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December 20, 2014 - Daily Announcements


We are looking for students to SIGN UP for our upcoming TALENT CONTESTS on the afternoons of Sophomore Career Days – January 28 and 29. Acts will be given 4 minutes to set up and perform. SIGN UP during your lunch periods in the main lobby! Talent can include singing, dancing, musical, magicians, etc.

College NOW rep, Mrs. Val, will be at the Elyria Library on West River Road on December 29th and 30th from 11am-8pm assisting with scholarships and other college needs and on Friday, Jan 2nd at the Grafton Library from 10am-430pm. She hopes to see you there!


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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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The Choir and Drama Booster inaugural Spirit wear fundraiser sale Is now OPEN!
Please visit; www.avoneaglesteamshop.com to place your order.
All items make great gifts and will be in before the winter break!
The proceeds directly benefit ALL students involved in choir and drama in grades 7-12.

NASA Glenn Internship
Current sophomores and juniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 can apply for an internship with NASA Glenn in Brookpark. The internship will be held from June 15th thru August 7th, 2015. The application deadline is March 1st, 2015, and can be accessed at https://intern.nasa.gov/. Flyers are available in the Student Services office.

School resumes on January 5th. Have a safe and enjoyable break with your Eagles!

Eagle proud,
Mrs. Kristina Dobos Buller, Principal

Avon Lake

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Guidance - College Visits – Scholarships
Free Virtual College Fair for the state of Ohio is scheduled for thru December 20th. Log-on now to register at www.collegefairsonline.com . You can log on any time during the week of the fair and get information from many colleges. There will be a question and answer section on each booth so you can get answers to all your questions directly from college reps.

Financial Aid Night @ Avon Lake High School
Date: January 6, 2015
Time: 5:30-6:30p.m.
Financial Aid*Grants*Scholarships*FAFSA*Loans
Talk with the experts:
Ericka L. Walker-Smith- Assistant Director of Financial Aid @ Baldwin Wallace University
Angela Lee- Scholarship Coordinator- Community Foundation of Lorain County

College Goal Sunday is being held February 8th at 2:00 p.m. at various locations throughout Ohio including LCCC, and Tri-C Western Campus. College Goal Sunday provides families with complete filing instructions; additional expert and private assistance in completing the FAFSA; expert help in filing on the web (available at all locations), and any other assistance required. All sites will have financial aid experts on hand to assist students and parents in full completion of the FAFSA. For more information go to: www.ohiocollegegoalsunday.org

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.

Attention anyone interested in trying out for Avon Lake High School Baseball: Off season workouts will begin Winter break. If you are interested in participating please email coach Marlow (kevin.marlow@avonlakecityschools.org) to be put into a workout group.

Any athlete that did not attend the Fall Awards ceremony needs to stop in the Athletic Office, at the end of the day, to pick up your award. If you have an award waiting, you have received a pass to pick it up. Please take care of this BEFORE winter break!

Free Open Skate!!! Skate with the Shoremen Hockey Team. Sunday, December 21st, 12:20-1:20 PM at Serpentini-Winterhurst Ice Arena.


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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

The Brookside bus will pick students up for early release at 1:15 p.m. on Friday for a winter sports pep assembly. Please make students aware that this will be the only afternoon bus back to Brookside on Friday.

Attention all seniors:

1. If you have not already done so, the deadline to get your senior yearbook photo taken is December 19. You should call Woodard at 1.800.589.6411 in order to make an appointment AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Your yearbook photo must be taken through Woodard in order to be in the book and for you to appear on the graduation slide show. This picture is free of charge. Again, this is only if you have not already had it taken by Woodard.

2. Baby pictures are due to Mrs. Rion by Friday, December 19. Put your picture in an envelope with your name on the back of the picture and on the envelope. The pictures will be in the yearbook and on the graduation slide show. Your picture will be returned. Late pictures will not be accepted.

See Mrs. Rion if you have any questions!


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If you would like to have a quote with your picture in the Yearbook, please email it to: Yearbook@clearviewschools.org; please limit it to 140 characters.

Drama Club will hold auditions for "Antigone" a Greek Tragedy January 7 & 8, 2015 from 3:00 - 5:00. All are welcome to audition!

SATURDAY, December 20, 2014
9:00 am Wrestling AWAY @ Willoughby South (Varsity Rebel Invitation)
11:30 am Girls Freshmen Basketball HOME vs. Bay
1:00 pm Girls JV Basketball HOME vs. Brooklyn
2:30 pm Girls Varsity Basketball HOME vs. Brooklyn
4:30 pm Boys Freshmen Basketball HOME vs. Trinity
6:00 pm Boys JV Basketball HOME vs. Trinity
7:30 pm Boys Varsity Basketball HOME vs. Trinity


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General Information:
Did you order a yearbook last year? Well, if you did order the 2014 Emerald, it has finally arrived to CHS! Please pick up your copy of the yearbook after school this week in Mr. Tullos' classroom (room 1).

Please start saving your pop tabs for Key Club. The holidays are a great time to collect these! So tell your family and friends as well. You may bring them to the main office and Key Club will collect them for Cleveland’s Ronald McDonald House which houses free of charge families of seriously ill children. It can be an easy way for you to make a big difference in the life of a family in crisis.

It's not too late to order Period2 Spirit Gear. Snuggly blankets, cozy hats, and team pennants are still available to order until January 9. Use the flyer from the website to order yours today! Thanks for supporting Period2, a Junior Achievement company created, owned, and operated by Columbia High School students.

Guidance News:
Seniors: It is FASFA season! You can make an appointment with Miss Spicuzza from College Now to complete your FAFSA. Sign up in the guidance office. Miss Spicuzza will be here tomorrow, the Wednesday of finals week, and on Thursdays after Christmas break. The early deadline for FAFSA is February 15. You must have the necessary forms to complete the FAFSA. If you did not get a list of the forms you need in your English class, you can pick one up in the guidance office.

Attention Sophomores; JVS field trip permission slips are due by Friday, Dec. 19 to the guidance office.

Articles posted but not read each day:
Attention all sophomores, there is a signup sheet available in the guidance office & with your class officers during lunch to work and bring in snacks for the concession stands to raise money for your prom. For more info, see Bailey Dillon, Nicole Kittleberger, Hattie Gault or McKenna Heidecker.

Attention science fair participants - Please check the science fair project list in your science classroom to make sure that your name and project are there & check for errors. If your name or project name is missing, Mrs. Karl does NOT have any registration forms for you. Please contact your science teacher or Mrs. Karl as soon as possible if corrections need to be made or to submit paperwork. A current science fair list is also posted in the main office.

Exam information and permission slips are due to the attendance office on Friday, December 12. Exams will be before break this year on Wednesday, Dec. 17, Thursday, Dec. 18 and Friday, Dec. 19. No student will be allowed to leave following exams without a signed permission slip turned in. Extra forms are available in the offices.

Attention all students and community members: Please stay off all Athletic Fields until further notice due to seeding and lawn maintenance

The Business Concepts class has a created a new company called Period 2 and is currently selling Spirit Gear. Check out the flyers in the hallways for all the great products available for sale. Order forms for Period 2 Spirit Gear are available in the office or from Mrs. Becher and orders need to be turned in by this Friday. Thanks for supporting our company!

Senior Jostens ordering information: Contact Jostens directly to order your graduation items including your cap and gown for the commencement ceremony. The cap and gown fee is $26.00 and is made payable to Jostens. IF you are only purchasing the cap and gown before the Dec. 20 deadline, you do not need to include the $10.00 shipping cost. The price until Dec. 20 will remain at $26. If you are not ordering announcements through Jostens, you still need to order the cap and gown if you plan to participate in the CHS commencement ceremony. You may use a gown from a sibling (white-girls, green-boys) and may choose only to purchase the cap and tassel for $15.00 or just the tassel for $10.00. After December 20, 2014 late fees apply: $50 for the cap and gown plus tax.

Attention sophomores and class ring customers, if you missed Jostens this morning and need to pick up your ring, see Mrs. Kobe in the main office. Rings must be paid in full in order for you to take it home.

School Fees: All current year and past year school fees were due on WEDNESDAY, October 1 These fees must be paid before students can use school transportation for extracurricular 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. If you have questions about your school fees, please see Mrs. Kobe in the main office.

Attention Raider Fans: The student section for Columbia home basketball games is at the far end of the gym again this year. The Pep Band will be on stage.

Guidance News:
Any seniors interested in pursuing a career in the field of agriculture or natural resources, please see Miss Neff for an application for the Lorain County Soil & Water Conservation District Scholarship.

Two scholarship opportunities for seniors this year:
1. The first scholarship is "Aspiring Fashion Professional" Scholarship. This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Interested students can visit this link http://www.fashion-schools.org/ and find the scholarship located at the bottom of the page and click on it.
2. The 2nd Scholarship is the "Aspiring Animation Professional" Scholarship Program. This is the 4th year we are awarding this scholarship for AnimationCareerReview.com. This will be a $1000 scholarship awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Interested students visit the website, http://www.animationcareerreview.com/ to find eligibility information along with the online application.

Oberlin College will be hosting virtual panels for prospective students during the fall semester on December 9. These panels will be a chance for students to ask current Oberlin students about their experiences on campus. Each panel will be live streamed through the Oberlin blogs and will be archived on the blog for later watching. They will be able to take questions through the blogs or from the Admissions Facebook page. For a link to these pages, please see Miss Neff.

Miscellaneous information:
The world needs to know your inner artist! Participate in PTA Reflections Fine Arts Competition. Open to Columbia Students K-12. Choreograph a dance, produce a film, write a poem or story, compose a song, take a picture or create a piece of visual art and tell us your interpretation of the theme: “The World Would Be a Better Place If...” Contact Nancy Geiger at Nancy.Geiger@hotmail.com for more details. Local deadline: January 5th, 2015.

The Columbia Band Boosters are selling custom made CHS pillows to support The Columbia High School Marching Band. They are $25 a piece of two for $40. Check them out in the band case in the front hall. Orders will be taken in the main office.

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.

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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Sophomore JVS Career Day:

Lost and Found:
Check out the lost and found table, on Monday during your lunch period in the dining hall. Maybe you can find something you lost. Anything unclaimed items will be donated over the holiday break.


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“Seniors, be sure to stop by JVS Student Services immediately to complete your Diploma Verification Form. Stop by and make sure your name is correct; you only receive one diploma!”

The FFA is holding their annual apparel sale! Go to www.HighPointOutfitters.comwww.HighPointOutfitters.com to see the two designs & to shop for sassy, silly Yak prints. If ordering in store, please tell them the FFA sent you! The FFA benefits from the sale of FFA apparels & the fun Yak prints! All items make great gifts!


Reminder to all athletes: Be sure to review page 48 of the student handbook concerning quitting a sport during the season. If you quit during the season you will not be allowed to participate in lifting or conditioning for another off-season sport until that sports season has ended.

The Lady Falcons dominated the Brookside Cardinals last night 51-22. Leading the way was Keely Hall with 14 points followed by Tori Grasso’s 11 points. Next up is Keystone on Saturday afternoon.

Attention all Falcon fans. In honor of the holiday season, the Firelands Athletic Department would like to say thank you for being the best fans around. There will be free admission for all Firelands students to this Saturdays girls basketball game vs Keystone and also to the boys basketball game vs Vermilion on Saturday 12/27. Come cheer on the teams as they play in two big games.

The wrestling team defeated John Adams 48-34 and John Marshall 43-35. Going 2-0 on the day for the Falcons; Max Hertensteiner, Patric Keown, Bailey Cromer, Larry Verhovec, Tyler Bennett, and Nick Johnson. The wrestling team will be competing in the Bowling Green “Bobcat” Duals this Saturday and Sunday, and will be competing in the Vermilion Holiday Invitational Monday December 29th and Tuesday 30th.

There is softball open gym tomorrow (Sat.) from 8am-10am at the elementary school for conditioning and hitting. This will be the last open gym for the year. After winter break, open gyms will start back up on Saturday, January 10th, 2015 from 8am-10am at the elementary school. Participation is highly encouraged for the open gyms.

Kaleb Abfall, Lauren Bansek, Justin Bartlett, Benjamin Bickel, Ronald Bryant, Kyler Cogar, Richard Corbin, Lyndsey Cornwell, Roxanne Curry, Faith Dempsey, Riley Denney, Emily Elswick, Kaitlyn Frazier, Brittany Hembree, Alexus Herrera, Haley Herrera, Benjamin Laughrey, Colin Lehman, Bethany Leon, Aaron Myers, Olivia Novak, Richard Peters, Jordyn Phelps, Stephen Phillips, Karlee Rollins, Cory Simmerman, Caleb Singleton, Jace Smalley, Brandon Stanton, Gustave Tapper, Jaret Thompson, Bradley Thrasher, Eric Turner, David Vaughn III, Nathaniel Weitzel, Robert Woods



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Attention freshmen who ordered food for the fundraiser. Your money is due this Friday! Don't forget to turn it in to Mr. Tuttle before you leave this Friday.

Attention all Big Cats: our Big Cats/Little Cats Christmas party will be TOMORROW from 3:00-4:00 at the Elementary School. All Big and Little Cats will attend the same party. If you can, please consider bringing a $5 gift for your Little Cat. We will be making ornaments and enjoying some pizza. See you there!

This is Spirit Week!! Wednesday is Ugly Christmas Sweater; Thursday is Christmas Pajamas – MUST be school appropriate; and Friday is Girls wear Green and Boys wear Red! Happy Holidays!

Seniors: It is FAFSA season! Seniors can make an appointment with Miss Spicuzza from College Now to complete the FAFSA. Sign-up sheets are posted in the guidance department. You must have the necessary forms in order to complete the FAFSA. The early deadline is February 15.

SENIORS: The scholarship of the week is the Lorain County Farm Bureau's scholarship. You can earn $500-$1000 towards college, regardless of your major. Check out the guidance web site for details and instructions.

Keystone Softball’s 13th year for “Toys for LaGrange” toy drive is now underway! Our goal is to collect 1500 toys. Toys should be dropped off in Mrs. Gibson’s room (109) by December 19. For every toy you donate, Mrs. Gibson will give you a “Red Stripe” to add to the candy canes corresponding to grade level in the cafeteria. The class who brings in the most gifts wins a pizza party! Please join the team to help those in need throughout our community! Thanks!!


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Attention, college-bound students: learn new ways to boost your ACT scores this winter. ACT prep classes will be held on Wednesdays, starting Jan. 7th at the Polaris Career Center. The five-session course will be from 6-8:30 p.m., and the cost is $179.00. Students also can take classes from home with a new online course starting at 6 p.m. on Feb. 11th. For more details, visit the guidance office, or go to www.ActTestPrep.info.

Attention sophomores: If you plan to attend the JVS Sophomore Tour on Thursday, January 29th, you must turn in a signed parent permission slip no later than this Thursday, Jan. 15th. Permission forms should be turned in to Mrs. Duffy in the guidance office. Place the forms in the clear plastic mailbox marked JVS on Mrs. Duffy’s door. No permission forms will be accepted after the deadline on Thursday, January 15th.

The penny wars end today! Remember, the money raised goes to those in need this holiday season, and so far our numbers are extremely low compared to last year’s totals. If every student in this building gave 50 cents today, we could raise over $600! The freshmen are still in 1st place, juniors are in 2nd place, sophomores are in 3rd place, and seniors are STILL in last place. This is 1/3 of the criteria to win the spirit stick, so get your change and dollars in today! Have fun competing as you help those less fortunate in your community this holiday season

Football players: Lifting days over break will be on Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s from 9:00-10:30 a.m. You will need to attend in order to get all of your test-outs completed! Also, we will have a mandatory team meeting on Sunday, January 4th at 1:00 pm in the APR. All players who plan on playing next season will need to attend, even if you are playing a winter sport!

Testing for the Computer Club will be the Tuesday we return from break, January 6th. So far, we’ve had only 4 kids show up. You can do your homework or play games, and if you don’t have a computer at home, here’s your chance to use the school’s computers.

Attention indoor track and field athletes: this is just a reminder to those participating in the January indoor track meet; please have your event money and your choice of events you want to participate in to Coach Radigan by the end of the day tomorrow. Please see coach if you have any questions.

North Ridgeville

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Anyone interested in being a statistician for the wrestling team, please come see Mrs. Bement or Mr. Yunker in the athletic office.

This winter break, students can earn academic service hours with St. Jude PLAY LIVE. After signing up, students simply play video games and ask family, friends and fans for donations — earning 10 academic service hours for every $100 raised.
Students just like yours earned academic service hours by raising money to help St. Jude Children's Research Hospital change the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other deadly diseases.
Learn more at playlive.stjude.org,

Do you love to write? Share your stories, poems, and more for all to see. Contact AbstractExposition@gmail.com or see Mrs. King in room 112. Your work will be featured in an online magazine ran by the coolest Creative Writing class! Submissions will be accepted at any time.


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Basketball Fans
Do you have school spirit? Do you want to get into the basketball games for free? Become a courtside crazy this winter sports season. For more information please see Mr. Stillman for an application.

Indoor Track
Indoor track practice has started. We meet after school at the college indoor track. Talk to coach Williamson, Stillman, or Hathaway if you have any questions.

Marching Band
Marching band students are reminded that they can check in, uniforms are back from the dry cleaners.

Community Service Opportunity
Anyone looking for a community service opportunity, please visit the Salvation Army website and sign up to be a bell ringer! If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Shurr.


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Get into the holiday season by coming to this year’s community production of “It’s a Wonderful Life” at McCormick Auditorium on December 18-20, 2014. Tickets are $8 for students; $10 adults. Doors open at 6:30pm

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