School News – by Steve Poe, Superintendent
It is hard to believe we are preparing for the end of another school year. Our high school students have their prom on May 4. The Spring Concert and Art Show is scheduled for Tuesday, May 14, at 6:30pm, and the annual Awards Day is set for Friday, May 17. These events are sure signs that we are closing on another school year. Completing the school year will be Graduation on Friday, May 24 at 6:30pm at the Perry Monument.
Congratulations to Max Schneider for being this year’s senior class Valedictorian. He is the son of John and Katie Schneider. Max was recognized for his academic accomplishments at last month’s Ottawa County Top Ten Banquet. His honored educator is Mr. Dan Kowalski, Max’s math teacher. Lauren Peter is the Salutatorian this year. Lauren is the daughter of Tony and Darla Peter. Each of these students will speak at graduation. Congratulations!
Max Schneider, Alexandra Knauer, and Elena Schroeder will compete against the top science minds in Ohio on May 11 at the State Science Fair. Congratulations on a tremendous accomplishment and good luck in Columbus! Elena Schroeder will be attending the “National Youth Leadership Forum: Medicine” from June 23 to July 1 at the University of Maryland. This highly selective week- long program will allow her the opportunity to explore the many careers in the medical profession. Congratulations Elena! The Vanguard Tech Center recently announced that junior Morgan Stacy was one of April’s “Star Students!” Morgan’s hard work ethic and attitude in the culinary program earned her this recognition. Congratulations Morgan!
On April 25 our seniors returned from their senior class trip to Alaska. All agreed this was an unbelievable experience! All this was made possible from six years of fund-raising. The seniors thank everyone who supported their efforts over the years!
On April 30 our eighth graders travelled to Gettysburg and Washington D.C. for four days to see historical sites and learn more about our nation’s history. History teacher Craig Schuffenecker accompanies our students each year on this fantastic opportunity. We would like to thank the Seneca East School District for allowing us to partner with them on this trip.
For students involved in extra-curricular activities, Dr. Brett Kuns will once again be offering free medical examinations. The date for the physical exams is Wednesday, May 15. A schedule and forms will be sent home prior to this date for parents to complete. PLEASE SEND IN COMPLETED EXAM FORMS PRIOR TO MAY 15.
The second week of May is Staff Appreciation Week. Our teachers and support staff do a fantastic job and we want to thank them for their hard work and dedication. We are blessed to have such a talented group of professionals in our school system. The next time you see one of them, say, “thank you.”
On Friday, May 24, school will be dismissed at noon for Memorial Day weekend. Graduation will be held that evening at 6:30pm at the Perry Monument.