December 9th, 2016

Good morning Talawanda, today is Friday December 9th, 2016

THS is holding an art contest for Project Civility at Miami University.  If you are interested in the contest details, please contact Amy Macechko.

Several students and staff a Sevier County High School in the Great Smoky Mountains experienced a tragedy in form a wildfires in Tennessee.  Sponsored by the Talawanda-Butler Tech FCCLA chapter, the Talawanda Braves are adopting this school and the families effected by this tragic event to try and help them get back on their feet, have clothes to wear and have a Christmas they would not otherwise get to have.  We are challenging each club in the school to adopt a family and get a list with specifics of what they need.  We also challenge each student to donate at least one item to the families that have lost so much.  Plus we are asking the Greater Oxford Community to help as well.  You can bring donations to Room 611 or we will be having several donation collections.  Items will be delivered directly to the Sevier County High School on December 22nd.  Please see Mrs Gregory or Braelynn Wagers for more details.

Attention Voila Members: Monday is the day you all will see your ELL Child. Please confirm your attendance with Ms. Lafevers this week

Anyone interested in helping with the Best Buddies dance in the spring there will be a informational meeting next Tuesday right after school in Ms. Sammons room 316.

Miami University is once again hosting its annual CIQS day this January. This year it is Tuesday, January 10th. We’ll leave from THS around 8:30 and return by 2:15. Lunch will be provided. If you could encourage your top FEMALE students to sign up in the Guidance office. Only 30 spots are available – first come first serve! Sign ups will close next Friday December 16th. Permission slips will need to be returned before we leave for break.

The Extreme week fundraise has set a new goal of $300 by MONDAY. If students and staff donate enough to reach our goal we will finish our Braves Combat Cancer fundraiser with a special surprise on the news, Monday.

This year Key Club is selling Yuda Bands to provide education for under privileged youth in developing countries to attend high school. Yuda Bands are handmade Guatemalan bracelets sold at 7$ each and all proceeds will go to helping Sharon Nyamanzi, a 14 year old girl who lives in Zimbabewe. They are great gifts, and by getting one you give the gift of education. Get 10% off your order these two weeks if you wear one to uptown Starbucks.

No home games for today but for tomorrow there will be Girls JV and Varsity Basketball vs. Little Miami, Jv at 1 and Varsity at 2:30 

Congratulations to the Talawanda Boys JV and Varsity Bowling Team who won yesterday. The Varsity team was led by Jarrett White scoring a high of 208 and the JV team won with a total team effort. Go Braves Bowling!

Attention Hockey Enthusiasts your Talawanda Braves Hockey team will be playing the St. Xavier bombers, Sunday 5:15 at Goggin Ice Center. All the fun, cool kids will be there, you and your friends should be there too. Mr. Maynard will be on the bench, coaching in his stylish corduroy sport jacket. Just getting the opportunity to see the coat up close is worth the trip. Be there! Go Braves!

Birthday’s for today: Megan Creech turning 15, Evan James, Logan Hensley and Curt Wingeier all turning 18, and Felicity Collins turning 18 

For tomorrow it will be Hijee Shim, Quinten Lake and Parker Price all turning 15, Elizabeth Couch and Clayton Richter turning 17, Wesley Bogard turning 18 and will also be Ms. Stanger’s birthday. On Sunday it is Trevor Vicars turning 15, Tobie Rust turning 16 and Samantha Evans turning 18 

Have a day Talawanda!  

December 8th, 2016

Good morning Talawanda, today is Thursday December 8th, 2016

THS is holding an art contest for Project Civility at Miami University.  If you are interested in the contest details, please contact Amy Macechko.

Several students and staff a Sevier County High School in the Great Smoky Mountains experienced a tragedy in form a wildfires in Tennessee.  Sponsored by the Talawanda-Butler Tech FCCLA chapter, the Talawanda Braves are adopting this school and the families effected by this tragic event to try and help them get back on their feet, have clothes to wear and have a Christmas they would not otherwise get to have.  We are challenging each club in the school to adopt a family and get a list with specifics of what they need.  We also challenge each student to donate at least one item to the families that have lost so much.  Plus we are asking the Greater Oxford Community to help as well.  You can bring donations to Room 611 or we will be having several donation collections.  Items will be delivered directly to the Sevier County High School on December 22nd.  Please see Mrs Gregory or Braelynn Wagers for more details.

Attention Voila Members: Monday is the day you all will see your ELL Child. Please confirm your attendance with Ms. Lafevers this week

Anyone interested in helping with the Best Buddies dance in the spring there will be a informational meeting next Tuesday right after school in Ms. Sammons room 316.

Miami University is once again hosting its annual CIQS day this January. Please see the attached flyer for the information. This year it is Tuesday, January 10th. We’ll leave from THs around 8:30 and return by 2:15. Lunch will be provided. If you could encourage your top FEMALE students to sign up in the Guidance office. Only 30 spots are available – first come first serve! Sign ups will close next Friday December 16th. Permission slips will need to be returned before we leave for break.

Art Club will be meeting today after school in Mr. Hunsche’s room, 603. Hope to see you there!

Congratulations to the academic challenge team on their sweep of Harrison last night. The varsity team was led by the strong play of senior Aaron Flick and Martin Ganev and junior Owen Berg. The JV had strong performances by Jared Bretz and Shr-Hua Moore. The team will be back in action next Wednesday at 4 in the media center.

The Argentina and Slovakia Flags are now displayed in the Rotunda and represent AFS Exchange Students Azul from Argentina and Alan from Slovakia! The AFS Club wants to thank Mr. York for this!

Any students taking Spring CCP courses need to turn in their course schedule to the guidance office TODAY . Please sign in to see your counselor so second semester schedules can be finalized. Thanks!

This year Key Club is selling Yuda Bands to provide education for under privileged youth in developing countries to attend high school. Yuda Bands are handmade Guatemalan bracelets sold at 7$ each and all proceeds will go to helping Sharon Nyamanzi, a 14 year old girl who lives in Zimbabewe. They are great gifts, and by getting one you give the gift of education. Get 10% off your order these two weeks if you wear one to uptown Starbucks.

Seniors, Jostens representative, Jeff Tanner, will be here during lunch TODAY to take your graduation orders.  If you order before December 17th, you will get a discounted price.

Students check your email for a survey from the Talawanda Spirit Store.  Those who fill out the survey by Friday will be entered into a drawing for a free string bag.

Talawanda Students this Friday, December the 9th we will be holding out annual blood drive. Please pick up or turn in your forms from the office, Mrs.Gregory or the students at lunch as soon as possible so we can fill a time slot.  Thank you for giving this holiday season!

Attention NHS members!  We will meet TODAY from 2:30-3:00 in the room above the Media Center.  Please check your email from Ms. Alfonsi from more details.

Home games for today: Co-ed Bowling vs. Mount Healthy at 4 and Girls JV and Varsity Basketball vs. Eaton, JV at 6 and Varsity at 7:30

Birthday’s for today: Christopher Spilman, Joshua Dewitt and Rachel Garrison all turning 17 and Brooklyn Wynn turning 18

Have a day Talawanda! 

December 7th, 2016

Good morning Talawanda, today is Wednesday December 7th, 2016

THS is holding an art contest for Project Civility at Miami University.  If you are interested in the contest details, please contact Amy Macechko.

Several students and staff a Sevier County High School in the Great Smoky Mountains experienced a tragedy in form a wildfires in Tennessee.  Sponsored by the Talawanda-Butler Tech FCCLA chapter, the Talawanda Braves are adopting this school and the families effected by this tragic event to try and help them get back on their feet, have clothes to wear and have a Christmas they would not otherwise get to have.  We are challenging each club in the school to adopt a family and get a list with specifics of what they need.  We also challenge each student to donate at least one item to the families that have lost so much.  Plus we are asking the Greater Oxford Community to help as well.  You can bring donations to Room 611 or we will be having several donation collections.  Items will be delivered directly to the Sevier County High School on December 22nd.  Please see Mrs Gregory or Braelynn Wagers for more details.

The Argentina and Slovakia Flags are now displayed in the Rotunda and represent AFS Exchange Students Azul from Argentina and Alan from Slovakia! The AFS Club wants to thank Mr. York for this!

Any students taking Spring CCP courses need to turn in their course schedule to the guidance office by Wednesday, December 14th. Please sign in to see your counselor so second semester schedules can be finalized. Thanks!

FCA, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, will be meeting today after school in room 220. Magnolia Sorenson will be sharing with us today. Bring a friend and hope to see you there!

This year Key Club is selling Yuda Bands to provide education for under privileged youth in developing countries to attend high school. Yuda Bands are handmade Guatemalan bracelets sold at 7$ each and all proceeds will go to helping Sharon Nyamanzi, a 14 year old girl who lives in Zimbabewe. They are great gifts, and by getting one you give the gift of education. Get 10% off your order these two weeks if you wear one to uptown Starbucks.

Seniors, Jostens representative, Jeff Tanner, will be here during lunch TOMORROW to take your graduation orders.  If you order before December 17th, you will get a discounted price.

Students check your email for a survey from the Talawanda Spirit Store.  Those who fill out the survey by Friday will be entered into a drawing for a free string bag.

Talawanda Students this Friday, December the 9th we will be holding out annual blood drive. Please pick up or turn in your forms from the office, Mrs.Gregory or the students at lunch as soon as possible so we can fill a time slot.  Thank you for giving this holiday season!

Attention NHS members!  We will meet TOMORROW from 2:30-3:00 in the room above the Media Center.  Please check your email from Ms. Alfonsi from more details.

Birthday’s for today: Elizabeth Parrish turning 15, Tatum Osborne, Zachary Lairson and Slyvia Thmopson all turning 17

Have a day Talawanda!    

December 6th, 2016

Good morning Talawanda, today is Tuesday December 6th, 2016

This year Key Club is selling Yuda Bands to provide education for under privileged youth in developing countries to attend high school. Yuda Bands are handmade Guatemalan bracelets sold at 7$ each and all proceeds will go to helping Sharon Nyamanzi, a 14 year old girl who lives in Zimbabewe. They are great gifts, and by getting one you give the gift of education. Get 10% off your order these two weeks if you wear one to uptown Starbucks.

Seniors, Jostens representative, Jeff Tanner, will be here during lunch Thursday, December 8th to take your graduation orders.  If you order before December 17th, you will get a discounted price

Talawanda Students this Friday, December the 9th we will be holding out annual blood drive. Please pick up or turn in your forms from the office, Mrs.Gregory or the students at lunch as soon as possible so we can fill a time slot.  Thank you for giving this holiday season!

Attention NHS members!  We will meet on Thursday, December 8 from 2:30-3:00 in the room above the Media Center.  Please check your email from Ms. Alfonsi from more details.

Attention Voila Members: Plan to attend the meeting TODAY in Room 118.  We will be sorting books and making gift bags for our ESL buddies!!  Monday, Dec. 12th we will take the bags to Kramer right after school.

Home games for today: Boys JV and Varsity Basketball vs. Taylor, JV at 6 and Varsity at 7:30

Congratulations to the Varsity Bowling team who beat William Henry Harrison 2544 to 2352. The Braves were led with high scores from Jake Michael scoring 214 and Adam Crank with a high of 201. Congrats! 

The women’s basketball team won a thriller last night over Badin, 51 to 50. Leading the Braves was Emma Wright with 21 points, 5 assists, and 4 rebounds.  Addie Brown scored 15 points, Hannah Hurst and Gabby Lindley each contributed 6 points, and Katlynn Woodruff finished with 3 points and 7 rebounds.  The Braves are now 2 and 1 on the season.  The team returns to action at home on Thursday versus Eaton; JV begins at 6:00 and varsity follows at 7:30.  All are welcome to attend the game!

Have a day Talawanda! 

December 5th, 2016

Good morning Talawanda, today is Monday December 5th, 2016

This year Key Club is selling Yuda Bands to provide education for under privileged youth in developing countries to attend high school. Yuda Bands are handmade Guatemalan bracelets sold at 7$ each and all proceeds will go to helping Sharon Nyamanzi, a 14 year old girl who lives in Zimbabewe. They are great gifts, and by getting one you give the gift of education. Get 10% off your order these two weeks if you wear one to uptown Starbucks.

Seniors, Jostens representative, Jeff Tanner, will be here during lunch Thursday, December 8th to take your graduation orders.  If you order before December 17th, you will get a discounted price.

Attention NHS members!  We will meet on Thursday, December 8 from 2:30-3:00 in the room above the Media Center.  Please check your email from Ms. Alfonsi from more details.

Attention Voila Members: Plan to attend the meeting Tuesday, Dec. 6th in Room 118.  We will be sorting books and making gift bags for our ESL buddies!!  Monday, Dec. 12th we will take the bags to Kramer right after school.

Birthday’s for today: Eric Glaab turning 17

Home games for today: Co-ed Bowling vs. Harrison at 4pm

Hey everyone! Gasser Nation is having a winter apparel sale! We are selling short and long sleeve T-Shirts, hoodies and window stickers.  If you want to have some extremely fashionable and awesome clothing, or stickers to make your car or truck that much cooler, contact Jacob Schulte or Dakota Keifer soon.  All money is due by next friday, December 9th.

Sweeeeeeeep! Your Talawanda braves hockey team were undefeated this weekend in league play. The Braves totally dominated their hapless opponents. The Braves defense led by “Fancy” Matty Deaton and “The Rock” Tyler White allowed no goals by the Mason Comets. On Saturday “Crashing” Ivan Shires scored a Hat Trick and Tommy “The Wall” Clay scored a shut out against the Sycamore Aviators. Sunday “Sweet and Steady” Eddie Ingersoll went bar downski to lead the team over the Archbishop Alter Knights 2-1. “Noodles” David Smith stole the show with a flurry of tremendous saves. All that pasta is paying off. Go Braves!

Do you know what the difference is between a Pitbull and a Hockey Mom??

LIpstick!!   

Have a spicy day talawanda! 

December 2nd, 2016

Good morning Talawanda, today is Friday December 2nd, 2016

This year Key Club is selling Yuda Bands to provide education for under privileged youth in developing countries to attend high school. Yuda Bands are handmade Guatemalan bracelets sold at 7$ each and all proceeds will go to helping Sharon Nyamanzi, a 14 year old girl who lives in Zimbabewe. They are great gifts, and by getting one you give the gift of education. Get 10% off your order these two weeks if you wear one to uptown Starbucks.

Are you interested in joining Best Buddies? It is not too late! Please stop by Ms. Johnson’s room for information!

Attention NHS members!  We will meet on Thursday, December 8 from 2:30-3:00 in the room above the Media Center.  Please check your email from Ms. Alfonsi from more details.

The blood drive is next Friday December 9th- if you are 16 years or older you can help save a life this holiday season!  Please pick up and drop off forms in the main office, room 611 (Mrs. Gregory’s room) or during lunch to one of the student workers.

Attention Voila members: plan to attend the meeting Tuesday, Dec. 6th in Room 118.  We will be sorting books and making gift bags for our ESL buddies!!  Monday, Dec. 12th we will take the bags to Kramer right after school.

Birthday’s for today: Matthew James turning 17, On Saturday it will Eric Stack turning 15 and on Sunday it will be Cheyenne Rodgers turning 15 and Gracelyn Stitzel turning 17

Those interested in playing Talawanda baseball this spring but were unable to attend the meeting yesterday: our first conditioning and hitting session will be Sunday, December 4th at 7PM. Please meet in the cafeteria. Winter workout schedules are available in Mr. Hunsche and and Mr. Lykins’s rooms.

The Talawanda FFA Chapter took home a 3rd place and a 4th place finish last night at the District Parliamentary Procedure competition. Good job aggies! Team members were: on the Greenhand team: Hannah Lightfield and Justin Beckner, chairmen, Grace Suit, Jennifer Bittner, Kae’la Barger, Owen Lohrey, Jaelin Keesler, and Dalton Norris. On the Advanced team: Emily Mullen, chairmen, Morgan Abrams, Sarah Allen, Kyndal Haven, Nick Carr, and Jacob Schlichter.

All FFA members, please remember to bring a coat to your ag class next Monday and Tuesday as the fruit will be delivered at that time. Please coordinate with your family THIS WEEKEND as to when you will be coming to pick up your products. Go Aggies!

Hey everyone! Gasser Nation is having a winter apparel sale! We are selling short and long sleeve T-Shirts, hoodies and window stickers.  If you want to have some extremely fashionable and awesome clothing, or stickers to make your car or truck that much cooler, contact Jacob Schulte or Dakota Keifer soon.  All money is due by next friday, December 9th.

Congrats to the Talawanda Varsity Mens Bowling Team who won yesterday defeating Little Miami 2338 to 2093. The Braves were led by Adam Crank scoring a high 246 and Gage Feix scoring 213. Go bowling! 

Nothing to do Tonight? After the Boys Varsity Basketball game it will be a movie night in the THS Gym sponsored by YIT, the movie is Elf. It is free, and all are welcome to attend!

Have a day Talawanda!

December 1st, 2016

Good morning Talawanda, today is Thursday December 1st, 2016

For the month of November, Voila will be collecting new or gently used children’s books, ages K-5.  These books will be donated to TSD’s ESL department.  Please drop the books in the bin outside of Room 118.  Thank you!

This year Key Club is selling Yuda Bands to provide education for under privileged youth in developing countries to attend high school. Yuda Bands are handmade Guatemalan bracelets sold at 7$ each and all proceeds will go to helping Sharon Nyamanzi, a 14 year old girl who lives in Zimbabewe. They are great gifts, and by getting one you give the gift of education. Get 10% off your order these two weeks if you wear one to Starbucks.

Are you interested in joining Best Buddies? It is not too late! Please stop by Ms. Johnson’s room for information!

The blood drive is next Friday December 9th- if you are 16 years or older you can help save a life this holiday season!  Please pick up and drop off forms in the main office, room 611 (Mrs. Gregory’s room) or during lunch to one of the student workers.

Birthday’s for today: Camry Winsted-Neeley turning 16

There will be a Baseball informational meeting after school TODAY in the cafeteria for anyone not playing a winter sport.  

Hey everyone! Gasser Nation is having a winter apparel sale! We are selling short and long sleeve T-Shirts, hoodies and window stickers.  If you want to have some extremely fashionable and awesome clothing, or stickers to make your car or truck that much cooler, contact Jacob Schulte or Dakota Keifer soon.  All money is due by next friday, December 9th.

Nothing to do Tomorrow night? After the Boys Varsity Basketball game it will be a movie night in the THS Gym sponsored by YIT, the movie is Elf. It is free, and all are welcome to attend! 

It is currently 38 degrees with a high of 40 and a low of 31

Have a day Talawanda!

November 30th, 2016

Good morning Talawanda, today is Wednesday November 30th, 2016

For the month of November, Voila will be collecting new or gently used children’s books, ages K-5.  These books will be donated to TSD’s ESL department.  Please drop the books in the bin outside of Room 118.  Thank you!

This year Key Club is selling Yuda Bands to provide education for under privileged youth in developing countries to attend high school. Yuda Bands are handmade Guatemalan bracelets sold at 7$ each and all proceeds will go to helping Sharon Nyamanzi, a 14 year old girl who lives in Zimbabewe. They are great gifts, and by getting one you give the gift of education. Get 10% off your order these two weeks if you wear one to Starbucks.

Are you interested in joining Best Buddies? It is not too late! Please stop by Ms. Johnson’s room for information!

The blood drive is next Friday December 9th- if you are 16 years or older you can help save a life this holiday season!  Please pick up and drop off forms in the main office, room 611 (Mrs. Gregory’s room) or during lunch to one of the student workers.

Diversity Club will be meeting TODAY in room 413. We hope to see you there!

Birthday’s for today: Katherine McCarthy turning 18

There will be a Baseball informational meeting after school TOMORROW in the cafeteria for anyone not playing a winter sport.  

Hey everyone! Gasser Nation is having a winter apparel sale! We are selling short and long sleeve T-Shirts, hoodies and window stickers.  If you want to have some extremely fashionable and awesome clothing, or stickers to make your car or truck that much cooler, contact Jacob Schulte or Dakota Keifer soon.  All money is due by next friday, December 9th.

Nothing to do Friday night? After the Boys Varsity Basketball game it will be a movie night in the THS Gym sponsored by YIT. All are welcome to attend!

Have a day Talawanda!

November 29th, 2016

Good morning Talawanda, today is Tuesday November 29th, 2016

For the month of November, Voila will be collecting new or gently used children’s books, ages K-5.  These books will be donated to TSD’s ESL department.  Please drop the books in the bin outside of Room 118.  Thank you!

This year Key Club is selling Yuda Bands to provide education for under privileged youth in developing countries to attend high school. Yuda Bands are handmade Guatemalan bracelets sold at 7$ each and all proceeds will go to helping Sharon Nyamanzi, a 14 year old girl who lives in Zimbabewe. They are great gifts, and by getting one you give the gift of education. Get 10% off your order these two weeks if you wear one to Starbucks.

Birthday’s for today: Daulton Jackson and Danya O’Nan both turning 18

There will be a Baseball informational meeting after school this Thursday in the cafeteria for anyone not playing a winter sport.  

Nothing to do this Friday night? After the Boys Varsity Basketball game this Friday it will be a movie night in the THS gym. Bring a friend and we hope to see you there!

The varsity women’s basketball opened the season with a convincing win over Winton Woods by a score of 54 to 20.  Leading the way for the Braves was Addie Brown with 25 points, including 3 three-pointers.  Katlynn Woodruff collected 12 rebounds.  Hannah Hurst scored 10 points and grabbed 9 rebounds.  Gabby Lindley scored 9 points and Emma Wright scored 7 points.  The Lady Braves travel to Fairfield on Wednesday.

Have a day Talawanda!

November 28th, 2016

Good morning Talawanda, today is Monday November 28th, 2016

For the month of November, Voila will be collecting new or gently used children’s books, ages K-5.  These books will be donated to TSD’s ESL department.  Please drop the books in the bin outside of Room 118.  Thank you!

This year Key Club is selling Yuda Bands to provide education for under privileged youth in developing countries to attend high school. Yuda Bands are handmade Guatemalan bracelets sold at 7$ each and all proceeds will go to helping Sharon Nyamanzi, a 14 year old girl who lives in Zimbabewe. They are great gifts, and by getting one you give the gift of education. Get 10% off your order these two weeks if you wear one to Starbucks.

Birthday’s for today: Hannah Kresse turning 15, Lucas Crawford, Anthony Dowers and Sophia Dowers all turning 16 and Morgan Abrams turning 18

There will be a Baseball informational meeting after school this Thursday in the cafeteria for anyone not playing a winter sport.  

Have a day Talawanda!