McDowell’s Power of the Pen team has competed in District at Zane Trace Middle School, and Regionals at Chillicothe Middle School. At District, the 7th grade team placed 4th out of 18 teams. Seventh grader Rain Hoops received a medal for placing 13th from a pool of 94 fellow writers. Eighth grader Jensen Fissel received a trophy in 3rd place. Eighth grader Genevieve Carstensen received a trophy in 1st place overall.
At Regionals, the 7th grade team moved up a spot and placed 3rd out of 18 teams. Seventh grader Kelsey Whittington placed 3rd out of 47 writers. In addition, she received a Best of the Best award, which was awarded to only three writers. Eighth grader Genevieve Carstenesen placed 10th out of 55 writers. A Best of the Best award was also presented to Genevieve.
The McDowell Power of the Pen team had seven writers compete in a county competition, Creative Chaos. In this competition, participants wrote a narrative, an argumentative essay, and a poem. McDowell’s team placed 3rd overall, and 8th grader Rachel Townsend placed 1st in the middle school narrative writing round.
Congratulations Sophia Curtis and Ian Shaeffer! These two 8th grade Wilson Math students earned the highest two grades on their Geometry Unit Assessment. They won the honor of throwing a pie in the face of Mrs. Wilson and Mr. Dropsey for the second annual Pi Day Celebration at McDowell.
Emma McKibben is pictured presenting her award-winning essay at the Pickaway Plains chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution meeting on February 21, 2017. Emma was awarded 1st Place in the 8th Grade DAR essay contest for Pickaway County students. Congratulations, Emma!
**All participants must have a valid physical and a completed Athletic Packet on file with the Athletic Director prior to the first day of practice and/or try-outs.
Track and Field—Practices are Monday-Thursday, 2:45-4:30 PM, beginning on March 7th. An information sheet is available in the McDowell office or from Mr. Lytle. There are no try-outs or cuts.
Softball—Optional open gyms: Feb. 13th and 16th, 7:00-8:30 in the High School gym.
Tryouts: Feb. 21st and 22nd, 6:15-8:30 PM in the High School gym.
Feb. 23rd—Pitchers and catchers, 6:15-8:30 PM; all others 7:00-8:30 PM.
Players will know if they made the team on Feb. 23rd.
Practice: Feb. 24th, 6:15-7:30.
Parent & Player Meeting: Feb. 24th 7:30-8:00 PM
Information Sheet available in McDowell Office
Baseball—To Be Announced.
McDowell Exchange School is proud to announce state and regional level art winners!
Eighth graders, Genevieve Carstensen, Allyson Cotton and seventh grader Garret Summers each have artwork chosen to be a part of the Central Region Ohio Art Education Association(OAEA) exhibition in March at the Rhodes State Office Tower.
Seventh grader Josie Martin had artwork accepted in the state level Youth Art Month Exhibition sponsored by OAEA held at the State Teacher’s Retirement Systems in Columbus in March.
Seventh grader Keller Clouse had artwork selected to be a part of the state level Young People’s Art Exhibition sponsored by OAEA at the State Office Tower in March.
Allyson Cotton also was awarded second place it the state of Ohio Youth Art Month Flag Design competition in the grades 6 through 8 category.
Keller Clouse’s Youth Art Month Flag design won as the Overall Winner in the state for her Youth Art Month Graphic Design.
Pictured: Cotton, Carstensen, Summers, Martin, Clouse