Volume 05 | September 24, 2021
    Superintendent's Update
    In this video, Superintendent Tom Burton gives an update for the week ending September 24, 2021.
    The PHS Homecoming Parade is Wednesday, October 6th at 6:00 p.m
    See the flyers and announcements in this email under Upcoming Events for more Homecoming activities! Go Vikes!
    Young Artist Invitational 2021
    COVID-19 Dashboard
    When Princeton City School District (PCSD) Administrators receive notification of a positive case, they will notify students and staff that were in close contact with the person who received the positive case. Administrators will then notify the school family members and share the actions that have taken place and follow-up procedures.
    PCSD will post an updated COVID-19 Dashboard, on the website on Mondays to notify the community of COVID-19 spread in the school system. The information will also be published on www.coronavirus.ohio.gov.
    Thank you for contacting your school nurse to report a COVID-19 case, no later than 24 hours after receiving a confirmed diagnosis or have been asked to quarantine. If you or your child is waiting for COVID-19 test results, please do not send the student to school.
    Temperature Checks
    Daily temperature checks MUST OCCUR DAILY PRIOR to sending students to the bus stop or to the school buildings.
    Stay Home If You Are Sick
    To stop the spread of infectious diseases, we all need to do our part. As cold, flu, and allergy season approaches, Princeton City School District is encouraging students and staff to stay home if you aren't feeling well or have symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of smell, or taste). One infected person can spread germs - your friends, co-workers, and classmates are counting on you!
    Upcoming Events:
    The “Shipmates of ‘68” (Princeton Class of 1968) are hosting a sock hop on Friday, October 8th prior to the Homecoming Football Game against Sycamore.
    The event will take place on the stage of The Princeton Mural Amphitheater located on the northwest corner of the campus of the new Princeton High School.
    The Sock Hop will begin at 4:30 p.m. and go until 6:30 p.m., allowing time to get across Chester Road to the Viking Stadium in time for kickoff.
    Featured music will be from the ’50s, the ’60s, the ’70s, and the ’80s. Bring your dancing shoes and your request.
    There is no admission and a Mr. Softee Truck is scheduled to be in the parking lot for your refreshment or cravings. Come meet classmates and other alumni while we reflect on days gone by and wonderful memories all the while listening to great tunes.
    For further information contact Mike Lindner – (970) 310-5133 or email him at lindnermike@icloud.com.
    High School Yearbooks
    Athletic Updates
    Class of 2021 Princeton Athletic Hall of Fame
    Inductees Announced
    Princeton City School District's Athletic Hall of Fame Committee announced the newest inductees to the prestigious Hall of Fame. The 2021 class of inductees are the 15th class of Princeton athletes to be recognized on this stage. The 2021 Class inductees include the 2003 Boys Tennis State Championship Team, Stanley Browder (Class of 1977), Brittney Dowdy (Class of 2005), and John Russell (Class of 2002).
    2003 Boys Tennis State Champion Team
    The 2003 Varsity Boys Tennis team was undefeated and had a record-breaking season and earned the school’s first-ever Team State Tennis Championship. Led by Coach Bob Caress, Division I Enquirer Coach of the Year, the 2003 team was 20-0 overall and 9-0 in the Greater Miami Conference. The Vikings swept the conference tournament, winning every court, a feat that had not been accomplished prior to this season.
    The 2003 Boys Tennis Team roster included Jon Keyser, Randy Lofgren, Mike Hertlein, Wil Lofgren, Matt Metully, Tony Teuful, Mike Streitmarter, and Andy Caress. Coach Caress and the team were supported by Assistant Coaches Manis and Shreiner.
    Sophomore Tony Teufel was runner-up in the State Singles Tournament and named 1st Team All-State. In the State Doubles Championship that year, Wil Lofgren, and Matt Metully were also runners-up and both received 1st Team All-State honors. Andy Caress and Randy Lofgren were quarter-finalists during the State Doubles Tournament and were named 2nd Team All-State.
    Stanley Browder
    Browder, a 1977 Princeton Graduate, received first-team All-Greater Miami Conference honors, All-City honors, and All-State honors in Football. Browder also participated in the Ohio All-Star contest in August of 1976. After graduation, he took his skills and prowess on the field to collegiate-level Football at Colorado University.
    John Russell
    Russell, a 2002 Princeton Graduate, was a member of the Football, Boys Soccer, and Boys Track & Field teams during his time as a Viking. John earned the 2002 State Champion in the Boys Pole Vault with a 15’06.00 mark. As of 2021, he still currently holds the school record in the Pole Vault with a 15’9’ mark during his senior season.
    Brittney Dowdy
    Dowdy, a 2005 Princeton Graduate, was a member of the Girls Volleyball, Girls Basketball, and Girls Track & Field teams. Dowdy currently holds the school record in Discus (127’5”) and Shot Put (41’10.5”). During her basketball senior season, she was selected 1st Team All-Greater Miami Conference. She helped the Vikings bring home a win in the 2005 Greater Miami Conference Championship with a 15-1 league record.
    Hall of Fame Celebration
    The Princeton Athletic Hall of Fame celebration will be held Friday, October 8th during the Varsity Football Homecoming Game where the Vikings are scheduled to host Sycamore starting at 7:00 p.m. The ceremony will honor the 2020 Hall of Fame inductees as well as the 2021 class of inductees.
    An Inductee Ceremony and Dinner will also be held on Saturday, October 9th at the Sharonville Convention Center. Additional details are available for interested guests at www.vikenation.org.
    Game Day Ticket Information
    Gameday tickets for all home high school and middle school athletic events are sold online only by visiting https://vikenation.org/sports/2020/7/15/hometown-ticketing.aspx.
    Tickets will be available on game day at 9:00 AM. Saturday games will be published on Friday after 3:00 PM.
    Princeton Athletic Passes are available. Save money and support the Vikings. Please visit our ticket page at www.vikenation.org to purchase your passes today.
    Princeton Viking Athletic Passes are now available at:
    Student Pass - $20
    Adult Pass - $100
    Family Pass (2 adult passes and 3 student passes) - $250
    GMC Athletes of the Week
    Greater Miami Conference Athletes of the Week
    Congratulations to Taya Wilson, Rodney Harris Jr., and Will Oliver on being named Greater Miami Conference Athletes of the Week.
    Taya is a senior on the girls varsity soccer team. She recorded 22 saves in goal last week. On the season, she is tied for 5th place in the league with 26 saves.
    Rodney is a senior on the football team and plays wide receiver. In Friday's win over Fairfield, Rodney had 6 catches for 139 yards and 2 touchdowns. On the season, he ranks second in the league with 293 receiving yards and leads the conference with 5 touchdowns.
    Will is a junior on the boys varsity soccer team. He scored the lone goal against Harrison on Saturday to help the Vikings secure their third win on the season. Will has 2 goals on the season.
    Please visit GMCSports.com to view the complete list of weekly athletic honors.
    Jersey Mike’s Above and Beyond Athletes of the Week Honors
    Congratulations to Makhyia Mixon, Bryn Good, and Ve'Era Carr on being named Jersey Mike's Above and Beyond Athletes of the Week.
    Makhyia began her volleyball career as a sophomore. She is determined and has not let her lack of experience stop her from excelling in the sport. She is the Libero and Defensive Specialist on the varsity team.
    Bryn is a member of the girls water polo team. She regularly assists her coaches with practice set-up, helps with tournament details, and makes sure her teammates have everything ready for away contests. Bryn is constantly striving to do her best. This weekend in Columbus, she had 11 goals, 12 steals, and 5 assists.
    Ve'Era is a member of the cheer team. She sets an example of being an ambassador of the school each day. She was on the middle school side of the building when she noticed a new high school teacher was lost. She immediately stopped what she was doing and escorted the teacher to the other side of the building. This is just one example of how Ve'Era represents Princeton.
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    Athletic Director Podcast with Joe Roberts
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    Princeton Cross Country Invitational
    The Princeton Cross Country program will host its annual Princeton Cross Country Invitational on Saturday, September 25th at Landmark Athletic Complex.
    The event will get underway with the middle school races beginning at 8:00 AM.
    At 9:00 AM, Princeton will celebrate its senior class prior to the high school races.
    The boys junior varsity will start at 9:30 AM, followed by the girls junior varsity race at 10:00 AM.
    The Varsity Vikings will begin at approximately 10:30 AM.
    Results will be uploaded to Milesplit after the race.
    Princeton High School Open Bowl - Saturday. September 25th
    The Princeton Bowling program will host Open Bowling Day at Gilmore Lanes on Saturday, September 25th from 10:30 AM to Noon.
    Bowling is a great individual and team sport. No experience is required.
    Please contact Coach Wilson at gwilson@vikingmail.org or at 513.368.1327.
    Princeton Hosts 28th Annual Packer Classic
    The Princeton High School boys water polo program will host the 28th Annual Packer Classic September 23-25th. The competition will include Milford, New Albany, Oakwood, St. Charles, St. Xavier, Sycamore, Thomas Worthington, Walnut Hills, and Princeton.
    The three-day schedule will begin with junior varsity matches on Thursday. The varsity competition gets underway Friday and Saturday.
    Day passes are available online only by visiting www.vikenation.org/tickets.
    Princeton High School Strength Schedule
    Princeton HS Boys Golf GMC Tournament Results
    The Princeton High School boys golf team competed at the Greater Miami Conference Golf Championships on Tuesday, September 21st at Walden Ponds Golf Club.
    The traditional two-day tournament was reduced to 18 holes due to the weather. Princeton ended the day 158 over par to finish 10th in the league.
    Senior Payton Leach scored 94 to finish 38th overall. Sophomore John Reynolds shot a 55 on both sides of the course to place 54th overall. Josh Powell scored a 116, and Henry Haag finished the day with a round of 126.
    Complete tournament results are available by visiting https://www.baumspage.com/golf/gevent.php?peventID=170&table=C.
    Princeton High School Athletics Schedule - Week of September 27th
    Princeton Community Middle School Athletics
    Congratulations to our Athletes and Coaches of the Week!
    PCMS Volleyball
    Congratulations to the 7th and 8th-grade volleyball teams on their respective wins over Middletown this week!
    Congratulations to the football team on defeating Lakota Ridge on Thursday. Great Team Win, and the Vikings move to 3-0 on the season. Princeton travels to Hopewell next Thursday.
    PCMS Girls /Boys Soccer wins over Taylor
    Congratulations to the girls and boys soccer teams on their respective wins over Taylor this week.
    Open Gym for PCMS Basketball
    PCMS Girls Basketball Open Gym
    September 27th - 5:30 PM
    September 29th - 5:30 PM
    September 30th - 3:15 PM
    PCMS Boys Basketball Open Gym
    September 27th - 3:30 to 5:00 PM
    September 28th - 7:00 to 8:00 PM
    September 30th - 4:15 to 5:30 PM
    October 1st - 3:30 to 5:00 PM
    PCMS Wrestling Conditioning
    Pre-season wrestling conditioning and open mats will begin on October 5th after school. Workouts will continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays until the season begins.
    Little Lady Vikes Fundamental Clinics
    Coach Dee Davis and the Girls Basketball Program will hold Fundamental Clinics for Grades 1st-6th on Sundays (9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7) at the Princeton High School Arena.
    Fundamentals will take place from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.
    Please contact Coach Davis at ddavis@vikingmail.org with any questions.
    ALL Princeton students must be enrolled using
    FinalForms for the 2021-2022 school year
    Need assistance completing FinalForms?
    Call 513-864-1111.
    Watch this instructional video in Spanish for a step-by-step guide to fill out the FinalForms paperwork.
    Announcements & Flyers
    Corporate Sponsors
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