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February 11, 2016 - Daily Announcements

 
JVS

Applications for new and returning members of the Lorain County JVS National Technical Honor Society are due to Ms. West in Students Services by 2:30 pm THIS Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. There will be no exceptions.

The JVS would like to welcome Clearview 8th Graders from Durling Middle School who will be touring the JVS during afternoon labs today, Thursday, February 11th.

Friday, February 12 will be a JVS Spirit Day to celebrate Career and Technical Education Month! All attire must be school appropriate.

Firelands seniors need to stop by Student Services to sign their diploma forms.

Midview dance guest forms can be picked up in Student Services. The form is due to the Midview main office by Thursday, February 25, 2016.

Attention, college-bound students! You don’t have to go far to boost your ACT scores! A five-week ACT Prep Course will be held at Oberlin High School. Classes will be from 6:00pm-8:30pm on Thursdays, starting Feb. 18. For more details, visit the Student Services office, or go to www.ActTestPrep.info.

The VYC/Interact invites all programs to compete in the build a snowman contest!! The deadline to enter and deliver your snowman to the Corner Shop is this Friday, February 12th!!

There will be a bowl at the end of the lunch line if you would like to donate your fruit or milk for others to enjoy. Please do not throw your unused items away. Thanks for sharing!

Students, please be sure to wear your ID to the lunchroom. Also, in case you were not aware, salt and mayonnaise is available by the microwaves.


 
Amherst

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

The Amherst Yearbook class will be sending out two photographers to the JVS on Thursday, February 11th, at 12:30pm to take pictures of Amherst students in afternoon labs.


 
Avon

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

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GSA Meeting
AHS is holding its first Gay-Straight Alliance meeting on Thursday, February 11th. The objective of this club is to provide a safe space for all students to come together and better the Avon High School community. For more information, please visit Ms. Hutner in Room 218 or Mr. Jacobs in the Band Room, Room 180, for more information.

Tri-C Visitation Day
Cuyahoga Community College is hosting a Campus Visitation Day on Monday, February 15th. Students can register at www.tri-c.edu/campusvisitation for the 10:00am to 11:30am or 2:00pm to 3:30pm sessions.

Happiest Birthday!
Thursday, February 11th: Sam Hodgson, Lauren Kopcienski and Emma Reynolds!
Friday, February 12th: Kolin Carney!
Saturday, February 13th: Christian Alexander, Ronier Barrett-Reed, Cora McCully, Matt Moritz, Zanaida Reyes, Liana Schraff, Julia Sherrill, Mark Steinmetz and Leah Yeagley!
Sunday, February 14th: Jozef Cardamone, Macie Graham, Sara Hricovec, Sophie Kolibas, Kai dong Nie and Jillian Turcola!
Monday, February 15th: Dan Burdick, Cameryn Kitchen, Adam McRowe and Megan Russell!


 
Avon Lake

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Avon Lake High School Fox 8 Cool School airing will be Thursday, February 11th at 6:40 a.m. then stay tuned for the coffee quiz with 2 of our Avon Lake students! It will air again at 4:00 p.m. and will be available on the Fox 8 website after the first airing.

Any student who participated in the PTA Reflections Art Fair, please stop in the main office to pick up your certificate.

The blood drive will be held on Thursday, February 11TH. Please consider donating blood to help save a life.

Looking to find someone who matches your interests? Student Council has the answer, purchase your Matchmakers this week. They will be on sale today, and Friday for $2.00.

Attention, Music, Band and Drama Students! MGP needs student ushers for their production of Urinetown. Show dates are February 19, 20, 21, 26 and 27 with the Friday/Saturday curtain being at 7:30 and Sunday matinees at 2 PM. Ushers need to be at the high school lobby at 6:45 PM on the Friday/Saturday performances and at 1:15 PM on the Sunday matinee. Students are welcome to watch the show when ushering but need to be available during intermission. If interested in ushering, please, sign up on the sheet posted on the Scene Shop doors.

Guidance - College Visits – Scholarships
College Goal Sunday! Free FAFSA Assistance on February 14th, 2:00 pm at Lorain County Community College. Register online and learn more at: www.ohiocollegegoalsunday.org

Cuyahoga Community College will present Presidents Day Campus Visitation. This visitation day is a great opportunityto: Explore your academic options and discuss the steps for enrollment and financial aid and visit the Westshore Campus at 31001 Clemens Rd., Westlake and tour our facilities. For more information or to register go to: www.tri-c.edu/campusvisitation.

The Ohio Veterinary Medical Association is pleased to host the 2016 Veterinary Exploration Conference and College Fair on February 27, 2016. Program exposes careers in veterinary medicine such as Veterinary Technician, Emergency Medicine & Critical Care, Veterinary School Admissions Preparation, etc… Registration is $5 per student and open to high school juniors and seniors. Fee associated with registration covers all program materials and lunch. College Fair will be held at the conclusion of the program. Registration for this event is on-line ONLY. Register at http://mvcinfo.org/students/VEC.html Deadline to register is Friday, February 19, 2016. Program location: Hyatt Regency Columbus from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Check-in begins at 9:00 a.m.

American Legion’s HS Oratorical Scholarship Program is now open for ALL High School students under the age of 20. ALL high school students are eligible – from freshmen to seniors. Competition begins at the district level (scholarship amount up to $350) and then progresses to the state (up to $1,500) and national levels (up to $18,000). Avon Lake is part of “District 5” which will hold their competition at the American Legion post 547 in Monroeville on Sunday, February 21, 2016. There is a vast amount of information available on the American Legion website that covers all aspects of the Oratorical activity. This information can be accessed by visiting the following website, http://www.legion.org/oratorical. By searching under the “Resources” tab, students can view videos of the 2015 National Oratorical Contest. In addition, students can view past years’ presentations by visiting the YouTube website (https://www.youtube.com/) and searching under the topic, “Legion Oratorical.” Need additional information? Contact Tony Moore via e-mail at tonymoore0001@gmail.com; or by phone at 314-707-2264.

The Avon Lake Common Scholarship packet is now available thru the firm deadline of 3:00 p.m. February 26, 2016. 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!

Ohio Association of Career Colleges and Schools offers more than 200 OhioLEADS! Scholarship Opportunities valued at over $850,000. There are 300 licensed career colleges and schools in Ohio that provide professional, technical, career-specific programs in 200+ occupational areas. Career college students account for about one-third of all the health and computer majors. Please visit our Guidance webpage under the Financial Aid and Scholarships tab for a listing of the scholarships available along with the application process. Deadline: April 9, 2016.

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

ATTENTION SENIORS: any senior without a senior picture will not be in the yearbook. Please get your picture done at Woodard as soon as possible. Call 1-800-589-6411 or reserve online at www.woodardphoto.com. We need all photos by the end of February. Make sure to give any pictures/ CD to the office for yearbook.

Clubs and Organizations
Any students who are interested in being in Yearbook club come see Mrs. Rudkin as soon as possible in Room 244.

Hello future Girl Up leader! We are currently accepting applications for leadership positions for the 2016-2017 school year. This is a great opportunity to help young girls around the world, gain leadership experience, and build your resume. It is important for a Girl Up leader to be creative, to be a good communicator and to have good organizational skills. In partnership with the UNITED NATIONS, we “stand up for girls, speak up for programs that help them thrive, and work as a community of advocates to change the world, for good.” If you are interested in a future club position, please pick up a form from Mrs. Hallett in room 172 or the Commons and then return it to Mrs. Hallett’s mailbox in the main office. New members are welcome and may apply. Applications are due by Friday, March 4th.

ATHLETICS
The Avon Lake High School Baseball program will have tryouts from Monday, February 22nd to Wednesday, February 24th in the auxiliary gym. Freshmen will try out from 3:00 – 4:00pm, sophomores, juniors and seniors will tryout from 4:00-5:00pm. To tryout, students must have a current emergency medical form and physical on file (expiring no earlier than May 31, 2016). Students without current forms WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO TRY OUT. Please come ready to go! Contact Kevin Marlow, Varsity Coach at kevin.marlow@avonlakecityschools.com with any questions.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES
• Independence Village and StoryPoint of Avon Lake is looking for enthusiastic dedicated individuals to become part of their team! They are currently hiring Nursing Assistants to care for their residents. E-mail your resume to jobs@seniorvillages.com or call 248-769-6974.
• Girl Scouts of North East Ohio is seeking applicants to work at their Resident Camps this summer. Interested in applying, please visit www.gsneo.org/careers and apply online.


 
Brookside

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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

Attention all sophomores interested in attending the JVS next school year:
The JVS applications for the 2016-2017 school year is now available at www.lcjvs.com
For priority consideration students should submit their application by February 17, 2016.

The 8th Annual Sheffield-Sheffield Lake Talent show is starting up soon! Tryouts will take place Monday February 22, and February 23 from 5-7! When you arrive please use the event entrance in the back! If you have a cool talent, come to tryouts and show what you’ve got!

Is there anyone out there looking to get into the medical field?
Exercise science, biology, chiropractic, Nutrition or Dietetics, or business? If so come and listen to what LIFE UNIVERSITY has to offer at their medical college, a 17 degree program, B.S., M.S. @ D.C. levels. There will be multiple speakers that are in the medical field to speak to you as well. This will take place on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 in the Buckeye high school auditorium (3084 Columbia Rd. Medina Ohio 44265) from 7-9 pm. If anyone is interested please see the flier in the office and don’t forget to RSVP!

Any girl interested in participating in softball this year, on February 17th at 3pm in the BHS cafeteria there will be a softball meeting for this upcoming season! On Monday February 22nd, mandatory practices start for both varsity and JV. Any questions ask Coach Metcalf

Seniors, check out the scholarship page on the Guidance homepage! We now have the first LOCAL scholarship on there and many, many more to come!! Please check on a daily basis for new scholarships being added!! You don’t want to miss out on any of the local scholarships!!! If you have any questions, please stop by the Guidance office and talk to Mrs. Blaseg and she can give you updates on all the new scholarships that will be posted within the next month or two!!

Our varsity lady cards basketball teams will have a tournament game on February 18th against the winner of Clearview and Bay. Good luck ladies!

The next track competition is Sunday February 21st at Kent State. Keep your eye out for texts from Coach Ruble about conditioning sessions! If you would like to sign up please see Coach Landis!

Our wrestlers performed very well at their last meet! Hopefully they will perform just as before at the Brookside Double Dual at HOME! Please come out and support your wrestlers as it is one of their few home meets!

Don't forgot about volleyball open gyms! They are not mandatory but all girls interested in play next year are encouraged to go! Along with volleyball open gyms soccer will be every Monday from 7-8:30, in the BIS gym!


 
Clearview

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Words of Wisdom: “People rarely succeed at anything unless they have fun doing it.”

BIRTHDAYS
Cierra Demastus

DRAMA
Drama club presents the first annual "The Winter Frolics" this Friday and Saturday at 7:00pm. Tickets are $7 adults, $5 students/ seniors. Come support CHS drama!

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
Student Council will be sponsoring a blood drive on Wednesday, February 17. Sign up to donate blood on February 11 and 16 in the cafeteria during lunch periods. Parental permission slips, for students under 18, are available in the high school office. There is a shortage of O negative blood so please consider donating. If Clearview collects 25 units of blood the Red Cross will award a $500 scholarship to a lucky Senior!

STUDENT COUNCIL SALE
Order a carnation for Valentine’s Day for that special someone! Student council will take orders on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week in the cafeteria during lunch periods. Deliveries will take place on Thursday during Homeroom. $1.00 per flower. Also, orders will be taken for Chocolate Roses, also $1.00 with delivery on Thursday, February 11th

JVS APPLICATIONS
Attention sophomores ~ JVS applications need to be completed online by Tuesday, February16th so that they can be processed by the 19th. Please see guidance if you have any questions or concerns.

CLEARVIEW’S GOT TALENT
It's that time of year again. Start getting your "Acts" together. Auditions for Clearview's got Talent are coming soon! Details on auditions will be out soon!

FREE PROM TUX
Gentlemen ~ Are you going to prom? Interested in a discounted or free tux? It's never too early to find out how! See Mrs. Williams in room 109 for more information.

SOFTBALL OPEN GYM
There will be a Softball Open Gym on Sunday, February 14th 4:30-6:30PM in the Durling Gym.

FREE PRACTICE ACT
Thank you for signing up for the practice ACT on Saturday February 20th. At this time, our list is full. Please see guidance if you would like to put your name on a wait list.

OGT TUTORING
OGT tutoring begins next week. Monday's will be Science, Tuesdays will be Social Studies, Wednesday's will be Math and Thursdays will be Reading & Writing. Check out the yellow flyers around the school to see the schedule.

COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS
There will be a MANDATORY College Credit Plus meeting for any NEW students currently in 9th -11th grade interested in taking College Classes next year. The meeting will take place TONIGHT at 6pm in the CHS auditorium. Any students who are interested in taking College classes next year and their parents should attend this meeting. There will be important information given. If you cannot attend this meeting, you must attend another information meeting at LCCC or one of their branch campuses. Dates and times of these alternate meetings are listed on the Clearview website. This is MANDATORY meeting for all new College credit plus students. Students who are already enrolled in CCP classes do not need to attend. If you have any questions, please see Guidance.

SCHOLASTIC ART EXHIBITION
Stop by the Stocker Art Center at LCCC to see the Scholastic Art Exhibition. 10 Clearview students have work hanging in the show, representing 18 pieces of art! The show is open now through February 21st. Help celebrate the arts and the talent at Clearview.

THURSDAY, February 11th
Lunch Red Cross Blood Drive Sign ups
11:30am Counselor Meeting @ LCCC (Howard & Kazel)

FRIDAY, February 12th
No School
6:00 pm Boys JV Basketball AWAY @ Fairview
7:00 pm One Act Plays ~ Auditorium
7:30 pm Boys Varsity Basketball AWAY @ Fairview

SATURDAY, February 13th
1:00 pm Girls Varsity Basketball AWAY @. Bay (sectional tournament)
7:00 pm One Act Plays ~ Auditorium

MENU (salad bar available daily)
Thursday Taco salad, tortilla chips w/salsa, vegetables, fruit and milk


 
Columbia

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General Information: All environmental club members please turn in your orders for the Raider Cup Sale to Mrs. Bailey immediately.

The Yearbook staff will be collecting 2016 yearbook pre-orders and payment all week in the cafeteria during lunch periods. See posted announcements for details.

Student Council is sponsoring a Prom Fashion Show Thursday, February 11th at 7:00 pm in the CHS cafeteria. Tickets are only $5 and with the purchase you are entered to win a variety of door prizes including prom tickets, Cedar Point tickets, tanning packages and more!

Reminder to all staff and students that Leaders Club is sponsoring a blood drive Thursday at the high school.The blood mobiles will be at the west end of the school. If you park along the low chain link fence, please park on the opposite side or in the visitors section in the cafeteria lot.
If you are under 17 a yellow parent permission form must be filled out prior to giving blood. Signups are Tuesday, Feb. 9 and Wednesday, Feb. 10. Please sign up during your study hall. If you do not have one please request permission from your teacher to miss class to donate.

Meetings for the Week:
Attention Science Olympiad students: There will another building day for science olympiad Thursday after school in Mr. Maykut's room until 4pm. Snacks and beverages will be provided. See Mr. Maykut if you can not attend.

Guidance News:
Scheduling for the 2016-2017 school year in now open online for Juniors. Scheduling for sophomores and freshmen will begin today, Wednesday, Feb. 10. You may schedule online through the month of February. See Ms. Neff and Mrs. Hechko if you have questions regarding scheduling classes for next year.

Sports News: The boys basketball team won a hard fought victory over Lutheran West by a score of 53-52. It was a total team effort, led by David Delahunty with 24 points and Justin Tacchite with 11. The team would like to thank everyone who came out. The team wraps up PAC play this Friday at Brooklyn.

All spring athletes must have a current physical on file for the first mandatory day of practice: February 22. The 2015-2016 OHSAA preparticipation physical form is available here.

Birthdays
Denise Biljes

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The Yearbook staff will be collecting 2016 yearbook pre-orders and payment all week in the cafeteria during lunch periods. The 2016 rendition of The Emerald will go on sale for a mere $55 dollars. Yearbook orders can also be placed at jostens.com. This special price is good until March 24. The price will increase to $65 after Spring Break. See Mr. Tullos, the yearbook adviser, if you need more information.

Key Club is running a canned food drive throughout the month of February. Winning classroom will receive donuts. Get your competitive juices going and let's help those in need this winter.

All school fees were due on October 1. Extracurricular transportation will be denied for students with unpaid fees beginning October 2. If your family needs a payment plan, please contact Mrs. Kobe in the main office. Transcripts and report cards will also be held for any outstanding debt. You may pay your school fees through the payforit system online through the school’s website. You may also pay in the main office with cash, check or credit card in the main office at CHS.

Guidance News:
Another great volunteering opportunity: Any junior or senior in need of volunteer hours, please see Miss Neff for information about volunteering at Math Mania.

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

Sports News: Reminder for all of those students that are playing baseball this season, we have begun open hit, lift, and conditioning after school. See Coach Ramsey for details and a schedule.

Softball conditioning Mondays and Wednesdays 3-5 pm for all girls interested in playing this spring. Meet in the hall in front of the gym.


 
Elyria

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Attention EHS Students:
This is a crazy election year! Want to make a difference in determining our next President of the United States?! If you will be 18 years old by NOVEMBER 8, 2016 you can register to vote NOW in the March PRIMARY election on this March 15th even though you are only 17 years old right now. If interested, see Mrs. Runion in Room 206W (in the Washington Building) by THIS Friday, February 12th. Bring a blue or black ink pen.

JVS Applications:
Sophomores planning on applying to JVS for the 16-17 school year should go to lcjvs.com and complete and submit your application. Please do so this week.

Ukulele Club members,
We will have practice next Weds. (Feb. 18th). Same time, and same room as always. We will be practicing the birthday song so that we can get it recorded next week. --Plus, we will work on a few other things, too! See you there!

Creative Writing Club:
Do you like to write? Are you an aspiring author? Then join the Creative Writing Club Thursday February 11 after school in room 114 from 2:45 to 3:30. Hope to see you there!

Valentine Fundraiser:
Do you still need to find a Valentines gift for a friend or loved one? Surprise them with something unique and cuddly! Students Spreading Awareness for Animals is selling Smanimals. Scented stuffed animals. Check out Mint Chocolate Chipmunk, Pink Llamanade, KangaRootbeer, and all their friends in the cafeteria during lunch periods. The majority of your purchase will be a donation to a local shelter and a small portion will also go to an organization of your choice!

Breakfast Nook:
Breakfast nook is coming around today, Thursday and everything is 50 cents.

MAC Scholars-
We have a meeting after school in room 202 TODAY to plan our program! See Ms. Stein or Mrs. Gilmore for details!

Attention juniors!
If you are interested in pharmacy, the University of Toledo is hosting two different pharmacy summer camps in June. The application is available now and admission is competitive. See Mrs. Trump in the team 1 office if you would like more information.

Attention Seniors:
Josten’s will be here one final time today in the dining hall during all lunch periods. Every Senior must order a cap and gown. You can also order online at Jostens.com. If you have any questions see Mrs. Baytos in room 224(1st -6th periods) and room 111 (7th -8th periods).

Attention all EHS students:
Valentine’s Day is coming quickly. Let someone special know how much they mean to you. The Junior Class is selling Valentine’s Day flowers. The orders will be taken during the lunch periods and all money is due when you place the order. The flowers will be delivered to your special someone during homeroom on Friday February 12th. Don’t miss out!! Order today!

Attention EHS-
Audition forms for the Talent Show are now available in all of the team offices. Completed forms may be turned into Ms. Bondzio or Ms. Geiger in the choir room. Audition dates are February 16th and 18th. Audition forms are due by February 12th.

Family and Consumer Science Club:
February's meeting will be Tuesday the 16th. Please come and bring a Valentine's Day snack to share! We will be discussing Bullying, what it is, how to prevent it, and how to not be one! See Miss Evans or Mrs Swiegart with questions.

Attention EHS Males!
Do you have what it takes to be Mr. Pioneer? It's like the Miss America Pageant only way better! You will compete against other EHS males in four categories: Dance, Q & A, Random Talent, and EHS Trivia. The winner will receive prizes and of course the coveted title of 2016 Mr. Pioneer! If you are interested see a Link Leader or get an application in the team offices!


 
Firelands

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The Sophomore Class Officers are hosting a candy count contest from now through February 12th during lunch periods. Take a guess (or two) at how many M&Ms or Sweet Tart hearts are in the jar for a chance to win the jar for you or your Valentine! 2 guesses cost just $1.00!

Attention STRIVE members! Our first meeting of 2016 is this Thursday (2/11/16) during 10th period block. The meeting will be held in Mr. Kovi's room #216. Please see Mr. Kovi if you have any questions or concerns.

Singing telegrams are back, just in time for Valentine's Day! Purchase your $2.00 telegram today during lunches. Telegrams will be delivered this week Wednesday through Friday at lunch time.

Love is in the Air again and Art Society is here to help you get the message across. For $1 you can have an original student-designed Valentine from Malley’s chocolates delivered to your special friends this Friday during FAST. Order your Valentine-grams during lunch periods through Thursday.

Sportsmen Club is next Weds - start preparing your feast and be sure to bring picture to share on the board.

Don’t know your mountain folds from your valley folds?
Let the Origami Club straighten you out.
We meet monthly with James Peake, local professional origami artist.
Our next meeting is Wed. Feb. 17th from 2:30-3:45 in the art room #209.
All FHS students are welcome. No experience necessary and all “kami” provided. (That’s paper square in Japanese) Sign up in room 209.

There will be a Spectrum Club Meeting today during Falcon period upstairs.

Congratulations to the FFA members that competed at subdistrict public speaking last night. Firelands was the only school in attendance with a participant in all 5 categories. All members that score in the top 3 of their subdistrict move on to the district contest next week. Not only do four members move on to district contest, those four members all won their divisions.
Congratulations on a great job:
Creed – Lilly Dempsey – 4th place
Creed II – Pablo Barranco – 1st place
Beginning Prepared – Sam Ives – 1st place
Advanced Prepared – Katy Tuggle – 1st place
Extemporaneous – Mike Anadell – 1st place
Good luck to Pablo, Sam, Katy, & Mike as they represent Firelands in the district contest!

SPORTS NEWS:
The track preseason training schedule is as follows for this week:
Thursday: 2:50pm Speed/Core Workout
Friday: 2:50pm Lifting- Throwers

Springs sports will be starting soon. All students need a current OHSAA Physical, Emergency Medical Form, Insurance Waiver, and Concussion form on file to participate.

Softball and Baseball both start on Feb. 22nd.

Track starts on March 7th.

Anyone interested in playing baseball this spring, tryouts will begin on Monday Feb 22nd and run through Friday Feb 26th. All 9th & 10th graders should report from 4:30-6:30, all 11th & 12th graders should report from 6:00-8:00. All tryouts will take place in the gym @ Firelands Elementary School. You MUST have a current physical on file with Trainer Joe in order to participate. If you have any questions please contact Coach Ransom!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:
Aaron Lester


 
Keystone

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If you are planning on taking College Credit Plus courses at Keystone High School or at one of the college campuses and are new to the College Credit Plus Program, you must attend an Information Night. If you weren't able to attend the one we had here on Feb. 4 or at the middle school on Feb. 8, you must attend one that is given in the county.

Do you want to earn a little extra money? The Oberlin Rotary Club is holding a speech contest and there will be 3 winners, with the 1st place winner receiving $150, the second place winner receiving $100, and the 3rd place winner receiving $75. The contest is between only 4 schools: Keystone, Firelands, Oberlin, and the JVS. Each school will send two speakers to the contest at the Rotary club, and so there will be a preliminary competition after school on Friday, 2/19 right after school in room 106. See Mr. Tuttle or pick up the rules sheet for the contest in the office. Your chances of winning a prize are 3 out of 8 if you are selected to represent Keystone, so pick up a rules sheet and get started on your speech!

Are you considering a career or major in the Business field? If so, check out Ohio Business Week, a week-long residential business camp where high school students practice solving real world problems while having a real college experience. OBW 2016 will be hosted at Ohio Dominican University in Columbus during June 19th--25th. Check out www.ohiobusinessweek.org or see your counselor for more info.

Freshmen- your t-shirt or sweatshirt order forms and payment are due to Mr. Tuttle by this Friday.

Seniors: Senior will forms are being distributed in activities for the 2016 yearbook. Fill out your will and return it to Mr. Hogue ASAP. No senior wills will be accepted after Feb. 26. Remember, you can only will to KHS underclassmen and faculty.

NHS is selling pink and red carnations for $2.00 for Valentine's Day. Flowers will be sold during lunch and will be delivered 12th period on Friday. Stop by the table and buy some carnations today!

Calling all artists and environmentalists! An organization called Keep Lorain County Beautiful is looking for a student in Lorain County to design a t-shirt for their Great American Clean Up event, where Lorain County residents volunteer to clean up and beautify our community's parks. The winning design will receive 5 free t-shirts, a certificate of recognition, and a $25 Visa gift card. Submissions must be postmarked by February 26th. If you'd like to enter, see Ms. Redd for a contest entry form.

Do you have interest in the FBI? Do you want to learn more about gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and solving crime cases? If so, the FBI Future Agents in Training program might be for you. The training academy takes place during the week of June 14th-14th. Interested students must be at least 16 years of age, with a 3.0 or higher GPA. See Ms. Redd or Mrs. Branzel for an application, which must be postmarked by March 31st.


 
Midview

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Remember seniors, yearbook pictures will be taken here at the high school Thursday from 6:45-11:00 in Kubuski lobby. If you have not had your senior picture taken by Prestige (formerly known as Woodard), then you will need to have it taken on this Thursday, or you will NOT be in the yearbook – there will be no exceptions. T-shirts, sweatshirts, and team jerseys will not be permitted in your senior picture, and all guys must wear a collared shirt. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Weir in room 215.

Akron University: Has invited us to take a tour of their campus on Friday, March 4th. Students must have a minimum GPA of a 2.5 and at least a 17 on the ACT or are planning on taking the ACT soon. We have a limited number of spots, so if you are interested in attending, sign up in Student Services by next Friday, February 12th. You will be notified if you are selected to attend. This is a great opportunity if you are considering Akron as a future home for your college career!

Seniors: The Elyria Rotary Club scholarship is now available in Student Services. This scholarship is for a student who is actively involved in community service and has shown success in his or her academic endeavors. The scholarship has a total value of $20,000 at $5,000 per year. Applicants must be planning to attend a 4-year college or university as a full-time student with a minimum 2.8 cumulative GPA through the 7th semester. The deadline to apply is April 15th.

Ohio Business Week: Is an exciting week-long residential business camp where high school students practice solving real world problem while having real college experience! Students are immersed in business-related experiences during the week and get to meet inspiring people from across the state. The event is hosted by Ohio Dominican University June 19-June 25th. Visit Student Services for an application today.

Attention any student planning to participate in College Credit Plus next year - Whether it’s here at MHS or at LCCC or another college. If you did NOT participate in College Credit Plus this year, you MUST attend an important informational meeting this Thursday at 6:15 in the APR. Both you and a parent must be present. Attendance will be taken and forms required by the state of Ohio will be handed out and completed at this meeting.
If you cannot attend, you must see your school counselor ASAP. Again, the information presented at this meeting is REQUIRED for any student new to the College Credit Plus program. See you counselor if you have any questions.

Medical Career: Are you interested in exploring a career in the medical field such as exercise science, chiropractic, nutrition, biology and more? Come listen to what Life University has to offer at their medical college along with practitioners in the medical field. The night is hosted by Buckeye High School tomorrow night at 7:00 pm. A reservation is required, so visit Student Services for more information.

Juniors: If you are interested in participating in the TEE program, please have your applications turned in to Miss Katzbach by February 29th. If you have any questions, stop by Student Services to speak with Miss Katzbach.

Choir Students: Congratulations to all the choir students who participated in the Ohio Music Education Association’s District 4 Solo and Ensemble Contest this past Saturday at Tri-C West. All three ensembles from Midview received “superior” or “excellent” ratings, and those who took solos received “superior” and “excellent” ratings as well. Again, congratulations to all who participated!

Want to celebrate Senior Night this Friday AND get in to the basketball game against Avon Lake for FREE? Bring a new, unopened package of socks to the game, and not only will you receive FREE admission, but you’ll also be supporting Midview's National Honor Society in helping those in need. All the socks collected will be donated to a shelter in our area. So, don't forget: bring a new, unopened package of adult socks to the basketball game this Friday!

The senior class’s fundraiser this year is a gift card tree raffle. Tickets will be on sale during lunches and all home basketball games. The cost is $1.00 a ticket or 6 tickets for $5.00. All the food, gas, and movie cards on this tree there are worth over $300! Get your tickets this week for a chance to win big.

Be sure to surprise that special person in your life with a singing Valentine this Thursday during lunch! Valentines are on sale today and tomorrow for $3 during lunch periods. If you want to request a serenade from the Blue Jays, your choices are “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” or “I’ll Be There for You.” If you want to request an enchanting melody from the Silver Belles, your choices are “Marry You” or “Can’t Help Falling in Love.” Don’t miss out on this Midview High School Valentine’s Day tradition! Want to send your sweetheart carnations for Valentine’s Day? Today is the last day Key Club will be selling carnations at lunch for $1.00. Remember, you can’t get outside deliveries to the school, so this is your only chance to surprise your friends, boyfriend, or girlfriend! The carnations will be delivered this Thursday during 2nd period.


 
North Ridgeville

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The community foundation of Lorain County has scholarship money available to North Ridgeville Seniors! If you are a senior and you need money for college please visit
www.peoplewhocare.org/students website and find out if you qualify. Deadline is March 2.

Attention all senior prom committee members, there will be a meeting after school on February 18 in Mrs. Weber’s room, room 346. If you cannot attend please see Mrs. Weber or Mrs. Mahon.

Attention all current sophomores and juniors interested in taking KAP AP American history next school year. There will be a meeting on Thursday, February 11th at 2:30 p.m. in Mr. Jalowiec’s room, 217.

The deadline is coming soon! JVS Applications are due!! Get them in if you want to attend the JVS next year!

Attention students and staff, are you looking for a healthy and great tasting option for lunch? The brand new fresh deli & salad bar is now open in cafeteria. Choose from an array of fresh sliced meats, vegetables, and cheeses, and watch for specialty items such as buffalo chicken and chipotle mayonnaise rotated throughout the week. You can even get your subs toasted, and it is all included with sides and a drink for the full meal price. Stop in today!

Students, check out the updates on the guidance page. We have posted new scholarships, information on the JVS, summer opportunities, NCAA regulations, job opportunities, volunteer opportunities and the 2016-2017 Program of Studies. Scheduling will begin soon. Read the Program of Studies for classes available and all your graduation responsibilities and academic opportunities.


 
Oberlin

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OBERLIN "Daily Announcements" get updated as new announcements come in at
http://www.oberlin.k12.oh.us/Domain/11

"Today's announcements are also available online at:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/17V3QKijE-azZFkaiPmzlVfWQa_vNO33lunEmLQfY1Xo/edit?pli=1

Content tutors are coming back!
There will be content tutoring in math, science, and Spanish after school today in the library!

Feb 12th is American Heart Awareness Day
Please wear pink Friday February 12th to show your support

College Tours
The next college tour is here! The Ninde Office will be visiting the Ohio State University Mansfield Campus on Wednesday, February 24th. Students must have a 2.0 GPA to attend. Sign up on Naviance!

ART CLUB
Art club has designed Heart gram cards. The heart gram will be delivered to your friend or sweetheart on Friday morning.

SPORTS
Softball and Baseball
There will be throwing Wednesday and Friday this week at 7:15.

Happy Birthday to
Ravon Eisom
Maddy Hennessey
Shyenne Miller


 
Wellington

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College Credit Plus - Informational meeting on Thursday, February 18 at 6pm. in the high school cafeteria. ANY student interested in taking college classes next school year must attend this meeting with a parent. See Mr. Gallion if you cannot attend.

Student Council: Wooden roses that were sold during lunch mods will be delivered today, Thursday, February 11.

Key Club: Carnations will be delivered today, Thursday, February 11th.

Civil War Club will have a brief meeting Thursday after school. The Lincoln Ball will be held on Saturday, February 13th. Please arrive at 5:30 and don’t forget to bring your dish.

REMINDER TO ALL STUDENTS: No phones, head phones or ear buds out in the hallways.

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