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SAVE THE DATE for our 45th Anniversary Gala showcasing alumni of the Seton-Elder Performing Arts Series and their positive effect on the art scene within the community! 

CALLING ALL ALUMNI OF THE SETON-ELDER PERFORMING ARTS SERIES! We want you back on stage to perform and celebrate with us at this anniversary gala! Rehearsals for the concert will be mostly on Tuesdays, 7:30-9:00 P.M. beginning August 11th. Final rehearsal on September 17th.  The performance will be help September 19th at 7:30 PM.

If you can participate, please email Maribeth Samoya at samoyam@cincinnatiseton.org right away and include the voice part of your preference.

 

Click here to view flyer and order tickets

We are pleased to announce that John “Mike” Kunnen ’42 has been appointed a “Chevalier” (Knight) of the Legion of Honor for his combat efforts in France as a member of the 709th Tank Battalion during the Second World War. Elder High School hosted the knighting ceremony on July 18 at Elder's Schaeper Center.  The Elder Glee Club Ensemble sang the National Anthem of both the United States and France.  Honored guests and ceremony participants include United States Representative Steve Chabot, Ohio State Representative Lou Terhar, Ohio State Senator Bill Seitz, Cincinnati Councilman Charlie Winburn, and Colonel Timothy Gorrell, Director of the Ohio Department of Veterans Services.

While the halls of Elder High School are void of students during the summer months, this summer the halls, classrooms, and offices are being transformed.  Renovations began last year to improve the student learning experience and are continued this summer with the addition of improved lighting, HVAC, and campus-wide security projects. 

During the renovation, the Main Office and most administrative offices have relocated to the Schaeper Center for the summer. Access to these offices is located on the Glenway Avenue side of the Schaeper Center. Click here for more details about summer hours and parking restrictions.  We are anxious to welcome back the students in August to their new and improved Elder High School!

Jack Streicher '17, Ross Mullen '17 and Sam Middendorf '16 played for the Cincinnati team at the Brine Lacrosse Pride of Ohio Games on Saturday June 7th at Olentangy High School. 

Congratulations to Jack Streicher '17 who was selected to represent the state of Ohio at the Brine National Lacrosse Classic in Virginia June 29-July 2. Team Ohio won the Brine National Championships and Jack scored two goals in the semi finals including the game tying goal in the final minute of the game.  They will now represent the USA in the Brogden Cup in January versus an international field.  Click here for more details.

Cleophis Carson '17 has been in the Against the Grain Scholars program since February, 2013. In June of 2013, he graduated from the eighth grade at St. Francis Seraph, a Catholic, Inner-city School in Over-the-Rhine. At his eighth grade graduation ceremony, Cleophis earned an award for First Academic Honors, an award for Perfect Attendance, and an award for Student of the Year. He also earned the Zeiser Scholarship so that he could attend Elder High School. Click here to read more.

Elder grad and Silver Star recipient Chad Lawson '96 was honored as the Cincinnati Reds' "Hometown Hero" on Monday, June 8. There was a party at the Holy Grail Banks prior to the game. Click heading above fore more details.

We would like to welcome Maura Gettler as the Elder High School Director of Admissions & Marketing.  Maura comes to us from Thomas More College where she spent the last three years as a Senior Enrollment Counselor performing management and recruitment activities, planning events, coordinating  visits, and implementing the student ambassadors program.  

Maura’s enthusiasm, passion, creativity, and experience will be instrumental as she takes on this important position at Elder High School.  Maura has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Thomas More College.  Maura graduated from McAuley High School.  Welcome, Maura!

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Join the Elder Band for Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A in Western Hills on Tuesday, May 19th from 5 PM - 8 PM and 15% of your purchase will be donated to the band.  Chick-Fil-A is located at 6495 Glenway Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45211.  Click here to download the flyer.
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Join us on Sunday, May 17th at 3:30 PM as the Seton-Elder Performing Arts Series
Presents the Spring Concert in the Seton Performance Hall.  All tickets are $8.00 with general admission seating.  Click here to download an order form.

Elder High School is offering a one week course to prepare eighth grade boys for the High School Placement Test (HSPT). This class is taught by teachers who are proficient in their respective fields. The class will allow boys to: Take Practice Tests, Learn Test Taking Skills, Review Materials on the Math and Language Portions of the HSPT, Participate in Fun Activities, Gain Insight on the High School Admissions Process, Experience Elder. Click heading above for more details.

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Join us on Friday, May 15th from 6 PM to 9 PM for the Annual Elder Art Show.  At the show, over a thousand works of art will be on display as well as the senior art and photography portfolios. Come check out the students' bonanzas and the infamous rolling sculptures will start at 7pm.  We hope to see you there!

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Join us on Saturday, May 9 at 7:00 pm in the Elder Fieldhouse for the 15th Annual Steel Drum Festival.  Admission is FREE and includes participants from Elder, Clark Montessori and Madison High Schools. There will also be a Mass Band performance, including all participants!!!  Hope to see you there!
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Current students in grades 8-11 who are planning to attend Elder, Seton, or Mercy high schools in the fall are invited to Color Guard tryouts on Wednesday, May 13th, in the band room at Elder High School.  Click here for more details Please contact Laura Bramble atbramblle@miamioh.edu with any questions.
Congratulations to Andrew Taylor '15 who received the Sgt. Gregory H. Weber “American Spirit” Award at this morning’s senior assembly!  Andrew was nominated by the faculty and approved by administration for his excellence in leadership.  Mr. Ken Griffith, a representative from the Montezuma Cincinnati Detachment #270 of the Marine Corps League, was on hand to present the award in honor of our fallen grad.
Vote for Kyle Orloff '15 LaRosa's MVP of the Week. Kyle is a three-sport athlete, baseball, foorball, and basketball.  In baseball, the shortstop is leading the GCL South in hitting (.625). He lead the Panthers last season with a .430 batting average and was named 1st team all-city. He has committed to the U. of Indianapolis. He also is a football all-star who led the GCL South in tackles and played basketball.  Click here to vote for Kyle.
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Warsaw Federal would like to invite you and a friend to join us for Debbie Gardner’s empowering seminar, Survive Institute. Learn confidence tools and self- defense choices that celebrate “The Hero In You”.  This event will be held at Elder's Schaeper Center and is recommended for ages 14 & up.  Registration begins at 6:00 PM, the seminar will be held from 6:30 to 9:00 PM.

Click here for more details.

Congratulations to Elder students Danny Theders '16 and Collin Schwiers '15 whose artworks have been selected to be entered into the 2015 Congressional Art Competition! Winning entries receive special recognition by Congressman Steve Chabot.  Click heading above for more details.

The Elder Academic Team finished 2nd out of the 16 teams at the Ohio regional tourney. This accomplishment earned them a spot in the final state tourney on May 2nd, in Columbus, Ohio.   Congratulations, gentlemen!  Click heading above for more details.

On Saturday, April 18th, the Elder Panthers defeated Lakota West 4-0 at Great American Ball Park during the “Big League Weekend”.  Congratulations, gentlemen!

The Elder Baseball State Championship granite markers for each of our twelve state champ teams have been installed at the PAC.   All were invited to join us as we announce this addition to the entry way of the Jack Adam Baseball Stadium on Wednesday, April 15th.  

Can't make it on Wednesday, April 15th?  Come cheer on the Panthers throughout the baseball season.  Click here to view the 2015 Elder Baseball schedule.

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Take part in the tradition known locally as “Praying the Steps” on Good Friday at Holy Cross - Immaculata Church in Mt. Adams.  Join members of the Elder community and many others on April 3rd at 8 am on the steps leading to Holy Cross-Immaculata Church, 30 Guido Street – Cincinnati, OH 45202.  Wear your purple and bring your family and friends.  

Congratulations to the Class of 2019 Placement Test Scholarship Winners.  They are:

Holy Family: Devon Steinriede; 
Liberty Jr. High: Emmanuel Pastoriza; 
Our Lady of Lourdes: Trenton Barrett, Brad James, Sean O’Conner, Gunnar Wall; 
Our Lady of Victory: Ryan Duell, John Eary, Robert Luebbering, Brady Murphy, Maxwell Trotta; 
Our Lady of Visitation: Mitchell Bailey, Eric Beck, Trace Jones, Tyler Macenko, Maxwell Middendorf, Ryan Saupe, Maxwell Scholtes; 
Rapid Run Middle School: Devin Angelo, Parker Niehaus, Patrick Tiernan; 
St. Antoninus: Anthony Holmes; 
St. Catharine: Ethan Rao; 
St. Dominic: Nicholas Sebastian; 
St. Ignatius: Chase Lambrinides, Anthony Tepe; 
St. Jude: Zachary Beiersdorfer, Jack Dowling, Wilbert Feldman, Trent Jones, Benjamin Mullaney, Kyle Trischler, Jake Voelkerding; 
St. Lawrence: Ocean Wu, Jacob Hickey, Ernie Long; 
St. Teresa of Avila: Benjamin Dudley, Jarod Timmers.

Congratulations to Elder Senior Drew Lammers II!  Drew recently received the Bill and Wanda Baker Scholarship at the NDA (National Demolition Association) Convention and Expo.  Click here to view Drew's acceptance speech.  Congratulations. Drew!
Shane Smith '15 is in the running for this week's LaRosa's MVP of the Week.  Shane is a senior baseball all-star on the mound with a 7-1 record with 46 strikeouts in 50 innings last season. He had a 0.56 ERA and hit .358 with 29 hits. He was named GCL South Co-Player of the Year and 1st team all-city. He will play collegiately at Miami University.  Click here to vote for Shane.

Elder Senior Jacob Humphrey has been honored for his exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award.  The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, was granted by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of President Barack Obama. Elder High School nominated Jacob for national honors this fall in recognition of his volunteer service.  Click heading above to read more,

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Support the Elder Band by dining at F&N Goode Chick'n Tenders on March 10th from 3 PM to 9 PM.  The Elder Band will receive 20% percent of all dine-in and carry-out orders with the necessary flyer.  F&N Goode Chick'n is located at 5102 Crookshank Rd.  Please call ahead for large orders, 451-3000.  Click here to download the flyer.

 

On March 9th as Elder's Principal, Tom Otten faced Seton Principal, Donna Brigger as dueling bartenders to raise money for Price Hill charities at Price Hill Chili.  The proceeds from Mr. Otten's tips benefit the Price Hill Youth Photography Camp and Mrs. Brigger's funds benefit Price Hill Youth Media.  

 

On Wednesday, February 25th, three 3 Elder grads met with the Art Club to share their experience of working at Possible, a worldwide creative agency.  They described the role of an agency and how one gets a job in the industry.   The alumni were Nick Schulz, Rob Seitz and John Rizzo; they are all members of the Class of ’99.  
Maxwell L. Hammersmith, Benjamin J. Merk, Noah A. Peterson and Thomas “Zach” Sullivan have been named finalists in the National Merit Scholarship competition.  They will continue to compete for some 8,000 scholarships worth more than $32-million that will be offered this spring by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Representing less than one percent of the nation's high school seniors, all four were named National Merit Semifinalists this past fall for their outstanding score on the PSAT.  Click heading above for more details.

On Friday, February 20th, Tom Gyarmati became the 100th recipient of an Elder High School U.S. Veteran's Diploma.  In 2002, the Ohio legislature passed a law allowing those who left high school early to serve in World War II to receive a high school diplomas.  This was later expanded to those who served in other wars.  Elder High School began distributing honorary diplomas in 2002.  Click heading above for full story.

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Join the Elder Glee Club, Seton Concert Choir, and the Vocal Ensembles and Show Choirs from both schools on Thursday, Feb. 19 for a special concert where world-renowned composer and arranger Greg Gilpin will be the guest director.  The concert will be held at 7:00 p.m. in Seton’s Performance Hall.

Greg is a well-known, ASCAP award-winning choral composer and arranger with hundreds of publications to his credit. He is also a conductor for choral festivals, all-district and all-state choirs and is a member of MENC and ACDA.  As Director of Educational Choral Publications for Shawnee Press, Inc., Greg oversees creation of the educational music products for this distinguished publisher.  Additionally, Greg is a musician and producer in the recording industry whose projects include commercial jingles, CD projects, Broadway and Disney.

Tickets for the performance are $5 at the door.  Hope to see you there!

The Flats Gallery: a Mount St. Joseph University Urban Arts Partnership, at 3028 Price Avenue in Price Hill, is pleased to announce the opening of We Were All Chiefs: Current Work from Elder High School Alumni.  The exhibition runs March 17 – May 2, 2015.  The gallery reception is scheduled for Saturday, March 21, 2015, 3:00 – 5:00 pm.  The public is welcome to attend.  Click heading above for more details.

Each month Elder’s Principal, Tom Otten, hosts a Pancake Breakfast for his students.  Various groups are invited to serve as members of the Pancake Posse each month.  These volunteers range from teachers, to members of the Elder Moms and Dads Clubs.  For the first time ever (since 1997, when the breakfasts began) an outside group did the honors.  Click heading above for more details.

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Support the Elder Band by dining at Empress Chili on Tuesday, February 10th from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  Twenty percent of all dine-in and carry-out orders with the attached flyer will be donated to Elder’s Band.  Click here to download the flyer.
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Due to the inclement weather, Elder will be on a 2-hour delay today, Thursday, February 5th.
If you are currently an Elder freshman, sophomore or junior, and have a cumulative GPA of 85 or greater at the end of the first semester 2014-2015 school year, you are eligible to apply for an Altiora Scholarship. These scholarships recognize students who are involved in activities whether at Elder, in the parishes, or the greater Cincinnati community.  Applications are available from Mr. Owens in the Development Office or by clicking here.  Completed applications are due on Monday, February 23 by 8:00 a.m.  No late applications will be accepted.
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Support the Elder Band by dining at Bridgetown Chipotle on Glenway Avenue on Tuesday, January 13th from 5 PM to 8 PM.  The Elder Band will receive 50% of the proceeds of all dine-in and carry-out orders when you mention this promotion or show the flyer.  Click here for the flyer.

Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards has recognized the exceptional vision of our nation’s youth, and provided a singular opportunity for students to be noticed for their creative talents. It has grown to be the longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in the U.S., and the largest source of scholarships for young artists and writers.  The Awards received 230,000 original works from students during its 2013 program year.  Students’ submissions are judged on the Awards’ core values:  originality, technical skill, and the emergence of personal voice or vision.  Click heading above for more details.

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Due to the frigid temperatures, Elder will be on a 2-hour delay on Thursday, January 8th.  The revised exam schedule follows:

3rd Period:
Study: 9:50-10:25
Exam: 10:25-11:55

4th Period:

Jun. & Sen.:
Food: 11:55-12:20
Study: 12:25-12:55
Exam: 1:00-2:30

Fresh. & Soph.:
Study: 12:00-12:30
Food: 12:30-12:55
Exam: 1:00-2:30

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Come in from the cold!  Warm up with music from the Elder Steel Drum Band, who will be performing the sounds of the Caribbean.  The performance will take place Thursday, January 29 at 7:00pm in the Seton Auditorium.  Admission is FREE!!  We look forward to seeing you there.

At ElderFEST on Friday, May 1st, the top 10 students of the Class of 2015 were recognized.  They are: David Meyer, Eric Huff,  Joshua Rhoads, Benjamin Merk, David Eubanks, Harry Laiveling, Michael O’Brien, Luke Jett, Salutatorian, Spencer Niehaus, and Valedictorian, Brady Kraemer.  These top ten students have earned over two million dollars in scholarships so far.  Congratulations on your achievements and good luck in the future!  Click heading above for more details.

The Elder Basketball team was recently named the National Guard/JJ Huddle Team of the Week. The team also improved to 10-0 on the season with a 76-52 win over Roger Bacon. Congratulations, gentlemen! 

 Click here to read more.
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Enjoy F & N Goode Chick'n Tenders and support the Elder Basketball program.  On December 21st, 20% of all dine-in and carry-out orders will benefit the Elder Basketball team's trip to Florida.  Click here to download the necessary flyer.

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The Elder Basketball Program will hold its Annual Grade School Night at the Pit on Saturday, December 20 as the Panthers take on Walnut Hills High School. All students in grades K-8 wearing their team uniform or other school spirit wear will be admitted FREE OF CHARGE to the game. There will be giveaways, contests, student participation and other fun activities throughout the night.  After the game the players from the Elder Varsity Basketball team will be available for autographs. Spread the word and don't miss this opportunity to see one of the finest basketball programs in the state of Ohio in action for FREE!  Game times are Freshmen -  4:30pm, JV - 6:00pm and Varsity 7:30pm.


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.

Join us this weekend as we celebrate the 10th Annual Holiday on the Hill.  The festivities kick off Friday evening with the officially lighting of the tree.  Light the Hill begins Friday, December 5th at 6 p.m. on Seton’s front lawn. Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell will switch the light to illuminate the tree and afterward MyCincinnati music students will perform a concert.  Click here to read a recent article about this annual event.

Saturday begins with music and an arts and crafts sale at 10:30 a.m. in Elder High School’s Schaeper Center.  Several school and church groups will perform and a wide variety of artists and crafters will have works for sale. 

Click here for a full listing of Holiday on the Hill-related events.

 

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!

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Join us Sunday, November 2nd from 4 - 7 PM in Elder's cafeteria for the Elder Band Italian Dinner.  The cost is just $7 per person.  In addition to dinner, there will be Split-the-Pot, a Gift Card Tree Raffle and more!!!!  For Advanced Tickets, contact Tracy Rottenberger at (513) 328-0043 or Sue Armstrong at (513) 910-5532.
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Grade school students are invited to "Trunk-or-Treat" before the Elder vs. LaSalle football game on Halloween night.  

The PANTHER BAR will be given to the first 500 grade school students who enter through the Main Gate or the Panther Court gate.  The PANTHER BAR was specially made for this event by the Esther Price Candy Company.  Thank you to Jim Day '47, president and owner of Esther Price.  Trunk-or-Treat begins at 6:00 PM in the parking lot adjacent to Elder’s Schaeper Center.

 

 


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Join Elder Glee Club alumni, parents and friends for a Haunted Happy Hour on Thursday, October 30th at the Holy Grail - Banks from 5:00 to 8:30 PM.  Take a chance on basket raffles and enjoy entertainment by the Elder Glee Club.  

For just $20 you will receive 2 drink tickets and have a SPOOK-tacular time!  10% of all food sales benefit the Glee Club.  Join us if you DARE!

The Elder Panthers have been nominated for TriStateFootball.com’s Team of the Week for their 49-35 win over Highlands on Friday.  Vote here.

QB Peyton Ramsey was also nominated for TriStateFootball.com’s Player of the Week for his performance against Highlands.  Vote here.

The Panthers take on the LaSalle Lancers this Friday night at 7:30 PM in The Pit.

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Elder parents are invited to "Meet The Teacher" Night on Wednesday, September, 10th beginning at 7 PM.  This evening provides parents an opportunity to meet their son's teachers and get a feel for their son's daily schedule.  Please click here to read a letter containing details about the evening from Principal Otten. 
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The evening program concludes the Freshman Orientation program. It is mandatory for both the freshman student and at least one parent to attend. Parents may dress casual – shorts are OK!  Students are asked to wear their new Elder t-shirt they will receive Tuesday morning at school – shorts are OK to wear!

The purpose of this program is to acquaint both the student and his parent(s) of Elder High School’s mission and philosophy. There will be three sessions, each 14 minutes in length, presented by various staff members. The students and parents will rotate among three different locations. The locations, topics, and presenters will be as follows:

1. Schaeper Center MULTIPURPOSE ROOM
- Campus Ministry/Community Service (Mr. Roger Auer, Campus Ministry Director)

2. Wrestling/Volleyball GYM
- Discipline/Attendance (Mr. Kurt Ruffing, Assistant Principal)
- CARE Team (Mrs. Linda Giessler, Nurse)

3. Schaeper Center MUSIC ROOM
- Extra Curricular Activities (Mr. Dave Dabbelt, Athletic Director)
- Academics/Guidance (Mr. Joe Driehaus, Guidance Director)
- College Information (Mrs. Erin Lind, College Coordinator)

The program will start promptly at 7:00 P.M. and continue until 8:00 P.M.  This will be followed with a liturgy outside in The Pit (in the Fieldhouse if inclement weather), ending at approximately 9:00 P.M. The freshmen are encouraged to sit with their parent(s) during the liturgy.

Families will be assigned, according to their last name, to meet in the following locations to start the program at 7:00 P.M.:

* A – G …..… Schaeper Center MUSIC ROOM
* H – M…….. Wrestling/Volleyball GYM
* N – Z……... Schaeper Center MULTIPURPOSE ROOM

This summer, Elder High School began a multi-year construction project.  This project includes replacing the boiler heating system from the 1950s, adding air conditioning to the entire campus, replacing all interior lighting with LED lighting, replacing windows, and other minor improvements.  This campus enhancement project will take 2-3 summers to complete. A huge THANK YOU to Seton for allowing us to use their parking garage this summer!  

Click here to view photos on our Facebook page of the construction this summer.

Click here to view a video of the summer activities on campus.

ongratulations to the Academic Team for winning both of their final league matches on Tuesday, February 24th. They defeated McNicholas by a score of 56-45 in their first match, followed by a closely contested 50-47 victory over Moeller. The team finished the season with an 11-1 regular season record and is now qualified to compete in the state tournament next month.  Congratulations, gentlemen!   

 

Five Elder football players have been nominated for the 2014 Postseason All-TriStateFootball.com Team. The nominations come from three states, 162 schools and 29 conferences/districts.  Voting is now open and will remain open until 11:59 PM Eastern on Friday, January 30th. 

Elder QB Peyton Ramsey, Wide Receiver Louis Faillace, Offensive Lineman Tommy Kraemer, Defensive Lineman Joe Schroer, and Kicker Jerry Porter have all been nominated.

Click here to vote.  The official 2014 Postseason All-TSF Team will be announced on Monday, February 2nd and all members will be invited to be recognized at our upcoming TSF Year in Review Show on Thursday, February 12th at Dave and Buster's in Springdale.

 

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Join us for Grade School Soccer Night at the PAC!  Elder Soccer will battle Moeller at 7:00 p.m. Students dressed in grade school spirit wear or team shirts get in free!  For more information, contact JP Owens, Director of Admissions & Marketing, at (513) 921-3744 ext. 3427 orowensjp@elderhs.net for details.
Harry Downing '87 visited Elder June 18th with his children, Sophia and Harry Jr.  Harry, a native of Nicaragua, lived with Dr. Lee Naber (green shirt) while attending Elder.  Also pictured are Mrs. Pat Fiorino, whose son Tony was a classmate of Harry's, and principal Tom Otten.  

Elder French teacher Heidi Hanks and three Elder students kicked off their summer in a big way - an unforgettable trip to France!  Noah Stowe ’17, Logan Chowning ’15, Jake Humphrey ’15 and Ms. Hanks visited Paris, Versailles, Tours, Loire Valley castles, St Malo, Mont St Michel, Arromanches, D-Day Beaches in Normandy, and Rouen.  They departed Cincinnati on June 9th and returned on June 18th. 

The students successfully used French in real life to make purchases, order foods, ask for directions, etc. Their trip highlights include: climbing towers of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, climbing to top of Arc de Triomphe, going to top floor of Eiffel Tower, seeing the Mona Lisa at the Louvre, visiting Versailles (Louis XIV’s castle), preparing pastries with a French chef, visiting a goat farm to learn about sustainable farming and goat cheese production, visiting Mont St Michel (abbey dating back to 900s surrounded by quicksand), walking ramparts in St Malo, visiting the American Cemetery and Omaha beach in Normandy, just to name a few!  

Congratulations to Elder graduate Richard Rentz '15 on becoming an Eagle Scout. Richard is a member of Troop 420 at St. Bernard Taylor Creek Parish.  His Eagle Court of Honor was held on June 14th along with three other Eagles from the same troop.  

Richard's Eagle project was to replace the stone pathway surrounding the service building at Imago Nature Center in Price Hill.  He completed the requirements in October, 2014.  Elder Principal Tom Otten attended this special event and recognized his unique accomplishment.  Otten said that he and the Elder community "are indeed very proud of you and we support the ideals that scouting stands for."

Congratulations, Richard!

Since 2005, Elder High School has hosted the Price Hill Pacer.  This year's "Pacer" was held on June 13th and benefited two great organizations, Santa Maria Community Services and Price Hill Will. Both organizations are working collaboratively to make Price Hill a stronger community.

Joe Metze, Elder Class of ’52 has participated in the Price Hill Pacer all ten years!  Joe is one of only two who achieved the 10-year award.  Thank you to all who support this wonderful event!

Tickets are now available for the Seton-Elder Performing Arts Series production of the musical“THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE” April 15, 17, 18 & 19 in the Seton Auditorium.  The entire family will enjoy this wonderful production.  Click heading above for more details and a ticket order form.

Join us for the Irish Cabaret presented by Elder Vocal Ensemble, Elder Singing Panthers, Starlight Band, and guest soloists.  This fun-filled event will be held on Friday, March 13th and Saturday, March 14th at 8:00 PM at Father Reardon Hall, the undercroft of St William's Church.  The cost is $20 per person and includes beer, soft drinks, pretzels & chips.  Bring your own hors d’oeuvres, if you wish.  Saturday's Cabaret is SOLD OUT.  There are a few remaining tickets for Friday's show, but tickets are going fast!

Click here for more details and a reservation form.

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On Saturday, March 7, the Elder Band will host its fourth annual Cake Walk from 7-10 pm in the Elder High School Wrestling Gym.  A “Cake Walk” is musical chairs, with a twist! This is a fun event for the entire family.  In addition to music by various student groups, as well as the cake walk, there will also be split-the-pot, basket raffles, and food.  Jon Jon from Q102 will be the MC for the evening!  Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for high school students, and $1 for grade school students.  Come on out for a great night of music and family fun!  Click here for more details.

Elder Art Alums Anthony Moorman '97 and Woodrow Hinton '94 have recently released the documentary "Making It."  On Friday, February 27th, from 5-8 p.m, there will be a screening of "Making It" followed by a Q&A with the director, Anthony Moorman '97 and creator, Woodrow Hinton '94 at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.  "Making It" is a documentary about the daily struggles of making a living, staying creative, and making it all up as we go along.  The documentary follows three illustrators, Andrew Bawidamann, Eric Fortune, and Brian Ewing. 

The free screening event is from 5-8 p.m. at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and is open to the public! 

The William Howard Taft Medal for Notable Achievement, UC's highest alumni honor, will be presented to John Berding '85, at the University of Cincinnati Distinguished Alumni Celebration.  

The UC Alumni Association will host this annual celebration on April 9, 2015.  The event recognizes and celebrates the many contributions and overall excellence of UC alumni in countless fields of endeavor, throughout the world.  Berding joins Akila "Ike" Misali '55, '63; Dr. Stacy Downing '96, '05; and Jennifer Schuster '08, '09 as this year's award recipients.

Congratulations, John on this well-deserved honor!

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The Seton/Elder Drama Club presents "Unwrapped" on Saturday, January 31st at 7PM.  "Unwrapped" is a comedy spoof of bad horror movies from the glory days of Hollywood and is directed by Gary Rogers.  All tickets are $7.  Click here to download the ticket reservation form or you may call 471-6200 x132 for tickets.

Hope to see you there!

Each year, Mike ’75 and Joy Dattilo create an impressive nativity scene in their home.  The Dattilos’ nativity is comprised of nearly 500 figurines they have collected over the span of their 27-year marriage.

Their nativity scene takes up an entire wall in their finished basement.  Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus are at the center in the manger, surrounded by hundreds of figurines and several structures and shelters set up to depict the town of Bethlehem.  Click here to read more.  

On January 30th, the Elder Mock Trial Team won both trials at the district competition at the Hamilton County Courthouse.  They now advance to the regional competition on February 20th in Batavia at the Municipal Court and Common Pleas Court.  Click heading above for more details.

The Elder Basketball team won the 2014 Ft. Lauderdale Beach Holiday Classic with a 65-62 win over host school Westminster Academy.  Brad Miller was named the tournament MVP and Frankie Hofmeyer was named to the all-tournament team.  Elder returns to The Pit this Saturday to face Roger Bacon at 7:30.  Congratulations to Coach Schoenfeld and all members of the team!
During this Christmas season, Elder's Support the Troops Club shipped care packages to grads who are currently serving on active duty in the military both overseas and abroad.  Care packages included snacks, Elder goodies, books on CD, and more!  Merry Christmas to our troops - you make us proud! 

The Elder Art department won first place in the Holiday on the Hill Window Painting contest for the second year in a row.  The window is located at Warsaw Federal on Warsaw Avenue.  The students who painted the window are: Jacob Bono, Evan Erpenbeck, Julian Gregory, Patrick Morris, Ryne Poli, Jerry Porter, Cody Roseberry, Colin Rodenberg, and Collin Schwiers.  Congratulations, gentlemen!

Congratulations to Ross Mullen, Sam Middendorf and Jack Streicher!  These Elder Lacrosse players were named to Brine National Lacrosse Ohio Pride Games.  They will play at the Pride of Ohio Games on June 7, 2015 at Ohio Wesleyan University.  Click here to read more.

Elder honored the 1960-61 Basketball team during their season opening game on December 9th.  The 1961 squad was the first Elder basketball team to go undefeated during the regular season and the first Elder basketball team to be rated No. 1 in the state of Ohio.  

Four members of the 1961 team, Tom Apke, Tom Biedenharn, Fritz Meyer and Steve Tensi, are still members of the top 50 all-time career scorers in Elder history.  The team’s head coach, Ray Dieringer was named the Ohio high school basketball coach of the year.  Dieringer will serve as honorary Captain of the Elder team for this season’s opening game.  The players and coaches were introduced at halftime.

 

Ohio Dominican senior QB Mark Miller '11 has been selected as one of nine finalists for the Harlon Hill Trophy which is presented annually to the top football player in NCAA Division II.
The finalists were selected by the NCAA Division II sports information directors in regional voting and will now be placed on the national ballot where all 168 of the division's SIDs will select the award's 29th winner.  National voting will conclude on December 13.  The winner of the 2014 award, which is presented by the National Harlon Hill Award Committee, will be announced via webcast on Friday, December 19.  Click here to read more about Mark.

Back in October, Miller was named a semifinalist for the Campbell Trophy, which is presented annually to a senior football player who displays an outstanding combination of accomplishments on and off the field, according to a news release from the college program.

Miller maintains a 3.76 GPA in Middle Childhood Education and has been a member of the Dean's List every semester at Ohio Dominican. He has earned three GLIAC Academic Excellence awards during his time at ODU and earned the GLIAC Commissioner's Award for his excellence in the classroom and on the playing field.  Click here to read more.

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!

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Dine at Empress Chili on Tuesday, November 11th from 4:00pm – 8:00pm and 20% of any purchase made will be donated to Elder’s Band.  Bring this flyer, show it on your smartphone, or tell the cashier you’re supporting Elder’s Band.  Empress Chili is located at 3670 Werk Rd, behind Toys R’ Us, next to Champion’s.  Click here to download the flyer.

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.

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The Elder Glee Club presents the Fall Cabaret on Friday, November 7th.  Join us for an entertaining evening with the Elder Vocal Ensemble, Seton Elder Show Choir, Elder Singing Panthers, Elder Junior Varsity Ensemble, Seton Vocal Ensemble, Seton Singing Saints, and the Starlight Band with featured performers.

Doors will open at 7:30 PM with entertainment beginning at 8:00 PM at Father Reardon Hall, the undercroft of St. William Church.  The cost is $15 a person and includes beer, soft drinks, pretzels & chips.  Bring your own hors d’oeuvres, if you wish.

Click here for more details and a reservation form.

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.

Thanks to all of our volunteers and those who donated blood during the Elder High School Hoxworth Fall Blood Drive held on Wednesday,October 29, 2014. There were 44 students, staff and faculty members who registered to donate blood. 39 lifesaving units of blood were collected. 

Our thanks to the volunteers who did a fantastic job: Seniors Mitch Moorhead, Andrew Finn, Luke Jett, Evan Kandra; Junior Spencer Kandra;  parent volunteers, Mrs. Krista Moore and Mrs. Kelly Tiernan.
 
The next Hoxworth Blood Drive, scheduled for the 2014 - 2015 school year is the Spring Blood Drive on Tuesday, March 17, 2015.

Please consider being a blood donor in the future. For every one unit of blood, up to three lives can be saved. You never know, you may someday be the recipient of the generosity of a blood donor.  For more information about the blood drives, please contact Mr.Kurt  Ruffing, Dean of Discipline or Mrs. Linda Giessler RN, school nurse.  For more information and interesting facts about blood donation, click here to visit the Hoxworth website.
One of the most controversial topics in the United States is abortion. As His Holiness Pope Francis once said, “The right to life is the first among human rights.” This year, the Elder High School Pro-Life Club launched their first ever campaign: the Baby Bottle Campaign. By simply donating and putting their spare change in a baby bottle every morning in homeroom, the faculty, staff, and students of Elder High School raised over $1,000 to help benefit Pregnancy Center West. 

This organization aids women who find themselves dealing with an unplanned pregnancy.  Their services include prenatal healthcare through Healthy Beginnings, material assistance, parenting classes, post-abortion grief recovery, and peer support through the Eve Center.  Pregnancy Center West is located in the Elder High School/Price Hill area, which is why the clinic was chosen to benefit from this campaign.  At Elder High School, we have a motto: Altiora, strive for the higher things. Through the Baby Bottle Campaign and the generous donations from the Elder High School faculty, staff, and students, we continue to strive to make a change in our community.  We made a real change by donating our change.

Pictured - First row (left to right): Collier Smith, Jared Malott, Matt Carroll, Jake Wells, Nick Wells.  Second row: Roman Lee, Paxton Kelley, Mitchell Mohan, Avery Madden, Duncan Kelley.  Third row: Ryan Jennings, Ms. Julie Kurzhals, Ms. Lori Coffaro, Devlin Smith. 


Five Elder Art students were recognized in this year's Juried High School Exhibition at Xavier University.  The opening for the exhibition is Friday November 7th from 5:30-7:30 and awards will be given for first, second, and honorable mention starting at 7 pm.  Click heading above for more details.

In October, Joseph Eugene Bayer became the most recent, and oldest member of the Class of 2014.  Joseph was born September 29, 1929 - just a month before Black Monday and the Great Depression.  After being orphaned at a young age, Joseph was effectively raised by his older sisters.  He enrolled briefly at Elder, but had to drop out to support his sisters and himself.  He was not able to return to Elder, but his brief time at Elder left a mark on him.  
 
Joseph received his GED at 20 and with his wife Ruth raised 4 children - 3 sons and a daughter.   He spent 40+ years working 5 and a half days a week at GE and pinched pennies along the way to put all three boys through Elder (Jerry '70, Larry '72 and Tom '77)  and his daughter (JoAnn) through Seton.  
 
His grandson, A,.J. Arand nominated his grandfather for an Elder honorary diploma because he is “utterly selfless and has incredible patience and love.”  A.J. eloquently states “I can't help but feel like my grandpa's selfless dedication to his family is exactly what Elder means when they talk about "Altiora."  He may have never had the chance to officially become a member of Panther Nation, but he has lived his life to make him a model alumnus in deed if not in writing.”
 
Congratulations, Joseph on this well-deserved honor and welcome to the Elder High School Class of 2014.  Altiora!
Congratulations to Elder forward Joey Sabato '16 who was named GCL-South Player of the Year!  This season, Sabato led the league with 16 goals and set a new school record for most goals scored in a game (5) against McNicholas on September 18.  Sabato was also named to the GCL-South first team for the second consecutive season.  Click here to read more.
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Tuesday, October 14th is "Elder Day" at the Bridgetown Chipotle.  Join us from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the Elder Band.  Bring in the attached flyer, show it on your smartphone, or tell the cashier you're supporting the Elder Band and 50% of the
proceeds will be donated to the band.  Click here to download the flyer.

Jim Day '47, president and owner of Esther Price Candy, was recently recognized by the city of Clayton, Ohio.  The proclamation acknowledges Jim's significant contributions to the community.  

Back in August, Day also received the 2014 Everest Award.  The Everest Award recognizes leaders and legends that have had a positive impact on business, community and quality of life along the I-75 corridor.  Jim is pictured at left with his friend, Bob Powell – Elder Class of ’54.  Bob spoke on Jim’s behalf in the special video that was played during the award ceremony.  Congratulations, Jim!

When Michael Farrell Jr. was teaching students at-risk, Cleophis Carson ‘17 inspired him to create Against the Grain Scholars.  Farrell founded ATG Scholars to honor those students’ who were excelling in the classroom, were respectful and essentially doing “everything they were supposed to be doing, despite the odds.

After graduating eighth grade at Over-the-Rhine’s St. Francis Seraph, Carson became a Zeiser Scholarship recipient at Elder.  Carson goes to most every ATG Scholars’ outing, maintains his GPA, is expected to log more than 150 volunteer hours by the time he graduates high school, and also holds down a job at Kroger.  

Click here to read more about Cleophis and ATG Scholars.

The Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati Foundation will bestow the Daniel Drake Humanitarian Award on Elder grad, Dr. Marc Alexander '73 at this year's annual meeting.  This award recognizes living physicians who have generously given of themselves to their patients and/or the community in which they live while demonstrating a keen awareness and selfless dedication to the needs of others.  Dr. Alexander has been very active in providing care at the Good Samaritan Free Clinic.  Congratulations, Dr. Alexander on this well deserved honor.

Congratulations to Elder junior Tommy Kraemer!  On Saturday, October 4th, Tommy verbally committed to play for Notre Dame.  He is rated the nation's No. 8 offensive tackle in the 2016 class by 247Sports and is the No. 3 overall player in 2016 in Ohio by the website.

Kraemer is also the first Ohio player to commit to the 2016 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, which will be in January at the Alamodome in San Antonio.  Congratulations, Tommy!  Click here to read more.

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Join us for Grade School & Band Night at the “Pit”!  Elder Football will battle Tunica Rosa Fort at 7:00 PM.  The Grade School Band will be playing at half time.  Students dressed in grade school spirit wear or team shirts get in free!  For more information, contact JP Owens, Director of Admissions & Marketing, at (513) 921-3744 ext. 3427 or owensjp@elderhs.net for details.
Maxwell L. Hammersmith, Benjamin J. Merk, Noah A. Peterson and Thomas “Zach” Sullivan have been named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. 

They are among 16,000 semifinalists who will compete for scholarships worth more than $32 million. They were selected from more than 1.5 million entrants who took the PSAT/NMSQT test. Finalists will be announced beginning in April. 

Hammersmith is the son of Bea and Jeff Hammersmith, Merk is the son of JoAnn and Greg Merk, Peterson is the son of Susan and Ken Peterson and Sullivan is the son of Linda and Kevin Sullivan.  All of these men are members of Elder’s Honors Program. Graduates from the Honors Program have moved on to prestigious schools across the country, earned significant scholarships, and have been invited to become members of various Honors Programs at their college or university of choice. Honors Program students graduate with an average of $200,000 in college scholarships, and have an average ACT score of 30.  

William P. Brueggemeyer, Eric R. Huff, Luke F. Jett, Benjamin X. Lee and Spencer T. Niehaus have been named Commended Students in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to these scholastically talented seniors.  

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2015 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2015 competition by taking the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).
Brueggemeyer is the son of Carol and Paul Brueggemeyer, Huff is the son of Laurie and Jason Huff, Jett is the son of Ann and William Jett, Lee is the son of Susan and Dennis Lee and Niehaus is the son of Patrice and Timothy Niehaus.  All of these men are members of Elder’s Honors Program. Graduates from the Honors Program have moved on to prestigious schools across the country, earned significant scholarships, and have been invited to become members of various Honors Programs at their college or university of choice. Honors Program students graduate with an average of $200,000 in college scholarships, and have an average ACT score of 30.  
Congratulations, gentlemen!

At a recent event in Buffalo, Eric Wood '04, center for the Bills, helped raise thousands of dollars for children with cancer.  Wood, his teammates, and members of the Buffalo Bills alumni association joined forces to raise money for Carly's Club for Kids and Cancer Research.

Click here to read more.

Congratulations to Senior Spencer Niehaus for winning the Honda-OSU Math Medal Award.  The award recognizes the top senior mathematics student in 230 high schools in 31 counties in Central and Southwest Ohio.  The Math Medal Award is presented by the Honda-Ohio State Partnership Program, a university-industry partnership the supports programs in education and research to benefit the transportation industry.  Spencer will receive a pewter math medal, plaque and $100 gift card from Honda of America Manufacturing and Ohio State University's College of Engineering for his academic achievement.  Congratulations, Spencer!

Back in 2005, Kyle Rudolph '08 and Jake McQuaide both played at tight end for Elder. On Sunday, September 7th, Jake McQuaide '06 and the St. Louis Rams host Kyle Rudolph '08 and the Minnesota Vikings.  Recently, the Pioneer Press ran an article about Kyle Rudolph.  Click here to read the full article. 

Best of luck this season to Jake and Kyle and Elder's two other "NFLers", Eric Wood '04 with the Buffalo Bills and Mike Windt '04 with the San Diego Chargers. 

On Thursday, August 20th, Elder Principal Tom Otten and Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Dr. Jim Rigg took part in the popular “ice bucket challenge” to support medical research against ALS.

In conjunction with the challenge, they will each make a contribution to the John Paul II Medical Research Institute in Iowa City, IA, which conducts research using only adult stem cells, which is morally acceptable under Catholic teaching. 

Click here to view video of the challenge.

Six new employees recently joined the Elder faculty and staff.  Elder is happy to welcome (pictured from left to right, front row: Andrew Schroer '94 (Science Dept.), Karin Kraeling (World Languages), Jay Arns '01 (English); back row: Joey McGregor (Tech. Dept.), Erin Lind (Collegiate Coordinator), Amy Iori (Development Dept.).

Dennis Whitehead, class of 1970, has authored an ebook, The Day Before the War, available on Amazon.  Click here to download.

The Day Before the War recounts the events of August 31, 1939 along the German-Polish border when Germany launched a series of false flag attacks against their own facilities. Trained German saboteurs dressed as Polish insurrectionists and soldiers in the attacks, the central of which was the radio station in Gleiwitz. These attacks were used as the pretext for the launch of Hitler's Blitzkrieg against Poland the next day, igniting the Second World War in Europe.  Click heading above for more information.

 

Elder Glee Club Director and Music Department Chair, Dave Allen was surprised on Sunday, August 17th when a bust of the westside's favorite "Music Man" was unveiled at the St. William Parish Festival.  Tom Otten announced that in celebration of Dave's 75th birthday and to honor his contributions to the Elder and St. William communities, an anonymous family donated this bust of our much-loved “Music Man.”  Happy birthday and congratulations, Dave on this well-deserved honor!

Elder High School athletic director Dave Dabbelt has announced that Tony Gray will succeed Dave Ruehl as the new head varsity soccer coach at the school beginning this season.  Gray will become the seventh head coach in the history of Elder soccer.  Gray has been the head junior varsity and assistant varsity coach at Elder since 2012.  He served in the same capacity under Ruehl at St. Ursula Academy in 2010-2011, and also coached at McAuley in 2008-2009.  Click heading above for more details.

Congratulations, Tyler Rickett '14! He is officially a cadet fourth class at the US Air Force Academy.  Tyler's brother, Kyle, wore an Elder shirt for his brother, and he even brought him a pair of Elder socks so he could wear them for "Purple Friday". Congratulations, Tyler!

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E Moms Football Clinic with Elder Football Coaching Staff – 7:30 Elder Pit   (your son does NOT have to play football to attend….ALL moms are encouraged to attend!)  Click here for full details.
An important part of the preparation for the upcoming school year at Elder is the technology training for the incoming freshmen. The incoming freshmen Tablet PC pickup and training sessions for the upcoming year is different from the past procedure. At the orientation for parents and students we will present the 1:1 Tablet PC program at Elder High School, along with the user agreement form and general policies concerning the tablet.  Please click here for complete details on the Tablet PC Orientation and Pickup dates/times.