News & Events

Entries for November 2014

The Seton-Elder Performing Arts Series presents the Christmas Concert on Saturday December 13th at 7:00 PM and Sunday December 14 at 3:00 PM.  The concert will be held at the Seton Performance Hall.  All tickets are $8. Click here to download a reservation form.


Each year Elder hosts the annual Food & Toy Drive to help families in need.  On December 18th, Elder students, staff, and parents distributed food, toys, and gifts to over 250 of our neighbors in need. 

Thanks to all those who supported this year's Elder Food & Toy Drive.


Elder High School is proud to announce three student athletes signed letters of intent to participate in collegiate athletics.
Brad Miller – basketball, Christian Brothers University. He is the son of Lisa and John Miller. 
Kyle Orloff – baseball, University of Indianapolis. He is the son of Mary and Darren Orloff.
Shane Smith – baseball, Miami University. He is the son of Kathleen and Lance Smith.  

Click here to read more.  Congratulations, gentlemen!

Congratulations to Elder junior QB Peyton Ramsey for being named GCL-South Football Co-Player of the Year.  In his second year as a starter for Elder, Ramsey amassed 1899 yards passing and 814 yards rushing during the regular season.  He was also responsible for 12 passing touchdowns and 11 rushing touchdowns.

In addition to Ramsey being named player of the year, Elder Football was well represented on the league all-star teams:

First Team:  Louis Faillace (WR), Tommy Kraemer (OL), Peyton Ramsey (QB), Joe Schroer (DL)

Second Team:  Garren Messmore (RB), Kyle Orloff (LB), TJ Ruwan (DB), Cole Tepe (OL)

Faillace led the GCL-South in receiving yards (671), Orloff led the league in tackles (93) and Ruwan was tied for the league lead in interceptions (4).  Congratulations, gentlemen!

Join us Thanksgiving morning for the annual Price Hill Thanksgiving Day Parade.  The parade steps off at 10:00 AM from Western Hills High School, then makes its way inbound along Glenway to Warsaw, ending at St. Lawrence Church.  

The Elder Band will once again be participating, as well a number of Elder students, faculty and staff on various floats or with community groups.  It is a great start to a festive day, with the local fire house (the 24’s) leading the parade in their big red trucks.  

If you have young children or grandchildren, Santa Claus will be at St. Lawrence along with hot cocoa and cookies!  Hope to see you there!

Elder fathers and sons joined forces to help feed the hungry this Thanksgiving.  For the sixth year in a row, members of the Spiritual Boosters prepared full Thanksgiving meals for 40 neighborhood families connected with the Holy Family Food Pantry.  The pantry's executive director, Dale Hartlage is from the Elder class of '69.  The meals include a turkey, pumpkin pie, bread, green beans, cranberry sauce, and stuffing.

The Spiritual Boosters were formed 10 years ago under the leadership of Elder’s campus minister Roger Auer and alumnus Tom Aug '67. The group brings freshmen and their fathers together through various volunteer projects which facilitate communication and opportunities for spiritual discussion and growth while helping out the greater Elder community.

Click here to read more.

Click here to view a story about this event that ran on WKRC - Channel 12.

Congratulations to Elder senior guard Brad Miller!  Brad was recently named the LaRosa's MVP of the Week.  Miller averaged 15.8 points-three rebounds a game last season for the Panthers and was 1st team all-GCL South and honorable mention all-city.  He has committed to play at Christian Brothers University in Memphis.  Click here to read more.
Work began in November on the field-turf replacement project in The Pit.  The previous field turf has weathered 10 seasons.  The turf replacement project was completed in December, 2014.  

If you would like to own a piece of The Pit, click here for more details.

On November 14th, Elder community service student, Kevin Young ‘15 met the Presidential Pardoned Turkey, while tutoring at Oyler Elementary School.  

Each year before Thanksgiving the National Turkey Presentation takes place at the White House. The President of the United States is presented with a live domestic turkey, usually of the Broad Breasted White variety.  Since 1989, during the first Thanksgiving of President George H. W. Bush, the president has granted the turkey a "presidential pardon" and thus spared the bird from being slaughtered.

On November 13th, the French Club hosted a Crepe Party after school inviting one and all.  

Approximately 70 students accepted the invitation, decorating their individual crepes with fresh fruit, powered sugar, and other exotic toppings.  Délicieux!

University of Cincinnati kicker Tony Miliano '10 recently spent time at the Children's Museum reading to children and even singing "The Wheels on the Bus" during storytime.  Click here to view the full story.

Members of Elder's Leadership and Initiative Club had organized clean-ups in the Price Hill Community, but they knew they wanted to do something more.  They decided to pack lunches and distribute them to the homeless that congregate around Paul Brown Stadium during Bengals home games.  The impact they have had on the community has been huge.  

Recently members of Elder's Leadership & Initiative Club invited staff members from the Anthony Munoz Foundation to share in this worthwhile ministry.  Click here to read more.

Members of the Elder Glee Club sang the National Anthem at the ground-breaking ceremony for the new Rhonda & Larry Sheakley Boys & Girls Club, which will be located in Price Hill on Glenway at Gilsey Avenue.  Among the dignitaries present at the ceremony were Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley, Reds owner Bob Castellini and Chief of Police Jeffrey Blackwell.  Major League Baseball is the national sponsor for Boys & Girls Clubs.  The new Price Hill building is planned to open in time for the 2015 All Star Game, which will be played at Cincinnati’s Great American Ballpark on July 14th.

Steve Baum may have graduated from Oak Hills High School, but he was a tried-and-true Elder supporter.  For the past twenty years, he and his wife had season tickets to Elder football games in the Pit. They cheered on their sons when they played and after their graduations continued to support the young men who donned Elder football jerseys.  

Steve's last trip to the Pit was on October 17th.  Four days later, on October 21st, he suffered a fatal heartache.  His son Adam recently reflected on the incredible man his father was and the significant role Elder football played in their lives.  Click here to read the full article.