The Bronco Chronicle The Student News Site of Daleville High School Thu, 26 Sep 2019 17:11:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 End the Stigma Thu, 26 Sep 2019 17:02:18 +0000 Suicide is a sensitive subject for most and something not many people feel comfortable discussing freely and openly. However this discussion is necessary. September is known as the National Suicide Prevention Month, where advocates for suicide prevention unite others among the common cause to bring light to such a pressing and common issue.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has found that suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US, and has cost over $69 billion in some of the most recent years. According to SAVE, another suicide prevention group, states that depression is the leading cause of suicide worldwide, and nearly 800,000 people die every year due to suicide; that’s nearly 1 person lost to suicide every 40 seconds. However there are people working against this. Many organizations such as SAVE or AFSP fight for discussion and recognition over the topic of suicide awareness.

While Suicide itself is not a mental illness, it is the lasting affect or consequence caused my many treatable mental illnesses. Some warning signs may include a lack of sleep, withdrawal (especially from activities they use to be formally or heavily involved with), a feeling of hopelessness, or a sudden calmness, suggesting one may have already made the decision to end their life. To learn how to recognize more symptoms, go to Recognizing Suicidal Behavior by WebMD.

If you or someone you know is in need of help from any of the organizations, you can refer to or call 1-800-273-8255, to talk to someone who can help and understand what you’re going through. 



1-800-273-8255 – Available 24 hours everyday

For those who don’t wish to call, there is an online chat option, where they can talk with someone through text about what they’re experiencing:

College GO Week Thu, 26 Sep 2019 13:57:20 +0000 This week, September 23rd through the 27th, is College GO Week in the state of Indiana. It started in 2009 and was designed to give all Hoosiers the information and support they need to apply and prepare for college, if college is a part of their future. This event always takes place during the last full week of September. 

There are several universities in the state of Indiana that waive their application fees during this week. Those universities are Wabash College, Indiana University Southeast, University of Southern Indiana, Indiana University Fort Wayne, Purdue University Fort Wayne, Indiana University South Bend, Indiana University Northwest, Indiana University Kokomo, Indiana University East, Indiana State University, and Vincennes University. There are also some colleges that have free applications all year round. 

Senior Shyann Murdock plans to take advantage of the free applications this week. She will be applying to Indiana University Kokomo which has waived there application fee for the week. She also plans on applying to Indiana University Bloomington although there is still a fee to submit her application. 

College Applications typically ask for very basic information like your name, address, what you are interested in studying, your extra curricular activities, as well as if you have a job outside of school. The universities also require you to self report your course work, GPA, what type of diploma you will be receiving, and some also request letters of recommendation and an essay. The average college application takes anywhere from 30 minutes to a couple hours. According to Mr. Wiemer “The piece that takes the most time is the essay because there is a process to writing an essay, making sure it is presenting what you want to present.”

A New but Familiar Face to Daleville Sat, 21 Sep 2019 17:05:19 +0000 Miss Fouch, a familiar face to Daleville, from the girls varsity basketball coach to the new PowerSchool specialist.  She decided to pursue her education at Taylor University a private, interdenominational, evangelical Christian college where she played four years of college basketball. After graduating college, she moved to Dallas for a year to coach college basketball before coming to Daleville in the fall of 2017, as we needed in the need of a new girls basketball coach. When the opportunity came up to take the job as the PowerSchool specialist, she took it. Fouch was also a marketing director making advertisements for construction companies from making floor plans to rendering , she describes it as “differently different.”

“The opportunity came so that’s why I got hired on, and now I’m here I’m really thankful and blessed [to be] here. I love it”

Miss Fouch can relate to students; from her love of spending time with friends to going to bonfires and hanging out with her family.  She also has a Golden Retriever named Dallas which she named after Dallas, TX when she moved there for a year. 

A familiar to some, but new to others let’s all welcome Miss Fouch!

“Barking” at the Seams Sun, 15 Sep 2019 17:36:23 +0000 Pets bring us love, joy, comfort, and lifelong companionship. Some people, however, are not yet prepared for the responsibility they bring. Many animals, because of this lack of commitment and a variety of other factors, end up in shelters. The Muncie Animal Shelter has been over capacity for the last few months due to many strays and abandoned animals coming in. 

The Muncie Animal shelter is a no-kill facility, which is one of the biggest reasons for the over population. They are in need of supplies such as cat and dog food, cat litter, blankets, paper towels and many other pet-related items and are taking donations at all times.

The shelter is taking volunteers 18 years of age and older to come and help out not only the staff but the animals as well. In addition, they have lowered the price of cat adoptions to $10 and dogs to $30 in hopes that these furry friends will be adopted. If you are interested in volunteering or adoption, stop in between 10-12pm or 1-5:30pm or contact the Muncie Animal Shelter at  (765) 747-4851.

Athletic Boosters Host Kickball Tournament Thu, 12 Sep 2019 17:59:48 +0000 The Athletic Booster Club hosted its first annual kickball tournament on September 6, 2019. Ten teams participated in the event; but the “Gym Class Heroes” emerged victorious.  The proceeds went to all of the athletic programs.

Mr. Wissel said that they decided on a kickball tournament by thinking about something that could be fun and enjoyable for everyone. The Booster Club members and Mr. Wissel wanted the community to be involved in the school. Mr. Wissel said “If they could not attend, I strongly recommend that they look in to attending next year because it’s just going to get bigger and better and more fun. We would welcome them into the fold the following year and years after that.”

Karen Finely, an Athletic Booster Club member, said they wanted to do a kickball tournament because “We wanted to get the school and the community involved in something fun and together and also to help us raise money to help all of our athletic teams.” They raise money by helping with the concession stands, the dodgeball tournament, selling spirit wear, and are currently trying to find more ways. Members must be at least eighteen years old, complete the required forms, and go to the meetings; gold membership costs thirty dollars. 

Senior Fayth Davenport thought that the tournament was really fun and thinks it’s a great idea to have the tournament annually. She would like to see a bigger variety of food trucks at the next kickball tournament.

Senior Hannah Allen agreed that the tournament was very fun. She said “I do think this is a good idea to have it annually, because it brings out a lot of people, it’s a good way to bring money to the school, and it’s a lot of fun.” She would also like to see more food trucks and more teams as well.

Senior Ashlyn Craig said that it is fun to watch the teams play. She said “I think it would be cool to have this annually. Kind of like our dodgeball tournament, so we have something at the beginning of the year and one at the end.” Ashlyn would also like to see more teams and food trucks. 

Make sure to look out for the Boosters selling spirit wear at home games and the dodgeball tournament in the spring. 

Marching into the Future Mon, 09 Sep 2019 19:06:51 +0000 BAND…. TEN HUT! 

Daleville Junior/Senior High School has recently brought back the marching band. The Daleville Band has not marched since the ‘80s; however, the band has gotten an opportunity to march with Cowan in Ball State’s homecoming parade.

Mrs. Miller-Carter, the Daleville band teacher, said “It’s been a goal of mine since I got here, for the band to be more known in the community, and to really make a name for ourselves, and this was a great opportunity.” She feels that everyone is doing a great job so far in rehearsals. Mrs. Miller-Carter has four years of marching band experience in high school, along with working with Hagerstown and Tri with their marching bands more recently. She feels that “it’s just another way for the music program to reach our message to our people that we’re growing, we’re improving, that we sound really good. It’s a good way for people to learn more about our program.”

Freshman and tenor saxophone player Lily Haley, said she’s “really excited about [marching band], because I’ve wanted to do marching but because since we’re such a small school, we can’t really do one, I mean we don’t really have an opportunity to because we don’t have football.” She believes the band has to try to stay together, physically and mentally, more than they ever have for this event. Lily is excited for people to know who Daleville is. 

Junior and percussionist Zach Shepler said “I’m excited. It’s something new and we’ve never done it before and just want to see where it goes.” Zach is excited for the band to play with another school and to be playing in front of a new crowd. He hopes it will get people interested in band. 

Freshman and trombone player Kaitie Denney, said this opportunity is expanding the band and hopefully it will happen every year. Kaitie admits that it is hard work and takes a lot of focus to march and play at the same time. She says, “I think it’s good for Daleville to really get out there because we don’t do a lot of things outside our normal band.”

The Daleville band is very excited to be representing DHS at Ball State’s homecoming parade. Come out and see the band’s performance on October 19, 2019. 

Phone Pockets Take Over Daleville High School! Fri, 06 Sep 2019 15:39:44 +0000 For a couple years now, some teachers at DHS have introduced “Phone Pockets” into their classes. This year however, the administration has made made this a schoolwide policy. 

Although senior David Shellabarger does not have a strong opinion on the phone pockets, he does feel that he is more productive without his phone in his possession. Senior Laurynn Gooding feels that the phone pockets are beneficial for younger students but “for seniors in upper level classes they are less [effective] because in college they will not take your phone away.” However she also feels that she is sometimes more productive in class without her phone. Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll.

In Mrs. Dickerson’s class they do use the phone pockets provided by the administration. She thinks that while the students do not have their phones they are not as distracted by text messages and social media updates. Mrs. Dickerson is confident that she will continue to use the phone pocket policy in the future. Mrs. Crist also uses the phone pockets in all of her classes except her IU English class. She said that she would like to think that the policy causes her students to focus more on the class, but it may cause more students to doze off during the lesson. Although she has had her struggles with the phone pockets, she will continue to utilize this policy in her future classes. 

Other schools in Indiana, like Greenfield High School, have adopted similar cell phone policies to improve school safety rather than to achieve a distraction free classroom. 

Origins of Labor Day Thu, 05 Sep 2019 17:07:07 +0000 Every fall, people look forward to their three day weekend; thanks to Labor Day. But why do we get this day to stay home and relax? Most associate it with the end of the summer, and the beginning of a new school year. However this is not the case.

The first Labor Day was celebrated back in 1882, September 5th. Unlike nowadays, it was not a time for barbecuing and annual sales at your local shopping mall. Labor Day was the result of the ongoing battle for recognition of the working class in America. At the roots of all American architecture, economics and overall culture, someone had to work for it. American citizens’ efforts could be considered the groundwork for most of our economic strides and strengths. The Labor Movement of the eighteenth century would bring light to that. 

The Labor Movement can be simply defined as the organized effort of the labor unions to fight for better wages, end child labor, and give health benefits to working class citizens. The Labor Unions around America would stage protests in the form of slowing down work and having all employees call in sick, until eventually their pleas were heard. The United States Department of Labor would later be established on March 4th, 1913, with the intention to sympathize with the working class and provide benefits to working citizens. 

Every year Labor Day comes around, it is there to give recognition to the working class citizens of America. As you take time off to relax and enjoy your time off next Labor Day, remember the movement that created the holiday in the first place. 

DHS Offers New Honor Societies Fri, 30 Aug 2019 17:44:05 +0000 Daleville Junior-Senior High School now offers three active honor societies. National Honor Society has always been an all-inclusive organization, not focusing on one specific subject. In addition to National Honor Society, DHS is offering honor societies focused especially on math and science, with Mrs. Chapin being the head of the Math Honor Society, and Mr. Shaffer the head of the Science Honor Society.

Mrs. Chapin said, “The purpose of honor society is to recognize students (juniors and seniors) that have a 3.5 GPA or higher.” Freshman and Sophomores can be a part of Math Honors Society, if they meet the GPA requirement, as associated members.

Unlike National Honor Society, Math and Science Honor Society focuses on the students’ individual math or science grades. Students select topics they’re interested in learning about, and intends to increase their knowledge of the specific topics.

Mr. Shaffer said, “We hope to allow them greater opportunities to study science, travel, and recognize students.”

National Honor Society, Science Honor Society, and Math Honor Society will benefit students going on to their college career, including scholarships from $3,000 up to a full ride scholarship. 

Senior Spotlight: Anabella Ray Fri, 30 Aug 2019 16:54:58 +0000 Anabella Ray is a senior volleyball player at Daleville High School. She has played volleyball since she was in 3rd grade, when she started club volleyball. She enjoys playing volleyball but her favorite part of the sport is making new friends. She is a setter for are varsity volleyball team here at DHS. This year she was recognized for an outstanding award the Elite 11 award.   

After high school Anabella wants to go to college to be a registered nurse. Her favorite subject in school at the moment is anatomy with Mr. Shaffer, because she wants to be a registered nurse. She is looking at two colleges right now: Anderson University or Indiana Wesleyan University. While she is in college she would like to play volleyball either for the school she attends or for a club. 

There is more to Anabella Ray than just volleyball and school, she has two siblings. One brother which is a junior and a sister that is in 6th grade. She also has many different pets: a dog, three cats, a rabbit and a fish, but favorite pet is her cat. She loves to read when she is not playing volleyball, her favorite series right now is the Mortal Instruments. Also, her favorite artist is Thomas Rhett, and her favorite genre of music is country.