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February 28, 2015 - Daily Announcements


 March 2 – PLATO/ON-LINE ORIENTATION – There will be online class orientation (for those who missed last week’s sessions) on Monday, March 2 during first period and lunch periods in A107.

Parent/Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Thursday, March 5 from 4:00-7:00pm.

Also during that evening and scheduled for 5:00pm, representatives from Lorain County Community College will be here to hold an Informational session on College Credit Plus Program.

Ohio’s new College Credit Plus can help you earn college and high school credits at the same time by taking college courses from community colleges or universities. The purpose of this program is to promote rigorous academic pursuits and to provide a wide variety of options to college-ready students. Taking a college course from a public college or university College Credit Plus is free. That means no cost for tuition, books or fees. If you choose to attend a private college or university, you may have limited costs.

Thursday, February 26 - 80 Wellington 8th Graders from McCormick Middle School will be touring the morning labs
Friday, March 6- 150 Amherst Junior High School 8th Graders will be touring the afternoon labs

Friday, February 27 – In support of FFA Week, students can wear school-appropriate jeans AND a red shirt (for Case IH Tractors) or a green shirt (for John Deere tractors).

Seniors: Are you a member of our credit union? If so check out the Lake Erie Credit Union scholarship on the JVS website or stop by Student Services for an application.

Attention Sophomore and Junior Students! Is your house a member of the Lorain Medina Rural Electric Cooperative? If so apply today for the 2015 Youth Tour June 12-18th to Washington D.C. See application details in student services. Deadline is Feb. 26th.

Attention College Bound Seniors: Ohio ACTE is proud to offer the annual Darrell Parks Student Scholarship! Any student enrolled in an Ohio Career and Technical Program is eligible to apply. Check out the JVS scholarship page under community and national scholarships for the application. Dead line is March 15th.

ACT PREP CLASSES: Attention, college-bound students! Learn new ways to boost your ACT scores this winter. ACT prep classes will be held on Thursdays, starting Feb. 19 at Oberlin High School. The five-session course will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. For more details, visit the guidance office, or go to www.ActTestPrep.info.

Attention Juniors: Are you gearing up to take the April ACT? Register any time before March 19 at www.actstudent.org The Educational Service Center of Lorain County is offering a PRACTICE ACT on March 7th at their Elyria office. Registration forms are in guidance and due March 2nd.

Cleveland National College Fair Sunday April 12th . 1:00pm-4:00pm at the Cleveland Convention Center. Register today at www.nacacnet.org/ncfstudent Its a free event to find out more about colleges from all over the United States!

o KMU open to any student completing the following programs: LGM, PP, MT, CAR, AT, IEM, CTT.
o Ross Industries: Open to any completer of the Transportation Academy.
o Oberlin Rotary scholarship: Open to Students from Oberlin, Firelands, Keystone and Wellington.


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Amherst seniors: Looking for scholarships??? Applications for Local business, Private Donor and many other scholarships for Amherst Seniors are now available on the Steele website.

Amherst announcement shows are posted daily by 11am on both our YouTube channel and on our Facebook page. We can also be followed on Twitter@SteeleNewsLive. They can also be viewed at 10am, 3pm, 6pm, and 11pm on Warner 97 in Amherst.

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


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

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Avon Lake

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Anyone interested in trying out for announcer for the talent show, please come to try outs on March 5TH in the PAC.

The Shormal Black and White Dance has been moved to March 21ST. Please watch for more information in the upcoming weeks.

Special thanks to everyone that supported the junior class’s fundraisers for Prom this year.
The junior class needs your help. We are asking for your help creating and donating center pieces for this year’s Prom at Cleveland Browns First Energy Stadium.
*Follow our theme of “A Night in Manhattan” use Pinterest for ideas.
*Colors are black, white and gold.
*Cleveland Browns First Energy Stadium requests that glitter and confetti NOT be used.
*Candles MUST be enclosed in hurricane glass globes or votive glass containers.
*Centerpieces need to be brought to room 132 by March 30th.
Mrs. Sargent has been given 32 glass containers that can be used for the centerpieces!
If you are interested in creating a center piece for Prom and would like to use one, email her and she will reserve one for you. We will provide a table number and a sign stating which family or teacher made the centerpiece. Please respond to me and the first 45 participants will be doing the centerpieces. Thank you in advance for volunteering to help. Please send the centerpiece with your child any time in March to room 132. It would be helpful if you could or e-mail a picture to sarah.sargent@avonlakecityschools.org. That way we know exactly how to set it up. Again thanks a bunch, and we will put your family name on the table so the students know who donated them.

In honor of Dr. Seuss and Read Across America, the National English Honor Society is hosting a children’s book drive (new and gently-used) for the Neighborhood Alliance’s Child Enrichment Centers (Elyria and Lorain). Please give your books to Hilary Bickerton or Krystine Frisch at the high school. Friday, March 20 is the last day for book collection.

Guidance - College Visits – Scholarships

The Avon Lake Common Scholarship packet is now available thru the firm deadline of 3:00 p.m. TODAY, February 27, 2015. The entire packet can be found on-line at:
• www.avonlakecityschools.org
• High School
• Students
• Guidance
• COMMON SCHOLARSHIP (Link on left hand side of page)
All the information you will need to complete this process is found in this tab. Please be sure to follow the directions in their entirety to be considered for the individual scholarships offered. Best of luck!

Seniors: Be sure to check out additional scholarship opportunities on our Guidance webpage link under Financial Aid and Scholarship Information.

A reminder for juniors interested in the Teacher Education Exploration Program: Please turn in your TEE applications to the Guidance Office. Mrs. Bilczo will be here Wednesday March 11th to meet with students interested in the program.

Cleveland National College Fair is coming to our area for all sophomores, juniors and seniors. Fair is being held on Sunday, April 12th from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Cleveland Convention Center, Cleveland, OH. Admission representatives from hundreds of colleges and universities are available to speak with students one-on-one concerning the college admission process and college life in general. A list of participating colleges is available at http://bit.ly/NCFExhibitorSearch. This link is case sensitive. Students are asked to register for this event through www.gotomyncf.com.

Students, be sure to check out the Help Wanted Board outside the Guidance Office for job opportunities!

Are you new to the College Credit Plus program? Might you have an interest in taking a CC+ course next school year? If so, you must attend a mandatory CC+ Meeting. If you were unable to attend the meeting held on our campus, you must attend at another location. Visit our Guidance Webpage link under CC+ Night 2015 (PSEO) for additional locations/times.

Find out how to improve your score on the ACT! Deadline to register: Monday, March 2, 2015. Visit our guidance webpage for complete details:


Seniors: YOUR design could be the COVER for the 2015 Commencement Program!
Commencement Cover Design entries are due March 23rd. Entry forms are available in the high school office.

Clubs and Organizations

ATTENTION Potential French Honor Society Members: Applications are now available for membership in the Société Honoraire de Français –the National French Honor Society, an organization that recognizes outstanding scholarship in French and promotes continuity of interest in Francophone studies. DEADLINE for completed applications is Friday, March 6th (room 166). Applicants will receive application status notification in late March.
Questions? See Mme Storer in room 166. Get your application in so you can be a part of this dynamic organization!

Attention Sophomores and Juniors ~ If you are interested in becoming a member of the National English Honors Society (NEHS), please see Mrs. Frisch (room 165) or Mrs. Bickerton (room 162) for an application and fee envelope. There is a one-time, $20.00 membership fee that must be dropped into the Payment Depository before your membership will be valid. NEHS membership applications and fees will be accepted until Friday, March 27th.

Community Service


Congratulations to the Girls Swimming & Diving Team placed 9th overall this past Saturday at the Northwest Ohio District meet at Bowling Green State University. The 200 Medley Relay team of Sophomore, Kasey O’Rourke, Sophomore, Libby Smith, Junior, Cat Bruce, and Junior, Brittany Menzer placed 6th overall, bettering their Lorain County record once again. In one of the fastest years ever for qualifying, the team just missed the State cut by .32 hundredths. Menzer placed 13th and 17th in her 50 and 100 free events, Bruce placed 8th and 10th respectively in her 100 fly and 100 back, breaking the Lorain County record for both events. Sophomores Kasey O’Rourke and Libby Smith both earned All-District honors as Kasey was 6th in 500 and 15th in the 100 Backstroke. Libby wound up 4th in the 100 breaststroke, missing the State cut by .21 hundredths and 12th in the 200 I.M. Junior Katie Medwid improved from last year to take 27th in the 100 Fly and 28th in the 200 I.M. Two Freshman made waves this year Chloe Casterline (24th in 100 Breast, 32 in 100 free) and Abby Williams (27th in 200 free, 30th in 500). The 200 Free Relay of Medwid, Casterline, Williams, and junior Lizzie Kipple earned an 18th place finish. The Boys Medley relay team of Senior, Joey Lyons, Freshman, Zach Borja, Junior, Clay Craigo, and Sophomore, Nathan Plow earned a 17th place finish. Lyons placed 23rd in the 100 Fly, Borja took 19th and 23rd in the 100 Back and 200 I.M. respectively. The same quartet finished 17th again in the 400 Free Relay. Congrats to the boys and girls team on a great season!


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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

There will be a new informational meeting for Brookside students interested in the College Credit Plus program to be held on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 at 7:15-8:15pm. New applications will be filled out at this time.


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Kendall Ross, Jordan Tiller and Lonesha Witherspooon

Zak Saegert and Kelsey Dominguez will be competing in the District Bowling Tournament this Saturday at 11:45am at Rebman's Bowling Alley. Good luck to you both!

Youth 4 Youth will be raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for the next two and a half weeks. Collection of money will take place during 1st period or homeroom. The winning homeroom will be rewarded with a meal provided by Olive Garden! We have a chance to support a very important cause. Please help us reach our goal of $500 by March 13th. We will keep a running tally and will periodically announce the leading homerooms. So come on and show us your support!

Check your school e-mail for an important senior information form for the Yearbook. Please complete and submit it as soon as possible.

SATURDAY, February 28, 2015
TBA Bowling @ Rebmans (District Tournament)
10:00 am Wrestling AWAY @ Bay (Sectional Tournament)


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Attention all students interested in the umpire training clinic. It begins Sunday March 1st. See the posted announcements for details.

Make dinner a selfless act by joining the Columbia After Prom committee for a Chipotle fundraiser on Monday March 2nd from 4:30-8:30 pm at the Strongsville Pearl Rd. location (not the mall). Bring in the flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you are supporting the Columbia afterprom to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated back to Columbia AfterProm. Enjoy a great meal on Monday and thanks for your support.

The sophomores are hosting a Dodge Ball Tournament on Friday, March 20, 2015, at CHS beginning at 3:00. Cost is $3 per player with teams of 6-8 students. Have a great time and opportunities to win prizes. Last day to sign up for the tournament is March 13th. Please see Bailey Dillon for more info.

Guidance News:
College Credit Plus meeting: A College Credit Plus information meeting will be held Wednesday, March 4 at 6:30 pm in the high school cafeteria. All students and parents who are interested in participating in CCP must be in attendance at this meeting regardless of past participation in PSEO. A representative from Lorain County Community College will also be in attendance to answer questions about this NEW program. Students who are interested must turn in their letter of intent by March 27th to be eligible. This is a great opportunity for students to take college classes.

College Now scholarships are available, however in order to apply, students must qualify for the Pell Grant. The only way to find out if you qualify for the Pell Grant is by completing the FAFSA. The deadline for the CollegeNow scholarship has been extended to March 13. If you have any questions stop into the guidance office.

Local Scholarship Information Meeting: March 15, 2015 from 2-4pm at the Columbia Town Hall. The Columbia Community Foundation is offering $21,500 this year in scholarships. See posted announcements for details.
Attention College bound juniors: Now is the time to work to improve you ACT scores! The Educational Service Center of Lorain County is offering a practice ACT on Saturday March 7 for $30. See posted announcements for complete details.

Meetings for the Week:
National Honor Society: Monday, March 2 at 2:30pm in Mrs. Becher’s room.

Sports News:
The Columbia wrestling team begins sectional competition this Saturday, February 28 at 10:00 am at Independence. Come out and cheer the boys on. We will see you matside!

The Lady Raiders basketball team move on to face Lake Ridge on Saturday at 1:00 in sectional final action on Saturday. Tournament tickets for Adults are $6.00 and Students are $4.00. No passes will be accepted or student sign-in for in season athletes.

Birthday for Today:
Emily Berg
Saturday, Feb. 28 Joyce Choka and Ashley Goebel
Sunday, March 1 Shawn Hodson

Articles posted but not read each day:
Sophomores are selling Malley's chocolate bars for $1 each. See any sophomore to purchase.

There was a pair of glasses left in the band room Thursday afternoon. If you are missing your glasses, see Mrs. Kobe.

Attention all students: 2015 Umpire training clinic will be held on March 1st, 8th, and 15th from 1-5 pm. Baseball class is 1-3, Softball is 3-5. There is no charge for any session or test. You can be carded for both Ohio Hot Stove and Ohio Girls Softball Association. The test is on March 15th. Location for the clinics and test is the American Legion at 393 Ohio Street in Elyria. Ages 12 and up are welcome. Columbia Hot Stove is always looking for more umpires. This is a great summer job. Depending on the game, umpires can earn $25-$40 for approximately 2 hours of work. A teenager umping 5-6 nights/week can earn a good income, still have plenty of free time (and never have to wake up early. For more information on the clinic, students can call Lou Vasi at 440-327-7628. If they'd like more information about umping in Columbia in particular, they can contact Doug Long, our Head Umpire, at dlongpac@gmail.com
Please make sure all school fees have been paid as report cards will be held as well as the release of transcripts for unpaid fees. If you would like to set up a payment plan, please contact Mrs. Kobe in the main office at 440-236-5001. 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.

The Columbia class of 2018 is hosting its first Vendor and Craft Fair on March 21, 2015. If you would like to participate in this year’s craft fair please fill out the bottom of this form and return along with your registration fee to secure your spot. Complete Craft and Vendor fair information can be found on this form.

Senior Jostens ordering information: Contact Jostens directly to order your graduation items including your cap and gown for the commencement ceremony. After December 20, 2014 late fees apply for the cap and gown of $50 plus tax. 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.

Guidance News:
Local Scholarship Information Meeting: March 15, 2015 from 2-4pm at the Columbia Town Hall. The Columbia Community Foundation is offering $21,500 this year in scholarships. See posted announcements for details. This is a small part of the many local scholarships available to graduating seniors this year. Please join the Columbia Community Foundation as we host our 2nd annual scholarship information meeting at the Columbia Town Hall. We have invited over 10 agencies that offer local scholarships to be on-hand to answer questions to make the application process easy. Please attend this informative event. Refreshments will be served. Call Scholarship Chairperson, Pam Coleman, if you have questions, 440-742-3456
Attention College bound juniors: Now is the time to work to improve you ACT scores! The Educational Service Center of Lorain County is offering a practice ACT on Saturday March 7 for $30. This is a great opportunity to take the actual test without it being on your record. Upon completion of the test you keep the test booklet and get a solution key. After a few days you will receive an analysis indicating areas of weakness. Registration is due by Monday, March 2. Stop in the guidance office for a registration form.

Miscellaneous information:
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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Attention Sophomores:
Any sophomore who wishes to attend Lorain County JVS next year, you need to go online and complete your application ASAP.

EHS Boys Basketball:
Come out and support your EHS boys basketball team tonight as they host Normandy for a chance to earn a share of the NOC conference championship on Senior Night. The boy’s current record is 16 and 5, and a win Friday will earn them a share of a conference championship for the first time in 20 years. Go Pioneers!

Attention all students:
Think you have talent? Want to be on stage? Then the Elyria High school talent show is for you. The show will take place on Friday, March 27th. In order to be part of the show, everyone must audition. Audition info, as well as all guidelines are now available in the band room. Pick up your application, and begin your claim to fame, the EHS talent show, coming soon.

Attention Seniors:
Due to the snow day, Josten's will be back on Wednesday, March 4th for one last time during all lunch periods in the student dining hall. This is the final time to get your orders in for announcements and cap and gown. You will still be eligible for your order day discounts. Any questions see Mrs. Baytos.

Attention Seniors:
Seniors who are interested in the Teacher Education Exploration Program – all applications must be turned in by March 1st. If you need an application please see your team counselor.

Attention LCABSE Honorees:
The LCABSE honorees are to be at Stocker Center LCCC on Sunday, March 1, 2015 by 3:00 pm.

Attention all girls interested in playing volleyball. There will be a meeting Wednesday March 4th in the Pioneer room directly after school and will last no longer than 15 minutes. Please be in attendance to receive information regarding summer events and fall tryouts. See Coach Jodie Johnson for information if you are not able to attend.

Anime Club:
Anime Club will meet to after school today plan Fairy Tale and Gaming Day. Anyone willing to help is welcome to attend!

NHS Membership:
NHS eligibility lists have been posted in each classroom and team office. If you are on the list and interested in pursuing NHS membership, plan on attending the meeting on 3/10 in the media center from 2:50-3:30. Questions see Mrs. Dargo in room 204W.

GEM Club:
There will be a GEM meeting afterschool in room 207W on Monday, March 2.


Attention EHS Students:
Need an extra $100 dollars to spend for Spring Break or Prom? Like extra money for lunch items? During March, you will be given a raffle ticket every time you get a breakfast or lunch. Just write your name on the ticket, return it to the cashier. Weekly drawings are for a $10 food gift card good at the Dining Hall, Rathskeller or WI-FI and for the grand prize drawing on 3/26 for a $100 Visa gift card.

MAC Scholars:
There will be a final rehearsal for our Black History Month Program this Monday, March 2, from 2:45-3:45. Please plan to attend.

MAC Scholars Fundraiser:
Please come out to support MAC Scholars by Dining to Donate at Elyria's Applebee's this Sunday, March 1 from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm. Thank you!!!

Mr. Pioneer:
“Calling all class clowns! Are you funny? Outgoing? Do you make people smile? Then you would be perfect for the Mr. Pioneer Pageant! The Pageant is like the Miss America Pageant, but much more ridiculous. EHS males will compete in five categories: Dance, Q&A, Best Pick-Up Line, Random Talent, and EHS Trivia. Don’t worry guys-you do not have to have a special talent! Those will be chosen for you! The winner will receive EHS Spirit Gear, passes to EHS sporting events, gifts cards, and the title of Mr. Pioneer! Applications are in the team offices and room 302W. They are due Friday March 6th! Check out this video to see what it’s all about!
Teacher’s please play the video link at this time.


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Hola Estudiantes de espańol!
Imagine spending your spring break in magnificent Madrid, glittering Grenada and sunny Seville. Imagine having an extra $100 in your pocket. Current sophomores and juniors interested in enrolling in the trip to Spain for 2016 can SAVE $100 if they enroll by the end of the month. This early bird enrollment discount expires Feb. 28th. See Mrs. Tawil in room 209 for more information.

Reminder to all students interested in trying out for a Spring Sport.
All required forms must be turned in to participate in tryouts. This includes OHSAA Physical, Emergency Medical Form, Insurance Waiver, and Concussion Form.
All forms can be obtained online off of the school's athletics page on the website.
Please contact your coach with any questions.

Attention Juniors! Prom Committee is selling Class of 2016 T-Shirts! The design is posted outside Ms. Sparks room, on Twitter and will be posted in various locations around the school. The cost is $14 and order forms are available outside Ms. Sparks room.

TLC is hosting a goodwill drive this week and next. We will help you start your spring cleaning earlier. You can bring your donations to the main office, guidance office, and the Vo-Ag shop.

Baseball practice officially starts…Freshman and sophomores are to report to the elementary gym from 4:30-6:30 juniors and seniors should report from 6-8. Any questions contact Coach Ransom.

Congratulations to the FFA members elected to serve the chapter in 2015-16.
President: Mike Anadell
Vice President: Katy Tuggle
Secretary: Caitlin Gallagher
Treasurer: Brandon Palmer
Reporter: Alex Sabine
Sentinel: David Tipple
Student Advisor: Jesse Jones
Assistant Secretary: Madi Stanley
Assistant Treasurer: Grace Habeck
Assistant Reporter: Claire Vilagi
Thank you to all of the FFA members that were able to adjust their to attend the meeting. It shows great dedication to the chapter that over 65% of the FFA was in attendance of the meeting despite the change in schedule! Good luck to the new officer team on a year of success, teamwork, and cooperation.

Softball tryouts have begun at the HS gym from 7pm-9pm. Make sure all proper documentation is turned in to Trainer Joe prior to tryouts. If forms are not turned in, you will not be allowed to participate. No exceptions. Contact Coach Phillips with any questions.

Bowling banquet reservations and money are due this Friday – 2/27. Please contact Coach Davis if you have questions or more time is needed. Email address is davisken29@yahoo.com.

Breaking news: OGTs are March 16-20. The first part of your final exams are March 23-26. After one week (or two weeks, for you unlucky sophomores) of straight testing, won’t you want to throw things at people? Fortunately, the Junior Class is sponsoring a dodgeball tournament, cleverly named dOZball, to raise more money for prom this year! See Ms. Sparks for a signup packet – teams need to consist of eight people, and the cost is only FIVE DOLLAS per person!


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SENIORS: Messaros Photography will be here on THURSDAY from 6:45-7:30 A.M. to take your photo!! REMEMBER this is the only picture used for graduation and publication! PLEASE arrive early! If you miss the date, you will have to schedule an appointment to have your picture taken with Mr. Messaros at his studio. THERE IS NO COST for this picture! See Mr. Gibson if you have any questions!

Keystone Boys Bowling Team will be bowling in districts TOMORROW at Rebman's Bowling Center in Lorain. Doors open at 11am and bowling begins at 12pm Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for students. Come out and cheer them on, if they make it through districts they will proceed to State.

Did you know that a single car accident victim can require as many as 100 pints of blood? Next Thursday LifeShare will be here for our next Blood Drive. Save a life - give blood. Sign up in lunch periods today. *Remember that all 16 yr-olds MUST have yellow permission form signed by a parent or guardian in order to give- TURN FORMS INTO THE MAIN OFFICE BY WEDNESDAY, 3/4.

Students interested in joining the tech team, there will be a meeting Monday, 3/2 after school in the cafetorium with Bryan Fox.

Let the Keystone Drama Cats take you back to the time when skinny ties, big hair and bigger shoulder pads were all the rage - the 1980s! Take the movies "Pretty in Pink", "Breakfast Club", "Can't Buy Me Love", "Sixteen Candles" and "My Bodyguard" and mash them up with some iconic 80s music and fashion and you have the hilarious musical - TOTALLY AWESOME 80S!! Show times - Thursday, March 5 at 7pm and Saturday, March 7 at 2pm and 7pm - Tickets are $10 at the door!

Seniors: Senior surveys are due to Mr. Hogue by March 1. Extra surveys are available in the main office.

French Club members should check the board in Madame's room for upcoming meeting days and times.

Gentlemen: Are you talented? Are you funny? Are you ready to be Keystone's FIRST Mr. Wildcat? Pick up an application from Ms. Stratton ASAP and turn it in by March 11th. This gives you plenty of time to practice your talent, model walk, and your feelings on world peace.

Course selections for the 2015-2016 school year are due in PowerSchool by March 1. If you have questions about your schedule next year, make sure you talk to Mrs. Turner or Ms. Redd.

Did you know that the PSEO program is being replaced by a new program named College Credit Plus? In order to fully understand the new program, there will be an important meeting for all students interested in taking a course for college credit next year. The College Credit Plus meeting will take place on Thursday, March 5, at 6 PM in Room 124. Please make sure that you bring a parent or guardian with you!

Are you interested in a career in accounting? The Ohio State University is offering a week-long, all-expenses paid accounting program for minority students. Check out the details and apply online at www.futurecpa.com.

Looking for something to do this summer? Thinking about pursuing a career in health care? Baldwin-Wallace University is offering a residential camp from June 15 -19, where students can receive CPR training, examine human cadavers, and learn about the health marketplace. Visit the "Summer Internship" tab of the Guidance web site for more info.

Several new scholarships are now online. Seniors should check out the Franke C. Locke Memorial Scholarship through the Oberlin Rotary, which awards $2500 per year to a senior from Keystone, Oberlin, Firelands, Wellington, or the JVS. Applications are also available on the Guidance web site.

Just wanted to make sure the dates for the box tops and label of education contest is still ok for the week for March 9 through the 12. The contest will run between the grades with spirt points rewarded to the class that collects the most.


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Seniors: If you will be attending Kent State University with a major of Early Childhood Education or Middle Childhood Education, see Mrs. Homoki in the Guidance Office. Applications are now being accepted for the Ruth M. Aikey Scholarship. This is a four year, full tuition opportunity for students who demonstrate financial need.

Are you interested in a career in health care? Baldwin Wallace University is offering a new summer experience for high school students called “Health Care Exploration Week” from June 15 - 19th. In this residential camp, students will receive CPR training, examine human cadavers, and learn about the health care market place. Interactive hands-on activities and field trips will keep you engaged as you learn about different careers in health care. Visit the student services office for details on how to apply.

Midview High School is hosting for the first time, a College Fair on March 3 at 6:00 p.m. The focus of the College Fair will be helping students and families prepare for post-secondary endeavors. The night will begin with a presentation on the Naviance Program and several college admissions representatives will be here with informational booths. In addition, the computer lab will be available so parents and students can register for the ACT. Please visit Student Services if you have any questions!

College Credit Plus: Attention all students who attended the college credit plus meeting two weeks ago: if you didn’t receive an LCCC application that night, you can get one from the guidance office. The due date for submitting the required intent-to-participate form is Friday, March 27th, and Wednesday, April 8th is the deadline for submitting your application to LCCC or any other college you’re planning to take courses with through the College Credit Plus Program. See your counselor if you have any questions.

Want to get college credit AND get in shape? Take “Walk, Jog, Run.” a college credit plus class right here at MHS. Please tell your counselor to sign you up for this class before March 27th!

Journalism I: Any students who are interested in taking Journalism I next year, also known as the school paper, can pick up an application from Mrs. Lundgard in room 116. The deadline to apply is March 27th.

Don’t forget to purchase your tickets early for tonight’s Swinter Formal from 6:00-9:00. Pre-sale tickets will be sold at lunches for $9.00, but they’ll be $10 at the door. You’ll also receive floral lei with the purchase of your presale ticket.

It’s time to dip, dodge, duck, dive and dodge! Midview’s After Prom Dodgeball Tournament is Saturday, March 14th here at the High School. Start getting your team together! Your team captain can pick up a packet for your team this week. The packets are located in the main office, and you only need one packet for the whole team. Forms are also available on the school website. Form your team ASAP as the deadline to register is quickly approaching.

Happy Birthday Victoria Sim and Adam Wills.
Happy birthday this weekend to Luke, David, and Alex Amsden, Brandon Atkinson, Calista Cooksey, Kaitlyn Davis, Brendan Jatzek, Jacob Thompson, and Austin Wilson.

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Congratulations to Taylor Reis and Amber Petersen from the Girls Varsity Bowling Team and the entire Boys Varsity Bowling Team for advancing to the District Tournament.
The Tournament is Sunday, March 1, 11:45am at Rebman Lanes in Lorain. Come support your Ranger Athletes. GO RANGERS!

There will be a meeting for any current sophomores or juniors who are interested in taking KAP AP American History next school year in Mr. Jalowiec’s room, 217, on Thursday, March 5th at 2:30 PM and will only last 10-15 minutes.

Fliers for the Mills Creek Summer Swim Team are on the front office counter.
Parent Information Night and sign up is scheduled for March 11th.

Are you interested in photography, design, and journalism? Apply to be on the 2015-2016 yearbook Staff! Pick up an application in Room 116 or in the guidance office. Applications are due Thursday, March 5th. See Ms. Zadai with questions.

Current sophomores and juniors interested in being a part of the 2015-2016 Video Production class, must submit an application by Thursday, March 5th. Applications may be picked up in the guidance office. See Mr. Roshong with any questions.


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Attention all Spanish, Chinese and French students!
There are scheduled is an after school work session for International Night! We have a lot to do to prepare and could really use your help from 3:30 to 4pm in room 206. The work sessions run every Tuesday and Thursday through March 17th. Please see Ms. Hanlon with any questions.

Help support our Prom! Kiss FM is once again hosting their “Rock Your Prom” contest! Voting begins February 20th and goes until March 8th. Everyone can vote!! The winning school receives a $5,000 prom package including a DJ and club style events!

HAve you applied to the Community Foundation Scholarship? Stop by the Ninde Office for information, essay help, and to get your transcript uploaded. The application is due March 2nd. Apply NOW!

Pancake Breakfast SUNDAY! BE THERE!!!! 8AM-2PM!!


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Wellington High School Winter Dance
March 7, 2015 - 7-10:00 p. m.
No jeans or t-shirts permitted
High School students only – student ID required
Doors will be locked at 8 p.m. and no one will be admitted after 8 p.m.
Out-of-School Guest forms must be returned to WHS by March 4th.
The Out-of-School Guest forms are available in the high school main office and at JVS

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!

This week is dance practice for the Lincoln Ball that will be held on February 28th.

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