Indian Township

Donna Meader-York

A good way to tell that fall is quickly approaching is the start of track season. A very popular sport here at Indian Township School. Track began Monday of this week, and runs through the last Wednesday in October.  Our team consists of both Elementary girls and boys, and Junior High girls and boys.  Elementary girls are: Paige Sockabasin, Emma Soctomah, Allanah Barnes, Malleah Brown, Brooke Neptune, Kendra Hayman, Shayla LaRoche, Alexis Polches, Tasja Nicholas, Nicole Nicholas, Kionna Newell, Sylvia Brown, Cadance Nicholas, Naomi Newell, Lorene Dana, Linda Newell, and Aaliyah Dana.  Elementary Boys are: Amuwes Dana, Muwin Dana, Tony Dana, Matt Dana, Justin Harnois, Evan Gillespie, Heiden Sockabasin, Jacob Sockabasin, Dehkin Sockabasin, Seth Nicholas, Reece Sabattus, Terran Moore, Jarod Smiley, and Rez Sockabasin. In Junior High, we have: Audrey Nicholas, and Twyla Smiley, Zack Lola, Tre Neptune, Sebastian Moore, Donald Soctomah, Roman Brown, Alex Tomah, Ryan Newell, and Kevin Sabattus.  Team Managers are John Socobasin, and Lila Acheson. All meets start at 4:00PM sharp, on the following Wednesdays; September 11 at Robbinston, September 18 at Princeton, September 25 at Calais, October 2 at Woodland High School, October 9 at Indian Township, and October 16 at Moosehorn.  Elementary kids run first except for the Moosehorn meet. Everyone must bring a healthy snack and water, and sweatshirts for chilly days. Good luck to all runners!

In other news, we are continuing our efforts to protect Mother Earth by recycling small electronics.  Not only does this help protect the environment, but it is also helps raise funds for the “I Read” program in the Library. Acceptable item can be dropped off at the Library, or, can be sent to school with the children.  Acceptable items are: old or broken cell phones, Mp3 players, digital cameras, laptops, GPS devices, printer ink cartridges, and printer toner cartridges.

Indian Township Health Center hosted a mud run on August 23. The mud run consisted of a one mile obstacle course built by various tribal agencies. Seven tribal agencies created seven obstacles, and families, i.e. parent/child teams, ran the course.  There were sixty-two runners, ages 2 through 58! Winners were the tribal government team; vice-chief Clayton Sockabasin, and Tony Dana.  What a perfect way to not only have healthy activity, but to bring community together!

On September 11, grades 7 and 8 will travel to Pleasant Point to visit and tour the Wabanaki Museum.  Student will learn many facts that will help them understand the history of the Passamaquoddy people, how our ancestors lived, and how we became the tribe of today.

On a final note,  the Indian Township After School program is offering homework help or tutoring to our high school students. Tutors in Spanish, French, Math, English, Biology, and History are available by appointment.  Just call Ms. Donna at 796-2362 to set up a time. We are very flexible! If you play sports and have practices after school, we will work with you!

Until next week, please take care of yourselves!