Talawanda High School Blog

THS Enews 2/7/2020

Posted on: February 7, 2020

Talawanda High School E-News - February 7th, 2020



  • Parent-teacher conferences will be February 20th, from  3:30- 7:00. Contact Mrs. Roy at 273-3200 to schedule a conference.


  • Local scholarship packets are now available online and in the Counseling Office.   The deadline to have applications turned back to the Counseling Office is Friday, 2/28 by 3:00.


  • The HS School Counseling Department will be hosting a Scholarship Review event on Thursday, February 20th, from 5:30-6:30 PM in the HS Media Center. This event is for seniors and their families (or juniors and their families wanting to get a preview of the local scholarship process) who are interested in a review of the THS Local and OCF Scholarship Booklets. There will be a brief overview of the current scholarships available and the application criteria followed by a work session for anyone needing assistance completing their scholarship applications. The THS School Counselors will be on hand to answer questions about the process and requirements. Every year, we have multiple scholarships that remain unapplied for even though we believe that a number of our seniors fit the eligibility criteria. We hope that this event will connect every senior student considering post-secondary schooling (2 or 4 year) with all of the potential scholarship opportunities they should be considering. 


  • 14.  That is now the number of consecutive league championships that both the girls and boys swim and dive teams have won.  Saturday night at the Miami Rec Center the boys easily outdistanced Little Miami by 140 points to capture the SWOC title.  On the girls side, the much-hyped Ross team fell short in their quest to upset Talawanda as the girls beat them out by 61 points, after only being seeded first by a mere 9 points.  Both Ben Crowder and Maren Patterson were named SWOC Athletes of the Year in Swimming and Diving as they both won two individual events and also both swam on two relays that finished in first.  For the boys Blake Madden also won two events and John Anzano and Sam Hool each won one. On the girls side additional first-place finishes were picked up by both Addie Lehman and Mercy Patterson.  A number of league records were also set at the meet Saturday night. The girls 200 Medley Relay team of Mercy Patterson, Maren Patterson, Kenna Mondello, and Mary Kate Huddleston broke the league record, while the girls 200 Free Relay team of Mercy, Maren, Kenna, and Hannah Lippincott also broke the league record.  Individually Addie Lehman broke the girls diving league record, Sam Hool smashed his own league record in diving, and Maren Patterson broke the league record in the 100 Free. The swim and dive teams will now begin their state tournament run with the Sectional meets this week. Diving will be during the week at Miami and swimming will be over the weekend at St. Xavier.  Congratulations to ALL members of the swim and dive team for keeping the dynasty that is Talawanda Swimming and Diving alive.


  • AfterProm 2020 Planning Meeting: Sunday, Feb 9 at 1 pm, Oxford Lane Library.

Parents are needed to plan this great event, ensuring a fun and safe night for our kids! Join us! For more information, contact Kara Tegge at rktegge@gmail.com or 513-503-0398


  • The Talawanda Yearbook is accepting senior portraits from now until March 6th.  If you would like your Senior to have their professional portrait in the yearbook, please email your .jpeg image greater than 1MB to yearbook@talawanda.org.  


  • Senior Ads are on sale now for the Talawanda Yearbook!  Embarrass them with baby pictures or give them an encouraging message to remember their time at THS!  Contact Mr. Zimmerman at zimmermana@talawanda.org if you are interested in purchasing space for your Senior in the book!


  • Mark your calendars. The annual Best Buddies Spring Social is scheduled for Friday, March 6 from 6:30-8:30. Students and community members with and without disabilities are invited to enjoy a night of dancing, food, games, and crafts. Questions or to volunteer, please contact Ashley Sammons at sammonsa@talawanda.org. 


  • Dust off your zoot suits and make sure your seams are straight: THS is hosting "An Evening of Jazz" on Tuesday, March 10th at 7:00 pm in the Performing Arts Center.  This swingin' evenin' is a collaborative effort between the five THS choirs and the THS Jazz Band.  You'll think you are in the front row at The Cotton Club as our 120 talented cats and kittens present jazz from all eras.  Ragtime, Latin, big band swing, Broadway showtunes, funk, blues, and even adapted rock and roll covers will be represented.  The joint will be jumpin' with hits and harmonies that will keep your toes tappin' and fingers snappin'. Admission is free, and you will not want to miss this event!


  • Juniors who would like to serve on the Prom Steering Committee should pick up an application outside Ms. Mann's room, 319. 


  • The Prom is May 2, 2020, at Miami's Shriver Center Multipurpose Room, 8:30-midnight. Tickets will go on sale in April for $30 each, limit 2 per Junior or Senior.


  • Youth Softball Clinic Feb 29th/Mar 1st 3-6 PM - Contact Coach Scott Davie at THS for information


Want to know what’s going on in the community? Look here! 

TSD Community Flyers


Want to know what’s for breakfast or lunch? Look here!

THS Menus


THS CALENDAR OF Events- February 9th to February 15th, 2020


Sunday, February 9th

9:00 am Varsity Bowling tournament (home)


Monday, February 10th

2:30 – 4 pm Fermata Nowhere Rehearsals, Pearson, 608

2:45 – 6:30 pm Drama, Hudson, PAC

5 – 8 pm Mock Trial, Weatherwax, 417

6 – 9 pm Indoor Percussion, Marston, Bandroom/PAC


9:00 am Varsity Bowling vs. Middletown (home)


Tuesday, February 11th

2:30 – 3:30 pm Tribune, Weatherwax, 417

2:45 – 6:30 pm Drama, Hudson, PAC


4:30 pm Boys Freshman Basketball vs. Eaton (away)

6:00 pm Boys JV Basketball vs. Eaton (away)

7:30 pm Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Eaton (away)


Wednesday, February 12th

10:30 – 11:30 am Navy Recruiter, Cafeteria

1:30 – 2:30 pm YIT, Macechko, Staff Lunchroom

1:45 – 2:30 pm FFA, Roberts, PAC

2 – 6:00 pm Drama, Hudson, Band Room/PAC

7 – 8:30 pm Band Boosters, 614 or 616



Thursday, February 13th

8 – 9 am Grief group, Guidance

11 am – 12:30 pm Army/National Guard Recruiter, Cafeteria

2:45 – 6:00 pm Drama, Hudson, PAC

6 – 9 pm Indoor Percussion, Marston, Bandroom/PAC

7 – 8 pm 7/8 Choir Concert, PAC

10 pm – 7 am FCCLA Lock-in, Gym, 600 hallway


8:00 pm Girls Basketball Tournament vs. Loveland at Lakota East 



Friday, February 14th

No School! 


12 am – 7 am FCCLA Lock-in, Gym, 600 hallway


4:30 pm Boys Freshman Basketball vs. Ross (away)

6:00 pm Boys JV Basketball vs. Ross (away)

7:30 pm Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Ross (away)


Saturday, February 15th

4 – 5 pm Butterfield, 4H, Cafeteria