May 10th, 2021

Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Monday, May 10th, 2021.

Fall Cross Country information is ready.  Please see Coach Mills or Coach Webb for the info.

Seniors, cap and gown orders have arrived! Please come to the main office to pick them up! 

Happy birthday to Trey Gross, Trista Reddy, Leah Noga, and Makenzie Steed.

Now for sports with Goon Squad

In sports this weekend; the softball team absolutely obliterated Northwest with a score of 12-5

Congratulations to Kiefer Bell and Hannah Lippencott for their amazing performances at the Mason invitational

Home games today: Varsity baseball takes on the LaSalle Lancers.

Good luck to our softball team as they travel to creekside middle school to compete in the sectional tournament.

That’s our broadcast today, I’m Not Luke West Poley, why don’t you say so, oh, that’s not the lyric. Thanks so much for watching.

Friday, May 7th 2021

Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Friday, May 7th, 2021.

The Setting Stone Coffee House is today! Come out to see excellent performances by THS students and staff—solo acts, spoken word, cover bands—and the triumphant return of Nosebleed! Tickets are on sale right now! Pick yours up from Mr. Aerni in room 320 today for only $3. Tickets go up to $5 at the gate. Gates open at 6:00, and the event starts at 6:30.

Attention Seniors – At this point in time all transcript requests will be held until the end of the year when all grades are finalized and the graduation date is included.  If you need to have it sent out before this time please let the guidance office know. Also, all transcript requests are now done through Parchment.  If you have not set up an account yet you need to do this soon. Please see Mrs Roy or your counselor with any questions.

Now for some senior reminders followed by sports with Luke West Poley

A four-peat for the boys tennis team was the only athletic event last night, a clean sweep of the singles propelled the brave to eek out a 3 point edge over Harrison to claim another SWOC title, the team is back in action tonight at home versus Moeller.

Home games for today: The tennis team hosts Moeller at 4, good luck to Kiefer Bell and Hannah Lippincott who will be competing at the Mason invitational miles today along with the top competition in the midwest Hannah’s race goes off at 6 and Kiefer’s is at 8:15.

That’s our broadcast today, I’m Luke West Poley, why don’t you say so, thanks so much for watching, and have a great weekend.

May 6th, 2021

Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Monday, May 3rd, 2021.

The Setting Stone Coffee House is this Friday! Come out to see excellent performances by THS students and staff—solo acts, spoken word, cover bands—and the triumphant return of Nosebleed! Tickets are on sale right now! Pick yours up from Mr. Aerni in room 320 today for only $3. Tickets go up to $5 at the gate. Gates open at 6:00, and the event starts at 6:30—see you Friday!

Senior quotes need to be sent to Sarah Goll, email sarah.goll@talawanda.org.

Happy birthday today to Kel Fisher, Emily Blasi, Gunner Green,  Halen Thomas, and Nora Tobey.

Now for a prom recap followed by sports with Luke West Poley

A wild scene unfolded at MSG last night, as you can see behind me.

The track teams competed at the Hamilton “Blue Heaven” Invitational on Tuesday with the girls finishing second and the boys ninth, full team competition will resume on Tuesday with the SWOC championships at Harrison but in the meantime two standout runners-Hannah Lippincott and Kiefer Bell- will be competing in strong mile fields tomorrow at the Mason Rod Russel invitational.

The baseball team knocked off Northwest last night 13-1 in 5 innings, they will head down the road to play the nights again tomorrow night.

The softball team also defeated Northwest at home yesterday in a 10-5 decision, the team combined for 13 hits in the winning effort, they also picked up two wins earlier in the week on Monday and Tuesday over Ross and Mount Healthy, the team is now 14-10 overall and 8-6 in the SWOC with their next action coming tomorrow at Northwest.

The tennis edged Elder in a 3-2 match last night to improve to 11-4 on the season, good luck to them as they are looking to defend their SWOC title at the tournament as we speak.

The lacrosse team split their two games over the break picking up a big win against La Salle on the road, 21-10 but falling on senior night last night to CHCA 19-9, they are now 10-4 and will take the trip to Madeira on Tuesday.

Home games for today: None, but once again good luck to the tennis team as they are currently competing at the SWOC championships.

That’s our broadcast today, I’m Luke West Poley, shoutout to Emily Blasi because she told me to, Gravy for Pope, thanks so much for watching, and have a great day.

May 3rd, 2021

Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Monday, May 3rd, 2021.

The Setting Stone Coffee House is this Friday! Come out to see excellent performances by THS students and staff–solo acts, spoken word, cover bands–and the triumphant return of Nosebleed! Tickets are on sale right now! Pick yours up from Mr. Aerni in room 320 today for only $3. Tickets go up to $5 at the gate. Gates open at 6:00, and the event starts at 6:30–see you Friday!

Senior quotes need to be sent to Sarah Goll, email sarah.goll@talawanda.org.

Happy birthday today to Douglas Sizemore and Adam Zuccarell.

Now for student of the week followed by sports with Luke West Poley

The track teams both came away with first place trophies from the Ross invite on Friday night, they will head to Hamilton to compete at the Big Blue invitational tomorrow.

The baseball team picked up 2 run rules after a weather delay pushed their doubleheader with Mount Healthy to last Friday, Evan Kennel pitched a 5 inning no hitter, and Niko Amarantos did the same in 2 innings in game 2, the Brave improve to 12-8 overall and 7-4 in the conference and will play tonight at Ross.

The softball team beat Mount Healthy twice on Friday, 9-0 was the score in both contests, the softball team is back over the 500 hump at 11-10 overall, and will also head to Ross tonight.

And congrats to the Ac Chal team who placed 10th at the state competition at Columbus St. Charles on Saturday.

Home games for today: None

That’s our broadcast today, I’m Luke West Poley, I make sure that North Side eat, thanks so much for watching, we’ll see you on Thursday.

April 30th, 2021

Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Friday, April 30th, 2021.

Tickets for the May 7th Setting Stone Coffee House are on sale now! The Coffee House will be on Friday, May 7th in the courtyard outside the cafeteria, and feature performances from THS students! Tickets are limited, so pick one up today! Stop by Mr. Aerni’s room (320) to grab yours for $3. Any remaining tickets will be on sale at the gate for $5.

The 2021 Prom will be tomorrow, May 1 from 7:00-11:00 pm here at THS. Tickets are $20 and purchasing information will be sent to you via email. All current Juniors and Seniors, as well as the class of 2020, are invited to attend the prom. The prom theme is “City of Stars”. Please dress accordingly for the elements and a concrete dance floor. See Ms Mann if you have any questions! 

Seniors, graduation is fast approaching! If you intend to participate in graduation please make sure you have ordered your Cap and Gown by May 1st. You can go to Jostens.com to place your order. Cap and Gown orders will be handed out to Face-to-Face students on May 7th, for Online Learners they will be available for pick up in the main office the week of May 10th from 7:30am to 3pm.

Happy birthday today to Colton Clinton, Sarah Adkins, and Hannah Adkins-Lamb.

Now a friendship walk recap followed by sports with Luke West Poley

The track team competed at the Ross reserve invite yesterday, the boys came away with a second place finish and the girls were third, the rest of the team will compete at the Ross Invitational tonight.

The girls softball game was cancelled last night.

Home games for today: the baseball team will make up their rain out doubleheader tonight versus Mount Healthy.

That’s our broadcast today, Dun dun dun duun, dun dun duuun, dun dun dun duuuuun, dun dun dun dun dun , thanks so much for watching, we’ll see you on Monday.

April 29th, 2021

Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Thursday, April 29th, 2021.

Tickets for the May 7th Setting Stone Coffee House are on sale now! The Coffee House will be on Friday, May 7th in the courtyard outside the cafeteria, and feature performances from THS students! Tickets are limited, so pick one up today! Stop by Mr. Aerni’s room (320) to grab yours for $3. Any remaining tickets will be on sale at the gate for $5.

The 2021 Prom will be May 1 from 7:00-11:00 pm here at THS. Tickets are $20 and purchasing information will be sent to you via email. All current Juniors and Seniors, as well as the class of 2020, are invited to attend the prom. The prom theme is “City of Stars”. Please dress accordingly for the elements and a concrete dance floor. See Ms Mann if you have any questions! 

All boys interested in playing golf this summer or next fall, please plan to attend an informational meeting immediately after school today in Mr. Cawein’s room (Room 215).  Coach Gloeckner and Coach Cawein will discuss summer practice and playing opportunities as well as the fall golf season.

On behalf of Best Buddies and National Honor Society, Mrs. Sammons and Ms. Alfonsi would like to thank everyone who participated in Tuesday’s Friendship Walk.  A special thanks to Mr. Marston and the Steel Band, Mr. Zimmerman and the Digital Productions students, the Special Education Department, and Ms. Metzger and Mr. and Mrs. Ruther for their generous donations. We all had a great time!

Seniors, graduation is fast approaching! If you intend to participate in graduation please make sure you have ordered your Cap and Gown by May 1st. You can go to Jostens.com to place your order. Cap and Gown orders will be handed out to Face-to-Face students on May 7th, for Online Learners they will be available for pick up in the main office the week of May 10th from 7:30am to 3pm.

Best Buddies and National Honor Society would like to congratulate the following students for winning raffle prizes yesterday:

Hanna Vocke from Mrs. Baker’s class and Hailey Downard from Mr. Newberry’s class- Chipotle gift card. 

Emma Puckett from Dr. Weatherwax’s and Alexys Hodge from Mr. Aerni’s class- Graeter’s gift card. 

Dylan Edwards from Mrs. Gregory’s class and Gavin Schlichter  from Mrs. Baker’s class- Dunkin’ Donuts gift card. 

Madalyn Birkemeier from Mrs. LeFevers-Cummins class and Sarah Kennel from Mr. Tincher’s class- TJ Maxx gift card. 

Robert Jenkins from Mr. Kelly’s class, Aiden Young from Mrs. Gregory’s class, and Liz Hudak from Mrs. Ruther’s class all win a snack prize pack. 

Dudley Schultz from Mrs. Morgan’s class, Parker Geshan from Mr. McGhehey’s class, and Gracelyn Eberwin from Dr. Weatherwax’s class all win a Talawanda tshirt! Congratulations to all the winners! Mrs. Sammons will deliver your prizes during fifth period today!

Happy birthday today to Timothy Stone, Tabitha Taggart, Sara Jones, and Sophia Pierce.

Now an update on baseball and softball followed by sports with Luke West Poley

The baseball team fell on the road to Elder on Tuesday night, last night they were scheduled for a doubleheader with Mount Healthy, Evan “Cheese” “The Fire Hose” Kennel pitched 2 no hit innings before the games were called off due to weather, the Brave are currently leading game 1 3-0 pryor to the bottom of the second.

The softball team dropped 2 games to Beavercreek on Tuesday, 11-8 and 12-2 were the scores they fall to 9-10 on the year and will continue on the road today at Oak Hills.

The tennis team defeated 7 Hills “B” two nights ago 3-2, their match last night at Hamilton was cancelled, they improve to 10-4 on the season and will play next on Monday at Mariemont.

And the lax bros claimed their SWOC championship last night with a dominating 18-2 victory over Edgewood, Brendan Bohon had 4 goals, and Nick Engelhard and Ben Howard added a hat trick each, the lacrosse team will head to La Salle on Monday.

That’s our broadcast today, I’m Luke West Poley, love that chicken from Popeyes, thanks so much for watching, we’ll see you tomorrow.

April 27th, 2021

Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Tuesday, April 27th, 2021.

Tickets for the May 7th Setting Stone Coffee House are on sale now! The Coffee House will be held on Friday, May 7th in the courtyard outside the cafeteria, and feature performances from THS students! Tickets are limited, so pick one up today! Stop by Mr. Aerni’s room (320) to grab yours for $3. Any remaining tickets will be on sale at the gate for $5.

The 2021 Prom will be May 1 from 7:00-11:00 pm here at THS. Tickets are $20 and purchasing information will be sent to you via email. All current Juniors and Seniors, as well as the class of 2020, are invited to attend the prom. The prom theme is “City of Stars” and we are hoping for good weather, a beautiful sunset, and a memorable evening. Please dress accordingly for the elements and a concrete dance floor. See Ms Mann if you have any questions! 

Congratulations to Meghan Cromer today – In recognition of Meghan’s years of participation in dance with Fairfield Community Arts Center and her outreach efforts with them, the Mayor of Fairfield signed a proclamation to make today Meghan Cromer Day in Fairfield.  Congratulations Meghan!

Seniors, graduation is fast approaching! If you intend to participate in graduation please make sure you have ordered your Cap and Gown by May 1st. You can go to Jostens.com to place your order. Cap and Gown orders will be handed out to Face-to-Face students on May 7th, for Online Learners they will be available for pick up in the main office the week of May 10th from 7:30am to 3pm.

All boys interested in playing golf this summer or next fall, please plan to attend an informational meeting on Thursday April 29th, immediately after school in Mr. Cawein’s room (Room 215).  Coach Gloeckner and Coach Cawein will discuss summer practice and playing opportunities as well as the fall golf season.

If you are interested in getting some extra basketball in, the boys basketball team will be doing morning shooting and ball handling on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7 to 7:30.

Happy birthday today to Tyrus Gibson, Kaylonna Swatzell, Noah Femiani, Alexis Stevens, and Johnathan Richter.

Now for this weeks teacher feature followed by sports with Luke West Poley

A 5 run sixth inning propelled the baseball team to an 8-3 win last night over Edgewood, they improve to 10-7 on the year and 5-4 in the SWOC, they will head to Cincinnati tonight to play Elder.

The softball team dropped a 14-4 decision to Edgewood last night, they fall to 9-8 on the year and 3-6 in the SWOC, they have a chance to rebound tonight in doubleheader action at Beavercreek.

The lacrosse team fell to Fenwick 19-11 Grady Holmes, Brendan Bohon, Jack Hall and Jonathan Richter all registered goals for the Brave, they fall to 8-3 on the year but will have a chance to claim the SWOC championship (unofficially) on Wednesday at Edgewood.

The boys tennis team edged Wyoming last night, 3-2 was the final as they improve to 9-4 on the season, they’ll match up with the Seven Hills Stingers’ “B” team tonight, that’s the only home event at the Wilhelm Athletic Complex tonight.

That’s our broadcast today, I’m Luke West Poley, as I leave my competition respirator style, climb the ladder to success escalator style, thanks so much for watching, we’ll see you Thursday.

April 26th, 2021

Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Monday, April 26th, 2021.

Tickets for the May 7th Setting Stone Coffee House are on sale now! The Coffee House will be held on Friday, May 7th in the courtyard outside the cafeteria, and feature performances from THS students! Tickets are limited, so pick one up today! Stop by Mr. Aerni’s room (320) to grab yours for $3. Any remaining tickets will be on sale at the gate for $5.

The 2021 Prom will be May 1st from 7:00-11:00 pm here at THS. Tickets are $20 and purchasing information will be sent to you via email. All current Juniors and Seniors, as well as the class of 2020, are invited to attend the prom. Seniors— please check with your English teacher for a link regarding prom attendance and prom queen and king! If you want to be on the king/queen ballot, you MUST use the link provided by your English teacher. The prom theme is “City of Stars” and we are hoping for good weather, a beautiful sunset, and a memorable evening. Please dress accordingly for the elements and a concrete dance floor.

Attention: Anyone who signed up to perform at the Coffee House–there is a mandatory Zoom meeting today at 3:40. You should have received an email from Mr. Aerni on Friday with the link. This is an important meeting regarding procedures for the upcoming Coffee House. If you signed up to perform, you must attend this meeting. Again, join the Zoom (link in your email) at 3:40 today.

Happy birthday today to Morgan Eisenbraun and Zada Young

Now for a quick check in with Best Buddies and Diversity club followed by sports with Luke West Poley

A couple of big announcements came for the future of Talawanda Athletics over the EOC week, congrats to Mr. Davie down in guidance on being named the next head coach for the boys basketball team, and also a warm welcome to Jay Volker, he to Oxford after assisting the program at Kings high school pryor, he also has experience with successful programs Moeller and La Salle and additionally college coaching experience at Georgia Southern, so congrats and welcome to coach Volker, our football team is in good hands.

The baseball team had a tough week last week, splitting their doubleheader with Harrison, and being swept by Edgewood, the team has a change to get revenge on the Cougars tonight at home.

The softball team also went 1-3 last week with losses to Harrison and Hamilton and a split with Edgewood, they will also host the rival Cougars tonight.

The tennis team had better luck last week coming out on top in all 3 matches, first over Badin, then Ross and St. X “B” they are now 8-4 on the year they’ve got a long ride today as they will travel all the way to Wyoming, the one in Ohio of course, with their start time set for 4.

The track teams headed to Eaton this weekend, the girls took 5th and the boys took second, also 3 members headed to Lakota East to run in a very competitive field for the girls Maddy Iden was 4th in the 2 mile, Hannah Lippincott was 2nd in the mile, for the boys, Kiefer Bell was the lone athlete competing he placed 2nd in the 2 mile, just off school record pace finishing in 9:18, the team will head to Ross on Thursday and Friday.

The lacrosse team won both games last week, defeating Winton Woods 27-3, and Little Miami Friday 16-8, the team improves to 8-2 on the year and will travel to Bishop Fenwick for a matchup with falcons tonight.

Home games for this today: the baseball and softball teams both host Edgewood on the fields at 5.

That’s our broadcast today, I’m Luke West Poley, bubble bubble bubble guppy guppy guppies, thanks so much for watching, we’ll see you tomorrow.

April 16th, 2021

Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Friday, April 16th, 2021.

Next week is EOC week at Talawanda High School.  Make sure you communicate with your teacher so you know your responsibilities for the day.  Only the students who are taking the test are required to report, but all other students will have Asynchronous work to complete.  Each teacher will have different requirements for attendance, but everyone will have work to do over the course of the week.  Communicate with your teachers if you have any questions.  Monday is English, Tuesday is History, Thursday is Math, and Friday is Science.  Best of luck on the state tests next week!

Setting Stone is hosting its first, in-person Coffee House of the year on Friday, May 7th, and we are looking for performers! If you would like perform, you can sign up this week outside of Mr. Aerni’s room (320), or email settingstone@talawanda.org with your name and type of performance you would like to do! Due to certain restrictions, this Coffee House will be much different than in years past–so spots are limited. Sign up today!

Talawanda will be participating in Ohio Military Family Spirit Week this week. Today is RED day – Remember Everyone Deployed.  Talawanda is a Purple Star School and is proud to participate in this Spirit Week.

The 2021 Prom will be May 1st from 7:00-11:00 pm here at THS. Tickets are $20 and purchasing information will be sent to you via email. All current Juniors and Seniors, as well as the class of 2020, are invited to attend the prom. Seniors– please check with your English teacher for a link regarding prom attendance and prom queen and king! If you want to be on the king/queen ballot, you MUST use the link provided by your English teacher. The prom theme is “City of Stars” and we are hoping for good weather, a beautiful sunset, and a memorable evening. Please dress accordingly for the elements and a concrete dance floor. Our broadcast team asked some questions and got some answers about this event….(video about PROM)

The list of seniors who have qualified to graduate with honors is now posted outside the guidance office.   If you feel that you have met those requirements but are not on the lists please see your counselor as soon as possible.

Happy birthday today to Malachi Swem

Now for the student of the week followed by sports with Luke West Poley

Shoutout to Zachary Goetz and OJ for being a couple of absolute beauticians with birthdays tomorrow.

It was a big night for the baseball bros last night Mason Ball and Evan “Cheese” “the fire hose” Kennel and Mason Birkemeier gave up just 4 hits total in a 3-2 win over Moeller, the team improves to 7-3 on the season with the final game of a back to back homestand tonight versus Ross.

The boys tennis team swept Northwest last night 5-0 they improve to 5-2 on the year and stay undefeated at 3-0 in the conference.

The JV tennis team registered their first win of the season last night over the Northwest Knights by a score of 3-2.  Wins were posted by Charles Murray @ 1st singles, Bodhi Ney @ 3rd singles, and Bryce James/Aidan Bruder @ 1st doubles.

Select members of the track team also competed at the Harrison reserve invite last night, the girls came away with a third place finish and the boys were 7th of the 14 teams competing, tonight the varsity runners will compete at the Greg Zueleger Harrison invite.

Home games for this weekend: the baseball and softball teams will both host the Ross Rams tonight at 5.

That’s our broadcast today, I’m Luke West Poley, meet anyone from my city, they gon say that we cousins, thanks so much for watching, good luck to everyone taking EOCs, and we’ll see you next Monday.

April 15th, 2021

Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Thursday, April 15th, 2021.

Setting Stone is hosting its first, in-person Coffee House of the year on Friday, May 7th, and we are looking for performers! If you would like perform, you can sign up this week outside of Mr. Aerni’s room (320), or email settingstone@talawanda.org with your name and type of performance you would like to do! Due to certain restrictions, this Coffee House will be much different than in years past–so spots are limited. Sign up today!

Talawanda will be participating in Ohio Military Family Spirit Week this week. Today is is Statewide ‘Purple Up’ day, and Friday is RED day – Remember Everyone Deployed.  Talawanda is a Purple Star School and is proud to participate in this Spirit Week.

The 2021 Prom will be May 1st from 7:00-11:00 pm here at THS. Tickets are $20 and purchasing information will be sent to you via email. All current Juniors and Seniors, as well as the class of 2020, are invited to attend the prom. Seniors– please check with your English teacher for a link regarding prom attendance and prom queen and king! If you want to be on the king/queen ballot, you MUST use the link provided by your English teacher. The prom theme is “City of Stars” and we are hoping for good weather, a beautiful sunset, and a memorable evening. Please dress accordingly for the elements and a concrete dance floor. See Ms Mann if you have any questions! 

The Talawanda Key Club fundraiser has started!

In cooperation with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, The Key Club Invites everyone to erase Cancer! Use the Website given out by your teachers to help in the effort.

The list of seniors who have qualified to graduate with honors is now posted outside the guidance office.   If you feel that you have met those requirements but are not on the lists please see your counselor as soon as possible.

Happy birthday today to Hannah Brewer and Kyle Betz.

Now for the student of the week followed by sports with GOON SQUAD!!

Happy Jackie Robinson Day everyone, now lets get into the sportz ballz

The tennis team dominated the Edgewood Cougars Tuesday evening taking the event 5-0. The following night they fell to a tough Fairfield squad by a 4-1 result.

We love LAX BROS!!!

Last night the baseball team run ruled Ross 11-1 in 5 innings. Brennyn Bell Bucher tossed a gem and Braden Wright picked up 3 rbi and a web gem in the field. Also, special shout out to Andrew Shrider for taking a wicked fastball off the dome.

Softball lost a tough one to Ross last night 11-8. The Brave were still able to put 10 hits on the board including doubles from Rachel Dsuban and Sophie Pierce.

Home games for today: Tennis will take on Northwest tonight at 4 and baseball will battle Moeller at 5

That’s our broadcast today, we are GOON SQUAD and “For a great low rate you can get online, go to the General and save some time”.