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    Volume 05 | January 7, 2022
     
     
    Superintendent's Update
     
    Princeton City School District's
    presented virtually on January 6, 2022
     
    COVID-19 Dashboard
     
    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!
     
    Business Partnerships
     
    Forty-One Princeton High School students will have the opportunity to participate in FlexFactor, an initiative of Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, that will immerse the students into the world of advanced manufacturing technology, leading to future STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics)-based education and career pathways.
     
    Over the course of the program, students work in small teams to identify a problem that, if solved, would benefit humanity. Students conceptualize and fabricate FHE-based advanced hardware products to create solutions. The teams also develop a business model around the product which they pitch to a panel of representatives. Throughout the process, the students learn about the latest generation of machinery and technologies to create existing and new products. Product design and entrepreneurship help students gain a deeper understanding of the education needed for career pathways into advanced manufacturing.
     
    The program involves two field trips or virtual visits with local partners. The first engagement is with Monti Inc., a local manufacturing company that will highlight cutting-edge technology and the wide range of career possibilities in advanced manufacturing. The second engagement is with Cincinnati State Workforce Development Center, where students will see the campus and learn about admissions and enrollment opportunities.
     
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    Princeton High School Athletics
     
    Upcoming $1 Student Tickets (Grades 6-12) Next Week High School Events
     
    The Princeton Vikings need you in the stands. Beginning the week of January 10th, Princeton Students (Grades 6-12) will have an opportunity to purchase $1 student tickets for each High School Home event scheduled on campus.
     
    Tickets will be sold during the High School and Middle School Lunch Bells on game day of each home contest.
     
    The Varsity Swim team will host West Clermont on Tuesday, January 11th at 5:00 PM.
     
    On Wednesday, January 12th, the junior varsity and varsity girls basketball team will host the Mason Comets at 6:15 PM and 7:30 PM. In addition, Princeton Wrestling will host Indian Hill beginning at 6:00 PM in Matthews Auditorium. It will be senior night for our wrestlers.
     
    The student promotion will continue in our final home event on Friday, January 14th as the boys basketball teams host Mason.
     
    We look forward to seeing our fans in the stands supporting our Vikings and are asking everyone to wear white during the week.
     
     
     
    Greater Miami Conference Athletes of the Week
     
    Athletes of the Week of December 26 - January 1
     
    Congratulations to Kali Fortson, La'Sonja Hill, and Jaiden Arnold on being named Greater Miami Conference Athletes of the Week.
     
    Kali is a member of the girls varsity basketball team. She has come off the bench to provide vital minutes this season to help the Lady Vikings continue its strong start to the season.
     
    La'Sonja is a member of the girls varsity basketball team. She scored 19 points, 6 assists, 5 steals, and 5 rebounds in the team's victory against Lakota East.
     
    Jaiden is a member of the boys varsity basketball team. He scored 17 points off the bench in the team's victory over Middletown.
     
    Greater Miami Conference Athletes of the Week
     
    Athletes of the Week of January 2 - January 8
     
    Congratulations to Sole' Williams, Tavier Lugo-Flowers, La'Sonja Hill, and Tommy Burton on being named Greater Miami Conference Athletes of the Week.
     
    Sole' is a junior on the girls basketball team. She currently leads the Greater Miami Conference with 24.8 points per game. She recently scored 20 points, 7 steals, and 4 assists in the win over Trotwood-Madison.
     
    Tavier is a senior on the wrestling team. He is currently 14-2 on the season with 9 pins. He currently sits atop of the conference in the 190-pound weight class.
     
    La'Sonja is a junior on the girls basketball team. She scored 24 points and made 6 three-pointers in the win over Trotwood-Madison. She currently leads the league with 4.0 assists per game and second in steals with 4.4 per game.
     
    Tommy is a senior on the boys swimming team. He is currently leading the Vikings in the 50 and 100-meter freestyle events. Tommy is currently undefeated in the 50 freestyle against the competition.
     
     
     
    Jersey Mike’s Above and Beyond Athletes of the Week
     
    Congratulations to Margo Abrams, Elizabeth Ehlerding, and Sophia Roberts on being named Jersey Mike's Above and Beyond Athlete of the Week.
     
    Margo is a senior on the girls basketball team. She continues to be a leader on and off of the court, and in the classroom.
     
    Elizabeth is a sophomore on the girls swim team. She continues to be a quiet leader for the Vikings and showing great improvement.
     
    Sophia is a sophomore on the bowling team. She has been a top scorer with a 180 high game.
     
    7th Annual Princeton Swimming Invitational on Saturday
     
    The 7th Annual Princeton High School Swimming Invitational will be held on Saturday, January 8th beginning at 11:30 AM.
     
    The Vikings will host 14 schools and over 350 swimmers.
     
    Online tickets will be available on Friday, January 7th by visiting www.vikenation.org/tickets.
     
    Academic Quiz Team Wins Season Opener
     
    The Princeton Vikings Academic Quiz Team defeated the Oak Hills Highlanders 2-0 in the opening match of the season.
     
    The Vikings won the first match 46-34 and the second match 48-40.
     
    Princeton Wrestling
     
    The Princeton Vikings wrestling team improved their overall dual record to 5-5 after the Lakota East Winter Duals on Wednesday, December 29th.
     
    The Vikings were led by senior captain Tavier Lugo-Flowers who finished 4-0 with 2 pins. He is currently 14-2 on the season with 9 pins.
     
    Sophomore Micah Cottrell finished 4-0 against competition with 3 pins. He improves to 13-2 overall with 10 pins.
     
    Freshman Jamie Mackey wrestled to a 3-1 record with 3 pins, and is now 18-5 on the season with 15 pins.
     
    Princeton travels to Fairfield on Friday, January 7th for the Fairfield Invitational.
     
     
    Princeton Girls Basketball
     
    The Princeton girls varsity basketball team defeated Hamilton 74-34 on Wednesday, January 5th at Hamilton High School. The Lady Vikings improve to 8-0 in the Greater Miami Conference.
     
    Princeton jumped out to a 22-4 first-quarter lead and led 41-14 at halftime.
     
    Offensively, the Lady Vikings made 30 field goals on 19 assists to finish the game shooting 48.4% from the floor. Princeton knocked down 7 three-pointers in the win.
     
    Sole' Williams led all scorers in the game with 31 points on 11-of-24 shooting from the floor. She dished out 10 assists and was one steal shy of the triple-double. Williams currently leads the league with 24.9 points per game and has scored 299 points over 12 games this season.
     
    Also reaching double-digit scoring for the 9th consecutive game was La'Sonja Hill. She scored 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting from the field. Hill added 7 steals and 6 assists.
     
    Kali Fortson scored a bench-high 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting for the Lady Vikings.
     
    Dede Carter-Hartley had 8 of the team's 28 rebounds. She currently ranks fourth in the league with an 8.0 rebound average per game.
     
    Defensively, Princeton forced 26 turnovers and recorded 23 steals. Hamilton finished the game shooting 48 percent from the floor, and was led by Jayden Isaacs' 13 point performance.
     
    Princeton returns to action on Saturday, January 8th at Sycamore.
     
     
    Girls Bowling Tops Sycamore
     
    The Princeton girls varsity bowling team defeated the Sycamore Aviators 1600-1584 on Thursday, January 6th at Gilmore Lanes. The Lady Vikings moved to 3-3 overall, and 2-1 in the Greater Miami Conference.
     
    Camila Couch and Ariana Washington led the way with a 131.5 average. Mikayla Maidlow rolled a 233 and Layla Frazier finished the afternoon knocking down 129 total pins.
     
    This season, Princeton has a baker average of 122.9 through 23 games.
     
    Princeton will return to action on Saturday, January 8th in the Back to School Bash hosted by Rollhouse at 10:00 AM.
     
     
    Boys Bowling rolls to victory
     
    The Princeton boys bowling team rolled to victory over the Sycamore Aviators 1909-1797 on Thursday, January 6th at Gilmore Lanes. The Vikings improve to 1-5 overall, and 1-2 in the Greater Miami Conference.
     
    Kevin Trinh led the way with 322 total pins down, finishing with a 161 average. Deairius Bryant finished the match knocking down 302 pins, and Michael Yuwono rolled a 296.
     
    On the season, Princeton has a 122.9 baker average over 26 games.
     
    The Vikings return to action on Sunday, January 9th at the Back to School Bash at Rollhouse. Bowling will begin at 9:00 AM.
     
     
    Upcoming Bowling Match Being Streamed
     
    The Princeton bowling teams will host Kings High School on Wednesday, January 12th. This match will be live-streamed by visiting https://www.flobowling.com/events/7298077-2022-princeton-vs-kings.
     
    Girls Swimming
     
    The Princeton girls swim team defeated Oak Hills 212-164 on Tuesday, January 4th at Princeton High School. The Lady Vikings improved their meet record to 4-4 on the season.
     
    The swim meet featured 14 new personal records set by the Lady Vikings during the competition.
     
    In the 200 Freestyle, Ava Sharpshair won with a new PR of 2:30.65. Grace Perkins set her own PR to finish in third place.
     
    Shania Stone won the 200 IM with a new PR of 2:21.08. She also won the 100 Backstroke event.
     
    In the 50 Freestyle, Princeton finished in first and second place. Carly Nagel won with a new PR of 0:26.95, and Mallory Green finished in second place.
     
    Nagel also won the 500 Freestyle, setting a new PR of 5:56.38. Haley Leach finished in third place with her fastest time of the season (7:04.94).
     
    Lauren Burns captured a pair of first-place finishes in the 100 Butterfly and 100 Breaststroke.
     
    Princeton's 200 Free Relay (Ehlerding, Solomon, Burns, Stone) finished in first place. The team's 400 Free Relay (Good, Green, Nagel, Stone) and 200 Medley Relay (Good, Leach, Nagel, Burns) also placed first overall.
     
    The Lady Vikings return to the water on Saturday for the 7th Annual Princeton Swim Invitational. The meet will begin at 11:30 AM. Tickets are available at www.vikenation.org/tickets.
     
    Upcoming Boys Tennis Information
     
    The Princeton Boys Tennis program will hold open courts during the month of January and February at Queen City Racquet Club.
     
    Beginning on Monday, January 10th, open courts will be available on Mondays and Fridays from 2:30 to 4:00 PM.
     
    Please contact Coach Mullholand with questions.
     
    Upcoming Lacrosse Meeting
    There will be an informational meeting for any High School students interested in Lacrosse on Thursday, January 13th. The meeting will take place at 5:00 PM in the High School Cafeteria.
     
    Anyone attending this meeting must wear a mask at all times.
     
     
     
    PCMS Athletics
     
    Vikings in Action This Weekend
     
    Good luck to our Vikings in competition over the weekend.
    • Wrestling team is competing at the Harrison Invitational on Friday and Saturday.
    • 7th Grade Grey Basketball hosts Mason White at 9:00 AM
    • 7th Grade Red Basketball hosts Bridgetown at 10:15 AM
     
    Congratulations to our PCMS 7th Grade Basketball team on their home win against Bridgetown. The Vikings are 7-2 on the season.
     
    Congratulations to our 8th Grade Red Basketball team on their home win against Bridgetown!
     
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    Corporate Sponsors
     
    Many thanks to our corporate sponsors! To visit their websites, just click on the logo to open the hyperlink for more information.
     
     
     
     
    Official Sports Medicine Provider for Princeton School District
     
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