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October 23, 2014 - Daily Announcements


WHAT? Celebrate My Drive encourages teens to make positive choices as they begin driving, like 2N2 – 2 eyes on the road, 2 hands on the wheel.
WHY? More teens die from car crashes than any other cause – and the first year is the most dangerous.
WHEN? U. S. National Teen Driver Safety Week, October 15-24, 2014.
WHO? High school students age 14+, along with their schools, communities, friends and families, uniting to take part in local Celebrate My Drive events and make safe driving commitments. The 100 high schools with the most commitments will be awarded a total of $3.25 million* in grants:
 2 schools receive $100,000 grant and a Grand Prize Concert by GRAMMY Nominated The Band Perry.
 8 schools get a $100,000 grant
 90 schools get a $25,000 grant
Learn more and register your commitment at celebratemydrive.com

ACT For Practice: This is an opportunity for you to take an actual ACT Test without it being on your record. Sat. Nov. 8, 20114. Please see your school counselor for more details. Registration deadline Oct. 31st.

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

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

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


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Class of 2015 Senior t-shirts are available for a cost of $10 (short-sleeve) and $14 (long-sleeve). See Mrs. Stack at the High School if you are interested in purchasing!

November 5 - Woodard will be at Steele High School on November 5th for Senior Pictures. If you did not get your senior picture taken by Woodard, please stop in the office at Steele or call 440-988-4433 to schedule a time for your yearbook headshot picture. JVS students will be scheduled from 7:00 - 7:30a.m. and there will be a bus available to take the students back to the JVS.

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

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

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

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


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

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Avon Lake

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Think about it. What could our school do with a $100,000 grant? New equipment, smart boards, tables for courtyard, school website. We can’t win Celebrate My Drive without your support. We want you to be safe drivers and passengers, and ask you to make a safe driving commitment today. Go to www.celebratemydrive.com . Remember to buckle up, every trip, every time.

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

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

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

Avon Lake City Schools is proud to launch FIT KIDS from your school dietitian
Interested in learning more about nutrition and fitness?
This is for you! FIT KIDS TEXT!
• Receive 1 text every week on healthy eating and activity.
• Find out about school community fitness and nutrition happenings
• Get new ideas for recipes, good nutrition and fun activities
• Increase your knowledge on healthy living and being your best
To start getting messages, enroll now: Text @fitkidsh to 440-638-5708

Guidance - College Visits – Scholarships

BGSU 10/23/2014 1st Period
Kent State 11/7/2014 Periods 4/5
Stop by and visit with a Tri-C representative on Monday, October 27th. Representative will be in the Commons during all lunch periods.

Grooving with Mr. Joel is back! Mr. Joel Reichlin from LACADA (Lorain County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services) will be here this Thursday, October 23 during 11th and 12th periods to discuss the tough issues facing teens today. Check in with your 11th or 12th period study hall monitor, then join Mr. Joel in room 142.

Find out how to improve your score on the ACT! ACT For Practice is being held Saturday, November 8th at the Educational Service Center of Lorain County. Visit the Guidance Announcements webpage at http://www.avonlakecityschools.org/staff/guidance/announcements for complete information and a registration form. Deadline for Registration: October 31, 2014

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


Clubs and Organizations
Have you been dreaming of the perfect Spring Break trip? Dream no more…Spring Break 2016…off to Europe we go! Starting in London, St Paul’s Cathedral for Easter and Big Ben, the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre in Paris, and the Royal Palace and Prado Museum in Madrid, just to name a few of our stops. Come to the informational meeting to find out more: Wednesday, November 5th at 6:30 p.m.in Room 166 at Avon Lake High School. Questions? See Mrs. Storer (room 166) or Mrs. Gemelas (room 231). YOU’RE NOT GOING TO WANT TO MISS THIS TRIP! SPACE IS LIMITED…DO NOT DELAY!

ATTENTION SPANISH CLUB MEMBERS: There will be a VERY important merting on Wednesday, November 5th in room 231 at 7:20 am or 2:55 pm. PLEASE plan to attend in order to receive our Holiday Service Project Outline with dates and times. See Seńora Gemelas in room 231 if you have any questions.

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

Attention Swimmers and Divers interested in participating on the Avon Lake High School Swimming & Diving Team this season. There will be a brief meeting after school at 3:00 pm on Friday, October 31 in the Commons Fish Bowl.


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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 students and parents: The Brookside 2014-2015 yearbooks are now on sale! This year's theme is Brookside Reflections. We will be looking back at the school over the years as we prepare to move to the new building next year. The book will serve as a great memento of the last year in the current Brookside building. You can order your book at jostensyearbooks.com. Contact Mrs. Rion if you have any questions.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN CHEERLEADING? Come to the BHS Gym on Thursday, October 23 from 5-7pm for an Informational Meeting and to learn what you'll be tested on during the tryout. Tryouts will be on Saturday, October 25th from 8-10am in the BHS Gym. Questions are to be directed to Coach Eastin at cheercoacheastin@gmail.com.


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Clearview is offering FREE OGT tutoring after school throughout the month of October. The schedule is posted in the Clearview display case in Quarry Room B and in Student Services. See Mr. Wilde with questions.

Words of Wisdom: “You make a living from what you get, but you make a life from what you give.”

Mrs. Kazel and Mrs. Ternes

There are Girls Basketball Tryouts on Thursday October 30 from 3-5 and Friday October 31 from 3 - 4:30 pm for all girls interested in playing basketball this season, grades 9-12.

The representative from Bowling Green State University will be here at 1pm on Thursday, October 23. Make sure you sign up in the guidance office and have a teacher signature form signed.

Any summer reading books not returned to the library by Friday, Oct. 24 will added to the debt list in the office. PLEASE get your books to Miss Cokain ASAP!

Do you want to have a chance to have your own pictures be in the yearbook? Download the ReplayIt App from IOS or Android, and you can upload your pictures directly from your smart phone for consideration in the 2015 Yearbook. You can also upload them to the ReplayIt website from your computer at www.replayit.com.

Ms. Pascoe and Mr. D 'that's juice" are starting up a new club here at Clearview. Students Against Destructive Decisions, otherwise known as SADD, is a club to promote Healthy Decision Making and Lifestyles. Come and join us on Wed. Oct. 22 from 2:50 - 3:30 to find out more information and have some fun!

Extra Junior High Yearbooks are available for sale from past years. Yearbooks from 2008-2009 (when current seniors were in 6th grade) are available. Also, yearbooks from 2011-2012 (when current sophomores were in 7th grade and current Juniors were in 8th grade) are for sale.
And finally, yearbooks from 2012-2013 (freshman were in 7th, sophomores were in 8th) are available. Please see Mrs. Southard at Durling for more details.

HOBY Essays are due in the Guidance Office to Mrs. Howard by Wednesday 10/22 for students who are interested in attending the Youth Leadership Seminar at Ohio Northern University. The essay should answer the question What is leadership? And give an example of how you are a leader. See Mrs. Howard if you have questions.

WEDNESDAY, October 22, 2014
JVS Special Ed Assessments
8:15 am President’s Club Meeting
8:30-11:00 Guidance JVS Meeting
Lunch Air Force
1:50 pm English Department meeting

THURSDAY, October 23, 2014 (1st grading period ends)
JVS Special Ed Assessments
11:00 am PAC Principal meeting
12-3:00 pm LCAAA Meeting (Collier)
1:00 pm BGSU
3:30 pm Scholastic Challenge HOME vs. Vermilion

FRIDAY, October 24, 2014
JVS Special Ed Assessments
7:00 pm Varsity Football AWAY @ Lutheran West

SATURDAY, October 25, 2014
10:00 am JV Football HOME vs. Lutheran West
10-2:00 pm Drama Rehearsal (Auditorium)
6:00 pm Athletic Booster “Night at the Races” St.
Vincent DePaul Church

Wens Pizza, vegetables, fruit and milk
Thursday Eagle tostado, sweet potato fries, cookie, fruit and milk
Friday Meatball sub, side salad, fruit and milk


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General Information:
Picture retake day is Friday, October 24 from 8:00 am until 10:00 am. Picture retake forms are available in the main office. Please bring your entire packet of original pictures if you were unhappy with your portraits. These photographs will be retaken free of charge. Students who were absent that day should pick up a packet from Mrs. Kobe in the main office. All students who were not photographed in September need to be photographed for ID purposes even if you do not plan to purchase pictures.

Key club is looking for volunteers on Sunday, October 26 to help with the PTA’s trick or treat street. See the posted announcements for details.

Time is running out to decorate your homeroom door to promote Breast Cancer Awareness. Judging of homeroom doors will take place on Friday, October 24th. The winning homeroom will receive donuts for the whole class.

If you are looking for a part time job Panera in Strongsville is hiring! There immediate openings with flexible schedules and competitive wages. Stop in and ask for a manager at either location, 17090 Royalton Road or at SouthPark Mall. See the flyer outside the main office for more details.

Guidance News:
Any senior girls interested in the Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship, please sign-up in the Guidance Office by Friday, October 24th. There is a timed essay portion that will be completed on October 27th, and the finalist will need to also complete a personal essay by October 30th. Please see Miss Neff for more information.

College Visitations: The following schools will be visiting CHS during the few weeks: Students need to sign up no later than 1st period the day of the visit.
Tri C: Thursday, Oct. 23 from 11:15-12:45 in the cafeteria
Kent State University: Monday, November 3 at 8:30 am.
Sign up in the guidance office if you are interested in attending any of these sessions.

Meetings for the Week:
Winter Cheerleading meeting: Thursday, October 23 at 2:30 pm in the cafeteria. Contact Mr. Jump if you cannot attend this meeting.

Attention all baseball players. There will be a brief, mandatory baseball meeting in coach Ramsey's room on Monday, October 27th immediately after school. If you plan on playing baseball this year you must be present. Those of you that can't make the meeting please see Coach Ramsey before the meeting.

Sports News:
The boy’s soccer team was defeated in the second overtime period last night by Oberlin 3-2.
Nate Hite scored five minutes into the game with unassisted shot from 10 yards out. The half ended 1-0 Raiders. The boys continued to put pressure on Oberlin when Wolf Loos gave an assisted pass to Curt Welker who finished the goal from left side of the penalty area from 12 yards out. Oberlin scored two goals within an eight minute span to tie the game. The Raiders had their opportunities for the remainder of the game but could not find the back of the net. In the first overtime period the Raiders had the wind behind and again had scoring chances but the period ended. Oberlin scored five minutes into the second period for the win. The coaching staff and players would like to thank the students, parents, alumni and fans for their support last night in the heavy rain, 40 degree temps and high winds. Congratulations to the team for winning the Patriot Conference this year. WE are Columbia!

Parents’ night for the Football team, cheerleaders and band members is Friday, October 24. Parent night forms need to be turned in to Mr. Jump asap.

Birthdays for Today: Mr. Campbell

Articles posted but not read each day:
The Junior Class has extended our flip flop sale! For just $20 you can show your Raider spirit! Please support the class of 2016 in their Prom fundraising.

Key club is looking for volunteers on Sunday, October 26 to help with the PTA’s trick or treat street. This free event is a safe alternative to trick or treating and will be held at the Lorain County Metro Park, Columbia branch from 11:00am and 2:30 pm. Volunteers will be passing out candy and running games. This is a great service opportunity for NHS current and future members and is good for college applications. See Ms. Rothgery to sign up or if you have questions.

The world needs to know your inner artist! Participate in PTA Reflections Fine Arts Competition. Open to Columbia Students K-12. Choreograph a dance, produce a film, write a poem or story, compose a song, take a picture or create a piece of visual art and tell us your interpretation of the theme: “The World Would Be a Better Place If...” Informational meeting will be held Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at the Copopa/CMS Library or contact Nancy Geiger at Nancy.Geiger@hotmail.com for more details. Local deadline: January 5th, 2015.

Are you looking for an afterschool job? The Lorain Public Library Columbia branch is looking for a student library aide. This position is up to 15 hours a week and pays $7.96. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age. See the posting outside the main office for more details.

Attention all students: The 2014-2015 Yearbooks can still be preordered for the $60 price
now through Nov. 14th. Order at jostensyearbooks.com or by picking up an order form in the main office.

School Fees: All current year and past year school fees were due on WEDNESDAY, October 1 These fees must be paid before students can use school transportation for extra curricular activities. You may pay your school fees through the payforit system online through the school’s website. You may also pay in the main office at CHS. If you have questions about your school fees, please see Mrs. Kobe in the main office.

Oberlin College will be hosting virtual panels for prospective students during the fall semester: October 29, and December 9. These panels will be a chance for students to ask current Oberlin students about their experiences on campus. Each panel will be livestreamed through the Oberlin blogs and will be archived on the blog for later watching. They will be able to take questions through the blogs or from the Admissions Facebook page. For a link to these pages, please see Miss Neff.

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

The Parent Portal in PowerSchool is now open and can be accessed. Parent/Student logins and passwords remain the same as last year. A new version of the Mobile App is now available and will prompt you for a District Mobile Registration code which is ZZGS. The link for the App can be downloaded from the Parent Portal or found on the App store. If you have trouble accessing your account please call the school at 440-236-5001 for assistance.

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


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Student Against Bullying:
October is Anti-bullying Month and the Students Against Bullying will be set up in the lunch room for you to sign the pledge. Look for us before school and during 6th & 7th period. Join us in making a commitment to stop bullying! Be Caring! Be Daring!

The Pioneers played Midview for the District Semifinals. Elyria was able to come out on top with a score of 25-20, 19-25, 25-14 and 28-26. The Pioneers were led by Tyra Darden with 24 kills and 31 digs, Sybil Roseboro with 19 kills and 21 digs, 3 block solos and 1 block assist, and Mariah Johnson with 11 kills and 4 block assists. Emily Gonzalez set 151/154 with 49 assists. Carly Bachna and Alison Guerini contributed 14 digs each. Elyria advances to the District Final to face conference rival Brunswick on Thursday.

Football Tickets:
Tickets for the last home game of the season will be on sale in the Athletic Office this week. Sales will continue at 7:30 a.m. and go until 3:00 p.m. today, and Thursday. Friday we will sell until the end of 7th period lunch. Please come out to support the Pink Out and our Seniors as they play in their final home game of the season.

Attention Student Council members:
See Mrs. Biltz during the day or after school to pick up you fundraising packet. Check the schedule on my office door, Room 309W.

Pink Out:
There will be a $1 jeans day Friday for Breast Cancer Awareness! Students can wear jeans if they donate $1, since Friday is the PINK OUT game; let's also try to wear PINK!

OGT Testing:
Next week begins OGT testing for those students who still need to pass a section of the test. If you did not receive a notice in homeroom about where you need to test, please speak with your team counselor or see Mr. Newark in the main office.

Student Credit Union Branch:
Students don’t forget to stop by the Student Branch today to complete any banking transactions with your Credit Union representative in the student cafeteria. Looking for a place to complete your banking needs? Then stop by and speak with the Credit Union representative to see how they can help you with your financial planning.

FACS Club:
Reminder: The FACS club after school work day is Thursday, rescheduled from last week.

The LEO Club meets today in room 216 after school. Reduce, reuse, recycle: The Elyria LEO Club needs clear 2-liter bottles. Please drop them off in room 216.

Gender Equality Movement:
The Gender Equality Movement will meet Thursday October 30 in room 207W. Any person wishing to run for an office should bring their paper to that meeting or give it to Mrs. Bier in room 207W. Thanks

Book Fair:
The Herald is sponsoring a book fair fund raiser at Barnes & Noble, Crocker Park, on Sunday, Oct. 26 & 27. There is also an author signing on Monday, Oct. 27. Holly Black, author of The Spiderwick Chronicles, and Cassandra Clare, author of City of Bones will be there at 6:30. Buy some books and get their autographs!

Anime Club:
Anime is meeting this Friday - Halloween party planning this Friday 10/24/14. All members are welcome who want to help planning and creating decorations.

Attention Seniors:
Any senior interested in being the Senior Class Poet please see Mrs. Baytos in Room 224, periods 1st thru 6th, or in the Senior Class Office 7th & 8th periods, located in the Team 1/4 office. The last day to sign up is this Friday.

EHS Band Zombie Walk:
Your marching band is hosting a Zombie Walk. The walk will take place on Wednesday night, October 29th right here at EHS. Registration for the walk will begin at 6pm and the walk will begin at 7pm. There is a small registration fee of $5 to participate in the walk. If you also need makeup, there will be an additional $5 charge. Anyone is permitted to attend so come on out on October 29th and be a Zombie for the night.


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JUNIORS: do you want to be involved in putting on the best prom ever? Do you love decorating, organizing, and planning? We want you to join the Junior Prom Committee! Sign-ups are located outside of Ms. Sparks’ room, and our first meeting will be today, October 22nd after school. See Ms. Sparks or a class officer with any questions!

Please join TLC for the “Keep Kids Warm” drive for The Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland. For motivation, the top second period class in the high school will have a breakfast with TLC. The drive will last through today. For this collection we will need new socks, gloves, and hats. With as many donations as possible, we can work together to get enough supplies to help kids in need. After three days, the top 2nd period class with the most items per students will be treated to a free breakfast.

Attention Seniors: It’s time to vote for the Class of 2015 shirt design. Your classmates submitted drawings for the design, and your class officers have narrowed down the designs to three options. Please take a few moments this week to vote online at bit.ly/fhstshirt2015 . You may vote for your favorite design until Friday afternoon at noon. Be sure to login to you Firelands google account to cast your vote.
Mrs. Notarberardino and the Class of 2015 officers would like to thank Rachel Nitchman, Brad Midkiff, Alex Hertensteiner, Ashley Rister, and Maisie Bonnett for submitting t-shirt designs.


Attention all boys soccer players there is a mandatory team meeting at the SAMS Soccer Stadium this Thursday Oct. 23rd at 3pm. A shuttle bus will be provided to get everyone to the field. It will be Bus 2, the last bus in line, during Phase one. Every player is to bring their uniform to turn in.

Fall Senior Appreciation Night will be held on Friday, October 31st. The Event will take place before the home football game. All Senior Athletes must complete Senior Appreciation form and submit to Mr. Brown or Student Council President Taylor Odom by Friday, October 24th, 2014!

Wrestling info:
The Wrestling Team is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner November 1st, at the Vermilion VFW. Please see a member of the wrestling team for dinner tickets and 50/50 tickets. November 4th, is the wrestling parent meeting. If you are interested in wrestling this year please see Coach Malave for more information. The wrestling team needs to turn in the gear order forms, and money to Coach Malave. *All Checks made to Firelands Wrestling.

Attention potential boys’ basketball players - please make sure you have an updated physical on file with Trainer Joe before the November 7th tryout. Physical forms can be found in the office or on the school’s website.

Any girls interested in playing basketball must have their physical turned in before tryouts on Oct. 31st. See Coach Kudela for physical forms.

Casey Koepp
Joshua Shieferstein


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Reminder to all seniors participating in Senior Release. You must have your Wildcat Giveback forms submitted to Mr. Gibson by Friday at 2:10pm to be eligible for senior release during the 2nd quarter. If you need another form, please see Mr. Gibson.

The Y4Y meeting scheduled for TODAY has been CANCELLED. We are sorry for this inconvenience. It has been rescheduled for Monday, 10/27 from 2:15-2:45.

If you have not completed your 6 community service hours, you will be ineligible for senior release during the 2nd quarter.

If you did not fill out a form for the 1st quarter and you completed 6 hours of community service and you have at least a 2.5 GPA, please apply through the form available in the main office.

There will be a SENIOR parent info night on Thursday at 6:30 PM in Room 124, hosted by the guidance department and College Now. Topics will include the college application process, scholarships, and more. Please encourage your parents/guardians to attend!

Homecoming pictures are in. If you ordered one, stop in at the office and pick it up!

Seniors: If you have not turned in your Cats Day form, please do so by Thursday or you will be marked as an unexcused Absence for that day.

Seniors, are you a student who is interested in pursuing a nursing degree after graduation? Ursuline College invites students with a 3.0 GPA and a 24 on the ACT to apply for their three-year cohort by November 1st for priority consideration. Visit ursuline.edu or see Mrs. Redd for more information.

Anyone interested in playing Academic Challenge this year, there will be a meeting TODAY after school in Mr. Habenicht's room. The meeting should last 15 minutes.

Scholarship of the Week: The Lorain County Township Association is offering three $1,500 scholarships to high school seniors. Students must reside in an Ohio township and plan to attend a two or four-year Ohio college or university next fall. Check out the Scholarships page on the Guidance web site for more info!

If you received a notice that you were selected to be a Big Cat peer mentor, there will be a MANDATORY orientation/training session TODAY after school in Room 124. Please arrive promptly at 2:15. The meeting should conclude by 3:00. Any questions, see Mrs. Redd or Mrs. Turner.

Attention Y4Y members: Please plan on attending a brief meeting after school TODAY!

A sign-up sheet for Rake for a Difference Day (RADD) is on the Y4Y bulletin board. Please give your time on Saturday, Nov 1 and help clean up leaves for members of our wonderful community! For more information, please see Mrs. Robinson or Mrs. Dove-Deal. Anyone who participates will receive Community Service hours!!!

The Keystone High School band and choirs will be presenting a fall concert TONIGHT, at 7pm in the KHS Cafetorium. This concert will also feature our first-ever Parents and Staff Choir! Come support your musically talented friends! There is no charge for admission.

Do you love Chipotle? Come support the Keystone Choirs by dining at the Chipotle in Elyria from 4-8pm on Thursday, October 23. Please see Mrs. Pearce or a choir member to obtain a flyer. You must bring the flyer with you when you go to eat!

Bowlers: Open bowling is held every Wednesday at Strike Out Lanes in Wellington from 4-5:30 and the cost is $5.00!

Do you have a grandparent or know of a senior citizen that lives in Lagrange? If so, please invite them to the Senior Citizen Breakfast on October 30 at 9am in the KHS Cafetorium. This event is sponsored by FCCLA and Y4Y. There is no cost to attend but we do need the senior citizens to RSVP to Ms. Heffernan at 440-355-5132 x1157 or by emailing Shannon.heffernan@keystone.k12.oh.us.

National Honor Society is encouraging students to make a commitment to safe driving. Once a day until October 24, go to CelebrateMyDrive.com and sign up. Our school could win $100,000! Invite your friends and family to join us. Anyone age 14 and up can participate. Remember 2N2 - 2 eyes on the road, 2 hands on the wheel!


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

Seniors: Jostens will return Thursday during lunches to take your graduation, announcement, and cap and gown orders. Please turn in your order at this time. If you were absent for the Josten’s presentation, or if you have any questions, see Mr. Filipiak in room 220. Extra packets are available in the office and in room 220.

International Club: This Friday, October 24th, International Club will be meeting in Mrs. Eastin’s room, room 106, at 2:30. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Machella McClanahan or Alex Ellis.

Red Ribbon Week: In an effort to promote the awareness of drug and alcohol abuse, this week is Red Ribbon Week. Did you know that 100 people die each day from overdosing on prescription drugs? If you or someone you know needs help, please talk to a guidance counselor. Tomorrow’s theme is “Put your best foot forward in classic style” so, wear your prettiest dress or best tie, or dress up like a teacher.

Trunk or Treat is Wednesday, October 29th. In this event, children from the district go trick or treating out of the trunks of students’ cars in the High School parking lot! If you would you like to try out your Halloween costume before our Halloween assembly, here’s your chance -- sign up to decorate your trunk and pass out candy. Forms are available in the main office.

Volleyball: Elyria defeated the varsity volleyball team last night in 4 games. Cassie Haight had 19 kills, 16 digs and was 14/15 serving with 1 ace, Cayla James had 27 digs, Alyssa Seljan had 6 kills and 8 digs, while Paige Surman had 1 solo and 3 assist blocks, and Hannah Bell went 95/99 setting with 26 assists. It was a great season with an overall record of 14-11 – good job, Lady Middies!

Happy Birthday to Cassandra Hall and Jared Hutman.

North Ridgeville

NR: Seniors will be called down to meet with their associate school counselors in Students Services today (Wednesday, 10/22) . Students will be called down individually. Seniors should bring their future plans sheet with them if they have not already turned them in to Mrs. Sarringhaus.

Want to get important updates regarding LCJVS and North Ridgeville High School? Sign up for your school’s REMIND text/email messaging system! Just send the message “@mrssarri” to (234) 312-6852 or visit www.remind.com/join/mrssarri to sign up!

Operation Zombie Strike is now at Swings-n-Things. Purchase your tickets through www.store.sntfun.com/retail/NRR and receive $4 off the ticket price, plus Ranger Parent Club will receive $3 for each ticket. Flyers are available in the office.

Anyone interested in auditioning for the North Ridgeville High School Jazz Band please make your way to the band room before or after school to pick up audition materials and sign up for a time. You do not have to be in concert or symphonic band to audition. Auditions will run after school today through October 27th. If you have any questions please see Ms. Ackerman.

The Anti-Bullying Committee would like all NRHS students and staff to join in on the anti-bully awareness month and take and pass a compliment. Blue and purple flyers are located in hallways throughout the school. Simply tear a compliment for yourself or share with a friend.

Attention all Prom Committee Members candy money is due to Mrs. Weber in room 346 today at the latest.

The 2014 Cleveland Stache Dash will take place on Saturday, November 1st, starting with the 1-Mile Fun Run at 8:45 AM and the 5K at 9:00 AM. To receive the discounted cost, register at www.nridgeville.org/parksandrec before 8:00 AM on October 30th. The early registration cost is $15 for the 1-Mile Fun Run and $20 for the 5K. If you have any questions, please contact Kevin at (440) 353-0825 or kfougerousse@nridgeville.org.

Key Club members, there will be a meeting in Mrs. Ziegler's room after school today. Please bring your unsold candy and money.

The National Honor Society parking spot raffle is back Rangers! NHS will be selling raffle tickets outside of the lunch rooms during lunch periods from the 27th till the 31st for the parking spot right outside the door to the social studies hallway.

Show your team spirit by joining us for a fundraiser to support North Ridgeville Academic Recognition Committee. Just come into the N. Ridgeville Chipotle today, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Bring the flyer to Chipotle, show it on your smartphone, or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause. Chipotle will donate 50% of the proceeds to ARC.

Champions 4 Life will be hosting our 2nd annual Halloween Costume Contest on Friday, October 31st!
If you would like to participate in this event, please purchase a wristband during lunch periods from Monday Oct 20th through Wed, Oct 29th. Cost of a band is $2. Proceeds go to Champions 4 Life and also towards the cash prizes. ONLY STUDENTS WHO PURCHASE A BAND MAY WEAR A COSTUME ON THAT DAY.
There will be a costume contest that day with cash prizes for the following categories:
Best Superhero, Most Unique, Best Group Costumes, Gender switch!
As always, please adhere to the Ranger dress code when choosing costumes.

The University of Findlay and Bowling Green State University will be here today to talk with any interested student. The Findlay will arrive at 10:30 AM and Bowling Green will arrive at 1:30 PM. The Ohio State University and Walsh University will be here on Thursday with Ohio State arriving at 9:15 AM and Walsh at 11:15 AM. If interested in talking to any of the following colleges please get your visitation form from the Guidance Office.


Want to get important updates regarding LCJVS and Oberlin High School? Sign up for your school’s REMIND text/email messaging system! Just send the message “@sarringhau” to (234) 312-6852 or visit www.remind.com/join/sarringhau to sign up!

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

Seniors!! Design this year’s yearbook cover! See Ms. Parrish for specifications. Designs are due by October 24th!

College Access
The Ninde Office will be taking their first College Tour to Baldwin Wallace University on Wednesday, October 29th. The bus will be leaving at 10:15 am. Sign up on Naviance and see Ms. Reynolds for more details.

Blood Drive
Please sign up for the OHS blood drive which will take place October 24. You must be at least 16 years old to donate and if you are 16 you must have a yellow slip filled out by your parent/guardian and turned into Ms. Tolbert-Brown by October 22, 2014. Please sign up during lunch periods. See Torie Middlebrooks or Ms. Tolbert-Brown. The more people we have sign up to donate the more scholarships we are able to give. Remember to eat a good breakfast that morning.

Girls Basketball
Attention girl's with a possible interest in playing basketball this year. There will be open gyms after school this week today, Wed and Thursday from 3:30-5:00. The season is fast approaching with the first day of practice being Friday, Oct 31st. If you are interested, please make it a point to attend open gym.


Want to get important updates regarding LCJVS and Wellington High School? Sign up for your school’s REMIND text/email messaging system! Just send the message “@wellingtoj” to (330)272-9543 or visit www.remind.com/join/wellingtoj to sign up!

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

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!

Seniors – The officers need your ideas for class color, motto, flower, and t-shirt design. Submit your written suggestions by placing them in the star-shaped box in the high school main office. Deadline for submission is Wednesday, October 22. For more information, contact any senior officer or Mr. Perry.

Guidance News:
• The ASVAB test will be given to juniors and seniors on December 2nd. The test is free and will be given to the first 25 students that register. Sign up in the guidance office.

Seniors interested in the Washington D.C. trip that didn’t receive contract paperwork will need to pick up a packet from Mrs. Campo in the library or Mr. Quinn. A reminder: the paperwork and the $100 deposit are due to Mr. Quinn by November 19th. Checks need to be made out to 20th Century Tours.

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