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THS Enews 11/5/21

Posted on: November 5, 2021

 TALAWANDA HIGH SCHOOL E- News- October 29, 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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  • VETERANS DAY BREAKFAST- Thursday November 11, 2021. Breakfast and program will be at 8:00am in the THS cafeteria, 5301 University Park Blvd. Oxford, Ohio 45056.  Please RSVP to Mrs. Gregory at

Or by calling 513-273-3164 by November 8, 2021.  All Veterans, Active Military Members and their guests are invited.  

Sponsored by THS and BT/THS FCCLA Chapter


  • 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.  Cereal boxes can be turned in to Room 316 or the main office.  Our goal is to collect enough boxes to create a giant hallway dominoes display!  Thanks for your support!


  • Mock Trial has changed their Wednesday meetings to a virtual meeting instead of face-to-face in Room 417.

  • The first quarter honor roll certificates that were just handed out to students had the school year 2020-21 on them instead of this school year of 2021-22.  New certificates will be printed up and handed out to students next week.  We sincerely apologize for this oversight and any confusion it may have caused.

  • Our high school play, The Internet is Distract-OH Look a Kitten!  will be performing next weekend, November 12 at 7 and November 13 at 2 and at 7. Tickets are $6.50 but must be purchased online so there is a processing fee that makes it around $8.  Tickets can be purchased in advance, or at the door, but no cash can be accepted, so the online process is the same.  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




CONGRATULATIONS  to the following students who are on the 1st quarter honor roll!!!!!



Anna Abbitt

Mia Abbott

Sami Abu-Attiyeh

Hailey Alden

Reagen Amburgey

Izzy Anders

Olivia Andrews

James Anzano

Andrew Averbach

Naiara Ayo-Belka

Jack Badics

Preston Bailey

Max Baker

Amritesh Bali

Lydia Bartel

Artun Bayram

Koray Bayram

Melisa Bayram

Sarah Beckett

Kota Begley

Kiefer Bell

Kayla Bennett

Eliot Berberich

Jacob Berger

Joshua Berger

Sydnee Berryman

Kyle Betz

Levi Bidwell

Calla Bingham

Madalyn Birkemeier

Mason Birkemeier

Max Bixler

Alyssa Black

Emily Blasi

Jenna Boggs

Caleb Bogseth

Kate Bolenbaugh

Deondre Bothast-Revalee

Rose Bothast-Revalee

Gracie Bower

Henry Bowers

Cameron Bowie

Ethan Bowling

Alexis Brandenburg

Elizabeth Brennen

Hannah Brewer

Ethan Bridge

Lydia Broshear

Oscar Broshear

Koen Broshear-Henley

Kai Brown

Benjamin Brown

Aidan Bruder

Jorden Buis

Hayden Burgess

Maddox Burns

Jennifer Byers

Lillian Byers

Damon Byrd

Jackson Byrd

Taylor Callahan

Isabella Cantwell

Landon Canupp

Tressa Carico

Dyan Carrell

Kadi Carver

Kelsi Carver

Kylee Carver

Craig Catania

Hunter Caudill

Alyssa Chaney

Makayla Chaney

Jordan Chasteen

Isaac Cheatham

Luke Cheng

Lilly Chenoweth

Mohsin Chheena

Shelby Chidester

Anna Claire

Joseph Claire

Jonathen Clark

Jacob Clawson

Justin Clawson

Kaydra Click

Kylie Cobb

Landon Coffey

Katie Conger

Brooklyn Conrad

Doug Cook

Jonathan Copeland

Ella Couch

Dean Cradduck

Harrison Cradduck

Sydnee Cromer

Madison Croucher

Brookelyn Cummins

Jack Currie

Cheyenne Dalton

Mollyann Damron

Mia Damuth

Micah Daniels

Addison Danner

Emma Danner

Julian Danoff

Savannah Darone

Emaralys Davila

Ellie Davis

Skyler Day

Michelle De La Garza


Hope Dean Risch

Joseph Dennis

Layla Dixon

Julio Dominguez Del Teso

Marley Donnellon

Nathanael Douglass

Sam Douglass

Rachel Dsuban

Benjamin Dudley

Sarah Dunsmuir

Ellery Duvall

Shep Duvall

Danielle Dysert

Lauren Dysert

Annabelle Eaton

Gracelynn Eberwine

Austin Elam

Daniel Emenaker

Lucy Engle

Patrick Engle

Bryan Evans

Vanessa Evans

Emmitt Eversole

Jesse Faler

Jessa Fall

Andrea Fangman

Nathan Fangman

Myles Fankhauser

Christian Farmer

Jacob Farmer

Taylor Farris

Bryson Fears

Kylee Fears

Liv Fedler

Jonah Femiani

Noah Femiani

Abigail Fessel

Ronni Fisher

Thomas Fisher

Jake Francis

Joseph Franklin

Lillian Franks

Jacob Freidline

Nina Freidline

Jacob Friemoth

Joshua Fritzsche

Julio Fuentes

Junior Gama

Katy Gama

Abbey Garland

Ellie Garland

Parker Geshan

Ryan Gillespie

Alaina Gingerich

Elias Gingerich

Keylee Goerss

David Goetz

Zach Goetz

Valeria Gonzalez-Reteguin

Carly Goodman

Gunner Green

Norah Green

Addison Greene

Anthony Greene

Angelina Gregory

Taylor Gregory

Jordan Gresham

Zeke Groom

Shanae Grose

Cecilia Guenther

AJ Hainline

Addi Hall

Jonathan Hall

Klara Hamblin

Haydon Hanekom

Waylon Hansel

McKenzie Hanson

Thomas Harper

Emma Harris

David Harrison

Mason Harvey

Harrison Heitfield

Jack Heitger

Zack Herrmann

Jenna Heston

Hannah Hoblitzell

Henry Hoblitzell

Ben Holley

Timothy Holley

Gabrielle Hollon

Lilia Hool

Carly Hornsby

James Horsley

Joseph Horton

Hailie Howard

Sara Howard

Vanessa Howard

Ty Huber

Ellen Huffman

Adam Hunt

Lillian Iden

Nathaniel Iden

Kai Ironstrack

Rylyn Jackson

Muhammad Jaffery

Amna Jaffery

Bryce James

Ollie James

Justin Jenkins

Ashlin Johnson

Brianna Johnson

Charles Jones

Isaac Jones

Lucas Jones

Wyatt Jones

Isabella Kacachos

Annmery Katto

Myah Keene

Addison Keeton

Makenzie Kelly

Maxwell Kelly

Sarah Kennel

Logan Kent

Abdullah Khan

Muhammed Khan

Zainab Khan

Mckayla King

Owen Lee King

Tyler Kirkpatrick

Gaven Kist

Brookelynn Koedel

Adam Kolb

Hannah Kolb

Rowan Kornylak

Alexis Krieger

Lina Krug

Lucas Kuykendoll

Jack Lahrmann

Madison Laidlaw

Emma Lake

Victoria Lake

Lorelei Langmeyer

Daniel Lawson

Skyler Lawson

Jinjoon Lee

Minjoon Lee

Cale Leitch

Ethan Lenos

Aiden Lenzer

Kadience Lester

Victor Li

Hannah Lippincott

Samuel Lippmann

Reggie Lorenz

Christopher Lunsford

Jack Lunsford

Alex Lute

Christopher Lute

Isabel Lykins

Spencer Lykins

Rowan Maduro

Alexys Manning

Grace Marado

Cheyenne Marcum

Dylan Marcum

Savannah Marcum

Catherine Marks

Mickenszi Mayer

Halee McDade

Avery McDaniel

Jack McKinley

Kirsten McQueen

Abby Mehl

Mariory Mendoza- Pacco

Evan Messner

Alaina Meyer

Michelle Miao

Mathias Militzer

Anna Moeller

Kenna Mondello

Kushi Moola

Zander Moore

Brooklyn Moore

Nathan Moore

Sadie Moore

Shr-Shiang Moore

Brady Moore-Woedl

Alice Morehead

Kaydence Morris

Tyler Morrison

Hannah Mortimer

Lucas Mortimer

Hailey Moser

Eva Motta

Nico Motta

Catherine Moul

Jack Moul

Anton Mueller

Daniel Mullally

Stephen Mullally

Xander Murdock

Charlie Murray

Logan Murray

Olivia Naiman

Landon Nates

Moriah Nates

Laila Neanover

Anna Newlin

Jade Ney

Joe Noel-Shannon

Leah Noga

Pierce Noltemeyer

Trevor Norris

Dylan Oaks

Jackson O’Brien

Lindsay Offenburger

Benjamin Olenick

Samuel Olenick

Brayden Osborne

Maxon Owens

Serenity Owens

Julie Page

Rosalyn Parks

Ali Parman

Xavier Parras

Krupa Patel

Maren Patterson

Mercy Patterson

Madie Patton

Isabel Pennington

Mary Perkins

Danielle Peters

Chase Pierson

Dominic Pirigyi

Happy Powell

Noah Prewitt

Carson Price

Emma Prough

Vivian Prytherch

Blake Puckett

Connor Puckett

Emma Puckett

Jace Jaron Rabang

Ellie Radlinski

Kaiden Rand

Alexander Ream

Chloie Reardon

Anna Reiff

Madison Reiff

Kenneth Revelee

Tess Reynolds

Ellie Reynolds

Jaydon Reynolds

Livvy Rhoton

Logan Rice

Aden Richardson

William Riede

Makayla Riley

Abigail Rizor

Jeniveve Roark

Allie Roberts

Lucia Rodbro

Nora Rode

Julia Rode

Maria Roell

Andrew Root

Dylan Rucker

Kaycee Russell

Kaylee Russell

Samantha Russell

Evan Rutherford

Sema Sabin

William Salzarulo

Jennifer Sanders

Mary Saul

Connor Sayler

Kaylyn Saylor

Elijah Schaefer

Ian Scharfenberg

Garrett Schenkel

Kaytlynn Schlegel

Gavin Schlichter

Kailey Schlichter

Lauren Schlichter

Ben Schnack

Isabelle Schroer

Connor Schulte

Jordan Schulte

Brady Schutte

Hallie Schutte

Emma Schwab

Hunter Shaw

Lillian Shelley

Kaylee Shepherd-Layman

Marissa Shepherd-Layman

Emily Shoker

Andrew Shrider

Jack Sikora

Douglas Sizemore

Lauren Slattery

Lindsay Slattery

Morgan Sly

Samantha Small

Austin Smith

Courtney Smith

Declan Smith

Devin Smith

Laura Smith

Logan Smith

Peyton Smith

Jeremmy Solano

Lily Spenceley

Michael Stahr

Morgan Stahr

Ryan Starrett

Caytlin Statum

Alexander Stenger

Margaret Stenger

Shelby Stitzel

Timothy Stone

Eliza Sullivan

Jack Sullivan

Isaac Suttmann

Katie Swatzell

Malachi Swem

Raegan Sykes

Eddie Tanner

Sam Taylor

Rylee Taylor-Schuh

Cassie Teague

Mackenna Tepker

Savannah Tepker

Addi Thacker

Dalton Thomas

Halen Thomas

Emma Thompson

Josephine Thompson

Kylie Tillett

Scout Tincher

Tristan Tincher

Darius Trubceac

Sharla Turner

Shelby Tussey

Riley Upchurch

Gregory Urayama

Olivia Urlage

Molly Van Gorden

Alexis Varner

Matthew Vaughn

Hanna Vocke

Gunnar Von Bergen

Dustee Wagner

Isabella Walter

Aaron Walters

Lucy Wang

Aaron Wanko

Isaac Wanko

Joshua Ward

Logan Ward

Harley Warren

Lexey Watkins

Emily Watt

Julie Watt

Blake Weddle

McKenna Weekley

Luke Weinberg

Cameron Weitzel

Catrina Wentzell

Jette Werner

Luke West Poley

Owen West Poley

John Westfall

Aslynn Wetzel

Tyler Wheelright

Katlin Whittaker

Payson Wilks

Nicolas Williams

Ian Wilson

Madison Wilson

Brayden Winkler

Kelsey Wortman

Kaelyn Wright

Ryan Wright

Isaac Wyant

Jillian Wynn

Maci Yaden

Johnson Yang


Krystal Yang

Dawson Yauger

Kate Young

Zada Young

Olivia Zaenkert

Ben Zazycki

Daryl Zazycki

Libby Zettler





































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