December 6th, 2019

Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Friday, December 6th, 2019

Best Buddies is collecting donations for Animal Friends Humane Society during December. If you would like to donate, please drop off any donations to Room 316 anytime before break. The shelter most needs wet dog, cat, and kitten food as well as paper towels. Thanks in advance for your help! And Best Buddies members Please stop by room 316 to pick up your You’re Fired creations and a tshirt order from this week!

Talawanda FFA participated in the District Parliamentary Procedure competition last evening and came home with a 2nd place finish in the Advanced and a 6th place finish in the Freshman division.

 Congratulations to Justin Beckner, Grace Suit, Natalie Darner, Keira McKinney, Kenszi Mayer, Sami Russell, and Rachel Dsuban for advancing to the STATE FINALS on December 21st.

 Participants on the Novice team were Ryland Beckner, Kaydence Morris, Ali Parman, Kylee Carver, Olivia Demoret, Shelby Knott, Hailey Downard, Anna Abbitt, and Maria Roell

 GO AGGIES

 Students enrolled in an ag class – please remember to bring a coat to your class next week as the heat will be turned off due to the fundraising product in the shop.

Now for A Jewish Take on Christmas Movies

Are you interested in becoming a model or learning about fashion design?  The Miami University Fashion and Design Club will be here Friday-2:30-3:30 in the PAC.  Come and learn about the Miami program and get pointers from Miami students.

Now for todays birthdays: Bailey Brown turns 15,  Skyler Lawson and Chase Collyer turn 16, Madilyn Whitehead and Farai Ngorosha turn 17, and Sebby Moriarty turns 18.

And now for What’s the T and Luke WP

Today is the last day to vote for Reid Benamati for sophomore athlete of the week remember 6 is greater than 5 so go vote for Reid also shoutout to Zach Sens for trolling the Sycamore Hockey team on Twitter last night.

Good luck this weekend to the wrestling team who will head to the Hamilton quad tomorrow, also good luck to the girls basketball team who will battle Union County tomorrow and finally good luck to the hockey team who will host Beavercreek on Sunday that game starts at 5:10 and will be a camo out for Seal Team Six

That’s our broadcast on this day I’m bad at hockey, thanks so much for watching, and remember Monday is holiday pajama day.

December 5th, 2019

Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Best Buddies is collecting donations for Animal Friends Humane Society during December. If you would like to donate, please drop off any donations to Room 316 anytime before break. The shelter most needs wet dog, cat, and kitten food as well as paper towels. Thanks in advance for your help! And Best Buddies members Please stop by room 316 to pick up your You’re Fired creations and a tshirt order from this week!

Now for A Christmas Story

Are you interested in becoming a model or learning about fashion design?  The Miami University Fashion and Design Club will be here Friday-2:30-3:30 in the PAC.  Come and learn about the Miami program and get pointers from Miami students.

Happy 15th birthday to Izabella Hasty

And now for Damon B and Luke WP

 The Academic Challenge team faced Northwest  last night.  The varsity team won by scores of 96-31 and 82-27 and were led by Shr-Hua Moore and Jens Bartel. The JV team won 68-35 had strong showings by Greg Urayama and Shr-Shiang Moore and the freshman team completed the sweep with a 70-30 victory. Top scorers included Ellie Radlinski and Kai Brown.

No home games for today.

That’s our broadcast on this day I’m Luke West Poley, thanks so much for watching, and Monday is holiday pajama day.

December 4th, 2019

Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

Inter Alliance, a club for students who are looking for a career in the IT field, will meet after school today in room 301.  See Mr. Zimmerman or Ms. Klovekorn if you can’t make it and still want to be a part of it.

Best Buddies is collecting donations for Animal Friends Humane Society during December. If you would like to donate, please drop off any donations to Room 316 anytime before break. The shelter most needs wet dog, cat, and kitten food as well as paper towels. Thanks in advance for your help! And Best Buddies members Please stop by room 316 to pick up your You’re Fired creations and a tshirt order from this week!

Now for winter break stereotypes

Seniors: Jostens will be here for orders Thursday, Dec. 5th before school 7am to 7:30am. Make sure to get caps and gowns before prices go up after December 14th.

Are you interested in becoming a model or learning about fashion design?  The Miami University Fashion and Design Club will be here Friday-2:30-3:30 in the PAC.  Come and learn about the Miami program and get pointers from Miami students.

No birthdays for today

And now for whats the T and Luke WP

The boys basketball team fell to Taylor yesterday 54-50 in overtime Craig James led the team with 23 points they fall to 0-1 on the year and their next game is next Tuesday at home versus Mount Healthy.

Congrats to senior Dalton Norris who was selected as a second team all state linebacker by the OHSAA.

Make sure to vote for Reid Benamati as he is up for Cincinnati athlete of the week after his 6 goal game last Saturday versus Amherst you can vote for him on the Cincinnati Enquirer’s High School Sports page.

No home games for today. But be on the lookout for signs around the school as spirit week will be next week.

That’s our broadcast on this day I’m Luke West Poley, thanks so much for watching, rate my bucket list.

December 3rd, 2019

Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

Attention all students who are interested in a career in information technology:  Talawanda will be starting an Interalliance Chapter at the High School this year.  This club will be participating in the Tech Olympics at Great American Ballpark in February, have the chance to network with Cincinnati tech companies, and set up summer internships in the technology field.  If you want more information, please see Mr. Zimmerman or Ms. Klovekorn.  The first meeting for all those interested will be Wednesday, December 4th after school in room 301.

Now for a video with some information about Model UN

Seniors: Jostens will be here for orders Thursday, Dec. 5th before school 7am to 7:30am. Make sure to get caps and gowns before prices go up after December 14th.

Happy belated birthday to Alex Carlson, and happy birthday to Eric Stack and Gracelyn Steigerwald.

And now for whats the T and Luke WP

The girls basketball team fell to Badin by a 48-27 score last night they fall to 0-2 on the year and play next on Saturday at Union County.

No home games for today. But we would like to wish luck to the boys basketball team who will open up their season today at Taylor the Varsity game will begin at 7:30 tonight.

That’s our broadcast on this day I’m Luke West Poley, thanks so much for watching, 2 more weeks.

December 2nd, 2019

Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Seniors: Jostens will be here for orders Thursday, Dec. 5th before school 7am to 7:30am.

Attention all students who are interested in a career in information technology:  Talawanda will be starting an Interalliance Chapter at the High School this year.  This club will be participating in the Tech Olympics at Great American Ballpark in February, have the chance to network with Cincinnati tech companies, and set up summer internships in the technology field.  If you want more information, please see Mr. Zimmerman or Ms. Klovekorn.  The first meeting for all those interested will be Wednesday, December 4th after school in room 301.

And now for whats the T and Luke WP

The girls bowling team fell to Oak Hills on Tuesday their record falls to 0-4 on the year and their next match is at home versus Harrison tomorrow.

The boys bowling team fell to Oak Hills also on Tuesday they fall to 3-1 on the year and are also matched up with Harrison tomorrow.

The hockey team placed second at the DiPaulo tournament this weekend highlights for the weekend included Reid Benamati’s 6 goal game versus Amherst and three more wins for sophomore Daniel Emenaker. The hockey team will open up league play on Saturday as they will head to Sports Plus to battle Mason.

No home games for today. But we would like to remind you that the wrestling team will be facing Mount Healthy and West Carrolton on Friday that meet will be at Hamilton.

That’s our broadcast on this day I’m Duke East Coney, thanks so much for watching, it’s holiday time.

November 26th, 2019

Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

The Smash tournament will be held today after school.  Be sure to get to room 301 by 3 today if you signed up, and good luck to all players in the tournament!

Attention all students who are interested in a career in information technology:  Talawanda will be starting an Interalliance Chapter at the High School this year.  This club will be participating in the Tech Olympics at Great American Ballpark in February, have the chance to network with Cincinnati tech companies, and set up summer internships in the technology field.  If you want more information, please see Mr. Zimmerman or Ms. Klovekorn.  The first meeting for all those interested will be Wednesday, December 4th after school in room 301.

Are you making plans to work off that thanksgiving dinner and also enjoy the great outdoors? Try orienteering this weekend on Miami’s campus. Saturday will be an all day training workshop followed on Sunday by the event. If you are curious then you can stop by the Main Office and collect an informational pamphlet or visit OCIN.org for more details. If you have any further questions then contact Jasper Ralinovsky.

Art Club will meet Today, after school in Mr. Hunsche’s room until 4:00.  We have really enjoyed all the students coming to Art Club and we hope to gain even more artists before the end of the semester.  

And now for sports with Parky G

The field hockey team will still be collecting donations of small toys to send to the Dominican Republic, donations can be made inside Mrs. McCartney’s room.

Home games over break. The hockey team will compete in the Dipaolo Tournament over the weekend at Goggin. Their first game is Friday night at 8:30 against Kent Roosevelt.

And good luck to the wrestling team who will travel to Ross to take on the Rams this Friday.

That’s all we have for today I’m Parky G thanks so much for watching, eat some turkey and go bucks.

November 25th, 2019

Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Monday, November 25th, 2019

Key Club’s smash tournament will be held tomorrow.  Sign up on the sheet outside of room 301 (also known as Z’s room) by the end of the day if you want to join!  This is the last day to sign up.  Again, the fee is $5 when you get there, and 80% of the money made will go to the Oxford Food Pantry.  Players are encouraged to bring their own switches and controllers, but there will be some at the tournament for those who don’t have any. The rules for the tournament will be 3 stock, battlefield, no items, single elimination.  See you there!  

Attention all students who are interested in a career in information technology:  Talawanda will be starting an Interalliance Chapter at the High School this year.  This club will be participating in the Tech Olympics at Great American Ballpark in February, have the chance to network with Cincinnati tech companies, and set up summer internships in the technology field.  If you want more information, please see Mr. Zimmerman or Ms. Klovekorn.  The first meeting for all those interested will be Wednesday, December 4th after school in room 301.

The academic challenge team had their first tournament of the year on Saturday. The JV team went 3-2 including wins over Elder’s and Edgewood’s varsity teams.  The varsity team of Shr-Hua Moore, Jasper Ralinovsky, Jens Bartel and Paul Bolenbaugh went 6-1 winning their division.  

Are you making plans to work off that thanksgiving dinner and also enjoy the great outdoors? Try orienteering this weekend on Miami’s campus. Saturday will be an all day training workshop followed on Sunday by the event. If you are curious then you can stop by the Main Office and collect an informational pamphlet or visit OCIN.org for more details. If you have any further questions then contact Jasper Ralinovsky.

Art Club will meet on Tuesday, November 26th in Mr. Hunsche’s room until 4:00.  We have really enjoyed all the students coming to Art Club and we hope to gain even more artists before the end of the semester.  

Students interested in traveling with Ms Mann and Mr Tincher in 2021 should attend the informational meeting on Thursday, December 5, from 7:00-7:45 in room 319. This is directly after parent/teacher conferences. Parents, grandparents, guardians please attend, too! 

And now for Whats the T and Luke WP

We tried to give the rookies some experience announcing this weekend and I’ll let you judge how well that went but if you want to be my color guy for basketball this year or do some play by play announcing go to Z’s room to sign up for the open auditions.

The field hockey team will still be collecting donations of small toys to send to the Dominican Republic, donations can be made inside Mrs. McCartney’s room.

The girls basketball team fell to Monroe in their season opener on Saturday night they fall to 0-1 on the year and their next game is next Monday vs Badin.

The hockey team defeated Thomas Worthington on Friday night by a 7-4 score and defeated Findlay on Saturday afternoon 6-1, it is a crying shame that Mr. Pearson wore his Findlay sweatshirt and watched his alma mater fall to the Brave the hockey team is now 3-0 on the year and will host the DiPaulo tournament this weekend at Goggin their first game is Friday night at 8:30 vs Kent Roosevelt.

Home games for today: none

And that’s our broadcast on this day. I’m Luke West Poley. Thanks so much for watching, and BANG.

November 22nd, 2019

Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Friday, November 22nd, 2019

Freshmen: If you participated in the class fundraiser, orders are in. Please pick up your boxes today anytime! For those who participated, your candy will be delivered on Monday! 

Key Club will be running a Smash Brothers tournament for charity next Tuesday.  Money raised will be donated to the Oxford Food Pantry.  This isn’t a very serious event, so anyone is welcome to participate.  Drinks will be provided.  The cost is 5 dollars at the door.  To sign up, simply write your name on the sheet outside of Z’s room.  New players will be facing other new players in the tournament, and some returning players will receive bys.  For further details, please talk to Eli Walter, Shr-Hua Moore, or Kyle Hoefker.

There is an Environmental and Natural sciences club meeting today in Mrs. Ruther’s room

The School Counseling staff will be offering an informational CCP meeting on December 5 at 5:30 pm in the PAC.  This meeting will provide an overview of the program, how to apply and the deadlines.  Representatives from local universities will be in attendance to provide college specific information. Immediately following this meeting, there will be an informational session regarding the I.T. program that THS offers in conjunction with the University of Cincinnati.

As a part of our Vocational Agriculture program, students have been learning about GMOs.  But what are they?  Can you tell the difference between GMO and non-GMO?  This video was prepared by Productions in conjunction with FFA to give you some more information.

Now for todays birthdays, Jacob Freidline turns 16 and Autumn Spencer turns 18. Happy Birthday.

Art Club will meet on Tuesday, November 26th in Mr. Hunsche’s room until 4:00.  We have really enjoyed all the students coming to Art Club and we hope to gain even more artists before the end of the semester.  

Students interested in traveling with Ms Mann and Mr Tincher in 2021 should attend the informational meeting on Thursday, December 5, from 7:00-7:45 in room 319. This is directly after parent/teacher conferences. Parents, grandparents, guardians please attend, too! 

And now for Whats the T and Luke WP

The hockey team opened their season in front of a huge crowd defeated the Miami Jr. Redhawks by a 4-2 score. Daniel “swiss cheese” Emenaker recorded his first career win and the new twigs worked out for the Shrider boys who each recorded their first career goals for the Brave. They start the year 1-0 and play tonight vs Thomas Worthington.

The field hockey team will be collecting donations of small toys to send to the Dominican Republic, donations can be made inside Mrs. McCartney’s room.

Congrats to 1st year head coach Larry Cox who was named southwest division 2 coach of the year, Dalton Norris was first team defense, and second team honors were given to Luke Richardson, Terrell Wills, Nathan Fox, and Deondre Bothast-Revallee.

Home games for this weekend: The boys basketball team will be hosting Brave Madness beginning at 6:30 tonight, the Varsity scrimmage is scheduled for 8 o’clock tonight. Also tonight the hockey team will host Thomas Worthington at 7:20 tonight at the Goggin, we will livestream it on Brave TV, and you may be in for a big surprise with the announcer tonight. The hockey team will also host Findlay tomorrow at 2:40. Finally tomorrow night at 7 the girls basketball team will host Monroe and if you can’t make it to the gym we’ll be streaming that one live I’ll have the call for you tomorrow night.

And that’s our broadcast on this day. I’m Luke West Poley. Thanks so much for watching, and shoutout to Mr. Meece for the kind words about my intro.

November 21st, 2019

Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Key Club will be running a Smash Brothers tournament for charity next Tuesday.  Money raised will be donated to the Oxford Food Pantry.  This isn’t a very serious event, so anyone is welcome to participate.  Drinks will be provided.  The cost is 5 dollars at the door.  To sign up, simply write your name on the sheet outside of Z’s room.  New players will be facing other new players in the tournament, and some returning players will receive bys.  For further details, please talk to Eli Walter, Shr-Hua Moore, or Kyle Hoefker.

The School Counseling staff will be offering an informational CCP meeting on December 5 at 5:30 pm in the PAC.  This meeting will provide an overview of the program, how to apply and the deadlines.  Representatives from local universities will be in attendance to provide college specific information. Immediately following this meeting, there will be an informational session regarding the I.T. program that THS offers in conjunction with the University of Cincinnati.

Now for todays birthdays, Connor Kamphaus turns 18. Happy Birthday.

And now for Basketball interviews

Students interested in traveling with Ms Mann and Mr Tincher in 2021 should attend the informational meeting on Thursday, December 5, from 7:00-7:45 in room 319. This is directly after parent/teacher conferences. Parents, grandparents, guardians please attend, too! 

Attention National Honor Society members:  We will have a full membership meeting after school today above the Media Center.  See you there!

And now for Whats the T and Luke WP

The day has arrived.

This Friday the Brave basketball team will be hosting Brave Madness with scrimmages from every team from 7th grade all the way up to the Varsity night cap it will run from 6:30-8:30 tickets will be $4 all proceeds will support the Boys Basketball program.

The field hockey team will be collecting donations of small toys to send to the Dominican Republic for children living in poverty any new or gently used toys of small size will be accepted, the donations can be placed in the box inside Mrs. McCartney’s room, thanks in advance for your generosity.

The day has finally arrived, home games for today: the hockey team will host the Miami Junior Redhawks at 8:40 tonight at the Goggin in their season opener it is a white out so make sure to bring the rage tonight.

And that’s our broadcast on this day. I’m Luke West Poley. Thanks so much for watching, and with hockey season beginning we leave you today with some player profiles of some of the guys you will see on the ice tonight, have a great day and we’ll see you tomorrow.

November 20th, 2019

Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Key Club will be running a Smash Brothers tournament for charity next Tuesday.  Money raised will be donated to the Oxford Food Pantry.  This isn’t a very serious event, so anyone is welcome to participate.  Drinks will be provided.  The cost is 5 dollars at the door.  To sign up, simply write your name on the sheet outside of Z’s room.  New players will be facing other new players in the tournament, and some returning players will receive bys.  For further details, please talk to Eli Walter, Shr-Hua Moore, or Kyle Hoefker.

The School Counseling staff will be offering an informational CCP meeting on December 5 at 5:30 pm in the PAC.  This meeting will provide an overview of the program, how to apply and the deadlines.  Representatives from local universities will be in attendance to provide college-specific information. Immediately following this meeting, there will be an informational session regarding the I.T. program that THS offers in conjunction with the University of Cincinnati.

And Now for the Talawanda film clubs next installment titled World War T

Now for todays birthdays, Robert Creech and Zachary Dockery turn 16. Happy Birthday.

Students interested in traveling with Ms Mann and Mr Tincher in 2021 should attend the informational meeting on Thursday, December 5, from 7:00-7:45 in room 319. This is directly after parent/teacher conferences. Parents, grandparents, guardians please attend, too! 

Attention National Honor Society members:  We will have a full membership meeting after school this Thursday above the Media Center.  See you there!

And now for Whats the T and Luke WP

ONE DAY MORE.

This Friday the Brave basketball team will be hosting Brave Madness with scrimmages from every team from 7th grade all the way up to the Varsity night cap it will run from 6:30-8:30 tickets will be $4 all proceeds will support the Boys Basketball program.

And that’s our broadcast on this day. I’m Luke West Poley. Thanks so much for watching, and have a great day.