November 21, 2017

Good morning Talawanda! Today is Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Sophomores- please remember to turn in your Butler Tech field trip forms in the guidance office. Go to butlertech.org/talawanda to register to the campus of your choice.

The Blood Drive will take place on December 7th, forms can be picked up in the main office or room 611. Fill them out and turn them in by December 1st to reserve your time.

Best Buddies will be collecting canned goods to donate to the Oxford Community Choice Pantry starting next week. The first period class that brings the most canned goods in until December 12 will receive free doughnuts from the Oxford Doughnut Shop, so be sure to bring in that canned food

For two weeks after Thanksgiving break, Key Club will be teaming up with Keys for Change and the Thirst Project to sell charm necklaces to build wells in 3rd world countries. Get one at lunch for just 5$, and help end the global water crisis.

Congratulations, Piper Muhlhauser and Justin Beckner! You are the winners of the Setting Stone Submissions raffle. Please see Mr. Aerni to pick out your free t-shirt!

Lunch for today is chili fries, soft pretzels, salad, and chilled fruits.

And now to weather outside with a special explanation of the fire going on by the art room.

The date for the Valerie Green award presentation has changed. It is now scheduled for next Tuesday during tutorial. There is know no excuse for not going. Don’t forget you have a chance to be on FOX 19. Again, that’s next Tuesday during tutorial.

And the hockey team will play in the DiPaulo tournament at Goggin this weekend.  Some people from our own school will be playing each other in that tournament. We’ll end with a hype video to get you pumped up for this weekend’s action. I’m Patrick Geshan, Happy Thanksgiving Talawanda!

November 20, 2017

Good morning Talawanda! Today is Monday, November 20, 2017

Sophomores- please remember to turn in your Butler Tech field trip forms in the guidance office. Go to butlertech.org/talawanda to register to the campus of your choice.

The Blood Drive will take place on December 7th, forms can be picked up in the main office or room 611. Fill them out and turn them in by December 1st to reserve your time.

All photos from Picture Retake Day are now available in the main office, so if you had your picture taken and would like a copy, stop by as soon as you can.

Lunch for today is corn puppies, baked beans, coleslaw, and chilled fruits

And now to weather and then Patty G with sports.

The hockey team picked up a win on Friday with an 8-0 rout of Sycamore. Josh Shrader, Jacob Tyree, and Grady Holmes each scored two goals for the Braves. Tyler White and Eddie Ingersoll found the back of the net as well.  The Braves will play in the Dipaulo Tournament this weekend at Goggin. We’ll have more details tomorrow.

Talawanda’s own Valerie Green has been selected as the Cincinnati Penn Station Athlete of the Month for December! Valerie is now in contention for a school year-end $10,000 college scholarship – and our school has the opportunity of winning $2,500. To get the money, our school needs to show THE MOST spirit than all others on the day that Val is presented the award, which is Monday, November, 27th after school – the day after we come back from break. FOX19 will be in the gym filming the event for their evening news. So, if you want to be on the news and earn your school money for cool stuff, stay after school on Monday, November 27th and make your local news debut.

And that’s our broadcast on this Monday. I’m Patrick Geshan. We don’t have much motivation this week. But David Powers and company are here to get us pumped up. Have a good one Talawanda!

November 17, 2017

What up Talawanda! Today is Friday, November 17, 2017

Sophomores- please remember to turn in your Butler Tech field trip forms in the guidance counseling office. Go to butlertech.org/talawanda to register to the campus of your choice.

The Blood Drive will take place on December 7th, forms can be picked up in the main office or room 611. Fill them out and turn them in by December 1st to reserve your time.

All photos from Picture Retake Day are now available in the main office, so if you had your picture taken and would like a copy, stop by as soon as you can.

For students who may have misplaced their lunch box or any belongings, come by the main office to see if yours has been found.

And now for a segment on Snapchat Streaks

Lunch for today is turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and rolls

And now to weather and then Patty G with sports.

Talawanda’s own Valerie Green has been selected as the Cincinnati Penn Station Athlete of the Month for December! Valerie is now in contention for a school year-end $10,000 college scholarship – and our school has the opportunity of winning $2,500. To get the money, our school needs to show THE MOST spirit than all others on the day that Val will present the award, which is Monday, November, 27th after school – the day after we come back from break. FOX19 will be in the gym filming the event for the their evening news. So, if you want to be on the news and earn your school money for cool stuff, stay after school on Monday, November 27th and make your local news debut.

Wrestling practice has begun this week, it takes place from 3:00 pm to 5:15 pm after school in the field house. If you have any questions, stop by the athletic office or the field house after school.

And good luck to the hockey team tonight, who travels to Sports Plus (commonly known as Sports Minus) in Cincinnati for a game against Sycamore tonight at 9:00 pm.

That’s our broadcast on this Friday. I’m Patrick Geshan. Have a great weekend!

November 16, 2017

Good Morning Talawanda! Today is Thursday, November 16, 2017

Sophomores- please remember to turn in your Butler Tech field trip forms in the guidance counseling office. If you missed the assembly, you should have received a permission slip on Wednesday. Go to butlertech.org/talawanda to register to the campus of your choice.

The Blood Drive will take place on December 7th, forms can be picked up in the main office or room 611. Fill them out and turn them in by December 1st to reserve your time.

All photos from Picture Retake Day are now available in the main office, so if you had your picture taken and would like a copy, stop by as soon as you can.

For students who may have misplaced their lunch box or any belongings, come by the main office to see if yours has been found.

And now for a Tribune Tries It: Corn. Hope you haven’t eaten your lunch.

Lunch for today is Rotini with Meat Sauce, Garlic Roll, and Side Salad.

And now to weather and then Patty G with sports.

The Miami football team fell last night at home to Eastern Michigan by a score of 27-24. The loss drops the RedHawk’s record to 4-7 and takes away their contention for a spot in a bowl game.  Miami closes out the regular season on Tuesday when they visit Ball State.

For any student who is interested in wrestling this year, practices begin this week from 3:00 pm to 5:15 pm in the field house. If you have any questions, stop by the athletic office or the field house after school.

That’s our show on this Thursday. I’m Patrick Geshan. Have a good one Talawanda!

November 15, 2017

Good morning Talawanda! Today is Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Sophomores- please remember to turn in your Butler Tech field trip forms in the guidance counseling office. If you missed the assembly, you should have received a permission slip on Wednesday. Go to butlertech.org/talawanda to register to the campus of your choice.

The Blood Drive will take place on December 7th, forms can be picked up in the main office or room 611. Fill them out and turn them in by December 1st to reserve your time.

FCA will meet on Wednesdays after school in Mr. Newberry’s room, 219. Fellowship of Christian Athletes is an encouraging group to hang out with, where you can learn about faith from everyday discussions and reading. FCA is for everyone, and you don’t even have to be an athlete. Again, they meet Wednesdays in Room 219 after school.

All photos from Picture Retake Day are now available in the main office, so if you had your picture taken and would like a copy, stop by as soon as you can.

For students who may have misplaced their lunch box or any belongings, come by the main office to see if yours has been found.

And now for a segment on Talawanda LARPing

Lunch for today is pork barbecue on a bun, baked fries, and coleslaw

And now to weather and then Patty G with sports.

For any student who is interested in wrestling this year, practices begin this week from 3:00 pm to 5:15 pm in the field house. If you have any questions, stop by the athletic office or the field house after school.

In other sports news, the Miami football team has their final home game tonight against Eastern Michigan at 7, and the RedHawks’ men’s basketball team beat Wright State in overtime last night by a score of 73-67.

And that’s our broadcast on this Wednesday. I’m Patrick Geshan-  have a great day Talawanda!

November 14, 2017

Good morning Talawanda! Today is Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Club news for today: Best Buddies will have a meeting after school today in room 316, which will be over by 3:00 pm.

NHS will be meeting after school today in the upper media center.

The Blood Drive will take place on December 7th, forms can be picked up in the main office or room 611. Fill them out and turn them in as soon as possible to reserve your time.

FCA will meet on Wednesdays after school in Mr. Newberry’s room, 219. Fellowship of Christian Athletes is an encouraging group to hang out with, where you can learn about faith from everyday discussions and reading. FCA is for everyone, and you don’t even have to be an athlete. Again, they meet Wednesdays in Room 219 after school.

All photos from Picture Retake Day are now available in the main office, so if you had your picture taken and would like a copy, stop by as soon as you can.

For students who may have misplaced their lunch box or any belongings, come by the main office to see if yours has been found.

Lunch for today is grilled cheese and chili, pickles, and chilled fruits

And now to weather and then Patty G with sports.

We don’t typically use the news to talk about personal things – but I’d like to share an event that I witnessed on school property over the weekend. On Saturday, I was announcing at a local sporting event, when suddenly a fan fell unconscious on the walkway in front of the bleachers. Multiple people were crowded over this man. His heart stopped and he was not breathing. Eventually, the paramedics in an ambulance came to save his life. First, they shocked him with a defribulator. Then, they applied CPR. After that, they injected him with something. It was Narcan. Two minutes later, the man stood up and walked away under his own power. They took him to the hospital. The fact that people are overdosing at in our community is scary enough. My message to you is: don’t try it. Don’t get involved. Don’t even think about it. It is not worth it. There are plenty of resources at Talawanda that can assist you with substance abuse. Your counselors or a close teacher are wonderful resources that this school gives you.  If you are experiencing a crisis outside of school, please call the police or use the 24/7 Crisis hotline for Bulter County residents – 1-844-427-4747. It’s OK if you’re struggling. Thats why people are here to help. Just remember these words: It’s NOT WORTH IT.

And that’s our broadcast on this Tuesday. I’m Patrick Geshan-  have a great day Talawanda!

November 13, 2017

Good morning Talawanda! Today is Monday, November 13, 2017

Club news for today: Setting Stone is back for this week and will be held today after school in Mr. Aerni’s room.

NHS will be meeting after school on tomorrow in the upper media center.

Best Buddies will have a meeting after school tomorrow in room 316, which will be over by 3:00 pm.

The Blood Drive will take place on December 7th, forms can be picked up in the main office or room 611. Fill them out and turn them in as soon as possible to reserve your time.

FCA will meet on Wednesdays after school in Mr. Newberry’s room, 219. Fellowship of Christian Athletes is an encouraging group to hang out with, where you can learn about faith from everyday discussions and reading. FCA is for everyone, and you don’t even have to be an athlete. Again, they meet Wednesdays in Room 219 after school.

And now for a segment on the Quarter Flip

Lunch for today is rib barbecue on a bun, baked fries, and pasta salad

And now to weather and then Patty G with sports.

The Talawanda Hockey team went 1-2 in their beginning matches last weekend. The squad pulled off a clutch comeback against Strongsville last Friday going 4-3. Goals were made by Josh Shrader and Eddie Ingrosal, go Braves!

And that’s our broadcast on this Monday. I’m Patrick Geshan-  have a great day Talawanda!

November 10th, 2017

Good morning Talawanda! Today is Friday, November 10, 2017

NHS will be meeting after school on Tuesday, November 14 in the upper media center.

The Blood Drive will take place on December 7th, forms can be picked up in the main office or room 611. Fill them out and turn them in as soon as possible to reserve your time.

Announcement for anyone who has misplaced their lunchbox – one has been found brought to the main office. Stop by as soon as you can if you believe it is yours.

Gasser nation fall apparel sell ends Today! If you are interested in purchasing clothing, contact Jake Schulte or Dakota Kiefer.

FCA will meet on Wednesdays after school in Mr. Newberry’s room, 219. Fellowship of Christian Athletes is an encouraging group to hang out with, where you can learn about faith from everyday discussions and reading. FCA is for everyone, and you don’t even have to be an athlete. Again, they meet Wednesdays in Room 219 after school.

Tonight at 7pm Hall Auditorium, Miami will be holding an Indian Dawali show. Admission is $7 at the door. I will be performing in it. If you can’t make it tonight, there will be a 2pm showing on Saturday.

And now for some commentary on the recent Netflix ban.

Birthdays for today: Tashay Pearson turns 16,  Matt Butterfield, Mason Blauvelt, and Stephen Danbury turn 17, and Ashley Baxter is 18.  Happy Birthday!

Lunch for today: Chicken Nuggets and Roll, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Green Beans, and Chilled Fruits.

And now to weather and then Patty G with sports.

The sophomores are the 2017 Talawanda powderpuff champions. The Sophomores beat the Seniors in the semifinal game by an 18-6 margin, and shutout the Juniors in the championship, beating THEM 24-0. The Juniors won against the Freshman 28-6 in the first semifinal game. Thanks to everyone who participated! All the money earned from last nights games will go towards the Spring Best Buddies dance.

And one home game for today: the hockey team plays Strongsville at Goggin in Steve Cady Arena at 8pm.

And that’s our broadcast on this Friday. I’m Patrick Geshan-  have a great weekend Talawanda!

November 9, 2017

Good morning Talawanda! Today is Thursday, November 9, 2017

Club News for today: NHS will be meeting after school on Tuesday, November 14 in the upper media center. Best Buddies members: wear your t-shirts for today to show support for the Powderpuff game. There will be a meeting at 6:15 pm in the cafeteria for pizza right before the game!

The Blood Drive will take place on December 7th, forms can be picked up in the main office or room 611. Fill them out and turn them in as soon as possible to reserve your time.

Announcement for anyone who has misplaced their lunchbox, one has been found brought to the main office. Stop by as soon as you can if you believe it is yours.

And now for the Theme Song challenge.

Birthdays for today: Erin Miles turns 15 and Fabian Bajrami turns 18.

And now to weather and then Patty G with sports.

The annual powderpuff tournament is tonight on the field! The Juniors take on the Freshman, and the Sophomores play the Seniors. The action begins at 7pm with the winners of both games squaring off for the championship. Come out and catch the action tonight.

That’s our broadcast on this Thursday. I’m Patrick Geshan-  have a wonderful day Talawanda!

November 8, 2017

Good morning Talawanda! Today is Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Best Buddies Members: Wear your t-shirts tomorrow to show support for the Powderpuff Game. They will be meeting at 6:15 pm for pizza in the cafeteria tomorrow before heading to the game!

Powderpuff practice begins tonight at the football field from 7:00-7:30 pm for Freshmen and Sophomores and at 7:30-8:00 pm for Juniors and Seniors. Any football players who would like to coach must attend as well. Rules will be explained and shirts will be handed out.

Each team will be assigned two teachers at random to play with their squad. Any girls basketball players that plan on participating will be excused from their practice for tonight, but they must see Mr. Zimmerman the day of the match to pick up their shirt.

Tomorrow- Miami-Oxford admissions will be in the guidance office during tutorial. Stop by if you are interested, all students are welcome.

And now for another segment from Erin Reviews.

Birthdays for today: Brendan Bohon turns 15, Eric Sierveld turns 18, Nick Vandenberg, Tatianna Hahn-Childs, and Joshua Shrader turn 17.

And now for Patty G with sports.

No sports to talk about today, but we will report last night’s election results.

In the race for Oxford city council, 9 candidates were vying for 4 spots. David Pretherch and Chantel Raghu will be the new Oxford city council members after victories last night. Two incumbent candidates were also reelected to Oxford city council. Edna Carter Southhard and Michael Smith will get another term.

In the race for Hanover Township trustee, Jeff Buddo and Douglas Johnson took victories over Fred Stitsinger. Johnson carrying 43% of the vote, Buddho had 33% – winning the last seat by over 300 votes.

Milford Township reelected two incumbent trustees. Paul Gillespie and Talawanda’s Own Mr. Mills will serve another term as trustee in Milford Township.

Oxford Township elected Gary Salmon and Norma Pennock, two incumbents, back on the trustee board. Salmon took the last spot by over 400 votes from Peter McCarthy.

The Talawanda City School Board will see one new member and one old. Patrick Meade took the majority of the vote with 33% as the new candidate, and Mary Jane Roberts, the incumbent, garnered 25% of the vote to come in second place for reelection.

On to Ohio State issues now, Issue 1 was approved by Ohio Voters to give Crime Victims more rights when they are accused in the state constitution.

Ohio voters rejected Issue 2, which would of lowered prescription drug costs for those on government health care programs, such as Medicare.

And the city of Oxford approved Issue 5, which clears up zoning laws in the city.

That’s our broadcast for this Wednesday. I’m Patrick Geshan-  have a great day Talawanda!