September 20, 2018

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Good morning, Talawanda! Today is Thursday September 20th, 2018

 

Attention to all girls interested in playing basketball this year:  An open gym will be held this Sunday from 4-5:30 at the middle school.  This is a location change.

 

Come join World Language classes in the PAC on Friday, September 21, during 3rd and 4th period to celebrate National Hispanic Latino Heritage Month with a performance by Corazon de Mexico.  To attend the performance, classes need to RSVP Ms. Hofmann.  Also, the Latin America and UniDiversity Festival is Friday, September 21, in Oxford Uptown Parks from 5:30-9 pm.  Make sure to come!

 

Seniors, if you were impacted by PRIDE Day and would like to be involved as a senior helper this year, please pick up an application in Mrs. Peter’s office.

 

If you need a dress for homecoming please see your school counselor.

 

The 2018 Homecoming activities are as follows:  parade September 20, football game September 21, and dance September 22.  If you have questions about these events, please see Ms. Mann, Mrs. Sammons, or any football coaches.

 

THS students, Nosebleed will be playing in the THS gym from 11-11:30 Homecoming night immediately following the dance.  We hope you can be there to hear some awesome music!  See Davis Byrd or Ben Nachowitz if you want to buy a Nosebleed shirt.

 

Come to the first Model UN meeting right after school on Thursday September 20th in room 118, Ms. Lefevers room.  This will be an informational meeting so all are encouraged to come.  If you have any questions or can’t come please contact club president Jenny Lee.

 

And now for a homecoming update from the AG Room

 

Birthdays for today: Sheradyn Proffitt turns 18, Alysse Aylor turns 16, Alyssa Smith turns 17, Kylie Campbell turns 15, and Caleb Dyer turns 17.

 

And now for world news and Patty G with sports.

 

Boys golf is back on track again, with both the varsity and JV teams defeating Badin at Twin Run on Wednesday.  The varsity score was 161-179, and the JV score was 189-203.  Trey Hubbard was the varsity medalist with 39, followed closely by Charlie Faler with 40.  The team record is now 12 & 1 overall, and 9 & 1 in the conference.  Dylan Slager was the JV medalist with 44.  Their record is now 13 & 1 overall, and 10 & 0 in the conference.

 

The girls volleyball team beat Princeton last night in 5 sets at home. It is the Braves first home win of the season. Their record improves to 4-8 overall.

 

And the girls tennis team beat Colerain last night 5-0 on the road to get back to their winning ways, including a 3 hour match win by Rori Lykins. The Braves improve to 5-11 overall. 

 

There are no home games for today, but we’ll see you at the homecoming parade tonight. The parade will lineup in the Millett parking lot at leave at 6 traveling up to High Street and through Uptown, then back to the Millet parking lot. It will kick off this weekend of homecoming festivities, so everyone enjoy the parade.

 

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

September 19th, 2018

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Good morning, Talawanda! Today is Wednesday September 19th, 2018

 

Don’t forget if you are bringing a non-Talawanda student to homecoming you need your form completed before you can buy your tickets.

 

Picture IDs are in the main office.  Please come pick them up if you have not received one yet.  If you are going to homecoming you will need them!

 

Come join World Language classes in the PAC on Friday, September 21, during 3rd and 4th period to celebrate National Hispanic Latino Heritage Month with a performance by Corazon de Mexico.  Everyone at THS is invited to celebrate diversity in our school.  To attend the performance, classes need to RSVP Ms. Hofmann.  Also, the Latin America and UniDiversity Festival is Friday, September 21, in Oxford Uptown Parks from 5:30-9 pm.  Make sure to come!

 

Members of YIT are encouraged to come after school today to the Staff Cafeteria for a meeting.  Hope to see you there!  New members are welcome!

 

Seniors, if you were impacted by PRIDE Day and would like to be involved as a senior helper this year, please pick up an application in Mrs. Peter’s office.

 

If you need a dress for homecoming please see your school counselor.

 

The 2018 Homecoming activities are as follows:  parade September 20, football game September 21, and dance September 22.  If you have questions about these events, please see Ms. Mann, Mrs. Sammons, or any football coaches.

 

THS students, Nosebleed will be playing in the THS gym from 11-11:30 Homecoming night immediately following the dance.  We hope you can be there to hear some awesome music!  See Davis Byrd or Ben Nachowitz if you want to buy a Nosebleed shirt.

 

Come to the first Model UN meeting right after school on Thursday September 20th in room 118, Ms. Lefevers room.  This will be an informational meeting so all are encouraged to come.  If you have any questions or can’t come please contact club president Jenny Lee.

 

And now for the FCCLA book drive results.

 

Birthdays for today: Hayley Rice turns 18, and Tyler Teeters turns 16. Also happy birthday to Ms. Petro.

 

And now for world news and Patty G with sports.

 

It was another shutout for the boys soccer team last night — this time they shut down conference contender Ross by a score of 3-0 at the field. Reid Benamanti, Sam Robinson, and Jake Kelly all scored the goals for Talawanda. They are 8-0-0 overall, and 6-0-0 in the SWOC at the midpoint of the season. 

 

It was a tough day for the varsity boys golf team on Tuesday.  Playing on the back nine of Harrison’s home golf course, we lost the match by a single stroke, 168-167.  The medalist for Harrison had 37, and the medalist for Talawanda was Charlie Faler with 38.  The conference championship now depends on which of the two teams plays better in the SWOC final tournament next Tuesday.  So hold onto your hats; it’s gonna be an exciting finish!  On a happier note, the JV squad handily defeated Harrison, 185-202.  The varsity record is now 11 & 1 overall, and 9 & 1 in the conference.  JV’s record is 12 & 1 overall, and 10 & 0 in the conference.  On Wednesday, both teams will play Badin at Twin Run.  Spectators are welcome!

 

And last night the Cross Country team had an outstanding meet in on a rainy, muddy course in Hamilton.  The girls team won the meet and scoring in the top 10 were: Maddy Iden in 2nd, Hannah Lippencott in 3rd, Libby Farmer in 4th, Eva Motta in 5th and Asya Walsh in 10th.  The boys team also placed first in the meet.  Top 10 placers were:  David Kraushar in 2nd, Kiefer Bell in 4th, Kye Tomayasu in 7th, Zeke Groom in 8th, Logan Murray in 9th, and Ben Farmer rounding out the top 10. 

 

The girls volleyball team fell to Ross last night in 4 sets on the road. Their record falls to 3-8 overall and 2-4 in the conference. 

 

And the girls soccer team won their 5th straight match on Tuesday night over Ross on the road by a score of 1-0. Their record is now 6-2-1 overall and 4-2-0 in the conference. 

 

Home games for today: Girls JV Tennis takes on Colerain at 4, and Volleyball has Princeton. Freshman at 4:30, JV at 5:45, and Varsity at 7. 

 

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

September 18th, 2018

Good morning, Talawanda! Today is Tuesday September 18th, 2018

Members of YIT are encouraged to come after school on Wednesday to the Staff Cafeteria for a meeting.  Hope to see you there!  New members are welcome!

Seniors, if you were impacted by PRIDE Day and would like to be involved as a senior helper this year, please pick up an application in Mrs. Peter’s office.

If you need a dress for homecoming please see your school counselor.

The 2018 Homecoming activities are as follows:  parade September 20, football game September 21, and dance September 22.  If you have questions about these events, please see Ms. Mann, Mrs. Sammons, or any football coaches.

THS students, Nosebleed will be playing in the THS gym from 11-11:30 Homecoming night immediately following the dance.  We hope you can be there to hear some awesome music!  See Davis Byrd or Ben Nachowitz if you want to buy a Nosebleed shirt.

Come to the first Model UN meeting right after school on Thursday September 20th in room 118, Ms. Lefevers room.  This will be an informational meeting so all are encouraged to come.  If you have any questions or can’t come please contact club president Jenny Lee.

And now for Tyler’s dance moves.

In case you hadn’t noticed, this week is Spirit Week at Talawanda.  Today is character Day, Wednesday is Twin Day, Thursday is Jersey Day, and Friday is class color day.  The Penny War is going on all week during lunch, so bring your change for a chance to help out the Oxford Community Resource Center.

September 17, 2018

Good morning, Talawanda! Today is Monday September 17th, 2018

If you need a dress for homecoming please see your school counselor.

Seniors, if you were impacted by PRIDE Day and would like to be involved as a senior helper this year, please pick up an application in Mrs. Peter’s office.

Congratulations to Ethan Hamilton who has been named National Merit Semifinalist!  Only the top 1% of PSAT test takers are recognized as semi-finalists.

The 2018 Homecoming activities are as follows:  parade September 20, football game September 21, and dance September 22.  If you have questions about these events, please see Ms. Mann, Mrs. Sammons, or any football coaches.

THS students, Nosebleed will be playing in the THS gym from 11-11:30 Homecoming night immediately following the dance.  We hope you can be there to hear some awesome music!  See Davis Byrd or Ben Nachowitz if you want to buy a Nosebleed shirt.

Come to the first Model UN meeting right after school on Thursday September 20th in room 118, Ms. Lefevers room.  This will be an informational meeting so all are encouraged to come.  If you have any questions or can’t come please contact club president Jenny Lee.

Week 4 of the High School football season was Friday and the football team fell to New Richmond by a score of 34-3. Tyler Teeters went 9 for 14 passing for 74 yards and rushing for 44 more, and Tyler Engelhard made a 28 yard field goal for the Braves only points. Talawanda’s record falls to 2-2. Next up, this week league play starts for the Braves when they host Little Miami.
The girls soccer team beat Eaton on the road Saturday by a score of 2-0. Their record improves to 5-2-1 overall. They will play next Tuesday at Ross.

Home games for today: Girls JV and Vrsity Field Hockey host Indian hill. JV at 5 and Varsity at 6:30.

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

September 14, 2018

Good morning, Talawanda! Today is Friday September 14th, 2018

Ms. Alfonsi would like to congratulate this year’s National Honor Society officers.  President: Jenna Tegge, Vice President:  Patrick Geshan, Secretary:  Molly Monson, and Treasurer:  Hannah Heitger.

THS students, Nosebleed will be playing in the THS gym from 11-11:30 Homecoming night immediately following the dance.  We hope you can be there to hear some awesome music!  See Davis Byrd or Ben Nachowitz if you want to buy a Nosebleed shirt.

There will be a key club meeting on Monday after school. Make sure to be there!

Miami University Hamilton will be hosting their annual regional college fair on September 19 from 6:30-8 pm.  There will also be Financing Your Education seminar from 6-6:30 before the college fair begins.  More information can be found at MiamiOH.edu/regionals/college-fair

A national college fair will be held at the Duke Energy Convention Center on September 23 from 1-4pm. Register for free at www.gotomyncf.com to receive details.

Miami University is proud to present the Bridges Program, an overnight visit experience for high-achieving high school seniors from historically under-represented populations or who have a commitment to promoting a deeper understanding an appreciation for diversity.  Visit miamioh.edu/admission/high-school/bridges/ for more information.  The application deadline is September 24.

The THS Homecoming dance almost here.  Homecoming tickets will be on sale during all lunch periods today through Friday, September 21.  Tickets are $15 per person.  The homecoming dance is Saturday, September 22 from 8pm to 11pm in the Talawanda High School Gymnasium.  Note, if a student plans to bring an outside guest, tickets and permission slips must be purchased in the main office.

Come to the first Model UN meeting right after school on Thursday September 20th in room 118, Ms. Lefevers room.  This will be an informational meeting so all are encouraged to come.  If you have any questions or can’t come please contact club president Jenny Lee.

Birthdays for today: Madison Pennington turns 17, Macy Pennington turns 17, and Matthew Bowling turns 17.

And now for world news and Patty G with sports.

The boys soccer team keeps on rolling after last night’s 3-0 shutout of Northwest at home. Sam Robinson scored 2 goals, with Jake Kelly adding another tally and an assist. The Braves record is now 5-0 in the SWOC and 7 and 0 overall. The Braves have shutout their opponent in 6 of 7 games this year. Their next league match is Tuesday at home against Ross.

The girls volleyball team collected their second conference win last night on the road against Northwest in straight sets. Their overall record improves to 3 and 7, 2 and 3 in the SWOC.

The girls soccer team also collected a win yesterday with a 4-0 victory over Northwest on the road. Their record improves to 4-2-1 overall and 3-2-0 in the SWOC.

And the girls tennis team fell to Ross by a score of 4-1 yesterday on the road. Their conference record falls to 3-2, they’re 4-9 overall.

No home games for today, but the Football team will travel to New Richmond for a Week 4 non-conference matchup.  The Lions are 2-1 this season, and are coming off a 28-14 win over Monroe. Kickoff is tonight at 7 — keep in mind it’s about an hour and 20 minute drive. It is a hawaiian out.

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

September 13th, 2018

Good morning, Talawanda! Today is Thursday September 13th, 2018

Miami University Hamilton will be hosting their annual regional college fair on September 19 from 6:30-8 pm.  100+ colleges and universities will be in attendance.  There will also be Financing Your Education seminar from 6-6:30 before the college fair begins.  More information can be found at MiamiOH.edu/regionals/college-fair

A national college fair will be held at the Duke Energy Convention Center on September 23 from 1-4pm.  Admission representatives from schools across the country will be gathered here to help answer your questions.  Register for free at www.gotomyncf.com to receive fair details, avoid lines onsite, and share your contact information with your choice schools.

Miami University is proud to present the Bridges Program, an overnight visit experience for high-achieving high school seniors from historicallyy underrepresented populations or who have a commitment to promoting a deeper understanding an appreciation for diversity.  Students representing different enthic/racial, sexual orientation and gender identity, and socioeconomic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  Visit miamioh.edu/admission/high-school/bridges/ for more information.  The application deadline is September 24.

Students interested in traveling to Italy and Greece with Ms. Mann and Mr. Tincher in June 2019 should attend an informational meeting on Tuesday, September 25, at 7 (immediately after parent/teacher conferences) in room 319.  Hope to see you there!

Good luck to Josh Niehoff and Jacob Williams, as well as recent graduated Eric Glaab and Jacob Schulte this Thursday to Sunday in Massachusetts at Eastern States FFA Competition.  They are representing Ohio in the competition in Nursery and Lanscaping.  This is the first time Talawanda FFA has represented Ohio in this competition, and these men earned tho spot by finishing 3rd in the State last March.

Congratulations to Setting Stone for earning a Gold Medal rating for their recent print magazine from the Columbia University Scholastic Press Association.  Setting Stone members can check out the full critique on the Setting Stone Classroom.

Homecoming representatives:  Please check your email for a form from Mrs. Sammons.  This form must be filled out by each representative.

Students government officers:  Please check your email regarding homecoming ticket sales. Thanks!

Are you interested in joining the debate team?  Come to the after school meeting today in the cafeteria, from 2:30-4:30.

Anyone interested in learning more about the club, “Girls Who Code,” an organization that promotes computer programming and coding skills, please see Miss Klovekorn in room 220 or Mrs. Caraballo in room 218.  No experience necessary!

The THS Homecoming dance almost here.  Homecoming tickets will be on sale during all lunch periods starting Friday, September 14 through Friday, September 21.  Tickets are $15 per person.  The homecoming dance is Saturday, September 22 from 8pm to 11pm in the Talawanda High School Gymnasium.  Note, if a student plans to bring an outside guest, tickets and permission slips must be purchased in the main office.

Any 9-12th grader who has completed an act of volunteerism and would like to be considered for a thousand dollar cash prize is encouraged to apply for the Prudential Spirit of Community Award.  The application can be found at spirit.prudential.com and is due by November 6th.  Talawanda will have one local winner who will be considered for the state award, and a trip for themselves and a parent or guardian to Washington, DC this spring for a 4-day recognition ceremony.

Attention current NHS seniors: We will meet in Ms. Alfonsi’s room right after school today.  Be there!

Come to the first Model UN meeting right after school on Thursday September 20th in room 118, Ms. Lefevers room.  This will be an informational meeting so all are encouraged to come.  If you have any questions or can’t come please contact club president Jenny Lee.

And now to meet your presidents.

Birthdays for today: Aiden Armentrout turns 15.

And now for world news and Patty G with sports.

The boys varsity and JV golf teams brought back two more wins for Talawanda on Wednesday.  The varsity round was a study in consistency, with all four top competitors shooting a score of 43, to defeat Ross 172 to 182.  Varsity is now 10 & 0 overall and 8 and 0 in the conference.  For the JV team, medalist Dylan Slager led the way to a 179 to 207 victory. He was unable to break 40 on the day, but did manage to break the fence following his round of 41. The JV record now stands at 10 & 1 overall; and they, too, are undefeated with an 8 & 0 record.

The girls golf team fell to Harrison yesterday by a score of 212 to 242 at Oxford Country Club. Ella Cope shot her first ever par on the round. The Braves record is now 5-4 overall and 4-4 in the conference.

And the girls soccer team also beat Edgewood last night  — they won at home by a score of 3-0. Kyra Koontz netted two goals for talawanda and Ainsley Clark added another. The Lady Braves are 3-2-1 overall and 2-2-0 in the SWOC. They’re at Northwest on Thursday.

And the girls tennis team lost in another close one to Hamilton at home last night. 3-2 was the final score notching the Braves overall record at 4 and 8. They will play at Ross today in another conference match.

Home games for today: Boys JV and Varsity Soccer take on Northwest in the quest for a 3 peat. JV kicks of at 5, Varsity at 7.

And that’s our broadcast on this Thursday. I’m Patrick Geshan. Thanks so much for watching, and have a good one.

September 12, 2018

 
Good morning, Talawanda! Today is Wednesday September 12th, 2018

Congratulations to Setting Stone for earning a Gold Medal rating for their recent print magazine from the Columbia University Scholastic Press Association.  Setting Stone members can check out the full critique on the Setting Stone Classroom.

Homecoming representatives:  Please check your email for a form from Mrs. Sammons.  This form must be filled out by each representative.

Students government officers:  Please check your email regarding homecoming ticket sales. Thanks!

The September FFA meeting will be today in the PAC from 1:45-2:15.  Refreshments will be there afterwards in the shop. Go aggies!

Are you interested in joining the debate team?  Come to the after school meeting on Thursday, September 12, from 2:30-4:30.

Anyone interested in learning more about the club, “Girls Who Code,” an organization that promotes computer programming and coding skills, please see Miss Klovekorn in room 220 or Mrs. Caraballo in room 218.  No experience necessary!

Setting Stone will meet today after school in Mr. Aerni’s room.  We will discuss the Spring’s New York trip, Setting Stone submissions, November’s Coffee House, and a few other details.  See you this afternoon!

The THS Homecoming dance almost here.  Homecoming tickets will be on sale during all lunch periods starting Friday, September 14 through Friday, September 21.  Tickets are $15 per person.  The homecoming dance is Saturday, September 22 from 8pm to 11pm in the Talawanda High School Gymnasium.  Note, if a student plans to bring an outside guest, tickets and permission slips must be purchased in the main office.

Any 9-12th grader who has completed an act of volunteerism and would like to be considered for a thousand dollar cash prize is encouraged to apply for the Prudential Spirit of Community Award.  The application can be found at spirit.prudential.com and is due by November 6th.  Talawanda will have one local winner who will be considered for the state award, and a trip for themselves and a parent or guardian to Washington, DC this spring for a 4-day recognition ceremony.

Attention current NHS seniors: We will meet in Ms. Alfonsi’s room right after school Thursday, September 13th.  Be there!

Come to the first Model UN meeting right after school on Thursday September 20th in room 118, Ms. Lefevers room.  This will be an informational meeting so all are encouraged to come.  If you have any questions or can’t come please contact club president Jenny Lee.

And now for spirit week.

Birthdays for today:  Gaege Feix turns 16, Robert Brunner turns 15, Cecil Schultz turns 18, and Trey Walzer turns 16. And we forgot to mention on Monday that it was Ms. Henley’s birthday so happy belated birthday Ms. Henley!

And now for world news and Patty G with sports.

The Braves boys golf teams are still on a roll, with both squads defeating Little Miami on Tuesday.  The Varsity score was 169-181, led by medalist Trey Hubbard with a score of 39.  Rounding out the top four were Charlie Faler, 42; myself, 43; and Austin Goerss, 45.  The varsity remains undefeated at 9 & 0 in the conference.  The JV score was 197-220, with Parker Geshan shooting the medalist score of 45, and Taylor Cepluch carding a 43.  The JV team record is now 8 & 1 overall, and 7 & 0 in the conference.  On Wednesday, both teams take on Ross at Circling Hills.

The boys soccer team added another tally to the win column last night with a 4-0 shutout of Edgewood on the road. Max Farrell, Quinn Flahspohler, Andy June, and Reid Benamati scored the goals for Talawanda. The Braves are 6 and 0 overall, and 4 and 0 in the SWOC. They will play next  at home against Northwest tomorrow.

And the girls soccer team also beat Edgewood last night  — they won at home by a score of 3-0. Kyra Koontz netted two goals for talawanda and Ainsley Clark added another. The Lady Braves are 3-2-1 overall and 2-2-0 in the SWOC. They’re at Northwest on Thursday.

The girls volleyball team fell to Edgewood yesterday in straight sets at home.   Their record falls to 2 and 7 overall, and  1 and 3 in the SWOC. The  Braves have lost 3 consecutive matches in straight sets — they’ll take on conference foe Northwest on the road Thursday.

And the girls tennis team fell to Northwest last night by a score of 3-2. It’s the first conference loss making their SWOC record now 3 and 1.  They will host Hamilton this afternoon.

Home games for today:  Girls Varsity Golf take on Harrison at Oxford Country Club at 4, and the girls varsity tennis team hosts Hamilton at 4.

And that’s our broadcast on this Wednesday. I’m Patrick Geshan. Thanks so much for watching, and enjoy your early day.

September 11, 2018

Good morning, Talawanda! Today is Tuesday September 11th, 2018

Homecoming representatives:  Please check your email for a form from Mrs. Sammons.  This form must be filled out by each representative.

Students government officers:  Please check your email regarding homecoming ticket sales. Thanks!

Talawanda Drama’s Fall Production to Almost Maine will have auditions today after school from 3-7pm in the PAC.  Any and all students are welcome to come audition.  If you have any questions or need to schedule a different audition time please see Ms. Hudson in room 116 or Mr. Steffen.

The September FFA meeting will be this Wednesday in the PAC from 1:45-2:15.  Refreshments will be there afterwards in the shop. Go aggies!

Are you interested in joining the debate team?  Come to the after school meeting on Thursday, September 12, from 2:30-4:30.

Anyone interested in learning more about the club, “Girls Who Code,” an organization that promotes computer programming and coding skills, please see Miss Klovekorn in room 220 or Mrs. Caraballo in room 218.  No experience necessary!

Setting Stone will meet today after school in Mr. Aerni’s room.  We will discuss the Spring’s New York trip, Setting Stone submissions, November’s Coffee House, and a few other details.  See you this afternoon!

Today is the final day to take part in the THS Choir fall fundraiser.  Grab a choir student and tell them that you want all the frozen treats that you can handle.  Get some great food and help our program continue to grow.  Choir Students:  Please get your corrected order materials to Mr. Pearson before the end of the day.

The THS Homecoming dance almost here.  Homecoming tickets will be on sale during all lunch periods starting Friday, September 14 through Friday, September 21.  Tickets are $15 per person.  The homecoming dance is Saturday, September 22 from 8pm to 11pm in the Talawanda High School Gymnasium.  Note, if a student plans to bring an outside guest, tickets and permission slips must be purchased in the main office.

Talawanda’s new Larping club is a Medieval combat and role playing group.  This group is all about small team deathmatch battles and capture the flag battles.  If you would like to join please email daniel.ross@talawanda.org.  If you would like to see what this club is about they hold meetings on Wednesdays until 3:30.  To be able to play and fight they require a signed liability waiver.  They gather in Mrs. Bakers room, 410.

Any 9-12th grader who has completed an act of volunteerism and would like to be considered for a thousand dollar cash prize is encouraged to apply for the Prudential Spirit of Community Award.  The application can be found at spirit.prudential.com and is due by November 6th.  Talawanda will have one local winner who will be considered for the state award, and a trip for themselves and a parent or guardian to Washington, DC this spring for a 4-day recognition ceremony.

Attention current NHS seniors: We will meet in Ms. Alfonsi’s room right after school Thursday, September 13th.  Be there!

Come to the first Model UN meeting right after school on Thursday September 20th in room 118, Ms. Lefevers room.  This will be an informational meeting so all are encouraged to come.  If you have any questions or can’t come please contact club president Jenny Lee.

And now for the Alma Mater challenge

Birthdays for today: Brianna Short turns 16, Ruth Webster turns 17, and Maxwell Damron turns 14.

And now for world news and Patty G with sports.

The girls volleyball team fell to Fairfield yesterday in 3 sets at home.   Their record falls to 2 and 6 overall. The Braves play for the second straight night at home tonight against Edgewood.

And the girls tennis team fell last night to Eaton by a score of 5-0 at home. Their record falls to 4 and 6 overall. The tennis team plays another conference match tonight when they travel to Northwest.

Home games for today:  Girls JV Tennis takes on Nothwest at 4. Girls Varsity Soccer plays Edgewood at 6, and Volleyball hosts Edgewood. Freshman at 4:30, JV at 5:45, and Varsity at 7.

And that’s our broadcast on this Tuesday. I’m Patrick Geshan. Thanks so much for watching, and we’ll see you tomorrow.

September 10, 2018

Good morning, Talawanda! Today is Monday September 10th, 2018
Please congradulate our 2018 Homecoming court!  These students will be representing their graduating classes at our annual Homecoming parade, game and dance.  Freshmen are May Eynon and Doug Williams.  Sophomores are Lilly Persinger and Graig James.  Juniors are Corrynn Decker and Caleb Allen.  Seniors are Rory Adryan, Rori Lykins, Livi Mullenix, Max Farrell, Quinn Flaspohler, and Patty G.

The September FFA meeting will be this Wednesday in the PAC from 1:45-2:15.  Refreshments will be there afterwards in the shop. Go aggies!

Are you interested in joining the debate team?  Come to the after school meeting on Thursday, September 12, from 2:30-4:30.

Anyone interested in learning more about the club, “Girls Who Code,” an organization that promotes computer programming and coding skills, please see Miss Klovekorn in room 220 or Mrs. Caraballo in room 218.  No experience necessary!

Setting Stone will meet today after school in Mr. Aerni’s room.  We will discuss the Spring’s New York trip, Setting Stone submissions, November’s Coffee House, and a few other details.  See you this afternoon!

Time is running out to get your delicious Otis Spunkmeyer cookies, pizzas, and cheesecakes from the THS Choir program.  Our annual fundraiser ends tomorrow.  See any choir member or Mr. Pearson if you are interested in great food and supporting great music.  Choir members:  make a great final push so we can maximize our profits for new music equipment, and experiences.

The THS Homecoming: DANCE! by the Ocean is almost here.  Homecoming tickets will be on sale during all lunch periods starting Friday, September 14 through Friday, September 21.  Tickets are $15 per person.  The homecoming dance is Saturday, September 22 from 8pm to 11pm in the Talawanda High School Gymnasium.  Note, if a student plans to bring an outside guest, tickets and permission slips must be purchased in the main office.

Homecoming dance Guest Permission Forms are in the main office. It needs to be completed before tickets can be purchased.  You need to buy tickets in the main office before next Friday at noon.

Talawanda’s new Larping club is a Medieval combat and role playing group.  This group is all about small team deathmatch battles and capture the flag battles.  Once they start getting more players they will start doing large scale battles.  They use foam swords that are checked for safety before every battle.  1 on 1 battles, or ‘sparring’, will happen too.  If you would like to join please email daniel.ross@talawanda.org.  If you would like to see what this club is about they hold meetings on Wednesdays until 3:30.  To be able to play and fight they require a signed liability waiver.  They gather in Mrs. Bakers room, 410.

Any 9-12th grader who has completed an act of volunteerism and would like to be considered for a thousand dollar cash prize is encouraged to apply for the Prudential Spirit of Community Award.  The application can be found at spirit.prudential.com and is due by November 6th.  Talawanda will have one local winner who will be considered for the state award, and a trip for themselves and a parent or guardian to Washington, DC this spring for a 4-day recognition ceremony.

Seniors interested in attending the College Essay Workshop today, remember that Miami and UC admission reps will work 1 on 1 with you on your draft or final essays.  They are scheduled to be here from 2:30 – 4.  This will help you get individual direct feedback from admission professionals.  You do not need to stay the entire time.

Attention current NHS seniors: We will meet in Ms. Alfonsi’s room right after school Thursday, September 13th.  Be there!

Come to the first Model UN meeting right after school on Thursday September 20th in room 118, Ms. Lefevers room.  This will be an informational meeting so all are encouraged to come.  If you have any questions or can’t come please contact club president Jenny Lee.

And now for world news and Patty G with sports.

Well, I said on Friday afternoon the Football team was going to start 2 and 1, and sure enough they did with a 32-20 win over Eaton on Friday night.  Tyler Teeters picked up his first win going 5 for 14 and passing for 64 yards.  He also rushed for 139. Terrell Wills picked up 185 on the ground along with 2 touchdowns, and Luke Richardson  had an 86 yard punt return touchdown. The Braves have their first 2 and 1 start since 2014. They will travel to New Richmond this week.

This past weekend the Braves Cross Country team had an outstanding performance in the rain. The Girls team placed 3rd out of 16 teams at the Troy Invitational. Earning a spot in the top 20 was Maddy Iden in 4th, Libby Farmer in 9th, and Hannah Lippincott in 11th. Also setting new personal records for the season were Abby Bahlau, Alyssa Chaney, Madison Fantelli, Mary Kate Huddleston, Eva Motta, and Asya Walsh. Also with an outstanding day and taking a full 4 minutes off her previous best time was freshman Dominique Withrow-Ibrahim.

The boys team placed 7th out of 24 teams. Earning top 20 spots were David Kraushar in 11th and Kiefer Bell in 12th. Also setting new personal records were Zeke Groom, Tyler Sharp, and Kye Tomoyasu. The team’s next meet is Tuesday at Valley View.

The girls volleyball team fell in straight sets Saturday to Graham. Their record falls to 2 and 5 overall, 1 and 2 in the conference.

Home games for today: Girls Varsity golf takes on Colerain at 4, Girls Varsity Tennis takes on Eaton at 4, Girls JV Tennis hosts Eaton at 4. And girls volleyball has Fairfield in the Gym. Freshman at 4:30, JV at 5:45, and Varsity at 7. The Varsity game will be live streamed. Grady Holmes and I will have the call on YouTube at 7.

And that’s our broadcast on this Monday. I’m Patrick Geshan. Thanks so much for watching, and we’ll see you tomorrow.

September 7th, 2018

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Good morning, Talawanda! Today is Friday September 7th, 2018

Talawanda’s new Larping club is a Medieval combat and role playing group.  This group is all about small team deathmatch battles and capture the flag battles.  Once they start getting more players they will start doing large scale battles.  They use foam swords that are checked for safety before every battle.  1 on 1 battles, or ‘sparring’, will happen too.  If you would like to join please email daniel.ross@talawanda.org.  If you would like to see what this club is about they hold meetings on Wednesdays until 3:30.  To be able to play and fight they require a signed liability waiver.  They gather in Mrs. Bakers room, 410.

Any 9-12th grader who has completed an act of volunteerism and would like to be considered for a thousand dollar cash prize is encouraged to apply for the Prudential Spirit of Community Award.  The application can be found at spirit.prudential.com and is due by November 6th.  Talawanda will have one local winner who will be considered for the state award, and a trip for themselves and a parent or guardian to Washington, DC this spring for a 4-day recognition ceremony.

Best Buddies or anyone who would like to still join:  Please remember to submit your online application ASAP.  If you need directions for signing up, please see Mrs. Sammons in Room 316.  Our match party is this coming Tuesday, September 11.  We will have pizza and snacks!

The THS Choir program has started its annual Otis Spunkmeyer fundraiser.  See any choir student or Mr. Pearson for the opportunity to support our vocal music groups and get some great food.  There will be cookies, pretzels, pizzas, churros, cheesecakes, and soups!  The sale runs from now until Tuesday, September 11.  Get your orders in today!

Seniors interested in attending the College Essay Workshop on Monday, September 10th, remember that Miami and UC admission reps will work 1 on 1 with you on your draft or final essays.  They are scheduled to be here from 2:30 – 4.  This will help you get individual direct feedback from admission professionals.  You do not need to stay the entire time.

Attention current NHS seniors: We will meet in Ms. Alfonsi’s room right after school Thursday, September 13th.  Be there!

Come to the first Model UN meeting right after school on Thursday September 20th in room 118, Ms. Lefevers room.  This will be an informational meeting so all are encouraged to come.  If you have any questions or can’t come please contact club president Jenny Lee.

Drop off all books for the book drive in the in the Main Office in the designated boxes!  Today is the last day for the book drive!  All of the books will go to our local Children’s Hospitals.

Any sophomore or junior wanting to take the PSAT on October 10 needs to sign up in Guidance by September 7th.  The cost is 20 dollars.  Please have your payment when you go to sign up.

Birthdays for today: Stephen Vreeland turns 18, Julia Rucker turns 17, and Owen Lohrey turns 17.

And now for world news and Patty G with sports.

The  boys soccer team put up double digits last night in their home win over Mt. Healthy. The 10-0 victory puts the Braves at 3-0-0 in the SWOC and 5-0-0 overall.  Ben Marks had the shutout in net. Tristian Fontaine, Luke Eiche, Nate Wheelright, Andy June, Jasper Ralinovsky, Quinn Flahspohler, and Ethan Kent all found the back of the net.

The Braves boys golfers brought home another pair of wins on Thursday, with varsity defeating Edgewood 167-216 in a round punctuated by twin scores of 39 by co-medalists Trey Hubbard and Charlie Faler. The Varsity is now 8 and 0 and 6 and 0 in the SWOC. The JV team was handed a forfeit by Edgewood, who was unable to field a team— so their record is now 7 and 1 overall, 6 and 0 in the SWOC.

The girls soccer team also beat Mount Healthy by a healthy  margin of 7 to nothing for their first league win of the year.  They’re 2-2–1 overall and 1-2-0 in the conference.

Home games for today:   Boys Varsity Football takes on Eaton at the Field at 7. The Eagles have been outscored by their opponents  102 to 7 through 2 games this season. They are coming off a 62-0 loss at St. Henry last week. Tailgating begins at 5, the game at 7. It is an American out.

And you saw yesterday that the Stanley Cup came to Oxford this week. Former Miami Assistant Coach Mitch Korn and former radio announcer John Walton brought the cup to Oxford on their day with it Wednesday. Walton actually grew up in Oxford and went to Badin High School. He’s a 1996 Miami Graduate who has an interesting story of how he got to the NHL. I sat down with him to talk about the Caps Stanley Cup run and his career on Wednesday.

Now John’s voice was the soundtrack for basically all of Washington, DC during the Stanley Cup run. I’d actually known him before, i had the chance to shadow John in the Capitals radio booth when they came to Columbus to play the Blue Jackets in February. I’ll admit it was a little nerve-wracking to sit next to one of my idols and interview them, but it was pretty cool. Walton and the Caps begin the season against the Boston Bruins and raise their Stanley Cup Banner on October 3rd.

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