Put-in-Bay School October Newsletter

Put-in-Bay School News – by Scott Mangas, Superintendent

Seventy-Six children in grades pre-kindergarten through grade twelve started the 2022 – 23 school year.  We wish a warm welcome to all our students!

The Panther Volleyball team has started the year strong.   The 2022 Volleyball season is in full swing and the Panthers are finding success on the court.  With only six players, the girls had to work hard on all of their skills to find success.  The current record for the Panthers stands at 7 wins and 4 losses.  The team is led by seniors Macy Ladd and Lilian Frederick, who leads the team in kills this season.  With continued improvement, the ladies look to finish the year with a winning record and enter the OHSAA tournament.  Keep up the good work Panthers.

Mrs. Pippert invited grandparents and other guests to a music celebration with her students on September 12th.  We had 60 plus visitors in the school to sing and dance with our students.  It was a very enjoyable and exciting day for our students and guests.

The Put-In-Bay High School Quiz Bowl team hosted the first game of the season for two divisions on Tuesday morning, September 13th. The team players include: 11th graders Joe Blumensaadt and Emil Michael, and sophomores Ava Heineman and Elias Wright.  Congratulations to the Team for winning two of the three matches against Saint Joseph Central Catholic and Fostoria. These are fantastic stats considering we have only four players on our team and we’re up against much larger schools.

The Seneca-Wyandot-Sandusky-Crawford-Put-In-Bay High School Quiz Bowl League includes the following schools: Buckeye Central, Bucyrus, Calvert, Carey, Clyde, Colonel Crawford, Columbian, Fostoria, Fremont Ross, Hopewell-Loudon, Mohawk, New Riegel, Old Fort, Put-In-Bay, Riverdale, Seneca East, Shelby, St. Joseph Central Catholic, and Upper Sandusky.  Players meet every Tuesday and Thursday at lunch, from September through December. The  students  practice strategy, speed and accuracy.  They look forward to competitions on October 11, November 15, and December 9.

Grades five through eight will travel to Oak Harbor High School again this year to participate in the Ottawa County Academic Challenge competition on October 18 and 19.  Students compete against teams from area schools to answer trivia questions on a wide variety of topics, including novels that the students were required to read.  Good luck to all students who participate.

Mrs. Melissa Kowalski has been taking students out for Bird Banding.  The kindergarten students even were able to make the trip. Owen  Woischke, Roco Scarpelli, Skyler Stoiber enjoyed the morning with the birds.

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.

Put-in-Bay School needs substitute teachers.  If you are interested, please call Scott Mangas at 419-285-3614.