Put-in-Bay School News – November, 2019, 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.
The 2019 Panther Volleyball team experienced a very successful season. The girl’s final record was nine wins and five losses. This tied a school record for wins in a season. Setting individual season records were Elena Schroeder with 101 kills and Nora Ladd with 86 aces. The team will miss the skill of senior Hannah Lentz next season. Coach Schuffenecker said of the team, “the girls maxed out their potential for this season. Through hard work, this team achieved success.”
Cross Country has wrapped up for the 2019-2020 season. This year, we had a small but dedicated group of middle school runners who ran hard. Each teammate showed up every day, supported one another, did what was asked of them, and each runner improved throughout the season. We appreciate the community support during the season and during the “home” Miller 5k race; it always helps the runners do better. We are looking forward to another great season next year. Go Panthers CC!
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. The Panthers travel to Mackinac Island to play in the Great Lakes Islands Basketball Tournament on December 6 and 7. Our girls are the defending champions of the tournament. Good luck this year, Panthers!
On Friday, November 8 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, $6. 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 Monday, November 11 at 11:15am, Put-in-Bay students will honor our veterans. A student-led program will take place in the school’s gymnasium. 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 6 from 3:30 – 6:30pm and Wednesday, November 13 from 3:30 – 6:30pm. Parents are encouraged to call the school office at 419-285-3614 to make an appointment.