School News November 2019 – What’s Happening At Put-in-Bay Schools!
School News November 2019 reports once again that 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 get in touch with the school at 419-285-3614 to sign up.
The Put-in-Bay and Kelleys Island High School chemistry students, had the unique opportunity to tour the ArcelorMittal Tube manufacturing facility in Shelby, Ohio. The facility has continuously operated since 1890, producing seamless and welded steel tubing. The plant employs 650 people in management, manufacturing, and maintenance. The total output of the plant is 200,000 tons per year. The final products include hydraulic cylinder tubing, bearings, and automotive parts.
Students were met by ArcelorMittal retiree and Airline Dr. resident Mark Friebel, who began the tour with a historical presentation of the plant. Students could see the entire process from start to finish for both the seamless and welded tubing. There was also time for a question and answer session while the students enjoyed lunch provided by Arcelor Mittal. The trip was eye-opening, and there are hopes to involve future chemistry students in a similar experience.
As you may have read in last month’s school news, Parent / Teacher conferences are scheduled for Wednesday, November 6th, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., and Wednesday, November 13th, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Parents are encouraged to call the school office at 419-285-3614 to make an appointment.
School News November 2019 – What’s Happening in Sports!
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 group, “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 daily, 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 at Put-in-Bay; 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, the 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 a boy’s and girl’s high school team while the junior high will remain co-ed.
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 6th and 7th. Our girls are the defending champions of the tournament. Good luck this year, Panthers!
On Friday, November 8th, from 5 to 7 p.m., the Annual Harvest Dinner will occur at Tipper’s Lounge, a local Put-in-Bay Restaurant. 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. Thanks also to the Niese family for allowing us to use their restaurant. Put-in-Bay students will honor our veterans on Monday, November 11th, at 11:15 a.m.. A student-led program will take place in the school’s gymnasium, and all veterans are encouraged to attend, along with the public. Thank you, veterans, for your service to our country. That’s it for School News November 2019