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SEPTEMBER 21, 2010

New principal sees endless possibilities at HHS



It’s a big position to fill. It’s a position full of responsibility, excitement, and maybe even a few headaches....that position is the head principal of Harrisburg High School, and Mr. Kevin Lein is the person to lead Harrisburg High School into the future. He was born in Maryville, Missouri, and moved to South Dakota at the age of 19. He first attended Mount Marty and majored in Journalism and then earned his masters degree at USD; he is currently getting is doctorate this December in education from St. Mary. I sat down with Mr. Lein and asked him a few questions.

difficult to try and know everyone.”

What are you past Educational and administrational experiences? “I was [the] principal at Hansen school in Alexandria, SD. I have also been a college professor and middle school teacher.”

What are the changes you have in mind for the students and to staff? “Overall, allowing students to Explain the have more d i f f e r e n c e responsibility. from going to a HHS new principal Kevin Lein. W h e n small school to Photo by Lia Thiele students leave a large school here, the best “It’s great; there is so much opportunity, but it is a little gift we can give them is a way

The Foreign exchange

New year, new experiences, new nationalities BY MACKENZIE JENSEN

This year at HHS we have four new foreign exchange students that came from various places around the globe. Key Kay Salas-Cevantes, who is 17 and from Ecuador, chose to come to the U.S. to meet new people, have a great experience, and to learn English. He has been taking classes that range from U.S. history to web page design and chorus. The one thing he said that differs from his school in Ecuador was the food. His favorite sport is soccer, and he is on the high school team. The one thing he wants to achieve while being here is meeting new people and making new friends. Kevin Boran, who is 17 and from China, came to learn English.

TIGER NEWS STAFF He is taking AP Calculus, AP Government, and physics. The one thing that is different from his school in China is the freedoms we have. He likes to play soccer and go on the computer. By the time he leaves, he wants to make new friends and learn more about America. Jakub Pastorek is from Slovakia and he is 17 years old. He came to the U.S. to learn English. He is staying with the Souvingier family. What he wants to achieve while here is have the experience to tell later in life and to make new friends. His favorite sport is soccer and that is all he likes to do in his free time. He is also on the high school team. He is staying the whole

Pictured l-r: Kevin Boran, Key Kay Salas-Cevantes, Brian Yu-Hsiang, and Jakub Pastorek.

year and is taking classes from painting to Spanish to American literature. He says that our school and his school are almost alike. Brian Yu-Hsiang is a 16-year-old that came all the way from Taiwan. His favorite sport he likes to play is also soccer. He also is taking AP calculus. Other classes he is taking include band, English II, and American history. The one thing that differs from his school and Harrisburg is we change classrooms for each class; in Taiwan they don’t. One thing in particular he wants to achieve while being here is making new friends from a different country.

Photo by Mackenzie Jensen

to make good choices. Every change should be direct to that.” What is your favorite thing about being a principal? “The students” What is the most difficult thing about being a principal? “The students” What are your thoughts about the Harrisburg School District? “This place has the most energy and possibilities of any of the districts I’ve been in, and I’ve been in a lot. It would be a real crime if I didn’t take that energy and make it the best that I could.”

Homecoming will be held the week of October 4-8... check future issues for fun pictures of activities from that week!!!

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Student Council holds several successful fundraisers BY MORGAN DEPERNO


The school was open for business from 6:30-10:00 p.m. on Friday, September 10th, when Harrisburg Student Council hosted a “Parent’s Night Out” babysitting fundraiser! The cost was $7 per child, and all proceeds went to support Bryce Schroeder and his family with their medical expenses. Student Council had their hands full when 63 ecstatic elementary kids showed up... granted, the cookies and juice didn’t help. They had the whole gym to themselves to shoot hoops, jump rope, play tag, and everything else a creative eight year old can think of. In the commons of the school tables Caitlin Hanson entertains two attendees of the Student Council fundraiser “Parents’ Night Out.” Photo by James Harle were piled with board games, crayons, markers and loads of the week they held a silent auction of bringing the grand total to $3,015! crafts. There was also a movie Student Council has many area where you could just relax the football players’ jerseys for the Tiger Bowl and raffl ed off four $50 activities planned for the year. with a comfy pillow. In the end, gift cards! The jerseys by far made Homecoming is soon approaching Student Council raised over $500 at the most money with one jersey and Student Council has several fun the “Parent’s Night Out” fundraiser! going for more than $500! In total the things in store for the students and This was not the first fundraiser the jersey sales raised more than $2,100 staff of Harrisburg High School. Student Council has taken part in to and the raffl es raised around $500 support Bryce Schroeder. Early in

Troupe Be Told

Student Improv group brings issues to light BY PAIGE DEPERNO

TIGER NEWS STAFF A voice is meant to be heard as issues and concerns. They want a semester and in the future hopes Harrisburg’s thirteen new Improv their audience to see it too and to perform to close community members, led by Mrs. Bird, set bring to their attention the many audiences. She also has planned dates to perform high-school issues that young students face sometime soon, “A Night at the related issues to our students. everyday. And that these issues Improv,” which is a night for any “[We hope] to prove the point that aren’t meant to be taken lightly. high-school students to play games Mrs. Bird plans to hold a skit once and get on stage. She wants students different issues happen in school, and we need to address them now,” said junior Kaylee Schirado. Through the students’ improvisation of personal, family, and social issues, individuals are offered an opportunity to become aware of and discuss the implications of various situations. Improv has a lot to do with breaking down stereotypes; that is why the members involved in it vary from all different ages, genders, perspectives, beliefs, and attitudes. Breaking down stereotypes is an issue that needs to be addressed, and this year’s Improv is going to work their absolute hardest to let their message be known. The Improv members are beginning to see reality from new and different perspectives and learning how to develop scenes portraying community Kaylee Schirado and Mrs. Bird perform during lunch with the Improv group.

to interact in a very personal manner, learning from one another. “I enjoy Improv because we develop new ideas, we have fun, it’s creative, and hopefully it will provide an impact on our student body,” said Jacob DiPasquale.

Photo by Morgan Wieman

Tiger Times Sep.21 2010  
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