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September 2013

School news

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion installed

Meet the Teachers Night Malinda Baer National Merit semifinalist Brother Ken takes new position Jeff Schobert to receive award posthumously Extravaganza Ladies Luncheon Car Raffle Update Mr. Milo and Mrs. Clark record album Student Raffle Drive Senior picture deadline 2013 yearbooks have arrived Future Kight Club Campus Ministry News Parents Club Hoban in the news Ric Sayre 5K race results Booster Club update

Forty-three seniors will serve as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion for the school year 2013-14. After training with the Diocese of Cleveland, they were commissioned at the opening school Mass on Sept. 11, observing the Solemnity of Our Lady of Sorrows. They assist in the distribution of Holy Communion at all-school Masses and rotate assignments at the before-school Masses on Wednesdays and Fridays. Students can apply in the spring of their junior year to serve the following year. They are chosen by the campus ministry team based on faculty and parish priest recommendations. Upon installation at their home parishes, they may minister there as well. The new Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are Carlee Biscan, Kate Boylan, Timothy Brennan, Hannah Caprez, Christine Clark, Lucia Congeni, Patricia Constantine, Benjamin Cook, Jeff Crock, Lauren Davis, Ashley Dearing, Deanna Demechko, Callie Dieglio, Maxwell Duffy, Nicholas Fiocca, Andrew Fisher, Emma Fobean, Katherine Frego, Madeline Goosmann, Austin Griffith, Domenic Grosso, Thomas Hagenbaugh, Katherine Hamlin, Karl Icsman, Ellen

Lauterjung,Theodore Lesiak, Elizabeth Miller, Scott Miller, Benjamin Naragon, Connor Ott, Joseph Parisi, Travis Pero, Marissa Rodatt, Mackenzie Ryan, Holly Sargent, Jordan Sarver, John Thomas, Madeline Thomas, Katherine Vanke, Joseph Van'tHooft, Patrick Williams, Anna Yakabowski and Mykaela Zingale. For more pictures, click HERE. For pictures of the opening school Mass HERE.

Meet the Teachers Night set for Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 7 to 9 p.m. Each year, the parents club sponsors Meet the Teachers Night. The evening starts at 7 p.m. in Barry Gym with a brief presentation. Then parents follow their students' schedules through the evening. Classes are eight minutes long, and the tone sounds at the end, not the beginning, of class. It is not meant to be a parent-teacher conference, so teachers are unable to get into a discussion with parents about a particular child. If desired, parents could make an appointment to talk to the teacher in more detail later. Attendance at Meet the Teachers Night allows parents a chance to learn about each teacher's plans and objectives for the year, to ask questions and to meet the faculty, the administration and new friends. Have your student print out this form and complete it to help you follow his or her schedule. The parents club will serve refreshments throughout the evening. Parents should stop in the cafeteria during their child's study hall and after "classes" have ended. Malinda Baer recognized as National Merit Semifinalist Senior Malinda Baer is among nearly 16,000 semifinalists out of 1.5 million seniors from across the nation who have been named semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Students were eligible for the NMSC competition by taking the Preliminary Scholastic Achievement Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Baer scored in the 99th percentile of all who took last year's test. She will continue in the competition for some 8,200 National Merit Scholarships, worth more than $36 million, that will be offered next spring. National Merit Commended Students will be announced in late September. Brother Ken Haders takes position at Indianapolis Cathedral High School Brother Ken Haders, who stepped down as Hoban president in June after 17 years, has begun a new ministry at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis. His official title is Vice President for Mission Integration. Cathedral has recently renewed its sponsorship by the Brothers of Holy Cross after three decades without any brothers. "It is a wonderful school that has been working hard to revitalize their Holy Cross foundation," Brother Ken said. "Their commitment to the Holy Cross mission is strong."

Jeffrey Schobert to receive Mock Trial award posthumously The Ohio Center for Law Related Education, which sponsors the Ohio High School Mock Trial competition, will be presenting the Lori Urogdy Eiler Award for Mock Trial coaching excellence posthumously to Mr. Jeffrey Schobert. Hoban mock trial legal adviser Dan Cody will make the presentation of the award at the OCLRE's yearly conference in Columbus on Sept. 22. Accepting the award on behalf of her father will be Jessica Schobert '08. Jessica is currently a second year law school student at Capitol University.

Extravaganza Ladies Luncheon The annual Extravaganza Ladies Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 23 , at Fairlawn Country Club. The guest speaker this year is Sara Shookman, a WKYC Channel 3 News reporter. Share lunch and friendship with other Hoban ladies. Please bring a gift with a value of $50 or more to cover your admission. Donations of unique home decor items, ladies accessories or cash to be used as an "Adopt-a-Gift" are appreciated..

Invitations will be arriving in the mail soon and we hope you can join us for a fun afternoon. Seating is limited, so please send in your reservations promptly. For more information please contact Marilyn Stripe at 330.773.8620 or Car raffle in full swing The Chevy Cruz car raffle is in full swing. Don't miss out on your chance to win. All proceeds will go directly back to each team or organization selling tickets. The drawing will be held on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 , at halftime of the Hoban vs. Walsh Jesuit football game at Dowed Field. Sales as of Sept. 13 are shown below.

To buy a ticket online, click HERE.

Mr. Milo and Mrs. Clark record album to benefit Balkans trip A trip to Kosovo is being planned for the 2014 Easter break. Students making the trip will meet and work with organizations that focus on tolerance, social justice and human rights in the Balkans region and will document their experience. To raise extra funds for the trip, Mr. Greg Milo and Mrs. Hannah Clark (aka DJ Minks) have written and recorded an album, with proceeds going toward the Kosovo trip. They formed the duo 8 Eyes and came up with "Blingin' Ohio Beauty," which can now be purchased on iTunes for $9.99. Mr. Micah Kraus, who is also working on the Kosovo trip, designed the album artwork, which can be seen in its entirety in the digital booklet that comes with the album. The more albums sold, the greater the Kosovo experience for the traveling Hoban students. Facebook users can link to the 8 Eyes Facebook page HERE.

Student Raffle Drive Students have received their student raffle tickets. All tickets are due by Tuesday, Oct. 8 , for the grand prize drawing of $5,000 held on Oct. 11 during the Hoban vs Padua football game. Students selling 25 tickets ($125) or more will receive a free day off school. Students selling 30 tickets ($150) or more will receive a dress down day and have their names entered in a drawing to win either a $200 gift card to the Apple Store, Best Buy or Summit Mall, or a flatscreen TV. The student raffle is a mandatory fundraiser. Tuition will be billed for unsold balances of the $100 quota. Returned tickets and money may be given to Mrs. Stripe each morning outside the central office and during the day in the advancement office. Extra tickets will also be available at that time. You may also email your request Senior picture deadline approaching For your senior to be included in both the yearbook and class composite, a photo must be taken at Lyons by Oct.15, 2013 . The yearbook portrait is complimentary. This means that you can have your yearbook portrait taken at Lyons for free and still purchase your senior portrait from another studio if you like. However, if you miss the October deadline, there will be a charge for the portrait. Please call to schedule your appointment as soon as possible. If you have any questions or would like to see their work, feel free to call Lyons Photography at 330.773.5071, view the web site at or stop by the studio at 2015 S. Main St. in Akron. The 2013 Yearbooks have arrived Graduates may pick up their yearbooks in the central office during business hours.

Join the Future Knight Club Hoban is excited to kick off the Future Knight Club, a kids club for boys and girls sixth grade and younger. Membership in the club is FREE and includes the following exclusive benefits for members: FREE admission to Hoban home athletic events when wearing the Future Knight t-shirt (excludes football and basketball games vs. St. Vincent-St. Mary and Walsh Jesuit) A special invitation to Future Knight events Early access to summer camp registrations and a special Future Knight discount A monthly Future Knight e-newsletter All members receive a Future Knight welcome package that includes: Future Knight t-shirt (needed for free game admission) Hoban window decal Future Knight membership certificate Encourage your children, grandchildren, relatives and friends to join the Future Knight Club today. Contact Sara Stone at with questions. Sign up to become a member by clicking HERE. Campus Ministry News Upcoming retreat dates for 2013-14: Freshmen: Tuesday, Oct. 1 and Wednesday Oct. 2 Sophomores: Tuesday, Feb. 4 and Wednesday, Feb. 5 Juniors: Monday, Feb. 24 , Monday, March 3 , Monday, March 10 and Monday, March 24 Kairos retreat dates: Nov. 8-10 March 7-9 May 2-4

Contact Mrs. Mary Bulgrin at with questions on retreats. Service and outreach important dates Service applications are due Friday, Oct. 4 . Canned food drive set to kick off Friday, Nov. 1 . A week of service at Glenmary Farm in Vanceburg, Ky., is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 29 , through Saturday, Oct. 5 . Applications are for juniors and seniors through Mr. Jason Horinger in the campus ministry office and will be available by Friday, Aug. 23. Other service and immersion trip opportunities for the 2013-14 school year include: Honduras immersion experience Jan. 15-22, 2014 Alternative spring break April 21-26 . Traveling to Chicago, Ill., Austin, Texas, Glenmary Farm and the Akron Urban Plunge. India immersion experience June 5-17 (dates are tentative). Applications were due Sept. 11. Project HOPE began its fifth year this month and is stronger than ever. The need for supplies is always growing. Specifically, we are in need of new socks, plastic grocery bags and lunch bags. A donation drop-off station will be set up outside the campus ministry office. Students interested in serving at the Good Samaritan hot meal at East Akron Community House Monday after school from 3 to 4 p.m. , please see Mr. Jason Horinger. Space in the school transportation is reserved for freshmen and sophomores. Any questions about the immersion program or service opportunities please contact Mr. Horinger at Parents Club News The Parents Club would like to keep all parents updated with their activities throughout the school year. Listed below is important information for this month. Thank you to everyone that participated in the tailgate. Special thanks to Lisa Dunn for chairing the event. She did an excellent job. Cookie dough sale: Please pick up your cookie dough order form on Meet the Teachers night outside the central office. This is our only fundraiser for the year. You can purchase raffle tickets for the Chevy Cruze and the proceeds can go to the Parents Club. The Facebook page is up and running. Please friend us at Hoban Parents Club. Volunteers needed. Thank you to everyone who handed in their volunteer form. For those who have not, it's not too late. You can still turn it and get involved. Next meeting is Sept. 26 in the Holy Cross room at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Click HERE to view the parents club page on the Hoban website. Parent-school communication

Hoban believes it is important for parents to stay informed of all activities going on throughout the year. There are a few different ways for parents to be sure they are getting all the information needed. To get information through Power School emailed automatically to you, including the school bulletin, please follow these directions: 1. Access the Hoban website, 2. On the home page, click on Quicklinks, and choose PowerSchool Access from the drop-down menu. 3. Enter your username and password as provided to you. 4. Click on Email Notification icon if you wish to have information from PowerSchool sent to your email on a daily, weekly or other periodic basis. 5. Click on the School Bulletin to read daily announcements and other important information. You can choose to have this emailed to you also. To read the Daily Announcements: 1. Go to and click on Quicklinks. 2. Click Daily Announcements from the drop-down menu. To view the online calendar: 1. Go to and click on the calendar icon at the top of the home page. 2. Or go to and click on View All Events for a list of upcoming events. Be sure to read the Knight News that is sent at the middle of each month to keep informed of upcoming and past news and events. Hoban in the News Click on the links below to see stories and photos from the Akron Beacon Journal and The Cleveland Plain Dealer. 2013 Football Preview Senior Ben Easton nets hat trick to lead Hoban past Lake 4-0 Senior Katie Frego wins third consecutive cross country title Football vs. Kent Football Superfan Photo Girls soccer Mansfield TV news video

2013 Ric Sayre 5K Run/Walk results posted The second annual Ric Sayre 5k Run/Walk was held at Hoban on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. For a list of the 2013 finishers, click HERE. Click HERE to link to the Facebook page "In Memory of Ric Sayre." For an aerial view of the course, click HERE.

Thanks to everyone who sponsored, volunteered, supported or participated in this year's race. The overall top male winner was Ryan Spear with a time of 17:52, and the top female was Kirsten Stepanek with a time of 22:29.

Boosters Club Update The Boosters Club helps support a variety of cocurricular activities at Hoban, as well as improvements to the school complex. Recently, the group provided financial support to build the new ticket booth at the Edge lot at Dowed Field. Support was also given to buy hats for the boys baseball team. Funds are raised through activities like the 300 Club, which offers the opportunity for participants to win monthly cash prizes. Congratulations to the following people who each won $100 for the August and September drawings: Dave Logsdon, Kathy Wartko-Krummel, Larry Steidl, Rob and JoAnn Felden, Roger Savako, Gregory Droba, Patricia Hogue, Joe Kendall and Cynthia Didado. If you would like more information about the 300 Club, buy tickets for the 2013 Hoban car raffle, or learn more about the boosters club, go to The boosters meet the second Tuesday of each month in the Holy Cross Room at 7 p.m . All parents, alumni and friends of Hoban are always welcome.

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Knight news september 13  
Knight news september 13