Edgerton School Board Hears About Successful Students

Several students were recognized for their achievements in band, choir and spelling at the Edgerton Board of Education meeting Feb. 13.

High School Principal Roger Cade recognized senior wrestler Logan Stein for winning his 100th match at the varsity level.

The following students were selected for the All-County Band and Choir: HS Choir: Harley Bell, Emalee Combs, Hannah Warner, Paige Warner, Lauren Watson, Melody Cheek, Meaghan Tackett, Destiny Icenhower and Blake Tackett. HS Band: Courtney Vollmer, Delaney Elliott, Hannah Minck, Hannah Warner, Ethan Brown, Melody Cheek, Kellie Bleikamp, Keegan Steele and Quayde Combs.

Students selected for the District Honors Festival Feb. 12 a The Stranahan Theatre in Toledo were: HS Band – Quayde Combs; HS Choir – Melody Cheek; JH Band – Heather Vollmer; JH Choir – Cole Tackett, Toby Jaggers, Abbigail Herman, Brenna Whitman and Jordan Warner.

Williams County Spelling Bee news. Sixth grader Molly Hennessey finished first and seventh grader Nicholas Roth finished second. Hennessy will move on to the Regional competition in Ft. Wayne. Lola Giesige (fifth grade) represented the elementary school.

In other news of note:
The Junior High School Quiz Bowl County Tournament will be at Edgerton Feb. 27.
Cade proposed reinstating science credit for select agricultural education courses.

Several Elementary School students were part of the Ohio Art Education Association’s 2017 State Young People’s Art Exhibition, Principal Kermit Riehle said.

The students are Leah Fritch, Carolyn Herman, Noelle Ritter, Avery Dietsch, Peytyn Baker, Emma Brown, Lola Giesige, Emily Stuck, Clear Stever and Sadie Walther.

The Elementary school art club meets one to two times a month with Mrs. Meyer. Attendance has been 25-30.

Meyer and Mrs. Bostater are working on displaying student art projects at the hospital in Hicksville.

Thirteen of 55 students did not reach the promotional score of 42 on the state ELA assessment. Remediation has begun as the staff prepares for the alternative assessment tests, Iowa and Terra Nova.

A standards-based grade card has been implemented in grades 1 and 2 along with the kindergarten. Subjects include physical education, music and art to better align with Common Core and Third Grade Reading Guarantee standards. Expansion is planned for grades 3 and 4.

Work is being done to determine the needs of the elementary school in conjunction with new curriculum coordinator Mrs. Huard. Focus in on the areas which do not meet the Common Core and state standards, specifically reading and social studies. The fourth-grade’s social studies text is from 1997.

The board approved the following items:
An overnight trip for Kalley Schaefer and selected FFA students to the Ohio FFA Convention in Columbus, May 4-5.

A field trip for baseball coach Chris Rowlison and his team to the University of Michigan May 6.

A field trip for advisor Heather Timbrook and eighth graders to Chicago May 12.

The board approved the following personnel recommendations
Resignation of Blaine Prince as assistant wrestling coach and a 50 percent supplemental contract effective Jan. 9 as the varsity wrestling coach.

Resignation of Matthew Brown as a volunteer wrestling coach and approve a 50 percent supplemental contract effective Jan. 9 as an assistant wrestling coach.

Approved 2016-17 supplemental contracts, volunteers and chaperones pending pre-employment requirements.
Supplemental contracts:
Joe Stark, fifth and sixth-grade girls basketball coach.
Blaine Prince, varsity wrestling coach.
Matthew Brown, assistant wrestling coach.
Volunteers: Kevin VanVleet, wrestling; Natalee Landel, track

Grant Barbour was approved as an assistant varsity football coach for the 2017-18 year.
A reduction in force for Crystal Miller (third-grade teacher) effective for 2017-18.
Approved the updated non-certified sub list: Rebecca Mavis and Tara Stiver.

James Pruitt may be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com

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