Monthly Archives: March 2013

Latitude 39

By, the Phoenix

If you don’t know about Latitude 39 then you are really missing out!!! This place is awesome – for adults AND kids! Latitude 39 is a place where everything you can do is in one location!!

Dining – there are about 4 different restaurants that you can choose from to eat but some are more like bars, so unless you’re 21, you probably can’t go to those. The food is really good too! I can’t really say about the price of their food, though, because my parents paid for it.

Entertainment – there is a bowling alley, live music, an arcade, a theatre for live performances such as a comedy show or bands, a dance floor, tons of tv’s for the sports lovers, and pretty soon there will even be a movie theatre that you can sit down and eat at – like a restaurant! I’m most excited for the Cine-Grille to open!

Prices – Bowling is pretty average but the rates are different between the weekdays and weekends – but that’s pretty normal. Arcade prices – also normal. What’s NOT normal are the prizes L39 offers! They are awesome and really good – better than what you get at most arcades. Take a look at this site to see the cool games and prize shop:

Ms. Vandor recently went to L39 for a comedy show and dinner and I asked her about her experience. Here is what she told me:

“From the second we pulled up to the venue, my boyfriend and I were like, “Holy Cow! This place is huge!” As soon as we walked in, we were greeted by friendly staff members. They were very welcoming and professional. The place was packed and busy with a lot of people. One thing we noticed right away, was that the range of people varied a ton. There were little kids running around the arcade, and older people watching sports in the sports bar. However, by the time we left, it was mostly just an older crowd in the place. My boyfriend and I were lucky enough to get free tickets to the comedy show! Again, when we walked in to Latitude Live, the people were super nice! They sat us at our table and that was cool because we were facing the state directly. The main comedian was hilarious! Definitely not for kids, though!! We also ordered the buffalo chicken dip and it tasted just like my own recipe! So, yes, the good was good – but I am biased because like I said, it tasted just like mine! The service was a bit slow, but that was expected because it was really busy in the theatre. After the comedy show, we walked around the arcade. We didn’t play any games, but that was just because we were really tired and are trying to save money! There was a live band that was really good and the dance floor was packed. We left around 10 pm and the entire place was still very busy. I think we’d go back with another couple or a group of people, definitely!”

It sounds like Ms. Vandor had a great time. Attached is a flyer for High School students and teachers! DEFINITELY check out the flyer.

Latitude 39 High School Happy Hour
3-5 pm Monday – Friday
Show your school ID
Get: $10 for the arcade, 1 game of bowling, and if you buy one pizza – you can get one free!

High School Happy Hour

If you don’t live in the Indy area, check out for other venues like L39 in YOUR AREA. They have Latidues in Chicago, Jacksonville, and Pittsburgh too!

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Tuesday March 26, 2013 is Purple Day: an Epilepsy Awareness Article

By: Purple Ambassador, Grade Nine

What does Purple Day stand for? March 26th Purple Day is for Epilepsy awareness.

What is Epilepsy, though? The scientific definition of Epilepsy is, “a physical condition that occurs when there is a sudden, brief change in how the brain works. When brain cells are not working properly, a person’s consciousness, movement, or actions may be altered for a short time.” Now, if I didn’t have Epilepsy myself I wouldn’t understand that at all. However, since I do know what it means, let me explain. All it is, is a seizure disorder. But, now you’re probably thinking, “well what the heck is a seizure?” Am I right?

Well then… a seizure is just when something happens in your brain that interrupts your normal everyday way of life. Keep in mind though there are many different types of seizures, NOT just what is shown on the television, though that is a fairly common type of seizure. In fact there are hundreds of different types of seizures.

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month so why is this day in March? March is Disability Awareness Month. Believe me, Epilepsy is very much a disability. It takes up almost every moment of your life. All you do is worry about whether or not you will have a seizure and when and where you will be. We all know that as a teenager our lives are hard; but as an epileptic teen it’s so much harder- like 10 times harder. And that’s if you are having active seizures, if you’re not and you only have it twice as hard- I know as a ninth grader and being diagnosed right after fourth grade- I’ve been through it a lot in my life.

If you know someone with Epilepsy, don’t hate on them or make fun of them because you would hate it if it were you who was having the seizure. Now don’t get me wrong I’m only talking about the REALLY mean kids. If a person with Epilepsy sees a person having a seizure (even if the person made fun of them before, they are more likely to help instead of making fun of that person).

As with everything, there are ways to keep someone having a seizure safe. Sometimes though, you can’t help the person because it’s over too soon to do anything; or you may not even realize that what is going on is a seizure- such as an absence seizure where the person seems to be daydreaming and not paying attention, or a myoclonic (my- oh- clonic) seizure where it looks like the person is having spasms. If a person is having what you see on the television where the person has fallen on the ground and is convulsing there’s a whole list of things you should do; but here’s the biggest parts – one don’t put anything in their mouth because they could choke, make sure they don’t hurt their head. Those are the two most important things to know. Also, realize that unless they have a “in case of emergency” bracelet on with specific instructions, or the seizure goes over five minutes, call 911. If the person has an “in case of emergency” bracelet follow the instructions on it if there are any.

And like always wear purple on March 26th. Let’s go HSE and HSJH!

Sources: & my own knowledge

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HSJH Teachers to participate in bowl-a-thon for Special olympics

This Saturday, a few teachers will be bowling for a good cause. The Special Olympics of Hamilton County is hosting a fundraiser in Noblesville. Each team has to raise a minimum of $250 ($50 / person) in order to participate. All the money goes to the charitable organization. Stay tuned for pictures next week of the teams, how much money the teachers raised, and final game scores!

Check out the flyer below for more information!

Bowl-a-thon flyer (2)

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Flyers from the Office

Check it out – babysitting clinic and Freshmen Athletic Orientation

March Flyers From the Office

March HSJH Newsletter

Click and download if you want the inside scoop and message from our Principal, counselors, nurse, etc.!

March 2013

HJH March Activity calendar!

Click and download if you want to see the happenings going on at school this month!

March 2013 Activity Calendar

Major Holidays: World Religions & Cultures: March 2013

By, Mrs. Gammons

Women’s History Month: In 1987, March was declared the Women’s History Month, recognizing women from all walks of life regardless of their caste, color, creed, culture and age for their valuable contributions towards our shared history.

Irish American Heritage Month: Because many Americans celebrate their Irish lineage on St. Patrick’s Day, March was selected as Irish-American Heritage Month. The month was first proclaimed in 1995 by Congress. Each year, the U.S. president also issues an Irish-American Heritage Month proclamation.

Youth Art Month: Youth Art Month is a month of promoting art and art education in the United States. It is observed in March, with thousands of American schools participating, often with the involvement of local art museums and civic organizations.

Deaf History Month: …Covering the period of March 13 to April 15, and celebrating deaf history, particularly key events in deaf heritage.

Mental Retardation Awareness Month:
An annual observance that focuses on increasing public awareness and understanding of the issues affecting people with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities, sponsored since 1979 by the charitable organization “Arc of the United States.”

Plus: American Red Cross Month, National Nutrition Month, and Colorectal Cancer Month
March 1: Women’s World Day of Prayers (Multi-faith): World Day of Prayer (WDP) is a worldwide ecumenical movement of women of many faith traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer each year on the first Friday in March. Each year a different country (Malaysia this year; with the theme “Let Justice Prevail”) serves as the writer of the World Day of Prayer worship service. Founded in 1887 by American Mary Ellen James. Over 170 countries participate.

March 2: Start of Nineteen Day Fast (Baha’i); March 2 – 20: The Fast is a time for reflecting on one’s spiritual progress and making an effort to detach from material desires.

March 2: Read Across America Day (Secular): In 1997 the National Education Association (NEA), pushed for a special day to celebrate reading throughout the United States. This idea proved to be a popular one so it was not long before the first Read Across America Day was held on March 2, 1998. This nationwide observance coincides with the birthday of Dr. Seuss (Theodore Geisel), an American writer best known for writing children’s books.
March 8: International Women’s Day (Secular): A global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In some places like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, IWD is a national holiday. The first IWD was in 1911.

March 10: Daylight savings time!! Spring isn’t far behind!

March 13: L. Ron Hubbard Day (Scientology): In a tradition that dates back to the 1970’s, Scientologists in churches and missions around the world commemorate the March 13th birthday of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard in the way he himself asked it to be celebrated—by greatly expanding their service to the communities in which they live.

March 17: St Patrick’s Day (Christian): Observance for St. Patrick’s is the patron saint of Ireland who brought Christianity to Ireland in the early days of the faith.

March 20: Vernal Equinox (Wiccan “Ostara”): The date when night and day are nearly the same length. It marks the first day of the season of SPRING.

March 21: Naw Ruz (Baha’i /Persian): Baha’i New Year which falls on/near the vernal equinox symbolizing spiritual growth and renewal, and begins with a festival that marks the end of a nineteen-day fast

March 21: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (Secular): Worldwide call to action to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination.

March 24: Palm/Passion Sunday (Christian): Commemorates the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem.

March 26- April 2: Pesach– Passover (Jewish): Eight day pilgrimage festival celebrating the ancient Exodus of the Hebrews from slavery to freedom.

March 27: Lord’s Evening Meal (Jehovah’s Witness): Primary annual celebration for Jehovah’s Witnesses, taking place in the evening.

March 27: Magha Puja Day (Buddhist): Celebration of the presentation of teachings by Lord Buddha to and assembly of holy men.

March 27: Holi; Festival of Colours (Hindu): Spring festival, celebrated with great fun and fervor and involves showering each other with color and merry making.

March 28: Maundy Thursday (Christian): Observance of the first Lord’s Supper (“The Last Supper,”) the last meal Jesus shared with his disciples and established the ceremony known as Eucharist.

March 28: Hola Mohalla (Sikh): A weeklong Festival which revolves around daytime demonstrations of the Sikh martial arts and other military sports, and evening events including Sikh worship services and the singing of hymns.

March 29: Good Friday (Christian): Commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus.

March 30: Holy Saturday (Christian): It is the last day before Easter and a time of meditation on the mystery of Jesus.

March 31: Easter (Christian): The most holy of Christian sacred days. The day celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from his death by crucifixion. Observances include worship services beginning at sunrise, special music, feasting, and parades.
March 31: Cesar Chavez Day (Secular): César Chávez’s birthday, March 31, is a state holiday in eight US states., intended to promote service to the community in honor of Mexican American farm worker, labor leader and activist Cesar Chavez (1927-1993) who was a nationally respected voice for social justice.

April 1: Easter Monday /“Dyngus Day” in some Polish cultures (Christian): The day after Easter Sunday is an official holiday in some Christian countries and in the state of North Carolina.

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What brings you luck?


By, EZ

I asked teachers and students what bring them luck since St. Patrick’s Day is coming up. Here is what they said:

Ms. Adams: makes her own luck
Miss Moyer: hard work
Mr. Hodgin: his children
Miss Wright: Diet Coke and friendship bracelets
Ms. Vandor: my dog, Phoenix
Mya: tye-dye wristband
Trinity: chocolate
Me: bracelet from an old friend I once had

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Turn your shirts into different things


By, Piglet

Have any old t-shirts that you can’t fit into anymore? Well there is an easy solution as to what to do with old, outgrown t-shirts!

Make a purse!
1. With an old long-sleeved shirt, you can make a cute, easy bag or purse with just a needle and thread! Turn the shirt inside out.
2. Now sew the bottom of the shirt together, making the bottom of the bag, and turn back to right side out.
3. Put the wrists of the sleeves together above the head, and sew the wrists of the sleeves together, forming the strap of the purse.
4. Enjoy your purse!

Make a Fringe Scarf!
1. With any old t-shirt, you can make a super cute fringe scarf to wear on any occasion! To start, get some scissors and cut the shirt horizontally at the chest, cutting off the neck, leaving only the torso of the shirt.
2. On the edge opposite the one you just cut, cut fringes vertically up the shirt, making sure to cut through both the front and back layers of fabric. Make these fringes about a half inch wide. You decide how long to make your fringes (I prefer them about two to three inches long.) Make sure not to cut your fringes completely off!
3. With the side with the fringes pointing down, put the scarf over your head and voila! You now have a cute fringe scarf!

I found all this information from:

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