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New Haven High School Drama Department Present “Beauty and the Beast”

The New Haven drama department will present “Beauty and the Beast” in three shows:

7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 22

7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 23

2:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 24

Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students. Group rates are available.

Enter through door 6.

The first 10 children in costume will get a free light- up rose. Attendees will also have the opportunity to take free pictures with cast members.

For tickets and more information, contact Ric Geist at geistric@gmail.com

POSTED: 03/05/19 at 3:48 pm. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News, Schools

POSTED: 02/26/19 at 3:27 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports

The Census Bureau is hiring temporary employees for the 2020 Census. Their jobs offer weekly pay, competitive pay rates, flexible hours, and paid training. By joining the 2020 Census team, you can support your community while getting paid to do it.


POSTED: 02/20/19 at 3:55 pm. FILED UNDER: Business, News, Schools

Celebrate the 4th of July by running in your best red, white and blue outfit! July 4th will be the 4 on the 4th a four mile Run / Walk. NEW THIS YEAR: a chip timed 1 Mile Run starting at 7:40am (no t-shirt for this event). The 4 Mile run/walk will begin at 8am…Both events will be held on the Rivergreenway in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Be daring and enter both events!!! On-site registration will start at 6:45am near the Rivergreenway boat dock just South of Kreager Park, the address is 7000 N River Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46815. State of the art RFID chip on the bib timing will be provided by Timed Events. Timed-Events.com will have published results online including a Youtube video of the finish line for the 4 Miler. Awards to top runners. Special event T-shirts only guaranteed to a limited number of preregistered participants. 4 Miler – $28 for adult preregistration and $18 for youths 15 and under. 1 Miler – $18. Day of race registrations will incur an increased fee. Register at: https://runsignup.com/4onthe4thfortwayne

POSTED: 02/20/19 at 3:53 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports

Join your fellow Bulldogs (YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO) on a Fun Filled Cruise of a lifetime on the Beautiful Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas. Sponsored by NHHS Class of ’69 and welcome to the classes 67, 68, 69, and 70 and ALL friends of NH Bulldogs. Special Group Rates Sails on May 12, 2019 from Beautiful Fort Lauderdale. 7 day cruise stopping at St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Thomas, and Nassau Bahamas!

Group Leader: Becky Huffman; rhuffmanmed@gmail.com 260-445-7769

Register at: www.inspirocitytravel.com (click on groups, click on Bulldog’s Reunion Cruise 2019)

POSTED: 02/16/19 at 2:47 pm. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News, Schools








POSTED: 02/16/19 at 2:44 pm. FILED UNDER: Church, News, Schools


Schools selected Among Nearly 600 schools from 50 States for their Innovative Efforts to Create A More

Positive School Culture and Fostering Kindness.

Today, Stand for Children announced that 10 schools from across the country are National Finalists of the Middle School Kindness Challenge (MSKC).
The schools are:
 Crispell Middle School‐ Pine Bush, New York
 General John Stricker Middle School‐ Baltimore, Maryland
 Hampton Bays Middle School‐Hampton Bays, New York
 Kernodle Middle School‐ Greensboro, North Carolina
 Lassen‐ Antelope Volcanic Academy‐ Sacramento, California
 McNicol Middle School‐ Hollywood, Florida
 Milliken Middle School‐ Milliken, Colorado
New Haven Middle School‐ New Haven, Indiana
 Roosevelt School – Bridgeport, Connecticut
Southwick Elementary‐ Fort Wayne, Indiana

These schools were selected among nearly 600 schools nationally that registered in the 2018 Fall Cycle of the MSKC. The finalist schools announced today are distinguished for their commitment to improving school climate and fostering a safe and supportive environment for all students at their school. Their efforts and commitment to fostering kindness are not only inspiring but also incredibly timely. With their efforts and dedication to fostering kindness they are paving the way towards commonplace kindness for all students across the nation. The Middle School Kindness Challenge is a program of Stand for Children, a national non‐profit education advocacy organization and is supported by Hasbro, Inc.’s BE FEARLESS BE KIND philanthropic initiative. “It’s becoming more and more apparent that we need to teach children to manage their emotions and actions and to regularly demonstrate kindness in their day to day lives,” said Jonah Edelman, co‐founder and chief executive officer of Stand for Children. “The students at these 10 schools demonstrated that young people are hungry for kindness‐centered activities and that they genuinely want to learn in an environment where respect, caring and support are common‐place. We honor their efforts and invite schools nationwide to join this movement.” As part of the MSKC, students from the 10 finalist schools took part in four weeks of activities and lessons that generated dialogue around the importance of demonstrating kindness in their school and in their day‐to‐day life. The goal of the Middle School Kindness Challenge is to make kindness commonplace in middle schools and improve school climate by providing a no‐cost, user‐friendly platform for teachers to access high‐quality, easy‐to‐implement lessons that help students strengthen peer relationships, build empathy and develop a positive mindset. The content on kindness‐building comes from leading providers including Harvard’s Making Caring Common Initiative, Facing History and Ourselves, InspirED, the Greater Good Science Center and Yale’s Center for Emotional Intelligence. All contributed their best‐in‐class lessons at no charge. “Fostering kindness is critical for developing a school climate that is positive. Students need to feel safe in their learning environment. By teaching kindness, students can develop close relationships with their peers and feel confident in their learning. Students learn more when their feel safe and comfortable in their environment and this is done when developing students’ understanding of kindness.,” said Crispell Middle School’s Kindness Captain Melissa Meere. Today’s finalists receive $1,000 in Donors Choose Credits made possible by the support of the Hasbro Children’s Fund. With this, the school can acquire valuable materials to continue their commitment to kindness work. The Middle School Kindness Champion for the Spring Cycle will be announced later this month. The Champion school is selected based on which school exceled in their participation from reflection exercises to kindness rituals with a strong emphasis on impacting change and making the school, overall, a true environment that fosters kindness. The Spring Cycle’s Champion will receive an additional $4,000 in Donors Choose credit bringing their total reward to $5,000. The current MSKC Cycle is currently open, and the last day to register is May 6, 2019. Educators are encouraged to learn more and register today at www.middleschoolkindnesschallenge.org or email the program’s Director, Daniel O’Donnell, at dodonnell@stand.org.

POSTED: 02/13/19 at 4:17 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

The Fort Wayne TinCaps will host the sixth annual Parkview Sports Medicine High School Baseball Series at Parkview Field this spring. The series features 10 games, showcasing 20 different local schools in April and May, while the TinCaps are on the road.

Parkview Sports Medicine is once again underwriting the event so participating schools don’t have any ballpark rental costs. In fact, the games actually will serve as fundraisers for the schools. For every $5 ticket sold, $4 goes back to the schools. (The remaining $1 goes toward Parkview Field’s Ballpark Maintenance and Improvement Fund.)

“Parkview Field is such a fantastic facility,” said Tommy Schoegler, Director of Parkview Sports Medicine. “We’re proud to provide our Parkview Sports Medicine partner schools with the chance to play at one of the premier ballparks in baseball.”

Similar to a TinCaps game, there will be giveaways, entertainment, and concessions for fans. Players will even get “big league” treatment with their headshots up on Parkview Field’s video board.

As in the past, all Parkview Sports Medicine High School Baseball Series games are scheduled to be broadcast live on TV (Comcast Network 81) and stream online (ESPNFortWayne.com andSummitCitySports.com).

“Just like Opening Night and the Fourth of July, high school baseball at Parkview Field has become a tradition,” TinCaps President Mike Nutter said. “Parkview Sports Medicine’s support of these games is a true testament of their commitment to our community, and the TinCaps are thrilled to host these up-and-coming student-athletes.”

This year’s schedule includes a celebration of East Allen County Schools on April 15 and Wabash County on May 9.

Parkview Sports Medicine is the exclusive medical provider for 26 area high schools and five universities.

April 15… 4:30pm

Heritage vs. Leo

April 15… 7:00 pm

New Haven vs. Woodlan

POSTED: 02/07/19 at 12:34 pm. FILED UNDER: Business, News, Schools, Sports

The New Haven Athletic Program will honor two athletes and recognize the 1960 Cross Country team during its Hall of Fame inductions at halftime of the New Haven varsity boys’ basketball game February 15 against Heritage High School. Previous Hall of Famers will also be introduced and recognized at the game.

This year’s inductees include 1980 graduate Jim Fitzgerald the only athlete in Bulldog history to run in both the 400 and 800 meter at the State Meet. Fitzgerald was a four-letterman in both Track and Cross Country and a state qualifier in both. His 49.0 time in the 400 Meter run is still the school record. Fitzgerald continued his running career at Southwest Michigan College where he was an All-American in the 800 Meter Run and the 4X400 Meter Relay. Fitzgerald was a National Champion in Cross Country as well as participating in the National Champions in Cross Country while at Southwest Michigan College. Jim Fitzgerald currently assists with the New Haven Track and Field Team.

Brandon Martin from the class of 1991, was an eight varsity letter winner at New Haven with four letters in baseball and two each in basketball and football. Martin earned All-Conference honors in both football and baseball and capped off his senior year with First Team All NHC, First Team All-Area, First Team All-State and named to the IHSBCA North All-Star squad. Martin won a school record 13 wins pitching for the Bulldogs, and hit over .400 and scored 47 runs. Both his win numbers and runs scored remain school records. Martin continued his baseball career at Indiana State University playing with fellow New Haven star, Dave Doster. Martin also coached successfully at Willow Canyon High School in Surprise Arizona before returning to Fort Wayne in 2017.

The New Haven High School Athletic Hall of Fame will recognize its first team to the Hall of Fame with the introduction of the 1960 Cross Country team who finished second at the state meet in the fall of 1960. The 1960 team captured the NEIAC meet, won the Sectional and finished second at the state meet, the highest finish of any New Haven athletic team ever. The Bulldogs were coached by Jim Weaver. Team members included: Irwin Schnelker, Larry Warrick, Dave Bazinett, Don Stine, Dennis Kummer, Dennis Renier, Neal Wissman, Bill Foust, Larry Rothenhofer, Dave Sutton, Jerry Ellis, Ron Berning, Larry Keeler and Bill Whitten.

POSTED: 01/25/19 at 10:47 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports

Bill Fritcha Memorial Award, Seeking Nominations for 2019

New Haven has a long and proud tradition of volunteer service. Now more than ever, volunteers are renewing their commitment to help others and make new connections that bring us closer together as families, neighbors and communities.

Recognizing and honoring volunteers sets a standard of service, encourages a sustained commitment to civic participation, and inspires others to make service a part of their lives. The Bill Fritcha Memorial Award recognizes individuals who have achieved a certain standard – measured by the number of hours of service over a 12 month period, or cumulative hours based over the course of a lifetime. The Bill Fritcha Memorial Award was established in 2011 to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers are making in our communities and encourage more people to serve. Mayor Terry McDonald created the Bill Fritcha Memorial Award as a way to thank and honor individuals by their demonstrated commitment and example; and to inspire others to engage in volunteer service.


POSTED: 01/24/19 at 2:54 pm. FILED UNDER: Business, Church, Entertainment, News, Schools