Compiled by James Feichtner
Event: A meeting of the Hamilton Southeastern School Board took place at the HSE Administration office on July 13. All board members were in attendance.
What happened: The board was presented with this meeting’s Snapshot of Success. This week’s snapshot went to the Hamilton Southeastern Varsity Rugby team who won the 2015 State Varsity Championship against Fishers High School.
“It was a battle,” Coach Nico Squadroni said. “We won by two points in the last couple of minutes and the guys worked their buts off the whole game. We spent three weeks doing nothing but training for the championship and that’s all they talked about. I’ve coached a lot of teams for a long time, and I’ll tell you what, when we showed up for the state title championship game, I’ve never seen guys so focused.”
Why it matters: This was the HSE varsity rugby team’s first state championship at the school. The HSE junior varsity team placed second in their division.
What happened: HSE facilities director Harry Delks spoke on the construction progress of the new Fishers and HSE high school academies. Delks explained that teachers will begin moving into the areas on July 20 and while there is still construction to be completed, the areas will be ready for students by the beginning of the school year.
Why it matters: Fishers and HSE high schools new academies are created to simulate a collegiate and real world atmosphere to allow students a more open spaced and free flow of design for them to study and learn in. This is something not commonly found in many high schools in the state, according to HSE principal Matthew Kegley.