NS Iron Sharpens Iron - Feb. 8

Iron Sharpens Iron - Feb 8
Congratulations to the following students for earning Iron Sharpens Iron t-shirts. Thank you, Chief Shoemaker and the UCFD for helping to recognize students who work hard to be great students. K - Luis V, and Braydin A.; 1 - Lyla B. and Phoebe H.; 2 - Colton El. and Riley H.; 3 - Tre G. and Aaliyah J.; 4 - Ava D. and Avery A.; 5 - Alondra C. and Gabe T.; 6 - Quincy M. and Ena D.

Iron Sharpens Iron Feb. 8 (2)
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They’re Creepy and They’re Kooky...and They’re Coming to UCJSHS

The Addams Family Eyes Newly Set Performance Dates - By Brad Hoggatt

The energy is alive amongst the cast of this year’s spring musical at Union City Junior/ Senior High School. But when you’re dealing with The Addams Family, energy isn’t the only thing that seems to be “living.” Directors Gary Zimmers and Brad Hoggatt are excited to bring this madcap, misunderstood family to life for the community to enjoy.

The Addams Family is a musical comedy with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. The show is based on The Addams Family characters created by Charles Addams in his single-panel gag cartoons, which depict a ghoulish American family with an affinity for all things macabre. The musical opened on Broadway in April 2010. The original cast featured Nathan Lane as Gomez and Bebe Neuwirth as Morticia. The production closed on December 31, 2011, but a revised national tour of North America began in September 2011. The production has won numerous awards including the Drama League Award and Drama Desk Award.

In the kooky, upside-down world of the Addams Family, to be sad is to be happy, to feel pain is to feel joy, and death and suffering are the stuff of their dreams. Nonetheless, this family still has to deal with many of the same challenges faced by any other family, but the spookiest nightmare of all has them struggling: the Addams kids are growing up. The Addams clan have lived by their unique values for hundreds of years and Gomez and Morticia would be only too happy to continue living that way. Their dark, beloved daughter Wednesday, however, is now an eighteen year-old young woman who is ready for a life of her own. She has fallen in love with Lucas Beineke, a sweet, smart boy from a normal, respectable Ohio family — the most un-Addams sounding person one could be! And to make matters worse, she has invited the Beinekes to their home for dinner. In one fateful, hilarious night, secrets are disclosed, relationships are tested, and the Addams family must face up to the one horrible thing they’ve managed to avoid for generations: they must face change.

The heads of the household, Morticia and Gomez Addams, are being portrayed by junior Heidi Livingston and freshman Braydon Hoggatt, respectively. Senior Reagan Hoggatt has been cast as Wednesday Addams with her brother, Pugsley, being played by Mikayla Green. Shelby King, senior, is playing Grandma Addams while Kaley Adkins is tackling the role of Uncle Fester. Rounding out these misfits is David Bowers as the ever-present Lurch. Mal and Alice Beineke will be played by Seniors Alex Brag and Courtney Whitesel, respectively, with their son, Lucas, played by first time musical participant Tabius Reagan. The ancestors, the muses of the musical, will be portrayed by Kalam and Sylaris Denney, Owen Elifritz, Gloria Cardona, Alissyn Hofacker, Emily Livingston, Katie Elliott, Mariah Claywell, Lyndsee Mills, Kennedy Phillips, Andrea Sanders, and Christina Sowinski.

This year’s production will see a change of performance dates, so the community is encouraged to mark their calendars accordingly. Instead of being the Friday night/ Sunday afternoon performances they have had in the recent past, Zimmers and Hoggatt are excited to return to their roots with the performances being on Friday evening and Saturday evening. “This adjustment is a welcomed one,” says Zimmers. “It not only opens a day in our personal schedules, but it also allows our students and our community to experience TWO great school productions over this weekend.” Community members can now see The Addams Family on either Friday, March 15 at 7 p.m. or Saturday, March 16 at 7 p.m.

Tickets are not yet available for purchase, but will be soon. This rollicking retelling of an American staple is one not to miss!
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Apache and TeePee Earn Gold-Level Certification

Congratulations our two School-Based Enterprises, Apache and TeePee for earning Gold-Level Certification again this year. Reagan Hoggatt and Emalee Bocanegra worked on the Apache Certification. Sydney Ralston and Sophia Spence worked on the TeePee Certification. This is the 7th year in a row for TeePee. Apache started 2 years later with the certification process so this is their 5th year in a row.

There were over 483 in the country that received certification. There were 6 schools in Indiana that received certification.

Carmel High School-2 School-Based Enterprises
Ft. Wayne Snider
Ft. Wayne North Side
Union City Jr./Sr. High School
Washington High School

These young ladies now have the opportunity to compete in Orlando, Florida at the International Career Development Conference in April.
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Choir Students Compete at Indiana State School Music Association Solo and Ensemble Contest

Congratulations to the following Choir Students for earning gold and silver ratings at the Indiana State School Music Association Solo and Ensemble Contest this past Saturday at Yorktown High School.

Christina Sowinski - Gold for her piano solo
Kalam Denney - Gold for her piano solo and vocal solo
Kaley Adkins - Silver for her vocal solo
Kaybree Ward - Gold for her vocal solo
Shannen Smith - Gold for her vocal solo
Sullivan Thomas - Gold for his vocal solo
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UCJSHS Students, Athletes and Staffulty of the Month - January

Congratulations to UCJSHS students of the month Megan Clemons & Mariah Claywell, athletes of the Month Nic Wells & Emma Hall and staffulty of the Month Mrs. Lehman & Mrs. Neargarder. 
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North Side Primary Select Choir Gearing up for Spring Show

The students in the Primary Select Choir at North Side Elementary School are preparing for their Spring Music Program. This group meets after school every Tuesday and is made up of students in grades 1, 2, and 3. This year's program, "Totally AWESOME 80's", will feature "Livin' On a Prayer" by Bon Jovi, "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor, and "Jump" by Van Halen, along with many other notable favorites. The show will take place in the RESC cafetorium on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. The Primary Select Choir is under the direction of Mr. Brad Hoggatt.
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Upgrades Coming to Student Based Enterprises at UC

UC DECA program receives a donation
By Brad Hoggatt

It was like Christmas all over again on Tuesday, January 22 when members from the Randolph Economic Development Corporation visited Union City Junior/ Senior High School to present Business Teacher/ SBE Coordinator Becky Kuehl and SBE student leaders with a check for $31,182. Representing the REDC were Gabe Winkle, David Lenkensdofer, and former State Representative Greg Beumer.

Originally, Kuehl and student representative Sydney Ralston presented to the members of the REDC a request totaling over $45,000. The organization willingly covered ⅔ of this request. Future RESC Superintendent Aaron Black shared that because of this donation, the school will be working to fund the rest so the full amount requested is met. “It is something that we all want to see happen, something that will truly benefit our students and our community,” stated Black.

Several items will be purchased for use at Apache Design and The TeePee, the two SBEs at Union City. The students are most excited about the arrival of a brand new Epson Poster Maker. Apache Design Manager, Reagan Hoggatt, shared “that with this machine, we should be able to print the vinyl banners that many schools use to honor their Senior athletes. Also, if we get it in time, we might be able to start printing celebratory banners for graduation parties.” TeePee Manager Sydney Ralston reiterates, “Yes, we are very excited about this particular machine, but many more items are coming that will only enhance what we can do here at UC. Heat presses are being purchased that will allow us to print on ceramic mugs and caps.”

A new display case, two new heat presses, and a sublimation printer complete the order. Great things are already happening at UCJSHS, but with additions like those made possible because of the Randolph Economic Development Corporation, things will be getting better!
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UC DECA Competes at District 9 DECA

Union City Jr./Sr. High School DECA Chapter competed in the District 9 Career Development Conference on January 15th. The following individuals placed and earned the right to compete at state competition. They are:

Entrepreneurship, 1st Place, Piter Sicolela
Sports and Entertainment Marketing, 1st Place, Gabe Addington
Business Law and Ethics, 1st Place, Jacob Curry and Mason Good
Buying and Merchandising, 1st Place, Hunter Reagan and Kyle Buckingham
Marketing Management, 1st Place, Emalee Bocanegra and Sydney Ralston
Sports and Entertainment Team, 2nd Place, Sophia Spence and Reagan Hoggatt
Travel & Tourism Team, 1st Place, Heidi Livingston and Morgan Wymer

The State Career Development Conference will be held March 3rd-5th at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown.

Union City DECA would like to thank the following people for their assistance in making this year’s District Competition a success. They are: Kathy Thompson, Aaron Black, Linda Puccini, Leslie Isenbarger, Taylor Koon, Josh Spence, Ted Leahey, Bob Gentry, Russ Reichard, Jr., Linda Wilcox, Destiny Shafer, Brad Hoggatt, and Nathan Conklin

Ms. Becky Kuehl would like to thank the administration, faculty and staff along with the custodial staff for all of their assistance prior to and during the competition.
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UCJSHS Students Earn Perfect Attendance

Congratulations to the following students for earning perfect attendance for the first semester of school.

Jude Connor
Camryn Fischer
Corey Whitesel
Michael Vore
Emma Brewer
Savannah Brewer
Cristian Cardona
Evelyn Downey
Katherine Elliott
Reagan Hoggatt
Alexandria Partin
Emily Livingston
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NS Iron Sharpens Iron - Jan. 18

Congratulations to the following students for earning Iron Sharpens Iron t-shirts. Thank you, Chief Shoemaker and the UCFD for helping to recognize students who work hard to be great students. K - Katalina C. and Seth G.; 1 - Andrew M. and Emma T.; 2 - Liliana A. and Jaily R.; 3 - Gracie B. and Alexis C.; 4 - Charlie B. and Olive W.; 5 - Sophia Noggle and Jayson C.; 6 - Shelby A. and Elianna B.
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    • Central Office

      Randolph Eastern School Corp
      731 N. Plum Street
      Union City, IN 47390

      Aaron Black, Superintendent
      Tel: 765-964-4994
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      Jr.-Sr. High School

      Union City Jr.-Sr. HS
      603 N. Walnut Street
      Union City, IN 47390

      Neal Adams, Principal
      Tel: 765-964-4840
      Fax: 765-964-3775
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      North Side Elementary
      905 N. Plum Street
      Union City, IN 47390

      Mark Winkle, Principal
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      Fax: 765-964-3445

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