Developing youth through juggling since 1994.
Journal September, 2003
TEAM : For the third straight year, Jeff Shlosberg headed up organizing
our adult chaperones. A resounding THANK YOU is due to Jeff and his team
of selfless, fun-loving chaperones who made this trip possible: Wendy
Arneberg, Alan Bank, Bill Doege, Diane Harr, Mary Horsch, Donna Konigsburg,
Geri Martin, Cindy Morris, John Orbison, Birdie Rand, Judy Schnoebelen,
Sally Shlosberg, Doug & Mary Watson, Mitch & Darcy Wiklund and
Julie Zimmerman. From Rapid City ('96) to Reno, parent chaperones have
made these trips possible.
JUNIORS FINALIST: Anthony P. has only been juggling for about 2.5 years, but he made it as a Juniors finalist! The field was incredible tough, with truly professional-level competitors, but Anthony wowed the audience and won many admirers for his technical juggling talents.
BRONZE TEAM!: Building on the success of the 2002 Teams finals in Reading, PA, 13 members of our Ultimate Club revised "Jumpin' Jack" (as seen in Juggle Jam V and choreographed by Dextre Tripp) and won 3rd place in '03! We were the largest team to medal in the 35-year history of the I.JA. Teams Championships. Special credit is due to Student Director Billy, Student Choreographer Kelvin, and Assistant Student Director Kerry for helping to lead the team to this international honor.
GAMES AWARD WINNERS: Nate repeated his '02 victory in the Juniors 3-ball Open, with his Ultimate Club teammate Asher taking 2nd. Many Jugheads competed in the World Joggling Champion-ships. Most notable was the accomplishment of Andrew's six gold medals, including establishing a world record for the 800m joggle, a feat shared by Lauren who won that newly-established event in her age category.
--CLUB BREAKDOWNS: The newly implemented pre-registration process was a success, aiding a balanced distribution of Jugheads through our seven weekly clubs. Here are the numbers after the first week: Ultimate Club--18; Monday Night--24; Boys I.J.A.--27; Wednesday Rec.--28; Thursday Rec.--31; High School--8; Girls I.J.A.--18. The pre-registration process projected these numbers and aided against any one club ballooning too large. Please direct any potential Jugheads to Paul, as a cap on the numbers must be kept in order to maintain each club's quality. (Only H.S. Club was publicly advertised this year.)
--JUGGLE JAM VI: April 30-May 1, 2004 marks our 9th Annual JUGHEADS juggling show (dress rehearsals on April 22 and 29). All weekly Jugheads may perform.
--HIGH SCHOOL CLUB CALENDAR: 9th-12th grade Jugheads, take note: H.S. Club only goes through March of this school year, making a total of 26 club meetings. The shorter season allows for Juggle Jam VI preparations in April as well as misc. events on Thursday evenings in May (concerts, studying for finals, etc.). Please be aware of this slightly abridged schedule when purchasing punchcards.
--LOST & FOUND: As we will soon enter the season of light jackets and sweatshirts followed by the season of heavy jackets and multiple layers, please check that each Jughead has I.D. on every clothing item, esp. those that are typically discarded after school when arriving at juggling club. Our own Lost & Found is located on top of our small refrigerator (inside the Stage Door); Normandale Elem. has a mammoth L&F near the main auditorium doors.
--ALL-JUGHEADS HOLIDAY PARTY: On Saturday, December 13 up to 100+ Jugheads will converge on the York Plaza Party Room (7230 York Ave. S.) between 4 and 10 p.m. Look for an info. sheet in November.
--E-MAIL: If you'd like to be added to the e-mail distribution list for JUGHEADS parents (occasional news supplements & reminders), e-mail Wendy (Warneberg@aol.com).