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Week of May 6th

May 10th- Last Day for Senior Fees to be Paid for by Check

May 10th is the last day for senior fees to be paid for by check. After this date fees can be paid by credit card, cash, or money order.

News for Graduation

Graduation for this year's class is Thursday, May 30th. The ceremony starts at 7:00 PM. We need Graduates on site by 6:00 PM and reporting to the auxiliary gym for line-up purposes.

Graduation Practice will be on Wednesday, May 29th. Graduates are to report to the main gym at 10:00 AM. We should be concluding about 2 PM. Tickets for Graduation will be distributed at practice. Each student will be given 13 tickets for this program. If you need Handicap Accessible seating, you will need to contact Penny Zirkle or Jodi Black at 937-663-4127 and exchange tickets. Handicap accessible tickets will be for the individual in need and a supporting guest.

May 28th is Honors Night for Seniors. We will start the program at 5:30. This year's program includes Baccalaureate, a dinner, and awards presentation. All Graduates and family members are invited to participate with the Baccalaureate. Graduates receiving awards will be notified by letter invitation. Please respond to Mindy Bechtel ( or Yvonne Miller ( if you will be joining us for the Baccalaureate and dinner along with count of your family.

Seniors last day is Friday, May 24th. Senior exams will be conducted May 23-24.

We are also inviting Graduate families to join in observing Falcon Signing Day on Wednesday, May 15th at 9:00 AM in our gym. We will be celebrating the signing of our Seniors to their initial commitment to enrolling, enlisting or being employed after high school.

In order to be considered a graduate, students must have received required credits, completed service and shadow hours, and completed state testing or alternative pathway to graduation requirements. School fees also must be paid in order to participate and to receive diploma.

General Livestock Team Places 2nd in the State

Congratulations to the FFA General Livestock Career Development Event team for their 2nd place finish in the State Finals! FFA Members also won the Oral Reasons portion of the contest. FFA members, Sam Stickley - 3rd overall high individual, high beef reasons and high overall oral reasons, Dena Wilson- 5th overall individual, Lane Hollingsworth -13th overall individual, high goat reasons and 2nd high overall oral reasons, and Emmalee Cecil 24th overall individual out of 1,301 competitors. This team advances to the National Western held in Denver, Colorado in January, 2020.
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FFA Members Receive State Degrees

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Jason Howard Named West Liberty Salem Invitational Most Valuable Player

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Co-op Committee Looking for Feedback

The Co-op Committee is looking at ways to open up a grocery store back in the vacant IGA building. Please consider completing the included survey.

Class of 2020- One Year Programs Available at Ohio Hi-Point

Are you a senior and interested in learning a trade? Ohio Hi-Point is offering Senior-only programs for students to be able to learn a trade and earn credentialing in specific fields to prepare students for college or career readiness. Find a counselor or call Ohio Hi-Point to learn more about the programs today!

  • Class B CDL (One-Year Only)- A Class B commercial driver license is required to operate straight trucks, large busses, segmented buses, box trucks, and dump trucks and small trailers. Getting your CDL makes you part of an industry that moves the lifeblood of the US economy. While everyone sees trucks on the road, they don’t realize those trucks are moving 70% of the freight in the United States – freight accounting for over $670 billion.

  • Ohio Certified Nursery Technician (One-Year Only)- The Ohio Certified Nursery Technician (OCNT) program has three specializations, Garden Center, Grower, and Landscape. Landscape contractors are relied on to provide horticultural advice as well as landscape construction techniques. Students will learn plant identification, plant usage, plant health, soils, turfgrass management, use of pesticides, construction techniques, design, sales and more. Professional Certification is one of the most important steps an individual can take to demonstrate knowledge and stand out as examples of excellence in the Green Industry.

  • NCCER Certification and Equipment Operations (One-Year Only)- Construction is more than a job. It is a career with high demand, high salaries and high potential, over 180,000 jobs available in Ohio. NCCER is recognized by the construction industry as the training, assessment, certification and career development standard.

  • Robotics Certification (One-Year Only)- Earn your FANUC and MotoMan certifications, gaining skills that are highly sought after in the high-tech engineering and manufacturing industries. Students will learn the basic understanding of robot operations and programming as well as material handling and its components. These credentials will allow you to succeed in a variety of career opportunities.

  • NIMS Machining (One-Year Only)- Student learn the automated method of machining through hands-on work with Lathe and Mill machines. A lathe machine rotates a workpiece on an axis to perform various operations like cutting, sanding, knurling, and drilling. Mill machines are for precision and efficiency. By earning NIMS credentials, students secure a competitive edge when applying for jobs because they have demonstrated that their skills meet the industry established standards. NIMS credentials never expire.

  • HVAC - NCCER Certification (One-Year Only)-The increasing development of HVAC (heating and air-conditioning systems) technology causes employers to recognize the importance of keeping up to speed with the latest equipment and skills, giving students completing this course an advantage in the hiring process. Students will have an introduction to HVAC, trade mathematics, basic electricity, introduction to air distribution systems, basic copper and plastic piping practices, and soldering and brazing.

  • STNA (One-Year Only)- State tested nurse's aides are vital to the healthcare industry and jobs are expected to increase 20% between 2010 and 2020, adding significant value to your resume for completing this program. Students learn personal care skills, mental health and social service needs, infection control, basic restorative services, safety and emergency procedures, resident rights, and basic nursing skills. The STNA certificate sets you on the pathway to a career or an associate’s degree in medical assisting, multi-competency health, or nursing.

Planet Fitness Offering Free Workout Opportunities

Starting May 15th and running through Sept. 1st, PLANET FITNESS has announced that all teens ages 15-18 can work out TOTALLY FREE. No catches, no commitments.

Planet Fitness welcomes high school teens ages 15 - 18 to work out at any of its more than 1,700 locations throughout the United States and Canada for free all summer long as much as they want! Teenagers ages 15 - 18 can visit any Planet Fitness location in the United States and Canada. Online signups are not available. Teens under 18 must bring a parent/guardian to sign up. Once the parent/guardian waiver is signed for teens under 18, teens can work out alone. Students who are already 18 do not need a parent or guardian to be present during the sign-up process.

PLUS All teens who sign up are entered into Planet Fitness’ Scholarship Sweepstakes! At the end of the summer, Planet Fitness will be awarding one $500 scholarship in each state/province and a $5,000 grand prize* in both the United States and Canada. Additionally, teens will have the chance to win exciting prizes on Planet Fitness’ Facebook and Instagram channels throughout the summer such as PF swag, movie tickets, and wireless headphones.

Please see link for more details:

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Sports Physicals and Meningococcal Vaccines May 20th

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May Scholarship Deadlines

After School Program is taking members!

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Upcoming Items


  • 6-16- AP Testing
  • 11- Band Ice Cream Social
  • 22- Ohio Hi-Point Commencement
  • 23- Upper Valley Commencement
  • 24- Awards Day (Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors)
  • 24- Powder Puff Football
  • 26- Terre Haute Memorial Day Parade (2:00 PM)
  • 27- St. Paris Memorial Day Parade (9:00 AM)
  • 27- Christiansburg Memorial Day Parade (11:00 AM)
  • 28- Honors Night (Seniors)
  • 30- Graduation
  • 31- Last Day

Last Week in Sports

  • Baseball
    • Loss to North Union 9-1

    • Loss to Tecumseh 2-1

  • Softball
    • Loss to North Union 9-0
    • Win at Tecumseh 13-8
  • Boys Track- Quad Meet - 3rd Place Team
    • 110 Hurdles- Roegan Hines- 5th
    • 100 Dash- Jason Howard- 1st
    • 1600 Run- Tyler Callicoat- 3rd
    • 1600 Run- Logan Brown- 4th
    • 4x100 Relay- 2nd (Bailey, St. Myers, Vanscoy, Howard)
    • 4x200 Relay- 2nd (Bailey, St. Myers, Hughes, Vanscoy)
    • 400 Dash- Ryan Turner- 2nd
    • 300 Hurdles- Roegan Hines- 4th
    • 800 Run- Dalton Hannahs- 4th
    • 200 Dash- Jason Howard- 3rd
    • 3200 Run- Logan Brown- 4th
    • 4x400 Relay- 1st (Callicoat, Flora, St. Myers, Turner)
    • High Jump- Riley Fritts- 3rd
    • Long Jump- Jason Howard- 3rd
    • Discus- Tylar Bailey- 5th
    • Shot Put- Zack VanScoy- 4th
    • Pole Vault- Leon Stevenson- 3rd
  • Girls Track- Quad- 3rd Place Team
    • 4x800 Relay- 2nd (Ritter, Kamper, Nichols, Bailey)
    • 100 Hurdles- Amber Robeson- 4th
    • 100 Dash- Grace Nash- 5th
    • 4x200- 3rd (Whaley, Crabtree, Ritter, Nash)
    • 1600 Run- Holly Kamper- 4th
    • 200 Dash- Grace Nash- 3rd
    • 4x100 Relay- 2nd (Whaley, Crabtree, Robeson, Nash)
    • 400 Dash- Grace Nash- 3rd
    • 400 Dash- Chloe Crabtree- 5th
    • 300 Hurdles- Amber Robeson- 4th
    • 800 Run- Lauren Bailey- 3rd
    • 800 Run- Randi Nichols- 5th
    • 4x400 Relay- 3rd (Whaley, Ohnmeiss, Ritter, Bailey)
    • Long Jump- Randi Nichols- 4th
    • Discus- Elise Kemp- 5th
    • Shot Put- Bailee Magnuson- 1st
    • Pole Vault- Kayla Smith- 5th
  • Boys Track 5th Place Team West Liberty Salem
    • 3200 Relay- 4th (Callicoat, Flora, Hannahs, Turner)
    • 100 Dash- Jason Howard 1st
    • 4x100 Relay- 3rd (Bailey, Vanscoy, Adams, Howard)
    • 400 Dash- Ryan Turner- 4th
    • 800 Run- Matt Flora-8th
    • 200 Dash- Jason Howard- 4th
    • 1600 Relay- 2nd (Callicoat, Flora, Hughes, Turner)
    • 800 Relay- 6th (Bailey, Adams, Hughes, Vanscoy)
    • High Jump- Riley Fritts- 2nd
    • High Jump- Matt Flora- 6th
    • Long Jump- Jason Howard- 1st
    • Pole Vault- Leon Stevenson- 4th
  • Girls Track 8th Place Team West Liberty Salem
    • 3200 Relay- 7th (Kamper, Ohnmeiss, Nichols, Bailey)
    • 100 Hurdles- Amber Robeson- 8th
    • 100 Dash- Grace Nash- 6th
    • 800 Relay- 6th (Whaley, Crabtree, Ritter, Nash)
    • 400 Relay- 7th (Whaley, Crabtree, Robeson, Nash)
    • 300 Hurdles- AMber Robeson- 8th
    • 1600 Relay- 7th (Whaley, Ohnmeiss, Nash, Crabtree)
    • Shot Put- Bailee Magnuson- 3rd
    • Pole Vault- Kayla Smith- 5th

Week of May 6th

  • May 7
    • CBC Track Semifinals 4:30 PM
    • JV Baseball at Versailles 5:00 PM
    • Baseball with North Union 5:00 PM
  • May 8
    • English AP Test
    • Baseball at Greenville 5:00 PM
  • May 9
    • District Softball versus Northwestern at Home 5:00 PM
  • May 10
    • AP American History Test
    • CBC Track Finals 4:30 PM
    • JV Baseball at Jonathan Alder 5:00 PM
    • Baseball with Jonathan Alder 5:00 PM
  • May 11
    • Band Ice Cream Social
  • May 14
    • District Baseball at Northwestern 5:00 PM
  • May 15
    • Falcon Signing Day 9:00 AM
  • May 16
    • District Track at Graham 4:30 PM
  • May 18
    • District Track at Graham 3:00 PM

John Hopkins Engineering Innovation Summer Program

The Johns Hopkins Engineering Innovation Summer (EI) Program will be held at Clark State Community Collegein Springfield, OH. We are asking that you share the information below with students interested in math, science, and engineering.

EI is the summer version of a course offered to first year engineering majors at Johns Hopkins University (JHU). The semester-long course has been condensed into four or five weeks. During the program, students complete lab activities in computer, chemical, electrical, computer, civil, mechanical engineering, and materials science. Course materials, including labs and sample quizzes, can be viewed here. Students who earn an A or B in the class receive three college credits from JHU.

This is a great opportunity for students to try college engineering while still in high school. They can decide if they want to pursue an engineering major and which field is of the most interest to them.

Students applying to EI at Clarks State may request a waiver for the application fee. Need-based full and partial scholarships are available for commuting students. Students interested in receiving financial aid should apply early.

Below is a link to a video in which past EI students and faculty talk about the program:

This course is rigorous, and students must have As and Bs in their high school math and science classes. They also must have taken the following subjects to be eligible to apply:

· Algebra II

· Physics or Chemistry

· Trigonometry, or have learned to use the trig functions – up through the application of the laws of sines and cosines to resolve non-right angle triangles in another math course

· Most students are rising Juniors and Seniors in high school

Important Dates:

· EI Course:

June 24 – July 19, 2019, Monday – Friday,

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

· Online Application Available: December 15, 2018

· First Deadline: February 15, 2019

· Financial Aid Priority Deadline: March 15, 2019

· Final Deadline: June 1, 2019

Please discuss this opportunity with your students who may be interested in learning more about engineering. We would be happy to email you an information flyer to share with your students. If you are interested, please let us know by sending an email to

For more information please visit our website:

Please share the Engineering Innovation video with your students:

Volunteer Opportunities

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