School News – by Steve Poe, Superintendent
The Harvest Dinner on November 3 was a huge success. Over 290 dinners were served, with the proceeds going to the Gustav Heineman Scholarship. This amounted to $2,279 this year! We want to thank the many businesses who donated food and the Niese family for allowing us to use Tipper’s Lounge. We especially want to recognize the efforts of Woody Widmar who worked in the kitchen for two days preparing the delicious turkey meal.
Congratulations to our National Honor Society for collecting 203 pounds of candy for “Operation Gratitude,” an organization that sends care packages filled with hygiene products, handmade items, snacks, and letters of appreciation to U.S. troops, first responders, veterans, military families, and wounded heroes and their care givers.
The PIBHS Environmental Club would like to send out a big “Thank You!” to the students and community members who helped to make the 4th annual pie bake-off fundraiser a lip-smacking success. Not a crumb was left at the end of the competition and only a few votes separated the prize winners: Cody Kowalski, Karen Burris, Tatey Kowalski, and Lisa Brohl. Prizes were donated by: Yard Works, The Crews Nest, Sand Bar, and The Perry Group.
Our basketball teams have their home opener on Saturday, December 2, vs. Mansfield Temple Christian. Coach Schuffenecker returns a number of talented players from last year, including seniors Justin Wilhelm and Erin Urge. Go Panthers!
- The Put-in-Bay Recreation Committee is hosting “Breakfast with Santa” on Sunday, December 10 at 11:30am at the Town Hall.
- Our annual holiday concert is scheduled for Tuesday, December 19 at 7:00pm.
- We are looking for parent volunteers to help with opening and maintaining the ice rink. From snow removal to watering, drying out and coiling hoses to ice repair. This is not a one-person job. Please contact Steve Poe at the school if you are willing and able to help with the ice rink. We are also looking for parents to help monitor and supervise the ice rink when it is in use.
- The last day of school prior to winter break is a full day on Wednesday, December 20. We return on Wednesday, January 3. We would like to advise all parents to keep their telephones close-by on mornings when there is “questionable” weather. This year we will again announce delays and closings via our “School Messenger” instant messaging system.