• Volume 05 | May 13, 2022

    Princeton eNews for week ending May 13, 2022

    Thank You!

    Princeton City School District students, staff, and families - Thank you for sharing your voice through our YouthTruth surveys!

     

    Your voices are paramount to our schools’ improvement efforts. In April, we launched our second annual YouthTruth survey in partnership with YouthTruth, a national nonprofit that helps districts improve their school climate and culture. We heard from our students, staff, and families about how we are doing and how we can improve.

     

    YouthTruth is a very powerful tool for us to look at ourselves honestly and critically and push ourselves to get better. Hearing what our students, staff, and families think is one of the most important things we can do as educators.

     

    YouthTruth will be completing the analysis of our survey results, and we should receive the survey reports in the next several weeks. While we will explore the findings more over the next several months and strategically use the feedback to inform next year’s planning, I sincerely thank you for your participation. We will let you know what we are currently doing and planning to do with your feedback.

     

    Thank you for your voice - it makes the #vikingdiff!

     

    Respectfully,

     

    Tom Burton

    Superintendent

    Commencement

    On behalf of the Princeton High School Class of 2022 and the PHS faculty, you are invited to attend the commencement exercises on Sunday, May 15, 2022, at Fifth Third Arena on the campus of The University of Cincinnati. Graduation will begin at 2:00 p.m.

     

    Please note that the doors will open to the public at 1:00 p.m. The University of Cincinnati has a CLEAR BAG Policy in effect.

     

    Reminders:

    • Seniors will board buses to UC at 12:15 p.m. from PHS. Will arrive at UC by 1:00 p.m.
    • Limited ADA parking in Varsity Village - first come, first serve
    • Corry Garage has ADA spots and will run a golf cart up and down the hill
    • You can drop off riders at the Bearcat statue and then park.

     

    Top 20 Students of the Class of 2022

    Congratulations to our Top Twenty students who participated in an Academic Signing on Thursday, May 12th, at Matthews Auditorium.

    Senior Recognitions

    Click Here for Senior Academic Awards Program

    Business Graduates

    Rebecca McCowan, Business Instructor/DECA Advisor, shares this video from the end of the year Business Graduates of 2022.

    Districtwide Technology

    Chromebooks Over Summer

    We want to inform everyone about the plans for the Chromebooks over the summer. Earlier this year the decision was made and communicated to the schools that Chromebooks for 2-12 grade were to be assigned on a one-to-one basis and that the students would take the Chromebooks home for homework.

     

    Based on the one-to-one status, all Chromebooks for students 2-11 will be sent home with the students over the summer.

     

    This means that ALL 5th-grade students will keep their Chromebook and that will still be their device when they arrive at the Middle School, and all 8th-grade student will keep their Chromebooks also. Twelfth-grade students have returned their Chromebooks to the High School, in order to walk at Commencement.

     

    For our K-1 students, parents/guardians have the option of keeping the Chromebook over the summer. If you have a child who is currently in Kindergarten or First Grade and would like to keep the Chromebook, you need to complete the attached form. This will acknowledge that you are responsible for the device.

     

    We understand that there is some concern about the devices being lost or damaged over the summer. It is something that we are aware of and are anticipating. We have processes in place for repairs and enough devices to replace any anticipated losses. The tech office is open through the summer. The office number for support and repairs is 513-864-1162.

    K-1 CHROMEBOOK FORM

    Successful Walkathon at Sharonville Elementary

    We have so much to celebrate about the 2022 Sharonville Elementary PFO Walk-a-Thon!

     

    $10,065.59 raised by students and families!

     

    $450.00 in local business community sponsors! Thank you, Lunatic Fringe, Luxuriant Nail & Spa, Vonderhaar’s Catering, Scott Hartsock Tax Service, and Sharonville Liquor/Ameristop!

     

    Special thanks to Mr. T, Mrs. Louderback, Michael Blomer, and Bethany Ahr from the Sharonville Parks & Recreation Department, and. Lt. Cordes and Sgt. Hermes from our Sharonville Police Department for ensuring this event was safe and fun!

     

    10 students raised $200 or more and 25 students raised $100 or more!

    5th Grade & Middle School Information

    Fifth Grade Families,

     

    Sign your child up for the PCMS STEAM Summer Bridge Camp that is open to all incoming 6th graders! It is a great way to transition your 5th-grade student to the Middle School. This camp will prepare students with academic and personal strategies that will create success for the Middle School, using hands-on learning experiences based on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math.

     

    Camp will take place May 31 - June 17, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    Monday - Friday.

     

    Camp is FREE and busing is provided (pick up and drop off at each elementary school).

     

    Free breakfast and lunch will be provided each day.

     

    Please register your child using the links below. Registration ends on May 6, 2022.

     

    For more information, please contact PCMS: 513-864-2005 or email mhoffmann@vikingmail.org.

     

    English Registration Form

     

    Spanish Registration Form

     

    PCMS Summer Camp Application 2022

     

    Solicitud de Campamento de Verano de PCMS 2022

     

    Virtual Summer Camp Application for Incoming 7/8th Graders 2022

     

    Gifted Camp Registration

    SEE Summit - Student Led Conference

    SEE SUMMIT 2.0

     

    Please sign up to support our students who will be participating and leading sessions in this year’s SEE SUMMIT on May 14, 2022. T

     

    The event is free and open to everyone. The program is from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

     

    Our Princeton High School students will be speaking at 12:15-1:15 and 1:15-2:15 p.m.

     

    Sign up even if you can not attend live, and links will be shared, so you can watch the program on your own time. https://digitalpromise.org/students-for-equitable-education-summit/

    Free Concert at the Murals

    Princeton High School Orchestras present

    The 2nd Annual

    Orchestra May Mixer

    Saturday, May 21

    Concert at the Murals begins at 3 pm

     

    All family, friends, and community are welcome! Bring your lawn chairs and a drink or snack to enjoy during the concert!

     

    This concert welcomes our 8th-grade students into the High School Orchestra Program. 8th Grade orchestra students have been learning music to play with the PHS Orchestra students and will spend three hours working together with them doing activities and rehearsing.

     

    Princeton Board of Education

    Special Meeting

    Monday, May 9, 2022

    Princeton Administration Center

    6:30 p.m.

     

    Regular Board meetings can be

    viewed virtually on Facebook

    https://www.facebook.com/pcsdvikings/

    and on ICRC-TV Viewing Link:

    https://www.icrctv.com/video/princeton-board-education

     

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    PRINCETON GOLF OUTING

     

    Registration is now open for the annual Princeton Golf Outing. Please visit https://www.locallevelevents.com/events/details/20491 to register.

    Princeton Athletic Online Store

     

    Please visit https://shop.game-one.com/ohio/cincinnati/princeton-vikings to shop your official Princeton Vikings gear and accessories.

     

    Viking Seniors Earn End-of-Year Awards

     

    Congratulations to the Class of 2022 and our Senior Student-Athletes for earning several end of year awards:

     

    Archie Griffin Award

    As part of an ongoing program to promote Sportsmanship, Ethics, and Integrity, the Ohio High School Athletic Association is continuing the program to recognize students who display exemplary sportsmanship. Named after Archie Griffin, the only two-time recipient of the Heisman Trophy and a professional athlete, the awards go to Kendall Wilson and Tavier Lugo-Flowers.

     

    NFHS Award of Excellence

    The National Federation of High School’s Board of Directors and NFHS Citizenship Committee have permitted OHSAA to recognize students who have displayed exemplary sportsmanship, ethics, and integrity. These awards go to London Dennie and Tommy Burton.

     

     

    OHSAA Scholar-Athlete Award

    The scholar-athlete award is dedicated to academic excellence while participating in interscholastic athletics. This award is to a senior male and female with the highest scholastic average. The OHSAA Scholar Athletes are Emma Hinkle and David Trinh.

     

    Courageous Student Award

    This award is dedicated to a student-athlete who has overcome great adversity on and off the field and battled serious injury during the season. This year's recipients are Taya Wilson and Isaiah Myers.

     

    Viking Cup

    The Viking Cup is awarded to a male and female student-athlete who exemplified Outstanding Athletic Achievements During Their Varsity Career. The 2022 Viking Cup winners are Mekhi Lynn and Kierra Morris.

     

    Superintendent's Cup

    The Superintendent’s Cup is awarded to two student-athletes who demonstrate Academic Excellence, Athletic Achievement, and School Citizenship. Our 2022 Superintendent’s Cup winners are Shania Stone and Rodney Harris.

     

    OHSAA State Award for Sportsmanship, Ethics, and Integrity

    These individuals exemplify good sportsmanship and are always positive role models for others. They reflect a high level of ethics and integrity as well as support positive values on the playing field. This year’s recipients are Rylee Meyer and Cole Walker.

    Greater Miami Conference Athletes of the Week
     

    Congratulations to Raslyn Valverde and Liam Morgenroth on being selected as Greater Miami Conference Athletes of the Week.

    Valverde is a freshman on the softball team. She went 3-for-3 with 2 RBIs in the Vikings' win against Winton Woods.

    Morgenroth tossed a perfect game against Winton Woods. He threw 63 pitches over 5 innings of work and struck out 9 batters.

    Boys Tennis at Greater Miami Conference Champions

     

    The Princeton Boys Tennis finished the regular season with a 7-6 record, marking the first time in 9 years the team finished with a winning record during competition. Princeton scored 20 tournament points at the league tournament and finished 7th overall in the final standings.

    Softball

     

    Viking Softball will close out the 2022 season with SENIOR NIGHT on Friday, May 13 vs. Middletown! We are going to play a doubleheader starting at 5:00 p.m. We will recognize our senior softball players starting at 5:00 p.m.

    High School Track & Field

     

    Viking Boys & Girls Track travel to Mason High School Friday Night for the GMC Championships! Field Events will begin at 4:00 pm with Running Finals starting at 6:00 pm! Tickets for the event can be purchased in advance at the following link:

    https://gofan.co/app/school/OH1441

    Congratulations to Brooke Barry and Peyton Harmon on being named the Jersey Mike’s Above and Beyond Athletes of the Week.

     

    Brooke is a sophomore on the lacrosse team. She has stepped up and moved from defense to offense and scored two goals. Brooke has been able to influence the rest of the team and keep up a positive momentum even after the loss of a key attack player due to penalties.

     

    Peyton is a first-year player that scored her very first goal after moving to the midfield position. She was also pivotal in getting draw control or forcing turnovers in the midfield position.

    Baseball

     

    Carson McDaniel tossed a complete game shutout and the Vikings defeated Oak Hills 1-0 on Monday, May 9th.

    Princeton (4-20) won their second consecutive game behind the strong performance of lefthander, Carson McDaniel.

    McDaniel yielded just 5 hits over 7 innings of work. He struck out 6 batters and walked 3. McDaniel was efficient from the start, throwing 16 first pitch strikes.

    The Vikings offense scattered three base hits and forced 3 walks.

    J'Quan Turnage collected the lone RBI on a base hit in the sixth inning.

    Andrew Edrington and James Spears each had a hit in the win.

     

     

    Baseball Tournament Information

     

    Viking Baseball will travel to West Clermont High School on Tuesday, May 17 for the open round of the Southwest District Tournament. First Pitch will take place at 4:00 p.m. Come out and cheer on our Vikes! Tickets for the game can be purchased online at the following link and search Princeton.

    www.ohsaa.org/tickets

    UPCOMING: VIKING GOLF CAMP - June 7-10th

     

    Join your fellow Vikings and have FUN while learning about the game of golf! This camp is designed for Princeton students that would like to learn about golf and may be interested in playing on the Middle School or High School team. Camp will be led by Princeton Golf Coaches and current Princeton Golfers.

    Upcoming Sports Physicals

    PCMS Athletics
     

    Upcoming Fall 2022 Sports Informational Meetings

     

    Princeton Fall Athletic Programs will hold informational meetings during Homeroom for 6-8th graders interested in participating in an upcoming Fall athletic program.

     

    Friday, May 20th - Cross Country

    PCMS Athletes of the Week

     

     

    Congratulations to Jonas Long, Kiyah Toler, and Lincoln Soots on being named PCMS Student-Athletes of the Week!

     

     

    State JH Track & Field Championships

     

    Good Luck to our State Track & Field Participants!!

     

    Congratulations to Bre’iel Smiley, Ryann Harris, Aisha Diop, Olivia Kenny, Andrew Wells, and Nathaniel Canady on making it to the 2022 Middle School State track meet. These athletes are in the top 24 in the state for their respective events and will be participating at Hilliard Darby High School, 4200 Leppert Road, Hilliard, OH 43026, on Saturday, May 14th.

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