Lots of Changes for NEISD

The new year brings new changes, especially for our campus. Very recently, Justin Oxley received a promotion and left his position as Principal of Churchill High School. As a result, Principal Bloomer took his place. Bloomer isn’t exactly new to our campus though. Before becoming Churchill’s Principal, he was the principal at Bradley, and even before that he was an AP at Churchill. Many of the students at Churchill now remember him from when they attended Bradley, so in that way, there is already a sense of familiarity, which is great when changes like this occur.

Additionally, Dr. Brian G. Gottardy is retiring from his position as Superintendent of NEISD. He has served as Superintendent for eight years now, and he has certainly left a lasting impact on NEISD as a whole. When Gottardy retires on June 30 of this year, NEISD will start to look for a replacement.

This year, though it just started, has proven to bring so many changes to our campus and our school district as a whole. Changes can be scary sometimes. They’re different, unexpected, and often make us feel uncertain about the future. With that said, changes are necessary and most of the time, extremely beneficial. As Winston Churchill himself would say, “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”

 

ASL Club

ASL Club

It’s the start of 2019. A perfect time for new beginnings and new additions. And as a way to include many others and start something new, we are creating an American Sign Language club.They plan to learn songs, do volunteer work around San Antonio, work together to meet new people, and interact with the world language club.. They will have meetings before and/or after school and will have snacks! They will also teach a little bit of ASL to others and will get to interact with our amazing Deaf students. The ASL club is an amazing opportunity to work with each other and interact with our community. As a club they will work together to intertwine our deaf and hearing communities. The club will meet Tuesday afternoon or Friday afternoon. To get club updates you can join the remind by texting 81010 @cbd292 or follow our instagram page @churchill_asl_club.

Into the Woods

After working hard for months, the Churchill 2019 musical is here. Into the woods is a combined story of Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, and Rapunzel. It stars a Baker and His wife who are trying to have a child but are cursed and have to go into the woods to find 4 necessary items to break the curse sent upon them by a witch. As a group, theatre, band and so much more have created an amazing production for our school. You can go see the play Thursday January 31–February 2nd at 7pm or Sunday February 3rd at 2:30 pm. You can purchase tickets at Brownpapertickets.com (When you get to the site type “Into the Woods”) for $10 or at the door for $10.

 

Silent Game Night

Yesterday, the ASL club had their second meeting. The first meeting was mainly for introductions and to discuss club funds as well as what the club entails. Students that know sign as well as students that don’t know any sign went to the meeting, with the hope of raising awareness for those that use ASL daily. This second club meeting though was purely for bonding and fun. A silent game night is exactly what it sounds like; you play board games such as Monopoly, Trouble, Battleship, etc. but you try to talk as little as possible. Instead, you sign to the people playing the games with you, which can be a challenge for those that don’t know sign. With that said, for most games, you only need to know the ASL alphabet to get your message across.

It’s honestly quite amazing all of the clubs that our wonderful campus offers. Clubs like Gay – Straight Alliance, unity, and even ASL provide a safe space for Churchill students. They have a place to go after school where they can hang out with people with similar interests and backgrounds. Our school is extremely lucky to have such a diverse student body, and so many students that are interested in making everyone feel included.