Stewart Elementary eNews November 15, 2019Volume 03 | November 15, 2019Unique & Free Opportunity for Princeton Community to Help Us CreateInnovative Classroom ProgramsPrinceton City School District (PCSD) has partnered with Express Feedback for Good to launch a 30-day initiative to generate $50,000 for curriculum innovation. The money we earn from the program will cover a grant for each school to develop creative, fun, hands-on curriculum. These programs will benefit all students across the district. We want to bring more creativity to the classroom, and this is a totally free way for us to raise funding to do so!Express Feedback for Good (EFG), is a program that allows people to share their opinions on the companies and brands they interact with every day. It’s easy to get involved – PCSD supporters who join create $2 of financial impact for each opinion they share using EFG’s simple process. Sharing more feedback = more value for Princeton. The program runs for 30-days and ends on December 11th. It’s totally free and confidential, with nothing to buy.You can sign up in two ways:TEXT: Text ‘PCSD’ to 31996The flyer below contains some more information on the program. Please consider joining EFG to help us as we seek to enhance the learning experiences we offer to your child and students across the district.Thank you for your support!PS – There has been a lot of activity on PCSD’s social media channels, so head to https://www.facebook.com/
pcsdvikings/ to learn even more about the program!Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps InspectionOn November 14th, Princeton's Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) students passed their Annual Military Inspection. The Pass-In-Review Ceremony was held in the Princeton High School Auxiliary Gymnasium. All cadets were inspected in uniform by Commander Joseph Hankins, from Great Lakes, Illinois. The Area Manager's Inspection is an annual inspection of the program. On November 21-22, 44 cadets from Princeton will take a trip to Great Lakes to visit the Navy's Recruit Training Center.Princeton's Salute to U.S. Military ConcertWe invite you to watch this meaningful tribute to our military and veterans on ICRC-TV at http://www.icrctv.com/video/ princetons-salute-us-military.During the program, William Lee Gibson, received an honorary high school diploma. William Lee Gibson (Bill) was born on June 14, 1944, in Covington, Kentucky to Edith Cox and Benton Lee Gibson. Benton Lee Gibson was a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne Division who was killed in action while jumping into action on D-Day June 6th, 1944; eight days before Bill was born.As a child, Bill lived with his mom and grew up in Covington. He contracted Rheumatic Fever at the age of two and was not able to start attending school until he was eight years old.Bill did well in school and eventually attended Holmes High School in Covington. Because of his delayed start with schooling, Bill was a 21 year old senior and ultimately left Holmes High School prior to graduating, in order to work full time. Bill did attend summer school but was drafted by the Army later that year, before he could finish summer school and receive his high school diploma.Upon being drafted, Bill reported to Ft. Lewis in Seattle, Washington for basic training. He completed basic training and started Advanced Infantry Training (AIT) at Ft. Lewis where he was injured in a training accident in June of 1966. After a six month recovery, Bill was assigned to Ft Hood, Texas to fulfill his two year draft commitment.After being Honorably Discharged, Bill started work at Ralston Purina on Mosteller Road, which is now known as General Mills. Bill worked there for 37 years and retired in April of 2004. His hobbies include traveling, camping in his RV, and taking his 1950 Studebaker to car shows. Bill lives in Sharonville and has been married to his wife Linda for 25 years. Together they have three children, two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.The guest speaker is Captain Paul H. Hogue, Jr. Captain Hogue is a native of Cincinnati, and a 1986 graduate of Princeton High School. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Naval Academy in May of 1991. After his commissioning he attended the Surface Warfare Officers Basic School in San Diego, California. In 2008, Captain Hogue attended the United States Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island where he earned a Master’s Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies. During his service, Captain Hogue earned three Meritorious Unit Commendation awards, and two Battle “E” awards. Captain Hogue is married to the former Tina Parker of San Diego, California. They have two children, Paul III (age 24) and Audrey (age 22). His sister is a teacher at Lincoln Heights Elementary School, where he also made a guest appearance on Veterans Day.From the PHS Counselors OfficeOn November 13th, we held our district College Credit Plus (CCP) night. All students that are interested in participating in College Credit Plus Classes are required to meet with counselors to review information and to receive an intent sheet that is due no later than 4/1/2020. If you know students that missed the meeting and want to take College Credit Classes in the 2020/2021 school year have them contact their counselor.A graduation overview meeting was held on 11/13. The graduation requirements from the state are changing. The handouts for the classes are linked below:OMEA District 14 Junior High8th Grade Honor BandCongratulations to these PCMS Viking musicians for being selected by audition to perform in the OMEA District 14 Junior High 8th Grade Honor Band:Row 1 (left to right) Colin Farwell, percussion; Dyson Hinsey, percussion.Row 2 (left to right) Layla Cato, baritone saxophone; Grace Perkins, tenor saxophone; Nicholas Brandt, trumpet.Row 3 (left to right) Morgan Hoog, trombone; Emily Johnson, flute; Logan Hendrix, baritone; Ryan Benjamin, tenor saxophone.They will perform on Sunday, January 12 at 5:00 p.m., in Matthews Auditorium. Tickets are $3 adult, $2 children/students/seniors and are sold at the door.OMEA District 14 Junior High7th Grade Honor BandCongratulations to these PCMS Viking musicians for being selected by audition to perform in the OMEA District 14 Junior High 7th Grade Honor Band:Row 1 (left to right) Zach Burns, trumpet; Micah Rogers, percussion; Scott Lawson, alto sax.Row 2 (left to right) Allyson Seibert, flute; Maverick Barnette, trombone; Connor Asari, trombone; Mitchell Kessler, tenor sax; Charlie Robenalt, bassoon.Row 3 (left to right) Kaylie Ebbing, clarinet; Delaney Benjamin, clarinet; Wesley Anglin, horn; Matthew McGuire, bassoon.They will perform at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 12 in Matthews Auditorium. Tickets are $3 adult, $2 children/students/seniors and are sold at the door.Music Boosters Mattress FundraiserSaturday, November 16th10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Princeton High SchoolDistinguished Alumni Banquet"Tradition Never Graduates"Congratulations to the Distinguished Alumni Class of 2019, who will be honored on November 16th at the DoubleTree Suites Hotel in Sharonville.2019 HonoreesThe Distinguished Emeritus Awards:The Distinguished Emeritus Awards:The Friend of Princeton Honorees:The Compass Church- Pastor Dorien HenseyLandmark Church- Pastor Matt HolmanDarrion Henry featured as LaRosa's MVPPHS Winter Season Athletic Picture DaySpecial Education DepartmentThank you Vike Nation for subscribing and reading our weekly E-News!This is a great place to find out what is happening in Princeton City Schools.Please click on the buttons to get news specific to each school building.Board of Education InformationPrinceton Board of Education MeetingPrinceton Administration Center3900 Cottingham DriveCincinnati, OH 45241Special Board MeetingsMonday, November 18, 2019Monday, November 25, 20196:30 p.m.
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