A Publication for the Parents, Students, Staff and Community of Maumee High School
From the Assistant Principalâ€™s Desk
Administration Matthew Dick Principal
Scott Perrotte Assistant Principal
Athletic Director/ Activities Coordinator
Gretchen Brown Dean of Students
With the end of the school year in sight, we often find our calendars filling up with celebrations and ceremonies that recognize the perseverance and hard work of many people. I would like to take this time to congratulate our senior class, the Class of 2018, as they finalize their last acts as Maumee High School students. I want to thank the parents for the support they provide to both our students and our staff throughout the year. I would also like to thank our staff for seeing our students through another year and for never giving up on them. Lastly, I want to thank our community for the support they showed to the Maumee City Schools at the ballot boxes on May 8th. Without the support of our community, we could not continue to provide the programming and instruction at the current levels. This partnership between the students, parents, schools, and community is essential for us all in order to develop our youth into self-reliant, independent, and productive members of society. As we prepare to send the Class of 2018 off in style, it causes me to recollect the numerous memories that I have had the opportunity and privilege to witness. From the impromptu visits into classrooms or casual conversations in the hallway, to the Friday night football games or plays and musicals, this particular class has made quite an impact on the quality and reputation of our programs. I will be forever grateful for your commitment, perseverance, and representation of Maumee High School. As we wrap-up another year, we begin to look forward to serving our rising juniors, sophomores, freshmen, and 8th graders. Next year will bring a whole new set of opportunities. I encourage you to enjoy the peace of the summer and refuel yourself for the rigors of the upcoming school year. Be prepared to take advantage of new opportunities and challenge yourself. You only have one chance to go through high school. Make the most of it. Have a great summer. Sincerely,
2014 Toledo Regional Gold Medal Winner
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2 Three Students Qualify to Represent MHS at FCCLA Nationals in Atlanta
Lucas Krist, Cameron Roberts, and Delaney Cleghorn for qualified to compete and represent Maumee High School at the FCCLA National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia for the FCCLA STAR Event: Digital Stories for Change. For their project they had to demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and abilities to actively identify an issue concerning families, careers, or communities; research the topic; and develop a digital story to advocate for positive change focusing on the FCCLA National Program: Career Connection. To qualify for the National Leadership Conference they had to submit their online, digital project for evaluation and place in the top 15 in the nation!
MHS Freshman Receives Law Day Award
Congratulations to freshman Joey Yeager for winning first place in Division II of the Toledo Bar Association’s annual Law Day essay contest. Division II was open to any 9th or 10th grade student in Northwest Ohio. The topic this year was in regards to the separation of powers between the three branches of government. Students had to write 500 words or less addressing the following questions: What are the benefits of assigning different powers to different branches of our government? If you had the ability to rewrite the Constitution, what changes, if any, would you make regarding the system of checks and balances and why? Winning students, along with their parents and teachers, were recognized at a luncheon at the Toledo Club on May 4th. Judge Jack Zouhary presented Joey with a plaque and a check for $250 for his efforts. Look for his winning essay to be published in an upcoming Sunday Toledo Blade Opinion section. Panther Pride • Maumee High School 1147 Saco Street, Maumee, OH 43537 June 2018 • Issue 5 Published 5 times per year
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These outstanding students were International Finalists in their DECA competitive events in Atlanta, Georgia. Robert Caesar, Parker Caesar and Mikey Haney were finalists in Hospitality and Tourism Operations Research and Mikayla DeMoe was a finalist in Business Services Operations Research.
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El Club de EspaĂąol Sends Supplies to Nicaragua
The MHS Spanish Club was inspired to help when they heard of the need for a mobile dental unit in Jinotega, Nicaragua. Led by President Lilly Daughton, club members solicited supplies from both the school community and the Maumee community at large. They were able to collect more than 2,000 items, ranging from toothbrushes and toothpaste to lidocaine and syringes and cash contributions. These supplies were personally transported to Nicaragua by club advisor, SeĂąora Roseanne Martinez, during Spring Break. She delivered them to Comunidad Connect, a non-profit organization that will be bringing dental care to schools in 5 rural communities for the first time ever. The Spanish Club would like to thank all who contributed to their service project, with special thanks to all area dentists who donated. To view a thank-you video sent to us from the Nicaraguan dentist, go to YouTube and check out: Thank You Maumee.
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4 Maumee Rotary Recognizes STRIVE Scholarship Recipients
L to R: Christian Love, Jariaha Green, Jacob Hinze, McKenna Schell, Haley Palmer, Connor McCown, Maurice Sparger-Vaden
On Wednesday, May 9th, the Rotary CLub of Maumee held it’s monthly luncheon at Brandywine Country Club where they hosted the seven Maumee High School Seniors who participated in this year’s S.T.R.I.V.E. (Students Taking a Renewed Interest in the Value of Education) Program. The group meets monthly to discuss specific skills necessary for success in college and in the workplace. These students were selected by a committee, to receive their scholarships. Among these recipients, Haley Palmer was selected to represent at the district level this year for the Rotary 6600 STRIVE scholarship. As the Runner-Up she will receive an additional $1,000 scholarship. This marks a 3-year streak in which a Maumee High School Senior has won a scholarship in the District-Level.
2nd Annual Senior Supper
On Thursday, May 10th, the Maumee High School Senior Class held the 2nd Annual Senior Supper. This event is organized, driven, and supported by parents of the senior class students. Food is prepared and donated by parents and is an opportunity for our graduating seniors to spend one more meal together as a class. The Senior class officers prepared a slide show/music video that included a multitude of pictures from years past, documenting the senior class and their classmates’ time in Maumee City Schools. The High School administration wants to thank all the parents who helped to make this event possible.
5 MHS Junior Competes in Equestrian
Junior Ally Devries competed in Equestrian at Lake Erie College on April 13-14. She competed at the highest level. In the end, she took 6th Place in the Derby for cash winnings, 4th in the open metal, and many 1st and 2nd in jumpers.
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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 7th 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. Cole Imm (soccer, bowling, tennis), Madalyn Poling (cheer, softball) and Alissa Schneider (volleyball, basketball, softball) were the only seniors who can claim this distinction. We now have 14 seniors out of more than 1,400 graduates during this time to earn this scholarship.
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ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES 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, maumeepanthers.org, and selecting the tab for “More” and then “Panther HQ”, which contains a link for the online calendar.
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ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES Maumee High School Athletic Department Transitions to FinalForms
We are very excited to announce that the Maumee High School Athletic Department has partnered with FinalForms, an online forms and data management service. FinalForms allows you to complete and sign athletic participation forms for your students. The most exciting news is that FinalForms saves data from season-to-season and year-to-year, meaning that you will never need to enter the same information twice! FinalForms also pre-populates information wherever possible, for each of your students, saving you time. You will be able to review your information once per school year to verify information is current and sign the forms. We are asking that ALL parents of athletes use FinalForms. Please register at – https://maumee-oh.finalforms.com – beginning May 1, 2018 and electronically complete ALL forms! No paper forms will be utilized after this date! If you are a student-athlete and your OHSAA Preparticipation Physical has been completed, you will NOT need to print the last two forms, the OHSAA PPE Medical History and the OHSAA PPE Physical (for physicians). However, you will still need to fill out and SIGN both forms regarding the OHSAA PPE. Again – there is no need to print these forms, if your OHSAA Preparticipation Physical has been completed. If your physical has NOT been completed, you will print these forms to take with you to the physician’s office. Another important tip: please note that the student’s school email (example: email@example.com) is the ONLY student email address that will be accepted. A link to the “Parent Playbook” is located on the Athletic Department website. It will help you to get started in FinalForms beginning May 1, 2018. If you require any support during the process, scroll to the page bottom and click “Use Support”. Thank you for your assistance in streamlining our paperwork processes at Maumee High School!
Important Dates to Remember for Student-Athletes and Families
July 30 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 1 Fall Sports Information Meeting, grades 9-12, 7pm* August 10 Fall Sports Team Pictures, 12:30pm August 13 Athletic Booster Gold Card Drive, grades 7-12, 5:30-8:30pm* August 15 Kazmaier Stadium Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony, 5:30-7pm * Mandatory for Student-Athletes & Parents
Kazmaier Scholarship Winners
Congratulations to the 2018 Kazmaier Scholarship winners! • Carter Bomeli • Caleb Brown • Chloe Buck • Matt Dalton • Joud Obri • Ben Pacer • Jacob Ridenour Each senior studentathlete will be receiving a $1,000 one-time scholarship award that will be sent directly to their selected college/ university. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and at least one varsity letter earned across all sports. They must also submit an essay and include three letter of reference.
Spring Sports Awards
The spring sports recap was not available at the print deadline for this newsletter. All spring sports honorees will be listed in the first newsletter of the new school year. Have a great summer!
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