Friday, October 19, 2018

Good morning. Today is Friday, October 19, 2018.

More congratulations to the Varsity Volleyball team who are now 2018 Sectional Final Champions. The Lady Dawgs continued their tournament drive with a win over Continental last night 25-16, 25-12, 25-19
Stat leaders were Amy Vorst with 2 aces and 8 digs, Peyton Brubaker with 2 blocks, Haley Radabaugh with 13 kills and Rylee Sybert with 23 assists. Nice job seniors!
The team faces LCC on Monday night at Ottawa-Glandorf High School, in a rematch of last year’s district semi-finals. Game starts at approximately 7:30PM, a half an hour after the 6:00 match between Leipsic and Miller City. Enjoy your day off on Monday, but make sure to come support the Team that night. Go Lady Dawgs!

Attention juniors: Ideas for prom themes need to be submitted to Mrs. Hermiller by Wednesday, October 24.

Due to the habitudes meeting on Wednesday, October 24, book club will now meet on Thursday, October 25 at 7:20 am to discuss chapters 1 - 25 of the book "Us Against You".

Congrats to the junior high football team finishing their season last night with a win over Bluffton Winning the Northwest Conference and finishing the season undefeated.

The 8th episode of the Bulldog Newscast is now available for viewing.

The Columbus Grove High School Leo Club is again organizing a leaf raking service project FREE of charge to help our senior citizens as well as those who need assistance raking leaves. Leaves will be raked on Sunday, November 11th. If interested, contact the school office at 659-2156 or email Mrs. Birnesser and provide your name, address, and phone number. Please contact by Friday, November 9th.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Good morning. Today is Thursday, October 18, 2018.

Attention Juniors: Ideas for prom themes need to be submitted to Mrs. Hermiller by Wednesday, October 24.

Teachers, please read off the names of students in your first period class who have been nominated for the Habitudes program this year. These names can be found in your email from Mr. Schafer. Students who have been nominated for Habitudes need to go to the commons during activity period for a brief meeting this morning.

Several athletic booster packets still need turned in. Please turn these in to Coach Martz ASAP if you received one from a coach or if your name is....
Derek Birkemeier
Kara Schmidt
Makhayla Martin
Kaylee Stauffer
Morgan Halker
Camryn Escamilla
Caleb Stechschulte
Mackenzie Langhals
Cheyanne Mershman
Kenzie King
Zeke Halker
Alex Schneider
Dylan Mason
Grayson Flores
Braydon Bellman
Addie Bonnell
Trey Sautter
Easton Osting
Maddie Maag

Seniors attending MakerFest tomorrow should go to first period for attendance and then meet in the Commons. Please wear your Columbus Grove spirit wear to represent our school!

Congratulations to the following students and teacher who were chosen for the 1st quarter Bulldogs LEAD Leadership Awards. These students and teacher were chosen because they demonstrated outstanding leadership skills this quarter.
Teacher - Mrs. Fruchey
Elementary Student - Annabelle Horstman
Middle School Student - Karsyn Garmatter
High School Student - Rylee Sybert
Please come down to the office after announcements to have your picture taken and pick up your award.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Good morning. Today is Wednesday, October 17, 2018.

The Varsity Volleyball team started their tournament run with a convincing win over the Pirates of Bluffton 25-21, 25-8, 25-6. Cassie Heilman led the team in blocking with 4. She added 3 kills a dig and 7 points on serve. Lauren Benroth served 13 straight points in the third set and led the team with 8 assists. Amy Vorst led the team in digs and tied with Peyton Brubaker for the ace lead with 2 each. Rylee Sybert was the kill leader with 6 and added 3 assists, 5 digs and 3 blocks.

Thanks to their great record this year, the Lady Dawgs get to host the sectional finals tomorrow. The opening match will feature LCC vs Kalida. We play Continental in the later game. First match starts at 6 PM in the high school gym. Come out and watch some tournament volleyball and cheer for Grove. Go Lady Dawgs!

Quiz team practice this week will be tonight @ 5:30. Anyone grades 9-12 is invited to join. Mark your calendars and join us for the first practice.

Congratulations to the varsity girls’ soccer team who won their game against Ft. Jennings last night. They play again this Saturday at 2:00 vs the Kalida Wildcats. Thank you to the students and fans who came out to support them last night!

There will be a LEO Club meeting this morning in the commons during activity period.

On Thursday, October 18 the Guidance department would like to invite everyone to wear your favorite college t-shirt or sweatshirt. This quarter has focused on Leadership and "Leading by Example." Greet your teachers today with a handshake, make eye contact and demonstrate your leadership skills. Winners of the Bulldog of the Quarter will be announced Thursday morning during announcements.

A representative will be here today in the cafeteria during lunch to talk to any student interested in law-enforcement. He will explain the Explorers Program that is available to high school students. This program is available to students so they can learn more about different careers in law-enforcement.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Good morning. Today is Tuesday, October 16, 2018.

There will be a Prom Committee meeting in Mrs. Hermiller's room during Activity Period today. This meeting is for all junior class officers and junior class student council members.

Quiz team practice this week will be Wednesday, Oct. 17 @ 5:30. Anyone grades 9-12 is invited to join. Mark your calendars and join us for the first practice.

Attention HS Chorus members:
Anyone who was volunteering to help junior high with the Hallelujah Chorus we rehearse today during Activity Period. Please come down as quickly as possible after the bell.

On Thursday, October 18 the Guidance department would like to invite everyone to wear your favorite college t-shirt or sweatshirt. This quarter has focused on Leadership and "Leading by Example." Greet your teachers today with a handshake, make eye contact and demonstrate your leadership skills. Winners of the Bulldog of the Quarter will be announced Thursday morning during announcements.

There will be an FCA "huddle" tomorrow morning at 7:15 AM in Mr.Schafer's room. Donuts, chocolate milk, and juice will be provided.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Good morning. Today is Monday, October 15, 2018.

The Girls Cross Country team won the N.W.C. Championship by defeating Lincolnview 36-44.
Alyssa Ellerbrock was the N.W.C individual champion for the 2nd year in a row and was named the N.W.C. runner of the year.
Erin Downing was 1st team N.W.C. with her 4th place finish.
Leanndra Price finished 6th
Morgan Deffenbaugh was 14th
Zoe Stechschulte, 16th, improved her PR by 15 seconds to finish in 22:13
Also running PRs were Hannah Schroeder 23:47 a 15 second improvement and Stephanie Messer 28:17 an improvement of 1 minute.

The boys' cross country team won the Northwest Conference championship on Saturday by the narrowest of margins. The Dogs edged out Lincolnview by a score of 30-33.
Leading the way was Johnny Schmiedebusch, who finished 2nd in the race in 16:59. Caleb Stechschulte was also first-team all NWC with a 5th place finish in 17:17
Jordan Bellman(7th) and Breece Pingle(9th) broke up the Lincolnview pack with solid efforts.
The difference maker in the meet was freshman Carson Closson who gained three places in the last mile of the race to finish 10th in 17:53 to seal the victory.
Tanner Smith, Derek Birkemeier, Caleb Morman, and Tayden Pingle all finished in the top 25 of the 87 runner race.
It was an outstanding day for the Bulldogs as every runner did his part to help bring home the hardware. Great effort men, and congratulations to the girls' team on their NWC championship.

The teams begin the postseason this Saturday at Ottawa's Memorial Park where they will run the District race at 2:00PM and 2:45 PM.

All volleyball teams were in action this weekend. The 8th grade team took to take a set off of Lincolnview in their tournament semi finals, but lost in three. All other teams lost in straight sets.
Seventh grade fell to Allen East in their tournament semi finals.
The Reserve team lost to OG 14-25, 25-27. Stat Leaders included Emily McCauley with 6 of 7 serving with 1 ace and 7 of 8 hitting with 3 kills, Katie Schroeder with 4 of 5 serving and an ace, and Kiara Patrick with 1 for 1 hitting, a dig and a block.
The JV team lost to the Titans 18-25, 15-25. Syd Witteborg had 4 kills on 5 swings and Meghan Blankemeyer had 3 kills on 3 swings.
Varsity fell 7-25 11-25, 19-25. The Lady Dawgs were on defense a lot and Emily Ridinger was 7 for 8 digs and Abby Gladwell was 5 for 7 digs.
Varsity ends their regular season with a 16 and 6 record. Rylee Sybert crossed the 1500 assist mark on Saturday! She has 1507 in her career and is looking to continue raising her record in the upcoming tournament matches. The first round of sectionals will be at home tomorrow against Bluffton. The match starts at 5:30. Come out and support the team! Go Lady Dawgs!

This weekend the JH Cross Country team travel to Spencerville for the NWC meet.
Our Girls were NWC champs and our boys finished 4th
The top 5 girls were NWC Champ Ellie Keehn, Jade Siefker 4th, Kirsten Williams 6th, Caitlynn Jay 10th, and Hadassah Jones 12th

Top 5 boys: Runner up Trent Koch, Logan Mershman 17th, Anden Blankemeyer 25th, Evan Sautter 26th, and Nate Kamphaus 31st.

There is a Quiz team meeting in Mrs. Schortgen's room during Activity Period today.

There will be a Prom Committee meeting in Mrs. Hermiller's room during Activity Period on Tuesday, Oct. 16.

Bulldogs LEAD is a school wide campaign about Leadership, Encouraging Others, Achieving Goals, and Doing the Right Thing. K through 12 students will be nominated each quarter by their teachers for demonstrating these character traits. This quarter we will focus on LEADERSHIP - Leading by Example.

Motivational Monday Quote - “To Lead is to Make a difference - Follow your heart, listen more than you speak, and have a vision."

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