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Community Schools
Report To the community february 25, 2011

G re a t T h i n g s A re Springboro Intermediate Students

Happening in the Raise over $5,000 for Hoops for Heart
Springboro Schools and Specials Teachers Show Their
By Gene Lolli
Superintendent Every year, Springboro Intermediate School students participate
As a way to improve communication with the in the American Heart Associations, Hoops for Heart fund raiser.
entire Springboro/Clearcreek Township com- In an effort to get more
munity, I and other administrators and teachers students involved this
will be writing weekly articles that will appear year, physical education
in the newspaper. Article topics will vary from teacher, Lindsay Meek
week to week and will cover what is happening with the help of the other
in our kindergarten through high school class- specials teachers: Leslie
rooms, or the issues facing a school principal Wilmes (technology),
or district administrator. My hope is you will Nick Palmer (general
find these articles interesting and informative. music) and Dani Dam-
eron (art) offered to wear
So, let’s get started It is hard to believe we are prom attire if the students
into the second half of the 2010-2011 school reached $5,000 raised.
year! Despite the levy failure last November, Students received valu-
our entire school staff remains positive and is able information about
working hard every day to educate your children
with professionalism and pride. heart disease through commer-
cials made by Leslie Wilmes.
I want you to know Springboro Community Students that were the leading
Schools was once again rated “Excellent” by the donators in their homerooms
Ohio Department of Education. We have earned or across the entire school
this rating in six of the last seven years. Spring- also qualified to play against
boro High School has received two acclamations the staff in some basketball
this year, being recently nominated by the Ohio oriented games. Leading do-
Department of Education for the 2011 National nators were Bret, Lindsay,
Blue Ribbon Award, and being honored with the and the entire Wallace family
“High Schools That Work” Gold Achievement in honor of their grandfather
Award. SHS is one of only four high schools David Leesman. The family
the Ohio Department of Education nominated raised $2,500 from a charity
to the U.S. Department of Education for Blue golf outing they run annual at Heatherwoode Golf Club. Abby Deem
Ribbon consideration. was awarded the Heart Hero’s medal, and over 40 members of the
student body participated against the teachers during the Hoops for
Heart Assembly. Thanks to all the students who participated in the
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SHS Students Qualify for Business Professionals of America State Competition
Congratulations to the following students who qualified for state competition at the BPA Region 17
Competition and Awards Ceremony. They will be competing at the state level on March 17th and 18th in
Website Design Team: Visual Basic Programming:
Joe Charlton, Alyssa Albert, Lucia Liu and Caitlyn Nehr Sam Johnson

Video Production Team: Parliamentary Procedures:

Dana Reeves, Daniel Prince, T.J. Cavendish Morgan Miller
Jeremy Stevens
Presentation Management: Nate Kirk
Cassie Feldkamp Collin Coates
Michael Peterson
Integrated Office Applications: Michael Martin
Shae McGuire
Fundamentals of Website Design:
Joe Charlton

SHS Students Named National Merit Finalists

Congratulations to Ben Coors and Anthony Ramicone on being
named National Merit Finalists by the National Merit Testing Cor-
poration. They had previously been named National Merit Semi-
Finalists in the Fall of 2010.....only 13,500 students nationally are
named “finalist”......they will now compete for approximately 7500
national merit scholarships.....great job and good luck!!

SHS Girls’ Soccer to Host Pancake Breakfast

The Springboro High School Girls’ Soccer program is hosting an All-U-Can
Eat Pancake Breakfast featuring Bob Evans pancakes & Heather’s coffee. The
breakfast is Sat. Feb. 26 from 8:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at Five Points Elementary.
Presale tickets may be purchased at Springboro IGA. Tickets at the door are
adults - $6 Children age 2-12 $4 & under 2 free. There will be a HUGE RAFFLE
including Dayton Dragons VIP experience, $100 gift certificate to Springboro
IGA, 4 pack of Springboro Sport Passes, YMCA passes, autographed sports
memorabilia including a signed soccer ball from the Columbus Crew, & much
more. Come out & support the Boro Lady’s Soccer program.

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The SHS Vocal Department has 42 students and parents trav-
eling to Ireland and Scotland for a choral festival over spring
break. The students will join another high school choir from
Bremerton, Washington for 10 days of singing, sightseeing,
and experiencing other cultures. We will perform in cathedrals,
castles, and other venues along the way. We will also have an
exchange concert with high school students from Scotland.
Each student has the responsibility of raising $3,000 for the
trip. Many community members and businesses have helped
in this venture - including Bob Evans, Campioni’s, Chipotle,
and Cub Foods. Thank you all so much!

We are very close to our goal, but still have a bit to go to get
each student on the plane, so if you would like to help out,
please make out a check (of any amount) to SHS Band Boost-
ers and send to Springboro High School, 1675 S. Main St., Springboro, OH 45066, ATTN: Beth Jamison.

P a n t h e r Yo u t h Vo l l e y b a l l S i g n - U p s
The deadline to register for Panther Youth Volleyball is almost here. Any 3rd - 6th grade girls interested in playing vol-
leyball in a developmental spring league can get more information at www.springborovolleyball.org or by sending an
email to pyv@springborovolleyball.org.

Junior High Recognizes Winter Sports Athletes

Springboro Junior High Athletic Department wrapped up the 2010-2011
winter sport season at the Winter Sports Awards Banquet on Thursday,
February 17. The night recognized many of the student-athletes accom-
plishments and achievements. The girls competition cheerleading team, 7th
grade girls BLUE Basketball team and 8th grade girls WHITE Basketball
team were given special recognition for winning their respective GWOC
Championship Tournaments.

The winter sport all-around student athlete award was also handed out. This
award is given to one male and female student-athlete who has excelled in
the classroom, on the athletic field, and as a leader. This award is sponsored
tri-annually by Steve Wray of Edward Jones Financial Investments (in
Springboro). Claudia Zeigler and Ryan Schwinghamer were this year’s
winter sport recipients.

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Junior High Boys Basketball Teams Raise Money For Cancer
During the basketball season this year, the 8th Grade Boys Basketball
teams raised money for cancer research. We have some student-athletes
who have lost an immediate family member to cancer or have had a rela-
tive who has had to fight cancer. The team(s) wanted to do something and
decided to raise money for the American Cancer Society and its research
initiatives. The teams sold Pink “Panthers vs. Cancer” T-shirts and are ac-
cepting donations for this cause. The boys are also wearing pink shoelaces
in their basketball shoes and wearing a “Panthers vs. Cancer” T-shirt during
pre-game warm-ups to show their support.

On Wednesday, January 26 our 7th and 8th grade Boys Basketball teams
(Blue and White) played each other in a regular season basketball game at
Springboro Junior High. On this special night we continued to raise money
for our “Panthers vs. Cancer” fund drive to support cancer research. Our
goal was to raise over $500. We packed the stands on Jan 26! We sold
556 T-shirts and raised a total of $3,300 for cancer research through the
American Cancer Society. This amount easily exceeded our initial goal of $500. It was a great night for all who attended
the game and the community came together to support a great cause! Much is appreciated from all volunteers and sup-
porters who helped make this cause a reality.

The Pink “Panthers vs. Cancer” T-shirts are still available for $10 (short-sleeve) and $12 (long-sleeve) at the fan store.

Panther Paw Scrip Program SHS Band Students Win Awards

Panther Paw Scrip orders are due on Tuesday, March Congrats to the following band students on their perfor-
1, 2011. This is a great way to fund raise for your mances at the O.M.E.A. solo and ensemble contest last
school's PTO with no additional cost to you, and, weekend. Receiving Excellent Ratings were Stephanie
they are mailed to you. Panther Paw Scrip buys gift Suhl, and John Schlamersdorf. Receiving Superior Rat-
cards at a discount rate, then sells them to you at ings were Anna Ulrich, Allison White, Graeme Materne,
face value. The difference in price for what Panther and Raymundo Marcelo. Ensembles earning Superior
Paw Scrip buys them for and what Scrip sells them Ratings were Raymundo Marcelo, Connor Fuhrman, Alan
for is how money is made for the PTO's. Want to Suhr, Andy Kolonay, Allison White, Megan Smith, and
learn more about how it all works, get signed up, Natalie Ruscello.
or what businesses participate? Go to www.Boro-
Scrip.com or email us at Boroscrip@boroscrip.
com with any questions.


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Springboro Junior High Show Choir Presents Into the Woods Junior
Do you wish you could enjoy a great evening of theatre without spending a bundle? “If you want your wish, you can have
your wish!” Just go Into the Woods with the SJH Show Choir on Friday, March 4th or Saturday, March 5th at 7:30 p.m.
in the Vince Ross Springboro High School Auditorium for their production of Into the Woods Jr. The cast of 34 talented
seventh and eighth grade thespians are under the direction of Chris Wylie, vocal music teacher, and Karen Koslow, who
has been involved with the choir from the beginning. This marks Wylie’s 8th show with the group and Koslow’s 11th.
The one hour and fifteen minute adaptation is one of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s finest.

The musical presents a new twist on everyone’s favorite fairy tale characters in a totally original and different take on
the Brothers Grimm. We follow a Baker (Eshan Bhatt) and his Wife (Kim Udall) who learn they’ve been cursed with
childlessness by the Witch (Riley Hemmelgarn) who lives next door. They embark on a quest into the woods to get four
objects required to break the spell. On the way they meet Cinderella (Sydney Breyer), Little Red Riding Hood (Tessa
Sinclair), Jack –as in the beanstalk (Xandra Daigle) with his best friend Milky White (Beth Metcalf) and Rapunzel (Harper
Kohls). The story is told by narrators Caroline Eddington and Emily O’Flynn and songs include “Agony” sung by brothers
Cinderella’s Prince (Daniel van Dijk) and Rapunzel’s Prince (Darrin White), “Hello Little Girl” sung by the Wolf (Andrew
Perkins), “It Takes Two” (Baker and Wife), and “On the Steps of the Palace” (Cinderella).

Other lead roles include the Mysterious Man (Markus Wallace), Cinderella’s Stepmother (Ishani Kejriwal), Florinda
(Sydney Harmon), Lucinda (Katy Presler), Cinderella’s Father (Connor Cline), and Cinderella’s Mother (Isabel Houser).
We also meet Jack’s Mother (Lauren Ridley), the Steward (Caroline Chester), and Granny (Emily Perry).

Ensemble members play story book characters as well and include the Gingerbread Man (Grace Caldwell), Goldilocks
(Brenna Duncan), Snow White (Isayda Gonzalez), The Queen of
Hearts (Emma Haas), Jasmine (Chloe Ittel), Hansel and Gretel
(Michael Wright and Natalie Kallas), Tinker Bell (Emily Mayforth),
Alice in Wonderland (Maddie Offenberger), Sleeping Beauty (Sarah
Poppel), Little Bo Peep (Kennedy Vaughn) and the Scarecrow from
Wizard of Oz (Jordan Young).

Take an evening off from normal reality and enter Sondheim’s real-
istic fairy tale world of Into the Woods Jr. –it’s sure to end “happily
ever after!” Advance tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens
& $3 for students. All tickets at the door are $5 each. For more
information contact Chris Wylie at Springboro Junior High at (937)
748-3953 ext. 2506 or email cwylie@springboro.org .

back row L to R: The Baker (Eshan Bhatt), The Baker's Wife (Kim
Udall), & Cinderella (Sydney Breyer) front row L to R: Jack (Xan-
dra Daigle), Little Red Riding Hood (Tessa Sinclair), & The Witch
(Riley Hemmelgarn)

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REDO (Respect Everyone Despite Odds) Day at the Junior High a Hit!
During the week of February 7th over 400 8th graders participated in REDO Day. The goal of the program is to help
middle school students better understand themselves, their crowd of friends, and their futures during the turbulent time
of adolescence. The end result will find that students have a deeper understanding of themselves, a greater empathy and
respect for their peers, and the beginnings of a focus on their futures. Each day 100 students gathered in the gym; males
separate from females. Respect Everyone Despite Odds Day was made possible in part through a grant from the Clinton
and Warren County Mental Health Boards. Springboro Junior High was the first site to offer REDO Day to junior high
level students. We are proud to say it was a success! Prior to this experience, REDO Day had only been offered at the
high school level in many area schools. The Violence Free Coalition of Warren County teamed with staff at the junior high,
as well as many community volunteers to make this day happen! The junior high welcomed over 30 adult volunteers in
addition to staff who worked with students in a 7:1 ratio which centered on creative learning experiences that constructed
a safe and fun environment. Focus topics included Attitude, Respect, Anger Management, Stereotypes, Authenticity and
Affirmation. The presentation style utilized talks, large group games, activities, and small group discussion to break
down stereotypical barriers between people. The program assisted student in shaping new mental constructs and taught
them to embrace various diversities. Five brief follow up meetings are planned with a group of students who will make
up the “Stand for Peace” committee. They will discuss how to make certain that the skills learned during REDO day are
not forgotten.

S H S C h o i r S t u d e n t s R e c e i v e Aw a r d s
Congratulations to the following choir students on the performances at the O.M.E.A. solo and ensemble contest last
weekend: Soloists receiving superior ratings were: Allison Cavanaugh, Natalie Duch, Anna Erickson, Bradley Farmer, Tj
Farnbacher, Daniel Ferguson, Melissa Fowler, Abby Kamalian, Kathryn Klens, Corrick Magley, Melissa Martino, Michael
Pretorius, Cullen Quigley, Laura Renner, Calyssa Smith, Meghan Swain, Colette Telatko, Annie Tsolometes. Soloists
receiving excellent ratings were: Paige Dwyer, Marissa Eddington, Tori Hemple, Ally Lewber, Natalie Ruscello, Parisa
Samavati, Zach Spencer Ensembles Receiving Superior Ratings Included: Emily Dippold, Bradley Farmer, Kathryn Klens,
Marissa Eddington, Amanda Koslow, Meghan Swain, Anita Sharkey, Calyssa Smith, Jeannie Young, Alex Simmons, Varun
Rao, Wrik Chaterjee, Daniel Ferguson, Michael Pretorius, Kyle Berry, Cody Long, Matthew Gilbert, Zachary Spencer,
Maggie Adams, Allison Cavanaugh, Melissa Martino, Melissa Fowler, Sarah Henderson, Monica Qian, Taylor Benjamin,
Lara Benner, Paige Dwyer, Natalie Ruscello, Corrick Magley, Garrett Wiedersprecher, Zachary Mitchem, Cullen Quigley,
Uwa O’Basuyi, Gabriella Bowling, Tori Hemple, Samantha Hitte, Abby Kamalian, Sarah Grace Griswold, Jordan Han-
son, Ali Kelly, Haley Falvo, Robyn Ulrich, Alyssa Dinsmoor, Rachel Tepe, Ally Lewber, Danielle Brown, Erica Thomas,
Meg Thomsen, Kylie Woodward. Ensembles receiving excellent ratings were: Anna Erickson, Kelsey Richard, Annie
Tsolometes, Samantha Daigle, Ashley Yukon, Emily Neslon, Natalie Ruscello, Colette Telatko, Monica Qian.

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Dates to Remember
Kindergarten Registration - March 7-18

Delayed Start - March 9

Spring Break - March 28 - April 1

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