Thursday, October 17, 2019

There will be an NHS meeting today in the commons during activity period.

There will be a Leo Club meeting for sophomores only who are interested in learning more about HOBY during activity period today in Mrs. Birnesser's classroom.

There will be a meeting in Mrs. Hermiller's room for the prom committee Friday during Activity Period.

Attention Leo Club Members who sold pizzas:
Members need to stop by the Columbus Grove Pizzeria to pick up their pizzas. The pizzas will be made the same day members pick them up and will be fresh (not frozen) so a timely delivery is essential. The pizzas may be frozen successfully and kept in the freezer for months.
All seniors and juniors will pick up on Tues. October 22nd 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. All sophomores and freshmen will pick up on Wed. October 23rd 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

LEO Club members that have signed up as Red Ribbon volunteers should check Guidance Schoology for dates and times that you have signed up to help during your studyhalls.

Juniors please remember to talk to your parents or guardians about the Job Shadow Packets that were past out in Government class on Monday, October 14. Please try to make contact with a job site as soon as possible. If you have any questions or need any help with this process, please stop in the guidance office.

The following College Reps will be at Columbus Grove today:
Bluffton University at 9:00 in the high school conference room.
Miami University at 9:00 in Room 166- digital academy room.
Tiffin University at 11:20 in Room 166-digital academy room.

The 7th & 8th grade Law Enforcement Explorers Club will meet today in Room 166 from 1:00-2:00.

Seniors that are attending MakerFest on Friday should meet in the Commons after announcements to begin loading the bus. The event will be indoors and outdoors so you may want a light coat. Lunch will be provided. Please feel free to wear Columbus Grove school attire to show your school spirit!

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

In CG Soccer last night, the girls brought home the first tournament game win against Crestview. They will move on to play at Coldwater tomorrow night at 6pm. Great job girls!

The varsity volleyball team defeated Delphos st. John's last night in the first round of tournament. The team played with incredible offensive balance and had six hitters with similar kills to each other. Emily ridinger and Lauren Benroth both had 3 aces. Abby Gladwell had 20 digs. Megan blankemeyer had three blocks. The team travels to Fort Recovery tomorrow for a late game. Match starts at 7:30 at Fort Recovery. Let's go dogs!

There will be a NHS meeting tomorrow in the commons during activity period.

Attention ALL 8th Graders:
Meet in the high school gym during Activity Period today!

This past weekend Blake Reynolds had a performance that ranked him one of the best Athletes in Ohio. In order to win the award we need your vote. Check your email from Mr. Schafer and fill out the Google Form. You can vote as many times as you want so please vote multiple times.

Any high school male cross country runner not running in Districts needs to turn in his uniform, book, watch, and fitness chart to Coach Schnipke ASAP.

Juniors taking the PSAT today should go to room 166 -digital academy- after announcements.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

There will be a NHS meeting Thursday during activity period in the commons.

There will be a quick meeting for the prom committee during Activity Period today in Mrs. Hermiller's room.

Attention all high school Baseball players: voluntary off-season workouts will begin today at 4pm at the Baseball field.

The University of Cincinnati rep will be here today at 1:25 in the Digital Academy room.

Juniors taking the PSAT tomorrow should go to first period for attendance and then report to Room 166 {digital academy} to begin testing.

Monday, October 14, 2019

The Girls Cross Country team brought home the NWC Championship trophy on Saturday placing 6 runners in the top 10.

Alyssa Ellerbrock was the race winner for the 3rd year in a row running a 19:41.  Alyssa was also votes as the NWC Female Runner of the year.

Leanndra Price was 4th in 20:41 and earned 1st team NWC honors.

Erin Downing was 6th in 21:14

Ellie Keehn was 7th, running her personal best 21:23

Addison Schafer was 8th also running her personal best of 21:40

Sydney Witteborg was 10th in 22:09

Also posting personal bests on Saturday were:

Makena Doseck, 22:37

Makennah Thompson, 24:25

Hannah Hines, 26:38

Sabrina Henige,  23:58

Caitlynn Jay, 25:48


The boys' cross country team repeated as NWC champions by beating Lincolnview 23-45 after placing 5 runners in the top 8 spots.

In one of the closest individual finishes since Mycah Grandstaff edged Colton Grothaus, Caleb Stechschulte won the race by a step.  With 500 meters to go in the race, Caleb still trailed Devon Bill of Lincolnview by 60 meters. When he turned the corner for the final straightaway Caleb found another gear and turned on the afterburners to "finish strong" and run down his opponent at the end to the cheers of the Grove faithful.

Freshman Trent Koch surprised a lot of people by finishing 3rd overall and earning 1st team all-NWC.  Senior captain Breece Pingle also garnered 1st team as he finished 5th in 17:52. Carson Closson (8th place), Roy Langhals (9th), Tanner Smith (14th) and the ever-improving Duece Alt (15th) rounded out the top 7 for the Dogs. Another pack of Dogs consisting of Derek Birkemeier, Caleb Morman, Tayden Pingle, and Rob Langhals finished 20th-23rd.

Great job men!

The teams would like to congratulate Coach Schnipke and Coach Jay for being voted the NWC Boys’ and Girls’ Coaches of the year!

The teams will be in action this Saturday at Grove in the first ever District race hosted by Grove. Make the short trip to Clymer stadium to watch the boys compete in the OHSAA tournament as they run at 12:20.


This JH cross country team competed in the NWC meet

Both the Girls and boys team had a 2nd place finish

Top 5 for the girls were:

Lauryn Auchmuty was the NWC Champion, Grace Morman 5th, Jade Seifker 8th, Audrey Keehn 9th, and Madilyn Maag  21st 

Top 5 Boys were:

Logan Mershman 9th,  Evan Sautter 10th, Evan Pitts 15th, Boat Thompson 17th, and Luke Ellerbrock 20th.


There will be a Leo club meeting for all members in the commons during activity period today.


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. 

Motivational Monday Quote - “Two things define you as a Leader, your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything."

Friday, October 11, 2019

Freshman and sophomore members of the Leo Club who sold pizzas, please go to Mrs. Birnesser's classroom during activity period. Make sure you bring the pizza order form and money.

Lima Memorial Health System will be hosting an Open House for the Health Career Explorer Program on Wednesday, October 16th at 6:30 PM. Future careers that will be highlighted are Physical/Occupational Therapy, Laboratory, Orthopedics, Respiratory and Nursing, and Pharmacy and Radiology. These are great hands on experiences to find out about future career opportunities. Any student interested can stop in the guidance office for more information. Students can register for the Open House by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, school and email address.

Superintendent: (419) 659-2639
High School (7-12): (419) 659-2156
Elementary (K-6): (419) 659-2631
Central Office Fax: (419) 659-5134

Columbus Grove Schools
201 W. Cross St.
Columbus Grove, OH