2019

MVCDS School News

  • International Student Signs to Play Sport at University

    Congratulations to Niladri Aich ‘19 for his commitment to play tennis for Lourdes College next year. Niladri is the first International student from Maumee Valley to sign to play in college since they have been able to compete at the Varsity level last year. Great job, Niladri!
  • Eighth Grade Poets to be Published

    Congratulations to the following 8th-grade poets: Gustavo C., Kai C., Colin D., Ian E., II, Arie H., Vivian K., Bella M., Andrew T., Grace W., Yelia X., Paige Y., Kimmi Z. Their haiku and artwork will be published in the upcoming summer edition of Skipping Stones magazine.
  • Basketball Players Recognized Locally

    Congratulations to MVCDS basketball players Zeb Jackson & JR Lumsden who were recognized as part of Steve Taylor’s High School Stars of the Week. This program choses four students each week based on their performance both on and off the field, on a stage, in a classroom or on a court. Students are then highlighted in a weekly video, acknowledged in the local Toledo Blade newspaper, a “shout out” on their local sports radio station The Ticket.
  • Students have Podcast Published

    Congratulations to 8th graders, Summer & Yelia! Their original podcast on balancing life with technology will be published with Stone Soup, a national and reputable magazine with a strong online presence. Furthermore, their podcast will be the first podcast ever published by Stone Soup! Because their podcast was so strong, the Editor-in-Chief met with her editorial staff, and they decided to publish their podcast despite the fact that they have never before published podcasts. What an accomplishment!
  • Eighth Grade Poets will be Published

    Congratulations to the following 8th grade poets: Jake Buchanan, Kai Cecil, Sloane Geisel, Noah Hazimah, Arie Hesseling, Emily Porter, Milo Slye, and Tameem Zaidat. Their poetry will be published in this year's Springboard Teen Literary Journal. This annual print journal is published in partnership with Read for Literacy and will be released at the Claire's Day book festival.
  • 9th Grader Wins Award in Law Day Essay Contest

    Congratulations to Jack (Jonathan) Gensler ‘22, who placed 2nd in the 2019 Toledo Bar Association Caty Armstrong Memorial Law Day Essay Contest. He competed in Division 2 (for 9th and 10th graders). There will be an awards ceremony on May 10th.
     
  • High School Students are Finalists in Writing Contest

    Annie Williams ‘20 and Harper Leitner ‘21 were finalists in the Ode to the Zipcode contest and performed at Handmade Toledo. They were also in the top 10 for all high school submissions. Congratulations!
  • Seventh Graders Have Award-Winning Crystal

    Congratulations to seventh graders Kaleb T., Helaina H., and Holden F. for winning the Highest Quality Crystal at the US Crystal Growing Competition K-8.
  • MS Musicians Shine at Competition

    Middle School strings had a great day April 13th at the Middle School OMEA Solo and Ensemble Competition. Congratulations!

    Receiving the top rating of Superior  were:
    MVCDS String Choir- Kevin C., Sarah E., Will G., Benny H., Avi J., Sagar J., Zach K., Andrea L., Vivian K., Lyra Q., Yelia X.
    MVCDS String Quartet- Kevin C., Benny H., Zach K., Lyra Q.
    Cello Solo- Lyra Q.
    Piano Solo- Benny H.

    Receiving the next highest rating of Excellent were
    MVCDS Violin Trio- Avi J., Sagar J., Yelia X.
    Violin Solo- Kevin C.
    Violin Solo- Zach K.
    Viola Solo- Benny H.
  • Eighth Grade Poets are Finalists in Contest

    Congratulations to 8th grade poets Sloane G. and Kimmi Z.! They are finalists in Toledo City Paper's annual Ode to the Zip Code poetry contest. Sloane and Kimmi are invited to perform their poems at Handmade Toledo on Thursday, April 18th at 5:30 p.m. for a chance to win cash prizes.
  • Eighth Grader has Article Published

    Congratulations to 8th grade writer, Eli M.! His critical review of Reddit entitled "Reddit: Everything that the Newspaper Wants to Be" was selected for publication in an upcoming edition of Stone Soup, a prestigious literary magazine for creative young minds now in its 45th year. What an accomplishment!
  • Art Students Win at District Art Exhibit

    Upper School art students did great at the Marcy Kaptur Ninth Congressional District Art Exhibition. Sasha Grinevich ‘19, Rachel Jin ‘19, and Grace Momenee ‘19 all have artwork on display at the Fifth Third Center downtown. Sasha won the University of Toledo award for her watercolor painting, and Grace was the Congressional Winner for her drawing. Grace’s piece will be on display at the U.S Capitol for one year. She is also being flown to Washington D.C for the exhibition and reception.
  • Hard Work Pays Off for US Winter Track Team

    Congratulations to our Upper School Winter Track athletes who have worked hard this season. When possible, the team trains outside. However, on many afternoons you will find them in the athletic wing or school hallways working on their strength, endurance, and form. Under the leadership of Tara Morrin and Jack Dias, Winter Track is an adaptable team! Two athletes, Niladri Aich '19 and Patrick Lyell '20, qualified for the state meet. Niladri placed 21st in the triple jump with a jump of 34'1". This is impressive since Niladri only participated in triple jump twice before the state meet and had to practice in the hallway due to weather. Patrick placed 9th in the 800m run, one spot away from making the podium. He was close to a personal record with a time of 2:03.11.
  • Quiz Bowl Team Wins - Again!

    Once again, the Maumee Valley Quiz Bowl team will have their name on the TAAC trophy after competing in the TAAC championship, hosted by Northwood High School, facing teams from across the region. Team members included captain Shreyas Banerjee '19, Seth Griffiths '20, Maya Williams '19, and Annie Williams '20. This has been an outstanding season overall, with MVCDS going undefeated in the regular season and doing very well in playoffs. They will go to the NAQT Quiz Bowl Nationals in Chicago in early May.
  • Robotics Team Wins Awards in Pennsylvania

    The first weekend in March, 30 members of the MVhawks robotics team and their parents traveled to their new regional hub at Grove City College in Grove City PA to compete against 18 teams in the BEST robotics competition. The theme this year was cleaning pollution from the oceans. The robot made it to the finals for the first time at a regional competition and took third place over some incredibly tough competitors. MVCDS also took the award for the Best team promotional video. Congratulations to the team!
  • Swim Team Having an Impressive Season

    The MVCDS swim team have had a notable season and continue to impress.

    Abby Britton-Lowden ’21 Ended the season with her best swims.
    3rd place 200 Free - 2:24.76 (Season best)
    1st place 100 Free - 105.96 (Season best)

    Alaina Foster ’20
    1st place 200 I.M. - 2:27.94, advanced to Districts and is seeded 23
    1st place 100 Back - 1:04.49, advanced to Districts and is seeded 14

    Sasha Grinevich ’21
    4th place 100 Fly - 1:07.21, advanced to Districts and is seeded 22
    1st place 500 Free 5:41.47, advanced to Districts and is seeded 17

    Wesley Foster ’2
    1st place 50 Free: 23.65, advanced to Districts and is seeded 20 (highest Freshman seeded)
    1st place 100 Free: 52.02, advanced to Districts and is seeded 18 (one of only two Freshman to qualify and he is highest seeded Freshman)

  • Junior Wins Awards at Diving Competitions

    Miller Karns ‘20 has had a terrific couple of weeks in diving competitions. Two weeks ago, he was the Northwest Ohio District Champion at the district meet. Last week, he finished 6th at the state meet. He was also recognized as an All Ohio Diver (2nd year). Congratulations, Miller.
  • Welcome Exchange Students from Ecuador!

    Middle School students enjoyed a program by exchange students from the Steiner School in Guayaquil, Ecuador. The exchange students presented a slideshow and information about their country and then performed a traditional dance to an appreciative audience.

    The Steiner students will visit the Middle School for two weeks. In return, as part of the Intensive program, Upper School students will travel to Ecuador to immerse themselves in the Spanish language, Ecuadorian culture, and to visit the Galapagos Islands.
  • The Speech Team is Having an Amazing Year

    The MVCDS Speech Team have had an outstanding year to date. The members are Sumaer Brar, Jonah Musher-Eizenman, Shoshi Lavetter-Keidan, Denise Tamesis, and Karina Bozanich. They will compete almost every weekend from the middle of November till the first weekend in March.

    The MVCDS team can compete in nine categories, and they consistently bring in trophies for several of the nine. When it came time to qualify for states, nine of the eleven students qualified for the state tournament and won four different categories. The team placed 3rd in the Toledo district.

    This past weekend the students competed in the national qualifying tournament. Five MVCDS team members qualified for the national tournament in Texas this summer. Overall the team placed 2nd in western Ohio.
  • UI Students Place at Science Fair

    Congratulations to UI students Shrishte B., Kyle W., and Anne-Marie G., for placing in the MVCDS 2019 Science fair. They can now progress to the Annual Ohio Academy of Science Northwest Ohio District 2 Science Day (NWDSD) to be held at the University of Toledo on Saturday, March 2nd, 2019. Science Day is the regional science fair for students in grades 5-12 in schools in Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, Williams, and Wood counties.
  • Two Seniors are Finalists in National Merit Scholarship Program

    Maumee Valley students continue to excel in the national arena. Two seniors, Julia Xiong and Evan Heritage, received notification that they are Finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. National Merit recognizes outstanding student performance on the PSAT/NMSQT® test taken during the junior year. Of the 1.6 million entrants who take the PSAT/NMSQT® test, National Merit selects 15,000 students for Finalist standing, and approximately half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship. We wish Julia and Evan well as they enter the final stage of the National Merit Scholarship selection process.
  • Eighth Grader has Short Story Published

    Congratulations to 8th grader Gustavo Caillaux! His short story "Lost in the Amazon" will be featured in the upcoming issue of The Daphne Review. The editor of this highly selective literary journal writes that she is "thrilled" to include Gustavo's story because he possesses "a powerful artistic voice." High praise! Congrats, Gustavo!
  • Fifth Grade Artist's Work in Exhibition

    Fifth-grader, Imaan Z. has been chosen as an exhibitor in the 39th Annual Youth Art Month Exhibition sponsored by the Ohio Art Education Association.

    Her artwork will be displayed in the Youth Art Month Exhibition at the State Teacher’s Retirement Systems (STRS) building, 275 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio. The art will be on display February 16th to March 23rd, 2019 during regular business hours from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

    The Recognition Ceremony is Saturday, March 2nd, 2019, 2:30 -3:30 pm.

  • Young Artists Work Selected for Ohio Exhibit

    Michelle L., Grade 6, and Bella M., Grade 8, have had artwork chosen to be exhibited in the "2019 Ohio Art Education Association’s Young People’s Art Exhibition". The exhibit represents Ohio students in grades pre-kindergarten through eighth and is on display at Rhodes State Office Tower in Columbus, Ohio from February 16th - March 23rd.


  • US Mock Trial Team Take Awards

    The MVCDS Upper School Mock Trial Team celebrated impressive outcomes from their competition on January 18th. The team did well overall and took home some individual honors. Members of the team, Jeremy Mahoney ’21 and Aly Soltan ’19 earned outstanding attorney awards, and Denise Tamesis ’19 received an outstanding witness award.
  • Freshman will have Poetry Published

    Congratulations to freshman Mia Westfere! Her poetry was selected for publication in the anthology Singing in Silence by VerbalEyze Press, available for purchase at both Barnes and Noble and Amazon.
  • MVCDS Students Win at MATHCOUNTS

    MVCDS took six students to the MATHCOUNTS competition on January 26th at the University of Toledo’s College of Engineering. The participants were Kevin C. ‘24, Benjamin H. ‘23, Tameem Z. ‘23, Josh W. ‘25, Omar S. ‘23, and Shrishte B. ‘25.

    Kevin placed 3rd overall and Benny placed 11th. They then competed with the rest of the top 16 in head to head rounds of questions. Kevin came in second. The team of 4 which consisted of Kevin, Benny, Tameem and Josh placed second out of the 16 teams competing. Maumee Valley will now advance to the state competition in Columbus on March 9th. Congratulations to the competitors!
  • Juniors Receive Writing Awards

    Congratulations to the following students who received recognition in the 2019 Scholastic Writing Awards competition! Colette Jarrell ’20 received a Silver Key award in the Humor category for her “Top Ten Steps to College Aid”. Ann Williams ‘20 received two Honorable Mentions for her poems “Swan Song” and “Dreams in April”.
  • Freshman Wins Prestigious Opportunity

    Congratulations to freshman Neena Dzur! She has been accepted to the prestigious Juniper Institute for Young Writers. Neena will travel to the University of Massachusetts Amherst this summer and spend eight days on campus with other high school writers. She will participate in writing workshops, studio sessions, readings, and field trips, immersed in the world of the literary arts.
  • Seventh Graders Have Award-Winning Crystal

    Congratulations to seventh graders, Helaina H., Kaleb T., and Holden F.! They won 1st place in the Quality K-8 category of the National Crystal Growing Competition. Students from all over the country competed.

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