July 16-20, 2017 • Announcements



Thursday, July 20

  • Today we conclude HSJI 2017 with 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  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.
  • 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.

Thank you for a successful week of learning about and practicing high school journalism. We’ll post today’s award winners on the HSJI site in the next few days. Best wishes for a successful school year.

Wednesday, July 19

  • We can’t believe how quickly this week has passed! Tomorrow will be the last day of HSJI 2017.  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 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.
  • In addition to tonight’s traditional karaoke party with Meredith (7 p.m. Spruce classroom), recreational activities also include Capture the Flag at 5 p.m. with Maggie. Please meet at the Spruce Lobby at 5:45 p.m.
  • Congratulations to all floors for earning pizza tonight, which you’ve earned by having lights out on time each night. We’ll have pizza in the the classroom across from karaoke tonight.

Tuesday, July 18

  • Congratulations! All floors are still in the running for free pizza tomorrow night during the karaoke party. Three times a charm — let’s make it a perfect lights out week!
  • Scholarship applications are due tomorrow at 7:45 a.m. The application is 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.
  • IMPORTANT: 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: remember to sign in when you return to Spruce.
  • Today’s recreational activities:
    • Wiffle ball with Mitch — meet at Counselors’ Office at 6:30 p.m.
    • Mafia and Game Night with Colin — meet at Counselors’ Office at 8 p.m.

Monday, July 17

  1. Thank you, students, for a smooth move-in and successful first day workshop sessions. Our faculty and counselors love your positive attitudes and eagerness to learn. 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:
  4. 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.
  5. Each night of HSJI the counselors lead 2-3 recreational activities. Students may sign up for these optional activities in the Counselors Office. We’ll list each day’s activities in the daily announcements, and we’ll post them on Eventbase. Tonight’s activities tonight include
    1) Walk to Kirkwood for ice cream with Sheila at 6:30 p.m. — meet in Spruce Lobby at 5:45 p.m.
    2) Volleyball with Lexi at 7:30- p.m. — meet in the Counselors Office at 7:15 p.m.
  6. We encourage you to share your photos and videos with @HSJIatIU on Twitter, @HSJI_IU on Instagram and High School Journalism Institute on Facebook. Our PR intern, Sydney Carter, is sharing photos and stories of your experience. Join the conversation by using #hsji2017.