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First Semester Sneak Peak
Getting Involved Royals alumni explain why students should get involved in school spirit “I think the best way to spread school spirit is to attend events with friends. My favorite event to go to is football because it is really very hard to have a bad time in those stands. Everyone’s having a good time, and we’re cheering on our friends, so it’s just a cool experience. It’s important [to come to sporting events] because these kids are out working in the off season to put on for their school and it’s just a really fun time if you get into it.” Benjamin Taylor, Class of 2016
First Day of School August 10
Mudsock Football Game September 9
“It is important for students to get involved so they understand what it is like to be part of something bigger than themselves. It also brings the Royals family closer together and encourages people to work to better our community. Students can show school spirit in various ways, some show spirit by participating in school dress up days and other ways to show school spirit include attending sporting events such as football or basketball games. Another great way to show support for the Royals is going to school plays, musicals and concerts.The best way to show spirit is by coming to school every day with a great attitude, a smile on your face and the determination to be the best that you can be.” Carolyn Rasmussen, Class of 2016
In the Stands
Homecoming Dance October 8
Home football game class sections
Winter Choir Concert December 3-4
SOPHOMORES JUNIORS SENIORS
Fight Song Scan for the complete school event calendar:
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HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN HIGH, WE ARE THE ROYALS, BRAVE AND TRUE, WE NEVER FALL, WE NEVER FAIL, YOU KNOW THAT WE ARE FOR THR GREY, WHITE, AND BLUE. ON THE BEAM, BIG ROYAL TEAM, YOU KNOW OUR SPIRITS WILL NOT DIE SO COME ON NOW LET’S HAVE A VICTORY FOR THE ROYALS! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! R-R-R-O-Y, A-A-A-L-S, R-O-Y, A-L-S
Get to Know Your Clubs Extracurriculars offer students chance to get involved, meet like-minded people
Student Council Student Council focuses on helping the school and community. This club is responsible for organizing Homecoming, spirit weeks, the Thanksgiving food drive and other volunteer activities, all with the opportunity to build school spirit and culture. Those interested in joining may pick up an application from Mrs. Carson, Mrs. Mathias or Mrs. Murphy.
Key Club Sponsored by the Fishers Kiwanis Club, Key Club is based on volunteering locally. Key Club focuses on leadership opportunities and practicing good citizenship. Service opportunities are available throughout the year. This club requires no outside experience and is open to all students interested in joining.
Interest-Based Clubs “FFA is one of those small groups in the school that not many people know. Those who do know the organization love it. It’s one of the most welcoming groups in the school. FFA is for anybody with a passion for animals and agriculture.” Jaden Parsons, 10 “Anyone can join [World Connections Club]. Our biggest event of the year is international night, where students share and perform cultural acts and talents. There are also food nights where you get to sample food from different cultures around the world.” Nicole James, 2016 Graduate “Drama Club is an amazing club for so many people. Whether you are an actor, someone who likes to film videos, someone who likes technology or someone who is into clothing, drama club is the place for you.” Haley Stroup, 11
Best Buddies Best Buddies is a program that pairs students with intellectual and developmental disabilities with a oneon-one partnership with a student buddy. The buddy serves as a mentor and helps them create friendships within the school. The pair has opportunities to go to different events sponsored by Best Buddies, such as their own prom.
Riley Dance Marathon Riley Dance Marathon is a club where students dance “for the kids” at Riley Hospital for Children. Participants serve on committees and have individual TeamRaiser pages where they can receive donations from friends and family. All money raised is unveiled at the Riley Dance Marathon and then donated to Riley Hospital in Indianapolis.
“Academic team is basically a group of people that are having fun and testing their minds with trivia and puzzles and whatnot. I’d join it because it lets you meet new people. And if not for the people or the knowledge go for the free pizza.” Neal Patel, 2016 Graduate “Harry Potter Club isn’t just for people who have infinite knowledge about the books or the movies. It’s a group where people with a common interest can make new friends and partake in fun activities. It’s going to be really fun.” Carson Janes, 11 “Ski and Snowboard Club is a blast. The bus rides up to Perfect North can be relaxing. Once you get out there on the slopes, it’s just hour of fun. Remember to bring warm clothes and always expect a good time.” John Hasey, 11
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UPSTAIRS ROOMS F AND J
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Guidance Office Main Office (Deans) CCA Office Attendance Office Bookstore Fan Stand Clinic Leonard Auditorium Little Theater Athletic Office Library CCA Cafe
Important Locations to Know F141 F100 J100 C117 C116 D104 F140 H101 C101 D113 C106 K104
HSE HOT SPOTS The go-to spots of the school, how each assists students
This is where you can...
• print in color • borrow an iPad when your device is not present or charged • get technology assistance from the Royal Tech Squad • receive writing feedback from the members of the Writing Center • browse research materials or a new book
This is where you can...
• drop off a note to ride the bus home with a friend • schedule an appointment with a dean or administrator • meet with your dean if you receive a blue pass • get a work permit
This is where you can...
• sign in if you arrive to school after 7:40 a.m. • drop off any doctor’s notes or excused absence notes • sign out if you are leaving early • check the lost and found • get your locker combination if you forget it
This is where you can...
• buy a parking pass • study after school in private study rooms • get a snack from the cafe before, during and after school
•CCA: College and Career Academy •Commons: a hallway where many students meet between passing periods; located next to Café D •The Fan Stand: a student-run shop where you can purchase spirit wear; located across from the Varsity Gym •SMaRT(Student Mentoring and Resource Time): studying period similar to homeroom; meets most Mondays between third and fourth period •RDM: Riley Dance Marathon •APUSH: AP U.S. History •APES: AP Environmental Science •CybeRoyals Tech Squad: group of student mentors in the Media Center who help with any computer needs •Writing Center: group of students in the library who peer edit and revise student writing •Leonard: the auditorium by the CCA •Little Theater: smaller theater with wood paneling; next to the B building •FFA: Future Farmers of America •ACP: Advance College Project; classes that may count for college credit
This is where you can...
• resolve a personal or school issue with your counselor • request to change your schedule • get information about college visits • learn about different educational opportunities
GRADE SAVING TIPS “Actively study for tests and quizzes. Write things down, highlight, color-code, speak out loud, study with a partner and use online study tools that you have to respond to. Choose something that works for you, but studying by reading over the notes or chapter is a terrible way to study.” Paula Stansberry, Science Teacher
“Pay attention in class and keep your notes. There’s as not much hand-holding as there was in junior high, so there is more on you to be prepared. I would say make a few friends in each class who you can study with and ask questions.” Isaac Irvin, 12 “You will have more classes in high school and therefore more assignments and tasks to manage. Teachers will not constantly remind you of due dates, you need to be aware of them and remind yourself. Take ownership of your learning and future.” Anne Gowland, History Teacher “The big thing to do is pay attention in class because that is how you really learn the information. The important thing about studying is not to fall too far behind in your classes. Also, if you don’t understand something, never be afraid to a ask for help.” Alicia Garcia, 12
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Editors Carly Valentine Madeline Penn Makenna Sisemore
Demi Lawrence Olivia Smith
School supplies the bookstore has to offer at cheap prices
on the flipside
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Accounts you should follow to stay updated with HSE events
@humansofhse is a student-run Instagram page inpsired by Humans of New York
“The education level in London was a lot higher. Some of what I learned in England as a seventh grader was the same as what I learned first semester here this year. [The move] was hard to get used to, but I’ve done it before. This has probably been my favorite place so far. Japan was, before. [The U.S.] is a different place, different culture. There’s a lot of cool people to meet. [My friends] have helped a lot; it’s easier to get used to when you have friends.”
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Hamilton Southeastern High School Student Media & Publications - The Orb - Issue 1 - August 2016 - Orientation Edition