Eastwood High School

Principal's Update #35 - May 25, 2016

Dear Parents & Community Members

Welcome to the "mid-week" edition of the Eastwood HS "Weekly" Newsletter....

There's just a couple of brief items that need to be communicated before the final bell rings on Friday, May 27th. Hope you enjoy the info.

Go Eagles!!!

Congratulations to the Class of 2016

Eastwood HS will be formally recognizing the Class of 2016 at the Graduation ceremony held on Sunday, June 5th @ 2:00 PM in the EHS gymnasium.

Earlier this week, we had one last chance within the building - prior to the actual ceremony - to recognize their collective efforts. Graduation practice was followed by a wonderful luncheon hosted at the American Legion Post in Luckey. The contributions of many staff, students, and community members helped to make this day a success.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the upcoming ceremony and wish all the best to our graduating seniors.

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School Year Comes to an End

As a reminder, the final bell will ring on the 2015/16 school year on Friday, May 27th. Students in the high school and middle school will have an early dismissal of 1:15 PM on this day.

Just in case anyone was wondering....the first day of school in the fall will be August 24th (sorry - couldn't resist). Please, enjoy a relaxing and safe summer break.

Senior Art Show - Pembervile Public Library

The Senior Art Show will be able to be viewed at the Pemberville Public Library until Thursday, May 26th (8:00 PM closing). If you get a chance and are in the Pemberville area, please check it out. Before you go, download a free QR code reader from any APP store and you will be able view each senior's artwork that is on display along with a QR code movie that they've made this year. This combined feature is a great way to view student artwork and their perspective through short film. We appreciate your support and hope you enjoy the show!

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.

Athletic Update - Historic Seasons Continue

From our Athletic Director (excerpts)....

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

Boys Baseball - NBC Champions and District Champions!

Our Varsity Baseball team has had an incredible run to this point and has made history in the process. They have clinched at least a share of the NBC Baseball Championship for this season. This Baseball Championship is their first in the last 27 years and is one that they have earned with great pitching, great defense and timely hitting. They also have had great chemistry which is essential in success of championship teams.

They had a great team victory last Saturday in the District Final game which took place at Carter Park in Bowling Green. They defeated Lake 1-0 to advance to the Regional Tournament in Elida Ohio. They are now in the "Sweet 16" which means they are in the top 16 teams in Division III in Ohio. They will play their Regional Semi-Final on Thursday, May 26th at 5pm at Elida Middle School in Elida Ohio. They will play the winner of the Galion/Clearfork game which is being played today. Tickets are available at the gate and they are $7 for students and adults.

Girls Softball - NBC Champions and District Runner Up!

Our Varsity Softball team has had a historic season to this point as well and until this past Saturday, they were undefeated on the season. This past Saturday they competed in the District Finals at Rolf Park in Maumee Ohio against Archbold and as you might expect when you have two great teams playing each other it was a tight and well played game by both teams. In the end the Lady Eagles were defeated by Archbold 2-1 which means their tournament run is over for this season but they end up District Runner Up.

It was a hard loss for our girls as it is the first time that they have experienced it this season but they handled it with class and grace. As hard as it is to lose a game like that with so much on the line, this group has so much to be proud of and what they have accomplished. They were picked in the pre-season poll to finish 3rd in the league and look what this great group of young ladies accomplished!

Boys Track - NBC Champions and District Champions!

The Incredible year for our Boys Track team continues as they had a great weekend last weekend in District competition!

On Saturday, the Boys Track Team won the District Championship at Gibsonburg and have advanced multiple athletes out to the Regionals in Tiffin on Wednesday and Friday of this week. They qualified athletes in 13 of the 17 events they competed in. Congratulations ‚Äčto Sam Church, Ryan Reiter, Issac Emahiser, Logan Baugher, Dalton Andrews, Kenneth Cassaboun, Ceyleon Damron, Jacob Montag, Cooper Comes, Tyler Bernot, Billy Barker and Josh Harper on advancing to Regionals.

Their success is a great example of work ethic, focus and preparation on the athletes and the coaches part over the course of preseason work and during this season. Many different athletes have stepped up and contributed to the overall success of the team as a whole and themselves as individuals. There is a nice mix or more experienced athletes and ones that are competing at this high level of competition for the first time and it is exciting to watch. Good luck to them this week.

Girls Track - NBC Champions, District Runner Up!

The Girls Track team has had an incredible year to date and they continue to compete at a high level with great results and last weeks Districts were no exception.

The Girls Track Team on Friday night were District Runners¬≠ up. They qualified 12 athletes in 10 events at the Regionals at Lexington on Thursday and Saturday of this week. Congratulations‚Äčto Katelyn Meyer, Hannah Sponaugle, Abby Schroeder, Sarah Bettinger, Nichole Swartz, Jordan Davidson, Aly Decker, Leah Tressel, Bri Hoodlebrink, Maggie Cochrane, Riley Corns, Allie Abke and Jessica Lang on advancing to Regionals.

The same focus, work ethic and preparation is true with this group of young ladies as well. They have many athletes that are competing on the big stage for the first time and they have performed very well. They will compete in a very tough Regional this week and the one thing I know is that they will give their best efforts and they will make us all proud of those efforts!