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Sober Truth

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On April 18th, Susan Baker from the Ohio Investigative Unit spoke to parents and students at Seneca East Schools about the dangers, consequences, and laws of underage drinking.  She shared with the audience real-life situations which ended up costing families lives and money. “If parents are convicted of providing alcohol to underage youth, they can receive six months in jail and/or receive a $1000 fine”.  Parents are not allowed to provide alcohol to their children’s friends or allow their children to drink alcohol at someone else’s home. She gave the example of where a girl who drank one beer left a party with a friend who had passed out from drinking and met up with another group leaving the party.  The two cars began racing down the road and her car flipped and landed on its roof. The boy suffered extensive injuries and died. The family sued her family for $250,000 and won. Remember, she only had one 12 oz. beer but made a poor choice that was not only costly to her for the amount of money but for the life of a friend.

Proms and graduations are right around the corner.  She asked, “What would you do if your bestie brings alcohol to your graduation party?”  Some of the responses were “Tell that person they can not have it and you don’t want it at your party”,  “Tell your parents so they can confiscate it”, etc. Susan Baker went through the Ohio laws on underage drinking and commented, “Kids have so much to face today, why would you put alcohol in their hands?”

The evening was very informative for all that attended.  We had Charla VanOsdol and Nicole Twarek from CARSA (Community Action for Reducing Substance Abuse) and Sharon George and Austin Willman from SMYL(Seneca Mentoring Youth Links) set up tables with resources available.  Several of the SADD members helped to make sure things run smoothly. Allison Drown, SADD president, did a wonderful job of hosting the event. After Susan Baker’s presentation, several door prizes were handed out to parents and students.  Lewis Salmons won the 2 free tickets to prom and the grand prize winner was Mykah Vogt who, along with his friends, will arrive to prom in style in an all expense paid limo ride.

SADD would like to thank Susan Baker for her informative but yet entertaining presentation, Charla VanOsdol, Nicole Twarek, Sharon George, and Austin Willman for sharing their resources, SADD members who volunteered to help at the event,  but most of all, for the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Seneca, Sandusky, and Wyandot Counties for funding this event in part through levy funds.

We would also like to thank the following for their generous donations:

The Republic Banking Co., Bloomville Chiropractic, Inc., North Central Electric, Seneca Publishing, LLC, McWilliams Chiropractic Clinic, Inc., SK Miller Insurance, LLC, Terry McConnell Excavating, LLC, Sutton Bank, Backroads Diner, C.A. Parks Signs, Mrs. Terri Everhart, Mrs. Kindar Miller, and Mr. Ed Phillips.

Daily Announcements


  • Congratulations to the baseball team, Coach Bowerman, and his staff.  With their 4-1 victory over Upper Sandusky this evening, they clinched a share of the N10 title.  This is the baseball program's 3rd N10 championship in the four years of the league's existence.  
  • Due to the Mud Hens Game, the Football Lifting Clinic scheduled for this Wednesday, May 16, has been moved to Monday, May 21, and Wednesday, May 23.  
  • Thank you everyone who supported the yearbook fundraiser last Friday. We will again have another doughnut fundraiser on Tuesday 5/22. If you would like to avoid the lines and make sure you get your doughnut - you can pre-buy them (please see Mrs. Baker with your order and money). 
  • Election petitions are in the HS ELA on the Student Council bulletin board. Incoming freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors interested in running for a class office or student council need to turn in a completed form by May 16th. Contested positions will have speeches given during lunch on the 17th. 
  • The underclassmen exam schedule for all 7th - 11th graders is now available on the school's website and in your student email account. 
  • CONGRATULATIONS to the Jr. High Band on earning a "II"  Excellent Rating at the Large Group Adjudicated Event on Saturday in Fostoria!  An outstanding performance and wonderful behavior all day.   
  • Congratulations and thank you to all the junior NHS members that took part in voting for new NHS officers on Friday.  All the students who ran for office gave amazing speeches.  The race was close for all offices!  ;) Here are the results of our voting: 
    Congrats-New National Honor Society Officers for 2018-2019: 
    President:  Jillian  Allgyre
    Vice President: Rozie Barraza
    Secretary: Kayla Snavely
    Treasurer: Emma Gurney
    Service Project Coordinator: Alissa Daniel 
    Great Speeches Everyone!
  • All library books and materials are due this Friday, May 18th.  
  • Seniors and staff:  The SENIOR exam schedule has been released in your email and is available on the school's website.  The exam schedule for the underclassmen should be available by this Wednesday.


  • Seniors Who Went on the Class Trip:  Your free trip DVD has arrived.  If you would like a copy, please stop in the office and see Kiara.
  • Heidelberg University Community Music School and Trinity Lutheran Church is hosting a "SUMMER MUSICAL THEATER CAMP"  Grades 4-8 (July 30-August 3). More information can be picked up in the office 
  • High school cheerleading clinic will be conducted immediately after school on May 17th in the small gym.  Tryouts will be the following afternoon May 18th immediately following school in the small gym.  Packets will be available starting Monday.  May 7thc.  This is for all current 8th grade and high school students.  One tryout will be conducted for both the football and basketball seasons.  Any questions see Mrs. Laughlin in rm 403.  
    2017-2018 cheerleaders will have their banquet on May 18th following tryouts.  

SE Tiger Jazz Band 2018


On Thursday April 12, 2018, the Tiger Jazz Band, directed by Mrs. Dana Willman, participated in the Pro Music Festival, held in Tiffin University’s new recording arts building, the Marion Center.  They performed 4 pieces for other jazz bands who also performed throughout the day. A panel of judges, including Nathan Santos, who has worked with the SE Jazz Band before, gave an onstage clinic following each performance.  The experience was educational and informative, as well as entertaining. Lunch at Fort Ball was included in their day. These 29 performers were great representatives of Seneca East.

A huge thank you to the many parents, families, and friends who attended to support our group, and to our bus driver Ida, and to our chaperones for their tremendous help all day.  A Guest performer, Chloe Feoranzo performed and gave special hints on how to play improvisation to the students in the afternoon. Several of the SE students were brave enough to go onstage to work with her in front of everyone, playing on the spot and enjoying the music.  That evening, a special performance was held with Chloe performing on clarinet, tenor sax, and voice, along with several music professors from Tiffin University. Mrs. Willman attended and remarked what a tremendously uplifting concert it was with professionals playing Dixieland repertoire.  

Music is a lifelong skill and means of enjoyment for all.  We invite our fans to come hear the Jazz Band play for the Teacher’s Appreciation concert on the front courtyard lawn on Wednesday May 9th from 7:10-7:40 am, and at the Spring Band Awards Concert on Sunday May 20 around 3:45 pm.

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