Today is Thursday, September 21, 2023
Lunch is Popcorn Chicken, Celery & Carrots w/Dip, Goldfish Crackers,
Fresh Fruit Salad and Milk.
Thursday: JV/V Volleyball @ Colon, 5:30 pm
Friday: V Football vs Lenawee Christian, 7:00 pm - Homecoming
Saturday: Cross Country @ Pittsford Invite
Senior Parents Night is coming up, next Thursday, September 28 from 6:30 - 8 pm. Mrs. Tew will be sharing valuable information about your next steps after graduation! We will also have some college reps here to help answer questions!
Now that the weather is cooling off, please dress appropriately. Blankets will NOT be allowed in the hallways and in classrooms during the school day.
The class of 2026 cordially invites you to: Once upon a time .... a fairytale dance. September 22nd, 2023 after the football game until 11:30pm. Cost is $5 per person at the door. Guest forms can be picked up at the office and must be returned by Wednesday, September 20.
Homecoming dress up days for this week:
Congratulations to the following Homecoming Court Members:
9th Grade - Savannah Campbell and Alfred Marshall
10th Grade - Elise Willison and Parker White
11th Grade - Hailey Owens and Bo Veenkant
Honorary Court Members: Caterina Bauce and Marcos Sanchez-Zarco
Senior Court Members: Alyssa Aldrich, Lydia Blashfield, Mackenzie Knapp, Carissa Shedd, Emmitt Blashfield, Blake Griffith, Jon Fisher, and Brayton Wintersteen
Drivers Education: Blair's School of Driving has a segment 1 course starting October 4th. Class will be held at 87 Marshall St. in Coldwater. Class times are from 4pm to 6pm. Drive Times will mostly occur on Saturdays and Sundays. visit http://www.blairsschoolofdriving.com or text 517.227.2322.
Colon Mid-Week Meet Becomes Colon Mini-Meet – 20 Sep 23
The Colon Mid-Week Madness meet has never been a particularly big meet, usually drawing just 5 to 7 schools. Because of schedule conflicts and other reasons, some of the normal participants ended up unable to attend this year. Just three schools, host Colon, Climax-Scotts and Tekonsha were represented – and each of those schools have just partial teams. It was reminiscent of old school cross country from decades ago where dual meets were the norm. Back then, a dual meet between two small schools might only have 6-10 runners in a race. Nowadays, nearly all leagues have adopted the jamboree format, instituted by the SCAA in the 90’s, where league schools all gather at one location and large fields of runners participate in the races. The jamboree format provides much better overall competition for the runners. Still, the small meets can have some advantages as a confidence booster. With barely a handful of varsity Boys and Girls, the decision was made to combine them into one race and separate the final results at the end. A Colon boy jumped off to a quick start, but by the ½ mile mark Tekonsha’s Max Barron had taken the lead. Max would continue to extend his lead and finish first overall at 20:13 – 45 seconds ahead of the second place finisher. Not to be outdone, Angel VeenKant and Carissa Shedd would then claim 1st and 2nd place on the Girls side. With about a mile to go, Angel would pass a Colon boy who expressed some displeasure at being passed by a girl as Angel began to pull away. Angel would finish with a time of 25:21. Carissa was closing fast on that same boy as they approached the finish, crossing the finish just a few seconds behind him at 27:37. The Middle School event also had a small group of runners. The start at the Colon course has a 100 yard flat area that drops into a quick downhill segment before becoming rolling terrain with a couple short but steep uphill climbs scattered about the course. Andres Martinez ended up starting too fast at the beginning. Still struggling to achieve a consistent pace, the quick start and his alternating bursts of energy left Andres struggling with an oxygen debt most of the way. He would finish as the 6th boy in the MS event with a time of 16:51.
The Indians head to Pittsford Saturday (9/23) for the Pittsford Invitational. There boys and girls will again be in the same races. The Freshmen and Sophomores will compete in one race, followed by a race for Juniors and Seniors. This allows runners a chance to compete and see how they stack up against kids in their own age groups.