School News April 2018 Local Events & Reports
PICK-UP/DROP-OFF PROCEDURES- Spring is upon us and our students are anxious to walk or ride their bikes to school again. Please drive slowly and follow our drop-off/pick-up procedures to ensure the safety of our children. We would like for parents to please drop off/pick-up along Catawba Ave. instead of occupying a parking space. Parking spaces are limited, and we would like to reserve as many spaces as possible for patrons visiting our library.
VOLUNTEERS- The Board of Education and Put-in-Bay School staff would like to thank everyone in our community who volunteered their time or contributed to various school events or activities this past year. Some of those events or activities included:
• Harvest Dinner
• Academic Challenge / Quiz Bowl
• Science Olympiad and Science Fair
• School Fund Raisers
• High School Prom
Our school could not function without the support of so many individuals. Our sincere thanks will be expressed again next month when we send thank you cards to everyone who volunteered or contributed. Thank you, island community!
SCIENCE FAIR / STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT- In other School News April 2018, Three students traveled to the University of Toledo on Saturday, March 10 to compete in the District Science Fair against the best and brightest science students in Northwest Ohio. Sophomore Alexandra Knauer presented her project titled “Mega-Farms vs Climate Change: What Causes Algal Blooms” and received an overall Excellent rating.
Freshman Elena Schroeder presented her project titled “The Inhibitory Effects of Over-the-Counter Acne Medications on Escherichia coli Growth” and received an overall Excellent rating. Seventh-grader Macy Ladd presented her project on “The Effect of Electricity on pH” and received an overall rating of Superior. A Superior rating at the District Science Day results in an invitation to participate in State Science Fair! Macy will be traveling to The Ohio State University on Saturday, May 12, to compete against the top scientific minds in Ohio. Congratulations to all three ladies on all of their hard work and dedication!
SOCIAL STUDIES FAIR-On Friday, April 27, Mrs. Knauer is organizing our first-ever “Social Studies Fair.” Students are busy researching and creating projects to show fellow students, teachers, and judges. The public is welcome to view the projects on the afternoon of April 27th
TRACK- In sports School News April 2018 This will be the first year that Put-in-Bay School is fielding a high school track program. Juniors Jack Booker and Lauren Peter have been working out on the island since March 5 and have practiced with the Port Clinton high school track team a couple of times to be acclimated to running exact distances on a school track. We will be entered to run in six track meets, including the Ottawa County Meet on May 1. Go Panthers!
SENIOR CLASS TRIP- Seniors Gwena Market, Erin Urge, Tatey Kowalski, and Justin Wilhelm enjoyed a wonderful trip to Hawaii over Easter break. They were able to take in many of the historical sites, such as Pearl Harbor, and experience all the things that Hawaii has to offer. They will present a slide show of their trip at the next board meeting on April 11.
OHIO’S STATE TESTS- Students in grades three to eleven will be testing in various areas from April 5 through April 20. Parents, please ask your child which test they are taking and help them remember to get a good night’s sleep and eat a good breakfast the day of their tests. All tests will be given online in the computer lab.
TATEY KOWALSKI-Congratulations to senior Tatyana Kowalski, who made School News in April 2018 with her academic accomplishments. She will represent Put-in-Bay School at the annual Ottawa County Top Ten Banquet on April 18. ‘Tatey plans to attend Wright State University in the fall. She is the daughter of Dan and Valerie Kowalski.
Tatey has also been invited to present her science fair project, “Phree from Phosphorus Fertilizers (Phinally!)” at the Students Wildlife Symposium sponsored by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The Symposium is part of the Environmental Educators Council of Ohio conference that will take place at Maumee Bay State Park on April 12, 2018. Way to go, Tatey and good luck
HIGH SCHOOL PROM-This year’s prom will be held at the Crew’s Nest on Saturday, April 28th.
REMINDER Next year’s school calendar has been adopted and will be sent home later this month. When making plans for family vacations and appointments, please schedule them during our scheduled breaks.