Monday, Jan. 18, is a regular school day. This is a make-up day for the Jan. 4 snow day. Monday, Jan. 25, is scheduled to be a Warren County School District Professional Day with no classes for students.
Go Blue & Gold
Photo by Candis Rieder
The EMHS Girls Basketball team turns the gymnasium pink and donates funds for the American Cancer Society to raise awareness for fighting breast cancer. Pictured are seniors on this year’s team Stefanie Santo, Sarah Lundmark, Kayla Knapp, Emma West, Meghan Stanton, Ashley White, and Justine Sherry.
While the winter winds blow outside, sports are heating up at EMHS.
The EMHS Wrestling team will be in action at the Falconer Wrestling Tournament starting Friday, January 15th at 3:00 p.m. and continuing through Saturday, January 16th. Good luck to all our wrestlers.
Saturday, January 16th is a full day of Basketball in the Eisenhower gym. The Girls Basketball Junior Varsity and Varsity Teams will have games against Girard in the afternoon. These are makeup games from a previous snow day. The varsity game will begin at 2 p.m. and the Junior Varsity game will be prior to that. Then the Boys Basketball team will host a game with North East beginning at 6 p.m. for the Junior Varsity game and 7:30 p.m. tip off for the Varsity game.
Monday, January 18th the Junior High Boys Basketball team will play an away game against Kane. Tuesday, Jan. 19, ,it will be Eisenhower against Ridgway for a home Boys Basketball game. Wednesday, January 20th you can catch the wrestling team in action again at Eisenhower. The match is Eisenhower against Iroquois starting at 6 p.m. The Boys Junior High Basketball team will play against Beaty Warren Middle School in Warren at 4 p.m. The sports schedule is subject to change in the event of WCSD snow days.
Blue, Gold, & Pink
Eisenhower players and fans always proudly display their blue and gold, but lately the colors have been blue, gold, and pink. That's right - pink. If you attend an Eisenhower Girls' Basketball game you might be wondering, why all the pink shirts? The Lady Knights with the help of Great Lakes Graphics from Warren, designed a t-shirt for players, students, and fans to help raise funds to fight breast cancer. The shirts are pink with the breast cancer ribbon and an EHS Girls' Basketball logo.
Cancer has touched the lives of many of the Eisenhower family's students, teachers, and fans. The team felt strongly that they needed to raise awareness and funds for fighting the disease. Through two printings of shirts, the girls have raised $300 for the American Cancer Society. A large thank you goes to Great Lakes Graphics for working with the girls to help make this happen. The Seniors on the team were on the court prior to Saturday night's game against North East with their check for the American Cancer Society. Seniors this year are Stefanie Santo, Sarah, Lundmark, Kayla Knapp, Emma West, Meghan Stanton, Ashley White, and Justine Sherry. Thank you to all those who have helped donate to the cause and are wearing their pink at this year's Eisenhower Girls Basketball games.
At the library
The Sugar Grove Free Library has two excellent books that community members are reading in their January and February book discussion groups. The January book selection is, "Promise Me". The school year is almost over and neighbor Myron is determined to help keep his friends' children safe, and so he makes two neighborhood girls promise him: If they are ever in a bind and can't call their parents, they must call him. A few nights later this happens and Myron keeps his promise. The next day, the girl's parents discover that their daughter is missing. With Myron the last one to see her alive what happens next makes for a great book discussion group meeting. All are welcome to join in the next meeting on Monday, Jan. 25, at 6:30 p.m.
If you want to get a jump on the February reading, the book discussion group will be reading together the mystery and cold case style disappearance novel, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Lasson.
Stop by the library for this year's Quilt Raffle Tickets. The cost is $2.00 each ticket or 3 for $5.00. The Quilt has been donated by Linda Kane Eckman of Creative Stitching. Drawing will be held on February 27th, 2010.
The Imaginative Preschool in Sugar Grove will be taking applications for their fall classes 2010-2011 classes. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Children must be three on or before September 1st to enter the 3 year old class. Children must be four on or before September 1st to enter the 4-5 year old class. A tour of the class room and a chat with the teachers can be arranged by contacting the school at 489-3105. The preschool classes are in session each year September through May.
The Eisenhower Midwinter Band Concert featuring the concert bands of EMHS under the direction of Mark Napolitan will be Thursday, Jan. 21, in the EMHS Auditorium. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. and is open to public. There is no cost for the concert, but a donation at the door is appreciated.
The Warren County School District will host the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District Orchestra Event on January 14-16. Orchestra students selected from 36 schools in Pennsylvania will gather together to practice throughout Thursday and Friday and then perform a concert at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 16th in the WAHS Auditorium. Bryan Eckenrode of the Warren Civic Orchestra and Chautauqua Youth Orchestra will be this year's guest conductor. Fifteen of the students selected to participate in the event are from the Warren County School District. Congratulations to Eisenhower Orchestra students Victoria Rizzardi, Brady Keister, Blake Johnson, Kaity Kotar, and Emily Frederick. Thank you to all the music booster parents from our high schools and our Warren County Band directors, Mark Napolitian, Cindy Sheid, and Don Lyle for working hard to organize this event.