Miller named Boys Basketball head coach 
Former Boys Basketball player and assistant coach Ryan J. Miller '99 is now head of the Boys Basketball program with Lance Stemler as associate head coach.  Coach Miller played collegiately at Eastern Kentucky University and was assistant coach here, as was Coach Stemler, under former coach Lou Lefevre. Read more .
School News: Campus upgrades, uniform options
Cafeteria undergoing a refresh
Students will see a new look in the Cafeteria when they return to school in August. The maintenance crew is working this summer to replace damaged tiles on the floor, and other touches will be added as well.

In other construction news, the press box installation is moving along and will be ready in time for the fall sports season. Construction also continues in the locker room areas of the Marshall Athletic Center.

New uniform options
Starting with the 2019-2020 school year, the following changes will be made to the Uniform & Dress Code:
  • Pants: Students will have the option of wearing khaki pants in addition to navy blue and black pants. The style of cotton-twill pants must still adhere to the description in the 2018-2019 Student-Parent Handbook, including no tight or form-fitting pants and no excessive pockets on the pants. Students may purchase these pants at the store of their choosing.
  • Uniform polos: Students will have two options for uniform polos, the current white polo shirt and a new navy blue polo. The current light blue polo will be allowed through the 2021-2022 school year. The uniform polo shirts can be purchased only at RiverCity Workwear.
  • Uniform pullovers: Uniform sweaters are being phased out and replaced with a three-quarter zip pullover in gray or navy blue. The pullovers come in two styles. One is a heavy cotton for colder months, and the other is an Under Armour quick-drying pullover. The uniform pullovers can only be purchased at RiverCity Workwear. Sweaters can be worn through 2021-2022.
The light blue polo and sweaters will be available at RiverCity Workwear at a discounted price until the inventory is depleted.
Season wrap ups: Girls Tennis, Boys Golf
Trinkle is state singles runner up
By Coach Scott Gurgol

The 2019 Girls Tennis team finished another successful season. The team won its fourth consecutive sectional and regional titles (16th and sixth for the program, respectively, overall), then fell 2-3 to Washington High School in the semi-state championship. The final team record was 15-7, and the team finished No. 23 in the final state ranking. Lady Pioneer Tennis earned team academic all-state for the sixth straight season (earning a combined GPA above 3.6).

Individual success was also had in 2019. Halli Trinkle '19 finished the season as the singles state runner-up. She also earned Indiana High School Tennis Coaches Association First Team All-State Singles honors, was named to the ICGSA North/South Senior All-Star team, and was named a National High School Tennis All-American. Hannah Conder '19 and rising senior Natalie Boesing finished as doubles state quarterfinalists and earned IHSTeCA First Team All-State Doubles honors.

Hannah was also named to the North/South Senior All-Star team, and she earned IHSTeCA individual Academic All-State Honorable Mention (requiring at least 3.7 GPA and 1200 SAT). Halli, Natalie, and Hannah also were named to the IHSTeCA All-District Team for District 8.

Girls Tennis will say goodbye to seniors Halli and Hannah, who have been a part of all four sectional and regional championships, the program's only two team semi-state titles, and only team state runner-up. Halli was in the state tournament three times, twice with the team, and twice as an individual, earning her state singles title last year. They have led the team to the most success in program history. They leave a legacy and pass the baton to the players who return, which include Natalie and rising senior Maria Popson, and rising juniors Anna Coe, Emma Kaelin, and Avery Kraft.
Boys Golf sends one to regional
By Coach Victor Beeler '94

With the graduation of four of the top five from the starting lineup of the 2018 season, Coach Victor Beeler '94 and Coach Pat McGuire anticipated that the 2019 campaign would be a developmental season of young talent cutting their teeth in the varsity ranks. These young players were anchored by the leadership of seniors Caleb Popp '19 (captain) and Frank Caylor '19. The team made many strides this season, which resulted in the golfers consistently lowering personal and team average scores. This work culminated in a sectional day of play that included personal best records for all players on the course - and the team's lowest 18-hole score for the season.

While this sectional team score was not enough for the Pioneers to move on to regionals as a team; Caleb was able to post a career-low round of 77 and advance as an individual to the highly competitive regional event hosted by Providence at Champions Pointe. Caleb played well in the regional event and fell short of advancing to the state tournament while posting an 88 on a difficult course setup.

While celebrating the accomplishments of this season, the team also looks forward to the 2020 campaign that should be anchored by rising seniors Austin Barnett and Andrew Henderson. Rising juniors Victor Beeler, Carson Heldman, and Drew Juliot should make increasing contributions to the team while rising sophomores Jack Kaiser, Cade Carver, Alex Barnett, and RJ Shrout should gain an increased role after a summer of course work. The incoming freshmen class has a pool of talent that should be able to challenge for JV and varsity playing time as well. The future of Providence Boys Golf looks bright!
Sports News: Summer camps, student season passes, and more
Student-athletes recognized by local media
Several of our spring sports athletes have been recognized by local media, including:
  • Baseball: News & Tribune All-Area First Team - Christian Graf '19Zach Tackett '19, and rising junior Eli Watson; honorable mention - rising junior Hunter Sprigler, Adam Uhl '19, and Joe Wilkinson '19.
  • Softball: News & Tribune All-Area honorable mention - rising sophomore Brooklynn Nolot.
Boys Golf to host summer camp
Details of the Boys Golf Summer Camp have been announced. The camp will take place July 16-18 at Champions Pointe Golf Course from 8:30 - 11:00 a.m. daily. The camp is open to rising fifth through eighth grade boys and costs $95, with a 20 percent off discount for camper's sibling. Topics covered include golf etiquette, chipping, putting, pitching, and full swing, and culminates with an on-course experience. Daily snacks, prizes, and a camp T-shirt will be provided. Email to register.
Boys Basketball Summer Camp postponed
With the recent hiring of new coach Ryan Miller '99, the Boys Basketball Summer Camp scheduled for this week was canceled. The camp will take place the week of July 8. Watch the school website and Facebook page for more info.

Girls Soccer coach opening
Providence has an immediate opening for a Girls Soccer head coach. High school coaching experience preferred. Interested candidates should send a letter or email, along with details of their experience and qualifications, to:
Providence High School Athletic Department
"G-Soccer Head Coaching Position"
707 Providence Way
Clarksville, IN 47129

New student season passes available
Beginning in the 2019-2020 sports season, students have two options for affordable season passes. The 20-event student athletic season pass is just $20 and will allow a student entrance to any 20 regular season home fall, winter, or spring games (good for any season). The pass is not good for IHSAA-sponsored events and other tournaments. The unlimited student athletic season pass is $50 and will allow a student entrance to unlimited home games for the school year, with the exclusion of IHSAA and other tournaments. More information will be available prior to the fall 2019 season.
Providence hiring Spanish teacher
Providence is accepting applications for a full-time Spanish teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. Please email, mail, or fax resumes to: Sharon Mooney,; 707 Providence Way, Clarksville, IN 47129; fax to 812-981-2538.
Parent Notes: Summer office hours, semester grades
New calendar posted
Providence has updated its school calendar for the 2019-2020 school year. Changes include altering the final two exam days each semester into half days with a 12:15 dismissal. Click here for more info.

Honor Roll available
The final Honor Roll of the 2018-2019 school year is available online. Click here for more info.

New senior portrait information 
A new policy has been put into place for senior yearbook portraits, with a deadline of Dec. 1. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the summer months to have their senior portrait taken. Click here for more info.

Summer office hours
Many Providence offices will be open for the summer on reduced hours. All offices will be open 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Fridays. Regular hours will resume July 29. The following offices will be closed on the specified days:
  • Main Office closed June 24-July 5
  • Athletic Office closed July 2-12
  • Guidance Office closed June 24-July 5. Guidance counselors will be out of the office June 5-July 26.
  • Learning Differences Office closed June 5-July 26
  • Campus Ministry office closed June 3-July 26.
  • The Advancement and Business offices will remain open throughout the summer, except July 4-5.

2019-2020 information
The 2019-2020 school year begins August 7. More information will be emailed in early July with registration information.
Summer reading reminder
All students, including incoming freshmen, have assigned summer reading. Writing assignments for this reading will be due by the second day of English class for freshmen and of theology class for sophomores-seniors. Click here for the assignments.
Now accepting Golf Scramble sponsorships
The 21st annual Pioneer Golf Scramble will be Thursday, Aug. 22, at Covered Bridge Golf Course, so mark your calendars for this important fundraiser for the Annual Student Assistance Program. To become a sponsor, contact Ronda (Miller) Stumler '83 at .
Reunion planning for 2019
Reunion planning is beginning for the class years ending in 4 and 9. To volunteer to help with your reunion planning, contact Ronda (Miller) Stumler '83 at

Save the date for 2019 reunions:
  • 1955: Quarterly gatherings: June 14, Sept. 13, and Dec. 6, 2019. 11:30 a.m., The Radisson dining room, 505 Marriott Drive, Clarksville.
  • 1956: 2019 Gathering: Oct. 11, 11:30 a.m., The Radisson dining room, 505 Marriott Drive, Clarksville
  • 1959: Aug. 31, 2019. Dinner and mingling at the Clarksville Radisson Hotel, 5:00-10:00 p.m. Formal Invites have been mailed.
  • 1964: Sept. 28, 2019,  4:30-?, Clarksville Radisson Hotel. Formal invites will be sent in June. For more information contact Noelle Kramer Gohmann.   
  • 1969: 50th Reunion, Sept. 20-21, 2019. Formal invites will be sent in June. See class website or email for more info.
  • 1979: Sept, 6-7, 2019. Friday: Football tailgate at PHS, Saturday: Tour & Mass at PHS, dinner to follow at Covered Bridge. Follow Providence Class of '79 Facebook page for details.
  • 1984: Oct. 4, 2019, at PHS home Football game, and Oct. 5 at Wick's Pizza in New Albany. Please contact Nan (Blunk) Fougerousse for more info.
  • 1989: July 20, 2019, 7-11 p.m., Calumet Club in New Albany. Register here. Follow Providence High School Class of '89 Facebook page for details.  
  • 1999: Aug. 17, 2019. Bourbon Barrel Loft, 7-11 p.m. Contact Lisa (Naville) Zwissler for more info.
  • 2009: Planning underway for fall 2019. Contact Whitney Popp Forbis for more info.
  • 2014: July 27, 2019, Huber Orchard & Winery. Email Zach Flanagan or phone 502.777.6516.
'61 grad prizes Honor Flight experience

When Bob Petraits '61 applied to take part in an Honor Flight, which provides veterans of World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War with a free one-day trip to Washington, D.C., to tour the city's war memorials and Arlington Cemetery, he never thought he would be selected. Most of the recipients of the trip are World War II or Korean War veterans, so he mostly forgot about it.  In March, he was thrilled to receive word he was selected to be a participant in May on Honor Flight 30 out of Indianapolis. Read more.
June 24-July 5: Main Office closed
July 24: Next eVision
July 29: Regular office hours resume
Aug. 5: Orientation and registration
Aug. 7: School begins
As we prepare to celebrate our country's independence on July 4, let us take this opportunity to pray for our country.

Prayer for Independence Day

God, source of all freedom,
this day is bright with the memory
of those who declared that life and liberty
are your gift to every human being.
Help us to continue a good work begun long ago.
Make our vision clear and our will strong:
that only in human solidarity will we find liberty,
and justice only in the honor that belongs
to every life on earth.
Turn our hearts toward the family of nations:
to understand the ways of others,
to offer friendship,
and to find safety only in the common good of all.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Christa (Payne) Hoyland '84
Director of Communications
eVision reporter/writer

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