TVS HS/MS October 2022
The Manufacturing class is in the process of converting raw material into finished goods. The class will be manufacturing a Yardzee Game that will be available for purchase in the near future. Before the first sale can take place, students are learning about various jobs related to manufacturing. Supervisor, production, safety officer, and assembly are just a few. Several areas the class is starting with are developing standard operating procedures, quality-control and safety.
Students were tasked with designing a jig that will hold a wood block and allow an assembler to safely mark the six sides of the wood block on a consistent basis. Every student designed a jig that was judged by the class to determine the most effective jig in completing that task.
Senior - Stephen Turnbull designed and built the winning jig the team will use to manufacture their game. After his selection, Stephen and his design team were challenged to make the jig safer and more efficient for assemblers to use. The box on the left shows Stephen’s 1.0 jig and the box on the right shows the updated 2.0 jig.
Very soon the manufacturing class will be selling their Yardzee game to the public.
STEM TECH I
Wood Technology 1 students recently wrapped up their candy dispenser build. Before completing their build, students were challenged to calculate the amount of board feet required to complete the project and design a layout to maximize materials usage.
STEM TECH I
Wyatt Aslinger drilling holes where the mason jars full of candy will set with the drill press and hole saw bit.
STEM TECH I
Donnie Sievering and Conner Martin sanding away to prep for final assemble. It’s the small things that make for a great finished project.
The Wood Tech I classes made an additional candy dispenser and held a contest for the middle and high school students to see who could guess how many total pieces of candy were in all three jars. The winner would take home the candy dispenser and all its contents. The total number of candy pieces in all three jars; as counted by Mr. Oldiges; was 616.
Senior, Remington McQueen submitted the closest guess of 560 without going over. Congratulations Remington! He was a gracious winner and shared his winnings with many of his fellow classmates.
Sophomore, Jerry McMurray, Junior, Kiki Allison, and Senior, Savannah Olsen show off their homemade banana pudding pie.
Two students enrolled in AP Chemistry for the 2021/2022 school year earned college credit for their scores earned on the AP Exam in Spring. Congratulations to Nathan King and Nathan Knapp!
HIGH SCHOOL 1ST QUARTER HIGH HONOR ROLL
HIGH SCHOOL 1ST QUARTER HONOR ROLL
JUNIOR HIGH 1ST QUARTER HONOR ROLL
STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Congratulations to the following students for being awarded students of the month for September 2022:
Grade 7: Austin Burkett and Hailey Turpin
Grade 8: Trent Ray and Mya Hundley
Grade 9: Logan Mershon and Karsyn Roell
Grade 10: Jacob Ditton and Kyra Davis
Grade 11: Chandler Ulrich and Kiki Allison
Grade 12: Ryan McRill and Haley Young
Each student was awarded a TVS t-shirt.
STUDENTS TO ATTEND OSBA CAPITAL CONFERENCE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT FAIR
The OSBA Capital Conference Student Achievement Fair highlights fresh, innovative initiatives, artwork and outstanding performing groups from districts across the state. The fair will be held on November 14, 2022 during the OSBA Capital Conference. Only one hundred nominated programs highlighting student achievement are selected.
A project by current Twin Valley South freshman students was selected. Logan Mershon, KayLee Lipps, Kiturah White, Logan Wells, and Luke Cross will travel to the Greater Columbus Convention Center to discuss their project on dissection tools and lab safety. They will also present information to all guests at the event. Twin Valley South science teacher, Mrs. Amanda Beneke will be accompanying the students on the trip.
FROM THE OFFICE
UPDATING FINAL FORMS
A friendly reminder to all parents and guardians: If any important contact information has changed since the beginning of the school year, please login and make those updates. It is important that the school has accurate information on file for the safety of the students. Thank you for your cooperation. If you need assistance please call the office at 839-4693 or 839-4165.
In previous school years, the school has utilized Gmail to send our daily announcements to students and families. This year we have transitioned to using Final Forms to send our daily announcements. In addition the announcements are on the TVS homepage to view and are updated in real time to reflect any changes throughout the school day.
REGULAR ATTENDANCE KEY TO SUCCESS IN SCHOOL
In order to be successful in meeting the high expectations set down by the State Education Department and our local school district for graduation, it is imperative that students come to school on a regular basis and maximize their time in school for learning. There is a positive correlation between regular attendance at school and academic success. The business world demands that employees be at work daily and on time. Excessive absenteeism and/or tardiness to work often results in the loss of jobs. Our school has an obligation to expect regular attendance and punctuality to school and class. Students have a responsibility to come to school on a daily basis and to be on time to school and to all of their classes. Parents have a responsibility to see that their children meet these obligations.
The vast majority of student discipline referrals at Twin Valley South HS/MS are related to truancies and tardies. Improvements in those areas will allow students to perform better in the classroom. There is a direct correlation between poor student attendance and course failures. We ask for your cooperation. Your child should attend school daily. Whenever possible, medical and dental appointments should be scheduled outside of the school day. Students requiring regular appointments during the school day should have these scheduled as to avoid missing the same class each time. We need to maximize the time we have in school for instructional purposes.Please refer to the student handbook for attendance policies and procedures.
FRIENDLY REMINDER ON SCHOOL FEES
Fees can be paid two ways:
- Send in an envelope with cash or check payment with your student.
- Mail your payment directly to Twin Valley South Schools, Attn: HS/MS Office, 100 Education Drive, West Alexandria, OH 45381
- Please write name and grade in memo section of check
- If possible, please write separate checks for each attending student
- Partial payments are accepted
- Payment plans are available by calling the office
- *Fees should be paid as soon as possible
- To verify fee amount, please e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
*In order for seniors to receive their diplomas, all school fees must be paid. Fee letters will be mailed home at the end of the first quarter. If you have any questions regarding the fees that have been assessed, please contact the HS/MS office.
STUDENTS AGAINST DESTRUCTIVE DECISIONS (SADD)
State Representative Rodney Creech stopped and visited with SADD today during Panther Time. Students were able to share with him the events they had to celebrate Red Ribbon Week. Representative Creech congratulated the students on making good decisions and being leaders within the school to help promote a healthy environment for all students. He was also able to share a little about what he does in the 43rd District in the state of Ohio.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
The National Honor Society raised money and awareness for cancer research by hosting the "Pink Out" football game followed by the Luminaria/memory walk on September 16.
FFA ALUMNUS VISITS MVCTC/FFA VISITS SEPTEMBER MEETING
The MVCTC FFA Chapter consists of Ag & Livestock Production, Animal Care & Management, Diesel Power Technologies, Natural Resource Management, Retail Ag. Services, and Veterinary Sciences.
The Guest speaker for the September 13, 2022 meeting was State FFA Vice President at Large, Ben Bitner. Ben is a MVCTC alumnus from Twin Valley South class of 2021. Ben is a business major at The University of Dayton. He shared how he flourished in FFA even though he did not come from an agricultural background. He encouraged members to take advantage of all the opportunities FFA offers.
The Guidance Department welcomes all new and returning students to Twin Valley South HS/MS. It has been a great start to the 2022-2023 school year. Parents and students are encouraged to utilize the Guidance Department as a resource for academic, career, and social issues.
Ashlee Douglas-Grades 7-12 (A-K)
Emily Wendt-Grades 7-12 (L-Z)
COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESS
1. Apply online through College websites. Some Colleges use the Common Application. If so, go to Commonapp.org
2. The counselor portion & transcript will then be completed & sent to these colleges by Mrs. Douglas and Ms. Wendt.
3. Send ACT/SAT scores directly to colleges through the appropriate website.
4. Make sure you are aware of the application deadlines. Your application needs to be completed at least a week before the deadline. Make a note of the regular application deadline and of the early application deadline.
5. If you need a recommendation to go along with your application, choose someone who knows you well, tell them what it is for, and give them at least a week to complete it.
For more detailed information, please click here.
1. CHECK www.tvs.k12.oh.us - Click on Department heading, scroll down and click on HS Guidance. Local scholarships will be listed under the SCHOLARSHIP heading on the right side of the page starting after the first of the year. Other scholarship information can be found by clicking on the LINK heading and scrolling until you find scholarships. Print and complete applications from site or link or, some can be completed online.
2. MEET THE DEADLINES - read the directions whether to send yourself or give to guidance.
3. GIVE YOUR COUNSELOR - Mrs. Douglas or Ms. Wendt AT LEAST ONE WEEK TO COMPLETE THEIR PART.
4. GIVE TEACHERS AT LEAST ONE WEEK TO WRITE RECOMMENDATIONS.
5. IF TRANSCRIPT NEEDED - GIVE MRS. DOUGLAS OR MS. WENDT 3 DAYS TO PROCESS.
6. ALSO CHECK www.fastweb.com
7. ASK YOUR PARENTS ABOUT THEIR EMPLOYERS/ORGANIZATIONS
8. LISTEN TO ANNOUNCEMENTS
9. SEE YOUR COUNSELOR WITH QUESTIONS.
10. TVS will not print those that are available online. If paper copies of applications are available from TVS-those can be obtained in the Guidance Office
CLASS OF 2023
2023 SENIOR INFORMATION
ORDER YOUR CAP AND GOWN
If you have not ordered your cap and gown, online ordering is available. Please visit Graduate Services, Inc. to place your order. The price of the cap and gown will increase for orders placed after December 5, 2022.
NURSING APPLICATION IS OPEN!
Miami University Regionals offers a BS in Nursing to prepare students to become nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, educators, researchers and administrators. This program provides a balance of liberal arts and professional nursing courses.
A cohort of 80 students is selected each year. Students must apply at applyregionals.miamioh.edu/register/Nursing2023. The deadline to apply is December 1. Both the nursing and admission applications must be completed by this date. Students applying for Fall 2023 must have a 3.0 high school cumulative GPA to be considered for the cohort.
Students can get a behind the scenes look at our Nursing Info Day on November 4 at our Hamilton campus. They will have the opportunity to tour the newly renovated multi-million dollar facility, watch faculty demonstrations, and speak with their future professors. RSVP at applyregionals.miamioh.edu/register/NID2022.
SINCLAIR COMMUNITY COLLEGE
ADMISSIONS COUNSELOR VISITS TWIN VALLEY SOUTH
On Tuesday, October 25, an Admissions Counselor from Sinclair met with TVS high school seniors regarding what opportunities Sinclair has to offer. If your student is interested in more information, Sinclair offers several in-person visit opportunities as well as online virtual experiences.
Program Information Sessions to help students to find their path of interest are also available. These information sessions give the opportunity to:
- Learn about the academic pathways that lead to a rewarding career in your chosen field.
- Discuss available associate degree and short-term certificate programs
- Discover careers and job opportunities in your chosen field, as well as how specific programs prepare you for those positions.
- Get assistance with the steps to become a Sinclair student
Nursing & Respiratory Therapy
Pursue an In-Demand Career in Nursing or Respiratory Care
Attend an information session to learn more about the fields of Nursing and Respiratory Care and the paths to become a Registered Nurse or Respiratory Therapist.
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
In person at the Dayton Campus (Rooms 14-345 and 14-346) and Zoom
Click here to RSVP
The Career Path Less Taken
For quite some time, parents have held the belief that the best path for their children to take to ensure their future success is to attend college. Times have changed; however, and more than half of students who graduate with a college degree are not able to get a job using that degree. As such, many students are left with a great deal of student debt without the means to repay that debt. In fact, there is a great need for skilled labor in our country. Many of these jobs pay as well or better than those requiring a four-year degree. Before deciding whether or not to send your child to college, it is worth considering other options.
If you or your student desires more information, please feel free to contact Harold Niehaus at firstname.lastname@example.org
ORDER YOUR 2023 YEARBOOK TODAY!
This year, Twin Valley South is using a new company, Walsworth to create our high school and middle school yearbooks. You are encouraged to order online now through December 31. The price is $55 for HS and $20 for MS. Follow the link below to order yours today!
The boys and girls soccer teams hosted their annual, "Kick for a Cure" games against TCN on Monday, October 4. Congratulations to the boy's and girl's soccer teams, parents, volunteers, and supporters for making the games a success. More than $800 was raised for the Pink Ribbon Girls of Dayton!
Congratulations to the following athletes:
Linebacker and Defensive Player of the Year: Brayden Koeller
Return Specialist-Cole Bishop
Running Back-Cais Kingsley
Offensive Lineman-Paul Day
Defensive Lineman-Caiden Kingsley
Defensive Back-Cais Kingsley
Offensive Lineman-Jack Gose
Defensive Lineman-Remington McQueen
Defensive Back-Clayton Woodgeard
Jake Sarver: WOAC Co-Player of the Year