October 2023 Put-in-Bay School News – by Scott Mangas, Superintendent
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) visited the school to discuss our traffic flow around the school. The ODOT presentation was attended by Chief Kimble, Mayor Judy Berry, Village Administrator Anne Auger, Scott Mangas, Billy Market, David Hill, Karen Goaziou, and Officer Adam Chellis. There was discussion on traffic flow and congested areas. There will be a complete audit done by ODOT and a report given back to the school. This will hopefully help us with the safety for our walkers, bikers, and pick-up/drop-off procedures.
The Panther Volleyball team finished the season 7-7. A very strong year for the Lady Panthers. They were led by the senior leadership of Lyla Steidl, El Kostura, and Elora Hubner. They had a great supporting cast of Ava Heineman, Olivia Christensen, Emma Michael, Lily Schweitzer, and Kate Hubner. Coach Schuffenecker was very impressed with the play this year and thanks the seniors for their leadership.
The Cross Country Team
The Cross Country team ended the season on October 21st at the District meet at Galion. The nine member team had 7 high school and 2 middle school members. The runners all posted great times with 7 of the 9 runners recording their personal records. This year’s team consisted of Ava Heineman, Jacob Seaman, Lear Cooks, Geoffrey Luecke, Richie Scarpelli, Cody Kowalski, Brennan Jones, Kate Hubner and Caleb Kowalski.
The Put-In-Bay High School Quiz Bowl team consists of 8 high school students: Joe Blumensaadt, Emil Michael, El Kostura, Olivia Christensen, Michael Steidl, Emma Michael, Ava Heineman, and Elias Wright. The team has gone to two high school tournaments competing in jeopardy style competitions where they have won 4 matches. The Quiz Bowl standing is presently 6th out of 19 Ohio Schools. The team will be attending their last match in November.
5th/6th Academic Challenge/Quiz Bowl
The 5th and 6th grade students competed this month in the Ottawa County Academic Challenge. Both grades competed against their grade level peers from four different schools including: Benton-Carroll- Salem, Port Clinton, St. Boniface, and Danbury. The students were provided questions within the following categories: literature, math, social studies, science, geography, and a miscellaneous category that included various themes. The students competed hard, and ultimately both 5th grade and 6th grade finished in 4th place in the competition. The team members consisted of Beckett Dobos, Eli Heineman, Piper Koehler, Brynn Marshall, Melody O’Donnell, Harper Scarpelli, Sophia Warren, Meredith Cooper, Landon Dillon, and Aaron Hill.
School Messenger Alerts
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.