Community Update: October 17, 2019

 

No School: November 4, 2019 due to staff professional development

 

Firelands Athletic Booster Club presents their Comedy Night on January 25th!

Join the FABC at their Comedy Night on January 25th at the Amherst Eagles. Doors opencomedy night at 5pm and your $25 ticket includes soft drinks, beer and food. There will be raffles, a 50/50 and a fun comedy show!

A business special is offered for donors which includes 8 seats and advertisement of your business for $250.00.  Gift baskets and monetary donations are greatly appreciated.

Monies raised will be used to support athletic scholarships, equipment and needed improvements connected to our many sport programs. To be a donor or to purchase tickets please contact Traci Newman at 440.669.3676.

Firelands FFA News

Firelands FFA Offering Free Address Signs Through Operation G.R.A.S.S

By: Katelyn Konicek and Taylor Kenska, Firelands FFA Officers 

Oberlin, OH- The Firelands FFA chapter is focusing on community safety this year and FFA VECTORhas created a project to help improve emergency response time. After some research, we found that only around 1 in 10 houses have green reflective address signs in their yards. Those signs can improve emergency response time by 20%, which could be the difference between life and death. Firelands Ag. Business class has made it their project to help supply the community with green reflective address signs.

Through Operation G.R.A.S.S., green reflective address safety signs will be made available for free to members of the Firelands community. The first phase of our project is for community members aged 60 and over as well families with disabilities. The chapter is asking for a $15 donation if the requester is willing and able to make a donation. Donations will help make the project sustainable. Free installation is provided upon request. Order yours by February 1st. Signs available while supplies and funds last. Please email sfinnegan@firelandsschools.org if you have questions.

The order form is available here: Operation GRASS Order Form

 

Do you feed Formula of Champions by Kalmach?

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Help the Firelands FFA earn money by saving your proof of purchases! As a leader in livestock nutrition, Kalmbach Feeds is committed to supporting livestock organizations and activities.

Through the Formula of Champions Club Rewards, Formula of Champions bagged show feeds gives livestock related clubs, groups and associations financial support for their livestock related events.

*Please give proof of purchases to any Firelands FFA member, deliver to Firelands High School c/o Firelands FFA, or mail to Firelands FFA, 10643 Vermilion Road, Oberlin, OH 44074.

Community Clunker Cleanup

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Help us clean up the clunkers! Donate your old car, boat, tractor or other equipment to help the Ronald McDonald House provide a home away from home for families. Plus, if our FFA chapter gets the most donations, we could win $10,000! Call 800-332-8201 to schedule a convenient pick up of the used vehicle or equipment and use the promotional code (code #OH0088) to credit our chapter with your donation! #communityclunkercleanup #OhioFFAcares

 

Junior Achievement Online Auction

JA 2019 Online Auction

Download the 2019 JA Auction flyer here: JA 2019 Online Auction

Trick or Treat

Amherst: October 31st from 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Trick or treat

Kipton: October 31st from 6 – 7:30 pm

Oberlin: October 31st from 6:00 – 7:30 pm

South Amherst: October 31st from 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Vermilion: October 31st from 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Remember to turn your porch lights on if you would like to participate!

Trunk or Treat from Tri-M

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Brownhelm Historical Association Events

The Jungle Book

Brownhelm Historical Association (BHA) supports FLSD!

We are so happy to share that the BHA is sponsoring an event to raise funds for a Firelands High School student scholarship and to buy books for the Firelands Elementary School. We are very appreciative of their ongoing support!

The BHA has bought out the theater for a special presentation of The Jungle Book. The Jungle Book will be presented by the Workshop Players at 44800 Middle Ridge Road in Amherst on November 14th at 7:30 pm.

Tickets for this private event are available through eventbrite: https://tinyurl.com/y435syp3.

This family friendly event will be sold out so purchase your tickets soon!

To learn more about the Brownhelm Historical Association please click here: https://www.brownhelm.org/

If Tombstones Could Talk Cemetery Walk: October 20th

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Come stroll through the Brownhelm Cemetery where you will step back in time and meet some of Brownhelm’s earliest pioneers and residents. You’ll hear from some of the very first Brownhelm settlers including Colonel Henry Brown, Brownhelm’s namesake, and Hepsibah Bacon, matriarch of the famous Bacon boys after which Bacon Woods is named. You’ll also hear from local Civil War soldiers Thomas Wells and Henry Fairchild about their harrowing experience in battle, and learn about what life was like at home here in Brownhelm from local farmer, Elisha Peck, and preacher’s daughter, Martha Lawrence. You won’t want to miss our costumed re-enactors as they share their life stories in a program that “brings history life!” This is a free program.

Taking Donations Now for Grandma’s Attic Sale 2020!

We are officially taking donations once again for our major annual fundraiser, Grandmas attic sale logoGrandma’s Attic Sale, which is scheduled for April 2020. Please remember that we do not take donations of clothing or shoes, and cannot accept baby equipment like car seats. If at all possible, please donate clean items in good repair. If you have furniture or other large items to donate, please reply to this email or message us at brownhelmhistory@gmail.com before delivering the items. We may not be able to store them until the spring. Items may be brought to the Historic Brownhelm School & Museum (1940 N. Ridge Road, Vermilion) on Tuesdays from 10am-3pm.

 

Oberlin Heritage Center

ohc logoONE LAST BIG HISTORY WALK WEEKENDOberlin College’s Parents & Family Weekend (November 8-10) is OHC’s final outdoor tour weekend of the year.  History walks are open to the public as well as to campus visitors and include opportunities to participate in the Freedom’s Friends Underground Railroad and Abolition History Walk (Friday and Saturday at 3:00 p.m.), the Scholars & Settlers (Tappan Square) History Walk (Saturday at 11:15 a.m.), and the Oberlin Architecture History Walk (Sunday at 11:00 a.m.).  Sneak Peek:  Oberlin Origins mini-tours will be offered throughout the weekend as well.  Visit the Heritage Center’s website to find out more about starting locations and fees.  Advance reservations are recommended and may be made online.

 

Early Learning Center Fundraiser

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Skate World Fundraiser

Skate World Fundraiser 2019

Help support one of our students who skates out of Lorain Skate World. She is a National Champion in Team Events and qualifying competitor in Freestyle and Creative Individual Events. Good luck Mandy DeWitt!

 

Vermilion Fire Steak Fry

Vermilion Fire Steak Fry 2019

Partners with Paws

Partners with paws 2019 fundraiser

Firelands Softball Clinic

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Download the Softball Clinic form here: Falcon Softball Clinic 2019.docx

 

 

2019 Teen Driver Safety Billboard Contest

Billboard contest 2019

The Lorain County Safe Communities Coalition, through the support of State Farm®, is challenging high school students to create a public service announcement billboard to educate drivers about the dangers of distracted driving.

All contest rules, registration, and prize details can be found here

Deadline: October 25, 2019

 

Reunions

 

Class of 1989 Reunion

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30th Reunion on Saturday November 9th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Cole’s Public House

2019 South Main Street

Amherst, OH  44001

 

Falcons in the Press

Girls soccer: Firelands dominates Brookside in sectional opener

Boys soccer: Firelands makes a statement, tops Elyria Catholic in OT

 

 

Submit your community information to: jbutchko@firelandsschools.org