March 24th, 2017

Good Morning Talawanda, it is Friday March 24th, 2017   

Attention all Talawnda students: you have been recycling at lunch for the recycling wars. Currently in the lead is A lunch with 10 lbs and B and C lunch are both tied with 8 pounds. Keep recycling Talawanda!

Attention NHS members: shirt orders are due TODAY.  Please check your email from Ms. Alfonsi for details!

Do you have shoes in your closet that you never wear and can use a good home?  Bring them to the main office to support a TMS fundraiser!  We will be collecting shoes for one more week.

Setting Stone will resume Monday meetings starting on Monday, March 27th. All Setting Stone members should plan on attending Monday’s meeting.

Freshmen who are interested in the Butler Tech 10th Grade Academy should complete there application on the Butler Tech website.  Click on Teen Education and future students.  Click Learn More and Apply.  See Mrs. Peter with any questions.

Students interested in participating in the Talent Show this year please pick up a form from the bulletin board in the hallway outside the guidance office. Stay tuned for more information coming soon!

During the Months of March and April, Voila will be collecting bars of soap for the Oxford Family Resource Center.  Please put in the blue bin outside of room 118.  Thank you for your continued support.

Birthdays for today: Tyler Begley and Zelma Griffin both turning 17 and on Saturday it is Kenna Jackson turning 16, also for tomorrow it is Mr. Rhoton and Mr. Ruther’s birthday 

Home games for today: Boys JV Lacrosse vs. Taylor at 6, home games for tomorrow include Boys JV and Varsity Baseball vs. St. X, JV plays at 12 and Varsity at 2, also Girls JV and Varsity Softball vs. Walnut Hills, JV at 2 and Varsity at 4

Have a day Talawanda!

March 23rd, 2017

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Good Morning Talawanda, it is Thursday March 23rd, 2017   

Attention NHS members: shirt orders are due by Friday.  Please check your email from Ms. Alfonsi for details!

Do you have shoes in your closet that you never wear and can use a good home?  Bring them to the main office to support a TMS fundraiser!  We will be collecting shoes for one more week.

There is no Art Club today. Listen to announcements for the next meeting or stop by Mr. Hunsche’s room for any questions.

Students interested in participating in the Talent Show this year please pick up a form from the bulletin board in the hallway outside the guidance office. Stay tuned for more information coming soon!

During the Months of March and April, Voila will be collecting bars of soap for the Oxford Family Resource Center.  Please put in the blue bin outside of room 118.  Thank you for your continued support.

Birthdays for today: Lily Hess turning 15, Lisa Greene and Nolan Endres both turning 18

Home games for today: Boys JV Baseball vs. Colerain at 5, Boys JV and Varsity Lacrosse vs. Centerville, JV at 5 and Varsity at 7:15, also Girls Varsity Softball vs. Oakwood at 5 

Have a day Talawanda!

March 22nd, 2017

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Good Morning Talawanda, it is Wednesday March 22nd, 2017   

Attention NHS members: shirt orders are due by Friday.  Please check your email from Ms. Alfonsi for details!

FCA, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, will be meeting today, after school in Mrs. Schick’s, room 220. Gabby Clauson will be sharing with us this week. Bring a friend and hope to see you there!

Students interested in participating in the Talent Show this year please pick up a form from the bulletin board in the hallway outside the guidance office. Stay tuned for more information coming soon!

We have a special word from Ms. Ruther regarding the recycling challenge

During the Months of March and April, Voila will be collecting bars of soap for the Oxford Family Resource Center.  Please put in the blue bin outside of room 118.  Thank you for your continued support.

Birthdays for today: Logan Kist turning 17

Home games for today: Boys JV Baseball vs. Fairfield at 5, Girls JV Softball vs. Madeira also at 5, and Boys Varsity Lacrosse vs. Wilmington at 6

Have a day Talawanda!

March 21st, 2017

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Good Morning Talawanda, it is Tuesday March 21st, 2017   

Attention NHS members: shirt orders are due by Friday.  Please check your email from Ms. Alfonsi for details!

NHS would like to congratulate the winning team from our charity volleyball tournament:  “How I Set Your Mother.”  Awesome job, ladies!  Thank you to everyone who came out to play! Ms. Alfonsi would like to thank all the NHS members who helped advertise, set up, ref, keep score, play, tear down…your work is appreciated.  An extra thank you to Isaac Diskin, our delightful emcee.

Spring Social Dance Committee and anyone who helped with the spring social: Please join us today in Room 210 for a thank you ice cream social right after school with Best Buddies. There will be ice cream with lots of toppings!!!

During the Months of March and April, Voila will be collecting bars of soap for the Oxford Family Resource Center.  Please put in the blue bin outside of room 118.  Thank you for your continued support.

Attention all boys basketball players, even those in a spring sport. Please stop by Coach Glaser’s room immediately after school for a very brief but important meeting.

No birthdays for today but belated birthdays from yesterday include Alicia Waggoner and Dakota Kiefer both turning 17 and Nick Carr turning 18

And now to weather, followed by a special contest in addition to the lunch recycling wars.  Make sure you pay attention because you could win a $25 gift card to Buffalo Wild Wings.

Have a day Talawanda!

March 17th, 2017

Good Morning Talawanda, it is Friday March 17th, 2017   

Congratulations to the new 17-18 Talawanda FFA Officers, who filled out an application, two interviews, and a popular vote. These seven will lead the Ag Department in the coming year: Vice President Sarah Allen, Treasurer Kyndal Haven, Reporter Caroline Vonderhaar, President Jake Schulte, Scretary Wally Minges, Student Advisor Eric Glaab, and Sentinel Emily Jones. Go aggies!

Playing in the NHS volleyball tournament?  Please get your consent forms to Ms. Alfonsi in room 315 today!  You can’t play without this form.  Thanks!

Photography club will not meet TODAY. We will meet again on Tuesday, March 28th.

During the Months of March and April, Voila will be collecting bars of soap for the Oxford Family Resource Center.  Please put in the blue bin outside of room 118.  Thank you for your continued support.

There will be an ice cream social with the Spring Social Committee this Tuesday from 2:30-3:15 in room 210! Hope to see you there!

Have a day Talawanda!

March 16th, 2017

Good Morning Talawanda, it is Thursday March 16th, 2017  

Playing in the NHS volleyball tournament?  Please get your consent forms to Ms. Alfonsi in room 315 today!  You can’t play without this form.  Thanks!

During the Months of March and April, Voila will be collecting bars of soap for the Oxford Family Resource Center.  Please put in the blue bin outside of room 118.  Thank you for your continued support.

Freshmen, candles. Sell some. Turn in to room 316. Get yummy snacks.

There will be an ice cream social with the Spring Social Committee this Tuesday from 2:30-3:15 in room 210! Hope to see you there!

Have an appropriate day Talawanda!

March 15th, 2017

Good Morning Talawanda, it is Wednesday March 15th, 2017

Friendly reminder to All FFA members, tonight’s FFA meeting will be officer elections. Please make every effort to attend. While every meeting is important, this is more important than most. The candidates appreciate your support! Go Aggies!   

FCA, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, will be meeting TODAY in Mrs. Schick’s, room 220, after school. Jenny Lee will be speaking this week, bring a friend and hope to see you there!

Diversity Club will be meeting today, directly after school until 2:30 in room 413. Members from Oxford’s PFLAG will be coming to discuss how our clubs can collaborate and unify. Anyone is welcome to attend, and we hope to see you there!

Spring social dance committee and all who helped out or attended the Spring Social: Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, Mach 21st. We want to thank you for your hard work with some tasty treats. Meet in Room 210 right after school!

Freshmen, candles. Sell some. Turn in to room 316. Get yummy snacks.

Do you like the sound of a class where you can have hundreds of people applauding for you, and there is no homework?  Come to the auditions for the THS Choir program tonight at 6:00 pm in the Choir Room.  The Women’s Ensemble and Chamber Singers are looking for new members for next school year.  After a brief group-learning session, your tryout will only take a few minutes.  The THS Choirs have prepared graduates to enter choirs and a cappella groups in colleges all across the country, and we would love to see you.  We have performed music from over 1000 years ago to today’s hits, and have performed in over 20 world languages in the last decade.  If you are interested but can’t make it tonight, get a message to Mr. Pearson to work out a better time.  Don’t miss out on this great learning and performing experience!

Birthdays for today: Joseph Copeland turning 15, Mikaela Bretz, Kaitlyn Huelsman and Samantha Bernal all turning 17 

Have a day Talawanda!

March 14th, 2017

Good Morning Talawanda, it is Tuesday March 14th, 2017

The successes keep on rolling! The Talawanda FFA Chapter received great news from last week’s competitions. The Small Engines team currently sitting 10th in Ohio – 3rd District! Alex Herrmann 8th high individual in Ohio out of 828 total in Ohio. Our top 7 all are in the top 1/4th of Ohio. Our Greenhand Quiz team finished 20th of 138 teams – 4th district and most importantly 1st in Butler County. Tops on our team were Joseph Copeland, Grace Suit, Eliza Jones and Owen Lohrey. There were 1914 Freshmen in Ohio that took this online quiz and ten of us Braves scored in the top 25% of the contest! This is quite a feat. Great job 9th graders! Banner Alert! Our Farm Business Management team finished 3rd in Ohio of 83 teams and earned another coveted blue banner to hang in the 600 hallway! Jacob Schulte (3rd high individual and of 724 total) and Austin Garner 8th high individual anchored our team with Nick Carr, and Beth Hansford rounding it out. Go Aggies!   

FCA, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, will be meeting this wednesday in Mrs. Schick’s, room 220, after school. Jenny Lee will be speaking this week, bring a friend and hope to see you there!

Spring social dance committee and all who helped out or attended the Spring Social: Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, Mach 21st. We want to thank you for your hard work with some tasty treats. Meet in Room 210 right after school!

Freshmen, candles. Sell some. Turn in to room 316. Get yummy snacks.

TOMORROW is our annual Music, Sweet Music concert and dessert tasting. Desserts start at 6:30 and cost only $5 for 2 desserts and a drink. Performances by the Jazz and Steel Bands are free and start at 7pm. The event is in the Cafeteria. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the evening.

Birthdays for today: Corin Ledford turning 15, Patrick Morrow and Cassandra Foltz both turning 16, Tyler Brown turning 17, and Ryan Lawson turning 18

Have a day Talawanda!

March 13th, 2017

Good Morning Talawanda, it is Monday March 13th, 2017

5 FFA State competitors, 5 top ten finishers in state competitions! Congratulations to Josh Tussey and Alex Herrman on finishing 8th in Ohio in AG Power Diagnostics. Both boys received a $1,000 scholarship to the University of Northwestern Ohio. Next State Public Speaking, where we had 3 speakers at the event. All three finished in the top ten at the competition. Sarah Allen finished 9th in state in extemporaneous, Emily Mullen finished 7th in advanced prepared, and Eliza Jones finished 2nd in the state in creed speaking. Eliza will be representing Ohio at the Big E in Massachusetts in September. Great job to all. Go aggies! 

Playing in the NHS volleyball tournament?  Please turn in forms and money to Ms. Alfonsi by the end of the day TODAY.  See Ms. Alfonsi or an NHS member if you need a form.

Congratulations to our four finalists in the Rotary Four Speech Contest. Fourth place winner was Kaitlyn King, Third place was Hannah Hurst. Second place was Dakota Bailey-Van Kuren and first place winner went to Amily Zhou Wang. Amily will compete in the district competition in April. She also receives $125 from the Oxford Rotary Club for her winning speech. Congrats all!

Spring social dance committee and all who helped out or attended the Spring Socialt: Please mark your calendars for Tuesday 3/21. We want to thank you for your hard work with some tasty treats. Meet in Room 210 right after school!

Congratulations to your THS Mock Trial team for making it to the sweet 16 at State competition. Senior Dakota BVK won outstanding attorney and Senior Kendall Cramer won both outstanding witness and outstanding attorney awards.  THS Mock Trial is in the top 5% of teams in the state and it was a great end to the season.

The THS Choir program will be having auditions for next year’s choirs this week in the evenings after school.  Tonight, the tryouts for the Show Choir begin at 7:00 pm in the Choir Room.  You don’t need to prepare anything in advance, just show up with a pencil and dress in athletic clothing for the dance portion of the audition.  The tryouts for Women’s Ensemble and Chamber Singers are tomorrow and begin at 6:00 pm in the Choir Room.  Great music and a class with almost NO HOMEWORK?!?!?  You have to get in on this!

SENIORS, If you ordered graduation announcements, Jostens will be here tomorrow during lunch to hand them out.  Please be sure to pick them up in the cafeteria during your lunch period to pick them up.  Thank you!

Freshmen, candles. Sell some. Turn in to room 316. Get yummy snacks.

This Wednesday is our annual Music, Sweet Music concert and dessert tasting. Desserts start at 6:30 and cost only $5 for 2 desserts and a drink. Performances by the Jazz and Steel Bands are free and start at 7pm. The event is in the Cafeteria. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the evening.

Birthdays for today: Isabella Marchione turning 15

Have a day Talawanda!

March 10th, 2017

Good Morning Talawanda, it is Friday March 10th, 2017

Congratulations to the ten, yes ten State FFA degree recipients from the Talawanda FFA in 2017. The most in a single year in our history. That’s 19 State FFA degrees in two years. The State FFA Degree is given to Juniors and Seniors in High School and is the 2nd highest degree in FFA. These members include Sarah Allen, Katie Tilford, Caroline Vonderhaar, Wally Minges, Jacob Schulte, Tony ZOOBAN, Eric Glaab, Josh Tussey, Morgan Abrams and Emma Glazier! Go aggies!

Playing in the NHS volleyball tournament?  Please turn in forms and money to Ms. Alfonsi by the end of the day on Monday.  See Ms. Alfonsi or an NHS member if you need a form.

Have some old shoes that don’t fit anymore?  Need to clean out your closet?  Bring them to the main office and help support TMS student field trips!  We have filled 38 bags across the community, but the goal is 100.  We can do it!  Thank you in advance for your support!

Freshmen: We have decided to extend the candle sale fundraiser until March 15. Please stop by the office or Room 316 if you need a seller packet. It is super important that we meet our goals so that homecoming is possible in the fall of 2017. Ask your teachers, friends and family to buy. Even one sale helps!!!

Attention all students: you have received an email last week regarding where you were born. This survey is really important as it helps show the diversity in Talawanda. Again all students check your email!

No birthdays for today but on Saturday it will be Augustus Lake turning 17, and on Sunday it will be Kenneth Lehman turning 16, Brianna curry and Brianna Kramer both turning 17

Have a day Talawanda!