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October 1, 2014 - Daily Announcements


Save the date and don’t miss the fun! The JVS Community Appreciation Day is Saturday, October 4th from 10am-3pm. There will be lots of family friendly activities that are FREE, FUN, and FANTASTIC. Some of the activities are: free car wash, free nail painting and hand massage, family health fair, kids’ zone Halloween activities, car show, $5 Pancake Breakfast (8am-10am), music, free ice cream social, and more. Go to www.lcjvs.com for a detailed list of activities.

LCCC’s Ridge Campus will host an IT Open House on Friday, Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. This is a great opportunity for high school juniors and seniors who are interested in any IT field to learn about IT jobs and degrees. Industry professionals and faculty from LCCC, University of Toledo and University of Akron will be on hand to discuss IT demand and career and educational opportunities in Northeast Ohio.
There will also be breakout sessions where students can tour our Digital Forensics Lab and The University of Toledo CSE Lab. This will be followed by a student panel that will focus on co-ops and internships, and conclude with an industry sponsored roundtable lunch.

Young Driver Competition: Information and applications were distributed on the upcoming Young Driver Competition scheduled for Wednesday, October 8th from 8am to noon at the Lorain County JVS. Submit completed applications to Michele Rennie. Deadline for applying is October 3rd. Outstanding drivers can win prizes of $100, $250 or $500.

Youngstown State University will be visiting on Oct 7th. 2014. Sign up in Student Services to attend the presentation during 3rd period in Lecture Room B. You will be given a pass to have your third period teacher approve the visit.

Lorain County Community College is hosting their annual COLLEGE FAIR on Thursday, October 9 from 6:00-7:30pm in the Ewing Activities Center. More than 120 colleges, universities and military academies will be onsite and available!

Scholarship opportunity: Students with a 2.5 GPA, minimum score of 18 on the ACT, and show a family income need, may apply for the Cleveland Browns Foundation scholarship. Applications are due by Oct. 15th (per Mrs. Sarringhaus).

Students interested in volunteering can sign up with Lorain County Volunteer Connection through the United Way website. Log on to www.uwloraincounty.org/volunteer or call 440-277-6530.

Veterans of Foreign Wars “Voice of Democracy Speech Contest.
Write 3-5 min. audio essay addressing the theme “Why veterans are important to our nation’s History and Future”. Open to 9-12 graders. Prize money 1st place Department of Ohio $8,000 and National $30,00. Due to Local VFW by Nov. 1, 2014. See you counselor today for more details and application.

Free Speech Essay contest: Juniors and Seniors- Win a $10,000 scholarship. Submit an essay between 800-1,000 words on the provided topic. To enter visit www.thefire.org/contest by Jan. 31, 2015.


Check out the contest for Amherst Yearbook!

Check out the Amherst announcement display case (in the JVS Quarry Room B) for sample brochures of the current fundraiser.


September 29 - Amherst Senior Panoramic picture at 7:30 a.m. at Steele Main Gym; retakes to follow. Seniors will be bused after the pictures while juniors will be bused at the usual daily schedule!

October 1 - Mr. Marty will be at the JVS on October 1st for voting and ticket sales during lunch periods in the lobby. Tickets are $5 each.

October 3 - Homecoming parade 5:00-6:00PM Homecoming Dance 8:30-11:00 pm

November 5 - Woodard @ Steele for Senior Pictures for yearbook - sign up for appointment with Mrs. Provosnik in office TBA

November 11 - Jostens Senior Mtg @ JVS 8:00 a.m.

November 18 & 19 - Jostens @ JVS Grad order during lunch periods

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

Avon Panoramic picture is scheduled October 14th, 2014 from 7:30-8:00. Students must provide their own transportation from Avon to the JVS.

HOMECOMING - October 10 – Game / October 11 – Dance at 7pm

Avon Lake

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We have a fall spirit assembly Friday. A bus will be available for any ALHS students interested in attending with a 11:15 arrival.

Avon Lake High School Homecoming Dance is Saturday, October 4th at 7 pm.
Ticket sales will be at the high school 9/22 through 10/3. Ticket sales END at 12:30 on Friday, October 3rd. JVS Students last day to purchase tickets is Thursday, October 2nd at 12:30.

Attention students: Please be reminded that when not feeling well, students are to come to the main office and ask to call home. It is necessary for ALHS to speak to a parent to receive permission in order to release a student from school. DO NOT use cell phone to call parents. Thank you.

Voting for Teacher of the Month is now open through Thursday, October 2, 2014. Stop down to the main office and ask for a ballot to vote for your favorite teacher!

There will be a mandatory powder puff meeting on Thursday, October 2nd. Seniors are to report to room 265 during period 12 and juniors are to report to room 267 after school. Any boys wishing to coach must also attend the meeting and permission form needs to be turned in by the coaches.

This years’ theme for the 2014 Homecoming Dance is “A Night on the Nile”. Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 4th from 7:00-11:00 pm at ALHS. Homecoming Dance tickets will be on sale today through Friday, October 3rd at 12:30 pm. Tickets will be sold during lunch periods ONLY for $15. Checks ONLY, NO CASH please. The sales stop on Friday, October 3rd at 12:30 pm. Don’t wait until the last day to purchase your tickets.

Key Club has been working with Rainbow Babies and University Hospitals to create a luminary ceremony to raise money for pediatric cancer. The ceremony will take place on October 5th at 6pm in the stadium. Lowe's is providing a free kid’s activity center called "Kids Corner" and there will also be free face paint. Music will be played throughout and goods can be purchased at the various food trucks present. Our goal is to bring the community together in a meaningful way to end the homecoming weekend. Please support by purchasing a t-shirt/luminary, attending the event and passing this message along! You can find the order form online at http://www.uhgiving.org/uh-giving/get-involved/fundraising-events-and-programs/attend-an-event/2014-10-05-light-up-avon-lake Completed order forms can be given to Mallory Masarik, Abby Lindenmeir, Natalie Masarik, Michaela Clarahan, or Mr. Shoham. Thank you for your continued support of Key Club. We hope to see you there!

Class of 2016 Fundraiser at BISTRO 83! Dine at Bistro 83 any of the following dates:
10% of the profits will go towards Avon Lake High School Prom. Coupons are available the following ways: on the ALHS webpage will be distributed to students during lunch periods, and also be placed in staff member’s mailboxes the day of each event. Contact Mrs. Sargent at Sarah.Sargent@avonlakecityschools.org if you have any further questions. Thank you for your support.

Attention Students and Staff! Please keep in mind when decorating or hanging any items on lockers, walls and windows that NO TAPE is to be used! Please use sticky tac only!

Guidance - College Visits – Scholarships


University of Toledo 10/02/2014 11th Period
Cleveland State 10/06/2014 2nd Period
Youngstown State 10/14/2014 11th Period
Ohio State University 10/14/2014 12th Period
Ohio University 10/20/2014 2nd Period
BGSU 10/23/2014 1st Period
Kent State 11/7/2014 Periods 4/5

Plan to attend the 27th annual Lorain County College Fair being held at LCCC on Thursday, October 9th from 6-7:30 p.m. More than 120 Colleges, Universities, and Military Academies all under the same roof! Visit our Guidance Webpage for more information. http://www.avonlakecityschools.org/staff/guidance/announcements

Attention Seniors: Senior College Update Night will be Wednesday, October 15th at 5:30pm in the PAC. Ohio State University admissions representative Keith Lofton will be speaking.

Voice of Democracy Program: Students (grades 9 thru 12) are eligible to compete in the Voice of Democracy competition. Compete by writing and recording an audio essay on "Why Veterans are Important to our Nation's History and Future." To apply, please review and complete the 2014-2015 Official Entry Form found on our Guidance Webpage at http://www.avonlakecityschools.org/staff/guidance/pages/Scholarships Deadline: October 20, 2014. Please note: ALHS Class of 2014 students who compete in this competition are then eligible for a local scholarship from the Avon/Avon Lake VFW. Only seniors who participate will be eligible for the additional scholarship being offered through our Common Scholarship that will be available to seniors on February 2, 2015.

Most Valuable Student Scholarship available through the Elks National Foundation. Visit our guidance webpage at http://www.avonlakecityschools.org/staff/guidance/pages/Scholarships for local contact information and complete details. Deadline: December 5, 2014.

Clubs and Organizations
Want to join Environmental Club? Our NEXT meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 1st in room 181 right after school. Please see Mr. Wolf with questions or if you cannot make the meeting.

Community Service

Are you interested in fields such as education, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech therapy? Do you have some free time during the day? Do you need community service hours? Miss Tomlin is searching for student aides to assist in her classroom. If you have a study hall or free time and are able to help, please stop by Room 120.

The Redwood Pumpkin Festival is a fun-filled day of activities for elementary age kids and their families. It will be held on October 11th from 11-2 and includes games, hair spraying, popcorn, food, bake walk, bounce houses and other fun activities! We need lots of volunteers to make this a success and are looking for ALHS students, who are interested in working with kids or need volunteer hours, to sign up from 10:45am to 2pm for that day. We will assign you a fun activity upon arrival. Please see Mr. Kaminski in guidance for the contact information.


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

Brookside Homecoming ticket sales will be held on Oct. 1st during lunch periods at the JVS.

Attention all students and parents: The Brookside 2014-2015 yearbooks are now on sale! You can order your yearbook now through October 10 and pay only $55. This is a $10 savings over the regular price. Plus, if you order now, you receive 4 free icons on the cover. This year's theme is Brookside Reflections. We will be looking back at the school over the years as we prepare to move to the new building next year. The book will serve as a great memento of the last year in the current Brookside building. You can order your book at jostensyearbooks.com. Contact Mrs. Rion if you have any questions.


Sept. 28-Deck the Halls 10-2 everyone welcome at BHS to help with spirit signs
Sept. 29- Community Bonfire 6:15 Volunteer Field free food and fun (back after nearly 20yrs)
Homecoming Queen and King voting can be done Sept29-Oct2. The voting link can be found on the Brookside website: http://www.sheffieldschools.org/brooksidehighschool_home.aspx
Oct. 1- Community Parade walk with your class meet at St. Thomas on Harris Road by 5:30. The parade goes to Sevitt's Field where the Cardinal Bowl competitions begin.
Oct. 3- Pep Assembly 2-3 at Sevitt's Field. Crowning Ceremony before the game at 6pm. (JVS EARLY RELEASE for Pep Assembly!!!)
Oct. 4-Homecoming Dance at BHS 8-11. Mardi Gras theme (don't forget out of school forms completed for non Brookside guest).

Spirit Week
Monday-Nerd Day
Tuesday-Twin Day
Wednesday-Class Pride (each class has their own color)
Thursday-Throw Back Thursday (students can dress like the decade of their choice; 50s,60s,70s,80s,90s)
Friday- Cardinal Pride (dress red&black)

Tickets for the dance is $10 pre-sale and $15 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at lunch and in room 102 (BHS) after school the week of Sept.29-Oct.3.


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The following college reps will be here this week:
The Ohio State University on Monday, September 29 @ 11:00
Urseline College on Tuesday, September 30 @ 9:30
Xavier University on Tuesday September 30 @ 1:30
Oberlin College on Wednesday, Oct. 1 @ 11:30
LCCC on Thursday, Oct. 2 @ 9:00
Don't forget to sign up in the Guidance Office and get your teacher's permission to attend.

Anyone interested in participating on the Scholastic Challenge Team this year should attend the meeting/practice in the library Sept. 30 at 3 PM. If you have questions see Miss Cokain.

Want some ACT practice? The Educational Service Center of Lorain County is offering an ACT practice test on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 8:30-noon. You will take a practice test and a few days later you will receive a complete analysis of your weak areas and ways to improve. The cost is $30. Deadline to register is September 29. Please see Mrs. Branzel for the registration form and for more information.

Any student who is currently participating or participated last year in Diesel with Dahman please make sure you see Mrs. Dahman about ordering your T-shirt. Orders due by Oct. 3.

Get your Yearbooks! Order the 2014-15 Yearbook now for the cheapest price! You can order online, or give your order to Mr. Painter. See Mr. Painter if you have any questions.

18 year olds, are you getting excited about voting? Well if you are, please stop by the main office or room 213 to pick up your registration forms. The time to register is now! If you will be 18 on or before election day in November, please take advantage of this great opportunity!

Homecoming Dance will be Saturday, October 4th in the CHS Gym from 7:00 - 11:00 pm. Cost is $10 and all tickets are purchased at the door. Out of school guest forms are available in the main office and must be returned NO LATER THAN Wednesday, October 1st.

Save 25% on pre-order sales for homecoming pictures. Pick up an order form in the high school office. Form and money need to be turned in by Friday, October 3rd.

Attention Juniors and Seniors: Friday, September 26 is the last day for fundraiser orders. All orders and money must be turned in to Mrs. Branzel or Ms. Kazel by Friday.

SATURDAY, September 27, 2014
8:30 am Cross Country AWAY @ Vermilion (Obenour Invitational)
9:00 am Freshmen Volleyball AWAY @ Brookside
10:00 am JV Volleyball AWAY @ @ Lorain (Tri Meet with Vermilion)
Varsity Volleyball AWAY @ Lorain (Tri Meet with Vermilion)
JV Football HOME vs. Black River

SUNDAY, September 28, 2014
11:00 am Band performance at Woolly Bear Festival in Vermilion


General Information:
School pictures are in. If you did not pick yours up on Monday, see Mrs. Kobe in the main office.

Attention all sophomores: Jostens will return to take orders for class rings today, Tuesday, Sept. 30 during all lunch periods. Extra packets are available in the main office.

School Fees: This is a reminder that all current year and past year school fees must be paid by TOMORROW, WENDESDAY, October 1 for students to use school transportation for extra curricular activities. You may pay your school fees through the payforit system online through the school’s website. You may also pay in the main office at CHS.

Attention all students: The 2014-2015 Yearbooks can be preordered for the lowest price of the year now through Oct 10th. If you order now you will receive an added bonus if you place your name on the front cover, you can get four icons for free! Order at jostensyearbooks.com or by picking up an order form in the main office.

For any students interested in a trip to France which would take place this upcoming summer (July 2015), there will be an informational meeting this Thursday at the Columbia Public Library at 6:45. This meeting will be used to gauge interest as well as to discuss the specifics of the trip. This is NOT a Columbia Schools sponsored trip. A representative from EF Tours will be present. If you have any questions, see Mr. Campbell.

Guidance News:
Attention juniors: Sign up in the guidance office for the PSAT. Testing will be Wednesday, October 15, 2014, in the morning. Cost of the test is $14. Be sure to pick up the study guide when you sign up.

LCCC’s Ridge Campus will host an IT Open House on Friday, Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. This is a great opportunity for high school juniors and seniors who are interested in any IT field to learn about IT jobs and degrees. Industry professionals and faculty from LCCC, University of Toledo and University of Akron will be on hand to discuss IT demand and career and educational opportunities in Northeast Ohio. There will also be breakout sessions where students can tour our Digital Forensics Lab and the University of Toledo CSE Lab. This will be followed by a student panel that will focus on co-ops and internships, and conclude with an industry sponsored roundtable lunch. If you are interested, please see Mrs. Hechko for a college visit form & Miss Neff to sign up.

Plan to attend the 27th annual LORAIN COUNTY COLLEGE FAIR. More than 120 Colleges, Universities, and Military Academies all under the same roof! The event takes place on Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Lorain County Community College Ewings Activity Center. Stop in the guidance office for more info.

College Visitations: The following schools will be visiting CHS during the next week:
Ursuline College: Tuesday, September 30 at 1:00 am.
Ohio University: Thursday, October 2 at 12:20 am.
Sign up in the guidance office if you are interested in attending any of these sessions.

Meetings for the Week: Attention all students interested in participating in drama club, there will be a mandatory meeting Wednesday, October 1, 2014, after school in the library. Please see Miss Neff with questions.

Attention all senior parents: It is never too early to begin planning after prom: Please attend our first After prom committee meeting of the year on Thursday Oct 2 at 7pm in the High school cafeteria.

Sports News:
Attention Boys Soccer team , please turn in your parents’ day slips to Mr. Jump as soon as possible.

The boys soccer team defeated Wellington 5-1 on Saturday afternoon to bring their record to 9-2-1 and in the PAC 5-1-1. Nate Hite scored the lone goal in the 1st half which was a rebound from Cody Reichard's hard shot. In the second half, the Raiders scored 4 goals with Hite and Wolf Loos getting 2 apiece. Reichard assisted one of Hite's on a 35 yard pass from a direct kick and the other goal was a penalty kick. Loos' goals were assisted by Hite and were made from about 12 yards.
Then, the boys soccer team clinched the PAC Stripes Championship last night by defeating Brookside 5-3 with a come from behind victory. Brookside jumped ahead 2-0 in the first 12 minutes of the game. The Raiders settled down and scored with a minute left in the half with Nate Hite scoring on a free kick from 20 yards out. The boys started the second half, with Hite scoring again from a rebounded shot from 6 yards out.. They struck again with Justin Clark scoring on a throw-in by Cody Reichard just five minutes later. They continued the pressure on the attacking end with Reichard scoring with a header from a 30 yard pass by Hite six minutes later. Brookside made a run by scoring their third goal with 3 minutes remaining in the game. The final Raiders goal was scored by Wolf Loos with a one touch volley with 30 seconds left in the match from a pass by Curt Welker and the celebration begun! The boys’ soccer teams next game is home vs Brooklyn this Saturday at 7pm. This game is Parents Night.

This evening September 30 the JV and Varsity volleyball teams will play against Brooklyn. The teams would like to fill the stands with pink. Please come to the games dressed in pink for volley for the Cure. The parents of the volleyball team will be taking a collection and running a concession stand. All money collected will be donated to the Susan G. Komen foundation of Northeast Ohio. Come support the Raiders’ volleyball teams and help dig for a cure.

Attention all cross country enthusiasts: If you are interested in cross country please stop in the main office and see Mr. Jump. This is just to see if there is enough interest to check out the possibility of a team in the future.

Birthdays for Today
Noah Beck & Jake Garrow

Lunch for Today:
Articles posted but not read each day:

The Parent Portal in PowerSchool is now open and can be accessed. Parent/Student logins and passwords remain the same as last year. A new version of the Mobile App is now available and will prompt you 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 440-236-5001 for assistance.

NHS Mum Sale is in full swing! See an NHS member or Mrs. Becher to purchase mums from J&J Greenhouse. Price is $5 for one large mum or $5 for three small ones. This year asters, kale, and cabbage are included in the sale, too.
The price of a school lunch for the 2014-2015 school year is $3.50. Milk is 50˘. We are now offering breakfast each morning. Cost is $1.50. CHS is proud to offer a healthy breakfast and lunch every school day. Your child may qualify for free or reduced-price lunches. Reduced price is breakfast
is 30˘ and lunch is 40˘ for lunch. Please contact your school office if you need assistance providing your child with lunch.

Attention all students who would like to drive to school. If you have a valid driver’s license and have not met with Mr. Jump, turned in a completed parking permit form or paid the fee, you should not be driving to school and parking on the premises. All students who have a permit have an assigned spot. Make sure you are in it. If someone else is in your spot come see Mr. Jump. No one without a permit is to be parking in the high school lots or at Copopa.


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Mr. Cake will be at the JVS on Wednesday, Oct. 1 prior to school to allow students to cast their ballots for homecoming court!

Frame the Moment!
The 2014 Homecoming Dance will be on Saturday, Oct. 4th from 7-10pm. Tickets will go on sale Monday, Sept. 29th in the morning from 7:15-7:40 and during 7th period in front of the Spirit Shop. Tickets will cost $15 for one or $25 for two. If you are bringing a date from another school, forms must be approved and turned in PRIOR to purchasing tickets. Get your tickets soon...it's going to be a night to remember!

Homecoming Dance:
The 2014 Homecoming Dance ticket sales begin on Monday, Sept. 29th and continue until Wednesday Oct. 1. Tickets are 1 for $15 or 2 for $25. This years music will be provided by TKO Entertainment. Homecoming pictures will be taken AND there will be a photo booth for great candid shots with your friends...giving you a strip of pictures that you can...Frame the Moment! Tickets will be sold in front of the Trading Post from 7:15-7:40 in the morning, 7th period lunch and 2:35-2:50 after school Get your tickets before they are gone!

Homecoming Mums:
The Homecoming Game is Friday October 3rd, so to show your school spirit the Sophomore Class will be selling Large White Mums with the red E and red and white carnations. You can get an order form from your homeroom teacher or you can see Ms. McLaughlin in Room 109. Orders are due no later than 2 pm on Thursday, October 2nd.

Students Against Bullying will have a meeting today from 2:55-3:30. We will meet in Room 301W. Bring your friends! We will be discussing the upcoming events for October including our Anti-Bullying Night and Anti-bulling Pledge.

Girls Soccer:
The Girls Soccer team defeated Toledo Central Catholic Saturday 2-1. Goals for the Pioneers were scored by Ja'Maya Ward and Darian Jones, with an assist by Abbey Ramirez.

Elyria hosted the Power Quad and faced Cleveland St. Joes, Olmsted Falls, and Avon. Elyria went 0-3. Elyria was led by Tyra Darden with 27 kills, 5 block assists and 35 digs. Emily Gonzalez set for 70 assists. Carly Bachna contributed 28 digs and Alison Guerini gave 23 digs.

The EHS Varsity Golf team finished in 4th place this past Saturday, at the LCAAA Lorain County Golf Invitational. Alex Csizmadia scored a 75 for the Pioneers, which was the lowest score in the tournament field earning him medalist honors.

College Visits:
Ursuline College Tri-C will be visiting EHS in the near future. Please sign up in the team 4 office if you would like to attend any of the college visits.
Ursuline College will be here Tue., September 30th during 7th period.
Cuyahoga Community College will be here Tues, September 30th during 3rd period.
Grace College will be here Wed, Oct. 01 during 1st period.
Oberlin College will be here Thur, Oct. 2nd during 5th period.

From FACS Advisors Miss Evans and Mrs. Costin:
Anyone interested in being in FACS (Family and Consumer Sciences Club) please meet in room 123 today (Monday 9/29) after school. It is just an informational meeting where you will find out what we do and sign up to participate should you be interested. Should be short and sweet!

Attention All Students:
Reading/Writing OGT tutoring is canceled for tonight and will resume on Weds. JUST READING and WRITING OGT TUTORING.

Peer Tutors:
Attention any 10th-12th graders interested in being a peer tutor, please stop down and see Mr. Cake. NHS students may use the tutoring time for service hours.

PSAT Test:
Be ready, be prepared, plan for the future. Take the PSAT! The Preliminary SAT prepares you for the SAT which is used for admissions to most colleges. It also gives juniors a chance to compete for the National Merit Scholarship. The cost of the test is $14 and is due by October 3rd. To sign up, please see Mr. Burke in the Team 2 office. This test is for Sophomores and Juniors only, and will be taken in the EHS small gym on Wednesday, Oct. 15th from 7:50am to 11:00am.


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Firelands will have an early release on Friday, October 3rd at 1:50pm for Homecoming Pep Rally.

Due to the glitches in the system for homecoming voting, if your ballot only allowed you to select one person instead of 4, you will be allowed to re-enter your vote and your previous one will be deleted. However, if you do not wish to change your vote that was affected by the system, your vote will remain the same. Reminder - only vote for those in your grade! The first round of voting closes today after school at 2:30. The second round of voting will begin tomorrow, October 1st, and you will only have the option of voting for 1 boy and 1 girl candidate for your grade. Look for the voting link on the school's webpage. The link is: http://bit.ly/1veWKkj

Please join us in on the fun at the Annual TAILGATE PARTY! It’s on Thursday, October 2nd, starting @ 5:00 pm in the High School parking lot. There will be lots to do and good snacks for every one. The parade of Homecoming floats and band parade will start at 6pm with the football jersey auction to follow. This is a great way to celebrate "FIRELANDS" and our new school year. Hope to see you there!!

Please support the Firelands Athletic Boosters, as we host the "Oktoberfest" on October 18th @ the New Russia Twp. Hall. Tickets are available for adults from any Coach or Booster Club Member. This fundraiser is to benefit our Field House project.

Art Society! Art Society! Art Society!
We meet this Wednesday during Falcon Period in room 209. It is time to sign up for our face-painting booth at the Tailgate party and to vote for officers.

Hey junior class! Please come help your class Homecoming committee decorate the junior hallway after school this Thursday for Deck the Halls! We’ll meet in Ms. Sparks’ room right after school and then get to work. See a class officer or Ms. Sparks with any questions!

The Firelands High School Yearbook is now on sale for $54, the lowest price of the year. Plus, you can add 4 free icons with any personalization. Hurry, as this deal will only last until October 17th. Order your yearbook online at Jostens.com.

Also, yearbook is looking for you to help make this yearbook more about you. Go to replayit.com, and submit pictures from the school year, and they may be added to the yearbook. Also, any and all pictures are available through replayit.com, or through the Replay It app, available for iPhone and Android smart phones.


Attention All Falcon Fans. The Athletic Department is now offering 10 game student passes for $20. Passes can be purchased at any home varsity contest. Passes are good for any regular season home contest. They are not honored for OHSAA tournaments, away games, or any special invitationals or tournaments.

Attention all girls interested in playing softball. If you missed the meeting you can pick up an information form to fill out on the counter in the main office. All information forms must be returned to Mr. Searight's mailbox by Oct. 3rd.

The men's soccer team had a tremendous 7 to 0 win against Lutheran west on Saturday afternoon. They also had a hard fought 1 to 1 tie with vermilion last night. Keep working hard fellas. Their next game is Saturday at SAMS. Go falcons!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO: Tristan Hildebrandt & Garrett McKinney


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Freshmen- If you are ordering homecoming t-shirts for Class day, which is next Thursday, your orders and payment are due to Mr. Tuttle by the end of school Thursday. Order forms are available from your English teachers.

Interested in joining Spanish Club?? There will be a Spanish Club meeting on Thursday, 10/2 after school in room 225!

Wrestling open mats are on Wednesday and Sundays 6:30 - 8:30 at the Barn.

The first yearbook meeting for the 2014-2015 school year will be on Tuesday, October 7! If you are interested in working on the book or selling ads, please stop by Mr. Hogue's room for a quick meeting at 2:15. Students that signed up to be senior editors will be contacted the week prior to the meeting.

Are you a junior or senior who is interested in computers? Have you ever considered a career in Information Technology (I.T.)? On Friday, October 3 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. LCCC will be hosting an ‘UpClose’ Info session at the Ridge Campus. For more details and registration info stop in Guidance Alley.

SENIORS!!! Have you received an acceptance letter from a college yet? Bring it in to the Guidance Office to Mrs. Redd or Mrs. Turner and you will be placed on our Wall of Fame. Better yet, your name will be entered into a monthly drawing for a gift card. We will select two winners each month. Don't miss out!

Powderpuff practices will be held Wed. 10/1, and Tues. 10/7 from 6-7pm. The seniors will be on the soccer practice field and the juniors will be on the football practice field. Coaches need to bring their own ball (middle school size) and practice plan.


Midview Seniors: February 20th 2015 is the deadline for Senior Portraits for the Midview Yearbook. Students need to contact Prestige Portraits (Woodard) info@woodardphoto.com to schedule online or 1-800-589-6411

Attention sophomores and juniors: The PSAT test will take place Wednesday, Oct. 15th at 7:15 a.m. in Kubuski Gym. All 10th and 11th graders who are thinking about attending college should register. It’s a great way to get SAT practice, enter into scholarship programs, and receive college information. The cost is $14.00, and checks should be made payable to Midview High School. You will receive a practice booklet when you register and submit your payment. There are a limited number of seats available, so sign-up in Student Services today!

College reps: A representative from Oberlin College will be here on Wed, Oct. 1 at 1:30 p.m. Any student wishing to meet with him needs to come to the special services office to sign up and get a pass.

Seniors: Are you thinking about attending a 2-year or 4-year college next year? Do you have questions about finding the right school, when to apply, what tests to take, and how to pay for it all? Join the Student Services Department and a representative from “College Now of Greater Cleveland” for an evening information session about the college application and financial aid process. This session is intended for you and your parents. It will be held the first night of parent-teacher conferences, Wednesday, October 8th from 6:00-7:30 pm in the APR. If you’re not a senior, but you’re already thinking about college, you’re invited too -- all grade levels are welcome! The Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship is now available in the student services office. This scholarship is for any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States. There are different levels of competition starting with our own local lodge. Boys and girls compete separately. The first and second place in boys and girls divisions will move on to the district level. First place winners will receive $1,000 and second place winners will receive $500. Deadline is December 5, 2014.

LCCC will be hosting its 27th annual college fair: n Thursday, October 9th from 6-7:30 p.m. More than 120 colleges, universities, and military academies will be present. There will also be an optional financial aid presentation starting at 6:30 p.m. Please visit the guidance office for more details.

Are you enthusiastic, organized, and culturally-sensitive? Are you able to dedicate yourself to planning, communicating and leading a group of passionate high school students? If so, then we need you! International Club is currently seeking applicants for their Leadership Committee. Four students will help coordinate activities and meetings with the group and its advisors. Applications are available from Senora Eastin and Madame Miller. They are due this Wednesday.

The annual Food Fight against North Ridgeville is THIS WEEK! Please remember to bring your canned or boxed food items all week. The winning second period class will win either pizza or ice cream. We have only lost to the Rangers once in TEN YEARS - don't let this be the breaking tradition in our victory! The winning district will be announced at this Friday's game on Ridgeville's home turf, so let's make it a win and show those Rangers that Middie spirit! As an added bonus, the losing district's superintendent will participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, so let's not 'freeze' Mr. Goggin!

Do you owe library fines? Bring in canned food items all this week and the LRC will forgive your fine. Each food item will take up to $2 off your fine, so donate to a worthy cause and help reduce your library debt!

The Athletic Office still has Chevy Sonic Raffle tickets on sale for $10. If you want one or are willing to sell some, see Mr. May. The winner will be selected on Senior Night, October 17th.

Manga/Anime Club: A new club for fans of manga and anime is starting today from 3:30 to 4:30 at the Grafton-Midview Public Library. Stop by and watch videos, play games, and try out some Japanese snacks and refreshments. The program runs. You can register online or by calling the library.

North Ridgeville

North Ridgeville High School announcements can be found by going to: http://www.nrcs.k12.oh.us/

Homecoming voting for NRHS will be Monday during lunch period. Look for Mrs. Sarringhaus in the lobby for ballots.


Important Dates!
Here are some important dates to remember for the upcoming school year!

November 3 & 4 - Parent Teacher Conferences


OBERLIN "Daily Announcements" get updated as new announcements come in at

Attention juniors and seniors!
Colleges are signing up to visit OHS this Fall. Log in to your naviance account to sign up. This is a great way to learn more about colleges without even having to leave OHS. If you don’t remember how to log into Naviance, stop by guidance.

Juniors and Seniors!
The deadline to register for the October 25th ACT is September 19th. Please see Ms. Reynolds for help with registration, information about fee waivers, and study help.

Are you a junior or a senior with a drivers license and have a good record? You might want to participate in the LCJVS Young Drivers competition on October 8th with the chance of winning $500. If you’re interested see Mr. Baylis for an application.

Oberlin kids, would you like to be in 4-H or JFB? Stop by and see Dakota Friedl before the end of the day on Friday in the lunch room.

Diabetes Walk
Oberlin girls’ soccer will be taking part in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes, along with a half-million others nationwide. JDRF raises vital funds that power the global movement to help cure, treat and prevent T1D. We are asking you to help support our fundraising efforts with a donation and/or join us on the walk. Help support April Sword and our team.


Wellington senior informational meeting is WEDNESDAY, October 1st at 8:00 am in Quarry Room B.

Homecoming - Theme: Around the World
 Bon Fire: Thursday, Oct 2 after the volleyball game
 Parade and game: Friday, Oct 3
 Dance – Saturday, October 4 from 7-10pm.
o Cost is $10.
o Student IDs are required.
o T-shirts and jeans are not permitted.
o Song request slips are in the main office – one request per person
o Out of school guest forms are available in the main office – due by October 1st!!!

 Spirit Week
o Wednesday – Around The World Day (dress in clothing from around the world)
o Thursday – Wear Your Class Color!
 Freshmen – blue
 Sophomores – orange
 Juniors – white
 Seniors – black
o Friday – Duke Day – Wear Maroon & White

Drama Club Auditions:
• “It’s a Wonderful Life” – October 1 and 2 from 4-7pm in room 99.
• Have a short, memorized monologue prepared.
• Students, adults, and children of all ages are needed.

Civil War History Club will meet Friday, October 3rd after school in Mr. Perry’s room. This week’s topic is weapons. Bring information or fun facts to debate and discuss.

Yearbook: Order your yearbook NOW online at jostensyearbooks.com or bring $65 to Ms. Nicol in room 105. If you order by October 10th you could get up to four (4) free icons.

Freshmen Class – WEDNESDAY, we will have a fundraiser meeting during Duke Period in the gym.

Frau’s Knitting & Hooking Group: Come and make hats, scarves, and mats for the homeless – before school and every Duke Period. People are cold – please help!

Guidance: Sophomores and juniors – registration is now open for the PSAT test. Cost is $14. Sign up in guidance office.

Student Council will begin selling wooden roses for Sweetest Day on Monday, October 3 through October 16th. The colors are red, pink, purple, and yellow. Cost is $1 per rose or an assortment of 6 for $5. A display will be in the Student Council showcase on Monday.

2014 Fall Homecoming Court – Pictures for the paper will be Tuesday morning around 11am.
Freshmen: Mikayla Sartori Mason Wright
Sophomores: Emma Marsh Trey Bealer
Juniors: Jasmine White Jacob Kakos
Seniors: Jamie Bartolovich Dalton Denny
Valerie Lowrey Bryce Gibbs
Gina Russo Joey Hollliday
Kayla Sparks Bobby Nestor
Jenny Stumphauzer Collin Kmitt

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