2018-2019 Highlights

2018-2019 Highlights

  • Tri-Village Staff kicked off their year with guest speaker Dave Caperton, a comedian from Columbus, OH, whose blend of humor and education provided a great start to our school year.  .

  • Under the direction of Mr. Derek Bialowas, the Tri-Village Marching Band performed on August 20, 2018, at the Great Darke County Fair’s Band Show Spectacular.  

  • The Tri-Village Cheerleading Program swept top honors at the Darke County Cheer Competition at the Great Darke County Fair on Friday, August 24, 2018.  

  • The first day of school for Tri-Village Local School District was on Tuesday, August 28, 2018.    

  • Students smiled for school picture day on Monday, September 10, 2018.

  • Tri-Village hosted their third annual “Spirit Week,” September 18 through 22, 2018, with our Homecoming football game on Friday, September 21.  This year’s theme: Willy Wonka- How Sweet it is to be a Patriot.

  • The Tri-Village 7th and 8th grade classes traveled to St. Clair’s Memorial Hall on Thursday, September 24 for a performance by Mr. Alpin Hong, world renowned concert pianist.   

  • The Patriot Invitational Cross Country Meet was held on Tuesday, September 25, 2018.  

  • The All-American Patriot Cheer Competition was held on Sunday, September 30, 2018.

  • Members of the Class of 2019 visited a Senior Career Concert at Eldora Speedway on Wednesday, October 3, 2018.  

  • All sophomore students visited RAMCO Electric Motors on Friday, October 5, 2018 in observance of National Manufacturing Day.

  • Mrs. Kathy Harris’s ACT Prep students visited Ball State University on Thursday, October 11, 2018.

  • Parent-Teacher Conferences were held on October 16 and 18, 2018.  

  • The Darke County ESC hosted their annual REAL Success Luncheon on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at Romer’s Catering in Greenville.  Any students who receives special education services who achieved an “Advanced” or “Accelerated” score on their Ohio State Tests were honored.   

  • The Yearbook staff hosted their inaugural “Haunted Dodgeball” tourney on Monday, October 29, 2018.  

  • The Community Blood Center was present on campus for their Fall Blood Drive on Wednesday, October 31, 2018.  

  • Indiana University-East hosted their annual “Counselor’s Breakfast” on Friday, November 2, 2018, by presenting Tri-Village with over $250,000 in scholarships.  

  • Mr. Derek Bialowas and Mrs. Hannah Smith hosted the Tri-Village Dinner Theatre on Friday and Saturday, November 2 and 3, 2018.  

  • The Darke County Center for the Arts hosted Jonathan Kingham, singer/songwriter, at Tri-Village on Monday, November 12, 2018.  

  • The Tri-Village Athletic Department held its annual Fall Sports Awards on Thursday, November 12, 2018.   

  • The Adopt-A-Family program hosted their 4th annual “Quarter Auction” on Sunday, November 18, 2018, 

  • The students and staff of Tri-Village Local Schools observed Veterans Day on November 9, 2018, by hosting their annual Veterans Day Breakfast for servicemen and servicewomen from the community area.  

  • Mrs. Hannah Smith took her high school choir to Miami University on Friday, November 30, 2018 for a performance.     

  • The 8th Grade students of Tri-Village traveled to the Miami Valley CTC for their career exploration day on Tuesday, December 4, 2018.  

  • Mr. Robert Burk and Mr. Justin Slone took students to Twin Valley South High School for a “Shoes for the Shoeless” program on Wednesday, December 12, 2018.   

  • Mrs. Malynda Davis took her Zoology students on a field trip to the Newport Aquarium on Monday, January 14, 2019.   

  • Tri-Village’s Lydia Ayette and Grace Bergman represented the Patriots at the Darke County Spelling Bee on Tuesday, January 24, 2019 at the Arcanum-Butler Schools. 

  • Mr. Justin Slone and the Tri-Village FFA hosted their annual cattle judging contest on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Adam Hollinger Farms.  

  • All members of the Tri-Village Class of 2020 took the ACT on Wednesday, February 20, 2019.

  • Tri-Village’s Lucie Morris placed 7th in the Women’s 50 yard freestyle and 15th in the 100 backstroke at the OHSAA’s annual State Swimming Meet, in Canton, OH on Friday, February 22, 2019.  

  • Tri-Village students participated in the 5th annual Darke County Science Day on Thursday, February 28, 2019.  

  • All students in the Class of 2019 took the ACT on Tuesday, February 27, 2019.

  • Coach Brad Gray and the Tri-Village Lady Patriots defeated Cincinnati Country Day by a score of 54-35 and were crowned Southwest District Champions in Girls Basketball on Saturday, March 2, 2019.     

  • Mr. Brad Gray and the Tri-Village Athletic Department hosted their annual Winter Sports Awards on Tuesday, March 12, 2019.  

  • Tri-Village welcomed the Ohio State University satellite campus, employees of the Darke County ESC, and special education classes from Darke County for the annual Reality Fair on March 13, 2019.   

  • Mr. Slone and the Tri-Village MVCTC FFA hosted a Career Day on Friday, March 15, 2019.      

  • Tri-Village hosted its third annual March “Spaghetti Madness” on Thursday, March 21, 2019, showcasing the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament and holding the final parent meeting for the 8th Grade Washington DC field trip.   

  • The MVCTC Tri-Village FFA hosted the third annual Clayton Murphy 5K Run and Walk on Saturday, April 6, 2019.  

  • Northmont High School welcomed the Ohio High School Athletic Association Spring Athletic Meeting on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.   

  • Mrs. Jonna Raffel and the National Honor Society held their annual tapping ceremony on Thursday, April 18, 2019.  

  • Mr. Justin Slone and the Tri-Village FFA hosted “Shoes for the Shoeless” on Tuesday, April 23, 2019.  

  • Mrs. Annette Black hosted Freshman Orientation for the Class of 2023 on Wednesday, April 24, 2019.  

  • Mrs. Jonna Raffel was honored at the Darke County ESC as the 2019 Tri-Village Teacher of the Year on Tuesday, April 30, 2019.   

  • The OHSAA’s Southwest District Athletic Board hosted their annual administrators breakfast at Wright State University’s Berry Room on Thursday, May 2, 2019.  

  • Mr. Justin Slone and the Tri-Village FFA attended the Ohio State FFA Convention on Thursday and Friday, May 2-3, 2019.  

  • Mrs. Samantha Bialowas and Mrs. Christina Gutierrez hosted PROM on the Ohio River in conjunction with B & B Riverboats on Saturday, May 4, 2019.  

  • Mr. Brad Gray and the Athletic Department hosted the annual Clayton Murphy Invitational track meets for junior high and high school on Monday and Tuesday, May 6-7, 2019.  

  • Mr. Justin Slone and the Tri-Village FFA opened their Plant Sale on Wednesday, May 8, 2019.  

  • Mr. Craig Alliston, Mr. Robert Burk, Mr. Laden Delawder, Mrs. Katie Pleiman, and Mrs. Karyn Smith took students to Harmon Field in Greenville for Darke County Special Olympics on Friday, May 10, 2019.  

  • The annual Tri-Village MVCTC FFA Banquet was held on Saturday, May 11, 2019.  

  • Mrs. Malynda Davis and the Pre-Engineering classes visited Eldora Speedway for Full Throttle STEM on Tuesday, May 14, 2019.  

  • 52 Math and Science students attended Math and Science Day at Kings Island on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.  

  • Mrs. Annette Black, Mr. Logan Brubaker, Mrs. Christina Gutierrez, and Mr. Jeff Judy accompanied 46 8th Grade students to Washington DC for four days, May 14-17, 2019.  

  • Mr. Derek Bialowas and Mrs. Hannah Smith traveled with 32 Band and Choir students to Nashville, TN, May 17-19, 2019.   

  • The New Madison Tri-Village Alumni Association held their annual Alumni Banquet on Saturday, May 18, 2019 in the high school cafeteria.  

  • Tri-Village was proud to host Mr. Chris Herren, basketball and public speaker, to campus on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, to hear his “The First Day” program.  

  • The Council on Rural Services hosted their annual ACES Graduation ceremony for Darke County students on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at Romer’s Catering in Greenville.    

  • The Tri-Village Athletic Department hosted their annual Spring Sports Awards on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.  

  • Patriot Senior Austin Bruner finished runner-up in the Men’s 400 Meter Dash at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on Saturday, June 1, 2019 in a school record time of 49.47 seconds.  

  • Commencement ceremonies for the Tri-Village Class of 2019 were held on Saturday, June 1, 2019, where 61 graduating Seniors received their diplomas.  

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Tri-Village High School Announces Prom Court


Tri-Village High School's Prom will be held on May 4th, 2019 at BB Riverboats in Newport, Kentucky.  The theme is "Sail Away" for this riverboat Prom.  The following students were selected to be on Prom Court by their classmates.
Freshman Orientation

Freshman orientation for incoming 2019-2020 freshman will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 6-7 PM in the commons. Students and parents, please plan to attend this informational meeting as you begin your journey into high school.

Please note this is a change from April 15th to April 24th!

Lincoln Day Dinner

Students from Tri-Village High School under the supervision of their American Government instructor, Mr. John P. Beard, were able to attend the annual Lincoln Day Dinner hosted in Greenville, Ohio.  The students got to meet local, state, and national government officials at the event.  Some of the officials who attended were as follows: U.S. Congressman Jim Jordan, U.S. Congressman Warren Davidson, Ohio State Senators Matt and Steve Huffman, Ohio House of Representatives Jena Powell and Susan Manchester, Ohio Supreme Court Justices Sharon Kennedy and Judy French.  The students who attended from Tri-Village were as follows: Carsen Munchel, Zachary Dowler, Cheyann Hall, Harley Ketring, and Alisha Rismiller.  The students are pictured here with the Ohio House District 80 Representative Jena Powell.  This is another example of how our teaching staff works tirelessly to provide our students with rich and meaningful educational experiences.


Excellence in Youth

Lucie Morris received the Excellence in Youth Award from the Third Masonic District in Ohio on Friday March 15th at the reception for the Grand Master of Masons in Ohio.  This award is given to acknowledge students who exemplify service and scholastic achievement. It is given to two recipients from the Third Masonic District which includes the following communities: Greenville, Tipp City, Troy, Gettysburg, Port Jefferson, Piqua, Sidney, West Milton, and Arcanum.  Lucie was nominated locally by Mr. John Beard who is a member of Greenville Masonic Lodge #143.

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Plant Sale Returns for 2019 Season!
The Tri-Village MVCTC FFA chapter will be holding a plant sale for the 2019 spring season. With new improvements and renovations to the greenhouse, the Greenhouse & Nursery Management class will have a variety of hanging baskets, cemetery pots, individual flats, and various types of vegetable options for sale at the Tri-Village Greenhouse starting just in time for Mother’s Day 2019!
Ditty a STATE FINALIST for Tri-Village MVCTC FFA

Ditty a STATE FINALIST for Tri-Village MVCTC FFA

Reporter: Madison Crawford

Editor: Willow Moore

Cassidy Ditty, a junior member of the Tri-Village MVCTC FFA has been awarded an Ohio FFA Proficiency Finalist in the area of Equine Science – Entrepreneurship!  This award is in recognition of Cassidy’s Supervised Agriculture Experience (SAE) where she buys, sells, trains and teaches riding lessons on her 14 horses.  

Miss Ditty is an active member of the chapter Equine Judging team and Job Interview team. She has participated as a leader in projects such as Shoes 4 The Shoeless and Children in Agriculture as well as serving as a Co-Chair of several committees.

Cassidy will be joined on stage with the 3 other Finalists from across the State of Ohio at this year’s 91st Ohio FFA Convention in Columbus, Ohio on May 2-3, 2019 to find out the final 4 placings!

The Tri-Village FFA and Agriculture Education Department is under the direction of Advisor Justin Slone and is proudly a Satellite Program of Miami Valley Career Technology Center. 


State FFA

Cassidy Ditty was selected as an Ohio FFA Finalist (Top 4) in her Proficiency Award area of Equine Science-Entrepreneurship!! Cassidy will interview at the State FFA Convention in May and will find out her final placing on stage at Convention! Cassidy will be the first since Gabe Watern, Trent Laux and Austin Mikesell around 2011-2012. 

Jared Godown, Jonathon Crawford, Cassidy Ditty, Maddie Downing will all recieve their State FFA Degree. Brittany Brewer will receive her American FFA Degree in the Fall at National Convention. 

Maddie Downing was selected as 1st in the district and a State Honorable Mention for her Proficiency Award area of Fruit Production! 
HISTORY made at Tri-Village MVCTC FFA Chapter!

Reporter: Madison Crawford

Willow Moore, a freshman member of the Tri-Village MVCTC FFA Chapter has etched her name into New Madison/Tri-Village history! Willow took 1st place at both the Darke County and District 5 FFA Creed Speaking Contests in the past two weeks; qualifying her for the State Competition on March 2nd. Miss Moore is the first Tri-Village MVCTC FFA member in the Chapter's 90 year history to make the State Competition! 


Tri-Village MVCTC FFA Agriculture Communications Team Top 15 in Ohio!

Reporter: Madison Crawford

Editor: Willow Moore


The Agricultural Communications contest is designed to sharpen FFA members’ written skills as well as their computer and technology skills. Freshman members of the Tri-Village MVCTC FFA Chapter, placed in the Top 15 out of over 320 chapters in the state of Ohio! Willow Moore, Madison Crawford, Kate Gross, Kylie Beisner and Logan Ashbaugh were tasked with developing a 15-page media tactics plan, presenting a 15-minute proposal to judges, taking 2 online Associated Press Editing quizzes and conducting practicums which ranged from Press Release writing to Web Design. 


State Swim Meet

Congratulations Lucie!

Lucie Morris finished 7th in Ohio with a time of 23.97 in the 50 free.
Congratulations to our senior students who have already been accepted to a College or University!
Principal's Corner

Welcome to Tri-Village Junior/Senior High School.  We hope that as you and your student navigate the experience of junior and senior high school, you will use our building and staff resources to help educate your child  in both mind and body.  Our dedicated staff continually plans challenging lessons based on their own diverse educational and human experiences to share with their students the ways to reach their potential. 

We would like to welcome our new staff members for the 2018-2019 school year.

Mr. Craig Alliston - Intervention Specialist
Mr. Laden Delawder - Intervention Specialist
Mrs. Sharon Lipps - Aide 
Mr. Mark Moses - Aide


Feel free to contact me for further information about Tri-Village Local Schools at (937) 996-1511 (ext. 1205) or at lee_morris@tri-village.k12.oh.us at any time so that we may best serve you and your student’s individual needs. Go Patriots.

Lee A. Morris, Principal

Tri-Village Junior/Senior High School

Main Office Staff

Mr. Lee Morris
Mrs. Black
Guidance Counselor 
Mrs. Francis
Mrs. Purdy
Guidance Secretary
EMIS Coordinator 

Mrs. Raffel

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Tri-Village MVCTC FFA Officers Determined

Tri-Village MVCTC FFA Officers Determined in 2018-2019

Tri-Village MVCTC FFA Officers Determined in 2018-2019 

Determination is the keyword to describe the 2018-2019 Tri-Village MVCTC FFA Officer Team. The team has a rejuvenated drive for excellence and high expectations for the upcoming school year, including a 3-Star National Chapter Award, Top 10 Ohio FFA Chapter, adding Career Development Events to broaden member participation and interests and numerous Proficiency and Degree applications. “It’s such an exciting time in our chapter right now! Our officers are prepared to take new steps towards our big picture goals. One of my biggest personal goals for this year is to grow our involvement within our chapter, we probably have one of the smallest chapters in Ohio, but I really think that agriculture and the FFA can be a staple in this community,” said President Maddie Downing, when asked about her excitement to serve her fellow FFA Members. “This year’s team is pretty young, having just 2 seniors, 2 juniors, 3 sophomores and a freshman but we are all hungry to get started. This will be our 3rd year with Slone (Advisor: Justin Slone) and the chapter has really taken hold of his ideas and expectations, we have all realized why he pushes us and we have grown to want a lot of the same achievements that he wants for us.”

The eight newly elected, Tri-Village MVCTC FFA Officers ventured on their annual 3 day retreat, June 22nd through the 24th, near Lucasville, Ohio. During the Officer Retreat, the team broke down over 30 activities that they will conduct over the upcoming year, set goals for each event and assigned committee’s to direct the efforts to have a successful Program of Activities. The team conducted Team Building, Leadership and Conflict Resolution Workshops to enable them all as individuals to be better equipped to handle obstacles that they will face both within the chapter and their lives, and spent a large amount of time bonding with each other during free time between work sessions.  The team surrendered their electronic devices from 7am to 9pm each day of the retreat to create a more cohesive team by focusing on the goals and purposes of the retreat.

Tri-Village Agriculture Education Department and FFA Chapter is a satellite program of Miami Valley Career Technology Center in Clayton, Ohio.

Local County Government Day

Local County Government Day Four Tri-Village students attended the Local County Government Day on April 11th along with students from other county schools.  These students earned credit for attending in their American Government course taught by Mr. Beard.  Beard believes it is important for Tri-Village students to attend local government meetings as a part of their course work so they will be more likely to engage in the system as adults.  The four students attending the County Government Day activity were: Cameron Armstrong, Haven Buckley, Dessirae McCullough, and Grace Moore.
Tri-Village MVCTC FFA Celebrates!

On Saturday, March 19, the Tri-Village MVCTC FFA Chapter hosted their annual Parent-Member Banquet. Surrounded by over 150 parents, members, and guests at the banquet, Tri-Village FFA members of the state qualifying Career Development Event teams were recognized for placing in the Top 15 in the state of Ohio, these teams were; Urban Soils, Livestock Evaluation, and Equine Management. Several $3,000 Tech Prep Scholarships through Sinclair Community College and Miami Valley CTC were handed out to the following seniors; Jasmine Hileman, Tanner Jones, Kara Hollinger, and Brittany Brewer. Greenhand and Chapter FFA Degrees were awarded to Freshman and Sophomore members, Chapter Proficiency Awards and Star/Outstanding Members were also honored! The Tri-Village MVCTC FFA would like to especially thank; Stockslager's Greenhouse & Garden Center, Tim Brandt Hog Farms, Hollinger Excavating, Slone Livestock, Crawford Farm’s, Beck’s Seed - Rob Godown, Cargill, G3 Family Farms for the banquet preparations and all of our sponsors throughout the 2017-2018 school year. We apologize that our list of supporters is too long to list here, but our members are truly grateful for each and every one of you! 

Tri-Village Agriculture Education and FFA is a satellite program of Miami Valley Career Technology Center, Clayton, Ohio.

2018-2019 Officer Team (Left to right): Brenden Durst -Student Advisor, Madison Crawford-Reporter, Jonathon Crawford- Vice President, Gavin Lochard - Treasurer, Maddie Downing - President, Jared Godown- Sentinel, Rorie Stump- Secretary, and Jenna Godown -Historian. 

OMEA Solo & Ensemble

On Saturday, junior high band and choir students performed in the OMEA Solo & Ensemble Competition. The following students received the top rating of superior in their events: Lainey Miller, Jamie Hemmelgarn, Micah Ayette, Caleb Derksen, Gabby Hall, Daniel Watern, and Emilee Frech. Congratulations!
TV Choir performing at the Darke County Choir Festival at Memorial Hall. 

Katelyn Hanes

Katelyn Hanes singing the National Anthem at the start of the girls District OHSAA Championship Game. 
Great Job Katelyn

JH Science Fair

Delanee Gray
Katlin Gross & Angelina Gillespie
Allison Milliff & Kadence Fleagle

JH Spelling Bee

Congratulations to Jeff Ketring who will be the Tri-Village Junior High representative at the Darke County Spelling Bee on January 23 in Ansonia.  

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