Put-in-Bay School News – by Steve Poe, Superintendent
Once again this year our school will utilize “School Messenger” to inform parents of important announcements, such as school closings or delays. We will now make this available to everyone in our community. If you would like to be notified by text or voice message of school closings or delays, announcements of events, etc., please contact the school at 419-285-3614 to sign up.
Our volleyball team completed a very exciting season. Their final record of 4-6 does not reflect the competitiveness and improvement the girls displayed. The Panthers lost five of their six games in the fifth set! The girls also hosted a “Volley 4 a Cure” game and raised over 250 dollars for breast cancer research. Good job, Panthers! The team was led by seniors Erin Urge, Gwena Market, and Tatyana Kowalski; junior Lauren Peter; sophomores Hannah Lentz and Alex Knauer; and freshmen Nora Ladd, Elena Schroeder, and Lucy Schneider. We would like to thank Patrick Myers and WPIB.com for broadcasting our games.
November brings another cross-country season to an end. Once again our runners enjoyed beautiful fall training on South Bass Island. The Put-in-Bay team, made up of 13 runners ranging in grades 7 through 12, competed each weekend at seven area meets and the Miller Boat Line 5K. Our younger runners learned the ‘ins and outs’ of the sport, with some running and competing for the first time. They all strived to improve their time with every race. Our veteran runners worked equally as hard; freshman Blake Booker and junior Lauren Peter clocked the fastest finish times. This year we say goodbye to senior Erin Urge who has been running cross-country at Put-in-Bay School since her 7th-grade year.
Now that November is upon us, basketball season is here! Coach Craig Schuffenecker will coach both the junior high and high school teams, and Ms. Riley Conway will be our cheerleading advisor. We have enough players to field both a boys and girls high school team, while the junior high will remain co-ed. Come support the teams every Saturday morning this winter or listen to the games on WPIB Radio.
On Friday, November 3 from 5:00 to 7:00pm the Annual Harvest Dinner will take place at Tipper’s Lounge. We encourage everyone to enjoy a traditional turkey dinner with us and support the Gustav Heineman Scholarship. Dinner prices are the following: Adults, $10; Senior Citizens, $8; Children 12 and under, $5. A special thanks in advance to Woody Widmar for all his time and effort in making dinner for us and to the Niese family for allowing us to use their restaurant.
On Friday, November 10 at 11:15am, Put-in-Bay students will honor our veterans. A student-led program will take place in the school’s gymnasium, and all veterans are encouraged to attend, along with the public. Thank you, veterans, for your service to our country.
Congratulations to seventh grader, Macy Ladd for winning the State Severe Weather Poster Contest this past summer. On October 20, representatives from the Emergency Management Agency and the County Commissioner’s Office presented Macy with her trophy. Kate Hubner, second grade, was also recognized for being a regional finalist. Congratulations girls!
Our eighth graders (Kate Byrnes, Max Hristovski, and Jacob King) came in third place out of five teams at the Ottawa County Academic Challenge Competition on October 19. Our students study hard to prepare for this competition and do well each year. Whereas the schools we compete against pick their 4-8 brightest students in each grade, we have all our students compete. Great job kids!
Parent / Teacher conferences are scheduled for Wednesday, November 1 from 3:30 – 6:30pm and Wednesday and November 8 from 1:00 to 4:00pm. Parents are encouraged to call the school office at 419-285-3614 to make an appointment.
NOTE: Due to the second session of parent / teacher conferences on Wednesday, November 8 from 1:00 to 4:00, students will be dismissed from school at noon.