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June 2017 Volume 11

Issue 5 2014 Toledo Regional Gold Medal Winner

A Publication for the Parents, Students, Staff and Community of Maumee High School

From the Assistant Principal’s Desk Administration Matthew Dick Principal

Scott Perrotte Assistant Principal

Matt Szyndler Athletic Director/ Activities Coordinator

Gretchen Brown Dean of Students

“Paid for by Friends of the Maumee Schools”

I have always found it to be counterintuitive that a school year begins with all its newness in the fall and concludes in spring as nature reemerges from its dormant state. Nonetheless, the ebb and flow of the seasons and the school years consistently remind us of new beginnings and new opportunities as well as the closing of chapters in our lives. And so with spring, we consider the many accomplishments our students have achieved this year and the accolades they have rightfully earned, for this is a season for reflection and celebration. A four-year-long chapter has come to an end for our seniors. And as this chapter of their life closes, so opens another new chapter with countless opportunities and the hopes for success, prosperity, and happiness in all their future endeavors. I want to congratulate them on their hard work and determination. My hope is that the various skills and habits they have developed during high school continue to serve them well in the future. This is also a season for thanksgiving. Successfully completing a school year without the care and support of numerous people can difficult, if not impossible. So as we reflect on our success and accomplishments, we also must reflect on those individuals who supported us. In this spirit, I want to thank the parents, teachers, community members, organizations, and businesses who have partnered with Maumee High School to come alongside our students to provide them with support, guidance and opportunities for learning and growth. These partnerships make the work of educating our youth much more effective and successful. As we bid farewell to the graduates of 2017, our staff and administrative team begin the work to prepare for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. We will begin by carefully analyzing statewide assessment data to determine the quality and rigor of our curriculum and instruction. We will make plans to enhance students’ academic and social experience at MHS by providing the most effective and worthwhile experience for our students. We will continue to assess safety measures and identify ways in which we can improve. We will also prepare to welcome the class of 2021 as they embark on their high school journey. So I congratulate the Class of 2017 on a job well done. Best wishes to all in all your future endeavors. Also, I want to welcome the Class of 2021. May you all have a glorious and fun-filled summer.

Scott Perrotte Assistant Principal

State of Ohio “EXCELLENT”

Rated High School for School Years: 2001-2002, 2002-2003, 2003-2004, 2004-2005, 2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012 To download a PDF version of this newsletter, go to


Is It Really Bullying?

Bullying is a serious problem in our society and in our schools. No one should be exposed to bullying and those who witness these acts should report them immediately. The administration at Maumee High School aggressively investigates reports of bullying and works diligently to keep our students safe. What many people don’t know is that bullying actually carries a very specific definition and that certain criterion must be met before someone can be disciplined for bullying. While we don’t like it, people can be mean, rude, obnoxious, or not like each other without ever reaching the threshold of bullying. This guide has been developed by the Maumee City Schools to help parents determine the difference between mean behaviors, rude behaviors and bullying: Rude = Inadvertently saying or doing something that hurts someone else. From kids, rudeness might look more like burping in someone’s face, jumping ahead in line, bragging about achieving the highest grade or even throwing a crushed up piece of paper

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in someone’s face. On their own, any of these behaviors could appear as elements of bullying, but when looked at in context, incidents of rudeness are usually spontaneous, unplanned inconsideration, based on thoughtlessness, poor manners or narcissism, but not meant to actually hurt someone. Mean = Purposefully saying or doing something to hurt someone. The main distinction between “rude” and “mean” behavior has to do with intention; while rudeness is often unintentional, mean behavior very much aims to hurt or depreciate someone. Kids are mean to each other when they criticize clothing, appearance, intelligence, coolness or just about anything else they can find to denigrate. Meanness also sounds like words spoken in anger — impulsive cruelty that is often regretted in short order. Very often, mean behavior in kids (mean girls/mean boys) is motivated by angry feelings, personal insecurities, lack of self-worth, and/or the misguided goal of propping themselves up in comparison to the person they are putting down. Bullying = Intentionally aggressive behavior, repeated over time, that involves an imbalance of power. Experts agree that bullying entails three key elements: (1) an intent to harm, (2) a power imbalance and (3) repeated acts or threats of aggressive behavior. Kids who bully say or do something intentionally hurtful to others and they keep doing it, with no sense of regret or remorse — even when targets of bullying show or express their hurt or tell the aggressors to stop. Bullying may be physical, verbal, relational or carried out via technology: • Physical aggression was once the gold standard of bullying— the “sticks and stones” that made adults in charge stand up and take notice. This kind of bullying includes hitting, punching, kicking, spitting, tripping, hair pulling, slamming a child into a locker and a range of other behaviors that involve physical aggression. • Verbal aggression is what our parents used to advise us to “just ignore.” We now know that despite the old adage, words and threats can, indeed, hurt and can even cause profound, lasting harm. • Relational aggression is a form of bullying in which kids use their friendship—or the threat of taking their friendship away—to hurt someone. Social exclusion, shunning, hazing, and rumor spreading are all forms of this pervasive type of bullying that can be especially beguiling and crushing to kids. • Cyberbullying is a specific form of bullying that involves technology. According to Hinduja and Patchin of the Cyberbullying Research Center, it is the “willful and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices.” Notably, the likelihood of repeated harm is especially high with cyberbullying because electronic messages can be accessed by multiple parties, resulting in repeated exposure and repeated harm. What to do if this is happening to you Student’s Response First few situations

Rudeness Ignore, laugh, walk away

When you feel you want them to stop and first response are not working You want it to stop and you have told them to stop

Meanness Ask student to stop and let them know if they do not you will tell an adult Ask student to stop and let Tell an adult- Get help them know if they do not you Immediately will tell an adult Tell an adult- Get help Immediately

Bullying Tell an adultGet help Immediately

What to do if you witness this happening to someone Student’s Response First few situations

Rudeness Ignore, Politely tell the person in private that may have been rude

When you see it is bothering someone (hurting their feelings)

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When the student is not listening and continues to do it

Meanness Ask student to stop and let them know if they do not you will tell an adult Ask student to stop and let Tell an adult- Get help them know if they do not you Immediately will tell an adult Tell an adult- Get help Immediately

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Bullying Tell an adultGet help Immediately

1st Annual MHS Career Day The 1st annual MHS Career Day was an overwhelming success. Representatives of 50 different professions came in and talked with our students about their career, the job market, and educational requirements. Approximately 2/3 of these professionals were MHS alumni who were excited to come back and share their experiences with the current students. In addition to breakout sessions, the students received large group presentation in topics such as “Self Branding & Social Media”, “Success in the New Economy”, and “Interviewing and Employability Skills”. The students were surveyed after the day’s activities and the results were overwhelmingly positive. The staff at MHS organized this event to provide additional relevance to the typical student experience. One of our main goals is to expose the students to options beyond high school and to provide them with information that they can use to guide their paths in life. Many thanks to the 50+ professionals that came to MHS to interact MHS Career Day presentation by wildlife cinematographer with our students. Alex Goetz

MHS Students Honored for Volunteerism On April 27th, These amazing young people were recognized this evening (out of 1500 other volunteers) for their outstanding volunteer work with Sunshine Communities... Talk about WOW! They are incredibly hard working & so deserving of this recognition! Pictured: Dani Cleghorn, Daniel Agullana, Bailey Zientek & Shayna Dickey (with Shayla Ferguson-teacher)

MHS Freshmen Take Honors in Law Day Essay Contest On Friday, May 5th, Julianna Hanson and Sam Scherf were honored at the Law Day Luncheon at the Park Inn Hotel in downtown Toledo. The Toledo Bar Association conducts the Law Day essay contest annually for area high school students. This year’s topic was a difficult one requiring students to discuss the ways in which the 14th amendment has shaped modern society (in 500 words or less). Julianna Hanson won 1st place and $250, and Sam Scherf won 3rd place and $100 in Division II representing ALL area 9th and 10th grade students.

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New Attendance Guidelines for 17-18 Ohio HB 410 has redefined the concept of habitual truancy as applied under the compulsory education laws for school aged students beginning in the 17-18 school year. A student cannot be absent from school for more than 12 total days in the school year without a doctor’s excuse or a court note. How does this apply to a school on a trimester system like Maumee High School? In the 17-18 school year, students who miss more than 4 days in a trimester without a doctor’s excuse or a court note will lose academic credit for any courses in which they are enrolled (regardless of the grade earned). This is a change from the current allowance of absence days. Parents are being notified early so that they can communicate these expectations with their students. Parents are also advised against taking family vacations during the school year due to this change. The easiest way to think of this is that students get four “sick days” per trimester. Exceeding this number of days without a doctor’s excuse or court note would result in a loss of credit. Full details will be in the 17-18 student handbook.

Sam Scherf and Julianna Hanson with Judge Gary Byers

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4 Maumee High School Senior Scholarship Recipients Name


Archambeau, Tyler Albert T. Spangler Memorial Award Archambeau, Tyler Richard Kazmaier, Jr. Scholarship Armstrong, Kendall Maumee Rotary Club Scholarship Armstrong, Luke David Jerman Band Scholarship Baker, Austin Maumee Kiwanis Club Scholarship Barrow, Gabriel Ross and Edna Miller Scholarship of the Toledo Community Foundation Benton, Audrey Maumee STRIVE Scholarship Bowlin-Stewart, Danielle Albert T. Spangler Memorial Award Brogan, Andrew Ross and Edna Miller Scholarship of the Toledo Community Foundation Buck, Morgan Richard Kazmaier, Jr. Scholarship Camp, Garret Maumee Little League Scholarship Coronado, Anthony William J. Lowry (Class of 1951) Scholarship of the Toledo Community Foundation Dawson, A Shawn Maumee STRIVE Scholarship Do, Lich The Shelly Company Scholarship Drown, Nicholas Richard Kazmaier, Jr. Scholarship Drown, Nicholas Rod Dinkens Memorial Scholarship of the Toledo Community Foundation Gallardo, Taylor Maumee STRIVE Scholarship Gorriz, Gabriella Maumee STRIVE Scholarship Haddad, Rachael Ross and Edna Miller Scholarship of the Toledo Community Foundation Heard, Brett Maumee Little League Scholarship- in honor of Fred W. M. Freeman, Sr. Henry, Callaghan Christopher Stroshine Memorial Scholarship Henry, Callaghan  Wesley Thomas Shook Performing Arts Scholarship of the Toledo Community Foundation Henry, Johnathon Janice Brainard Memorial Nursing Scholarship Henry, Johnathon Kreitner Memorial Scholarship Henry, Johnathon Richard Kazmaier, Jr. Scholarship Khanga, Francesca Maumee Athletic Boosters Scholarship Kramer, Samantha Maumee Exchange Club - Youth of the Year Award Kramer, Samantha Maumee Rotary Club Scholarship

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Kramer, Samantha  Nimr Family Fund II of the Toledo Community Foundation Lagrange, Joscelyn David Jerman Band Scholarship Lagrange, Joscelyn Maumee STRIVE Scholarship Leck, Kaylee Dominic Hess Memorial Scholarship of the Toledo Community Foundation Leck, Kaylee Maumee Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Leck, Kaylee Maumee Eagles Scholarship Leck, Kaylee Maumee Rotary Club Scholarship Leck, Kaylee  P.E.O. Chapter I, Ohio, Marguerite Woman’s Scholarship LeCron, Matthew Collin J. Doyle Memorial Scholarship Llewellyn, Tyler  Jackson Scholarship of the Toledo Community Foundation Llewellyn, Tyler Leo Paquette Scholarship Llewellyn, Tyler Maumee Rotary Club Scholarship Magers, Shaelyn Maumee STRIVE Scholarship Maxwell, Aidan Maumee Little League Scholarship- in honor of J. Carlton Jenkins Metcalf, Benjamin Maumee Exchange Club - ACE Award Miller, Kaeden Andrew Bates-Atul Rawat Memorial Scholarship of the Toledo Community Foundation Olson, Makenzie Maumee STRIVE Scholarship Reid, Mark Maumee Elks “Most Valuable Student” Scholarship Reid, Mark Maumee Rotary Club Scholarship Sokoloski, Sophia Elise Noel Ketelaar Memorial Soccer Scholarship Sokoloski, Sophia Richard Kazmaier, Jr. Scholarship Warncke, Madison  Sarah M. Chappuis Memorial Pre-Medicine Scholarship Wielinski, Brianna Albert T. Spangler Memorial Award Wielinski, Brianna Genoa Bank Business Scholarship Wielinski, Brianna Maumee Rotary Club Scholarship Wilgus, Makaylee Maumee Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Wilgus, Makaylee Maumee STRIVE Scholarship Wolfe, Corrina Fred J. Rolf Memorial Scholarship

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5 MHS AP Physics Class Wins Cardboard Boat Race

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On Sunday, May 21st, Maumee physics students participated in the 3rd annual “Cardboard Boat Races” at the Perrysburg YMCA. Students were required to design and construct a boat made only out of duct tape and cardboard that would float at least two students. The boats raced head-to-head for a chance to have their names engraved on the famous Golden Cardboard Cup. This year’s winners, the entire AP physics class, took the event to a whole new level by building a massive boat that held 8 students! (L to R): Megan Simpson, Leah Braman, Shad Lather, Sophia Sokoloski, Taylor Hafner, Tyler Llewellyn, Jia Wei Ou, Johnathan (Jack) Yeager, Collin Sullivan

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MHS Students Participate in Claire’s Day Festivities Several Maumee High School students participated with Claire’s Day as authors. Prior to the festivities, they had met with Matt Russell and have been engaged in creative writing. These students were afforded the opportunity to present their work Saturday, May 20th.

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6 MHS DECA Chapter Travels to Anaheim

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After qualifying at the State level, fifteen of our Maumee DECA members traveled to Anaheim, California last month to experience the International Career Development Conference. These students joined 19,000 other DECA members from across the globe and competed at the highest level in five different research events. We would like to thank Timbers Bowling Lanes, Key Bank, Belmont Country Club, Simply Married and the Mud Hens for working with these students over the past seven months. This learning experience has truly been unparalleled!

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Front Row (l to r): Kaylee Leck, Hannah Crouch, Brianna Waldron, Brianna Wielinski, Francesca Khanga 2nd Row (l to r): Precious Ruiz, Shaelyn Magers, Aliciana Esquivel, Brianna Ortiz, Rachael Haddad Standing (l to r): Andrew Brogan, Megan Goatley, Lindsay Helmreich, Garret Camp, Erick English

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Shayna Keil and Liam Leonard have been selected to join the NASA IPAC Teacher Archive Research Program! They are among a handful of students from around the country who will participate in authentic astronomy research this year. This summer, Shayna and Liam will travel to Caltech University for a week with Maumee physics teacher Sam Evans to learn how to analyze astronomical data. The goal of their research is to identify young stars in a molecular cloud known as Cepheus C. In January of 2018, they will present their findings to professional astronomers at the annual American Astronomical Society meeting in Maryland. These students are truly reaching for the stars! Congrats Shayna and Liam!

MHS Students Selected to Conduct Research for NASA

Shayne Keil and Liam Leonard

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Track: Zak Kirk - First Team (800m, 1600m, 4x800 Relay) Matt Lucas - First Team (3200m, 4x800 Relay); Second Team (1600m) Sam Scherf (4x800 Relay) Sam LaChapelle (4x800 Relay) Tennis: Logan Kane - Third Team NW DISTRICT & OTHER HONORS

Baseball: Tyler Archambeau - First Team Justin Studenka, Caleb Brown - Second Team Matt Burkett, Jordan Key - Honorable Mention Softball: Kayla Wulf - First Team Kiara Hurley - Second Team Track: Zak Kirk - Champion, 3200m Matt Lucas - Runner Up, 3200m

Summer Open Gyms, Weight Room Availability And Conditioning In June and July, many of the high school sports programs will be offering open gyms, weight training and conditioning sessions. If you have not received a calendar from your child’s coach, you can view the schedule by going to the athletic department website,, and selecting the tab for “Panther HQ”, which contains a link for the online calendar.

Maumee Marching Pride Announces New Drum Majors


Baseball: Matt Burkett, Garret Camp, JR Helminski, John Henry, Matt LeCron, Aidan Maxwell Softball: Kiara Hurley, Shae Magers, Ariel Moore, Kayla Wulf Track: Morgan Buck, Nick Drown, Francesca Khanga, Grace Klein, Madeline Nowak, Sophia Sokoloski, Brianna Waldron Tennis: Logan Kane

Each Spring, the Maumee Marching Band selects rising juniors to be the new drum majors for the upcoming season. The Marching Pride is excited to announce the two new drum majors for the 2017-2018 school year will be Riley Adamski (saxophonist) and Jacob Hinze (percussionist).


The Athletic Boosters support our student-athletes in a number of ways that often go unnoticed by parents, the community and the coaches. This is the 6th year of a scholarship established to reward student-athletes meeting an extremely high standard in both athletics and academics. Each spring, the Boosters will award a one-time $250 scholarship to any athlete who competes in 3 sports for all 4 years of high school. In addition, he/she must carry a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on the unweighted scale. Francesca Khanga was the only senior who can claim this distinction. She is one of 11 out of more than 1,200 graduates during this time to earn this scholarship.

Riley Adamski

Important Dates to Remember for Student-Athletes and Families July 31 First Official Day of football practice, Grades 9-12 August 1 First Official Day of practice for Girls Tennis, Cross Country, Soccer, Volleyball, Golf, Grades 9-12 August 2 Fall Sports Information Meeting, grades 9-12, 7pm August 14 Athletic Booster Gold Card Drive, grades 7-12, 5:30-8:30pm August 25 Athletic Booster Tailgate prior to first home football game

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Jacob Hinze

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8 MHS Junior Plays in National Championship

Austin Tubbs (MHS ‘11) back row second from left & Shauna Tubbs (back row 3rd from right) and Ann Arbor Cougar Teammates

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On April 10, 2017, Shauna Tubbs played in the U.S.A. Hockey National Championship Finals in Ann Arbor, MI. Shauna is currently a junior at Maumee High School and a member of the Ann Arbor Cougars, a Tier 2 U19 team of twelve girls in the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association (MAHA). Shauna plays center for the Cougars and was an integral part of their success as they captured the Michigan State Championship before taking on teams from Boston, Connecticut, and New York before moving on to the single-elimination round where they beat teams from South Dakota and Pennsylvania. Ultimately, the Cougars lost to a team from California in the championship game. The Cougars assistant coach, Austin Tubbs, is Shauna’s older brother who is a 2011 Maumee High School graduate.

Maumee High School Newsletter  

June 2017

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