Eastwood High School

Principal's Update #34 - May 20, 2016

Dear Parents & Community Members

We've just about reached the "finish line" for the 2015/16 school year, but there's a tremendous amount still at stake in the final days. Between the final exams/assessments at each grade level and the historic accomplishments of our Softball, Baseball, and Track teams, everyone seems to have a little extra amount of energy at this time. The continued focus and determination to succeed can be seen on many levels and we are definitely displaying our "Eagle Pride" at each opportunity.

We look forward to finishing the school year as successfully as it began while maintaining our continued commitment to excellence until all activities are done. We appreciate your support and encouragement as we conclude our memorable school year.

Go Eagles!!!

Athletic Update - Historic Seasons Continue

From our Athletic Director....

The Historic Spring for our athletic teams continued last night in many different athletic contests:

The Varsity Baseball team defeated Woodmore 7-1 to advance to the District Final on Saturday. They will play at 1pm at Carter Park in Bowling Green. With the win the Varsity Baseball team wins it's 20th game against only 4 defeats on the season. They have accomplished something that they have not done in 27 years. They are advancing to the District Final game and they have a chance to win the conference championship. Congratulations to them on their accomplishments so far and good luck to them as they will continue to try to add to their history on Saturday.

The Varsity Softball team defeated Fostoria 20-0 last night to win the NBC Championship outright and improve their record to 23-0 overall on the season and 12-0 in the conference. They will also play for the District Championship on Saturday at 12:00 noon at Rolf Park in Maumee. They too are chasing history as they will playing to try to advance to the Regional Tournament next week.

The JV Softball Team won their final game of the year by defeating Fostoria 25-0.

Good luck to the Girls Track team as they will compete in the Finals at the District Track Meet tonight at Oak Harbor HS starting at 4pm. We have many girls in the finals in many events tonight so good luck to them as they try to join the others who have already advanced to the Regionals next week in Lexington.

The Boys will then compete in the Finals of their District on Saturday at Gibsonburg starting at 10am where they too will have numerous young men competing for the right to advance the Regionals in Tiffin next week.

Student of the Month

Each month, we will take time to recognize Seniors who have been been nominated by staff members to be receive the Student of the Month accolade. These nominations can come from any staff member with consideration given to his/her academic achievement, cooperation, leadership, effort, dependability, involvement, and relationship with peers.

Congratulations is extended to Jenne Venier for being recognized for the month of May. Due to this Eastwood HS recognition, she also receives recognition from the Wood County Educational Service Center (ESC) prior to the end of the school year. Congratulations Jennne for your very deserving recognition.

FFA Students Recognized at State Level

Within the FFA Program, Proficiency awards are designed to recognize students for excelling in their Supervised Agricultural Experience Programs. In order to compete in a proficiency award area, students must meet minimum standards, complete their record books, and complete a lengthy application. Recently at the FFA State Convention, two Eastwood High School FFA members placed at the state level in their award areas. Congratulations is extended to Meghan Melcher and Liz Hirzel for receiving recognition as they competed in the Agricultural Education area. Liz worked 734 unpaid hours and 597 paid hours for the Wood County Extension Office. Liz finished 1st in District 1 and placed 3rd in the state. Meghan competed in the Fruit Production area and worked 562 hours at Apple View Orchard. Meghan placed 1st in District 1 and 3rd in the state.

Penta Senior Recognition Ceremony

The Penta Career Center recognized the academic accomplishments of the Class of 2016 at various recognition ceremonies this past week. Eastwood HS had 33 graduating seniors recognized for their academic accomplishments across many of the programs that are offered at their campus.

Special awards and acknowledgements were given to the following Eastwood HS students:

  • National Technical Honor Society: Madellyn Berlin & Alexa Schmeltz
  • Penta Award of Excellence: Meghan Carr
  • Penta Achievement Award: Davis Andrews, Madellyn Berlin, Evangelina Miranda, Anderson Schacht, Alexa Schmeltz, & Jakob Skriba

Congratulations is certainly extended to all of the students - and the Class of 2016 - for their wonderful accomplishments.

BW3 Fundraiser to Support Wrestling Club

On Thursday, May 26th the Eagle Wrestling club will be holding a fundraiser at McDonald's in Bowling Green on Wooster St. (across from the university) from 4-7pm. The proceeds raised will be used for the wrestlers going to Disney Duals this summer. Please stop by for dinner or a treat to support the wrestlers.

Student of the Month - Department Winners

Several students at Eastwood HS were recognized as Student of the Month - Department recipients for the month of April. This program recognizes students who are displaying an assortment of qualities or outstanding leadership and effort within the classroom setting. Congratulations is extended to the following students:

  • English - Sam Sanders
  • Math - Jack Chappuies
  • Science - Tyler Ruck
  • Social Studies - Billy Barker
  • Visual Arts - Jonathan Konecny
  • Foreign Language - Maddie Morlock
  • Musical Arts - Natalie Reidling & Kylie Martin-Crosby
  • Agricultural Education - Katie Konecny
  • Computer Tech/Business - Michaela Booth
  • Health/Physical Education - Cooper Comes
  • Industrial Technology - Sam Kadas
  • Applied Arts - Tom Ickes