January 2009 A Publication of Hopewell-Loudon Schools Volume 5 Issue 3
“An Excellent School Striving To Become Better”
From the Desk of Geoff Palmer, Superintendent
“Old Man Winter” certainly has a strong grip on us this year!
With all of the ice and blowing and drifting snow the new Leader Alert system has been used quite a bit. Hopefully you have found it
helpful. I also want to apologize for multiple phone calls that went out a short while back. The company had technical difficulties which resulted in not only
a long delay of the calls, but also multiple phone calls to each parent as well as a “mixing” of the calls for a delay and those for the cancellation. The
company has corrected this problem and provided me with a 24 hour technical support number to contact, should the need arise. Other items to remember
when receiving Leader Alert calls: Please say “hello” when answering a Leader Alert call, as this activates the message; and acknowledge the call by
pressing “1” at the end of the call. By doing these things you will prevent repeated calls with the same message.
On another note, I would like to let you know about a very important meeting coming up:
State of the Schools/Facility Discussion
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium
During this meeting an update on district academics and finances will be followed by discussion of our school facilities and needs for the future. Members
of our community will have an opportunity to have questions answered and then will be asked to provide input into the facility needs our district faces.
Child care services will be provided during the meeting to allow parents the opportunity to participate. Please try to attend this very important meeting!
Hopewell-Loudon Local Schools Board of Education Administration
P.O. Box 400, Bascom, Ohio 44809 Greg Siebenaller, President, Voc. Bd. Member Geoff Palmer, Superintendent
Admin. and High School 419-937-2216 Linda Depinet, Vice President Veronica Reinhart, Treasurer
Elementary School 419-937-2804 Steven Dandurand Bill Dobbins, HS/MS Principal
www.hlschool.org Douglas Ranker Scott Hall, Elementary Principal
Sandy Reinhart, Legislative Liaison Suzanne Frank, K-12 Asst. Principal
Hopewell-Loudon Local Schools
P.O. Box 400 CURRENT RESIDENT OR: Nonprofit Organization
Bascom, Ohio 44809 U.S. POSTAGE PAID
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Open Enrollment Change! Superintendent Advisory Committee
The application period for open enrollment to Hopewell-Loudon for We are looking for community members interested in serving on a
the 2009-2010 school year has been changed. Persons wishing to Superintendent Advisory Committee.
enroll their children in the Hopewell-Loudon Local School District
through the open enrollment option may pick up applications in the Our mission is to involve members of the community in the education of
Board Office beginning February 23, 2009. our students. Our members shall be concerned, committed, caring people
who are dedicated to furthering involvement and fostering communica-
Completed applications will be accepted between the hours of tion between the school, parents, and the community.
7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. beginning Monday, March 2, 2009 and
must be returned directly to the Board office. The deadline is If interested, please contact Geoff Palmer, Superintendent, by email at
March 31, 2009. firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone, 419-937-2216.
District Calendar Parent Survey
PARENTS! We are interested in your opinion regarding our district calendar. Please take a few moments to complete a brief
survey online at:
Your input is important to us as we make decisions regarding the 2009-2010 district calendar.
The deadline for completion is Friday, February 6, 2009. Thank you!
From The Desk of Veronica Reinhart, Treasurer
HOW DO WE COMPARE?
The Ohio Department of Education has a wealth of information on it available to anyone interested. A very interesting report available to us is something
titled ‘previously known as the Cupp Report’. It gives data on all public schools in Ohio. If you are interested in looking at this yourself, the easiest way to
access it is to go to www.ode.state.oh.us and type in ‘Cupp Report’ in the search engine on that page. Currently, the data available is from school year 2006-
2007. One of the more interesting pieces of data that we found in this report is the amount we spend per pupil to educate our students. According to this
report, we spent $7,127.82 per student. This is the 11th LOWEST spending per pupil in the state of Ohio. The lowest was $6,876.16, and the highest was
$18,760.83. There are over 600 school districts in Ohio. Couple this amount with the fact that our district residents pay less in taxes than most of the area
taxpayers, it appears that getting an education at Hopewell-Loudon is a pretty good bargain for the money!
The Hopewell-Loudon Hall of Fame recognizes those persons whom have made a significant contribution to
Hopewell-Loudon School. You are invited to nominate such persons by completing a nomination form which is
available on the school’s website at www.hlschool.org, or in the Board Office. Please submit completed forms to the Board
Office no later than March 31, 2009. Nominations may be made by any H-L graduate, or any resident of the Hopewell-Loudon
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Bill Dobbins, High School/Junior High School Principal
The end of the first semester concluded with exams being taken on January 9 & 12, 2009. Despite the weather issues, the students and staff did
a fantastic job of completing exams. As we begin the second semester, several activities to conclude this year and look ahead to next year will
Mrs. Herr will be meeting with senior class members to verify all credits and fees are up to date so we have no surprises prior to graduation. Cap & gown orders should
be complete and will be given to seniors before graduation. Graduation ceremonies will commence on Sunday May 24, 2009 at 4:00 pm in the gymnasium.
The 2009-10 Program of Studies will soon be distributed to our students to begin the scheduling of classes for next year. As your son or daughter brings the program of
studies home, take a few moments to discuss their class choices with them. If any student or parent has any questions concerning class choices, please do not hesitate
to contact the high school office and speak to our guidance counselor Mrs. Herr or me and we will be happy to help.
On February 23, 2009, we will be holding the annual Post-Secondary Options Parent meeting in the library at 6:30 pm. We invite all parents and students who are
considering Post-Secondary classes as an option to attend this meeting. If any student or parents are interested in PSEO classes you must attend this meeting. It is
mandatory that a parent and student attend prior to March 1 to participate in PSEO classes in 2009-10.
Parent Advisory Committee
The Parent Advisory committee has continued to meet and discuss issues that help provide our students with the best educational options possible. Communication and
cooperation between our parents and the school has been the goal of our group. Any parent who would like to be a part of this committee are urged to contact the high
school office or e-mail me email@example.com to get further information.
School Web Site Information
For those families who have internet access, I encourage you to visit our school web site, http://www.hlschool.org for up to date school information. What you will find
will include: daily announcements, activity calendar, student of the month photos, scholarship information, delay and cancellation notices, staff e-mail, and Progress
Book access. Mrs. Kelbley and her Web Page Design class maintain our web site and keep our information very current for the community to view.
HS/JR HIGH ARRIVAL TIME AND BREAKFAST HS/JR HIGH ABSENCES
The arrival time for students is 7:45 am, unless they are having breakfast in If your son or daughter is absent from school please use the following procedure
our cafeteria. Students who wish to participate in breakfast may enter the to notify the school. On the day of the absence, please call the office to report
building at 7:40 and report to the cafeteria. Breakfast will be served until the absence. The number to call is 419-937-2216. When your son or daughter
7:55 am. Students who must arrive prior to 7:45 must also report to the returns to school, please provide a written excuse for them to give to our
cafeteria. If parents drop off their son or daughter at school, please drop secretary. This will help to ensure proper reporting of excused absences for
them off in the designated areas in front of the building. Our buses are the student.
entering the parking lot and we want to avoid any accidents that may occur.
Hopewell-Loudon High/Jr High Holiday Projects
Chieftain Leadership Club conducted a canned food drive during the week of Nov 17-24 and donated the
food items to the Tiffin Salvation Army Food Bank. The items were used for Christmas baskets for
families in need.
FCCLA created holiday packages for former students currently serving in the military who are away
from home over the holidays. Food, puzzle books, DVD’s, CD’s, and ornaments were included in the
Members of FCCLA, Chieftain Leadership Club and Student Council, visited St. Catherine’s Nursing
home on December 23rd to meet with residents and sing Christmas Carols.
Finally, our staff collects $1.00 donations each Friday for our dress down day. Half of the money collected
is being used to adopt a local family in need over the holidays. The remaining money will be donated to
Seneca County CASA before the end of the school year.
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News From the Foreign Language Department
On Saturday, November 8, twenty-eight French and Spanish students accompanied Mrs. Platt and
Miss Coleman to the Columbus International Festival at Veterans’ Memorial in Columbus. Stu-
dents got a taste of other cultures by sampling foods and buying native handicrafts. They heard
music from around the world and saw people dressed in their countries’ traditional clothing.
Many students also had their names written in Japanese and found that their names were much
shorter in Japanese than in English. The students that attended were: Alyssa Cleveland, Matt
Painter, Megen Snyder, Erica Adkins, Kyle Foos, Annie Fruth, Lauren Hartsel, Julia Jordan,
Samantha Kirkendall, KoAnn Loy, Ashley Mock, Logan Wolph, Emily Arbogast, Darren Loredo,
Jennifer Molotla, Cassie Reinhart, Paige Reinhart-Anez, Sabrina Stamm, Brandon Wise, Aubrey
Affholder, Gabrielle Brandt, Katie Brickner, Jenna Gosche, Erin Reinhart-Anez, Marissa Reinhart,
Alayna Rowell, Samantha Taylor, and Olivia Wolph.
The Ohio State Park Resorts & Conference Centers congratulates students and their
families for all their hard work during the school year. For every “A” a student re-
ceives on his or her report card, The Ohio State Park Resorts and Conference Centers
will discount $10 off our published room rate!
Burr Oak Punderson Manor Maumee Bay Shawnee
Hueston Woods Salt Fork Mohican
Call 1-800-ATAPARK for reservations or for more detailed information visit their
website at www.atapark.com.
TWO-HOUR DELAY Three-Hour Delay Procedure
School for students in grades K-12 will Beginning last school year, another option became available to the adminis-
be delayed 2 hours for teacher inservice tration when faced with calamity day decisions.
meetings on the following days:
In the event the district has used all five of the state-allowed calamity days, a
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009 three-hour delay can be implemented. School would start at 11:00 a.m., and
be extended to 4:00 p.m.; thus fulfilling the state requirement of a full school
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 day.
Blood Drive HS/JR High Upcoming Events
January 28 State of the School Meeting
February 4 Two-Hour Delay/Staff In-Service
Hopewell-Loudon Student Council will be sponsoring a blood drive on Thurs- February 9 Music Booster Meeting
day, February 26, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Pre-registration from the February 11 Board of Education Meeting
community is requested. Please contact Mrs. Jackie Parkins at 419-937-2216, February 16 President’s Day/No School
ext. 218, or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org. February 18 Athletic Booster Meeting
February 23 PSEO Parent Informational Meeting
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From the Desk of Scott Hall, Elementary Principal
I would like to take this opportunity to talk about our Local School Report Card that is provided each year from the State of Ohio. This year’s
report card for the District has 30 indicators on it, 12 of which are generated through the elementary school. Two indicators are from the third
grade achievement tests; three from the fourth grade achievement tests; four from the fifth grade achievement tests; two from the sixth grade
achievement tests and one is generated by attendance. Hopewell-Loudon Elementary achieved ten out of its 12 indicators on the 2007-2008
school year report card and achieved a rating of Effective. You may visit www.ode.state.oh.us/reportcard to see our report card in its entirety.
While we all have a variety of views and opinions about testing our children, the fact remains that we are required to test them and to report the results of those tests. The
staff at Hopewell-Loudon Elementary is committed to providing your student with the greatest opportunity to do their best on these state mandated tests. Within the next
couple of weeks paperwork will be sent home explaining our Ohio Achievement Test Preparation Sessions that are scheduled to begin on February 3rd and continue
through April 16th. The sessions will focus on reading and math. If your son or daughter has been identified by their classroom teacher as a student who could benefit
from some additional support, we hope you are willing to make the commitment just as our teachers have. I am confident that by working together as a team we can help
all students to be successful and achieve all 12 indicators for the 2008-2009. Should you have questions regarding this information or any other concerns please, do not
hesitate to contact me at 419-937-2804.
The Elementary students and staff would like to take this opportunity to thank the PTO for its continued support throughout the year. Their latest event, The Santa Shop,
was a wonderful experience for the students who were able to purchase Christmas gifts for family members. Thank you to everyone who helped!
Please mark your calendars for Saturday, March 7, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. It is the return of Bakery Bingo to Hopewell-Loudon Elementary School. This event is
being sponsored by the PTO with all funds going to support the sixth grade nature camp.
Students of the Month
Congratulations to the Elementary Students of the Month for October and November!
Kg - Brenden Schroeder, Taylor Joseph, Aidan Sears Kg - Peyton Burns, Katelyn Coss, Kayla Fruth
Grade 1 - Kasey Livesay, Evelyn Robinson, Lennah Fox Grade 1 - Nathan Cook, Cody Rainey, Dominic Kear
Grade 2 - Raihven Sanchez, Jarrod Kirian, Lauren Harden Grade 2 - Bailey Breidenbach, Bailee Coss, Caden Hoover
Grade 3 - Marcus White, Adam Creeger, Parker Grine Grade 3 - Courtney Hoffman, Bryndon Young, Alec Bower
Grade 4 - Kasper Klotz, Lizzie Erlanger, Alyssa Naus Grade 4 - Justin Coleman, Grace Portentoso, Callie Gelinas
Grade 5 - Madison Cooper, Austin Hossler, Damion Vitt Grade 5 - Brandon Lane, Lileigh Heiser, Michael Preble
Grade 6 - Molly Maksemetz, Morgan Boes, Megan Brown Grade 6 - Ryan Lommerse, Meghan Benner, Andrea Cleveland
Each spring Hopewell-Loudon School in conjunction with the North Central Ohio Educational Service Center conducts a pre-kindergarten registration and
screening for children who will be five years old by August 1, 2009 therefore making them eligible to attend kindergarten. Beginning with the 1990-1991 school
year, kindergarten became a requirement for entering first grade. This law is contained in Senate Bill 140.
Participation in the screening clinic will be scheduled by calling the elementary office (419-937-2804) February 2 through February 18. When you call the
office to register you will be assigned a time to bring your child to the screening clinic which will be held May 7 and May 8.
At the screening clinic you will be required to bring the following:
*Certificate of Live Birth obtained from the health department (a Hospital Record of Birth is not acceptable),
*Custody Papers (if applicable),
*social security card
A child will not be scheduled into a kindergarten class unless all immunizations are up to date, a birth certificate and a social security number are on file.
Please note: There will be no school for kindergarten students on May 7 and May 8.
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Elementary Honor Roll - Second Nine Weeks
Alex Beleny, Meghan Benner, Megan Brown, Tyler Imes, Ryan Lommerse, Leah Reinhart, Chet Swartsmiller, Anson Tran
All A’s & B’s
Morgan Boes, Adam Bour, Trenton Burns, Andrea Cleveland, Jordan Donaldson, Jill Fox, Patric Gase, Bryce Gorrell, Grant Gosche, Mike Heimrich, Daniel
Hooven, Matt Huth, Brandon Kitchen, Tayler Kline, Jenson Nutter, Braden Park, Natalia Risner, Tyler Rohe, Waleed Salem, Shelbi Sauber, Brianna Schindler, Ross
Sears, Collin Shaver, Ryan Steinmetz, Hannah Williams, Alex Wood
Cody Brickner, Maria Faber, Lilieigh Heiser, Emily Maksemetz, , Sean Steele, Michelle Wilfong, Braxton Young
All A’s & B’s
Dylan Alvarado, Garrett Hedrick, Brandon Lane, Kensy Siegel, Aaron Sostaric, Logan Tyree, Damion Vitt, Erica Yerkes, Dillon Williams
Katie Arnold, Megan Dodge, Lizzie Erlanger, Alexis Feindel, Kevin Fruth, Gabrielle Gregg, Tristan Molotla, Alyssa Naus, Grace Portentoso, Kyle Reinbolt, Andrew
Scaife, Drew Swanagan
All A’s & B’s
Makenzie Bouillon, Justin Coleman, Charlie Dell, Nick Elsass, Callie Gelinas, Deaven Gosche, Brandon Harden, Marisa Heldman, Hudson Hill, David Irving,
Emma Kirby, Kasper Klotz, Drew Kurtz, Amanda Lane, Tea LeGrant, Viridian Molotla, Hannah Nagy, Tra Powell, Gage Sadler, Alanah Sauseda, Lauren Shaver,
Kayla Siebenaller, Raven Spencer, Bobbi Taylor
December Students of the Month
Kindergarten First Grade Second Grade
Carson Goble, Kaitlyn Flechtner, Reece Frisch Ethan Sendelbach, Stephanie Wilfong, Becky Greene
Brynn Carrel, Noah Miller Daniel Lommerse
Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Grade Sixth Grade
Lauren Reinhart, Meghan Sayre, Natalie Hunt
Alanah Sauseda, Alexis Feindel, Marisa Heldman Maria Faber, Sierra Beers, Braxton Young Kyle Herron, Anson Tran, Trenton Brady
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Elks Free Throw Competition
The Elks Free Throw District Competition was held at Columbian High School Gymnasium on Saturday, December 6, 2008.
Aleta Daniel won the Girls 12-13 year-old division.
Kyleigh Krupp won the Girls 8-9 year-old division.
Conner White was runner-up in the Boys 8-9 year-old division.
Aleta and Kyleigh competed in the Regional Elks Hoop Shoot Competition at Perrysburg on January 10.
Please Join Us at the PTO Bakery Bingo!
Bakery Bingo, sponsored by the Hopewell-Loudon PTO, will be held at the school on Saturday, March 7, 2009, from 6-8 p.m. Try your luck and win baked goods at
our bingo games. Other food will be available, as well as a raffle. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Outdoor Education Camp. Come and have some family
fun while supporting this worthwhile cause!
Market Day News
The Market Day February Sale will run from Jan. 28 - Feb. 19, 2009. We have the opportunity to win $250 in books from Barnes and Noble for the students. In order
to obtain the free books, we must meet a goal of $3000 in sales for February. Please help us reach our goal. The February order pick-up is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb.
Order forms are available in both the elementary and high school offices. If you have any questions, please contact Tammy Arbogast at 419-937-1689.
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From the Tech Desk
Steve Acton, Technology Coordinator
We’re already into the second semester and I’m excited for our Student Technology Team who will be showcasing the use of the
Linux Operating System in our district at the State Technology Conference. To be honest, if it were not for their interest, help, and
many hours of volunteering, I would’ve probably have given up on its use.
I have been trying to get a weather station here at Hopewell-Loudon Schools since I first arrived in 2004. It provides an exciting
hands-on lesson lab for the students that is very engaging, and at the same time helps to support the community. Thanks to the efforts
of students Cassandra Hohman, Marissa Reinhart and science teacher Mr. Adam Heckler’s salesmanship, Bascom Communications is sponsoring the project. We will
have the components to start installing and be online before spring. A special thanks to Mrs. Donna Siebenaller of Bascom Communications for her expertise in
showing us how to get this weather station information out to the community via channel 9 and 14 for Bascom Cable subscribers. Thank you Bascom Communications
for putting students first.
Speaking of putting students first, I would like to thank the community for putting students first by passing the renewal levy in November. As I apply for State and
Federal grants, I see how times are tough in our area yet you put the education of our youth first. As a token of my appreciation I would like to offer the community 2
free Wednesday night technology sessions in March. If you are interested please email me email@example.com or call 937-2216 ext 323 informing me your intent to
attend the 2 sessions described below.
Creating Windows Movie Maker Files: This session will cover some fundamental steps you should follow in order to create a windows moviemaker file and give you
some ideas on how to use the projects with different media such as DVD and digital picture frames. This session is free and will be Wednesday March 4, 7:00-8:00 pm
in room 104, Business Lab.
Converting Windows Movie Maker Projects for use with Media: This session we will do some conversion of your projects from the previous session in order to put
them onto DVD, flash drives or digital picture frames. This session is free and will be Wednesday March 11, 7:00-8:00 pm in room 104, Business Lab.
In closing, again I would like to thank the community for your support of our great school. Without you, our students and staff would not have the tools needed to
succeed at whatever endeavor they choose.
Free labor to build a storage shed! Once again the Junior Ag. Ed. Class is seeking anyone who needs a storage shed built. The students build the sheds in the school
shop. Past sizes have been 8x12 up to a 12x20. You supply the materials and they can build it. Deadline to sign up is Feb. 15. Please call the school at 937-2216 and use
ext. 333 for the Ag. Ed. Dept.
The following Ag. I students just completed the necessary requirements for their Greenhand FFA degree. They had to learn the FFA history, motto, creed, how to use
Parliamentary Procedure, and have started an SAE project. The new Greenhands are Stephen Benner, Austin Burns, Tayler Bustillos, Kyle Dewees, David Feindel,
Richard Fox, Matthew Frankforther, Caitlin Gaietto, Avery Gatchell, Adam Grine, Domonic Guzman, Derek Halcomb, Stephanie Harper, Austin Harrison, Matthew
Heater, John Keller, Troy Lucius, Damian Magers, Matthew Preble, Clinton Rumschlag, Erica Sanchez, Brandon Stahl, Eric Thorp, and Nathan Wilhelm.
High School/Junior High School Students of the Month
Congratulations to the following students who were nominate by staff and selected as the students of the month to represent the high school and junior high.
October November December
Samantha Taylor, Chance Brickner, Nick Rumschlag Sabrina Stamm, Colin Andrews, Aaron Arbogast Katie Britton, Heath Brickner, Andrew Brickner
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Sweet sounds of holiday music and the pleasant aromas of homemade treats and
hot chocolate floated out of the TAG classroom in the month of December.
Students in grades 3-6 finished their poetry study by writing and sharing their
own poems in the TAG classroom’s “Poetry Café”. The students had been working
diligently on finding meaning in famous poetry. Discussions were held to discover
the authors’ purpose and intended responses to these well know examples of
poetry. Thank you very much to all of the parents that donated tablecloths, card
tables, café mugs, hot chocolate and homemade treats! The students felt very
grown-up sitting at the fancy tables sipping from their café mugs as they listened
to their peers share poems that they wrote. What a fun learning experience!
Healthy Hints for January - Fun In Ohio
Ohio can be an interesting place in January. Will there be several inches of snow? Will there be ice? Will it be a bone chilling rain? The weather here is uncertain
making it a challenge to get the exercise needed to maintain healthy bodies and minds during the cold winter month of January.
Here are some suggestions for maintaining a level of fitness and mental health:
1) Take a walk in the sun. It may mean a few additional layers of clothing, but it can be fun to be outside and maybe even toss a few snowballs.
2) Go bowling. It can provide much needed activity when being outside is not possible
3) Check into the Wii Fit and other sport related games if your family is fortunate enough to own a Wii
4) Take a trip to the ski resort and try skiing or tubing or tobogganing
5) Try ice skating as a family or with friends
6) Try some of the fitness activities available through the local YMCA’s
7) Enjoy the activities sponsored by the Tiffin City Parks and Seneca Co. Parks.
When you return, try this recipe for Hot Chocolate from Ellie Krieger as printed on the Foodnetwork.com:
1 cup lowfat milk
1 cinnamon stick
2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoons water
¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Dark chocolate, as a garnish.
Heat the milk and the cinnamon stick until just simmering. In a mug, combine the cocoa powder, sugar and water and stir to make a paste. Remove the cinnamon
stick from the milk. Pour the milk into the mug and stir to mix well. Add the vanilla extract and stir. Grate a little dark chocolate on top for garnish.
Submitted by Patti Carlisle, R.N. CFHS program, Seneca Co. General Health District, 71 S. Washington St. Suite 1102, Tiffin, OH 44883, Phone: 419-447-3691. e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org GMIS #74-10011MC08
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Toledo Mud Hens Ticket Vouchers
With the help of the World Famous Toledo Mud Hens, our Sixth Grade Outdoor School has been given a unique fundraising opportunity. With past fundraising efforts
the cost for the Outdoor School has been significantly reduced. With your help, this fundraiser can once again make it possible to keep the cost of camp low.
Hopewell-Loudon students will be selling ticket vouchers to Toledo Mud Hens home games for the 2009 baseball season. For every voucher sold, the school will
receive a $3.00 profit that will go directly into the Outdoor School account for next year. These vouchers can be used for any home game during the 2009 season except
for opening day. This means you don’t have to buy tickets for a specific game, you may choose later which game/games you would like to attend.
Our goal is to sell 300 vouchers. If our elementary reaches this goal, our high school baseball team will be given the opportunity to play a night game at Fifth Third
Field, home of the Mud Hens!
This is a great opportunity to take the family to a game while helping the Hopewell-Loudon Outdoor School, as well as giving our high school baseball team an
opportunity of a lifetime.
News From the H-L Athletic Boosters
Good Luck to all our Winter Sport Student Athletes!
Our Casino Night fundraiser in November was a success with a good turn out. I would like to thank the community for supporting and attending this event. A good time
was had by all. I would also like to thank all of the coaches and parents who donated their time working at the event and selling tickets for the raffle. Special thanks go
to Deb deVlugt for organizing the food and drinks, Adam Smith and Brian Colatruglio for running the poker tournament, and Brad Britton for organizing the coaches.
Also thank you to anybody who I might have left out.
Every year a portion of our donations are spent on new athletic uniforms. We hold a special fundraiser for this called February Frenzy. Tickets are $10 each and you have
24 chances to win. For more information or to buy tickets you may contact Athletic Director Brad Britton at Hopewell-Loudon School or attend a varsity home
basketball game during the month of January. Please support this worthwhile fundraiser and keep our student athletes looking good with new uniforms.
The money we make is always being put to good use. Recently we have put in an order for new portable bleachers to be used mainly at the new softball field. The
bleachers should be in place in time for the first softball game.
Athletic Boosters normally meet the third Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Please attend if you can, we will be gearing up for our $10,000 Reverse Raffle in the
spring and we need ideas and volunteers. Remember, the world is run by those who show up.
H-L Athletic Booster Officers: Dan Brickner, President; Ron White, Vice-President; Julie Adkins, Secretary; Craig Lang, Treasurer
Notes From the Music Department
District II Honor Festivals
Congratulations to the following students who were chosen to participate in the O.M.E.A. District II High School Honor festival on January 24 at Port Clinton High
Band - Natalie Brandt (Trumpet) & Ashley Mock (Trombone)
Choir - Kaitlyn Dewald & Marie Portentoso (Sopranos); Adrienne Hohman, Alex Hossler, Jessica Lynch & Samantha Ritter (Altos);Cody Burns, Drew Ardner &
Brandon Wise (Tenors); A. J. Depinet & Ryan Tran (Basses).
Congratulations to the following students who were chosen to participate in the O.M.E.A. District II Junior High School Honor festival on February 28 at Tiffin Middle
Band - David Beleny (Trumpet), Gabi Brandt (Flute) & Jordan Frankforther (Tenor Saxophone)
Choir - Marissa Reinhart (Soprano); C. J. Hohman & Lauren Trumpler (Altos);Dakota Vance & Dillion Risner (Tenors); Ryan Depinet & Benjamin Bodart (Basses).
Music Booster Meetings
The Music Boosters hold meetings on the 2nd Monday of each month, pending conflicts. These meetings are held in the Choir Room at 7:00 pm. If you are a parent of
a 5th-12th grade student, you are invited to attend these meetings. Your support and ideas are greatly needed. The remaining meetings are scheduled for Feb. 9, March
9, and April 13.
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READ ALL ABOUT IT!
Second quarter was very busy in the library. Students were active with homework, research and reading. Christmas stories
were enjoyed by the elementary students. Teachers used the library to allow students to research within their class time. A
total of 1384 books were checked out from the HL library during the month of December!
The elementary side of the library hosted the PTO Book Fair, PTO Santa Shop, Christmas staff luncheon and a visit from Santa. Special thanks to Herm
Valentine who managed to talk Santa into visiting our Hopewell-Loudon students, despite his busy schedule!
Miss Coleman’s Spanish III class has piñatas displayed in the library. Students have done a wonderful job and were very creative. Feel free to visit the
library and view these creations!!
The library received many donations throughout the last quarter. We are greatly appreciative of this generosity. If you would like to donate toward a book
for the library please contact the school.
Donated by: In Memory Of/In Honor Of Book Title:
Joyce Mosier Blue’s Clues Discovery Set
Aaron Brickner Robin Brickner 100 Things You Should Know About Pirates, 100 Things You Should Know About
Insects and Spiders, Know It All, Know Everything
Gloria & Phil Warrington Gingerbread Friends
Sue and Rob Bodart Veterans Duty by Bob Green
Hopewell Farm Women’s Club Donna Haugh Diamond in the Shadow
Stephanie Wise Gloria Warrington Hedgie Blasts Off
Travis & Tyler Wise Trenton Haack Willow
Gloria & Phil Warringotn Trenton Haack Mole Music
Will & Diane Johnson Trenton Haack Ballerina Princesses/Just Say, Please
Sue and Rob Bodart Jim Beisner The Patch
Sue and Rob Bodart Mrs. Larry Semer I Spy a School Bus
Gloria & Phil Warrington Jim Beisner Adventures of Curious George I Spy Fantasy
Scott & Stephanie Wise Jim Beisner Clifford the Big Red Dog/ Clifford Celebrates the Year
Will & Diane Johnson Jim Beisner There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Fly Guy/Something About Hensley’s
Will & Diane Johnson Becky Semer Tales of Beedle the Bard
Ethan Day Wicked Lovely / Ink Exchange
Dave & Linda Creeger Jim Beisner Right Dog for the Job, Bumpy and Boo Visit’s the Eye Doctor
Beucler Family Trenton Haack Olivia…and the Missing Toy
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