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

November, 2018

Once again this year Put-in-Bay School utilizes “School Messenger” to inform parents of important announcements, such as school closings or delays.  We make this available to everyone in our community.  If you would like to be notified by test or voice message of school closings or delays, announcements of events, etc., please contact the school at 419-285-3614 to sign up.

The Put-in-Bay high school quiz bowl team won 3-0 October 9 against three schools in the sixteen school league.  Scores were:  PIB (200) v. Saint Joseph Central Catholic (125);  PIB (160) v. Fremont Ross (150); and Put-in-Bay (215) v. Clyde (205).  A round consists of twenty-one questions: three 7-questions toss-ups with three bonus questions added for answering  the toss-up correctly. A team can have a fifty-point lead disappear very quickly under this format.  Two of the three matches were very close and exciting for the entire round.  The Put-in-Bay High School Quiz Bowl team competed in the WBGSU “Brain Game” on Thursday, October 18th. The team won against Seneca East and lost to Toledo Early College. “Brain Game” is a very competitive competition where the winner is not determined until the final round of questions. The first game will be televised November 8th and the second game on November 15th.  Be sure to tune in to WBGSU-TV for the exciting, televised competitions!  The team players include: 12th grade, Max Schneider;  11th grade, Joe Byrnes and Alexandra Knauer; 10th grade, Nora Ladd, Elena Schroeder, and Lucy Schneider; and 9th grade, Kate Byrnes and Max Hristovski.

It’s hard to believe another season of Panther Cross Country has come to a close. The team competed in six meets from Sandusky to Tiffin and showed up strong with competitive finishes in the ‘home-meet’ for the Miller 5k. Many students completed races this season with new Personal Records (PR’s), and the kids have already begun setting expectations and goals for next year’s meets. Coaches Adam & Johnna Danes would like to thank the students (and their families) for all their hard work, strong efforts, and fun family dinners. We look forward to next year!

The volleyball team exhibited great improvement for the 2018 campaign and ended with a record of 7 – 4.  The strength of this year’s team was their ability to finish off an opponent when in the lead.  Congratulations on a very successful season!  The Panthers were comprised of Elena Schroeder, Nora Ladd, Lucy Schneider, Kate Byrnes, Lauren Peter, Hannah Lentz, and Zoe Zura.

The Panthers start basketball practice on November 2 with the traditional “Morning Madness.”  Craig Schuffenecker will coach the high school boys, girls, and junior squads.  We are excited to compete in the first ever “Great Lakes Islands Basketball Tournament” to be held at Beaver Island, Michigan on November 30 and December 1.  Overnight accommodations for fans that weekend is very limited, so if you are not making the trip north, you can listen to the games live on WPIB.com.  Ms. Riley Conway will once again be coaching the cheerleading squads, in addition to a new elementary dance team!

On Friday, November 2 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; seniors, $8; children twelve and under, $6.  A special thanks in advance to Woody Widmar for all his time and effort in making the delicious meal and to the Niese family for allowing us to use their restaurant.

On Friday, November 9 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.

Parent/teacher conferences are scheduled for Wednesday, November 7 from 3:30-6:30pm and Wednesday, November 14 from 3:30-6:30pm  Parents are encouraged to call the school office at 419-285-3614 to make an appointment.