Four new members of the Hilltop staff were on hand at the Millcreek-West Unity Board of Education September regular meeting.
Guidance Counselor Amber Metzger, Consumer Science Teacher Helen Philips, High School Intervention and Special Education Teacher Nate Massie, and High School Math Teacher Sam Boehnlein were officially introduced to the board by Superintendent Larry Long.
Junior High and High School Principal Steven Riley announced to the board that a homework matrix is now available to parents on the school’s website. This will allow parents to see what their children have due in their classes and when they need to turn it in.
The board accepted the resignations of Freshmen Volleyball Cristin Hagans and Seventh Grade Boys basketball coach William Williams. Hagans had to give up her position due to lack of numbers on the Freshmen Team.
Several donations were also accepted by the board, including school supplies from District Seven Association of Chapters O.E.S., Solid Rock Community Church, West Unity Presbyterian Church, and Caroline Thompson. A flag was donated by the American Legion Post 669 as well.
Sarah Rupp saw her salary increase to the school’s five year salary schedule, thanks to the board. She was also awarded graduate study reimbursement for taking two courses at Defiance College this Fall. Those courses were “Reading and Writing in the Content Area” and “Learning Environments,” and were good for six semester hours of reimbursement.
A plethora of substitute teachers were approved by the board. Linnea Arps, Susan Dominique, Emma Evans, Phillip Fogle, Kimberly Goosmen, Phyllis Johnson, and Sharon Taylor are all now able to fill in for the regular staff of Hilltop Schools as needed.
Also approved by the board, Jeremy Miklovic is the new Seventh Grade Hilltop Boys Basketball Coach. Phil Williams was handed the reigns to the Junior Varsity Boys Basketball Team as well.