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THS Enews 11/12/21

Posted on: November 12, 2021

 TALAWANDA HIGH SCHOOL E- News- November 12, 2021


Dear Parents,

Our students will be participating in a Student Drug Use survey from PreventionFirst! PreventionFirst! is assisting Butler County to determine prevention programs that are relevant to the students. The survey is totally anonymous and the data from the survey is reviewed in total or in aggregate.  Individual responses are not available or examined. If you do not want your child to take the survey, please see the attached letter to opt out. The survey will be done during the Tutorial period on November 18. 


Thank you,


Tom York

Talawanda High School Principal

November 2021

Dear Parents & Guardians, 

As we continue our drug prevention efforts in the Talawanda School District, we ask for your support as we administer the PreventionFIRST! student drug use survey. This is an anonymous student survey about alcohol use, drug use, and other health behaviors.  The survey information will help guide the District and the community in its evaluation of current programming, as well as the investigation of other prevention and intervention strategies that can support our students and encourage them to lead healthy, substance free lives.

The PreventionFIRST! Student drug use survey is a thoroughly researched group of questions that can give us valuable insight into many positive and negative student behaviors. The survey is an anonymous survey and students are not required to participate.  It is voluntary on the part of each student.

If you prefer that your child not participate, please inform our office by filling out the form below before Tuesday, November 16th.   The survey will be administered on Thursday, November 18th  during the school day.  If we do not receive a form from you, we will assume that your student can participate.

 A copy of the survey is available in the main office if you would like to review its content.  A summary of the information gathered will be shared with parents when results are obtained.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Amy Macechko, Health and Wellness Coordinator, at 273-3390.  Thank you for supporting our efforts to help students make healthy and safe decisions around substance use.


I do not want my child to participate in the Student Drug Use Survey at THS on Thursday, November 18th.


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  • Time for another round of parent teacher conferences….Our second quarter conferences will be held on Thursday, December 2 from 3:30-7:00 p.m.  If you would like to see your child’s teachers please contact Mrs. Roy at 513-273-3218 to schedule an appointment.


  • The students of the Talawanda High School Choral Program will be presenting their first public concert since March 2020 on Tuesday, November 16th, 2021.

Our five vocal ensembles are ready to perform many genres for the Talawanda community, including standard choral, gospel, pop, opera, Broadway, swing, blues, spiritual, and Indian classical.

The tunes will start at 7:00 pm in the THS Performing Arts Center.

As always, our concerts are free and open to the public.  Please join us as we happily return to in-person concerts, and save the date of March 1st, 2022 to make sure you are ready to attend our next performance as well!


  • The Fall Play, The Internet is Distract-OH Look a Kitten!  will be November 12 at 7 pm, and November 13 at 2pm and 7 pm in the Talawanda High School 

           Performing Arts Center. 


  • Best Buddies and Key Club are partnering to collect new boxes of cereal for the Oxford Food Pantry now through December 9. Our goal is to collect 500 boxes to donate. We will create a giant hallway dominoes with the boxes on December 9. Please help us have fun and support a great cause!


  • Blood Drive is Friday, December 3rd.  You must be 16 years or older to donate.  Pick up forms in the main office or outside room 611 and during lunch.  When you turn in your forms you will pick a time to donate.  Completed forms may be turned into the office or room 611.  Donate three times during your high school career and receive a red cord for graduation!


  • Mock Trial will be meeting virtually on Wednesdays 5-7 pm from now on.  We will still meet in-person on Mondays from 5-7 p.m. in room 417.  


  • Our high school play, The Internet is Distract-OH Look a Kitten!  will be performing November 12 at 7:00 p.m. and November 13 at 2:00 p.m.  and at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets are $8.00. Tickets can be purchased in advance, or at the door. On the poster, there is a QR code to quick link to the site.


The show is family friendly and follows a high school teen trying to finish her Great Gatsby paper before school, only to get dragged down into the rabbit hole that is the internet along the way.   


As you know, the pandemic strained a lot of students and student activities.  The drama program was left with barely any resources, so this show will be the first opportunity to boost their funding and allow any future productions.  We would love to have you all attend and if you'd be willing to advertise for us, I've included our poster.   These can be shared virtually, but I can also drop off copies tomorrow or Monday to anyone who would be open to posting physically.


Here is the QR code to purchase tickets for the show. 


Thank you,


Melanie Mortimore

Drama Director




  THS Calendar of Events- 11/14/21-11/20/21


Sunday, November 14th

2:00pm Football Awards, Cafeteria

6:00pm  Girls Soccer Awards


Monday, November 15th 

4:30-6:30 Strategic Planning Committee, Media Center, Dr. Theroux

5:00-7pm Mock Trial Practice, Room 417

7:00pm Board Meeting


Tuesday, November  16th

2:50-3:30 NHS Meeting, PAC

2:50-3:30pm Talawanda Tribune, Room 417

3:00-4:30 Academic Challenge, Room 424

7:00pm  All Choirs Concert, PAC


Wednesday, November 17th

4:00-9pm Chili Dinner, THS Band, Cafe/PAC

5:00-7:00pm Mock Trial Practice, Virtual


Thursday, November 18th

6:00pm Cross Country Awards, PAC


Friday, November 19th

No Events Scheduled

Saturday, November 20th

9:00-10am Vaccination Clinic Set up, Cafeteria

10:00-1:00pm Vaccination Clinic, Cafeteria and PAC




























































THS Calendar of Events- 11/7/21-11/13/21


Sunday, November 7th

8:00-8pm Fall Play Tech Rehearsal, PAC

6:00-7:30pm pm Softball Meeting, Cafeteria


Monday, November 8th 

3:00-5pm Drama Rehearsal

5:00-7pm Mock Trial Practice, Room 417

6:00-8:30 Band Room, Marston

7:00-8:30pm Tennis Awards, Cafeteria


Tuesday, November  9th

2:50-3:30pm Talawanda Tribune, Room 417

3:00-4:30 Academic Challenge, Room 424

3:00-5pm Drama, PAC

6-9pm Marston, Band and Choir Rooms


Wednesday, November 10th

2:00 Athletic Signing Day, Media Center

2:15-3:00 Diversity Club, Room 221

2:45-4:00 FFA Meeting, PAC

3:00-5pm Drama, PAC

5:00-7:00pm Mock Trial Practice, Virtual

7:00pm Athletic Boosters, Media Center


Thursday, November 11th

8:00-10:30 am Veterans Day Breakfast

3:00-4:30 Academic Challenge, Room 424

3:00-5pm Drama, PAC


Friday, November 12th

7:45am-2:50pm Melanie Schuckman Speech-Room 125

3:00-5pm Drama, PAC

7:00-9:00 Fall Play Performance, PAC


Saturday, November 13th


2:00-4:00 Fall Play Performance, PAC

7:00-9:00 Fall Play Performance, PAC