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Put in BayPut-in-Bay School News – by Steve Poe, Superintendent


Seventy-seven children in grades pre-kindergarten through grade twelve started the 2018-19 school year.  We wish a warm welcome to one new student, eighth grader Alec Sharp.

On September 5 many of our parents came to our annual Open House to listen to our teachers speak about their goals for the school year.  We look forward to working together to help our students achieve academic success.  The end of the first grading period is October 26, and parent-teacher conferences are scheduled for Wednesday, November 7 from 3:30pm – 6:30pm and Wednesday, November 14 from 3:30pm – 6:30pm.

The Put-In-Bay High School Quiz Bowl team hosted the first game of their season on Tuesday morning, September 18. Put-In-Bay defeated Old Fort and Mohawk, but lost to Fremont St. Joseph. The Seneca/Wyandot/Put-in-Bay/ Sandusky High School Quiz Bowl League includes the following schools: Buckeye Central, Calvert, Carey, Clyde, Columbian, Fostoria, Fremont Ross, Hopewell-Loudon, Mohawk, New Riegel, Old Fort, Put-In-Bay, Riverdale, Seneca East, St. Joseph Central Catholic, and Upper Sandusky.  Our team includes senior Max Schneider; juniors Joe Byrnes and Alexandra Knauer; sophomores Nora Ladd, Elena Schroeder, and Lucy Schneider; and ninth graders Kate Byrnes and Max Hristovski.  Players meet every Tuesday and Thursday, late August through December, during lunch to practice on strategy, speed and accuracy. Good luck Quiz Bowl Panthers !


The 2018-2019 Put in Bay Cross Country team is off and running to a great start this year and are already half way through the season! Coached by Adam and Johnna Danes, the Panther team includes captain Macy Ladd, freshman Max Hristovski, and middle school runners McKenna Stacy, Joseph Blumensaadt, Ella Kostura, April Baca-Regalado, and Elora Hubner. During the Miller Boat Line 5k, we had four runners and a coach place in their respective groups: Max Hristovski (1st), Macy Ladd (2nd), Elora Huber (3rd), Joe Blumensaadt (3rd), and coach Adam Danes (2nd).

Put-in-Bay Panther Volleyball started its season in late August and is coming to an end.  The girls had a 5-3 record as of September 20 and three games remaining. This year’s team features Lauren Peter, Hannah Lentz, Zoe Zura, Elena Schroeder, Nora Ladd, Lucy Schneider, and Kate Byrnes.  The team has worked hard to improve their skill and look to end the season strong! Go Panthers!

Our school utilizes “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.

Please mark your calendar: This year’s annual Harvest Dinner will be on Friday, November 3 from 5:00 – 7:00pm at Tipper’s Lounge.  This dinner is open to the public and all proceeds benefit the Gustav Heineman Scholarship Fund.  Come enjoy a delicious turkey dinner with all the trimmings!

Dining at Put-in-Bay: Boardwalk & Hooligans Top Choices

Put in Bay restaurantDining at Put-in-Bay is certainly a treat when one considers the sheer number of restaurants offering unique meal combinations with  special trimmings.  The Goat, Reel Bar, and The Forge all come to mind.  The Boardwalk Upper Deck and Hooligans Irish Pub continue to stand out for attention to detail, satisfying meal choices, great service, and an unbeatable atmosphere.

On Sunday, 30 September 2018, The Boardwalk Upper Deck presents an autumn weekly special.  Served from 4pm to 7pm, take in the Hungarian Chicken Paprikash with homemade spaetzle with a side salad and dessert ($20).

Join the Hooley!

Put in Bay bar

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Hooligans 2nd Annual Pairing Event is hosted by “Whiskey Pete” (Brown-Forman Whiskey Ambassador) on Monday, 1 October 2018, at 7pm.  Four Bourbons paired with four delicious small plates, creatively prepared by Chefs Mike Catey and Marie Schroeder, promise to satisfy one’s finer tastes!  Reserve your place today for this limited seating event ($50.)  Call Hooligans:  419-285-8000



Middle Bass Island Water Taxi to Run Saturday

Middle Bass IslandMiddle Bass Island water taxi service is planned for Saturday, 29 September 2018.  Marty Harayda, USCG licensed captain, offers inter-island taxi service between Middle Bass Island and Put-in-Bay (at The Boardwalk) at the following times:

Leave MBI:  11:45, 2:45, 5:45, 8:45

Leave PiB:  Noon, 3pm, 6pm, 9pm

The one-way, cash fare is $8 per person. Captain Harayda can schedule earlier and later trips on a custom basis.  Contact Marty for details at 419-656-1226.