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THE PERRY MERIDIAN

"

rOCUS

Soaring

with the Falcons" lssue

I

.................September 14, l99A

Perry's SAT stable; nation, state falter blamed the drop in part on

By Mark Welter

recent students' failure to take batch of Scholastic Aptitude challenging classses and on Test (SAT) scores are in. students' working too much Scores are available for PM, after school. Educators believe for the state of lndiana and for that the verbal scores are the rest of the nation. declining because students no As a state, lndiana longer read enough.

The most

placed fifth lowest in the State Supercountry in this year's tests, intendent of Public lnstruction.

earning a combined

verbal

H. Dean Evans told

the

and math score of 867 out of lndianapolis Star that the 1600, down four points from decline in SAT scores was last year. indicative of students' current The national apathy toward scholastic average lor the two scores excellence. PM counselor combined last year was 900, Robert Banks agreed. 'We're down from 903 in'89. dropping because students Perry's scores were don't care,'he said. "Parents

a

good news

-

bad

news

and students are just

Recently returned sludents get down to business in 7th period chemislry class. The attitude was generally posilive as the school resumed its lamiliar routine.

not

il!i'l"JJ!""'"T3ffiIiffi :":::'tlU:l{{[,"J,1'I;, ;:[::t3'J:':i.'j:H:*#: m ?arj "J,til15J;:J[I

Attendance policy sets specific limits accumurate too many resurts He points out that this By sophie.chou & absences in any one class' lt year's absentee list is much

newswasthatitdidn'tgo yearandthatm"ny fia.i"f,ing Theresa Ci:11": remained ine sRt nau no intention"o"t . ,fl"l l:w on, if a is possible, forexample, fora shorterthanlastyearandsays, g67, exactly goingtocollege. ln"oaiii"", studentmissesmorethanten studenttofail theirthirdperiod "Peoplewhocometoschool get good grades." the same score as received he said SAT takerJ w!r" e eriods. in a class, he class because of absences student opinion is by the state as awhole. unprepared and made'imr" lrlorytically tails the class. even while remaining eligible more divided. The elimination perry,s math score etfort to prepare, r.".rriing'-in t:ly1ly' lhe new.attendance to pass other classes. bad

up either. lt unchanged at

students are being ofcollege.dayshasparticularly rosebyfivepointsfror45gto loweraverage.*r"..""" policy is slightly more than that, but reminded that any absence frustrated students. "l think 464. Unfortunately, pM,s He said many complicated hurtstheirchancestodowell. they should excuse college that'sthegeneral idea. verbal scoresdroppedbythe students put .""i;;i; 'college days" will days because it's part of our There will be no sameamount,from4ogto4o3. performance uero*' oih"i lndiana

educators -priorities, like jobs.

SAT SCORES AT A GLANCE Yerbal National Average

Math

Comblned

future," saidjuniorRobSauer. more excused or unexcused count as absences. Senior David absences. lf you're absent, Most teachers say they

you're absent. Students gill approve of the new policy. Likens agrees. He thinks the Mr. Lyndon Wall new policy's ten absences per be permitted to make up missed work, provided they said,"l thinkitsoneof thebest semester is fair, but college weren'ttruant.Afterastudent's policy choices our district has days should be an exception. fourth and eighth absences madesincethedisciplinecode Some argue that parents will be warned that went into effect several years those smart enough to pass theirchildisindangerof failing. Exceptions will be made for extended illnesses. lf students miss four or more days consecutively the entire string will count as just four

1990 1989 State Average

L990

ago. lt gets to the heart of

the

despite missing many school

problemsinourschools.There days should be allowed to are many things wrong with pass. ln response our educational system, but administrators maintain that the biggest problem by far is students who miss more than that too many students have tendaysinasemester(except

if a doctor's note is been unwilling to get to school those with extended illnesses) provided. are rarely students who show and get to work." Since the 'ten "From a teacher's point of mastery of their subject days

1989

absencss then fail" policy view, I like not having to mess material. lnstead, they say, 0f'...........,... .'',.+

408

applies to each class with the excused and

they are students refusing to individually,studentsarebeing unexcused absenses," said make valid efforts at school encouraged to schedule vital Mr. Jerry Brown. who often disrupt classes Mr. Ron Cunning- because they are continually appointments during various class periods so they don't ham is optimistic about the outof stepwithotherstudents.


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PertT Meridian High School

News

Channel L brings video to PM By Richard Hildebrand Channel One, a 12minute news program, is to be shown to PM students for the first time sometime this month

during Homeroom.

The program, which educators hope will increase student awareness of. geography and current events, offers a youthoriented format that features

short, fast-paced segments reporters.

and

news

younger

Last spring,

a

survey was given to Perry Township students, faculty, and parents to determine the

amount of support lor Channel One, because there had been opposition to showing students advertisements (which will be included on Channel One) durlng school time. Despite

as I saw it, lsaw the potential." Channel One is to be shown during Homeroom on Tuesday and Friday, and during an extended fifth period on other d3ys. The school day

show Channel One; a satellite one will be taken from fourth, dish, two VCR's, and a TV for sixth, and seventh periods. every 23 students. Whittle Fifth period will be l3 minutes requires that Channel One must be shown more than 907o longer than it currently is. Some paren-ts-, had of the time to over 907o of the student body. from firstthrough third periods,

CHANr{Et

COIl

The shows ihem-

a

selves

quick

summaries of major events,

IiVG TO

as well as a map of where

-ll

each event took place in order

to

A CLASSR.OCX NTAR YOU

will include

increase geographical

awareness. lt will also show

stories oriented toward the

,

middle school and high school age group, as well as two minutes of commercials. The system currently being installed at PM will

also allow the school

to cablecast other programming throughout the building when it so chooses.

vocal opposition by some members

ol the community,

the results showed

that minutes longer now

at

1

their literature that they would

commercials

advertising alcohol, tobacco,

contraceptives, feminine hygiene products, or anything

Most new teachers at PM part time and that he would like to get of PM's student body has the hearing impared at Perry and at Keystone Middle. Mr. Ed Henry is Perry's out into the halls to talk with impressed him. Mrs. Jolly Conrad will A number ol other new Assistant Principal. He is them. leachers are new to PM's teach in the Art Departments a graduate of Southport High By Jlll Lovel!

He is married with

faculty this year, but will be of both Perry and Keystone teaching here only part of the Middle.

three

day. Mr. Cllff Lehman will

Perry Township for 15 years.

teach in the Music Department both here and at Keystone Middle School. Roberta Terhune will teach the handicapped both here and at MacArthur. Beth Shipley will teach

He says he

was

somewhat surprised by the warm reception received here at PM. He says students have been very accepting of him

Mr. Joe! Black

Mr. Joel Black

will

Mlchelle returns to the

Colllns English

Department after having been gone a year.

Mrs.

Barbara

Fasbinder will teach Spanish fulltime when she returns from maternity leave.

Attendance rewards

teach U.S. Government. Mr. Underclassmen will have the Black is a graduate of Ben By Lezza Harman Students with perfect chance to win King's lsland Davis High Scttool and lndiana University. He and his wife are attendance will be entered in a drawing at the end of the year. He taught in Pike Township The administration has lor six years before moving to promised one senior a trip, Bahamas. Perry. He says the discipline possibly to

expecting a baby in October. Mr. Ed Henry

he

Jazz

at Meridian

Middle

School's gym September 2'l at 7:30. The group is part of the uS Army Band. Admission to the concert will be free.

Bertram posts jobs openings By Greg Shoemaker

Guidance

counselor Dave Bertram is posting employmentads on a job board outside the Guidance Office that may intereststudents. He asks thatoriginals remain on the

are

interested in how the board helps studâ‚Źnts.

else they deem inappropriate

children and has worked in

The

Ambassadors of the US Army Field Band will play

students should check it periodically. lf you find an ad of interest, please let Mr. Bertram know. He is

ffi

Communications, stated in

Media specialist utilized thus far this school for schools. Whittle will provide How long can lt be belore Connie Mitchell said'As soon year. Two minutes will be taken fre equipment necessary to Mr. Bolyard's on T.V.?

School and I ndiana University.

By Lezza Harmon

available. The board changes regularly so

tu#

produces Channel One, Knoxville-based Whittle

accept no

Jazz at Meridian

board. Copies

the Channel One because of the

students favored allowing state's request to ensure that ads. The company that Channel One into the school Perry of fers sufficient by a count of 1 282 to 59, while instructional time. The state parents supported it 273 to 9. currently refuses to consider Teachers supported the time spent watching Channel change to Channel One by an One as instructional time. Once Channel One overwhelming count of 89 to nine, bringing the count for all programming is begun at surveys to 1644 (94.9%) for Perry, the school's dailY schedule will differ from that and 87 (5.1%) against.

Like news done right!

tickets. These offerings, like the new attendan@ policy are designed to increase student attendance.

PM enrollment rebounds to 11701 By Don Welrick PM's enrollment has rebounded from last year's

total of 1,640. This Year 1,701 are enrolled. The Sophomore Class, with

460 students, is largest. There are 429 juniors and 428 freshmen. The SeniorClass has

declined by 57 to 384 as students harae failed to advance or dropped out.

PM grad named Fair Queen again By Emily Thompson PMHS grad

Nikki Lee was

recently

crowned Marion County Fair Queen. This is the third consecutive year that a PM grad has won the crown.

Other

Perry

students placing in the top ten were Therem Mulkey

and Dobble Hohn.


Perry Meridian High School

Page 3

News

College entrance test dates set SAT-ACT-PSAT/NMSOT

Holsclaw school code, #151724, The Scholastic recorded on the application

By Amanda

Aptitude Test (SAT) dates for the 1990-91 school year are: NovemberS, 1990 December t, tgSO January 26, 1991 March 16, 1991

and must be mailed by the student before the application

deadline. The test location

The

May 4, 1991

1991

Preliminary

Scholastic Aptitude Test The American (PSAT) will be available to Test (ACT) dates are: juniors and qualif ied June 1,

College

i

centers are listed on the form. I The fee for the SAT orACT is at least $12.00.

October 28,

1990

sophomores who sign up by

December8,1990 Tuesday, October 16. The Februaryg, 1991 PSAT helps prepare for the April 6,

1991

SAT and may allow a student

f* "

to become a National Merit pEggnl;y elected to serve as Freshman Class for the 1990.91 school year were Meagan 1991 Forthoseinterested Scholar. Registration for the Hu11, president, Lydia Tansinsin, vice presidenl, and Megan Miller secretary/lreasurer,

June 8,

in entering a college, the

SAT PSATwill

begin the first week

application must have the counselors.

The world comes to Perry

Band hates to lose

J"::: :,ffi:,h,;,:tr

:i.i:"'-J:, ":1,?'l:"1

3["",i1"Y;'i,",ii? 11,1t""#

]- -l'**:ri:";:H):: l:i*1h,lfttrI:#fr[ and By Mark we*er and the band are ready ;:',J#i,"","?ll:::H.,rJ:fl ff;j:"[ffi lfi; 3?f1i3iH; '?:j:ff:':l The PMHS to 'crank it up" in future andseniors Deborah washomesick,Alvarosaid,"lt Japan she had to wear a them

Dear

marching band is back in full competitions. Deal cited the step for the 1990-91 contest addition of Mr. Cliff Lehman-

seasonafterstumblingearlier asassistantdirectorasoneof year. the reasons for the marching

this

(Japanf

i.'Lacerda (Brazil), Alvaro isbestformetoforgetSpainif

The band band's new enthusiasm. The (Denmark). pascale Nodot. participatedinthisyear'sState otherreasonhegavewasthat belange (francel and pablo Fair but did not place as

well

group. He preparation, said band director anticipates betterperformance William Deal. He explained this year because the band that during band camp, held 'hates to lose." August 6-10, the performers have concentrated more on their something to prove," he said. field routine and less on State The bandwillperform in district Fair competition Saturday the 29th With the contest at Perry Stadium. By Nikki Brown season starting tomonow, Mr. No, they will NOT.

Will Perry & Southport

'We

combine ,into one school?

competition.

Dances to be held after athletic events

According

to

Superintendent Raymond Fatheree there is no way that

::T.ff:l"J,Ln'#ffi',::,n: rumors that Perry

and hopetobringmorespirittothe Southportwillbecombinedgo Parents of Athletes sctrool and make it show around every year, but that Supporting Spirit dances, during the games. they have no basis in fact. othenrise known as PASS Dances take place That should come dances, are being held his in the gym or lront foyer. The as a relief to the 53 percent of year after home athletic next PASS dance will be PM's population who recently ewnts. PASS is a group of September2Safterthefootball told a FOCUS survey they parents trying to add spirit to game with Southport. dislike the idea of combining schoolaaivities and to provide Other dances are the ttiro schools a healthy environment for scheduled for October 6 after The 27 percentwho students to 'hang out' after the volleyball game against said they would be for such a sctrool events. Southport (at Southport), union are apparently out of The group was put October 13 (ttre Homecoming luck. That includes junior

ByDawnOverbeck

togetherlastfallwhenPrincipal James Head said he would support such an idea. The people behind this program

CIip and Save

thePMHSmarchersareavery

as expected due to lack of competitive

Dance), and November 21 DavldSwalmwhofavoredthe (afler the basketball game union because'At least tlren

against Southport). Dress casual.

is

uniform,couldnotwearmake-

yo;"" (Spiln), Kerstln I am to suceed heie in up, jewelry, have a perm,or Hoenickl' (G"rr"ny), America." Deborah is very evenhavoherearpierced! Carsten Sundman

frey would have all the stupid people in one place."

Sept. 27 Football team bonfire Oct. 11 Homecoming Dinner Extravaganza 5:00-7:30 Homecoming Parade 5:30 Pushcart Race 6:30 Crowning of King and Queen/Rally 7:30 Oct. 12 Homecoming Football Game 7:30 Oct. 25-26 Teacfrer ln-Service Days (No school) Nov. 1&18 Bradford Woods Outdoor Challenge Education Program Nov. 22-23 Thanksgiving Vacation (No school) Dec. 8 Christmas Dance 8:00-11:00 Dec. 21 Last day before Winter Break

Jan.2

9 Jan. l0 Jan.

Retum to school Flnal Exams End of first semester Teachers Meeting (No school) Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (No school)

Jan. Jan.

11 21

Mar.

5-7

ISTEP Testing

Mar. 1G14 Close-Up Mar. 29 Last Day before Spring Break April 8 School re@nvenes Apnl 2*26 Township Art Show 6:0G9:00 May 10 Senior Mini-Olympics May 18 Prom 8:0G1 1:00, Afterprom l2:00-5:00 May 23 Senior Final Exams May 24 Senior Last Day/Final Exams May 27 Memorial Day (No sc*rool) May 28 Last Day for students/Final Exams Senior Graduation Practice 8:00 a.m. June 1 Graduation 11:0O a.m.


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Gaze into your crystal ball and tell us

Iraq.

o

. How

for him to do something. I think we are eager for war . . . and our purpose for being over adventure there is a classic coveruP of

2 marked the beginning of a new international

F eature

Drug testing coming to Indiana high schools

will it end?

By Amanda Holsclaw

August

September 14,1990

involving the United States and 'Read my lips."' foreign allies;they have forged a bond to provide the first full-

We've got too many People backing us up to lose. And

think

a lew

more

of

the

hostages will be freed, not all, but a few."

,sryffiffiirr'i'"

scale test of the concept of collective security as outlined in the ,)riginal United Nations

+r

(UN) charter.

When

'u "w, #",

Saddam

Hussein, president ol lraq, ordered his army to invade

iri,,if

ut

''

Kuwait, a major international

,"-t',tffi rtl

oil supplierthe act of expansion

prompted the United States and other countries to take action againsta man some call the next Hitler. PM

...tt'-li

Several

Junior

students and teachers were

Sophomore Mike

Daniel

Saddam Hussein is kind of crazy and he might it for now, but

lf you had to predict the outcome, whatwould it be?

try

How would war affect the economy?Would there actuallY be a chemicalwar? Would the draft be reinstated? ls the crisis one of your major concerns?

iust

'

Senior

leaders handle

arising

ffi

ffif JuniorKen Sitzman

"l think that all-out war

will be avoided between us Sophomore Dave and lraq because ofexpenses. think Rogers said, "l think Hussein And eventually diplomatic the draftcould be a PossibilitY."

"Unfortunately, I something will arise

only is going to mess around with means will solve our problems. because of the expenditures us some more.lthinkthe threat I think Hussein should soon

is going to happen in terms of thing will be resolved. I think probably the military buildup over there has called Sadda,n Hussein's bluff, but by the same token I can't help but think thatwe are just dying

of chemical warfare is the same as the threat of nuclearwarfare ; the threat is alwaYs going to be there, but no one is willing to use them. We wouldn't go to war because no onewould gain anything from it.'

Junior

release the hostages because of U.S. threats. And I also believe that if Hussein makes a move it will be soon belore America is at full force.Senior Mike Alford

expects that lraq will seek to

Shawn draw lsrael

into the struggle so

Appleget said, 'l think we are lraq can gain Arab allies bY going to have to go to war painting the stuggle as a war because we blocked all their between Muslims and the foodandtheir moneY so theY're infidels. He worries that lraq going to have to do something.

'l

think all schools

I

fair that they test people because any of the sports players

could be using at any time. ln the long run, testing could help athletes, but it should be their choice whether they want to get help or not." Senior James Grider says "l think they should test ,or drugs. lf someone is out there on the field that's high they may do something crazy. lt should not be used to nail them, but to help them." Senior Eric Addington says "lf they are going to test a certain group they've gotto test everyone-teachers included." Several teachers were asked how they would feel about being tested at random. Most said they would want to see a specific program proposed before they decided il they were in favor of it or not.

Mrs.Carol Flscher:

war-the

Senior Herb Dove says,

should have them(drug testing programs). First of all to stop steroid use because it makes people quicker and stronger, and it gives them the edge over me because don't use them. I think half of the students would accept it and the other half wouldn't. To me it's not barging in on their rights (to test people). It just has to be done because drugs are illegal and preventing crimes is not breaking in on your rights." Sophomore Danielle Vornholt says," I think it's

something more after

coming because up in January; by then the crisis may be worse and reinstating said, my birthdaY is

Ron Mr. Cunningham: "l think nothing

not iust athletes. Apparently, random drug testing is becoming a thing of the future. What do you think?

David

lt could be WWlll. lt depends on how the

conflicts. lt concerns me a lot

happen, I think Hussein will be the one to initiate it."

testing of athletes in several lndiana high schools now puts that question to the test. Lafayette Harrison High School is one of the three Hoosier schools which have adopted a policy of drug testing athletes and cheerleaders. SpencerOwen Community School Corporation will begin testing athletes this fall. Munster High School will test students in all extracu rricular activities. More and more high schools are seriously considering the program, lndianapolis Public Schools (lPS) being one of them. While the other programs have been designed lor athletes only, IPS is considering testing for all students,

everything cools ofi."

Likens:

they have spent to get the men over there . . .lf anything does

Justhow much privacy do students have? Where

do the state and school boards draw the line between personal rights and school regulations? Random drug

.l..

Phares: 'The United Nations Carnahan said, "l don't think asked to predict how theY has backed us so far, so theY people should die over a can believe the situation will be will have to back us if the of oil. lf we would have just let eventually resolved. hostages' lives have to be the hostages die over there it (lnterestinglY, it seems that sacrificed ,or the rest o{ the would have been a lot less male students hold much world." than the Iives lost by going to stronger opinions than female war. I think they might resolve students.)

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F eature

Page 5

Originals witnessed student change changed. He believes today's unsupportive home back- that kids today have fewer Teachers believe Thirty-four faculty kids face more pressures. grounds. Over and over role models. that busing may be part ol the and staff members have been 'They face a lot of teachers pointed out the Mr. Phil Strader reason why teens today are here for all of Perry's 18 years personal distractions that they problems caused by one- doesn't believe students have more accepting than those of By Tonya Lee

(see box). Most of

parent homes, by Mr, Steve Taylor. overemphasis on "part time" which has changed most in Mostof theteachers jobs and by a lack of parental the last 18 years is . . . the kids. interviewed about P M's history support for education. Mr. Bud Sauter say that for too many kids Mrs. Nina Day said says that kids today certainly school is no longeratop priority many parents want schools to dress differently, but more and that more kids today are discipline and motivate so they the didn't have 20years ago,"says

"originals" agree that the thing

lmportantly theirattitudes have

struggling to overcome

etq

FLA.T alttQ.

-

it

themselves.

Mrs. Hazel Whitesall called television a on

negative influence

tsr.rAlR

tsAK? EYELASi{€5

won't have to do

the

TH€ RgAL

attitude toward learning. "A teacher certainly didn't have to contend with the attitudes

TH

she might now."

'Nq

On a

related

changed so much as the world the past. The vast majority of has changed. He sees the teachers with whom we students offered a much wider spoke said they believed that choice of behavior options and busing has had positive thinks that is why kids appear impact on the student body. changed. Kids today have the Mrs. Day says she motivations, 'kids believes desegregation has haven't changed, it's just that made a big difference forthose today the world they respond kids who have gone through to has changed.' the system since kindergarten. On the positive side, She says she believes they most teachers believe teens are more disciplined, better today are more globally aware prepared and more accepting. Mr. Jerry Mullinix said,"l feel that most kids Saufei, ......Mt.,nua white or black - take too little pride in their homework and rrrirblUntly States'r,I learning. This may have been

a

same

subject, most !eachers believe that the problemswith low SAT scores and many other student a kid:toddv.r! learning problems can be linked to the fact that "kids don't read enough anymore." than teens of 20 years ago. Teachers say that TV, video Several teachers said they games and other similar trends think today's teens are also make negative have limited teens' ability to slower gather understand judgements about people who are different lrom them. information.

dnlt want:to

P5\, CHEP€&

'r-5HrBT. reE

-i !9i 2"

and

PUR,SC

rc'I*LL

I

to

(.H*

Dillon ruling (the

decision

ordering forced desgregation

of lndianapolis

Public Schools), because before it wasn't this way. We still have 10 to 20 percent that really care and 80 percent that just want to pass.'

Mr. James Hohlt said there is "a little bit less

woRk

respect for the teacher (today)

from the student." Like many teachers, Mr. Hohlt believes

. il'. I\q

brought about by the judge

,ffi

.f!i*{;}

.!n

Va, 1 th. ,.X ..:r.1 '!F

The 34 survlvors Mr. Jamee Head

:li r.

T n .._ +j. ,iiil I n,:,{ii.iPr+ilir 'q. l:::x..,

HIGH SCHOOT CIASS RING F.iliir,ltriil

'.L.',r .,n

Fr#,,#l

:J

F.+i-fitT-ji{ ,_!-?

\it

Hffi

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EIEEiTT

Mr. Charles Earle Mrs. Carol Fischer Mr. Jim Hohlt Mr. Ken Knabel Ms. Clndy McClaln Mr. Jim Nichols Mrs. Lennyce Powers Mrs. Mary Rebber Mr. James Roach Mr. Jlm Smith Mr. Phll Strader Mr. Terry Straln Mr. Steve Taylor Mr. Robert Wagner Mrs. Paulette Wendt Mr. Roland McGathey Mr. Davld Gerkensmeyer

Mrs. Nina Day Mr. Ron Cunningham Mr. Jay Campbell Mr. Bud Sauter Mrs. Hazel Whitesall Mr. Jerry Mulllnlx Mrs. Betty Toombs Mr. Robert Banks Mr. David Bertram Mrs. Marlorie Boger Mrs. Arlene Autry Mrs. Joan Howell Mr. Tom Bohleen Mrs. Jan Borradalle Mrs. Alma Hlgbee Mr. Kelly Clore

,,.

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Sophisficuf

Elegant lewelry 3887 W. Perry

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September 14, 1990

B oys' Sports

Football 3-0, Dome tonight By Jon Bumgarner The football squad is off to a perfect 3-0 start. Victories came in their opener at Bloomington North, athome

points on the board while was questionable for tonight's

Bacon H. S.

mentioned

game versus Noblesville, but

surrendering only 21.

Senior offensive will play, and senior Brian

guard and defensive tackle Hommel, a reciever and a Jeff Mills praised the defense starter in the secondary, against highly respected by saying, "Our defense can fractured his collar bone in the Martinsville, and in an out-of- hang with anyone in the state." Roger Bacon game and is One doubt Coach Enright expected to be out for six state battle with Ohio's Roger

According

to

to the

Star weeks. Coach Enright seems

the concerned the team's depth.

lndianapolis Star, PM coach "We have a lot of guys playing confident his team well remain Dave Enright has high praise both ways." lnjuries to key healthy due to the extensive for the team's strong defense players could prove disastrous off-season workout program as well as lor defensive for the team since so manY the football team endures. Coach Enright guys are playing both offense coordinator Kelly Clore. enloys watching back-uP Perry shut out and defense. Bloomington North 34-0 in their

So far the

injury

players improve as the season

opening game. Then last status looks like this: Senior progresses. Senior quarterback and Saturday night in Ohio they middle linebacker Tony pitched another shut-out, Bieszczat injured ligaments strong safety Travis Ridner has displayed his versatilitY bY in his knee againstMartinsville. ln three games, the Bieszczat missed the entire excelling both offensivelY and Falcons have put a total of 91 Roger Bacon game and is was defensively. Alter two games he led the county in passing yards and he currently leads

frying Bacon 25-0.

'

Falcons to roost in Dome By Jon Bumgarner Tonight, the Falcon football team will enter the unfriendly

confines of the Hoosier Dome to face the Noblesville Millers. Perry, 3 and 0 this season, but winless in previous visits to the Dome, will battle the Millers in Perry's fourth contest of the season. Though many of

those interested

in

attending this football spectacle have already

purchased tickets, tickets will be sold lor $6 at the gate. Kickoff for Perry will

be at 8:30, but

avid

football fans who wish to see more may arrive at 6:00 to witness the lirstgameof thedouble

teature between Southport and Roncalli. See

maplordireaions.

the team with

f

ive

interceptions. Ridner

is confident in his team and says, "We've got a lot of players

coming back"'so look for..a seniorchris Magnus drivesagalnsthls rival from seventh-

Tu;iffi-uilli By Don Wettrick

Perry's striders

.'Hip

;'Tffi

il;;

and juniors Austin Crosley members by the second week

of school, however because and Bill McGee. Normally the cross of injuries the team is still have hobbled to a painful 0-3 country team stops accepting seeking additional runners. record start. Their record is the result

of competing agair

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Girls' Sports

PertT Meridian High School

Page 7

Netters reach for potential By Suean Naue

"They are pretty good, but they

The girls'

varsity have not reached their full volleyball team launched its potential yet." season with a big win over The reserve team Golumbus North before losing has won two of their first three a heart breaker to 4th ranked games during the past two Jennings County. weeks. The reserve squad

This yeads varsity includes f ive juniors, six squad indudes eight seniors sophomores and freshman (seven of whom are newcomer Angie Shumaker. lettenromen), two juniors and Coach Lynn Tyche sophomore Colleen Doyle. said her squad wasn't yet Coach Jan prepared in all areas, though Borradaile says of the team it has great potential.

Swimmers rise to shine By Kelly Kosten

weeks, so that means we have

PM's girls' swim team to work harder and improve plungedintotheir l99Oseason quicker to reach our goals," by training at five a.m. and

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Elainesaid. Lydiacommented

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working with weights before sport, you really only get into Junior Kara Deat, lar ouldistancing her competilion, strides toward her lirst place finlsh their meets. it if you are the one at the Southport meel (Photo by Don Weltrlck). Junior Jill Zavela says their participating. lt would really _

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meet, but the Cardinals

members run!"

The team f inished rhird behind runners have improved their Terre Haute North and Ben times by as much as 58 Davis in the Pike lnvitational seconds. and then lost to highly regarded Senior captain Kim Reed Southport in a dual meet. was surprised to see her team Both meets were run in ranked 20th in thestate. 'lf we sweltering heat. are at twenty now, wait 'till Junior Kara Deal led all hey see our injured runners finishers the Southport healed and our younger team

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seemtohawotherconcerns. already guided the talented Our lady cross country displayed better team depth. The lady runners are also "Swimming and diving season team to victories over Franklin team has been battling both The leam feels it is much pleased that the field in their has been cut back by two and Warren Central. the heat and its opponents. improved over last year. Some Sectional will apparently be

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Opinion

Page 8

A man's gotta chew what a man's gotta chew !!! By Nikki Brown Yes, most of us have stepped in or at least seen those slimy brown blotches of saliva that accumulate in the stairwells. Or maybe we've seen the telltale "ring around the pocket." lt's smokeless tobacco, the "masculine" thing to chew. How high

school students have maturedl Move over pacifiers, here comes smokeless tobacco. It is a real turn-on to see a guy with a mutated lower lip flapping in the wind . . . NOT. Prolonged usage results in chronic bad breath, tooth loss, tooth damage, a diminished sense of smell and taste, excessive saliva and a constant need

to spit. l'm not sure how most girls feel, but for me going out with a guy who has almost no teeth (and those thatremain are stained brown), wears a stinky rendition of Brut, takes me to White The 1990.91 FOCUS staff (back rowfrom lefl to right) Amanda Holsclaw, Scotl Simpson, shelly Kiel, Richard Hildebrand, Mark welter, susan Naue, Tonya Lee, Nikki Brown, Kelly Kosten, Jon Bumgarner, Jenni Newman, Emily Thompson, Toniecha Hill. (Front row) Lezza Harman, Don Wettrick, Greg shoemaker, sophie Ghou, Dawn Overbeck, Liz Pinna, Jill Lovell, Theresa Charles.

Castle, spits constantly and then secretly tries to rub it into the floor is not my idea of a dream date.

Although some may believe that smokeless tobacco is harmless, it leads to many deaths from heart disease, strokes, and larynx and esophageal cancers. lt is considerably more addictive than smoking because the nicotine is absorbed directly into the bloodstream. Perry teachers were instructed this year to pay special attention to anyone "dippin'the chaw" and to refer them to the dean. So the next time you reach for the ring, remember those adults things of vatue: your teeth, tongue, sense of smell, sense ol

Teach your childrento well if

me, of volleyball season? What seems precious if happens if Channel One isn't remembered the adage taste, your life, your chance at a Prom date and those stake. could be at "Actions than that days louder ten attendance speak time? Answer: you're late to class? lf you are instalted on Take my advice . . . don't spit into the wind. repeatedly tardy, you may face Students are inconvenienced, words - .. orreferrals." By Scott Simpson

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students to be responsible and By Dawn Overbeck probably give you an F. The inspection of a Students are told to to get things done on time, but will not take locker student's should learn to I think they be prompt. They should be. princiPal or a Now what happens measure up to their own place unless the if the school doesn't get the standards! The old phrase "Do on time? What as I say, notas I do"just won't School nurse suggests carpet happens if the new bleachers cut it with today's students. immunization shots Itwould be bâ‚Źtter, it don't get put in before the start High schoool and middle scirool students have recentlY

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Your goals are our goals

By Rlchard Hildebrand

contracted measles and/or

destroyed

or placed in

hands of the authorities.

the to bring the vehicle onto school grounds.

mumps. The school nurse is

The FOCUS feels it is important to publish school news, but recommending that students in ourviewwe should do more. The FOCUS wants to introduce who haven't received an Perry students to the 'big picture." We want them to lorm views immunization shot in the Past and take an active part in the issues that surround them. ten years get one now. The FOCUS staff wants to help mold student opinion in an attempt to involve students in directing their school's efforts. Lunch checks payable to We want to give students a voice to allow them the freedom of MSD Perry of Township speech which Americans are taught to cherish.

Lunch payment We would like the FOCUS to be entertaining; we want checks should now be made students to look foruvard to it and keep it as a memory. payable to Perry Township. Most of all, the staff would like to leave a positive legacy.

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