October 7th, 2019

Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Monday, October 7th, 2019

Spirit week is this week.  Today everyone will be wearing Pajamas for PJ Day, Tuesday is ‘Down on the Farm’ so wear your best country outfit or dress up like a farm animal, Wednesday is 80s day, and Thursday is class color day with Freshmen wearing red, Sophomores in Blue, Juniors in White, and Seniors in Black.  Dress up and have a great time!

Key Club is raising money for the Thirst Project, a nonprofit organization aimed at helping provide safe drinking water in places where it’s not readily available, as well as help build wells for villagers across Africa.  We will raise this money by selling water themed pins during lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the rest of the month.  The minimum pin is only $1, but feel free to donate more!  Try to get a pin as soon as possible, as we have limited supply.

If you have any pictures of your summer vacation you would like to include in the yearbook, please email them to yearbook@talawanda.org

The Fall Spooktacular Blood Drive will be held October 30th all students 16 and over are able to donate blood.  With each donation three lives are saved!  Pick up forms during lunch, in the office or room 611.

Setting Stone Magazine was recently awarded a silver medal from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Come celebrate with us at the magazine’s official release party Today, October 7, right after school, in the space above the Media Center. The new magazine will be available to check out and/or purchase, and we will have coffee and snacks, as well. Hope to see you there!

Now for todays birthdays. Sarah Goll turns 17, Abagayl Callahan and Stefan Hill turn 18. Happy Birthday.

Any student taking the PSAT on October 16 will need to come to register with Mr. Phelps Today, October 7 right after school in the cafeteria.  If you have any questions, please see him in room 518.

Voila is sponsoring SOCK-tober again this year!  We will take new socks of all sizes & types.  The socks will be donated to a local Hamilton charity.  Please drop them off to Room 118!!! We will collect the entire month of October.

And now for Whats the T and Luke WP

The boys soccer team fell to Kings by a 4-1 score they fall to 4-8-2 on the year and their next game is today at home versus Ross.

The Freshmen football team defeated the Harrison WIldcats on Saturday to a score of 41 to 22.  The team improves to 3 and 1 on the season and they remain undefeated (3-0) in SWOC play. 

The Varsity football team fell to Harrison by a 42-7 score they fall to 4-2 on the year and 0-2 in the SWOC they play in the homecoming game this Friday and it will be a pink out.

The high school cross country team had another great performance on Saturday at Eaton.  The girls won the meet on a tie-breaker and beat the field of 10 teams.  The Brave had five girls in the top 13, with Hannah LIppincott 2nd, Maddy Iden 5th, Libby Farmer 6th, Lilly Iden 12th, and Eva Motta 13th.  Kylee Carver and Abby Bahlau rounded out the top 7 with personal best times.  Hannah Farnsworth, Asya Walsh, Brooke Hubbard, and Bella Walter also ran personal best times.  The boys ran another good race to finish in third place out of 14 teams.  Kiefer Bell was 2nd in the field of 187 runners.  Logan Murray was also in the top 10 with a 6th place finish.  The team had 15 personal records of the 22 runners that ran.  Both teams look forward to running the SWOC Meet at home on Friday.  Races start at 9:30.  Please come out and support the cross country team as they attempt to sweep the SWOC titles.

Are you interested in swimming or diving for Talawanda this year?  If so, please make plans to attend the preseason meeting this Wednesday night.  The meeting will be at 7 PM in the cafeteria.  At the meeting practice and meet schedules will be distributed.  In addition you will also be able to meet the coaches of the team and learn the expectations for being a part of the team.  If you cannot make the meeting please see Coach Pasquale in Room 418.

A Brave 5K sponsored by the Cross Country and Track teams will be hosted at Oxford Community Park on November 9th, registration information can be found at abrave5k.com and the deadline to guarantee a T-Shirt is October 25th.

Home games for today: Boys soccer hosts Ross JV at 5 Varsity at 7.

And that’s our broadcast on this day. I’m Luke West Poley. Thanks so much for watching, and say Colorado.