February 15th, 2018

Good morning Talawanda! Today is Thursday February 15, 2018

Register a team for the NHS Volleyball tournament! Teams of six need to register by Tuesday, February 20th for the tournament to be held at 6:30 on Friday, February 23 in the gym. The cost is $30 per team to register. Pick up an orange form form NHS members at lunch, or see Ms. Alfonsi in room 315.

The Setting Stone Literary-Arts magazine is looking for your writing and artwork to be considered for inclusion in their Spring print magazine. If you have original poetry, short stories, photography, or artwork—they want it! Submit your work to settingstone@talawanda.org, and check out past work on settingstone.org.

Save the date! YIT is planning an event that you do not want to miss on Friday March, 9th! More details to follow!

Congratulations to Peyton Weekly, Justin Beckner, Dalton Norris, and Grace Suit for finishing in second place at the Ag Sales competition, they are the highest placing team in recent memory. Sarah Allen finished third in the The District extemporaneous speaking, Hely Pittman finished first in the district in creed speaking, and Kasey Condo finished first in beginning prepared speaking. Please wish Haley and Kasey good luck on March 3rd at the state finals.

Today’s FCCLA fact for National FCCLA week: Service learning is a huge part of FCCLA and the THS Chapter has offered and completed over 600 hours of service so far this school year.

And now for a report on the Penny War Progress.

The Seniors and Juniors, after that donation, are now in 3rd and 4th place respectively.  The Sophomores are in 2nd place, with the Freshmen in the lead on this last day of donations.  Please give as much as you can until the end of the day to help with Alzheimer’s research.

Birthdays for today: Adam Crank, Quinn Kissell, and Luke Eiche turn 16.

And now to Patty G with sports

The swim teams will be competing in the district tournament this weekend at Miami’s Rec Center hoping to secure some berths to the state tournament. Heading into the meet, Jess Crowder is seeded 5th in the 50 freestyle, while the boys 200 medley really team of John Anzano, Jonah Jones, Ben Crowder, and Noah Curry is seeded 7th. The Boys swim at 1-:45 Saturday morning, while the girls will swim at 5:45 on Saturday afternoon. They’re all trying to earn a spot in the state tournament which is next weekend in Canton, Ohio. Good luck to all those competing this weekend!

Also good luck to the hockey team, who begins district play in their tournament this weekend, and the boys basketball team who visits Ross tomorrow night. The girl’s basketball team begins postseason play against Wilmington on Saturday at 7. It’s playoff time – so grab some dubs guys!

Don’t forget – Senior Guard Addie Brown was nominated for the Cincinnati Enquirer’s top Ohio Girls Basketball player of the week based upon her record-breaking games, but we need to vote for Addie to be named the winner! Voting ends on Friday at 3pm ET. You can vote once a day per device. So grab your phone AND Chromebook and cast two votes now. You can find the link to vote on our Twitter page, @bravedailynews.

The track and field team is conditioning on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays during February. Meet in the cafeteria at 3pm each day. Official practice will start on March 5th. For more info, please see Mrs. Aerni in room 122.

In today’s Olympic medal count, Norway is now in the lead with 17 medals. Germany follows with 15, Canada has 13, The Netherlands 12, and the US 8.

Today’s Alzheimer’s fact for Alzheimer’s week? By 2029, Alzheimer’s and other dementias will cost the nation $542 billion dollars.

February 14th, 2018

Good morning Talawanda! Today is Wednesday, February 13, 2018

Be sure to check out the Talawanda Tribune online after school today for some content updated for Valentines Day, including last-minute tips for grifts, 14 pieces of advice about love, 5 non-traditional love songs, and dating horror stories from your favorite teachers. Go to talawandatribune.org or click on the link from the district’s web portal.

Register a team for the NHS Volleyball tournament! Teams of six need to register by Tuesday, February 20th for the tournament to be held at 6:30 on Friday, February 23 in the gym. The cost is $30 per team to register. Pick up an orange form NHS members at lunch, or see Ms. Alfonsi in room 315.

The Setting Stone Literary-Arts magazine is looking for your writing and artwork to be considered for inclusion in their Spring print magazine. If you have original poetry, short stories, photography, or artwork—they want it! Submit your work to settingstone@talawanda.org, and check out past work on settingstone.org.

Today’s FCCLA fact for National FCCLA week: Students are providing lunch for the school staff today in honor of National FCCLA Day during 5th period, so please stop down to room 611. FCCLA would like to thank the staff for everything they have done to help and support this year. Tomorrow is FCCLA gear day, so members please wear your shirts.

And now for a piece on Black History Month

And now for a Penny Wars update, and then Patty G with sports

Senior Guard Addie Brown was nominated for the Cincinnati Enquirer’s top Ohio Girls Basketball player of the week based on her record-breaking games, but we need to vote for Addie to be named the winner! Voting ends on Friday at 3 pm ET. You can vote once a day per device. So grab your phone AND Chromebook and cast two votes now. You can find the link to vote on our Twitter page, @bravedailynews.  LINK TO VOTE CLICK HERE!

Other than that, there are no home games or results to discuss today from Talawanda.

In today’s Olympic medal count, Germany is the new leader with 12 medals, The Netherlands and Norway are tied with 11, Canada has 10, and the US has  7 including 4 golds after Shaun White’s impressive performance last night.

Today’s Alzheimer’s fact for Alzheimer’s week? 2/3 of Americans with Alzheimer’s are women.

And That’s our broadcast on this Wednesday. I’m Patrick Geshan. Thanks for watching and have a happy valentine’s day!

February 13, 2018

Good morning Talawanda! Today is Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Club news for today: Best Buddies members will be having their Valentine’s party today after school in room 316. Hope to see you there!

Setting Stone members: please stop by room 320 today to sign thank you cards.

The school counseling staff will be offering an informational CCP meeting today at 5:00 pm in PAC. This meeting will provide an overview of the program, along with how to apply and deadlines. Representatives from local universities will attend to provide college-specific information.

Today is the last day you can purchase Valograms for Valentine’s Day! Pails of candy and plush hearts are $4 each. All money will be used to buy objects to make hygiene kits for the homeless community, so make sure to get some sweets for the special person in your life!

The Setting Stone Literary-Arts magazine is looking for your writing and artwork to be considered for inclusion in their Spring print magazine. If you have original poetry, short stories, photography, or artwork—they want it! Submit your work to settingstone@talawanda.org, and check out past work on settingstone.org.

Today’s FCCLA fact for National FCCLA week: their colors are red and white; red represents strength and white represent sincerity of purpose. Tomorrow is Unite in Red day, show your support for FCCLA by wearing red.

And now for the NHS Volleyball tournament

And now for a Penny Wars update, and then Patty G with sports

No results or home games to discuss today, but the track and field team is conditioning on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays during February. Meetings will be held in the cafeteria at 3:00 pm each day. Official practice will begin on March 5. For more information, please see Mrs. Aerni in room 122.

Here’s Today’s Winter Olympic Medal Count: Many medals were awarded in action yesterday, but Norway still leads the count with 11 medals. The Netherlands and Canada are tied with 10, and the US is in 4th place with 6.

Today’s Alzheimer’s fact: There was an 89 percent increase in deaths due to Alzheimer’s between 2000 and 2014. Deaths from Alzheimer’s nearly doubled during this period while those from heart disease – the leading cause of death have declined.

That’s our broadcast on this Tuesday. I’m Patrick Geshan. Thanks for watching and have a great day!

February 12, 2018

Good morning Talawanda! Today is Monday, February 12, 2018

Club news for today: Best Buddies members will be having their Valentine’s party tomorrow after school in room 316. Hope to see you there!

Fellowship of Christian Students will meet today after school in Mr. Newberry’s, room 219, for some games, fellowship, and fun. Bring your friends, hope to see you there!

The school counseling staff will be offering an informational CCP meeting tomorrow at 5:00 pm in PAC. This meeting will provide an overview of the program, along with how to apply and deadlines. Representatives from local universities will attend to provide college-specific information.

National FCCLA week begins today. Here at THS we have an active FCCLA chapter with 130 members strong! We have State Officers Aaron Hool and Regional President Braelynn Wagers. There are over 5,400 FCCLA chapters nationwide.

It’s about that time of year; to send a special message to that special someone! FCCLA will be selling Valograms at lunch until tomorrow, which will be delivered on February 14. Pails of candy and plush hearts are $4 each. All money will be used to buy objects to make hygiene kits for the homeless community, so make sure to get some sweets for the special person in your life!

And now a message for the Freshman from Dr. Weatherwax

And now to Patty G with sports

This past weekend, the Braves Swim Teams took part in the first round of their state tournament- the sectional swim meets. The boys’ team placed 4th out of the 15 teams present at their meet, while the girls’ team finished 5th out of the 12 teams present. It was an outstanding weekend for the Braves as 44 of the 57 individual swims were personal bests. Moving on to districts are John Anzano, Ben Crowder, Noah Curry, Ethan DiMenna, Jonah Jones, Luke Liang, Blake Madden, Rory Adryan, Jess Crowder, Camille Flaspohler, and Maria Marecos. The weekend was highlighted by Jess Crowder’s victory in the 50 Free. She is now seeded 5th in the event headed into the district swim meet this weekend with a legitimate shot to qualify for states. On the boys’ side, the 200 Medley Relay is seeded 7th going into the district meet, while the 200 Free Relay is seeded 10th. The district swim meet is this Saturday at Miami’s Rec Center.

The boys basketball team lost in their game at Northwest on Friday night by a score of 63-43. Ty Hornsby was the leading scorer for the Braves with 17 points. Evan James had 16. The boys record falls to 5-16, 2-9 in the SWOC.

The girls basketball team also lost over the weekend. They played Ross on Saturday. The final score was 38 to 29. Their record falls to 9-13, 2-8 in the SWOC.

The hockey team went 1-1 on the weekend. They lost in the quarterfinals of their league tournament on Saturday to Elder, but advanced their after beating Centerville by a score of 4-3 on Friday. Their district tournament begins tomorrow.

The Winter Olympics are well underway and lots of medals have been awarded in multiple events. The current medal count coming into today? Norway leads with 9, Germany, Netherlands, and Canada are all tied with 7, and the US has 4.

It’s Alziemers week and today’s Alzheimers fact is: someone develops Alzheimers in the US every 68 seconds.

That’s our broadcast on this Monday. I’m Patrick Geshan. Thanks for watching and have a great day!

February 9, 2018

Good morning Talawanda! Today is Friday, February 9, 2018

Club news for today: Best Buddies members will be having their Valentine’s party on February 13, after school in room 316. Hope to see you there!

The Setting Stone Coffee House is tonight! Come out and see performances from Maddy Abowitz and Evan Danielson, Katya Fisher, Mary Kate Huddleston, Nose bLeed, and many more! Tickets are still on sale now for $3, pick one up in room 320, tickets at the door are $5. For more information, and for photos from past Coffee Houses, visit settingstone.org/coffeehouse.

Lost and Found is overflowing again! Any items left will be taken to the Oxford Resource Center today. Please come to the main office to collect any of your belongings.

The school counseling staff will be offering an informational CCP meeting on February 13 at 5:00 pm in PAC. This meeting will provide an overview of the program, along with how to apply and deadlines. Representatives from local universities will attend to provide college-specific information.

It’s about that time of year; to send a special message to that special someone! FCCLA will be selling Valograms at lunch until February 13, which will be delivered on February 14. Pails of candy and plush hearts are $4 each. All money will be used to buy objects to make hygiene kits for the homeless community, so make sure to get some sweets for the special person in your life!

Anyone from Mrs. Sammons’ first semester speech class who is interested in participating in a local speech contest should see her next week. There is an opportunity to win up to $300 in this contest, it is only open to speech students from this year.

This is the last day of National School Counseling Week. Your school counselor is here to make a difference in your life- to help you dream big and reach for the stars. Dr. Seuss once said, “you’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so…get on your way!” The counseling office doors are always open and they’re ready to help. Nothing is too big or too small.

And now to Worlds News, and then Patty G with sports

The Lady Braves basketball team would like to thank everyone who attended Senior night last evening. Those in attendance were treated to a legendary performance by senior guard Addie Brown as the Braves defeated Middletown Madison by a score of 54-49, congratulations also go out to Kyra Koontz for contributing 7 points. Talawanda improved to 9-12 on the season as the seniors Addie Brown and Mikaela Bretz were honored on Senior Night. Talawanda’s Addie Brown played a very memorable and exhilarating last home game as she scored her 1000th career point in the first half of the match. Also Addie broke the school record for most points in consecutive games. On Monday, at Goshen, Addie set the new record at 38 points, and Thursday she broke that same record with 40 points. Also for the second straight game, Addie made 7 three-point field goals to tie the school record for the most in three games, along with the most three-point field goals in a season. The previous record was set at 54, set by Lara Pavloff in the 1997-1998 season. Addie now has a total of 60 three-pointers for the season so far. The Braves will conclude the regular season on Saturday against Ross.

Both bowling teams went 2-0 in their senior night last night! The boys bowling team beat Hamilton by score of 2551 to 2155 yesterday. Leading scorers for the boys were Colson Bryan with a 420 and Gaege Fakes with a 417 series. The girls team beat Hamilton has well yesterday by a score of 2108 to 2083. Leading scores for them were Taylor Fakes with a 325 and Hannah Lightfield with a 286.

Good luck to the swim teams this weekend as their state tournament run has begun. The boys’ team will be swimming in their sectional tournament meet tonight at 6:00 pm at St. Xavier while the girls’ team will meet tomorrow morning at 11:00 am, also at St. Xavier.

February 8, 2018

Good morning Talawanda! Today is Thursday, February 8, 2018

Club news for today: Best Buddies members will be having their Valentine’s party on February 13, after school in room 316. Hope to see you there!

The Setting Stone Coffee House is tomorrow night! Come out to see performances by Autumn Spencer, Ella Cope and Friends, Jasper Ralinovsky, Jordon Morehead, the Master Chef All-Stars, and many others! Tickets are on sale right now in room 320 for only $3! Tickets go up to $5 at the door.

Key Club members will be having a meeting today in Mr. Ruther’s room. The next steps will be taken towards next year’s election process, along with cleaning up trash around the school. All members need to attend, especially anyone looking for a leadership position next year.

Lost and Found is overflowing again! Any items left will be taken to the Oxford Resource Center on Friday. Please come to the main office to collect any of your belongings.

For any students who would like to send a Valentine to kids at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital can do so by going to giving.cincinnatichildrens.org/send-a-valentine

The school counseling staff will be offering an informational CCP meeting on February 13 at 5:00 pm in PAC. This meeting will provide an overview of the program, along with how to apply and deadlines. Representatives from local universities will attend to provide college-specific information.

It’s about that time of year; to send a special message to that special someone! FCCLA will be selling Valograms at lunch until February 13, which will be delivered on February 14. Pails of candy and plush hearts are $4 each. All money will be used to buy objects to make hygiene kits for the homeless community, so make sure to get some sweets for the special person in your life!

Anyone from Mrs. Sammons’ first semester speech class who is interested in participating in a local speech contest should see her next week. There is an opportunity to win up to $300 in this contest, it is only open to speech students from this year.

Katy Perry once said, “it takes a village to make me who I am.” Each of us has a village. Your village may consist of classmates, family, friends, teachers, and others who surround you each day. Your village helps you become who you want to be. Sharing your dream allows others to support and help you. Look for people who can share your dream with and who will help you achieve your goals. Stop by the school counseling office, they are waiting to help you along your way.

And now for Teachers’ Biggest Fears

And now to Worlds News, and then Patty G with sports

The boys basketball team fell to Ross on Tuesday night in their final home game by a score of 82-54. Leading scorers for the Braves were Evan James with 22 points and Josh DeWitt with 13. Ty Hornsby had 6. The boys next game is Friday at Northwest. Their record is now 5-15, 2-8 in the SWOC.

Tonight is senior night for the bowling team. Their match vs. Hamilton begins at 4pm at Oxford Lanes.

And the girls basketball team will have their senior night tonight as well in the gym against Madison. And its a special game as well. Addie Brown needs 19 points to join the very exclusive 1,000 career point club.  JV tips at 6 and Varsity at 7:30. Between the games, be sure to come early for the senior ceremony. We’ll have the game live for you on The Cube this evening. I’ve got the call starting at 7:30. To watch, visit thecube.com and search Talawanda.

Today is the first day of the Winter Olympics! That’s our broadcast on this Thursday . I’m Patrick Geshan. Thanks for watching and have a great

February 6, 2018

Good morning Talawanda! Today is Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Club news for today: for Voila members, the February meeting will be tomorrow after school in room 118. Valentines for ELL pen-pals will be made, and sign-ups will be available for the next tutorial date, which is Tuesday, February 13.

NHS members will meet today after school in the upper Media Center.

Setting Stone Coffee House tickets are on sale now! The Coffee House is this Friday, and tickets are $3. Pick one up from Mr. Aerni in room 320, tickets are $5 at the door.

Key Club members will be having a meeting on Thursday, February 8 in Mr. Ruther’s room. The next steps will be taken towards next year’s election process, along with cleaning up trash around the school. All members need to attend, especially anyone looking for a leadership position next year.

Lost and Found is overflowing again! Any items left will be taken to the Oxford Resource Center on Friday. Please come to the main office to collect any of your belongings.

This is the second day of National School Counselor Week. Everyone has hopes and dreams like the stars, that may seem so far away they can’t be touched. That doesn’t mean they have to stay out of reach. Dreams can be anything you want them to be: an academic goal, a career choice, a personal hope. Stop by the bulletin board outside the cafeteria and write your dream, or stop by and talk to your school counselor about your hopes.

For any students who would like to send a Valentine to kids at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital can do so by going to giving.cincinnatichildrens.org/send-a-valentine

The school counseling staff will be offering an informational CCP meeting on February 13 at 5:00 pm in PAC. This meeting will provide an overview of the program, along with how to apply and deadlines. Representatives from local universities will attend to provide college-specific information.

It’s about that time of year; to send a special message to that special someone! FCCLA will be selling Valograms at lunch until February 13, which will be delivered on February 14. Pails of candy and plush hearts are $4 each. All money will be used to buy objects to make hygiene kits for the homeless community, so make sure to get some sweets for the special person in your life!

And now to the Water Fountain Taste Test

And now to Worlds News, and then Patty G with sports

Last night was a record-breaking night, as the Girls’ basketball team defeated Goshen by a score of 64-54 on the road to improve to 8-12 on the season. Addie Brown led all scorers with 38 points, including 7 three-pointers while converting 11 of 11 from the free-throw line, with Kyra Koontz also contributing 12 points. Addie’s total of 38 points breaks the Talawanda girls’ basketball record for points scored in a single game; the PREVIOUS record was 35 points set in the 1971 and 1972 season by Margie Franklin. In addition, Addie’s 7 three-pointers ties the school record for most three-pointers made in a single game. THAT record was formerly set by Lara Pavloff in the 1996 and 1997 season. Addie was also able to surpass the career free-throw record of 301 to now 319 last Wednesday, formerly set by Lee Hart from 1982 and 1986. So, SO far Addie has been able to break the record for free throws in a game, free throws in a season, free throws in a career, and points scored in a game. The girls’ team would like to invite the student body, faculty, and staff to Senior Night on Wednesday at 7:30 pm, for recognition of seniors Addie Brown and Mikaela Bretz.

One home game for tonight: it’s the BOYS Basketball senior night against Ross. Freshman tip at 4:30, JV at 6, and Varsity at 7:30. Before the Varsity game, there will be a ceremony to honor the seniors. If you can’t make it to the gym tonight, you can catch the ceremony and the game on thecube.com. I’ll have the call starting at 7:30. To watch, visit thecube.com and search Talawanda.

There are 2 more days until the Winter Olympics! That’s our broadcast on this Tuesday . I’m Patrick Geshan. Thanks for watching, and have a great day!

February 5, 2018

Good morning Talawanda! Today is Monday, February 5, 2018

Club news for today: for Voila members, the February meeting will be Wednesday after school in room 118. Valentines for ELL pen-pals will be made, and sign-ups will be available for the next tutorial date, which is Tuesday, February 13.

NHS members will meet tomorrow after school in the upper Media Center.

Setting Stone Coffee House tickets are on sale now! The Coffee House is this Friday, and tickets are $3. Pick one up from Mr. Aerni in room 320, tickets are $5 at the door.

All Coffee House performers must come to a short mandatory meeting today after school in room 320

Key Club members will be having a meeting on Thursday, February 8 in Mr. Ruther’s room. The next steps will be taken towards next year’s election process, along with cleaning up trash around the school. All members need to attend, especially anyone looking for a leadership position next year.

Lost and Found is overflowing again! Any items left will be taken to the Oxford Resource Center on Friday. Please come to the main office to collect any of your belongings.

Today begins National School Counseling Week. The focus of the week is to help students reach for the stars. Harriet Tubman once said, “every dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” Your school counselors are here to help you explore your dreams and discover how to achieve them.

For any students who would like to send a Valentine to kids at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital can do so by going to giving.cincinnatichildrens.org/send-a-valentine

The school counseling staff will be offering an informational CCP meeting on February 13 at 5:00 pm in PAC. This meeting will provide an overview of the program, along with how to apply and deadlines. Representatives from local universities will attend to provide college-specific information.

And now to an announcement from FCA

And now to Worlds News, and Patty G talks the super bowl with Ben Eisenbraun

The boys’ basketball team went 1-1 over the weekend. The Braves won in Mount Healthy on Friday night by a score of 53-51 with some late-game heroics. Evan James had 19 points in that game and Ty Hornsby scored 17 for the 5th win of the season. On Saturday, the Braves fell to Edgewood by a score of 84-37 at home. Their record is now 5-14 and 2-7 in the SWOC.

The Girls Basketball team also fell in their game on Saturday by a margin of 43-21 to Northwest. Leading scorers for the Braves were Addie Brown with 10 points. Kyra Koontz had 4.

The hockey team also played this weekend. They beat Centerville on Friday night by a score of 6-3 in the last game of the regular season. Their league record finishes at 11-2 to end the season. Next up for them is the playoffs.

There are 3 more days until the Winter Olympics! That’s our broadcast on this Monday. I’m Patrick Geshan. Thanks for watching and have a great day!

February 2, 2018

Good morning Talawanda! Today is Friday, February 2, 2018

Club news for today: for Voila members, the February meeting will be next Wednesday after school in room 118. Valentines for ELL pen-pals will be made, and sign-ups will be available for the next tutorial date, which is Tuesday, February 13.

NHS members will meet on Tuesday, February 6 after school in the upper Media Center.

Key Club members will be having a meeting on Thursday, February 8 in Mr. Ruther’s room. The next steps will be taken towards next year’s election process, along with cleaning up trash around the school. All members need to attend, especially anyone looking for a leadership position next year.

Anyone who would like to help out with the Spring Social who could not attend Mrs. Sammons’ meeting should stop by room 316 to sign up. She would love to have as many students involved as possible!

Are you interested in performing at the February 9th Setting Stone Coffee House? This is the last day you can sign up! Spots are limited, so if you are interested, sign up as soon as possible. Performers will need to attend a meeting on Monday in room 320.

Everyone’s least favorite Hallmark holiday, Valentine’s Day, is coming up. Do you want to know how to woo your crush or how to break up with someone before spending money on chocolates and flowers?

Consider submitting your problem to the Talawanda Tribune’s Asking for a Friend. Go to talawandatribune.org and submit your problem through the Asking for a Friend link.

And now to Ben’s Super Bowl Predictions.

Birthdays for today: Jonathan Merlo and Rita Armitage turn 15, Clayton Keeler turns 16, and John Krumpe turns 18.

And now to Worlds News, followed by Patty G with sports

Well before we get to ANY Sports today, I have to report that Punxsutawney Phil DID see his shadow this morning and scurried back into his hole, so there will be six more weeks of winter. It is the second straight year Phil tells us that were in for a long winter.

The boys bowling team dropped their match to Ross yesterday be a score of 2843 to 2497. Leading scorers were Jake Michael with a 416 series and Gaege Fakes with a 368 series.

The Girls team also lost their match yesterday by a close margin. The final score was 2002 to 1988. The leading scorers for them were Taylor Fakes with a 336 and Emma Steigerwald with a 315.

There are 7 more days until the Winter Olympics! That’s our broadcast on this Friday. I’m Patrick Geshan. Thanks for watching and have a safe Super Bowl Weekend!

February 1, 2018

Good morning Talawanda! Today is Thursday, February 1, 2018

Club news for today: for Voila members, the February meeting will be next Wednesday after school in room 118. Valentines for ELL pen-pals will be made, and sign-ups will be available for the next tutorial date, which is Tuesday, February 13.

NHS members will meet on Tuesday, February 6 after school in the upper Media Center.

Anyone who would like to help out with the Spring Social who could not attend Mrs. Sammons’ meeting should stop by room 316 to sign up. She would love to have as many students involved as possible!

Are you interested in performing at the February 9th Setting Stone Coffee House? This is the last week you can sign up! Spots are limited, so if you are interested, sign up as soon as possible. Performers will need to attend a meeting on Monday, February 5 in room 320.

Everyone’s least favorite Hallmark holiday, Valentine’s Day, is coming up. Do you want to know how to woo your crush or how to break up with someone before spending money on chocolates and flowers?

Consider submitting your problem to the Talawanda Tribune’s Asking for a Friend. Go to talawanda.org and submit your problem through the Asking for a Friend link.

And now for the Bean Boozled challenge

Birthdays for today: Shawn Wagers turns 15. Sarah Curry, Joseph Farler, and Jenna Tegge turn 17. Elizabeth Russell turns 19.

World News for today: Mysterious fountains and pools were discovered at a 4th-century Christian site in Israel.

And now to Patty G with sports

The women’s basketball team fell in a heartbreaker yesterday at home to Edgewood by a score of 39-31. The Braves launched a second-half comeback coming to within 3 points in the 4th quarter after being down by 14 at halftime. The Braves’ leading scorer was Addie Brown who has 14 points. Kyra Koontz had 9 and Jazz Bennett had 6. Koontz led the team in rebounds with 9. The Braves record falls to 4-6 in the SWOC and 7-11 overall. Their next game is Saturday at home against Northwest with a  2:30 tip-off.

This is a reminder to any 9th-12th grade student interested in playing Lacrosse this spring. There will be an informational parent meeting at 6:00 pm this evening in the cafeteria.

There are 8 more days until the Winter Olympics! That’s our broadcast on this Thursday. I’m Patrick Geshan. Thanks for watching and have a splendid day!