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SEPTEMBER 2015 Four from Hoban advance in National Merit competition Four Hoban seniors— Isabella Judge, Marilyn Icsman, Chelsea Wein and Benjamin Sutter—were named Semifinalists in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship competition. These four students, pictured above, are now eligible to advance in the competition. About 1.5 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the program by taking the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which served as an initial screen of program entrants. Semifinalists represent less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors and are the highest-scoring entrants in each state. About 15,000 of the 16,000 Semifinalists will advance to Finalist status in February, based on academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership, and honors received. Merit Scholarship winners will be selected from the Finalists in the spring of 2016. News from the admissions office Scholarship/Placement Tests Hoban will administer a Scholarship/Placement test to eighth grade students on Saturday, Oct.17, Oct. 24 and Nov. 7. Testing will begin at 8:30 a.m. Students may preregister by calling the admissions office at 330.849.2149 or register at There is a $20 test fee. Parent information sessions are offered on all test dates. Open House

Hoban invites all seventh and eighth grade students and their families to join us for Open House on Sunday, Oct. 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. Tour the school, meet our faculty, staff, students, coaches and alumni and learn more about a Holy Cross education.   Come Home to Hoban alumni weekend The 11th annual Come Home to Hoban reunion weekend will be Friday, Sept. 18, and Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. Alumni from all classes, with a special emphasis on those ending in 0 and 5, are invited to the school on Friday night for the Hoban vs. Toledo Woodward football game at Dowed Field. After the football game, alumni will have a party at the Wartko Family Pavilion with food, beverages and D.J. On Saturday, guided tours of the building begin at 3 p.m. The Alumni Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 4 p.m. in Holy Cross Chapel.

Important information for Hoban vs. St. Vincent-St. Mary football game on Friday, Sept. 25. Tickets Tickets are $7 and will go on sale Monday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 a.m. in the athletic office. They will be $10 at the gate. Cash only. Tickets will be sold at gates 1, 2 and 3. No ticket sales at gate 4. Tickets will also be sold for $7 in the cafeteria during lunch periods on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The athletic office closes at 4 p.m. No passes will be accepted for admission. Everyone must have a ticket. Parking and Tailgating Click HERE for map with details on where to park for game day.  Parking in the tailgate lot (Lot 9) is $10 and will open at 8 a.m.  All other parking is $5. Hoban Parents Club, Alumni Association, and Football Parents Club invite you to join in for a tailgate with free food at Infocision Stadium, starting at 3 p.m. until game time. The tailgate will take place in Lot 9, at the corner of Exchange St. and Spicer St.  Park in a lot nearby and the walk to Lot 9. Look for the Hoban Banners.  Game Day Schedule 5:30 p.m. gates open 7 p.m. kick off As the home team, we will be seated on the press box side of the stadium. 

NEW: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Policy Hoban l strictly prohibits the unauthorized use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), also known as drones, by any person at any Hoban event or activity. The prohibition applies to all events Hoban participates in, whether held on or off Hoban’s campus. For purposes of this policy, a UAV is any aircraft without a human pilot aboard the device. This prohibition applies to any and all property owned by Hoban High School including but not limited to the school building, athletic facilities, spectator areas, and parking areas. Violation of the above policy may result in confiscation of the UAV and/or removal of the violator from the premises. Note: Any exceptions to this policy require the express written permission of the president, principal or athletic director in advance. 

Canvas Learning Management System Hoban has adopted Canvas, a Learning Management System (LMS), for the 2015-16 school year. Canvas is an easy-to-use, cloud-based system that will enhance the learning experience at Hoban and help students become college and career ready. If you have not already done so, you should create your Canvas Observer account for your student.   Please click here to learn more about the Canvas Observer account. In order to create your Canvas Observer account, you will need the Canvas login and password for

your student. You must have this information to create the account. Please ask your student for this information. Please watch this video that helps explain how to create a Canvas Observer Account.

Extravaganza Ladies Luncheon Save the date for the annual Extravaganza Ladies Luncheon on Wednesday, Oct.28. It will be held at the Fairlawn Country Club at noon.  Invitations will be arriving soon with detailed information on the fashion show and other Paris themed activities for the afternoon. The 31st Extravaganza— An Evening in Paris— is set for April 23.

Student Raffle Tickets Information All student raffle tickets are due on Tuesday, Oct. 13, by 3 p.m. to be entered into the grand prize drawing for $5,000 on Friday, Oct. 16, during the Hoban vs. Padua football game. Students who sell 25 tickets or more will be awarded a free day of their choice between Oct. 26 and May 13. Underclassmen must use by May 6. Any student selling 30 tickets or more will have their name entered into a drawing to win one of the following prizes: a Smart TV, X-Box 360, a reserved student parking spot, or $200 in cash. The three highest sellers in terms of dollar value of tickets sold win the following cash prizes: Highest seller - $300, second highest seller - $200 and third highest seller $100. The student who sells the winning grand prize ticket for $5,000 will be awarded $350. If you need additional tickets, they are available in the advancement office. All tickets should be returned in a sealed envelope with the student's name, number of tickets, and dollar amount enclosed on the outside and given to Mrs. Stripe in the advancement office.




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Revolutionary War returns to Hoban for grade school students Colonial America returned to the Hoban campus Sept. 16-17 for visitors from area elementary schools, thanks to the GAR Foundation and the faculty and students of Hoban. In a multidisciplinary learning experience coordinated by history teacher Jason Anderson, over 1,000 elementary students experienced what it was like to live in the founding days of our country. The students worked to blend skills of art, science, math, economics and history in a hands-on learning experience. For more information and to view pictures of the event, click HERE.


Board and benefactors provided hard-hat tour of construction in progress A “hard-hat tour� of the construction site for the health and fitness centered was conducted on Wednesday, Sept. 9. (Actually, construction is beyond the point when a hard hat is needed.) Benefactors who earmarked their donations for the center, as well as members of the board of directors and others were invited. The evening consisted of presentations and tours of the facility as construction progresses. Questions were answered and refreshments were provided.

Campus ministry holds senior class retreats Seniors participated in all-day class retreats on Sept. 1 and 2 in Moreau Ministry Hall. Brother Bob Livernois, Mrs. Mary Bulgrin and Mr. Hank Kappel provided spiritually uplifting and nurturing programs for the students. Presenters included Mr. Tym Tagliaferro and Dr. Mary Anne Beiting. There were thought-provoking and enjoyable activities to help the seniors reflect on themselves and those around them. In addition, the seniors participated in leadership activities to help them take on their expected roles as leaders in the school. Pictures can be viewedHERE.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion installed at all-school Mass An all-school Mass for the opening of the school year was celebrated on Sept. 15, 2015. It commemorated the Solemnity of Our Lady of Sorrows, the patronal feast day of the Congregation of Holy Cross. Father Mike Ausperk was the celebrant, assisted by Deacon Ramon DiMascio. After the homily, 37 seniors were installed as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. They assisted in the distribution of the Eucharist. After Mass there was a reception in the Holy Cross room for the newly installed ministers and their families. More information and pictures HERE and HERE.

Hoban girls compete in USTA Midwest Junior Team Tennis Championships Over the summer, sophomore Emily Day, and juniors Brittany Bell and Ally Waddell, along with other teammates from Paramount Tennis Club in Medina, competed in the United States Tennis Association Junior Team Tennis Midwest Regional Championships in Indianapolis, Ind. The team represented Northeast Ohio after winning the USTA Northeast Ohio Junior Team Tennis sectional tournament. The girls came in third place competing against teams from Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. Hoban girls tennis Coach Dean

Morse coached the team.

Hometown Histories class tours local historical sites Mr. Greg Milo’s Hometown Histories class made a field trip to the Summit County Historical Society, the Simon Perkins Stone Mansion and the John Brown House Sept. 9. Perkins, an early settler, businessman and surveyor of the Western Reserve, co-founded Akron with Paul Williams in 1825. Brown was an abolitionist and insurrectionist executed in 1859. Former Akron deputy mayor Dave Lieberth provided doughnuts and coffee for the students, then made a presentation entitled "Is there an Akron Exceptionalism?" Curator Ted Mallison guided a tour through the Perkins Mansion, and Leianne Neff Heppner conducted a tour of the John Brown House. The Hoban group also had a chance to enjoy the sun and draw some chalk images of the Perkins house. Hometown Histories uses Akron history, its people and current events as a medium for students to strengthen their research, reading, writing, and human interaction skills.

Additional News Huge crowd watches Hoban vanquish McKinley in opening game A standing-room-only crowd packed Dowed Field stadium Aug. 28 as the Knights football team hosted McKinley in the first game of the season. Hoban dominated action on the field and shut out the Bulldogs 49-0. Hoban traditionally gets a jump on other area schools by playing on Thursday night in week one. The evening began with a tailgate party hosted by the parents club under the dome. For pictures of the events, click HERE. Vote to send Zach Tocchi to NCEA convention this spring The NCEA is sending a deserving Catholic school teacher to its

2016 Convention and Expo in San Diego over the Easter break. Hoban’s Zach Tocchi, a math teacher, has been nominated to attend. You can read the bios of all the nominees HERE and cast your vote on the NCEA Facebook page HERE.

Students exhibit photos at Akron RTA station Digital Photography students at Hoban currently have photographs on exhibit at the Metro RTA bus station on Broadway Ave in downtown Akron. Using a "People of Akron" theme as a guide, students photographed and interviewed friends, family, neighbors and strangers. Students uncovered unknown parts of Akron while exploring neighborhood communities in searching of interesting subject matter. The photography class, comprised of 20 students, captured over 2,000 photographs, from which 90 photographs were selected for exhibition. The images are mounted on wind-breaking walls along the outside of the Robert K. Pfaff Transit Center and will remain on display throughout the year. Metro RTA marketing director Molly Becker invited Mr. Kraus and his students to create art for this project to "beautify the transit center and bring dignity through art" to bus riders. Senior Claire Strobach assisted Mr. Kraus, Mr. Milo and the Metro marketing team with the installation of the photographs. Link to Photographs

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Come Home to Hoban reunion activities



Jeans day to support Pediatric Cancer Awareness month

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Mass in Holy Cross Chapel SEP Football vs. Toledo Woodward SEP


Come Home to Hoban reunion activities


Girls soccer vs. Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy Spirit Week



College information meeting for senior parents Senior lock-in



Football vs. St. Vincent-St. Mary



Girls soccer at St. Vincent-St. Mary



Boys soccer at St. Vincent-St. Mary

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Teacher in-service: no classes SEP Freshman retreats SEP


Girls tennis vs. Warren John F. Kennedy Volunteer Fair

OCT Football vs. Walsh Jesuit OCT


Girls volleyball vs. Lake Catholic Career Fair

OCT Career Day OCT Girls soccer vs. Walsh Jesuit OCT


Girls volleyball vs. Walsh Jesuit


Christian service applications due Alumni volleyball brunch

OCT Family open house OCT Girls soccer vs. Firestone

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OCT School picture retakes OCT Student raffle returns due OCT


Girls volleyball vs. Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin PSAT/NMSQT administered

OCT Homecoming court assembly OCT Football vs. Padua Franciscan OCT Scholarship/placement test OCT Homecoming Dance OCT




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Knight News Sept. 2015