Daily Announcements



Monday, July 16 • Announcements

  1. Thank you for a successful first day workshop sessions. We can’t wait to see what you accomplish this week.
  2. Scholarship applications available online. Students who will be seniors this fall are eligible to apply for an HSJI scholarship to attend Indiana University. Completed applications are due Wednesday morning by 7:45 a.m. Scholarships will be awarded at Thursday’s closing session.
  3. Optional ways to view the HSJI daily schedule:
    • If you have an Apple device, install the free Eventbase app, then search for High School Journalism Institute. Unfortunately, the Android version of the app doesn’t work right now.
    • View the schedule through a browser. We suggest that you bookmark the page.
    • Click on the Eventbase slider on our website’s homepage.
  4. Students, please remember to sign out from the counselors office or from Franklin Hall  if you are going somewhere other than Spruce residence hall, Wright Quad cafe or an HSJI class session. Equally important: please remember to sign in when you return.
  5. Each night of HSJI the counselors lead recreational activities. Activities require that you sign up in the Counselors Office in advance. We’ll list each day’s activities in the daily announcements, and we’ll post them on Eventbase. Tonight’s event include
    1. An Evening on Kirkwood with Catherine — meet in the Spruce lobby at 6 p.m.
    2. Scavenger Hunt with Emerson — meet in Spruce lobby at 7:30 p.m.
    3. “Pub” Trivia with Alanna — meet in Spruce classroom 109.
  6. If you need to use a computer outside class hours, Spruce does have a small lab near the Spruce classrooms. The Willkie Center Building (building where we had our opening session) also has a cluster of 14 computers in the informal lounge. Finally, the School of Education, which is next to Spruce, also has a lab.
  7. We encourage you to share your photos and videos with @HSJIatIU on Twitter, @HSJI_IU on Instagram and High School Journalism Institute on Facebook. Join the conversation by using #hsji2018.

Friday, July 13, 2018 • Announcements

  • We can’t believe it’s Friday already.  Session 1 of HSJI today ends today. You have an 8:30-10:30 a.m. small group session followed by our awards program from 11 a.m-noon. If your family is attending our awards session in Willkie Auditorium, please have them park in one of the lots near Spruce or behind Willkie and meet you to walk over to Willkie. Move-out will begin after the closing session.
  • During your small group session this morning, please complete our workshop evaluation. We appreciate your feedback, which helps us plan next year’s Institute.
  • Prof. Gerry Lanosga has shared a Pinboard page of story ideas and open-records sources from his Tuesday morning lecture. He wishes you well and hopes you find his list useful.
  • If you are staying between sessions, even for just one night, you must attend a meeting in the counselors’ office at 2 p.m. tomorrow. The only exception is for student enrolled in the Sportscasting mini-workshop.
  • Students enrolled in the Sportscasting mini-workshop: please stop by the counselors’ office between noon-12:45 p.m. to pick up materials for your session. Your first class session will start at 1:30 p.m. in Franklin Hall 060. Counselors will lead a walk-over at 1 p.m. for Sportscasting students arriving today.
  • The counseling staff asks you to keep the following things in mind as you move out today:
    • Make sure your room is clean and your furniture is back in its original position.
    • Check all drawers, shelves, and wardrobes for personal belongings.  Don’t leave anything behind.
    • Tie up your trash bags and place them in the trash bins that the custodial staff will place on your floor.
    • Find your floor counselors and check out with them.  They will collect your card and double-check that everything in your room is taken care of.
    • If someone other than your parents is picking you up, please stop by the counselors’ office before you leave.
    • If you are taking a early or late shuttle to Indianapolis airport from Bloomington, make sure you are completely checked out with time enough to meet your shuttle at Willkie north building. If you are scheduled to catch the shuttle at another location, please make arrangements with your floor counselor ASAP.
    • If you are staying between sessions, even for just one night, you must attend a meeting in the counselors’ office at 2 p.m. today.

Thank you for a wonderful week of learning about and celebrating high school journalism. We’ll post today’s award winners on the HSJI site early next week. Please stay in touch. We wish you a successful school year!

Thursday, July 12, 2018 • Announcements

  1. Sadly, tomorrow will be our last day with many of you.  Please keep the following in mind as you prepare to leave tomorrow:
    • Make sure your room is clean and your furniture is back in its original position.
    • Check all drawers, shelves, and wardrobes for personal belongings.  Don’t leave anything behind.
    • Tie up your trash bags and place them in the trash bins that the custodial staff will place on your floor.
    • Find your floor counselors and check out with them.  They will collect your card and double-check that everything in your room is taken care of.
    • If someone other than your parents is picking you up, please stop by the counselors’ office before you leave.
    • If you are taking a early or late shuttle to Indianapolis airport, make sure you are completely checked out with time enough to meet your shuttle at Willkie north building. If you are scheduled to catch the shuttle at another location, please make arrangements with your floor counselor ASAP.
  2. If you are staying between sessions, even for just one night, you must attend a meeting in the counselors’ office at 2 p.m. tomorrow. The only exception is for student enrolled in the Sportscasting mini-workshop.
  3. It’s become an HSJI tradition: tonight is karaoke night. The fun starts at 7:30 in  Spruce classroom.
  4. A big congratulations to boys’ floor and counselors Mitch and Colin for perfect lights out this week! You’ve earned a pizza party tonight. Come by the Spruce classroom opposite the karaoke party at 8:30 p.m. to celebrate.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 • Announcements

  1. Good morning! Yesterday was a great day. We had wonderful guest speakers, and the work you’ve been doing in class is fantastic. Keep learning, asking questions, sharing ideas and collaborating. We can’t wait to see the work you produce.
  2. IMPORTANT: Please remember to sign out if you are going somewhere other than Spruce residence hall, Wright Quad cafe or an HSJI class session. Equally important: remember to sign in when you return. We’ve placed a second sign-out binder on the table near the radio booth in Franklin Hall Commons.
  3. A reminder to faculty: please submit your group’s contest entries to the Counselors’ Office by 5 p.m today.
  4. Scholarship applications are due tomorrow at 7:45 a.m. The application is currently available online. Students who will be seniors this fall are eligible to apply for an HSJI scholarship to attend Indiana University. Scholarships will be awarded at Friday’s closing session.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 • Announcements

  1. Scholarship applications available online. Students who will be seniors this fall are eligible to apply for an HSJI scholarship to attend Indiana University. Completed applications are due Thursday morning by 7:45 a.m. Scholarships will be awarded at Friday’s closing session.
  2. This afternoon’s contest speaker is Tim Evans from The Indianapolis Star, who was a member of the investigative team that broke the Dr. Larry Nassar/USA Gymnastics reports of sexual abuse. He will present a special lecture in the Franklin

    Tim Evans

    Hall Commons at 3 o’clock today. Leadership Academy, news writing, feature writing, and opinion writing students are required to attend this event. The session will operate in press conference format. Evans will start with prepared remarks, then open the floor for questions. In small group sessions today, instructors will share details about the contest. General categories will include 1) News event coverage; 2) Feature writing; 3) Staff Editorial; and 4) Opinion Column. Instructors will submit contest entries to the counselors’ office Wednesday afternoon by 5 p.m.

  3. A reminder to allow yourself ample time to walk to class sessions now that you’ve learned the route. It’s important that you be on time to class.
  4. The counseling and teaching staff thanks you for successful first day on campus.
  5. Speaking of Thursday night — that’s our traditional last-night karaoke party. Stay tuned for details.
  6. Students, please remember to sign out in the counselors office if you are going somewhere other than Spruce residence hall, Wright Quad cafe or an HSJI class session. Equally important: please remember to sign in when you return to Spruce.
  7. Social activities tonight include a capture the flag at 8:30 p.m. Meet inside the Spruce Lobby at 8:20. And for those film fanatics, we’ll be playing a motion picture in the lobby at 9:00 p.m. Make sure to bring your popcorn. For a full list of activities, please check EventBase.
  8. We encourage you to follow HSJI on Instagram  and to share your posts using #hsji2018. Have a great day!