Osgood, In. — Jac-Cen-Del Jr. Sr. High School has earned a designation as one of 15 other Indiana “Schools to Watch” who have received this state and national recognition as an exemplary school.Nationally JCD joins over 450 middle schools designated as “Schools to Watch.” This designation requires a year-long process of completing the application and meeting all 4 domains of the “Schools to Watch” criteria of Academic Excellence, Developmental Responsiveness, Social Equity, and Organizational Support and Processes with supporting evidence from their curriculum and schedule.In addition, these schools become mentor schools state-wide and nationally for any middle-level schools who are seeking help as a school or in any of the domains of criteria. Teams from new and re-designated schools will attend the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform’s Summer Conference in June of 2018 in Arlington, VA. They will present a session highlighting a program or practice at their school for other states’ attendees; spend an hour with an IN legislator on the “Hill” advocating for middle school best practices; attend the sessions presented by other national STW, and attend a gala dinner and brunch to publicly receive their engraved awards.
Courtesy of Jared GinsburgJared Ginsburg/Sam CoxeBiggest issue: Adding a fall break to the calendarMake an online ordering system or mobile applications for restaurants on campusIncrease parking and lower on-campus cost of parkingGet parking discounts for green vehiclesAdd desks and cubicles to study spaces in USC housingSponsor school-wide textbook exchangeLobby for administration to increase scholarshipsIncrease lighting on The Row and University AvenueRead more about this ticket>> Latest headlines: Candidates:(President/Vice President)Ani Kolangian | Daily TrojanMikey Geragos/Vinnie PrasadBiggest Issue: Teaching practical skills in classroomsGive students re-entry at football gamesAdd Rec Sports practice spaceProject away football games onscreen at the campus centerWork with community leaders to improve undergraduate/community relationshipIncrease free LAX shuttle trips during holiday breakCreate USCard mobile appGet students free online subscriptions to The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Wall Street JournalRead more about this ticket>> Students elected Mikey Geragos and Vinnie Prasad to serve as Undergraduate Student Government president and vice president, respectively, in the 2012-2013 school year. Podcast: Q&A with Mikey Geragos and Vinnie PrasadGeragos, Prasad win USG presidential raceCandidate alleges online hack occurredSchool media should avoid swaying votesStudents should take part in USG electionStudents endorse USG presidential candidatesLetter to the editor: USG presidential candidates respond to missing campaign sign remarks.USG campaign signs removed from Trousdale without permissionVideo: Daily Trojan interviews the candidatesCandidates square off in the USG debate Ani Kolangian | Daily TrojanTheo Offei/Julia RileyBiggest issue: Extending Doheny’s hoursCreate a “Loan a Book” program for GE coursesIncrease awareness and number of research grants and scholarshipsIncrease efficiency of OASIS, Blackboard and other online student resourcesExtend Lyon Center hoursAdd Campus Cruisers during holidays and breaksGet biodegradable utensils on campusImprove dining hall meal selectionsRead more about this ticket>> read more