February 2nd, 2021

Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021.

Please make sure you are wearing your mask throughout the entire day.  The only exceptions are during lunch.  Stay safe Talawanda.

School staff will be vaccinated this Thursday.  For some more info, here is Kim Clark.

As a reminder, this Thursday we will be having a asynchronous learning day.  You will not be logging into Zoom at a particular time, but will be assigned work depending on the teacher.  Please check your Google Classroom and talk to your classroom teacher if you are still confused over what you are expected to do.

Now for some sleep facts from hope squad. Humans are the only mammals that willingly delay sleep. Don’t skip out. sleep is natural and good for you. There are individual differences in the need to nap, you might need to nap because you don’t get enough sleep at night. The senation of falling when half asleep and jerking yourself awake is called “hypnic jerks”. 1.2% of people dream entirely in black and white, this is typically in older people because of black and white television.

Calling all performing artists–musicians, poets, comics–the Setting Stone’s Winter Coffee House livestream will take place on Friday, February 19th, and we need performers!  email settingstone@talawanda.org with your name and type of performance to be added to the lineup!

And now for Sports with Luke West Poley

Welcome back everyone, I hope you all had a great snow day yesterday.

The hockey team had a rough weekend going 1-2 over the three days defeating Beavercreek but falling to Upper Arlington and St John’s Jesuit, the team has another big weekend coming up though, with the final homestand of the year beginning with a 7:15 puckdrop vs Olentangy Berlin on Friday.

The boys basketball team split their weekend beginning with a loss 60-46 on Friday night vs Mount Healthy, but rebounding the next day in the exact same score, but flipped, a 60-46 win over Franklin County, 4 players were in double digits on Saturday in the winning effort for the Brave who are now 3-5 in the SWOC and 6-12 overall with their next game coming on Friday vs Northwest.

The girls basketball team defeated Hamilton last night, 50-39 was the final, Eva Motta led the team with 16 points. The girls are now 9-11 on the year, they will play at Ross tomorrow in the regular season finale, and their playoff matchup has been set, the girls will battle the Kings Knights a week from Thursday at Princeton High School in the first round.

This past weekend the swim and dive teams hosted the SWOC Championship meet at Miami University.  Congratulations to the boys team for winning their 15th consecutive league championship.  En route to winning the championship by nearly 100 points over Ross, the boys went 1-2 in 7 of the 12 events contested.  Ben Crowder was named Male Athlete of the Year for the 3rd consecutive year as he set a conference record in the 100 Freestyle.  The 200 Freestyle Relay team of Ben, Blake Madden, Noah Femiani, and Maxx Gregg also set a conference record as well at the meet.  For the girls, they lost a heartbreaker to Ross by just 9 points coming in 2nd place for just the first time in the last 15 years.  Maren Patterson led the way for the girls by setting a conference record in the 100 Freestyle and the 200 Medley Relay team of Mercy Patterson, Maren Patterson, Kenna Mondello, and Hannah Lippincott also set a conference record.  Both the boys and girls teams will take to the water again this weekend as the state tournament begins with the sectional swim meets.  Good luck to both the boys and girls!

And that’s our broadcast on this Tuesday, I’m Luke West Poley, thanks so much for watching, and Honeys wanna chat, but all we wanna know is where the party at?, and can you believe it, we’ll see you on Friday.