The hard-working and fast running Eagles of ZCHS Cross Country have qualified for the state championship this coming weekend in Terre Haute. This is the fourth state tourney appearance for the ZCHS Cross Country boys—and the first-ever appearance by the girls’ team. Coaches Gabe Porras (boys) and Suzanne Rigg (girls) have led campaigns well based upon these student athletes’ consistent commitment to running and training year-round. Please send a strong Eagle cheer of support this week for these state level competitors as they set about to represent our schools and community with their usual grit, class, and grace in Saturday’s Indiana State Cross Country Championship.
Some Other Matters that Matter, Too…
- ZCHS’ Andrew Bowling scored a PERFECT score on the ACT test. Wow.
- Eagle Elementary fourth-grader Ashley Kolman created the art for a very important calendar of national reach. The 2014 Cyber Security Calendar for the National Cyber Security Alliance (StaySafe.org) has Ashley’s artwork on the September 2014 page. Salute!
- If you missed the e-Nexus late last week, check out the brief ZCS video at: Video: The Road Through Life Begins Here . (Production credit to the Central Indiana Educational Services Center who sponsored the effort.)
- ZCHS’ Megan Hallam won the Overall Best Poster for the IFLTA (Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association) Poster Contest. The theme of the state conference and the poster this year was “Fuel Their Future with Languages”. Twenty-five schools were represented with seventy-five total entries. Megan will receive $75 for first place in her division and $100 for her best overall award.
- The ZCHS math team took home the first place trophy at the annual Huntington University Math Competition. Jesse Fenton, Nick Perkins, Kyle Schulte and Baizhen Zhu dominated the competition, and Perkins scored 2nd place overall in the individual competition.
There, that’s a half-dozen really great things happening for, because of, and with our outstanding ZCS youth. I apologize in advance for the great many other noteworthy accomplishments I inadvertently left unlisted here. Classroom level victories of large and small measure come every day for thousands of our students. As with the successes noted above, ZCS teachers, counselors, principals, and parents are commended for helping highlight and celebrate these victories while encouraging even more hard work and focus toward excellence. When students engage with our schools’ core mission of academic, physical, and pro-social growth and fitness, they build well for tomorrow.
Superintendent of Schools