Skip to main content

New Principal, New Teacher, New Position, OH MY!

by Cassidy Kelley

   After nine years of being the associate principal at MHS, Mr. Tim VanWanzeele has taken over for the school’s second semester as the interim principal.
   Previously the associate principal, Mr. Van has taken over Mr. Chuck Muston’s job until the end of this school year. He assumes all the responsibilities of his earlier position but deals less with discipline. That commission is now mainly Mr. Adam Allen’s, who also handles drug testing, supervision, attendance and various other responsibilities assigned by Mr. Van.

    Mr. Allen, in the first semester of this year, taught freshman history. He was chosen for the job as an assistant after going through an interview process with the other administrators
   Mr. Allen is currently in his last semester of earning his administrator’s license, which he will receive in May. He still has three credits left to earn and has to take the ISLLC, the principal licensure test.
   The new history teacher, Mr. Adam McMinkle, has taken over for Mr. Allen for the rest of the semester. After graduating from IUPUI in 2007, MHS is the first school he has officially taught in. Before coming to MHS he worked for Job Corps as a high school diploma instructor in the adult education program.
   “I’ve always enjoyed history. I knew by about the time I was a junior in high school that I wanted to be a teacher,” McMinkle said.
   So far in his experience, McMinkle has been having a good experience at MHS and has good reviews about the student population.
 “I hope to be teaching for the next twenty years,” McMinkle said.
   For the past two years Mrs. Jennifer Perkins has been an administrator at MHS, but due to the switching, she is now the interim associate principal, which happened to be Van’s previous position. She has a greater accountability to be able to communicate with the central office staff. Though she is handling the new changes well, some things do still feel a bit odd.
   “I keep expecting Mr. Muston to walk into the office,” Perkins said. “I know that he has trained all of us well. I don’t want to let him down. I want MHS to be the best it can regardless of his absence.”

Popular posts from this blog

Homecoming Week Spirit Theme Days

Monday, September 17: Neon & Camouflage Day Tuesday, September 18: Sports/Jersey Day Wednesday, September 19: Super Hero Day Thursday, September 20: Nerd Day Friday, September 21st: Pioneer Pride/Homecoming Shirt

Homecoming Queen Candidates by Abby Cox

Senior Peighton Noel is nominated for queen for winter homecoming court. Noel’s activities include cheerleading, HOSA, and she is the Editor-in-Chief of The Pulse. Noel’s favorite things include sushi, her best friends, fleetwood mac, and her two dogs. Her love for animals has influenced her to pursue the career of a veterinarian. Noel is being escorted by junior Sam Henderson.
  “Elizabeth Gillin and Taylor Robertson are two of my best friends. I’m so excited to be on court with them. We are all being escorted by my other best friends,” Noel said. photo by Terri Harris
  Senior Taylor Robertson has been nominated for winter homecoming queen. Robertson’s activities include cheerleading, Key Club, Best Buddies, and will soon start unified track. Robertson’s favorite things include mac and cheese, the color yellow, her dogs, music, hair and makeup, and the artist Russ. Robertson enjoys hanging out with her best friends Elizabeth Gillin, Peighton Noel, and Camille Gonzales. Robertson…