Tag: Bloomington High School North

New Coaching Program Helps At-Risk High School Students

BY JANET MANDELSTAM High school students at risk of not earning a diploma have extra support this year thanks to a new pilot program that places eight educational coaches at 10 schools in southwest-central Indiana. Regional Opportunity Initiatives (ROI) and Ivy Tech Community College–Bloomington launched the Graduation and Career Coaching Initiative to improve graduation rates, [...]

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IU Researchers & Local High Schools Working Together On Revolutionary Concussion Device (Photo Gallery)

Nicholas Port tests an athlete with the portable concussion device. Photo by John Bailey, directed by Jeff Richardson BY CARMEN SIERING As a coach of the Bloomington Blades high school hockey team and Bloomington High School North lacrosse club team, Dave Appel understands the concern surrounding concussions in youth sports. “It’s one of my greatest [...]

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Steve Philbeck: Teacher

Steve Philbeck with some of his students. (back row, l-r) Hannah Fife, Steve Philbeck, Charles Thomas Jr., Sophie Young, and Alexander Lawton. (front row, l-r) Nicholas Petry and Laura Dzubay. Photo by Jim Krause BY BARB BERGGOETZ Teacher Steve Philbeck considers himself an entertainer, of sorts. Some colleagues may cringe at that idea. But this [...]

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Lacrosse Is Taking Off Among B-town Youth

BY JEREMY SHERE Although Bloomington is first and foremost basketball country, other youth sports programs—especially soccer, baseball, and football—hold their own. But the fastest-growing sport in town is also among the newest: lacrosse. “Since we started the Bloomington Outlaws middle school program [in 2009], it’s really taken off,” says Jay Jessmer, former middle school lacrosse [...]

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Morgan Scherer: 
Fundraising Hiker

Morgan Scherer and his dog, Niko. Photo by Adam Kent-Isaac BY ADAM KENT-ISAAC The idea came to Morgan Scherer, 17, during a run, but it developed into a plan to walk: specifically, to hike along the Appalachian Trail to raise money for an education program for orphans in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Training for [...]

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