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Friday, March 29th

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Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Friday, March 29th, 2019

The FCCLA chapter is collecting items to donate to the Animal Humane Society Shelter in Hamilton. Any and all donations are appreciated.

There will be no chess club today

Students that will be attending Butler Tech next year, if you are interested in a scholarship, please see Mr. Phelps or your school counselor for more details.

Attention artists, writers, photographers, poets: Do you have an original work? Submit your work to Setting Stone! Setting Stone is accepting submissions through this week to be included in its Spring publication. Send your work to settingstone@talawanda.org, or drop it off to Mr. Aerni in room 320 by this Friday.

The Talawanda Drama department is selling tickets for their spring musical of Freaky Friday. The shows are April 4 and 5 at 7:00pm, and April 6 at 1:00pm and 7:00pm all in the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $7 presale and $8 at the door. Tickets can be purchased from a cast or crew member throughout the day, and during all lunches. If you would like to know more please see a cast or crew member, or contact Ms. Hudson or Mr. Steffen.

Do you want to donate blood but was worried about missing class? Now is your chance to make a difference! If you are not taking one of the EOCs on Friday April 12th, you can sign up to donate during that testing period, 8:00am-9:30am. If you are taking the EOC, you can still donate in a time spot after your test! We still have spots open and remember that if you donate 3 times during your high school years, you will receive red cords for graduation

Do you think you’ve got talent? Do you want to show us what you’ve got? Well head on down to the Main Office or room 611 to grab a registration form for the 2019 FCCLA talent show. There will be a mandatory practice on April 16th right after school in the PAC. The talent show will be held on April 18th 1st- 4th period, and Mel Edwards will be the MC. Tickets will be on sale during all lunches starting on April 10th through April 16th for $5.00. You will not be able to purchase a ticket on the day of the talent show. There will also be an evening talent show this year for parents on April 17th at 6:30 in the PAC, tickets will be sold at the door for $5.00 or $3.00 when you bring at least 2 personal hygiene items to donate. If you have any questions ask Hannah Cress, Elizabeth Eberwine, or Mrs Gregory.

And now for Lax Interviews

Birthdays for Today: Jazz Bennett, Arthur DeBoer, Samuel Abowitz, and James Staley turn 18. Josephine Keith turns 17.

And now for What’s The T and Patty G

Mr. Meece requested the entire school see the ending of the Purdue-Tennessee game last night with his Boilermakers moving on to the Elite 8 for the first time since 2000 — a huge win over the Vols last night in Louisville. And Purdue is a Final Four team in my bracket as well, so I’m happy. Virginia and Gonzaga also picked up wins in last night’s games, and the Michigan Wolverines fell to Texas Tech, so luckily they are done. 4 games on the March Madness schedule tonight, and my pick for tonight’s upset is the 3 seed Houston over the 2 seed Kentucky — that game tonight at 10pm.

The Varsity Baseball Team defeated Bishop Fenwick last night by a score of 7-6. It came down to the last pitch with a full count, bases loaded, and 2 outs when Brecken Hornsby made the play to get the Brave a W. Dylan Betz gets the win on the hill and Tyler Prater earned the save. The Baseball team will play against tonight at 5:00 against Lebanon at Lebanon High School.

The softball team lost to Franklin County last night at home by a score of 13-3. They fall to 1-1 on the season, and will play double header tomorrow at Finneytown, with Game 1 at 11 am. 

And the men’s tennis team beat Fenwick last night on the road by a 4-1 margin. They improve to 2-2 on the year.

Home games for this weekend: The men’s tennis team takes on Walnut Hills at 4. And the JV baseball teams take on Lebanon at 5. Saturday, the JV softball takes on Franklin in a double-header starting at 11, and the JV baseball team takes on Loveland at noon.

And that’s our broadcast on this Friday.  I’m Patrick Geshan. Thanks so much for watching, and have a great weekend!

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

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Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Friday, March 22nd, 2019

NHS Volleyball tournament is tonight from 6:30 to 8:30. It is free to watch and will be lots of fun.

The FCCLA chapter is collecting items to donate to the Animal Humane Society Shelter in Hamilton. The shelters can use anything from office supplies to dog & cat toys. You can donate items in the box that is placed in the main office until March 29th. Any and all donations are appreciated.

Seniors: Check out the scholarships that are still available on the Talawanda website

The Talawanda Drama department is selling tickets for their spring musical of Freaky Friday. The shows are April 4 and 5 at 7:00 pm, and April 6 at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm all in the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $7 presale and $8 at the door. Tickets can be purchased from a cast or crew member throughout the day and during all lunches. If you would like to know more please see a cast or crew member, or contact Ms. Hudson or Mr. Steffen.

Lists are now posted outside the guidance office for students who have qualified for our 3rd quarter honor roll recognition.   It will be held on Friday, March 29.  Ninth and tenth-grade students will be 2nd period and eleventh and twelfth-grade students will be 3rd.   See Mrs. Roy in guidance with any questions.

The Spring Blood Drive will be on Friday, April 12th. Forms are ready for pick up in the office, room 611, or during lunch. Please turn in your forms to the office, room 611 or during lunch by April 10th, you will pick your time when you turn your form in. Talawanda High School is a red cord school. If you donate blood 3 times during high school you will receive red cords for graduation.  For every person who donates blood, you save 3 lives, what a great way to give to those in need! 

And now for a special message from Mr. Brink

Birthdays for today: Elizabeth Garrison turns 16

And now for What’s The T and Patty G

Plenty of games today for Talawanda teams as the Spring sports season gets into full swing. The Baseball team will start off the regular season tomorrow with a tri-double header against Sycamore and Springfield.  We also wish the lacrosse team good luck as they travel to Xenia tonight for a game starting at 6:30.  The track team has their first meet tomorrow at Harrison, the action begins at 11 am. And the Boys Tennis team begins their regular season at home with a meeting this afternoon with Lasalle. The match begins at 4 pm.    

And in March Madness yesterday,     16 First Round games were played, and I was incorrect in picking yesterday ’s upset. Maryland held on to beat Belmont 79-77 in a thriller yesterday afternoon. Other scores of interest yesterday, the 12 seed Murray State knocked off the 5 seed Marquette to bust a lot of brackets, and the 10 seed Florida knocked off 7th seeded Nevada last night. So, with 16 more first-round games today, my pick for Friday’s upset is 12th seeded Oregon over 5th seeded Wisconsin. That game at 4:30 today.    

So that’s our broadcast this Friday.  I’m Patrick Geshan. I’ll see everyone tonight at the NHS Volleyball Tournament in the gym at 6:30. Thanks so much for watching, and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

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Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

YIT will meet tomorrow after school. Come join us!

Students nominated for Hope Squad are reminded of the meeting right at 1:45 on Wednesday 3/20 in room 120.

The Spring Blood Drive will be on Friday, April 12th. Forms are ready for pick up in the office, room 611, or during lunch. Please turn in your forms to the office, room 611 or during lunch by April 10th, you will pick your time when you turn your form in. Talawanda High School is a red cord school. If you donate blood 3 times during high school you will receive red cords for graduation.  For every person who donates blood, you save 3 lives, what a great way to give to those in need! 

And now for Dodgeball Interviews

Birthdays for today: Dakota Keifer turns 19, Kaitlyn Welch and Jourdan Sharp-Schmidt turn 16, and Jasper Young turns 15

And now for What’s The T and Patty G

Last night, the softball team scrimmaged Kentucky school St. Henry, with Varsity playing the first 4 innings and JV playing the last 4. Talawanda had a good performance in a tune-up before the regular season.    The baseball team heads to Preble Shawnee tonight for their final scrimmage.

In March Madness Tuesday, Fairleigh Dickinson earned their first tournament win over Prarie View to move on to play Duke in First Round action Thursday, and Belmont knocked off Temple to advance into the bracket as well. Tonight in Dayton, the First Four wraps up with a pair of games: Arizona State takes on St. Johns at 6:40 and NC Central plays North Dakota State.    

Yesterday, the decision was finalized by Miami University to make a change in the leadership of its hockey program.  Rico Blasi has been relieved of his duties as head coach. Rico is my godfather, a lifelong family friend, and ranks highly on the list of the most generous and caring people I know. It’s an emotional and uncertain time for many families today in Oxford, including mine.  The positive support received in the past 24 hours has been strongly appreciated. 

And that’s our broadcast on this Wednesday. We’ll leave you with the NHS Volleyball Promo for the tournament happening this Friday. I’m Patrick Geshan. Thanks so much for watching, and have a great early-day!

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

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Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

Best Buddies members: We will meet today after school until 3 pm. Please see Mrs. Sammons for a list of important March dates

Jostens will be in the cafeteria during lunch today to deliver Graduation Announcement orders.

Today, Best Buddies is celebrating Best Buddies month with two important and AWESOME events. Help us “Spread the Word to End the Word” by signing our banner and pledging to no longer use the “R” word in your everyday vocabulary. Second, help us celebrate World Down Syndrome Day by wearing crazy, mismatched socks to school. Help us by showing your support of inclusion and all our students here at THS!

Students nominated for Hope Squad are reminded of the meeting right at 1:45 on Wednesday 3/20 in room 120.

The Spring Blood Drive will be on Friday, April 12th. Forms are ready for pick up in the office, room 611, or during lunch. Please turn in your forms to the office, room 611 or during lunch by April 10th, you will pick your time when you turn your form in. Talawanda High School is a red cord school. If you donate blood 3 times during high school you will receive red cords for graduation.  For every person who donates blood, you save 3 lives, what a great way to give to those in need! 

The Environment and Natural Sciences Club will meet Today after school in Mrs. Ruther’s room. Please complete the EarthDay survey on Google Classroom if you have not yet.

And now for Mr. Aerni’s head shaving

Birthdays for today: Big Lex turns 18

And now for Patty G

The Varsity Baseball team faced off against Roger Bacon last night. Mason Hansford started on the mound. Talawanda beat Roger Bacon 14-2 improving their scrimmage record to 3-0.

The Lacrosse team also picked up a win last night, they beat Winton Woods in their home opener by a 14-8 score. Grady Holmes had 8 goals in that game with 3 assists. Tommy Winkler had 6 assists in the game last night. So the lax bros improve to 1-0.

And finally today, two games in the March Madness First Four tonight to start the tournament.  Fairleigh Dickinson takes on Prarie View at 6:40 and Belmont tips against Temple at 9:10, those games are in Dayton tonight.

So now Z will talk about the successful extreme week last week.

And that’s our broadcast on this Tuesday. I’m Patrick Geshan. Thanks so much for watching, and have a great day!

Monday, March 18th 2019

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Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Monday, March 18th, 2019

Best Buddies members: We will meet tomorrow, March 19 after school until 3pm. Please see Mrs. Sammons for a list of important March dates

Jostens will be in the cafeteria during lunch on the 19th to deliver Graduation Announcement orders.

On Tuesday, March 19, Best Buddies is celebrating Best Buddies month with two important and AWESOME events. Help us “Spread the Word to End the Word” by signing our banner and pledging to no longer use the “R” word in your everyday vocabulary. Second, help us celebrate World Down Syndrome Day by wearing crazy, mismatched socks to school on Tuesday. Help us by showing your support of inclusion and all our students here at THS!

Attention Setting Stone: we will  meet meet as a whole group Today. Please plan on attending on today to begin planning out the magazine.

The Spring Blood Drive will be on Friday April 12th. Forms are ready for pick up in the office, room 611, or during lunch. Please turn in your forms to the office, room 611 or during lunch by April 10th, you will pick your time when you turn your form in. Talawanda High School is a red cord school. If you donate blood 3 times during high school you will receive red cords for graduation.  For ever person who donates blood you save 3 lives, what a great way to give to those in need! 

Please come to the main office and find your coat!  Lost and found is overflowing and going to Oxford Resource Center Today.  There are a few lunch boxes and bottles too!

The Environment and Natural Sciences Club will meet on Tuesday after school in Mrs. Ruther’s room. Please complete the EarthDay survey on Google Classroom if you have not yet.

And now for a week in review

And now for Whats the T and Patty G

The Varsity Baseball team played this weekend and improved there record to 2-0 with a 12-2 victory over Goshen. They will play again today at Roger Bacon- first pitch is 5:00 pm. 

And we recorded an entire promo for the Best Buddies club on Friday, but had some technical diffuculties this morning — so, today is spread the word to end the word day, make sure you sign the banner in the cafeteria to pledge not to say the R-word, and tomorrow make sure wear Crazy Socks for World Down Syndrome Day.

And that’s our broadcast on this Monday. I’m Patrick Geshan. Good luck filling out your brackets, and we’ll see you tomorrow.

Friday, March 15th

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Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Friday, March 15th, 2019

Best Buddies members: our March meeting has been changed. We will meet next Tuesday, March 19 after school until 3pm. Please see Mrs. Sammons for a list of important March dates (there a lot of them) or if you want to be on our club’s dodgeball team!

Jostens will be in the cafeteria during lunch on the 19th to deliver Graduation Announcement orders.

There will be NO chess club today.

And now an announcement about the NHS Volleyball tournament

On Tuesday, March 19, Best Buddies is celebrating Best Buddies month with two important and AWESOME events. Help us “Spread the Word to End the Word” by signing our banner and pledging to no longer use the “R” word in your everyday vocabulary. Second, help us celebrate World Down Syndrome Day by wearing crazy, mismatched socks to school on Tuesday. Help us by showing your support of inclusion and all our students here at THS!

Attention Setting Stone: we will meet as a whole group on Monday, March 18. Please plan on attending on the 18th to begin planning out the magazine.

YIT Dodge and Dance is today!   Make sure to turn in your forms and waivers if you have not already.  They must be into the main office by the end of the day in order to participate

The Spring Blood Drive will be on Friday, April 12th. Forms are ready for pick up in the office, room 611, or during lunch. Please turn in your forms to the office, room 611 or during lunch by April 10th, you will pick your time when you turn your form in. Talawanda High School is a red cord school. If you donate blood 3 times during high school you will receive red cords for graduation.  For every person who donates blood you save 3 lives, what a great way to give to those in need! 

The Oxford Parks and Recreation Department would like your thoughts about the possibility of designing a Teen Center within the TRI Community Center. Students who are in grades 6th-12th would be welcome to use the teen center. Our vision for the Teen Center would include game systems, arcade-style games, “plug n play” systems, flat screen TVs, a study area and a sound system for music.  We are looking forward to designing a safe place for teens in the community to have fun, be active, and hang out with friends. Please take the time to answer these questions honestly. Your input is important and appreciated!

Please come to the main office and find your coat!  Lost and found is overflowing and going to Oxford Resource Center Monday.  There are a few lunch boxes and bottles too!

And now for Extreme Week Day 5

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

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Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Thursday, March 14th, 2019

Best Buddies members: our March meeting has been changed. We will meet next Tuesday, March 19 after school until 3 pm. Please see Mrs. Sammons for a list of important March dates (there a lot of them) or if you want to be on our club’s dodgeball team!

Attention Setting Stone: we will meet as a whole group on Monday, March 18. Please plan on attending on the 18th to begin planning out the magazine.

YIT Dodge & Dance is only 2 days away!  We have extended the deadline for teams to turn in their forms.  You MUST have your form into the main office by the end of the school day on Friday.  Waivers must be included in order to participate.

Not on a team?  Come anyway and cheer on your friends!  Stay for the Sock Hop for FREE food and a chance to win GREAT prizes, such as prom tickets, a yearbook, an all-sports pass for next year and many others!  

The Butler County Retired Teachers Association scholarship deadline is approaching. This 1,000 dollar scholarship is available to any student planning to major in Education. Applications can be picked up in the guidance office.

The Spring Blood Drive will be on Friday, April 12th. Forms are ready for pick up in the office, room 611, or during lunch. Please turn in your forms to the office, room 611 or during lunch by April 10th, you will pick your time when you turn your form in. Talawanda High School is a red cord school. If you donate blood 3 times during high school you will receive red cords for graduation.  For every person who donates blood, you save 3 lives, what a great way to give to those in need! 

The Oxford Parks and Recreation Department would like your thoughts about the possibility of designing a Teen Center within the TRI Community Center. Students who are in grades 6th-12th would be welcome to use the teen center. Our vision for the Teen Center would include game systems, arcade-style games, “plug n play” systems, flat screen TVs, a study area and a sound system for music.  We are looking forward to designing a safe place for teens in the community to have fun, be active, and hang out with friends. Please take the time to answer these questions honestly. Your input is important and appreciated!

Please come to the main office and find your coat!  Lost and found is overflowing and going to Oxford Resource Center Monday.  There are a few lunch boxes and bottles too!

And now for Extreme Week Day 4

March 11, 2019

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Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Monday, March 11th, 2019

Best Buddies members: our March meeting has been changed. We will NOT meet this Tuesday, but instead, will meet next Tuesday, March 19 after school until 3pm. Please see Mrs. Sammons for a list of important March dates (there a lot of them) or if you want to be on our club’s dodgeball team!

The Environment and Natural Sciences Club will meet right after school on Tuesday, March 12th in Mrs. Ruther’s room (224). If you cannot attend, please complete the form in Google Classroom. All are welcome!

Attention Setting Stone: we will not meet on Monday, March 11th. Instead, we will meet again as a whole group on Monday, March 18. Please plan on attending on the 18th to begin planning out the magazine.

YIT is sponsoring “Dodge and Dance” on Friday, March 15th!  Make sure you get a team together or come to cheer on the Dodgeball teams and then stay for FREE food and a great sock hop! There is no cost for either event.

Are you interested in the IT field?  The University of Cincinnati is hosting a free 3-week intensive summer IT camp called IT LanunchPad Summer Camp  It will give students a solid foundation in computer fundamentals, software development, cyber security, database and networking.  The camp is hands-on, project-based, team-oriented learning experience using UC’s state of the art equipment and instructors.  This camp is completely free.  Applications are due March 31.  See Mrs. Stark in Guidance to apply.

The Butler County Retired Teachers Association scholarship deadline is approaching. This 1,000 dollar scholarship is available to any student planning to major in Education. Applications can be picked up in the guidance office.

And now for The Week In Review

And now for Extreme Week Day 1

Friday March 8th, 2019

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Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Friday, March 8th, 2019

The deadline for senior pictures is past due, see Mr. Zimmerman in room 301 if you have any questions or problems.

Best Buddies members: our March meeting has been changed. We will NOT meet this Tuesday, but instead, will meet on Tuesday, March 19 after school until 3pm. Please see Mrs. Sammons for a list of important March dates (there a lot of them) or if you want to be on our club’s dodgeball team!

The Environment and Natural Sciences Club will meet right after school on Tuesday, March 12th in Mrs. Ruther’s room (224). If you cannot attend, please complete the form in Google Classroom. All are welcome!

Attention Setting Stone: we will not meet on Monday, March 11th. Instead, we will meet again as a whole group on Monday, March 18. Please plan on attending on the 18th to begin planning out the magazine.

Chess club will meet in Mr. Yuva’s room until 3:30 today.

Attention any students interested in taking one of the IT classes next year:  If you are interested in getting CCP credit through the University of Cincinnati, you must apply by Today (March 8th).  See Mrs. Stark if you have any questions.

YIT is sponsoring “Dodge and Dance” on Friday, March 15th!  Make sure you get a team together or come to cheer on the Dodgeball teams and then stay for FREE food and a great sock hop! There is no cost for either event.

Birthdays for today: Sarah Clarke turns 18 

And now for What’s the T and Patty G

Good luck to the cheerleading team, who competes in their state competition at St. John’s Arena this Sunday in Columbus.

Sean Mondello reigned victorious in his first round match up at the state meet yesterday, he competes again this morning so good luck from everyone here at Talawanda Sean.

Goodluck to the lacrosse team who plays in their first scrimmage against Franklin tomorrow

That’s our broadcast on this Friday. I’m Patrick Geshan. And as you all may know by now, next week will be our annual extreme week here at Channel 85, with proceeds benefitting the Oxford – Talawanda Food Pantry. Here’s Dalton Norris now with a little sneak peak. Have a great weekend, Talawanda.

Thursday, March 7th

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Good Morning Talawanda. Today is Thursday, March 7th, 2019

Attention NHS Members: We will meet today right after school in the upper media center.  

The deadline for senior pictures is past due, see Mr. Zimmerman in room 301 if you have any questions or problems.

Attention Setting Stone: we will not meet on Monday, March 11th. Instead, we will meet again as a whole group on Monday, March 18. Please plan on attending on the 18th to begin planning out the magazine.

Attention any students interested in taking one of the IT classes next year:  If you are interested in getting CCP credit through the University of Cincinnati, you must apply by this Friday (March 8th).  See Mrs. Stark if you have any questions.

YIT is sponsoring “Dodge and Dance” on Friday, March 15th!  Make sure you get a team together or come to cheer on the Dodgeball teams and then stay for FREE food and a great sock hop! There is no cost for either event.

Birthdays for today: Ainsley Clark, Zayd Beckington, and Sarah Ferneding turn 17 and Kiera Henson and Nathaniel Berter turn 18. 

And now for What’s the T and Patty G

Tigerland is the story of a Black High School’s triumph in inner city Columbus during the turbulent civil rights movement. In the year 1969, the East High Tigers won both the state basketball and baseball championships, despite a severe economic  disadvantage. But their African-American sports teams triumphed over the wealthy white schools during the tournament. I sat down with the book’s author Wil Haygood on Tuesday, to talk about his story of triumph, and Tigerland’s place in the 21st century. The full interview is 12 minutes long, so if there is not enough time in your class today, you don’t have to watch all of it. If there’s any part of the interview you should catch, it would be the last 3 minutes, when Haygood gives advice to today’s young students. We’ll also post the full interview on our YouTube channel after today’s news. That’s our broadcast on this Thursday. I’m Patrick Geshan. My conversation now with Wil Haygood.