December 9, 2013 - Daily Announcements
The Annual Lorain County JVS Food Drive is now underway through December 18, 2013. This year’s food drive is being hosted by DECA and FFA. Second Harvest Food Bank Needs you. Our goal is to exceed 7,000 pounds. Please bring in your canned food or non-perishable food items. There will be a pizza party for the Program that brings in the most food. Please bring your donations to the Front Lobby by 7:50 am.
The Law Enforcement students are hosting the Annual “Giving Tree” project. Staff and students are asked to bring in new or unused scarves, hats, coats and mittens for area needy children and adults. Items can be brought to the Attendance Office through December 18. The “Giving Tree” is in the faculty area. Monetary donations are also being accepted.
The Chronicle Telegram’s “Not Forgotten Box” Toy Drive begins Monday, December 2 and runs through December 18. The drive is being sponsored by the Law Enforcement students. The Box is located in the Attendance Office.
JVS/OHIO STATEWIDE LAWS OF LIFE ESSAY & PROGRAM COVER DESIGN CONTEST
What are your “laws of life” or core values and ideals by which you live your life? What qualities help to define who you are or your character? The JVS is having an essay and program cover design contest. The winning essay and cover design will be submitted to the Ohio Laws of Life Contest sponsored by the Better Business Bureau. Participants have the chance at winning cash prizes. The teacher who submits the winning essay can also receive a cash prize. All essay entries must be no more than three typed, double spaced pages, and focus on your “laws of life.” A special contest can also be entered for an additional $100 cash prize, which is an essay addressing the theme of “Responsibility.” Winners will be invited to Banquet held in Columbus on May 1st.
If you would like to try your hand at designing the program cover that will display the winning contest essays, you can submit your cover design. The cover shall depict a graphic representation of your “law of life.” Design cover entries must be in full color, but cannot be larger than an 8 ½” x 11” page. The winning entry may be decreased in size to accom-modate text on the cover, so do not include details so small that they would not be understood if smaller. If words are used in the design, make sure they are legible. Designs can be submitted on an 8 ½ x 11” sheet of paper or as a .jpg file.
You can enter both an essay and a design cover if you wish. Each entry must include a cover sheet stating title of essay or design, student’s name, address, phone number, home school, teacher who is submitting entry, and program. This information cannot be contained in the essay or design. Entries can be submitted to your English or lab teacher or emailed directly to Mrs. Balog at email@example.com. Contest deadline is January 17, 2014.
2013-2014 STUDENT UNIFORM POLICY
ALL STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO BE IN UNIFORM EVERYDAY EXCEPT FOR SPIRIT DAYS, EVERY FRIDAY.
UNIFORM REQUIREMENT FOR BOYS & GIRLS:
Black, Blue or Khaki Pants (no blue jeans)
No Specific Shoes Required
No skirts, shorts or sweat pants, or leggings.
Students may wear their lab uniform to lunch if they have an all day lab (Culinary).
Spirit Days will occur every Friday for students to wear jeans and JVS/Associate School shirt of their choice.
Students should not be encouraged or permitted to cut off sleeves on uniform shirts. A new shirt will need to be purchased if this occurs.
Students are not permitted to wear any outerwear that is not part of the JVS uniform requirements (coats) during the school day.
School Administrators will make the final decision on whether clothing is school appropriate.
Amherst High School: Winter Formal is on Saturday, Dec. 14th. Tickets are $20.00 will be on sale here at JVS TODAY -- Monday, Dec. 9th during the lunch periods!
Mr. Lowe is collecting Baby/Toddler picture for the yearbook. Drop off or scan and send them in care of him at the High School.
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. In the near future they'll be on the Steele Website as well. 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.
The Eagle Shop will be open on campus to students this December every Friday during lunch periods. Parents may send money and checks should be payable to Avon Athletic Boosters. The shop accepts parent credit card permission for students. The Eagle Shop will also be open to the public the following dates in December: 6, 10, 12, 13, 16, 18, 19, & 20th. Store hours: 6:30pm – 8:30pm. Currently in stock are the following must have items: Christmas ornaments, stocking stuffers, winter hats, gloves, scarves, winter coats, hoodies, and eagle socks too! Questions? Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attention all Friendship Group members! It’s time to get together on Friday after school. Join us. It won’t be the same without you! We are meeting this week from 3:15pm-4:15pm in Room 134 this Friday, December 6th. Hope to see you all there!
Fall sports signs need to be removed from the outside of all student lockers! It’s time to save any papers and decorations from fall sports on the outside of lockers and move them to the inside of lockers if they are important to you. Any remaining fall sports decorations outside lockers at the end of the day on Friday risk being removed.
Wednesday, December 11th is the next Late Start. There are no early bird classes next week on Wednesday, but many group will be getting together! Meetings approved for Late Start include: JSA will be meeting during session A at 8:10am in Room 264. During Session B at 8:37am these groups will be meeting in these locations: Football in the Main Gym, Girls’ Softball in Room 263, Seniors Going to Washington DC in the Auditorium and Teen Street Team will be meeting in Language Arts Lecture Hall Room 226.
Attention Football players in grades 9-12 and JV/Varsity football cheerleaders. You and your families are invited to attend the Annual Avon Football Banquet. This event is being held on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at Avon High School. Dinner is at 6pm in the Commons followed by an awards ceremony at 7pm in the Auditorium. Cost is $15 per person (no cost to senior players). Turn in RSVP and checks by December 10th to the Athletic Office. Please check your emails for information and a registration form. Information and Registration forms are also available at the Athletic Office. If you have questions, please send an email to email@example.com.
Musicians needed. Sign up sheets for the pit orchestra for this year’s Musical are now posted on the bulletin board next to the community room. Orchestration is large, and many instruments and players are needed. Details regarding the orchestration and rehearsal/performance schedule are on the sign up sheet. Please see Mr. Martin if you have any further questions.
Hey families of AHS! If you have a sibling that attends AHS, yearbook wants you! There is a sign up paper outside YB headquarters to sign up for your family photo. YB will contact you with passes the day before your photo will be taken. Yes, we are family…we want all your brothers and sisters for YB.
Interested in a career in the medical field? The second session of the NEONI career shadowing program is now open for registration Students interested in shadowing a medical career should see Ms. Eisenhard in Student Services. You must know your insurance provider to sign up and some locations require a flu shot before participating in the program. Deadline to register is December 20th.
Attention Seniors: Are you interested in a career in the Broadcast Industry? Then check out the scholarship available from WOBL/WDLW for $1000.00. Applications can be picked up in student services.
The NHS toy drive continues and runs through December 13th! NHS is collecting toys for children during for this holiday season. Bring a new or gently used toy, game, winter gloves, hat, or scarf to your first period class. The winning class will get bagels from Panera! No stuffed animals, please.
Calling all Skiers! Snowboarders! Winter Sports Club Members! Your second check amount for Winter Sports Club is now due; and is payable to Avon Board of Education. On the memo line, please be sure to write the student's first name and last name. Each Winter Sports Club member should deliver their check to Avon High School’s main office no later than Monday, December 16, 2013. Owners will have $30 due and renters will have $27 due. Anyone who has any questions can contact Mrs. Neumann at firstname.lastname@example.org. Think cold temperatures (less than 30˚ Fahrenheit) so artificial snow can be made! Let’s look forward to a great season.
Remember, student fees are due at this time. Fees can be brought into the office, sent in by mail or paid online at www.payforit.net. Families who haven’t already taken care of school fees are encouraged to please do so at this time. Thank you.
The Avon High School Drama Club is pleased to announce that this year's spring musical will be the classic Guys and Dolls. Open auditions will be held on Monday and Tuesday, December 16th and 17th in the auditorium after school starting at 3:15pm. The production is open to all Avon High School students! Come dressed to move as you will be taught a short dance routine. Please prepare a song to sing and bring with you printed music for the accompanist or a recording to play along with your own playback device. We have speakers available. Your song choice should be a song from the traditional Broadway repertoire, which can be songs from any Rodgers and Hammerstein musical or other musicals from the 1940s, 1950s, or early 1960s. Selected students will be called back to read for leading roles on Wednesday, December 18th after school at 3:15pm. If you’d like suggestions, contact Mr. Simons or one of the Drama Club officers.
Student Services likes to post a list of names of seniors and the colleges to which they have been accepted. Seniors can stop in at any time to add their name to the list!
Attention all Juniors: Hope you have ham on your minds! Don’t forget to turn in your ham fundraiser forms to Mrs. Reinker in student services! As a reminder, all class members are asked to sell at least 5 hams to meet our fundraising goal. Orders and payments are due on Friday, the 13th! Get yours in for a chance at the $100.00 visa gift card!
Congratulations to the Avon Wrestling team who began the season in dominate fashion by defeating Lakewood 46 to 28 and defeating Midview 44 to 26. Individual double winners on the night include Kolin Carney, Alex Shermak, Adam Kirresh, Travis Leopold, Paul Sturm and Joe Travagliante. Good job, guys!
Miss Tomlin’s class is helping gather items from ALHS to send to Redwood Elementary for “Kisses from Heaven”, an organization that helps parents whose babies are in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at local hospitals. Jill MacGregory, a Redwood staff member spent months in the NICU with her son Collin. After Collin passed away, the MacGregory family began “Kisses from Heaven” as a way to honor his memory. 100% of the donations go directly to NICU families. Please consider donating the following items:
$10.00 gas cards
$5.00 or $10.00 gift cards to Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Subway, Panera or McDonalds
Packages of crackers, granola bars cookies, etc.
Bags of Hershey Kisses
Boxes of candy, movie theatre size ($1.00 bin at Walmart)
Regular sized candy canes
Decorative journals for parents to write medical notes
Preemie sized sleepers
Copies of “You Are My Miracle” by Mary Ann Cosimano
Monetary gift or checks to “Jill MacGregory” (Kisses from Heaven in memo)
Donations will be collected here at ALHS into gift bags located in the main and guidance offices. OR call Miss Tomlin ext. 1120 for pick up. Thank you!
The following seniors have not turned in their Diploma Name/Participation Form –Antoniewicz, Boland, Brand, Burger, Chafin, Clemens, Donahue, T. Donovan, Duerk, Farr, Fernald, Foley, Garza, Gomcsak, Halter, Herbert, Lendal, Loveless, Mealey, Melone, Milbaugh, Neujahr, O'Connor, Patton, Powers, Ravens, Reed, Russell, H. Smith, Sosa Saldana, Swanson, Thum, Torres, Tyler, D. Young. Please turn in your forms to Mrs. Wetzig or in the main office asap. Blank forms are available in the main office.
To all seniors and their parents: Plan to attend the upcoming Financial Aid Night @ Avon Lake High School. This event is being held on Tuesday, January 7th at 6:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center (PAC). Topics include: Financial Aid, *Grants*, Scholarships, *FAFSA* Loans. Talk with experts Ericka L. Walker- Assistant Director of Financial Aid @ Baldwin Wallace University and Ramona Grigsby- The Community Foundation of Greater Lorain County. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Help Wanted: Interested in Shoveling Snow this Winter? Assistance is needed in the Landings Development on Armour Road. Please contact 216-337-4100 for details.
HELP WANTED: Willing to pay one/two student(s) to rake leaves. Please contact Mrs. Tetorakis at 933-9879. (Vineyard and Lake Road)
Summer opportunities for students who are currently in grades 8th thru 11th. Apply NOW for a Summer Internship at the Cleveland Clinic. For more information on available internships, diverse eligibility criteria, and the application process, visit: http://CivicEducation.clevelandclinic.org. Click on Internships and select your program of interest. DEADLINE: 4:30 p.m., Friday, January 10, 2014.
SENIORS: OASFAA is once again offering College Goal Sunday on February 9, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. College Goal Sunday offers FREE, professional assistance completing the 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Lorain County Community College will be one of the many locations holding this event. Financial aid experts will be on hand to assist students and parents in full completion of the FAFSA. To register and for more information go to: www.ohiocollegegoalsunday.org or register by phone by calling the Ohio Board of Regents at 1-800-233-6734.
Clubs and Organizations
Ski Club sign-ups are currently taking place. All students who signed up by November 18 will receive their club card from Brandywine prior to Christmas break. The deadline to guarantee a spot in ski club is December 15. Go to www.skipeakresorts.com/shopbmbw to sign up! Club login: avonlakehs and password: member. Contact Miss Modock at Learwood with any questions.
SPAIN/FRANCE TRIP JULY 2014: Would you like to sunbathe on the beaches of Barcelona? Or shop in the stores of Madrid and Paris? How about horseback riding through the south of France? If this sounds great to you, we’re planning a trip in summer 2014 to Spain and France and would love to have you join the group. The deadline to register is coming close and space is limited. Please see Señora Gemelas in room 231 or Madame Storer in room 166 if you have questions or would like any information on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
SPANISH CLUB SERVICE PROJECT: Attention all members. Once again, we are adopting several families for the holidays. PLEASE don’t forget to drop of your gifts and donations to room 231 before December 3, 2013. Also, if you would like to volunteer to wrap gifts, see Señora Gemelas. We are wrapping on December 11 after school and could use the help. Thank you again for your support of this very important project. Feliz Navidad y un Próspero Año Nuevo a todos.
Interested in earning community service through tutoring? A local family is seeking weekly assistance with their triplets. They are in elementary school and need help with homework and studying. They live near Eastview. See Mr. Arra if you are interested!
Attention students who wish to try-out for Avon Lake High School Baseball: There will be a brief informational meeting about off-season instruction and Christmas break workout schedules on Tuesday, December 10th at 3:00 in room 114.
Any Fall Sport Athlete that did not attend the Fall Sports Award Assembly or a Championship Banquet should stop by the Athletic Office to pick up their award. JV & Varsity Football players need to see Coach Laird to pick up their award.
Brookside seniors: All students must have their yearbook senior picture taken through Woodard Photography by December 20 in order to be included in the senior section of the yearbook. They will be at Brookside on December 3rd to take pictures of those who have not yet gone. Please report to Brookside that day at 8am to have your picture taken. You will then receive a pass to be late to school. There will also be a late bus to take you to JVS that day. There is no charge to have your picture taken. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Rion at email@example.com.
The Brookside Drama Club presents the 9th Annual Holiday Cookie Walk on Saturday December 14th from 9am to noon. Please come and support the Drama Club and pick up some holiday cookies.
Cleveland Clinic Summer Internship Programs
Are you or someone you know...
•currently an 8th through 11th grade student?
•passionate about science, math, the arts, or innovation?
•considering a career in healthcare?
Cleveland Clinic offers area students numerous opportunities to attain valuable STEM-based, 21st century, professional learning experiences.
Apply NOW for a summer Internship Program! Application Deadline is 4:30 PM on January 10, 2014. This deadline falls during finals week - therefore students interested in applying for these programs MUST submit all paperwork to their school counselor by Friday, December 20, 2013 so that it can be processed and mailed out in time to meet the deadline.
Book Club Organizational meeting change. Book Club will meet TODAY, Dec. 9th at 2:45 in the library. The meeting will be about 15 minutes long. Students will pick up the first book "Along for the Ride" by Sarah Dessen and vote on what other books we will read this year. Everyone is welcome. If you have questions or conflicts please see Miss Cokain.
CHRISTMAS TOY DRIVE
Cub Scout Pack 324 is having a Christmas Toy Drive. This is a simple way to bring Christmas to children who are less fortunate. Please bring your "NEW UNWRAPPED" toy for children between the ages of newborn - 14 years old to the box in the Main Office. Last day to donate will be Tuesday, December 17th.
CHOIR APPAREL SALE
Baby it's cold outside! What better way to warm yourself up then with some warm choir sweats. The choir has sweatshirts on sale for $12 and sweatpants for $9. They will make great Christmas gifts too!
YOUTH 4 YOUTH
Youth 4 Youth will be collecting new hats, gloves, and scarves to be distributed to Vincent and Durling. Please drop off donations to Miss. Schwedt. We will be collecting items through December 17th.
ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS WHO WISH TO RIDE THE BUS: With the passage of the levy in November, we are happy to reinstate a form of High School busing on January 15th. A form was recently mailed home for your parents to complete and turn in no later than Friday, December 13th to Mrs. Kobe in the main office. It is very important for this form to be returned on time if you are intending to use our school transportation services. Thank you very much for your cooperation.
Key Club will be sponsoring a food drive through Thursday, December 12. All donations will be taken to the Columbia Food Bank and used for the Columbia Giving Tree Christmas Baskets. This will be a contest between homerooms. The homeroom bringing in the most donations will win donuts. Let's get that holiday cheer going and help this worthwhile cause.
Attention Seniors: In order to avoid late fees make sure you have placed your order for your cap and gown by December 15. From Dec. 16 on the cap and gown cost will rise to $50 online or $40 directly through our representative Rodd Torbert. Jostens will be here during all lunch periods on Tuesday, Dec. 10 if you need to turn an order in.
Attention Sophomores: Jostens will be here on Tuesday, Dec. 10 with class ring orders. All rings must be paid in full in order for you to take them home. Contact Jostens with any specific questions concerning your account.
Columbia High School Leaders Club will be sponsoring a blood drive TODAY -- Monday, Dec. 9 from 8am to 1pm. Students must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with the signed blue parental permission), weigh at least 105 lbs. and be in good health. Permission slips are available in the main office. Blood drive signups will be today, Thursday, Dec. 5 and Friday, Dec. 6 in the cafeteria during the lunch periods.
Attention all staff & students: CHS will be having an Ugly Sweater Contest on Wednesday, December 18th! You have 2 weeks to raid your grandma's closet or to visit a thrift store for a great Macklemore find. More details to come as the competition date approaches!
Announcements posted but not read every day:
The 2013 Yearbooks are in! You can pick it up after school Monday through Thursday. There is a limited supply of extra yearbooks. They are $70. Cash or check made payable to Columbia High School.
CALLING ALL CREATIVE KIDS to participate in PTA’S Reflections Fine Arts Competition. This Year’s Theme is BELIEVE, DREAM, INSPIRE. Competition categories include the Visual Arts, Photography, Dance Choreography, Musical Composition, Literature, and Film/Video Production. If you have questions email NancyGeiger@hotmail.com. Good luck.
School fees were due October 1. If fees are not paid at that time transportation for extracurricular activities will be denied as well as the release of report cards, transcripts, and diplomas until fees have been resolved. Payment plans are available. If you would like to set up a payment plan or have questions, please call 236-5001.
Any students interested in pursuing a career in nursing, Miss Neff has information from Firelands Regional Medical Center School of Nursing. Stop in the guidance for more info.
Any senior interested in a career in broadcasting, WOBL/WDLW is offering a scholarship to a Lorain County senior studying broadcasting in Ohio. See Miss Neff for an application.
Any senior planning on attending Eastern Michigan University, who is the child or grandchild of alumni, see Miss Neff for scholarship info.
If you are a senior interested in the field of agriculture, Miss Neff has several scholarship opportunities available through Lorain County.
Any 9th, 10th, or 11th graders interested in math, science or a career in healthcare: Miss Neff has information about summer internships at the Cleveland Clinic. These are paid positions with the possibility of earning college credit. Stop in the guidance office for more information.
The price of a school lunch for the 2013-2014 school year is $3.50. Milk is 50¢. CHS offers a healthy lunch every school day. Your child may qualify for free or reduced-price lunches. Reduced price is 40¢ for lunch. Please contact your school office id you need assistance providing your child with lunch.
Please keep collecting all your aluminum can pull tabs that you have been saving all summer. Key Club will sponsor a pull tab contest this fall. All tabs will be given to the Ronald McDonald House.
Next week is our annual canned food drive. This drive is a battle of the EHS classes and also our battle against Lorain High School. Let’s keep the trophy here and show the Lorain Titans that Pioneers are better, stronger, and care more about their community.
As a special incentive for our school, we will keep a daily count of all items collected.
If we have 2,000 items collected by Tuesday, we will have a jeans/athletic wear day on Wednesday.
If we have 3,000 items collected by Wednesday, there will be a jeans/athletic day on Thursday
If we have 4,000 items collected by Thursday, we will have jeans for Friday.
And, if we can get to 5,000 items by Friday, then we will carry the jeans/athletic day to the following Monday.
Think 5,000 items it too much? Not even close, last year we collected over 4,600 items. So, we can do this and one of the classes will be awarded the Petey trophy for having the most spirit in the school.
Will the freshmen continue to dominate the school or will some other class take over the trophy?
And don't forget; let’s beat those Titans to the north of us!
Speaking of beating the Titans, congratulations to the EHS Boys and Girls Bowling Teams who defeated the Lorain Titans in a North Shore Conference match last night. Leading the Boys was Nathan Hensley with a 489 series, while the Girls were led by Anna Sharick’s 297.
Bonjour French Club!! Just a reminder, our Holiday Party and Gift Exchange is FRIDAY Dec. 6 from 2:50-4:00 pm in the Teacher Cafeteria. If you don't have a gift yet for your person, hurry and get one but nothing over $10, please. If you forgot the name of your "secret Santa" person, contact Rachael Rosh or Mme. Radden ASAP!
PLEASE bring a treat, dish, or drink to share! We can't wait to see YOU this Friday.
Your French Club Officers.
Students Against Bullying:
The Students Against Bullying group will have a meeting Monday, Dec. 9th afterschool from 2:45-3:15 in Room 309W. Never been to a meeting but wish you could? Come on! We are ALWAYS looking for new members.
All NAHS Members:
There will be an emergency meeting this Friday and next Monday after school in room 134. The meeting will start at 3pm, and we will be working on materials for the Santa's Workshop on the 14th!!!
Would you like to have a chance to win an IPad Mini? Every time you get a breakfast during the month of December you will be given a raffle ticket. The drawing will be on 12/20 during lunch. Hang on to your tickets because you must present your winning raffle ticket to win.
College Bound Seniors:
If you are applying to a 2 or 4 year college, transcript requests for colleges are due by 12/13/13 to your counselor. If you want transcripts mailed before the break all requests need to be in 5 days before the break.
Auditions for the Winter Play, Radium Girls, will be next Monday and Tuesday after school in room 118. Come prepared with a memorized dramatic monologue to perform. Signup sheets are available on the door of 118. See Mrs. Christian for details.
The University of Toledo will be holding an Instant Decision Day on Wednesday, December 11th. Please sign up in the College Now office no later than Friday, December 6th in the College Now office.
EHS Drumline Performance:
The EHS drum line has been invited to perform at Cleveland State University this Saturday for the basketball game against Akron. Tickets for the game for Elyria high school students are reduced to $6 for this event. If you are interested in going, stop down to the band room for more details.
NHS members interested in volunteering for Windsor's movie night on 12/19 from 3:00-5:30 should sign up with Mrs. Dargo in room 204W. Volunteers are also needed to wrap gifts and make Rice Krispie treats during the same time period.
The Choir Fundraiser is in, please stop by the music room to pick up your items
today before you go home. Money is due Friday, December 13th.
Sophomores interested in going on the Sophomore Tour to JVS in January need
to have their permission slips turned in to the guidance office by Friday.
Seniors, we need one more senior to join the group going to DC in March to
make the minimum requirement. If we can get 6 more we can lower the cost by
$40. Mr. Miller needs to know by Friday if you can go and a deposit check needs
to be in his hands first thing Monday morning to finalize totals. If not, we will
open the trip to juniors. SOOOO Juniors, be ready to join the fun. Come sign up
in Mr. Miller’s room if you have interest in joining us on the trip to DC.
Please join the Firelands TLC class to bring the Holiday Spirit to our school.
Next Week we will be celebrating Holiday week.
Monday – Christmas Hat Day
Tuesday- Tacky Christmas Sweater Day
Wednesday- Class Color Seniors- Red, Juniors-Green, Sophomores- white,
Thursday –Pajama Day
Friday-Christmas Spirit Day
All 4 bowling teams came away with victories against Black River on
Wednesday. Varsity Girls were led by Emily Krieg's 178 & 202 games. Becca
Reicholf added a 164. Justin Williams was the top Boys bowler with 200 & 258
games. Louis Ward had a 132 for the Boys JV's.
On THURSDAY, December 12th Keystone will have their senior scholarship fair, where scholarship information is shared with all seniors. This will take place during our 12th period (1:24-2:10). A bus will be sent for SENIORS ONLY at 1:00pm. The juniors will have their regular bus pick up.
Seniors! KHS Guidance Dept. is hosting 3 opportunities for KHS seniors to find $$$$$ for college!
1. Local Scholarship Fair—Dec. 12, from 1:24-2:10. Last year over $50,000 was given to KHS seniors by LOCAL donors! This will take place in the Cafetorium. Seniors will be given a packet of information to take home to share with parents/guardians.
2. Scholarship Search Assistance—Dec. 19, from 4:00—6:00 PM. This is a new opportunity for students and parents to get assistance searching for scholarships. Attendance during the whole 2 hours is not mandatory. There is no presentation, just individual assistance searching. This will be held in room 101.
3. Financial Aid Night—Dec. 19, at 6:30 PM. Seniors and Parents are encouraged to attend to learn about applying for financial aid for college.
Sophomores interested in going to the JVS for the field trip the permission forms are due to Guidance by December 13. Also applications can be filled out now. Questions? See Mrs. Turner!
STUDENTS: If you get sick during the school day, PLEASE come to the main office to make your phone call home. We would never tell you that you cannot phone home. This helps us have you ready when a parent comes to pick you up!
Attention all students who took the PSAT in October: Mrs. Redd will be distributing and explaining test results TODAY -- Monday, December 9th during Activities periods. Stop down to Room 111 during your Activity period to receive your results! If you are absent, you may pick up your results on Tuesday.
Sophomores interested in going to the JVS for the field trip the permission forms are due to Guidance by December 13. Also applications can be filled out now. Questions? See Mrs. Turner!
There will be a yearbook meeting on Tuesday, December 10, after school in room 108. Alex, our Jostens representative, will be here to answer questions and provide important information. Please plan to attend, and check for additional page sign-ups before the end of the week!
If you're interested in being part of the Drama Club's spring performance, there is a VERY IMPORTANT meeting on FRIDAY, December 13 (DATE CHANGE) from 3:30 to 5:00 in room 124. Mark your calendars and be sure to be there!
There is a new incentive for the Toys for LaGrange drive. Whichever class donates the most toys, (200 being the minimum), gets to throw a pie at Mr. Gallo, Mr. Kohler, or Coach Piazza. To participate, you have to donate at least one toy to Mrs. Gibson’s room by the 14th and be in the winning class! Don’t forget- the winning class also gets a pizza party!
Attention NHS members: Our next meeting will be held on THURSDAY, December 12 (date changed) after school in room 202. Attendance is mandatory. New members please bring $15 for dues.
Seniors: Any seniors who have applied to Bowling Green State University and will be declaring a major in biology should stop by the guidance office. There are two BGSU scholarship applications specifically for biology majors available in the guidance office.
Time to deck the halls with Christmas joy! Hey Middies, it’s that time of year again -- time to deck the halls with Christmas joy! Get your Christmas decorations ready, because the annual Christmas Hallway Decorating competition between the classes begins today. Hallways must be completed by Tuesday for judging. Get your class together and win the spirit stick. Create the coolest hallway Midview has ever seen and spread the Christmas spirit! Remember, no living props can be used in your arrangement. Any juniors that want to help with hall decorations should stay after school today and tomorrow. If you have any questions, see Madison Filipiak, Paige Farr, Audra Clapper, Cassidy Hogue, or Taylor Bartone.
Attention Class Ring Customers: Jostens will be here TODAY, Friday, Dec. 6th during lunch periods in the main lobby to deliver your class ring. If you already own a ring that needs serviced, or you’d like to order a ring, you may do so at this time.
Penny War’s: Hey Middies, prepare to battle the other classes in this year’s Penny War between the classes. The war will be this Monday through Friday, and Middies Helping Students and Student Council have teamed up this year to help that in need this holiday season. Remember, you add coins to YOUR class’ jar to give YOUR class points, but you add dollars to OTHER classes’ jars to deduct points from them! Bring your money, and prepare for some fun!
Hockey: The hockey team needs your support for its home opener Sunday against Western Reserve Academy. The game starts at 3:30 at Elyria’s North Park rink. Midview students will be admitted for FREE with their school IDs, and one lucky fan will get a chance to win two 5-game passes if he or she can make a goal from center ice during the second intermission. Come help us pack the rink with Middie Pride!
FCA: Do you like McDonalds for breakfast? If so, come join FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) FRIDAY, DEC 6th at 6:20 a.m. at the Grafton McDonalds. Athlete or not, anyone is welcome to join us. Rides will be available from McDonalds back to the high school to get you to class before school starts. Please see Dan Divencenzo, Mileena Norman, or Mr. J DiFranco for more information. Hope to see you there!
Congrats! Good job to the freshman girls’ basketball team who won last night by 6 points! Shelby Hirshfelder played a great game leading the Middies with 9 points, tough rebounding, and 7 foul shots! Allison Volney followed with 8 points and Reese Spurlock with 6! Great job girls! Come cheer on the Lady Middies at North Ridgeville this Saturday at 10:00 a.m.
Ski bums: Anyone interested in learning to ski or snowboard should join the Grafton Ski Bums Ski Club! Information is available in the office.
There will be a senior breakfast held on Friday, December 13 during 1st period. Tickets are available through the NRHS bookstore until 3pm daily. There will be NO bus transportation to the JVS after the breakfast and no tickets will be available at the door.
High School Calendar - Upcoming Events
Dec 5 - NRHS Announcement Orders / Ring Delivery
Dec 9 - Choir Rehearsal
Dec 10 - Choir Concert
Dec 12 - Band Concert
Dec 13 - Yearbook Senior Breakfast
Dec 20 - College Connections
Dec 5 - 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM OHS Academic Challenge-Matches at Wellington-3:30pm
Dec 12 - 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM OHS Academic Challenge-Matches at Lake Ridge Academy-3:30pm
It is “Duke Time.” The WHS Cheerleaders are selling Duke t-shirts and hooded sweatshirts. They will be gray with maroon and white lettering. The shirts say “We Believe in Mar and White.” T-shirts are $10 for sizes Youth Medium-Adult XL; $12 for sizes Adult 2XL and $14 for Adult 3XL. Hooded sweatshirts are $25 for sized Youth M-Adult XL, $30 for A2XL, and $35 for A3XL. The first order will be sent in November 8th. A second order will be placed on November 22nd. Cash or checks payable to “Wellington Spirit Boosters”. Order forms are available in the main office or see Taylor Jerousek or Amanda Doehr.
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