By Cheyenne Vondrak
The volleyball team has started their ‘16-’17 season with new Head Coach Abby and returning Assistant Coach Fritcher. With a loss to Arcola on Tuesday, September 30th, and a win against Okaw Valley on Thursday, October 1st, we can look forward to an exciting and competitive year!
During Tuesday’s game I had the opportunity to ask ask “Neoga’s Number One Fan” a few questions. Bucky has become an icon to athletes and fans alike, watching both girls and boys basketball as well as volleyball. “I even manage to make it to some of the baseball games.” He told me that his favorite to watch is boy’s basketball. “I’ve had this exact same seat for over 40 years now,” and we hope that he keeps coming.
Red Ribbon Week
Dear Neoga Elementary School Parents and Guardians,
Neoga Elementary will be taking part in a week long program called Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon Week was designed to create an awareness concerning the problems related to the use of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs. The national theme this year is “YOLO. Be Drug Free”.
Red Ribbon Week started in 1985 as a means of honoring D.E.A agent Enrique Camarena, who lost his life in the line of duty. Today Red Ribbon Week has grown into a national observance-a time for schools and communities across the nation to come together in the fight against drugs.
At Neoga Elementary we will focus on the many aspects of health and safety. You can take advantage of this time to open a dialogue at home and discuss issues like peer pressure and making the right choices for a healthy future.
Students are encouraged to wear the following colors on designated days. Thanks again for your support of our schools.
|“Leaf” Drugs Alone||Pledge to be Drug Free||Be “Jean-ius” Be Drug Free||Shade out Drugs||The best for me is Drug Free|
|Wear Fall colors (green, orange, red)||Wear White||Wear Blue Jeans||Wear Black||Wear Neoga shirt or red|
Serve, pass, dive, kill Adrenaline, an endless thrill Black and red dream of gold Earnest effort, daring bold Buzzers sound, sneakers squeak Roaring crowd, on their feet Team and team, each compete Bump, hit, spike, set Tears of joy, blood, sweat Striving, yearning, each to be Ace of Ace and Queen of Queens Separate souls, in spirit team A missed chance will all regret A victory shall none forget
Recently, students from Neoga Jr-Sr High school participated in the ILMEA All-District 5 Festival. In order to be selected these students put in many hours of extra work including practice at home, before, and after school. They were required to audition for a judge in Effingham on Columbus day in order to be considered. It is a great honor for them to be selected. Sophomores-Seniors in High School can also be selected as part of the ILMEA All-State Festival in January. We are very proud of this group!
Congratulations to the high school Eco Team who earned second place out of a field of 18 teams at the 40th annual competition on Oct. 6 at Lake Shelbyville. Team members are Ellie Walk, Lindsey Alumbaugh, Gabe Henderson and Kate Baker. They took tests on Glaciers, Indians and Bees, and put in a lot of time studying up to the event. Great job, team!
Congratulations to the jr. high eco team for placing 5th in a field of 16 at the 2016 Eco Meet at Lake Shelbyville. The team members are: Elizabeth Davis, Shaylee Vondrak, Maggie Rentfro, and Rylee Peterson. The team worked hard studying and preparing for the meet. Good work team!