Five Week Learn-to-Sail program begins June 10th, 2019. The program has grown to upward of 100 participants over the last few years. The youngest sailors, aged eight to twelve, usually start out in the Opti Green class with other beginner sailors. Older, novice sailors are welcome and will be placed in an age appropriate class where, sailing with their peers, they quickly learn the basics and more. Returning sailors are grouped with an eye toward skill level and age. As skills improve, interested sailors can participate in the Learn to Race class. Students selected to join the TEAM PiB Race Team will travel off-island to compete against other area youth.
A separate Race Clinic will not be offered this year; however, all sailors will receive some racing experience the last week of classes, with focused training for this year’s racers to prepare our teams for I-LYA Junior Race Week and the various Saturday regattas.
Thursday, June 13th at 4:30 pm – Plant Exchange
The Garden Club is holding a plant exchange on June 13 at 4:30 at the Yacht Club, and we want YOU to participate. If you have plants that need to be divided or a plant that doesn’t seem to thrive in your garden and needs a new home, we urge you to dig it up, pot it up, and share it.
If you need tips on dividing plants, see 3 Simple Ways to Divide Plants. So that your plants will look their best for the exchange, dig and divide as soon as possible. This will allow them time to recover and look full and lush in their pots.
We ask you to label your potted plants with plant name, bloom color, light requirements, and mature size. See attached file for Plant ID labels. Bring your plants to the Yacht Club between 2:00 and 3:00 on the day of the exchange so that volunteers will have time to organize.
At 4:30, exchange coupons will be distributed to participants and all are garden club members are welcome to come and browse. Those holding coupons will be allowed first choice. Remaining plants will be available to anyone in attendance.
We hope this will be a fun social event and a time to learn about new plants and acquire free plants! We hope to see you there! If you have questions, please contact Susan Hildebrandt at 440 409-1958.
Thursday, June 27th at 4:30 pm – Success with Succulents
This is a Master Gardener program where will you will learn about types of succulents, their care and container design.
ALL MEETINGS BEGIN PROMPTLY AT 4:30 PM. SOCIAL HOUR WILL FOLLOW FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN STAYING.
Congratulations to the graduates of 2019. This year’s graduation ceremony was held at the Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial on Friday, May 24. Addressing this year’s graduating class was Mr. Dan Kowalski. Dan is a 1980 graduate of Put-in-Bay School. He attended Bowling Green /State University, and in 1984 Dan earned a Bachelor of Science in physics. He followed with a Master’s in physics from Kent State University. Mr. Kowalski started teaching math at Put-in-Bay School in 1987 and just finished his thirty-second year. Affectionately known as “Mr. K” by his students, he has become an icon of Put-in-Bay School. He and his wife Valerie have four children and own a successful lawn care business on the island.
Jack Booker will attend Bowling Green State University in the fall. He plans to major in business and sales. He hopes to one day work as a pharmaceutical salesman and/or venture back home to work for the family business. He plans to travel the world and also give back to his island community.
Lauren Peter will continue her education at Lourdes University, majoring in nursing. She will also continue her basketball career; she earned a scholarship to play for Lourdes. Lauren strives for a BSN and hopes to become a nurse anesthetist. She is excited to be a part of a field that helps save peoples’ lives.
Max Schneider heads to Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, for a degree in Computer Science. He looks forward to his new adventures as he works to become a programmer after college.
Matthew Stacy will join the workforce, training to become a manager in the family business–Erie Petroleum. He will take online business classes to further his education and plans to attend Emergency Medical Training classes on the island.
Graduation last month was a memorable one. We would like to thank the staff at the Perry Victory and International Peace Memorial for providing the beautiful venue for this event. We would also like to thank our scholarship donors for providing over $31,000 in local scholarships for our graduates. The following is a list of scholarships our graduates received:
Jack Booker Ricky Dysert Memorial Scholarship
Genoa Bank Scholarship
John W. Blatt Scholarship
Fitzgerald Family Scholarship
Kurt Rohrbacher Memorial Scholarship
Heineman Memorial Scholarship
Lauren Peter Magruder Hospital Scholarship
Cameo Pizza Scholarship
Browns Backers Scholarship
Jeremy Harlan, “Jer Bear” Memorial Scholarship
Max Schneider Acorn Sportsman Club Scholarship
Earl Johnson Scholarship
Browns Backers Scholarship
Jack Matia Scholarship
Jeffery Verhoff Memorial Scholarship
The Perry Group Scholarship
Lee Miller Scholarship
Lonz Foundation Scholarship
On April 17 senior, Max Schneider was recognized for his academic achievements at the Ottawa County Top Ten Banquet. Max is this year’s Valedictorian and recipient of the Earl Johnson Scholarship. He is the son of John and Katie Schneider, long-time residents on Middle Bass Island. Congratulations Max!
Junior, Morgan Stacy was presented with the Ottawa County “Nine-to-Five” award on May 3 at Mon Ami restaurant. She was among the students from the six other schools demonstrating exceptional improvement from last September, the ninth month, to May, the fifth month; hence “nine-to-five.” In addition, Morgan was recognized as a “Star Student” at Vanguard for her dedication, passion, hard work, and exemplary attitude. Most recently, she earned “Student of the Fourth Quarter,” too. Way to go, Morgan!
Max Schneider, along with junior Alexandra Knauer and sophomore Elena Schroeder traveled to The Ohio State University on May 11 to participate in the State Science Fair. Each of them began their journey by competing in our local science fair held at in February where they received overall superior ratings. They then moved on to compete at the District Science Fair, held at the University of Toledo in March, where they again earned superior ratings to qualify for State. At the State competition Max and Alexandra earned superior ratings and Elena received an excellent rating. This is an extremely impressive accomplishment! Congratulations Max, Alexandra, and Elena!
The Put-in-Bay High School Sailing Club had a great spring season. A new club for the school last year, we have competed in three seasons now. High school sailing is both a fall and spring sport, and the Midwest Conference allows 7th and 8th graders to compete in some events alongside the 9th-12th graders. We had seven students on our team this year: Alex Knauer, Nora Ladd, Talii Steidl, Kate Byrnes, Macy Ladd, Hope Cooks and Emil Michael. This spring season we had fantastic weather for practices and traveled to three regattas, one in Cleveland and two in Columbus. Competing against teams from all over Ohio, Michigan and sometimes New York, our team had some great finishes and continued to improve. Our final regatta, the Westerville Classic, held at Hoover Sailing Club, brought us wind and challenging conditions, but our team sailed their best event yet and finished 9th out of 17. We even were highlighted in a clip about island living produced by Detroit PBS/Great Lakes Now! You can watch the video on YouTube at https://youtu.be/I53txjTr8Nw. The team is looking forward to their summer sailing to help prepare for the fall season!
Please mark your calendars for the 2019-2020 School Year: