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September 3, 2015 - Daily Announcements


Just a clarification on student fees: the iPad charge is already included in your student fees and is often referred to as a Tech fee. It is NOT an additional charge!

LCJVS is sponsoring the second annual REMEMBERING 9-11 Essay Contest. Winning essays will be read during the 9-11 Memorial Service on Friday, Sept 11.
If interested, please write 500-700 words on one of the following topics:
1. Reflect on how the terrorist attacks of 9-11 have impacted one of the following: you, personally; a family member or friend, your community, the nation as a whole.
2. Answering the question, "what can we learn from 9-11?"
Please turn in your essay before end of day to Mrs. Champagne in E213 on September 9th. Winners will be notified on September 10th.

Returning NTHS Members: There is a meeting for all returning National Technical Honor Society Members on Friday, September 11th, 10th period in Lecture Room B.

Uniform Policy: Uniform shirts are to be worn. If no shirts have yet been purchased, a school appropriate top should be worn. NO JEANS, SHORTS, SKIRTS, SKORTS, LEGGINGS, JEGGINGS, YOGA PANTS OR FLIP FLOPS should be worn! All students should be in uniform Friday, September 11!

Ripcho Studios will be at the JVS on Monday, September 21st from 8am to 2:15pm for picture retakes in the IVDL room.


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Amherst announcement shows are posted daily by 11am on both our YouTube channel and on our Facebook page. We can also be followed on Twitter@SteeleNewsLive.

They can also be viewed at 10am, 3pm, 6pm, and 11pm on Warner 97 in Amherst.

Just go to YouTube and search Steele News Live and click on the proper date. As for the Facebook page, it's updated multiple times daily, has our entire episodes, has individual stories that can be viewed independently, and other info. The page is updated every time we have a show.


Avon Local Schools announcements can be found by going to: http://www.avonlocalschools.org/students/announcements-high

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Avon Lake

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The parent only 2015 ALHS Open House will be held Thursday, September 3, 2015 from 6:15 - 9:00 pm.

Any student who is interested in nominating someone to be on homecoming court, forms are available on the Student Council bulletin board. Forms are due to Mrs. Bottini in room 267 or Mrs. Kozar in room 267 by Friday, September 4TH.

Students who have applied for a parking pass and have not picked it up, please do so by Sept. 2nd. It is necessary to have a parking permit showing in your vehicle in order to park on campus.

As we do every school year, it is time to remind students and staff: NO TAPE on walls, lockers, windows, etc. Any signs, posters, decorations or pictures applied with tape will be removed immediately. Please use Sticky Tac ONLY.

Guidance - College Visits – Scholarships
Please visit our Guidance Webpage for up to date scholarship information. Visit www.avonlakecityschools.org; choose ALHS; hover mouse over students; choose Guidance; select the link on the left hand side titled Financial Aid & Scholarship Information.

FREE to all Avon Lake families! Your Teen for Parents Magazine is holding a college information night at Lake Ridge Academy September 21, 2015 @ 6:30pm. Students can register now at: yourteenmag.com/register-LRA First 100 parents to register online will receive a $20.00 gift card to Sweet Melissa’s when they arrive at the event. More event information can be found on the ALHS guidance website.

Clubs and Organizations
LA SOCIÉTÉ HONORAIRE DE FRANÇAIS : French National Honor Society MEMBERS : Our first meeting will be Thursday, September 3rd at 7 :10 a.m. in room 166. All inducted members should attend! On the agenda: FOOD!!!, announcement of many exciting activities, and of course, fun!! Be sure to see Mme Storer in room 166 should you have questions. A bientôt mes amis.

ATTENTION ALHS FRENCH STUDENTS : the first meeting of the French Club will be Wednesday, September 9th at 3 :00-3:45 p.m. in room 166 (Mme Storer’s room). Why join French Club??? Food, friends, fun activities with others… all things French. Come and bring a friend. You won’t want to miss being a part of this dynamic club!! SEE YOU WEDNESDAY, 9-9-15 at 3:00 p.m.

Have you been looking for the perfect opportunity to use the French or Spanish you have been diligently studying? Well, look no further, your opportunity has arrived! COME and hear about the fantastic Europe trip “Cities of the Realm”, London, Paris and Madrid, planned for Spring Break 2016. This trip will provide you with the chance to mingle with the locals, experience regional customs, share some tapas, pastries, and great conversation while visiting some of the most famous cities and monuments in the world. An informational meeting for prospective travelers and their parents will be held in ALHS Room 166 (Mrs. Storer’s room) Tuesday, September 15th from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Come, hear about the trip and get signed up. DON’T MISS THIS CHANCE OF A LIFETIME TO EXPLORE THE WORLD OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM! Questions? Contact Mrs. Storer at x1166 (in room 166) or Mrs. Gemelas at x1231 (in room 231). GRACIAS and MERCI!

Our company is looking for a high school student for part time employment, approximate 6 - 10 hours per week. Ideally the student would work after school three days per week, two hours per day, but this is flexible depending on the individual's schedule. The position is clerical requiring the entry of data into Excel spreadsheets and Access Databases. Our company is located right down the street from the high school on Route 83. Please contact me for more information. dlam@disabilityexamconsultants.com


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Sheffield/Sheffield Lake Schools/Brookside High School announcements can be found by going to: http://www.sheffieldschools.org/brooksidehighschool_home.aspx


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Words of Wisdom: “The harder you work, the luckier you get.”

BIRTHDAYS | Dylan Fridenstine, Miles Reed and Mrs. Dahman

School pictures will be SEPT. 3rd. All students must take a picture to obtain a student ID. Picture order forms are available in the main office.

There will be a student Council meeting after school in Mr Wachowiak's room on Thursday September 3.

There will be a Junior Class meeting on Friday September 11th during 1st and 2nd period. We will talk about fundraising, vote for class officers and other information. Please see Mrs. Williams in room 109 if you have any questions or concerns.

Seniors, if you are interested in being a class officer, please pick up a petition in the Guidance office and return it NO LATER than Wednesday, September 9th. Voting will take place at the Senior Class Meeting on Friday, September 11th. See Mrs. Howard or Mrs. Watson if you have questions.

There will be a mandatory Senior Class meeting on Friday September 11th during 1st and 2nd period. We will kick off the senior class fundraiser, vote for class officers and discuss important senior information. Please see Mrs. Howard if you have any questions or concerns.

Homecoming is right around the corner!!! Cinderella's Closet is open for ladies who need a homecoming dress. Please see Mrs. Howard or Mrs. Kazel to set up an appointment for a FREE dress and accessories!!!!

WEDNESDAY, September 2, 2015
2:50 pm Staff Meeting (Library)

THURSDAY, September 3, 2015
All Day Picture Day (English classes)
Lunch Sophomore Ring Orders
4:30 pm Freshmen Volleyball AWAY @ Black River Middle School
5:30 pm JV Volleyball AWAY @ Black River Middle School
6:30 pm Varsity Volleyball AWAY @ Black River Middle School

FRIDAY, September 4, 2015 Extended Homeroom
Lunch Staff “Pot Luck” (staff lounge)
7:00 pm Varsity Football HOME vs. James Ford Rhodes

SATURDAY, September 5, 2015
8:00 am Cross Country AWAY @ LCCC vs. Avon Lake

Wed. Pizza, salad bar, vegetables, fruit and milk
Thursday Grilled cheese, salad bar vegetable, fruit and milk
Friday Spicy chicken strips, sweet potato fries, roll, vegetables, fruit and milk


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General Information:
The emergency medical form and green policy form are due TOMORROW, Thursday, September 3. You will not be able to access any school computers until the internet usage agreement on the policy form is signed and returned. Both these forms should be returned asap. If you have already turned them in or have them with you, see Mrs. Kobe in the main office for your computer login and password when you need them for class. If you need another copy of either form, see Mrs. Kobe as well.

Student Council petitions for class officers are now available in the guidance office. They are to be returned to the guidance office by Sept. 9. Elections will be held on Friday, Sept. 11th during all lunch periods.

Attention all seniors: Homecoming is right around the corner. All seniors will be voting for homecoming candidates on Wednesday, Sept. 9. JVS seniors will vote at the JVS before school, from 7:30 to 7:50. All other seniors can vote during all lunch periods at CHS. If you are not available at those times see Mrs. Scott to vote no later than Thursday morning, Sept. 10.

The homecoming dance is on Saturday, Sept. 26. If you plan on bringing a guest who is not a Columbia student you must have an out of town guest form filled out and signed before tickets can be purchased. These forms are available online or in the main office at CHS.

Meetings for the Week:
Leaders Club General meeting: Thursday, September 3 at 2:30 in the cafeteria. Anyone interested in joining should attend. Leaders Club plans the homecoming festivities and dance which take place the last weekend in September.

Key Club meeting: Next Thursday, September 10 at 2:30 in Room 8 for all members and anyone interested in joining.

Sports News:
The golf team suffered a close defeat to Keystone High School by the score of 182-186. The team was lead by senior Brian Brophy. The Raider golf team hosts Firelands on Thursday at Columbia Hills Country Club. Good luck!

Attention girls: If you are interested in winter softball, sign up in the main office.
There will be a winter softball meeting next Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 2:30 in the cafeteria.

Birthdays for Today | Christian Bowes and Nick Romanini

Articles posted but not read each day:
General Information: All new students attending Columbia High school this fall, you must contact our registrar, Liz Wenzel, at Columbia Middle school. She is now available at Columbia Middle school. Please call for an appointment at 440-236-1236. Mrs. Wenzel will contact you to set up an appointment for you to bring in your child’s paperwork and to register your child. Due to the large volume of registrants, please do not arrive at the middle school without an appointment.

Attention all students who would like to utilize afternoon busing for the 15-16 school year: Letters were passed out in homerooms at the end of the school year. Please fill out this letter of intent and return it to the school offices asap. This information may also be emailed to the transportation supervisor, Al Cantrel, at email listed here (cantrella@columbia.k12.oh.us)

Parking passes are still available for the 2015-2016 school year. Eligible students must have a 1.5 cumulative GPA, a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance coverage and meet with Mr. Jump to go over rules and regulations. Applications are available at the HS office or online. Parking permit fees are $30.00 for the year.

CHS provides both healthy breakfast and lunch offerings every school day. The price of a school lunch for the 2015-2016 school year is $3.50 and milk is $0.50. Breakfast prices are $1.50. Your child may qualify for free or reduced prices meals. Reduced price lunch is $0.40 and reduced price breakfast is $0.30. Please contact your school office if you need assistance providing school day meals for your child.

Please make sure all school fees and lunch charges have been paid as report cards were held as well as the release of transcripts and diplomas for unpaid fees. School transportation for extracurricular activities will also be denied. If you would like to set up a payment plan, please contact Mrs. Kobe in the main office at 440-236-5001. You may pay your school fees through the payforit system online through the school’s website. You may also pay in the main office with cash, check or credit card in the main office at CHS.

Guidance News: The Parent Portal in PowerSchool is now open. You may download the Mobile App. You will be prompted for a district mobile registration code which is ZZGS. The link for the App can be downloaded from the Parent Portal or found on the App store. If you have trouble accessing your account please call the school at 440-236-5003 for assistance.

Athletic News: All fall athletes must have a current physical on file for the first mandatory day of practice, August 1. The 2015-2016 OHSAA preparticipation physical form is available in the main office or online.

High School athletic participation fees for the 2015-2016 school year are $150. This fee was due on the fall sports photo shoot, Thursday, August 13.

Miscellaneous: Are you at least 15 and looking for a part-time job this fall. Check out Rockin'R Ranch. See the posting outside the main office for details.


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Drama Auditions:
Auditions for Little Shop of Horrors will be Sept. 8th and 9th in the choir room after school. All interested students should pick up audition packets after school in room 118 and sign up for their audition date. Ms. Bondzio will be teaching the music for auditions after school in the choir room on Thursday. For questions see Mrs. Christian in 118 or Ms. Bondzio in the choir room.

Attention swim team members:
This Saturday, Sept 5 is the swim team car wash at Pioneer Field. Please be at the field by 9:30 a.m. for a brief informational meeting prior to the car wash the car wash will go from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Attention anyone attending the football game at Lorain Friday night:
Presale tickets will be available in the Athletic Office starting today during lunch periods. Adult tickets are $6 and student and senior citizen tickets are $4. Friday’s game will be a RED OUT, so come to the game in your favorite red clothing and cheer on the Pioneers. Beat the Titans!

Attention Freshmen and New Students!
You are invited to a Tailgate Party before the freshmen football game on Thursday Sept. 3rd! Come to the dining hall right after school for food, corn hole, face painting, and more! We will walk together to the stadium and cheer on the Pioneers as they beat Lorain High! Have your ride pick you up at Ely stadium at the end of the game! Bring your ID, your signed permission slip, and $2 for your ticket! See you then! Permission slips are available in the team offices?

Attention Student Council OFFICERS AND CABINET MEMBERS...
We will have our first meeting on Sept. 2nd in Mrs. Biltz classroom, Room 202W, from 2:35-3:15. Please plan to attend so we can discuss upcoming events and recruitment.

Attention ALL Students:
Student Council will have their first meetings of the year on Sept. 3rd in Mrs. Biltz Classroom, 202W. You have two chances to attend, AM from 7:15-7:40, or PM from 2:35-3:00. If you are interested in shaping events at EHS stop by and pick up an application!

The Lady Pioneers were defeated by Strongsville in 3 close sets, 25-21, 25-21, 25-21. Leading the effort for Elyria was Jessie Lee with 10 kills, Rachel Holliday with 12 assists, Alison Guerini had 15 digs, and Carly Bachna added 12 digs. Rachel Holliday led the Pioneers in serving going 15 out of 15 with 2 aces. Their overall record is now 2-1, and 0-1 in the GCC.

Bonjour French Club!
Are you interested in foreign languages and cultures? Do you like to eat food and make new friends? Then French club is the club for you! If you're interested come check us out this FRIDAY, SEPT. 4th in room 209 after school. YOU DO NOT NEED TO SPEAK FRENCH OR BE IN FRENCH CLASS TO JOIN! See Madame Radden or the French club officers for more information.

Attention Bowlers:
An open gym session is scheduled for Sunday, September 6th at 12pm for students interested in trying out for the EHS bowling team this fall. The open gym will be held at Brunswick Zone in North Ridgeville. The cost is $11 for two hours of bowling.

Anime Officers and Planners!
This Friday, Sept. 4th will be for full year planning. Come prepared to make the schedule. If you want to start early, see Wendt to have the doc shared with you. Also, there is a remind sign up in the window of 125. Welcome back!

GEM Club:
Interested in gender equality? EHS has a club devoted to just that called the Gender Equality Movement!! Come to room 207W after school on Sept. 2nd and learn more. All are welcome! Thank you from Gender Equality Movement.

Key Club will be holding its first meeting after school on Sept. 3rd in room 305. Please see Mrs. Prechtel, Mrs. Johnson or an officer with questions. Key Club members volunteer within the school and community with several service projects planned. Thursday’s meeting will have a rep from Big Brothers and Big Sisters with volunteer information.


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Don’t forget, picture day is SEPT. 3rd for underclassmen and any senior who has not had their picture taken for the yearbook composite!

Attention all students: Your meal status from last year will roll until Sept 30th or until a new application is received.

Attention Freshmen! This is your chance to get involved! Any freshman that would like to run for a class officer position, please see Mrs. Van Cooney in room 99 for a form.

F.A.S.T. Exemption and Parking Pass sales will begin on September 14th. See the main office with questions.

Varsity Volleyball lost to Fairview in a tough match; 25-23, 12-25, 19-25, 27-25, 9-15. Leading scorers for Firelands were:
Tori Grasso 27/31 with 11 kills, Keely Hall 17/18 with 11 kills, Olivia Harris 27/29 with 7 kills, Dalaney Rogala 20/22 with 6 kills. Faith Rico had 4 Solo blocks!!!
Katie Michener had 33 digs, 15/15 hitting with 4 kills, and was 38/42 serve receive!!
Allison Vilagi was 65/69 setting with 20 assists, and McKenna Turton was 64/67 with 16 assists!! Erica Wasem was 12/12 serving with an ace, and Dalaney Rogala had 13 digs, Allison Vilagi 11 digs, Madison Palmer 4 digs and Hannah Reynolds 12 digs. The Falcons will take on Lutheran West Thursday at Home!!

The JV Volleyball team lost a tough match against Fairview; 20-25, 23-25. Maddy Lyons had 3 kills and all serve receive passes were playable! Briana Bowyer had 4 block kills. Alaina Kempf set 6 assists, served 3 aces, and had 3 tip kills. They take on Lutheran West Thursday in their home opener for the season. Good Luck!

The girls’ soccer team opened their season Saturday with a 5-0 victory over Brooklyn. Brylee Jones had two goals, both assisted by Zoe Simmons. Hailey Mezurek. Mikayla Mains and Freshman Lexie McCrary each had a goal apiece. Assisting those goals were Brylee Jones, Zoe Simmons and Freshman Peyton Phillips. The defense, along with Alex Willis and her four saves, came away with the shutout. The girls are back in action tonight. They play at home against Buckeye. Good luck ladies!

The girls soccer team will be taking orders for Kick for the Cure t-shirts in the cafeteria during lunch Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday this week. Shirts can be purchased in Black or Pink for $10. Please turn in your money when you place your order. Wear your Kick for the Cure t-shirts to Vermilion on Wednesday, September 23 for free admittance into the girls' and boys' soccer games.

Congratulations to Varsity and JV golf! Both beat Fairview! For varsity, it was a team win lead by Brandon Palmer, Trevor Damron, Evan Lacey, and Austin Urban. JV's low scores were shot by Carter Grude, Aaron Turnbull, Adam Lacey, and Sawyer Bayus. Good luck to the guys on Thursday when they face Columbia.

Trevor Stefanski


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Students: Please be sure to turn in your student ID cards ASAP – if you need another one, stop by the office!

Girls’ basketball open gym will start on September 9th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

National Honor Society applications are now available in guidance. You must be a junior or senior and have a weighted GPA of at least 3.5 to apply. Completed applications are due to Seńorita by Wednesday, September 30.

Any boy interested in playing basketball this season there will be a meeting on SEPT. 2nd after school in Coach Holzhauer's room (Rm 206).

If any students have projects left over from last year in wood shop--please pick up NOW. Stop by main office and we will get you into the wood shop.

Any students interested in participating in FCCLA, there will be a brief meeting after school on Thursday in room 123. If you are interested but unable to attend the meeting please see Miss. Heffernan.

Help us line Opportunity Way with all of Keystone's fall sports teams, band, and choir members! The Girls Volleyball Team is selling Homecoming Spirit Signs. You will receive a personalized sign with your name and number and the signs will be lined up along Opportunity Way for Homecoming Week. Signs are $17 or two for $30. Payment and flyer are due to Senorita Catanzarito by September 11th. Any questions contact Christina Mealwitz.

Looking for a new extracurricular activity to join? Are you interested in becoming a role model to one of our middle or elementary school students? The guidance counselors are seeking teens who want to make a positive impact in the district. Big Cats Little Cats pairs high schoolers like you with a peer buddy in one of the other buildings. BCLC will meet once a week this year. Your responsibilities will include things like helping with homework, team-building games, arts and crafts, playing sports, and more. If you would like more information, see Ms. Redd or Mrs. Branzel. Applications are outside the Guidance Offices, and are due by Wednesday, September 9th. Even if you were a Big Cat last year, please fill out a new application.

Officer Turner is now issuing Parking Permits. He will have the sign up list attached to his office door.

2015 yearbooks are available for pickup in room 108 (Hogue) after school. Extra yearbooks will be sold for $75 on a first-come-first-served basis. Please bring exact change or make checks payable to Keystone High School.


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