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THS Enews 1/29/21

Posted on: January 29, 2021

Talawanda High School E-News - January 29, 2020


Important Information and Reminders:


  • All Talawanda Schools will be closed Thursday, February 4th, and Thursday, February 25th so staff can receive their first and second dose of Covid-19 vaccine. You can find more information here. 


  • Mask Up Talawanda!!! Remember, our ability to stay in school depends on everyone wearing their masks correctly! Over the nose and under the chin keeps everyone safe!



  • The THS Media Center has double the number of overdue books due to the remote learning and school closings.  We did not have a chance to collect most of the books that were due from the 2019-2020 school year and most of the books that were checked out during the brief face to face weeks in late October and early November 2020.  If possible, especially those who are currently attending in person, please return or renew any book you currently have checked out that is overdue.  


School fees can be paid by cash, check or online with a credit card at: https://www.spsezpay.com/Talawanda/login.aspx Please remember that seniors must pay ALL their fees before graduation.


  • Hey Key Club and Project Green Kids!
    •  Monday, 2/1: Key Club and Project Green will be picking up litter around the THS Grounds after school. Meet outside the 200 hallway with your warm clothes and mask. We will have some gloves and trash bags and spread out from there to work for about an hour. See Mr. Drew or Mrs. Adriane Ruther with questions.
    •  Sunday, 2/7: Key Club and Project Green will be doing trail work in the Natural Areas from 1-3. Students need to bring a signed liability form (outside Mrs. Ruther's classroom) and wear a mask. Students may bring a non-motorized yard tool and gloves to use. We will have some to share. Email Mr. Drew or Mrs. Adriane Ruther with questions.


  • Food distribution happens on Mondays from 2:15-2:45 at all 3 elementary schools. In addition, TMS and THS Students who will not be face to face on Wednesdays can pick up a breakfast and lunch at TMS or THS between 10 am and noon. More information here!


  • If you uploaded a picture for the yearbook and would like that one used instead of the picture taken through Lifetouch, please email yearbook@talawanda.org to notify the staff.



  • Students interested in a paid healthcare internship this summer should see this flier for more information.


  • Submit a picture for inclusion in the yearbook! Please visit this site and enter the supplied ID: www.images.jostens.com 

ID#: 415713950  

  • If you are submitting an underclass picture please follow these rules:
  1. Solid, single-color background - NO OUTSIDE PICTURES!
  2. Chest up portrait, face can be seen clearly
  3. No props, filters, or other extra features added
  • If you are submitting a senior picture please follow these rules:
  1. Backgrounds are up to you, these can cater to your senior
  2. Face must be seen clearly, but not limited to only chest shots
  3. NO FILTERS -but-  props are ok as long as they follow code of conduct


You must provide the first and last name of the student you are uploading, as well as grade and email.  This applies to all students, even seniors.  You can no longer submit your photo to yearbook@talawanda.org! Please use the provided link and school code!  If your portrait does not follow the rules supplied, you will receive a notification of a rejected photo and be asked to resubmit!







THS Calendar of Events- 1/31/21 to 2/6/21


Sunday, January 31st

6 – 8 pm Fermata Nowhere Rehearsal, 608 and outside


Monday, February 1st

8:00 – 9:00 am Monday Morning Mtg, Virtual

8:30 – 9:15 am Oberlitner, 517

11 am – 1:15 pm Oberlitner, 517

1:15 – 2pm Student Meeting, Guidance Conference

2:15 – 2:45 pm Weekly Food Distribution, Main Entrance

3 – 4:30 pm Fermata Nowhere Rehearsal, 608 and outside

3:30 – 4:15 pm Setting Stone Meeting, Virtual

4 – 6 pm Student meal prep, Macechko, Cafeteria

7 – 9 pm Mock Trial, Virtual


Tuesday, February 2nd

8:30 – 9:15 am Oberlitner, 517

11 am – 1:15 pm Oberlitner, 517

3:30 – 5:00 pm Academic Challenge Practice, 420

4:30 – 5:15 pm Talawanda Tribune, Virtual


Wednesday, February 3rd

11 am – 12 pm NHS Officers, Alfonsi, PAC

11 am – 12 pm Talawanda Hope Club, Virtual

1 – 2 pm Diversity Club, Virtual

2 – 3pm Athletic Signing Day, Cole

2 – 3 pm Project Green, Virtual

4 – 5:30 pm Mock Trial, Virtual

7 – 9pm Athletic Boosters, Virtual


Thursday, February 4th

Asynchronous Learning Day, all TSD buildings closed for staff COVID vaccinations

3:30 – 5:00 pm Academic Challenge Practice, 420


Friday, February 5th

3 – 4:30 pm Fermata Nowhere Rehearsal, 608 and outside

6:30 – 9 pm Pep Band at Boys’ Basketball


Saturday, February 6th

6 – 7:30pm Mock Trial (Attorneys ONLY), Virtual