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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


  • If you received a detention during the 3rd quarter (from January to March 21st), you have until April 18th to make that up or it turns into an in-school suspension. 

  • Since there were candy bars left over from the recent Solo/Ensemble event, Mrs. Willman & Mr. Gillmore will be selling them until they are gone for $1 each.  Please see them between or before classes.  

  • The Tiger Olympic Shirts will be sold through Tuesday, April 24th.  If you have not gotten your shirt, please see your 8th period teacher OR Mrs. Warner!  :)  Shirts sizes Small - XL are  $10.  All shirts bigger than XL will be $12.   Don't forget to get YOUR shirt!!  Teachers may also order a shirt.  They should just email Mrs. Warner for the link to the Google Form.  OR they can just send Mrs. Warner their information! ;)  (Name, shirt size, classroom)  

  • There will be a Talent Show at Seneca East, April 23rd 6:00 PM.  If you are interested in participating, email Dustin Austin @  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • During the month of April the student council will be collecting donations for the Humane Society of Seneca County. They are always in need of dog/cat food, paper towels, bedding, cleaning supplies, etc...Donations will be collected in your 1st period classes. The winning class will receive donuts and juice
  • Heidelberg Dance Team will be hosting a dance clinic Saturday, April 28, 2018.  More information is available in the office. 

  • Do you like singing?  Ever wanted to learn how to sing?  Come sign up for the High School Choir's "Sing for a Cupcake" event.  You will have the chance to ask current high school members about choir, meet and get to know Mr. Gillmore and see what singing is all about in a safe space.  And you will get a cupcake!  This event for all non-current choir members will be held from April 24th -26th during 5A.  Please sign up for a time slot for the event by the stae doors pending the approval of your study hall or intervention teacher.  For any additional questions, please see a choir member or Mr. Gillmore.  We hope to see you there!
  • Since there were candy bars left over from the recent Solo/Ensemble event, Mrs. Willman & Mr. Gillmore will be selling them until they are gone for $1 each.  Please see them between or before classes.  

  • All juniors are required to receive a meningitis shot before their senior year.  The Health Department will be here to give them on Thursday, May 3rd, during school.  Please let your parents know.  More information and paperwork available on the SE website.  Paperwork is due April 27 to the office.

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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