the art classroom for my zero period class, there was a line of elementary students walking in front of me.
As I did not want to walk though, I just stopped and waited for them to pass.
There was one little girl who saw me, stopped in front of me and let me pass in front of her.
What a lovely sweet girl. When I saw her eyes, I could see her friendly attitude to me!
People here are truly friendly and accommodating.
During my first day in school, I could not only find the classrooms, but also write down what supplies the teachers need for classes.
I asked the classmates sitting around me, even let them to write down the teachers’ names for me, and everyone was willing to help me.
During the first week, I was quiet in classes since I was not really confident in my English speaking.
But some classmates would turn to me and ask me some questions like “where are you from?”,”what is your grade” and so on.
As they were interested in Chinese language, some of them would asked me to write their names in Chinese and they were really exacted at that.
I am so happy that I can be at here to know more about American culture and also willing to share more with you all about Chinese culture.
And also teachers here are really helpful. For example, as I am a student who had never learned anything about American culture before I came here, Coach Rocha would asked me if I needed any help after almost every classes during the first several weeks.
Since I am going to take the calculus AP test, Mr. Wilke asked me if I needed any review books and he was willing to reserve some for me.
School days here are full of new things and thanks for the teachers and students here. Hello! Jourdanton High School! I am coming !!
LAND AND GRASS AND RANGE, OH MY
By Amantha Hons, SS Reporter
On Wednesday, September 22, the Jourdanton FFA Chapter competed in the Wintergarden Invitational Contest held at the Peeler Ranch in Jourdanton, Texas. 32 students participated in Land, Plant ID, and Range competitions.
The Chapter Farmer Plant ID Team placed 4th overall. The team consisted of Kye Burris, Kayla Christman, Kayla Muckleroy, Brent Tymrak, Jennifer Alvord, Blanca Baeza, and Jack Riggs. Christman took 6th place, Tymrak placed 8th, and Burris placed 15th.
The Chapter Farmer Land Team, consisting of Jamie Cooper, Amantha Hons, Victoria Vacca, Linzey Weden, and Daisy Herrera. The team placed 7th, with three members finishing in the top 30 individuals.
Dustin Hunter and Colton Hurt led the Chapter Farmer Range Team, placing 2nd and 4th, respectively. The 2nd place team also included Trevor McKinney and Murray Grimshaw.
The Greenhand Plant ID Team placed 2nd overall. The team consisted of Cody Chambers, Amanda Lanier, Gabby Lewis, Carly Zuniga, Joey Balazi, and Shelby Bedford. Lanier took High Point Individual, Zuniga placed 5th, and Chambers placed 10th.
The Greenhand Range Team, consisting of Kyle House, Michelle House, James Seiffert, and Weston Siler took 1st place overall. All team members placed in the top 10; K. House placed 2nd, M. House placed 9th, Seiffert took 5th, and Siler placed 3rd.
The Greenhand Land team placed 16th. The team consisted of Brandon Carnes, Ryan Everett, Chase Harrison, Matthew Knapp, Jacob Fikes, and Katarina Torrissen.
Congratulations to all teams and Good Luck at Area!
This Friday, September 17, we play a real game of Cowboys-and-Indians as the Jourdanton Indians take on the D’Hanis Cowboys in a Homecoming showdown at Indian stadium. The Homecoming festivities kick off on September 15 at 7:30 with the Night Time Pep Rally and the burning of the “J”. Football games begin on Thursday the 16th. 7th grade travels to face Hwy 97 rivals, the Charlotte Trojans, while 8th grade will head into Cowboy country to play D’Hanis. The JV Indians will play the D’Hanis Cowboys at home. Then it all comes home on Friday night. At 2:30 there will be a district wide pep rally in the high school gym. The Jourdanton Rotary will be holding their Carne Guisada Dinner from 4:30 until 6:30, and then at 6:30, the Alumni will meet at the football field. The Indians and Cowboys will kickoff at 7:30. During halftime, the Alumni will be recognized and the Homecoming court will be crowned.
Come support the Indians and welcome home the Indians of the past!
Jourdanton Junior High Kicks Off Year With Dance
The Jourdanton Junior High Student Council will be hosting a back to school dance on Friday, September 10.
The dance will be in the Jourdanton Junior High Gym from 6:30 to 9:30 PM.
Admission is $5 and the dance is open to all Junior High students.
See you there!
Jourdanton High School Starts With New Schedule
The students at Jourdanton High School started with a brand new attitude and a brand new schedule.
The ‘zero’ period class was moved from 8 AM until 11 AM which is a real change for our band class, which is later in the day and boys athletics which is earlier.
Teachers and students alike are doing their best to adjust to the new times and so far, things have gone pretty smoothly.
Aside from the new schedule, its pretty much business as usual for the upperclassmen, and a world of new beginnings for the underclassmen.
“For the first time since I’ve been in administration,” said principal Keith Chapman, “we don’t have any new teachers on our campus. It’s great having that consistency.”
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