Peebles High School
February/March Building Report
• Due to several school cancellations and 90 minute delays, we have been working
hard to keep pace with curriculum maps and teaching. As you know, the 10th and
any 11th or 12th grade students who have not passed all parts of the exams, took
the Ohio Graduation Test last week. Over the past two weeks, we have provided
tutoring after school and in class preparation for the OGT. We also implemented
Study Island for those classes that had students needing intervention. Our 7th and
8th graders will start tutoring after school on the 9th of April. Students have a copy
of the tutoring schedule. The Ohio Achievement tests will start April 30th for all
7th and 8th graders.
• Our junior high staff continues to work on OISM. We have successfully identified
those students in 7th and 8th grade that are at-risk in reading and behavior.
Intervention teachers are implementing reading interventions daily with those
• We have also updated the school calendar for the 2006-07 school year. Our 3rd
nine weeks will end March 23 with report cards going out March 30th. Calamity
make up days will be Thursday, April 5th, Monday April 9th, and May 29th. The
last day for seniors is scheduled for Wednesday, May 23rd.
• The county science fair was held at West Union Elementary on February 22nd.
The following students received a superior which entitles them to attend the
District Science Fair at Shawnee State University: Austin Baker, Kelsey
Bengston, and Steve Shively. Megan Thomas, Austin Baker and Steve Shiveley
won 1st in their class. I would like to thank Harry Smittle and West Union
Elementary for their hard work and for hosting the science fair.
• We had a very successful winter sports season. We were sectional runner-ups in
both boys and girls basketball. Our 8th grade boy’s team went undefeated and won
the SHL tourney at Manchester High School on February 17. We are very proud
of our coaches and players. Our winter sports banquet will be held April 2nd at
6:00pm. Please come and support the teams.
• On March 5th the Adams County Ohio Valley Schools held its Annual Spelling
Bee at West Union. Peebles High School 8th grader Andrew Waters won 1st place.
Congratulations Andrew! Thanks to West Union High School and Linda Stepp for
all their hard work in preparing the spelling bee.
• Peebles High School hosted the 2006-07 Academic Match on March 8th. West
Union defeated Manchester and Peebles to claim the county championship.
Congrats to all the teams that participated and represented their school.
• On March 16th the National Honor Society held its 3rd Annual Talent Show. They
raised over $1000 for the St. Judes and Shriner’s Hospital. 1st Place was Jorge
Ramirez, 2nd Sara Sexton and 3rd Cody Green & William Kreal. We appreciate
their efforts and hard work for such a worthy cause.
• Our final Parent Teacher Conference will be held April 3rd. It will start at 3:30 and
end at 6:00pm. Any parent that can not attend is encouraged to call the school and
set up an appointment. Also, copies of student progress book passwords and
usernames can be picked up in Mr. Meredith’s office during the conference. Any
parent that wishes to have a copy mailed should send a self-addressed envelope to
Peebles High School. It will be mailed to the guardian/parent.
• School will not be in session April 6th. Due to make-up days, this will be the only
day out for Spring Break.
• We will be taking spring student pictures on March 21st starting at 8:00am.
Packets have already been sent home with your child.
• West Union High School will be hosting the Adams County Arts Festival on
March 28th. The visual arts portion will be on display from 6:00-7:00 p.m. The
language arts, band and choir portion will begin at 7:00 p.m. All are invited to
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the administration at Peebles High
Eric D. Meredith – Principal
Dave Angles – Assistant Principal