Can you believe that it is March already? Summer is just
around the corner and we are all busy working on plans to make
it the best possible. The schedule is basically set and
there are only some minor events we need to get scheduled at
I would also like to welcome all of you new students to the
program. I have met most of you, and those of you I
haven't met, I will see during March school visits.
I would also like to encourage all of you to keep working hard
and maintain or increase your GPA's. The UBMS program is
evaluated, in part, by how many of you increase or maintain
your GPA, so work hard toward this goal. Remember that
the days will be getting longer and spring is almost here, so
don't let up now on the schoolwork.
See all of you soon.
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As winter comes to a close, maybe it is still somewhat
dreary where you live. Maybe there are some patches of snow
and ice still lingering, or just gray skies and no signs of
Spring's renewal yet. Sometimes our very lives are like this.
Rocky roads and pot holes abound, but sometimes we have to
steer through the rough stuff to get to the smooth pavement.
Just as Spring comes every year to brighten the effects of
long winter days, we can rest assured that at the end of the
long, bumpy, dirt road, there will be a smooth highway
For all, seniors, juniors, and now sophomores, there is no
better time to take stock of your goals and plans and tackle
some of these things that are hard to start, and often harder
to finish. Every journey begins with one tiny step.....the
question then becomes where is your journey taking you?
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Hey everyone! It was great to see some of
you at the winter retreat and we missed those of you who could
not attend. Hopefully, we will be able to see all of you in
our upcoming school visits.
We are gearing up for summer. I am
beginning to get excited about it and I hope that you all are
too. RA selections and parent meetings are coming up soon and
we have started pulling together professors and trips. We have
a lot of exciting things planned and I think you all will
To the seniors, I know that senioritis is
probably kicking in hard about now. Please remember that
though the end is in sight, it is still important to stay
focused and to continue working hard to keep your grades up.
Slacking now could hurt your final grades so please, BEWARE OF
Also, scholarship deadlines and college
deadlines will begin to sneak up on you soon so be careful and
make sure to watch for deadlines. I would love to hear where
you are planning to attend and any information you have about
scholarships. It is an exciting time in your lives and I love
to hear about what is going on.
As for the rest of you, I would also like
to know what has been going on in your lives. If you guys let
us know, we can put it in the newsletters to share with your
fellow students. For those of you participating in school
plays, send us dates so that if we get the opportunity we can
come watch you perform.
Keep up the good work and keep your
grades up. If you need anything, let us know. Kendra
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Hi everybody! I hope this newsletter will
make it easier for all of you. It may take a while to get used
I hope you are all still doing well in school (even though it
is getting so much closer to the end of the year). Don’t slack
off guys! It’s just important to make good grades now as it is
to try your hardest in the beginning of a school year. Just
think, for many of you there are only a few more months left
until you are back on campus! (And you will be forced to
listen to all of us RA’s and advisors :-)
Make sure you have checked all scholarship deadlines and
filled out the FAFSA if you are a senior. For all of you who
will be seniors, start looking into possible colleges that
interest you. It’s never too soon to get started!
And remember to sign up for ezboard. When you do, make sure
you keep at least your first name public so that we know who
you are. You may keep the rest of the profile private if you
Stay safe and have an enjoyable rest of the school year!
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Your homework assignment for this month is
to make a posting under the introduction section of the
messageboard. Our messageboard can be found at:
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Wheeling Jesuit University (see
www.wju.edu for more information).
Washington Avenue • Wheeling, West Virginia • 26003 • (800)
Barnesville High School
(Home of: Rachel Gibbons, Zach Wallace,
Adam Leek, Natasha Conway, Jessica VanHorn and former
students: Ashley Leek, Lacy Tucker, Sunny Campbell and Sara
Barnesville Exempted Village
School District is located in and around the small town of
Barnesville. Barnesville is in the southeastern part of Ohio
within the rolling foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The
town was founded in 1808 by James Barnes, a businessman and
Education has been a priority
in Barnesville since its founding. Subscription schools, ones
in which parents pooled their money and hired a teacher, were
established before 1812. The first public or "common" school
was started in 1821 due to laws being passed that provided for
the regulation and support of such schools. In 1855,
Barnesville Public School was organized as a special school
under a new law of 1853 that included classes for children
through the eighth grade. By 1874, a high school was added,
and Barnesville graduated its first class in 1877. The Class
of 1877 was composed of three girls and two boys.
Our town's history and our
school's history are rich, and and we take great pride in our
heritage. Barnesville's future looks as inviting as our past.
We completed a Revitalization Project in 2002, which includes
a new middle school, an academic addition along with
renovations to the high school and renovation of the previous
K-8 building. We are moving ahead to meet new standards and to
use technology in the district.
Schools serve approximately 1300
students in three schools; Barnesville Elementary (K through
4), Barnesville Middle (5 through 8), and Barnesville High (9
Barnesville Schools' success
in education continues because of clear goals, sound basic
education, management of academic performance, an orderly and
safe teaching environment, and high expectations for students
and staff. Excellence through a spirit of cooperation is
prevalent throughout the school system.
Winter Retreat 2005
(Pictures to come later)
Winter Retreat 2005 proved to be a successful venture. The
staff would like to thank each of the students for their
attention and manners. Many times we get compliments from
places we visit concerning our students actions. It is
important that we maintain a positive image for our program
and we want to thank you for contributing your part.
After arriving Friday evening UBMS ate at their favorite
restaurant Gameworks. The evening was full of games and of
course the ever famous “all you can eat pizza”.
On Saturday, UBMS went “ice skating” at Thomas More
College. Upon leaving the college we visited the National
Underground Railroad Museum. The staff of the museum was very
knowledgeable and very courteous to us. If you get an
opportunity to visit Cincinnati in the future this is a “must
see” stop. All in all, we believe that UBMS students received
a much greater understanding of the struggle that African
Americans experienced on the road to gaining freedom.
Saturday night concluded with Ryan’s favorite winter
retreat activity, ice hockey. UBMS students watched the
Cincinnati Mighty Ducks “fight” their way to victory.
On Sunday we concluded the retreat with a workshop on time
management. For the most part everyone had a pretty positive
experience, except for Heather who was sick the entire time.
We have included a few pics of winter retreat 2005 below. With
Winter Retreat 2005 behind us the UBMS staff have plunged head
first into planning for the summer program.
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