School News October 2019 From Put-in-Bay Ohio
School News By Steve Poe, Superintendent
Seventy-two children in grades pre-kindergarten through grade twelve started the 2019 – 20 school year after a busy August 2019 Events! We wish a warm welcome to one new student, seventh-grader Haylee Melton. On September 12th, many of our parents came to our annual Open House to listen to our teachers to speak about their goals for the school year.
We look forward to working together to help our students achieve academic success. The end of the first grading period is November 1, and parent-teacher conferences are scheduled for Wednesdays, November 6th, and 13th from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. September was National Suicide Prevention Month. Mr. Andrew Rohde, Cold Creek Counseling, talked with our students on September 19 about depression and mental wellness. He addressed students in grades 2 – 5 in one session and grades 6 – 12 in another. Ottawa County Businesses will be on display for every ninth grader in Ottawa County on October 4th at Camp Perry. We will be taking our nine (9) freshmen to this annual event. Students will have the opportunity to perform tasks that are required for different occupations and hear about potential careers.
The High School Quiz Bowl team were the hosts for their first three matches of the season on September 17 according to School News October 2019. The team is made up of the following players: 12th grade: Joe Byrnes, Alexandra Knauer, and Cecilia Glauser; 11th grade: Nora Ladd, Elena Schroeder, and Lucy Schneider; 10th grade: Kate Byrnes; and 9th grade: Macy Ladd and Alice Lentz. Put-in-Bay defeated two of their first three opponents with victories against Fremont St. Joseph and Tiffin Calvert while losing to New Riegel. The Quiz Bowl League includes Buckeye Central, Bucyrus, Calvert, Carey, Clyde, Colonel Crawford, Columbian, Fostoria, Fremont Ross, Hopewell-Loudon, Mohawk, New Riegel, Old Fort, Ontario, Riverdale, Seneca East, Shelby, St. Joseph Central Catholic, and Upper Sandusky.
Sports School News October 2019
The Put-In-Bay High School Team meets every Tuesday and Thursday, September through December, during lunch to practice on strategy, speed, and accuracy. Good luck, Quiz Bowl Panthers! The Cross Country Panthers have been running since August 1st and have already shown great strides! The team consists of five dedicated middle school runners: Joe Blumensaadt, Elora Hubner, Ella Kostura, Ava Heineman, and Richie Scarpelli. The team has been able to avoid the bad weather incurred some weekends and have competed in three races. Three of our runners have improved their records by at least one minute. The season will wrap up on October 5th. Each runner is looking forward to more personal records! Go Panthers!
The Put-in-Bay Panthers are off to another strong start to the volleyball season. As of September 17th, their record stands at 4 – 3. Eight games are remaining.
This year’s team consists of Hannah Lentz, Nora Ladd, Lucy Schneider, Elena Schroeder, Kate Byrnes, Lilian Frederick, Macy Ladd, and McKenna Stacy. The team works extremely hard and looks to finish the year strong. “Get your growl on!” The Great Lakes Islands Basketball Tournament will continue this year at Mackinac Island. The tournament will be held on December 6th and 7th. Fans planning to travel north for this event are encouraged to make hotel arrangements as soon as possible; rooms on Mackinac are filling up fast.
Please mark your calendar. This year’s annual Harvest Dinner will be on Friday, November 8th from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Tipper’s Lounge. This dinner is open to the public, and all proceeds benefit the Gustav Heineman Scholarship Fund. Enjoy a delicious turkey dinner with all the trimmings — one of the most popular Put-in-Bay Events of the year. 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. That’s it for School News October 2019. Stay tuned for more next month!