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going to teach at Goshen, maybe related to the social studies/assistant coaching position available?

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Should Clay be considered a potential contraction candidate?

52 point scoring differential.  

22 game losing streak

Declining numbers

Cant keep a staff in place

Is it time to pull the plug?

Why keep allocating valuable resources to this program?

South Bend kids have several other football options.  

 

 

NORTHERN INDIANA
NORTH DIVISION
  CONF AG OA DA AM
Penn   5-  0 12-  2 31.6  9.4  22.1 
Mishawaka   3-  2   6-  5 32.9  27.2  5.7 
South Bend St. Joseph   3-  2   5-  7 22.6  24.7  -2.1 
Elkhart Central   2-  3   4-  6 18.7  24.7  -6.0 
South Bend Adams   2-  3   3-  7 20.8  27.7  -6.9 
South Bend Clay   0-  5   0-10 4.6  57.0  -52.4 
SOUTH DIVISION
  CONF AG OA DA AM
New Prairie   6-  0 11-  2 44.2  12.5  31.7 
South Bend Riley   4-  2   7-  4 34.6  20.6  14.0 
Jimtown   4-  2   6-  6 14.8  21.8  -7.0 
Mishawaka Marian   3-  3   9-  5 16.9  13.3  3.6 
Bremen   2-  4   4-  6 23.4  25.7  -2.3 
John Glenn   1-  5   3-  7 8.8  22.0  -13.2 
South Bend Washington   1-  5   3-  7 12.5  22.0  -9.5
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2 hours ago, DrivenT said:

 

Should Clay be considered a potential contraction candidate?

52 point scoring differential.  

22 game losing streak

Declining numbers

Cant keep a staff in place

Is it time to pull the plug?

Why keep allocating valuable resources to this program?

South Bend kids have several other football options.  

 

 

NORTHERN INDIANA
NORTH DIVISION
  CONF AG OA DA AM
Penn   5-  0 12-  2 31.6  9.4  22.1 
Mishawaka   3-  2   6-  5 32.9  27.2  5.7 
South Bend St. Joseph   3-  2   5-  7 22.6  24.7  -2.1 
Elkhart Central   2-  3   4-  6 18.7  24.7  -6.0 
South Bend Adams   2-  3   3-  7 20.8  27.7  -6.9 
South Bend Clay   0-  5   0-10 4.6  57.0  -52.4 
SOUTH DIVISION
  CONF AG OA DA AM
New Prairie   6-  0 11-  2 44.2  12.5  31.7 
South Bend Riley   4-  2   7-  4 34.6  20.6  14.0 
Jimtown   4-  2   6-  6 14.8  21.8  -7.0 
Mishawaka Marian   3-  3   9-  5 16.9  13.3  3.6 
Bremen   2-  4   4-  6 23.4  25.7  -2.3 
John Glenn   1-  5   3-  7 8.8  22.0  -13.2 
South Bend Washington   1-  5   3-  7 12.5  22.0  -9.5

They had their coach, but someone's feeling were hurt.  South Bend football is always 1 good and 3 bad teams.  Just rotates.   It's Riley's turn now.

Too bad.  He came in as a sped teacher.  Left a lot of work for the new person.

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All sports should be pulled at Clay.  Let the those at Clay who want to play a sport transfer to another school.

It's not just football.   I don't think you can name a sport at Clay that's competitive.

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3 hours ago, DrivenT said:

 

Should Clay be considered a potential contraction candidate?

52 point scoring differential.  

22 game losing streak

Declining numbers

Cant keep a staff in place

Is it time to pull the plug?

Why keep allocating valuable resources to this program?

South Bend kids have several other football options.  

 

 

NORTHERN INDIANA
NORTH DIVISION
  CONF AG OA DA AM
Penn   5-  0 12-  2 31.6  9.4  22.1 
Mishawaka   3-  2   6-  5 32.9  27.2  5.7 
South Bend St. Joseph   3-  2   5-  7 22.6  24.7  -2.1 
Elkhart Central   2-  3   4-  6 18.7  24.7  -6.0 
South Bend Adams   2-  3   3-  7 20.8  27.7  -6.9 
South Bend Clay   0-  5   0-10 4.6  57.0  -52.4 
SOUTH DIVISION
  CONF AG OA DA AM
New Prairie   6-  0 11-  2 44.2  12.5  31.7 
South Bend Riley   4-  2   7-  4 34.6  20.6  14.0 
Jimtown   4-  2   6-  6 14.8  21.8  -7.0 
Mishawaka Marian   3-  3   9-  5 16.9  13.3  3.6 
Bremen   2-  4   4-  6 23.4  25.7  -2.3 
John Glenn   1-  5   3-  7 8.8  22.0  -13.2 
South Bend Washington   1-  5   3-  7 12.5  22.0  -9.5

 

Sometimes.... we give 100%, work our hardest, and still don't succeed. Sometimes... the chips are stacked against us, and we still fight to do our best everyday. Sometimes... we find value in things besides winning and losing.

 

I respect every single one of the kids that stuck it out for the Colonials this year... in any sport. 

It's easy to jump on a successful train. It takes determination, loyalty, and love for the game and your teammates to stick it out on a team that couldn't win a game if they executed their entire gameplan to perfection.

That certainly isn't a "bro culture" thing. It's something meaningful, valuable, and should be commended.

I have plenty of problems with the South Bend Tribune, but this article brought a tear to my eye.

https://www.southbendtribune.com/sports/high_school/football/clay-seniors-keep-faith-during-another-winless-football-season/article_bdf13a36-7fc1-53dc-8eb3-383803c64481.html 

Here's hoping that Clay finds a man who doesn't what so many adults do to inner-city kids... promise to stay... and then leave.

 

 

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They need to be moved to the South Division.  I don't want to lose New Prairie on Bremen's schedule, but for the good of the conference this should happen.

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32 minutes ago, MarshallCounty said:

They need to be moved to the South Division.  I don't want to lose New Prairie on Bremen's schedule, but for the good of the conference this should happen.

Contraction is the better and more fiscally responsible option.  Why should Clay, with 1500 students, offer an extra curricular activity to 50 kids that is a huge drain on the school's finances?  

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10 hours ago, SBguy said:

Sometimes.... we give 100%, work our hardest, and still don't succeed. Sometimes... the chips are stacked against us, and we still fight to do our best everyday. Sometimes... we find value in things besides winning and losing.

 

I respect every single one of the kids that stuck it out for the Colonials this year... in any sport. 

It's easy to jump on a successful train. It takes determination, loyalty, and love for the game and your teammates to stick it out on a team that couldn't win a game if they executed their entire gameplan to perfection.

That certainly isn't a "bro culture" thing. It's something meaningful, valuable, and should be commended.

I have plenty of problems with the South Bend Tribune, but this article brought a tear to my eye.

https://www.southbendtribune.com/sports/high_school/football/clay-seniors-keep-faith-during-another-winless-football-season/article_bdf13a36-7fc1-53dc-8eb3-383803c64481.html 

Here's hoping that Clay finds a man who doesn't what so many adults do to inner-city kids... promise to stay... and then leave.

 

 

Great article!

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25 minutes ago, DrivenT said:

Contraction is the better and more fiscally responsible option.  Why should Clay, with 1500 students, offer an extra curricular activity to 50 kids that is a huge drain on the school's finances?  

I'm not sure you understand that it's not taking money from the academic budget of the school or the district, but only from the athletic departments budget. Being that South Bend has a city-wide AD, I assume he probably oversees distribution of money raised as a whole to each buildings athletic department. Im sure each building generates some type of revenue as well. The majority of your best students play sports, so if the central office admin decided to move sports away from a school and since South Bend has themed schools, I'm sure many of those tops students would leave. 

Long winded way of saying just like Hammond and IPS, no contraction. 

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I've heard this ridiculous explanation many times before.  Money is Money.  It doesn't matter where it comes from.  If the school eventually closes due to financial problems, they won't be having a discussion that the "athletic budget" might have saved the entity from becoming insolvent.  

Bottom line, admins have a responsibility to allocate resources in the most fiscally responsible manner possible, and in a way that benefits students to the maximum level of effectiveness.  

If a division of your company is losing money every year,  you either reinvest in that division to bring it back to profitability, or you shut it down.  Clay is not and will not invest in its football program.  They are letting the dying carcass rot from the inside out.  That is a poor decision and not in the best interests of the student body, as a whole.  

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Somewhat surprised they did not close a high school and make it a technical high school or something to that effect.  Supposedly enrollment is up at all 4 high schools and maybe someone who works in the corporation can verify that.

Does having Clay as the high school for the arts hurt as far as athletics?  Any thoughts?

 

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1 hour ago, DrivenT said:

Contraction is the better and more fiscally responsible option.  Why should Clay, with 1500 students, offer an extra curricular activity to 50 kids that is a huge drain on the school's finances?  

Clay is nowhere near 1500 students and frankly they are nowhere near 50 on the football team.  Focus 2018 is also taking away both feeder schools from Clay by closing Brown and making Clay IC into an IB school which will directly feed Adams.  The writing is on the wall people.  

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4 minutes ago, knights1121 said:

Clay is nowhere near 1500 students and frankly they are nowhere near 50 on the football team.  Focus 2018 is also taking away both feeder schools from Clay by closing Brown and making Clay IC into an IB school which will directly feed Adams.  The writing is on the wall people.  

http://www.ihsaa.org/Portals/0/ihsaa/documents/quick resources/021317Enrollments.pdf

Clay enrollment is 1143.  I stand corrected.

Varsity football roster was in the 30-35 range, depending on what point in the season you took actual head count.  Add in sophomores and you have approx 40 to 50   ballpark numbers

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I'm not a school finance expert, but I can tell you that current law does not allow schools to move funds freely between all "departments" of their budget.  Certain funds must stay in specific "departments".  They have some leeway in specific instances, but the "Money is Money" argument is not founded in current law regarding school budgets.

Not saying this is right or wrong, but that argument needs to be made to your representatives.

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9 minutes ago, Indian72 said:

Somewhat surprised they did not close a high school and make it a technical high school or something to that effect.  Supposedly enrollment is up at all 4 high schools and maybe someone who works in the corporation can verify that.

Does having Clay as the high school for the arts hurt as far as athletics?  Any thoughts?

 

https://www.garycsc.k12.in.us/schools/william-a-wirt-emerson-vpa/

Gary Wirt used to be a pretty solid school for athletics.  It's now a performing arts academy with no sports.  Perhaps that will be the future model for Clay.

I doubt my former Highland neighbor Joe Huppenthal would be happy to hear about that long term plan for Clay

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So looking u the 2017-18 school data for the 4 SB public high schools

Current # of students and enrollment listed from last year

 

Clay has 1040  -  last year 1143

Adams  has 1886 - last year 1794

Riley has 1172 - last year 1249

Washington has 913 - last year 906

appears 3 high schools could take in 100 kids had they shuttered one down

 

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When you look at the SB HS enrollment figures, what stands out is Adams continues to rise. Right now, it is the public school of choice for SB schools, for a number of reasons, including curriculum and administration. Clay and Washington both face declines, and I would say for similar reasons.

However, I would say the fact that Clay has been made a fine arts magnet definitely puts it at a competitive disadvantage in all sports. And the shuffling of coaches...four in four years now in football...obviously doesn’t help.

I think they had one sport with a winning season last year (baseball) and their softball team is competitive. Other than that, it’s a bumpy road. 

I would have no problem if South Bend wanted to take athletics out of Clay. Their fine arts program has been outstanding and recognized nationally, so it would appear to be a worthwhile curriculum. I could also see them closing the school at some point and going to three high schools. 

 

 

 

 

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6 minutes ago, gridwatcher said:

When you look at the SB HS enrollment figures, what stands out is Adams continues to rise. Right now, it is the public school of choice for SB schools, for a number of reasons, including curriculum and administration. Clay and Washington both face declines, and I would say for similar reasons.

However, I would say the fact that Clay has been made a fine arts magnet definitely puts it at a competitive disadvantage in all sports. And the shuffling of coaches...four in four years now in football...obviously doesn’t help.

I think they had one sport with a winning season last year (baseball) and their softball team is competitive. Other than that, it’s a bumpy road. 

I would have no problem if South Bend wanted to take athletics out of Clay. Their fine arts program has been outstanding and recognized nationally, so it would appear to be a worthwhile curriculum. I could also see them closing the school at some point and going to three high schools. 

 

Is it something tied to the economies of scale or something beyond that?  I was at Jeff's open house for incoming freshman last night and the principal mentioned that the experience at Jeff offered things that only Jeff could offer of the area's schools.  I got the impression that he wasn't doing it from a "we're like a family" qualitative standpoint, but that he was talking very quantitative types of things.  As an example, they teach Japanese, Chinese, and Russian in their foreign language curriculum in addition to the more traditional offerings of French, Spanish, and German.  I will probably follow up with the principal at a later time to get clarification, but I found it to be an interesting statement, especially if it's quantitative as opposed to "touchy feely" since the Lafayette area also has, in addition to 6A Jeff, two 5A schools, McCutcheon and Harrison and I'd be interested what's driving that specific idea of the only place to get the experiences if he was indeed referring to quantitative aspects.

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1 hour ago, foxbat said:

Is it something tied to the economies of scale or something beyond that?  I was at Jeff's open house for incoming freshman last night and the principal mentioned that the experience at Jeff offered things that only Jeff could offer of the area's schools.  I got the impression that he wasn't doing it from a "we're like a family" qualitative standpoint, but that he was talking very quantitative types of things.  As an example, they teach Japanese, Chinese, and Russian in their foreign language curriculum in addition to the more traditional offerings of French, Spanish, and German.  I will probably follow up with the principal at a later time to get clarification, but I found it to be an interesting statement, especially if it's quantitative as opposed to "touchy feely" since the Lafayette area also has, in addition to 6A Jeff, two 5A schools, McCutcheon and Harrison and I'd be interested what's driving that specific idea of the only place to get the experiences if he was indeed referring to quantitative aspects.

i like the forward thinking on Jeff's part about the additional course offerings in Japanese, Chinese, and Russian.

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As it will ultimately be a combination of the Chinese and Russians who invade the US West Coast 20 years from now, good that we will be able to speak their language as they herd us into California internment camps.

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1 minute ago, DrivenT said:

As it will ultimately be a combination of the Chinese and Russians who invade the US West Coast 20 years from now, good that we will be able to speak their language as they herd us into California internment camps.

WOLVERINES!!!!!

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It amazing how a topic can go from Will Porter resigning @ Clay to herding us into internment camps in California.

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10 minutes ago, yellowjacket said:

It amazing how a topic can go from Will Porter resigning @ Clay to herding us into internment camps in California.

Only on The GID my friend.

 

Where else can you find this kind of low cost daily entertainment?

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