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By Steve Poe, Superintendent
Mrs. Debbie Bianchi will retire at the end of this school year after spending the last thirty-four years as an elementary teacher. Over those years she has taught a combined first and second grade class, a combined second and third grade class, first grade through sixth grade math, fourth grade and currently third grade. Mrs. Bianchi is beyond being an accomplished teacher. She has devoted her adult life to helping children develop into thoughtful, intelligent, positive human beings and citizens. Congratulations on a fantastic career Debbie. You made a difference!
Spring is upon us and our students are anxious to walk or ride their bikes to school again. Please drive slowly and follow our drop-off/pick-up procedures to ensure the safety of our children. We would like parents to please drop-off/pick-up along Catawba Ave. instead of occupying a parking space in the school parking lot. Parking is limited and we would like to reserve spaces for patrons of our library.
On April 15th, our two seniors, Kate Byrnes and Jacob King, embarked on a class trip of a lifetime. With chaperone Patrick Green as their travel guide, they spent a week touring the San Francisco area, including but not limited to Alcatraz Island, Monterey Bay Aquarium and Muir Woods. They will be talking about this trip for a long time!
Our staff and teachers have done a remarkable job this past year. We will be showing our appreciation to them with delicious treats the week of May 3rd – 7th. When you have a chance, thank our teachers and staff for a job well done!
This year’s high school prom was held at “The Crew’s Nest” on Saturday, April 30th. Everyone dressed appropriately for the Las Vegas theme as they danced the night away.
The Spring Concert / Art Show is scheduled for Wednesday, May 18th. Student artwork will be displayed in the multi-purpose room at 6:30 p.m. and a concert will follow at 7 p.m. Come see the amazing work our students have prepared for you!
This year we will have our Awards Day in the gymnasium on Thursday, May 19th. Parents and guests are advised to arrive on time so we can stay on schedule.
Kindergarten / Grade 1 — 9:40 a.m.
Grades 2 and 3 — 10:25 a.m.
Grades 4 through 6 — 11:10 a.m.
Grades 7 through 12 — 2:10 p.m.
In 2020, Jacob King stepped outside the walls of Put-in-Bay School and voyaged across Lake Erie to capitalize on the vocational opportunities offered at Vanguard Career and Technical Center. The past two years Jacob has continued to develop his interests in the Computer Aided Design (CAD) and the Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) courses embedded in his Engineering Technologies Program (ETR). Jacob excelled in the laser, 2D and CAD topics, as well as solid modeling. In addition, Jacob earned his National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) certification and also passed all of his WebXams. Following graduation, Jacob plans to attend Terra State Community College and further his studies in CAD. Vanguard will hold their senior recognition program on May 10th. Jacob is the grandson of Pat and Theresa Finney. Congratulations on a job well done, Jacob.
Our last day of school is Thursday, May 26th, with students being dismissed at noon. Graduation will take place the following day, Friday May 27th, at 6:30 p.m. at the Perry Monument.
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