The 2013-14 Basketball season officially ended with the awards banquet on Febuary 25th. This year’s team was an exceptional squad with a record of 8 wins and 1 loss. That ties the school record for fewest losses in a season. The team voted Cody Porche Team MVP and Ian Pippert-Ladd Most Improved. Cody, Madeline Pugh, Arthur Wolf, and Casey Pippert-Ladd had a combined high school record of 39-13. What a great season! Other members of the team included Elliot Kowalski, Gunnar Auger, Jessica Krueger, Meredith Engel, Carter Pugh, Tom Chrysler, Sophia Schroeder, Tyler King, and Ericson Booker.
Put-in-Bay High School is pleased to announce Nicholas (Zoly) Urge as the class of 2014’s valedictorian and Madeline Pugh as the salutatorian. These two students have worked diligently for four years. Both students will speak at the graduation ceremony on June 6th. Additionally, Zoly has been named the Franklin B. Walter Scholar for Ottawa County. The Ohio Educational Service Center Association gives this award to a top student in each Ohio county. Zoly will represent Put-in-Bay and Ottawa County at an awards program in Columbus. Congratulations to Zoly and Madeline.
Congratulations to our high school Quiz Bowl Team on their two victories on the WBGU-TV “Brain Game” show. Members of the team include Zoly Urge, Elliot Kowalski, Anna Rence, Carter Pugh, Sophia Schroeder, and Meredith Engel. The team’s next live competition will be held on April 10th at WBGU. The date for that competition to be aired remains to be determined.
From March 10-28 the Student Council sponsored a campaign called Pennies for Patients–it benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Last year the students and staff of Put-in-Bay School donated $411.32 to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The hope this year is to raise $500.00. As of March 20 the students were on their way to achieving their goal.
On March 19, the Student Council held a dance in the school’s multi-purpose room for the kindergarten through sixth grade students. The theme, “Under the Sea,” was a big hit with the festively dressed elementary students. Student Council members entertained their younger guests with music and dancing. Congratulations to the Student Council for planning, decorating, and hosting this fun experience for their younger fellow Put-in-Bay students! The high school prom will be at The Crew’s Nest on Saturday, April 26. This year’s theme is “Hollywood.”
The Board of Education is reviewing our attendance and vacation policies. Our objectives are for parents and students to give the school two weeks notice before scheduled appointments, and to limit the number of days students miss school for vacations. We want to encourage families to plan vacation trips during the scheduled breaks we provide on the school calendar. The Board of Education is also exploring the implementation of a random drug testing policy. Our objective is to give our children another reason to say, “NO.” With the possibility of being tested and losing school privileges, random drug testing may be one way we can limit risk-taking behavior. We have invited a representative from Firelands Hospital to speak and to answer questions at the May board meeting, tentatively scheduled for Thursday, May 15 at noon. The public is encouraged to attend.
On Friday, April 25 at 9:30 and 10:30am, the public is invited to our “Animal Magic Assembly.” Each year we try to bring in an entertaining and educational presentation and this year’s should be a fun one!