The first Saturday in June has been the traditional day for the North Baltimore High School 50 Year Club. Usually 150 to 200 alumni, out of school for 50 years+, return to NB for this annual event at the Legion.

Larry Slaughterbeck reports that “This year we have a serious problem – we have only 2 volunteers to help on this event! It appears that this may be the last (final) 50 – Year Club Dinner unless several alumni step forward to help. It actually doesn’t involve many hours.”

Larry adds, “Kathy Eninger has taken it on her shoulders to make sure that we will have a banquet this year. She is in need of several volunteers to help her.

If you are interested in this very nice event continuing PLEASE—call Kathy at (419)257-2159 or email her at:…We need your help/thanks!”

The North Baltimore High School Alumni Association is a separate entity from what became known as the “50-year Club”, that has been organized for the past many years by Jan Dukes and a small group of volunteers.

The Alumni Assn. organizes the Annual Alumni Dinner the Friday evening prior to GOST at the end of July, also held at the legion. The alumni assn. honors classes every 5 years (this year 2019, 2014, ’09, ’04, 1999…1969… etc.) and they raise funds for and award the annual NBHS Alumni Scholarship (currently two (2) @ $750 each year). This group holds the Annual GOST Golf Tourney, a 2-person OPEN – Shotgun Scramble. This fun event is currently played on GOST Day at 8 am.

The Alumni Assn. Committee Co-Chairs:
Jeff (’73) & Sue (Benedict ’75) Miklovic and Don (‘75) and Tami (Bibler ’79) Thomas. Jill (Shaffer ’72) Guy is the Treasurer.

E-mail: for information or with questions!

Latta: Military Service Academy Information

Congressman Latta Invites High School Students and Families…

BOWLING GREEN, OH – Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) invites all interested high school students and their parents to attend an informational meeting at Owens Community College – Findlay Campus on Tuesday, March 19 at 7 p.m. to learn about the United States Military Service Academy nomination and appointment process for the 2019-2020 academic year. Students seeking an appointment in the future – and their families – are also invited to attend.

At the meeting, potential candidates will be advised of the congressional nomination process and have the opportunity to meet with representatives from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York; U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland; U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colorado; and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York. Potential candidates may also obtain an application for a military service academy nomination at the meeting.

Applications and additional information are available on Congressman Latta’s website here. Initial applications are due on September 30 and must be completed by October 15.

Details for the event are as follows: 

WHO: Congressman Bob Latta’s staff, Representatives from the U.S. Military Service Academies

WHAT: Military Service Academy Informational Event 

WHEN: Tuesday, March 19, from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. 


Owens Community College – Findlay Campus

Education Center Conference Room 111

3200 Bright Road

Findlay, OH 45840

NBHS “Senior” Dates Shared

May is always a hectic month at our schools, especially for the soon-to-be graduates.

Senior Dates, Class of 2019, shared by Dr. Falkenstein

Thursday, May 2 at 12:45 at the football field is the Mock Crash.  Penta students will be brought back for this.

Friday, May 3 from 8:10-9:30 is the Mock Crash Follow Up Assembly.  Penta students will not be brought back for it.

Saturday, May 4 from 6:00-midnight is Prom at “Northridge” Findlay Elks Lodge.  900 West Melrose Ave.

Thursday, May 2 at 7:00 is our Academic Honors Night for all HS students

Friday, May 10: Penta Seniors last day of school

Tuesday, May 14-Thursday, May 16 are the Penta Awards Ceremonies.  Times/programs are varied.

Friday, May 17 at 1:45 is our Senior Awards Ceremony.  All seniors should attend.

Sunday, May 19 at 7:00 PM here at the school is the Baccalaureate Service.  Send your baby/child photo to

Tuesday, May 21 is Senior Exams/NBHS seniors last day of school

On Wednesday, May 22 you are invited to return to Powell Elementary.  Seniors will dress in cap and gown and go to Powell Elementary at 1:45 to be escorted down the hallways to say hello to former teachers.  The staff and kids love it!!

Friday, May 24 is our commencement rehearsal and is mandatory attendance to walk in the ceremony.  Be here and in the gym ready to start at 9:00. After we are done, we will have the picnic in the Woodruff Building.  Attending the picnic is optional, but you cannot stay inside the school. Be sure your fees are paid and that all sports uniforms have been turned in PRIOR to Monday!

Sunday, May 26 at 2:00 is Commencement here in the NBHS gym.  Doors unlock for seating at 1:00. Be here and in your gown, ready for your picture at 1:15.  Nice dress shoes are required to participate. No Boots.

High School Girls Basketball Results

North Baltimore vs Hopewell-Loudon – 2/28/19 District Semi-Finals….

Division IV District Semi-Finals, by Suzanne Bucher

Varsity Girls

Hopewell-Loudon  7-18-8-22—55

North Baltimore  7-6-14-12—39

Alivia Light – 19

Grace Hagemyer – 7

Simone Thompson – 4

Leah Lee – 3

Hailey Watson – 2

Mia McCartney – 2

Halie Inbody – 2

FTM-A:  4-7

3-pt Goals:  5 (Light 4)

Rebounds:  NB 34 (Hagemyer 11), HL 28

Turnovers:  NB 23, HL 17

NB Overall Record 14-10

HL Overall Record 20-5

Congratulations on a great season, NB!

Senior Night Winter 2019

Winter Senior Night recently in The Jungle.

North Baltimore High School Athletics held their Winter Senior Night recently in The Jungle.

Fotos by Ferg (

Rachel Crouse – Rachel is the daughter of Barb and Ray Crouse.  Rachel is a pep band member and serves as a squad leader.  Rachel also participates in track and is a member of Paws for a Cause, Tri-M, and National Honor Society Marching and Jazz Band.  Rachels’ favorite memory of pep band will be trying to figure out how to dress for all the theme nights. She would like to thank her parents for “Always putting up with my busy schedule”.  After graduation Rachel plans to attend BGSU to study Phycology or Education.

Lanie McCartney  – Lanie is the daughter of Kim and Mike Kerwin and Kevin and Bri McCartney.  Lanie is a member of the Tiger Pep Band. Lanie also participates in Track serves as Tri-M vice president,  is a member of National Honor Society, Student Council, Drama Club, paws for a cause, Klassy Kids 4H group, is a marching band majorette and twirls with Kathys classics baton group and is active in her church.  Lanie’s favorite memory is having the pep band as Golden Megaphone Finalists. She would like to give a special thank you to her friends and family “for always encouraging me to work hard for what I want and to never give up on my goals.”  After graduation Lanie plans on attending the University of Northwestern Ohio and study Travel and Hotel Management.

Brittney Biller  – Brittney is the daughter of Renee Blakely and David Biller and granddaughter of Jackie and Bob Biller.   Brittney is a varsity cheerleader. Brittney also participates in softball and is a member of paws for a cause, national honor society, and art club.  Brittney’s favorite memory is when she forgot to do a toe touch in front of the crowd during a basketball game. Her favorite memory was during a basketball game when she was watching the opposing cheerleader doing back handsprings and being goofy so she decided to go out onto the court and do a summersault.  Brittney would like to thank Her friends: Hannah Lord, her family, boyfriend and teachers “for being there for me during the hard times”. After graduation Brittney plans to attend Owens Community College for business and marketing.

Isabella Buchanan – Isabella is the daughter of Saundra Buchanan and Chip Freshcorn.  Isabella is a 3rd year member of the cheerleading squad. Isabella attends Penta Vocational school for Culinary Arts.   Isabella also participates in Volleyball and softball. Isabella would like to thank her mom and dad for “Making my life a better place and believing in me”.  After graduation Isabella plans to attend the Bradford Culinary School in Columbus.

Jordan Bucher – Jordan is the daughter of Suzanne and Bill Bucher.  Jordan is a 2nd year varsity cheerleader and cheer co-captain, a 4th year varsity golf letterman and a 3 year district golf team qualifier.  Jordan also participates in Track and is a member of Paws for a Cause, Student Council, National Honor Society and International club.  Jordan’s favorite memory is when she thought a toe touch was a kick. Jordan would like to thank Coach Kim and Morgan for making her a better cheerleader.  After graduation Jordan would plans to pursue a career in nursing eventually obtaining a degree as a Nurse Anesthetics or Nurse practitioner.

Alex Snyder – Alex is the son of Lori and John Snyder.  Alex is a 2nd year basketball member.  Alex also participates in Football and Baseball. Alex  favorite basketball memories are the locker room sessions before the game.  Alex would like to thank his family, and friends “for pushing me to be my best and for always being there”. Alex is undecided as to his plans after graduation.

Tomorrow – Over 1,300 Prom Dresses Available

Shelly Company sponsors 11th Annual “Don’t Stress Over the Dress” event……

The Shelly Company-Northwest Division in Findlay, OH is sponsoring the 11th Annual “Don’t Stress Over the Dress” event this year on Friday March 8th, 2019(3:00 PM – 8:00 PM), Saturday March 9th, 2019 (11:00 AM – 5:00 PM), and Sunday March 10th, 2019 (1:00 PM -4:00 PM) in the Findlay Mall.   They are co-sponsoring this event along with Chopin Hall of Findlay, OH and the Findlay Mall.

In 2018, they had 334 girls come from 64 different schools in Ohio and we were able to give away 238 dresses along with accessories and other prom items free of charge.

Check out the information posted below on how to attend this great event, and also how to donate to this event.

On behalf of The Community Action Committee for The Shelly Co. – Northwest Division ~ Thank You.

Variety Show at NB Schools – “Who We Anyway…”

Held in the unique NB MS-HS Auditeria, the show features the NB Improv Troupe

North Baltimore Local Schools will present their Annual Improv and Variety Show “Who We Anyway…”.

Tickets are available at the high school office for just $8.

Held in the unique NB MS-HS Auditeria, the show features the NB Improv Troupe, along with acts from Powell, the Middle and High Schools.

Coaching Positions Open at NB Schools

North Baltimore Local Schools Coaching Supplemental contracts available:

  • Two HS Assistant Football Positions (HS
    coaching experience is preferred)
  • Two Jr High Volleyball Positions
    Candidates must possess or be able to obtain a valid Pupil
    Activity Permit from the Ohio Department of Education. Please
    send resume and letter of interest to Co-Athletic Director Dan

NB School Board Holds February Meeting

Board accepts donation from CSP…

The NB Board of Education met for their regular February meeting last Tuesday.

It was sunny skies and good news reported across the district.

District Treasurer Steven Stewart gave positive news about the district’s finances. He said, “We’re on par with our account balances. We’ve spent money on a construction project and purchased 2 new buses since last year and we still have the same amount of money. I think this shows our plan is working.” He also reported this year’s property tax collections are up by $170,000 so far.

Superintendent Ryan Delaney reported about the status of upcoming winter sports tournament/competition participation, including wrestling, basketball and the NBHS Band.

Principals Reports

Dr. Falkenstein’s Principal Report, February 26, 2019

The regional sheriff’s canine team did a drug sweep of our building last Friday.  We are 100% free of drugs and paraphernalia. We did not even find a lighter.

We are working on a Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program for next year with our middle school students.  Teachers brought this idea to me, so we started investigating options. We have a team getting trained, and we may qualify for a grant through Wood County ESC to fund the program.  Stay tuned!

Jonelle Semancik, Principal EA Powell Elementary, February 26, 2019

  • In February we welcomed home Sgt. First Class Frazee. This embodied the Tiger spirit and once again showed what a supportive community we have here in North Baltimore.
  • Our second round of parent/teacher conferences were a success. We are thankful for parents taking the time to meet with teachers forming a strong partnership to benefit students’ learning.
  • Tis the season for MARCH (Reading) MADNESS! (A large bracket will be in the hallway)
    • Starting March 4th students will vote for their favorite book for the match up of the day.
    • The library has agreed to get copies of the books for teachers to share with the students.
    • The winning grade level’s book will get a bookmark and an extra recess with the principal.
  • Thursday March 21st is our Family Night (Maker’s Night) from 6-8pm.
    • Preschool will be present
    • Stations involving literacy
    • Stations that students will use their imagination and create ☺
  • Kindergarten Registration!
    • Registration for all incoming kindergarten students who will be 5 on or before August 1, 2018 will begin on March 1, 2019. Registration should be completed by May 1, 2019 so parents can participate in several important events before school starts. The following documents will need to be submitted at the Board Office:
  • official birth certificate
  • two (2) proofs of residency
  • original social security card
  • complete immunization records
  • custody paperwork (if applicable)
  • parent driver’s license or state-issued I.D. card  

Other news from the meeting:

  • Accepted an intent to retire letter from Michael Csortos, Technology Director, at the end of the school year
  • Approved several supplemental contracts for the 2019-2020 school year
  • Approved Mike Trout as a substitute bus driver
  • Approved an agreement with Newlove Realty to assist with the sale of the property at 124 S. Second Street at a cost of $65,000 for the proposed property.
  • Accepted a donation from Continental Structural Plastics for $1000 towards unpaid lunch fees as deemed appropriate.
  • Approved the transfer of $1,400,000 from the general fund to the Star Ohio Investment Account. This is a government protected account.
  • The Board moved to Executive Session at 6:45 pm with no action expected

2019 Testing Dates for NB Middle/High School

Some in late March. Many in April……

Upcoming testing dates for NB students , shared by Principal Dr. Bob Falkenstein, updated January 11, 2019

ELA Window is March 25-April 26

Math/Science/Social Studies Window is April 1-May 10

Spring Break is April 19-26; PROM is May 4

ACT for all juniors is February 20.  Only juniors will attend high school.  Students in grades 9, 10, 12 have the day off of school.  Grades 7 and 8 will attend school as usual.  Make-up date is April 2.

(*Editors Note: At the last school board meeting it was reported that there was 100 % attendance on the ACT test date in February. No illnesses, delays, absences, etc. Very Impressive!)

ELA Grades 7-10: Wednesday and Thursday, March 27-28.  Grades 11-12 are delayed for 2 hours those 2 days.  Buses run at usual times.   Delayed students must provide their own transportation.  Make-up would be March 29.

Math Grades 7-10: Wednesday and Thursday, April 3-4.  Grades 11-12 are delayed for 2 hours those 2 days.  Buses run at usual times.  Delayed students must provide their own transportation.   Make-up would be
April 5.  

Biology and Science Grade 8: Wednesday, April 10.  Grades 9 and 11-12 are delayed 2 hours that day.   Buses run at usual times.  Delayed students must provide their own transportation.    Make-up day would be April 11.

American History and Government: Wednesday, April 17.  HS students not in those courses (mainly grades 11-12) are delayed 2 hours that day.   Buses run at usual times.  Delayed students must provide their own transportation.    Make-up day would be April 18.

Annual Variety Show Auditions for NB Schools

NB kids – bring your talents or funnies or whatever you can share… AUDITIONS Thursday!

Tomorrow Thursday, February 28th

Variety Show Auditions 2019

in the music room

from 3:00-4:30!

Bring your kiddos and their act

to perform on March 8th, 2019!

Spaces still available!

Eehhh, sorry, this (from 2016) is the only image that we have on hand, at the moment! ~ Editor

Tiger Boys in Sectional BK Play TONIGHT

The Tigers will play BVC member Cory-Rawson, Feb. 27 at Van Buren

The North Baltimore High School Boys are the #11 Seed in the Findlay District for the OHSAA Basketball Tournament.

The Tigers will play BVC member Cory-Rawson, Feb. 27 at Van Buren, tip-off is scheduled for 8 pm.

It’s just a short drive to Van Buren to cheer our boys on!!!