August 22, 2017

Good morning Talawanda, today is Monday, August 22nd, 2017.

Students interested in traveling to Greece and Italy in 2019 should bring your parents to an informational meeting on Thursday, August 24, at 7:00 pm, in room 319. Information is also located outside Ms. Mann’s room 319.

Attention seniors! Miami University is proud to present Bridges Program, an overnight visit experience for high-achieving high school seniors from historically underrepresented populations or who have a commitment to promoting a deeper understanding of and appreciation for diversity. Students representing different racial/ethnic, sexual orientation, or gender identity, and socioeconomic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Students who complete the Bridges Program on the Oxford campus for Fall 2018 will be eligible to receive the Bridges Program scholarship. Please visit www.miamioh.edu/bridges for more information and to apply. Applications are due by September 18.

Birthdays for today, Audrey Lorigan turning 15, and Happy Birthday to Mrs. Weatherwax.

And now for the weather followed by sports.

The boys JV golf team beat Fenwick yesterday at Wildwood Golf Club in Middletown with a lot of low scores. Dylan Slager and Grant Monson each shot team best 44’s, I shot a season best 45, and Josh Verst and Owen Sweitzer shot a pair of 47’s. Taylor Cepluch came in with a 51 in the Braves win yesterday. The Varsity and JV golf teams each play tonight at 4 pm at Hueston Woods against Harrison.

Home games for today and there’s a lot of them: The golf teams play at Hueston Woods, boys JV and Varsity soccer take on Oak Hills at 5 and 7, and Girls JV and Varsity Volleyball play Springboro at 5:45 and 7. I’m Patrick Geshan, that’s sports and that’s our broadcast for today. Thanks for watching. We’ll see you tomorrow

August 21st, 2017

Good morning Talawanda, today is Monday, August 21st, 2017.

Students interested in traveling to Greece and Italy in 2019 should bring your parents to an informational meeting on Thursday, August 24, at 7:00 pm, in room 319. Information is also located outside Ms. Mann’s room 319

Attention seniors! Miami University is proud to present Bridges Program, an overnight visit experience for high-achieving high school seniors from historically underrepresented populations or who have a commitment to promoting a deeper understanding of and appreciation of diversity. Students representing different racial/ethnic, sexual orientation, or gender identity, and socioeconomic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Students who complete the Bridges Program on the Oxford campus for Fall 2018 will be eligible to receive the Bridges Program scholarship. Please visit www.miamioh.edu/bridges for more information and to apply. Applications are due by September 18.

Birthdays for today, Isaac Bonham turning 14, Natalie Darner turning 15, James Wynn turning 17.

Home games for today. Girls Varsity Tennis take on Winton Woods at 4:00 pm.

And now for the weather, followed by an eclipse hype video.

Have a bright day Talawanda!

Class of 2017 Senior Farewell Video

This video is the result of a semester long project from Sarah Green and Kate McCarthy.  They asked seniors to send them video clips from all kinds of sources to put this Farewell Video together, and over the course of several months, were able to assemble this tribute.  Enjoy this project, and have a great summer Talawanda!

May 18th, 2017

Good morning Talawanda today is Wednesday May 17th, 2017

News from AFS , a leader in International Education for 70 years! Two Talawanda High School students will be studying abroad with AFS next year: Madison Fantelli -she will be living in Italy for one year. Rachel Burdine – she will be living in Costa Rica for one semester Next year, we will have AFS Exchange student Diego from Chile studying at THS! Are you interested in hosting an AFS Exchange Student? or  Going abroad? Please contact Ms. Hofmann in Room 117 or visit afsusa.org

The Talawanda Tribune online has released new content. A prom slideshow, review and pics of “Honk,” a Tribute to Prince, and even a list of movies your teachers think you should see before you graduate.  Check it all out at www.talawandatribune.org

If you see a senior remind them that next wednesday May 24th is the Senior Reflections cookout at Peffer Park. 11 am to 1 pm lots of free food fun and games. 

Art Club will meet today in Mr. Hunsche’s room, 603 for the last meeting of the year.  Art Club meets until 4:30.   

There will be a brief meeting Today after school for all Boys Soccer players in Mr. Kelly’s room 121. We will go over the summer schedule and talk about camp.

Students attending Butler Tech next year.  If you have not already turned in scheduling sheets, please give these to Mrs. Peter before the end of the day on Friday.

Congratulations to Sarah Curry, District Champion in the High Jump, and Valerie Green runner up. The girls beat 16 schools in the city, by jumping 5’2’’ and 5’ respectively, to move one step closer to the State Finals . They will be competing in the Regional meet in Dayton next week. Kyra Koontz and Tashay Pearson hope to join them in the 100 Hurdles. Finals in that event will be run on Friday Congratulations on a great year, and good luck ladies.

Birthdays for today: Iyra Lee turning 15, Cheyenne Begley turning 16, Nina Star and Jacob Strassburger turning 17, and Fred Kelemen turning 18

And now to get you pumped up for finals tomorrow Colson Bryan and Dalton Norris have prepared a special video. We hope you have enjoyed our special content this year, and we’re looking forward to getting back on air in the fall.

Attention everyone: Don’t forget to join us for our live coverage from Millett Hall of the 2017 Graduation Ceremony right here on Brave TV and the Cube.com on May 25th. Coverage begins at 6:15pm with the pre-ceremony show hosted by Patty G and Mrs. Sammons, with live interviews from Dalton Norris and Colson Bryan. At 7, we will air the ceremony LIVE.

Until then, thanks again for joining us this year –  good luck on finals and have a great summer Talawanda! That’s a wrap on Season 8 of Channel 85’s Daily announcements.

May 17th, 2017

Good morning Talawanda today is Wednesday May 17th, 2017

Attention next year’s AP Biology students:  Mr. Yuva has shared your summer assignments via google.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Yuva.

Seniors don’t forget next wednesday May 24th is the Senior Reflections cookout at Peffer Park. 11 am to 1 pm lots of free food fun and games. 

There will be a brief meeting Thursday after school for all Boys Soccer players in Mr. Kelly’s room 121. We will go over the summer schedule and talk about camp.

Birthdays for today: Regan and Morgan McVey turning 17

And now to a special voter video from procrastinating senior

Have a day Talawanda

May 16th, 2017

Good morning Talawanda today is Tuesday May 16th, 2017

Attention Sophomores taking English 3 Honors next year:  If you have not yet attended a Summer Reading session with Ms. Webb, come to room 318 Tuesday, May 16 for Tutorial. Check your school email for more information.

Attention next year’s AP Biology students:  Mr. Yuva has shared your summer assignments via google.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Yuva.

Seniors don’t forget next wednesday May 24th is the Senior Reflections cookout at Peffer Park. 11 am to 1 pm lots of free food fun and games.  Also if you have not picked up your free Senior T-shirt come to Room 124 Mr. Tincher’s room to get your free shirt.

Girls interested in play tennis next fall come to room 310 TODAY after school for a brief informational meeting. All are welcomed even if you have no prior experience. Also a reminder to the men’s tennis team, the banquet will be held TODAY at 6pm at LaRosa’s, $5 per person attending.

Birthdays for today: Tyreek Davis turning 18 and also it is Mr. Tincher’s birthday

As the last seniors day of classes we prepared a special look back entitled “same news”. 

Have a day Talawanda

May 15th, 2017

Good morning Talawanda today is Monday May 15th, 2017

Attention all Setting Stone members: our final meeting of the school year will be TODAY! Come to the meeting to talk about the year, what’s to come next year and snacks!

Attention Sophomores taking English 3 Honors next year:  If you have not yet attended a Summer Reading session with Ms. Webb, come to room 318 Tuesday, May 16 for Tutorial. Check your school email for more information.

Attention next year’s AP Biology students:  Mr. Yuva has shared your summer assignments via google.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Yuva.

Seniors don’t forget next wednesday May 24th is the Senior Reflections cookout at Peffer Park. 11 am to 1 pm lots of free food fun and games.  Also if you have not picked up your free Senior T-shirt come to Room 124 Mr. Tincher’s room to get your free shirt.

Girls interested in play tennis next fall come to room 310 on Tuesday after school for a brief informational meeting. All are welcomed even if you have no prior experience. Also a reminder to the men’s tennis team, the banquet will be held TODAY at 6pm at LaRosa’s, $5 per person attending.

This past weekend the Talawanda Orchestra competed at Music in the Parks. They have been working towards this challenge for the last quarter of the school year. They got a superior ranking and second out of all the orchestras. This has been their second year getting superior in this competition. Congrats to all the Orchestra members.

Birthdays for today: Kaela Barger turning 15, Olivia Wolk and our very own Patrick Geshan both turning 16, and Jordon Morehead turning 17

All Cross country information for this summer and fall season is available in the athletic office

Have a day Talawanda

May 12th, 2017

Good morning Talawanda today is Friday May 12th, 2017

All this week we will have major announcements that deal with the FFA Chapter which will be wrapping up their 60th year of existence at the FFA banquet this Saturday. On Saturday, 500 people will be in attendance for the banquet and awards ceremony. Today we will highlight arguable the biggest honor that an Ohio FFA member can obtain. There are 27,000 FFA members in Ohio, and they are governed by 11 State FFA Officers. It is tremendous feat to even have candidates worthy of running for these positions, let alone getting them. Talawanda FFA has only had four in it’s history, and the last was in 2002. We are pleased to inform the student body that both Emily Mullen, and last years graduate Emma Sterwerf, both were elected to state office. Emily will serve as the State FFA Treasurer, and Emma will serve as a Vice President at Large. This is an incredible honor. Go aggies!

Attention all Setting Stone members: our final meeting of the school year will be on Monday! Come to the meeting to talk about the year, what’s to come next year and snacks!

Attention Sophomores taking English 3 Honors next year:  If you have not yet attended a Summer Reading session with Ms. Webb, come to room 318 Tuesday, May 16 for Tutorial. Check your school email for more information.

Attention next year’s AP Biology students:  Mr. Yuva has shared your summer assignments via google.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Yuva.

If you do not think you ordered a cap and gown, come to the office as soon as possible.  You will need to place your order now in order to receive it on time for graduation.  Also, if you still need to pick up your cap and gown, they are in the main office.

Seniors, all library books are due to the media center by TODAY.  You MUST return books and pay late fines in order to participate in graduation!

Fermata Nowhere will be presenting its feature concert, “Pieces of Eight”, TONIGHT at 7:00 pm in the Performing Arts Center.  The night will feature exciting new music, as well as some of our greatest hits from the past eight years.  There will be no charge for admission.  Selections include music by Tori Kelly, Hootie and the Blowfish, Simple Plan, Shawn Mendes, and many more. We hope to see you there!

Congratulations to the girls track team, who took first place at the SWOC meet last night to win their fourth conference championship in six years. Valerie Green received field event performer of the year after winning high jump.s Kyra Koontz received girls runner of the year after claiming victories in the 100 hurdles and 200 meter dash. Senior Lizzie Sawdai took 2nd in the mile and 1st in the two mile.  It’s the first girls title since 2014. The boys took last at the meet, but had many great performances and PR’s. The track teams will compete in the District meet next Wednesday and Friday when they travel to Winton Woods. Congratulations again to the GIRLS!!!!!

Many years ago when primitive men yelled and beat the ground with sticks, they called it witchcraft. Today people call it golf. So if you don’t enjoy lifting weights, running around in the hot weather or wrestling on the ground with sweaty people you don’t know very well, you should play for the Talawanda Golf Team this year! Coach Sepsi will be in the cafeteria with sing up sheets and information during all lunches on Monday, May 15th. And because we support women’s equality, girls can yell and beat the ground with sticks too! Yes there will be a girl’s golf team this year, so anyone and everyone can sign up and go play!

Girls interested in play tennis next fall come to room 310 on Tuesday after school for a brief informational meeting. All are welcomed even if you have no prior experience. Also a reminder to the men’s tennis team, the banquet will be held on Monday at 6pm at LaRosa’s, $5 per person attending.

Have a day Talawanda

May 11th, 2017

Good morning Talawanda today is Thursday May 11th, 2017

All this week we will have major announcements that deal with the FFA Chapter which will be wrapping up their 60th year of existence at the FFA banquet this Saturday. On Saturday, 500 people will be in attendance for the banquet and awards ceremony. Today we will highlight the State Proficiency winners awarded to the top four students in Ohio in their perspective areas. Emma Glazier placed 3rd in Ohio for her entrepreneurship project, in which she makes and sells Black Pony Kettle corn. Emily Mullen also placed 3rd in Ohio with her dairy production placement project which she works on her families dairy farm. To have two finalists is a big honor. Go aggies!

Attention all Setting Stone members: our final meeting of the school year will be on Monday! Come to the meeting to talk about the year, what’s to come next year and snacks!

Attention Sophomores taking English 3 Honors next year:  If you have not yet attended a Summer Reading session with Ms. Webb, come to room 318 Tuesday, May 16 for Tutorial. Check your school email for more information.

Attention next year’s AP Biology students:  Mr. Yuva has shared your summer assignments via google.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Yuva.

Art Club will be returning to Mr. Hunsche’s room, 603, today after school until 4:30.  Art Club will have a meeting today and next Thursday.

If you do not think you ordered a cap and gown, come to the office as soon as possible.  You will need to place your order now in order to receive it on time for graduation.  Also, if you still need to pick up your cap and gown, they are in the main office.

AFS awarded $5000 to Madison Fantelli to assist with her tuition for her year abroad ! She will be studying in Italy with AFS. Please congratulate Madison when you see her!. For more information about AFS, studying abroad and/or hosting an exchange student, please see Ms. Hofmann in Room 117

Seniors, all library books are due to the media center by TOMORROW.  You MUST return books and pay late fines in order to participate in graduation!

This Thursday Key Club will have our end of the year picnic at Peffer Park at 5. Please plan to be there, we will be making awards and pinning our new officers.

Fermata Nowhere will be presenting its feature concert, “Pieces of Eight”, this Friday night at 7:00 pm in the Performing Arts Center.  The night will feature exciting new music, as well as some of our greatest hits from the past eight years.  There will be no charge for admission.  Selections include music by Tori Kelly, Hootie and the Blowfish, Simple Plan, Shawn Mendes, and many more. We hope to see you there! Here is a sampling of their talent

Any student who is signed up to take English II Honors next year: there will be two tutorial sessions in Room 316 to go over questions regarding summer work. You may attend next Tuesday if you have any questions or would like more explanation.

Birthday’s for today: Cody Irvin turning 16, Hallie Newton and Nate Smith both turning 18           

Have a day Talawanda

May 10th, 2017

Good morning Talawanda today is Wednesday May 10th, 2017

All this week we will have major announcements that deal with the FFA Chapter which will be wrapping up their 60th year of existence at the FFA banquet this Saturday. On Saturday, 500 people will be in attendance for the banquet and awards ceremony. Today we will highlight the State FFA Degree winners, awarded to only 2% of all FFA members in Ohio. Talawanda FFA this year had TEN TOTAL WINNERS, THE MOST IN A SINGLE YEAR IN OUR CHAPTERS HISTORY. Congratulations to Morgan Abrams, Josh Tussey, Emma Glazier, Jake Schulte, Wally Minges, Tony Dsuban, Eric Glaab, Caroline Vonderhaar, Katie Tilford, and Sarah Allen. Currently in this building, there are 17 students active in Talawanda FFA that have their State FFA Degree. That is very impressive. Go aggies! 

AFS awarded $5000 to Madison Fantelli to assist with her tuition for her year abroad ! She will be studying in Italy with AFS. Please congratulate Madison when you see her!. For more information about AFS, studying abroad and/or hosting an exchange student, please see Ms. Hofmann in Room 117

Seniors, all library books are due to the media center this Friday, May 12th.  You MUST return books and pay late fines in order to participate in graduation!

Any senior that would like a free senior T-shirt stop by Mr. Tincher’s room

Attention any student who is signed up to take Ms. Alfonsi’s AP English Language and Composition class next school year.  We will meet during tutorial on Thursday, May 11 in room 608—Mr. Pearson’s choir room—to discuss summer work.  Check your email from Ms. Alfonsi for more details.

Anyone with any old or outgrown Talawanda spirit gear please donate it to the spirit store by the lunch room.

This Thursday Key Club will have our end of the year picnic at Peffer Park at 5. Please plan to be there, we will be making awards and pinning our new officers.

Fermata Nowhere will be presenting its feature concert, “Pieces of Eight”, this Friday night at 7:00 pm in the Performing Arts Center.  The night will feature exciting new music, as well as some of our greatest hits from the past eight years.  There will be no charge for admission.  Selections include music by Tori Kelly, Hootie and the Blowfish, Simple Plan, Shawn Mendes, and many more. We hope to see you there! 

2017-18 PARKING.  Come to the main office for your form.  Don’t forget your fees need to be paid.  You need to bring your driver’s license, vehicle registration and insurance card when you apply for your spot.

Graduation speakers: Just a reminder that a draft of your speech is due to Mrs. Sammons by this Thursday.

Any student who is signed up to take English II Honors next year: there will be two tutorial sessions in Room 316 to go over questions regarding summer work. You may attend either this Thursday or next Tuesday if you have any questions or would like more explanation.

Birthday’s for today: Magnolia Sorensen turning 15, Caitlyn Wise turning 17 and Miklaye Smith turning 18           

The Men’s Varsity Tennis team finished up the regular season last night with a 4-1 win over LaSalle.  The victory put their regular season record at 11-5.  The match was highlighted by the 3rd single victory by Marshall Patterson and the 2nd doubles victory by Nick Vandenberg and Ty “old man” Hornsby.  Good luck tomorrow at Sectionals.

Have a day Talawanda