November Was A Good Month For Edgerton Schools

The good times continue at Edgerton Elementary School, according to its principal. The recent Veterans Day Program was a “very successful event in bringing honor to our local veterans,” Principal Kermit Riehle stated in his report given to the Board of Education at its Nov. 21 meeting. “Ted Mathes, the Edgerton School Music Department and the Edgerton American Legion Post Color Guard combined to make this event very worthwhile.”

The Bulldogs’ Best Program will recognize another 40 students for academic excellence and outstanding personality traits. Each quarter students are nominated by their teachers to receive this recognition.

Students meet Riehle in the gym for donuts and juice.

The Edgerton pre-school has received a Five-Star “Step Up to Quality” Award from the state. Step Up to Quality is Ohio’s rating system for learning and development programs. Participating programs can earn a one- to five-star rating.

Some considerations in the scoring:
•Low staff/child ratios
•Child assessment results to plan activities to support learning
•Create assessment goals for children
•Have an active parent volunteer group
•Use input from families and community partners to provide program improvement.

All second and sixth-grade students will be tested in December using the IOWA/CogAt for Gifted Education to determine any identified students in cognitive acceleration.

The staff is working to build a productive Gifted intervention program for those students. Riehle said.

The state’s testing all third-grade students in Language Arts have been completed. “Thanks to all staff members who played a role in the successful administration of this required state testing,” Riehle said.

The principal also commended staff and students for their work in community service.

“I am very proud of the support we give to numerous Edgerton families through outstanding programs such as Angel Tree, Shop with a Cop, PTO Coat Drive, Ronald McDonald House Pop Tab Charities, and the PTO Bulldog Bags program,” Riehle said. “Many needy families benefit from these programs.”

Upcoming Events
Elementary Christmas Program – Dec. 9
Edgerton Spelling Bee – Dec.15
PTO Santa Shop – Dec.12-16.

The board also heard from Grades 7-12 Principal Roger Cade as well.
•Dec. 1, sophomores will visit Four County Career Center.
•Dec. 6 – Juniors to watch Toledo Walleye game
•Dec. 12 – Winter Music Program: sixth grade/JH/HS choir and band
•Dec. 13th – Brad Hurtig Assembly (afternoon presentation and music
concert in the evening).

Superintendent Andy Morr made the following administrative recommendations.

He commended the school’s 2016-2017 National Honor Society inductees: Kellie Bleikamp, Bella Cercone, Issac Hamblin, Aubree Herman, Drew Herman, Timothy Herman, Hanna Hug, Zach Nihart, Miriam Rupp, Logan Sack, Rachel Schroeder, Rebecca Schroeder, Alyssa Siebenaler and Hannah Sleesman.

He praised the students, staff and community members who donated 59 units of blood to the American Red Cross.

Morr thanked St. Mary’s Church for donating $250 for use of the food service kitchen.

He asked the school board to approve the following personnel recommendations:
•Accept the resignation of Rachelle Rowlison as a food service employee effective Oct. 21.
•Accept the resignation of Lindsey Bever as a resident educator mentor effective immediately
•Approve Shari Robison as a substitute bus driver for the school year, pending necessary pre-employment requirements.

•Approve the Edgerton non-certified staff sub list
Non-renew fall 2016-2017 supplemental contracts
-Nicole Thiel Varsity volleyball coach
-Leandra Seams assistant volleyball coach
-Marchell Dietsch assistant volleyball coach (Freshmen)
-Jessica Pettit Jr. High volleyball coach
-Melissa Goebel Jr. High volleyball coach
-Jason Zumbaugh varsity cross country coach
-Michelle Elliott Jr. High cross country coach
-Maimee Giesige varsity golf
-Ben Wilhelm varsity football coach
-Grant Barbour Assistant football coach
-Jim Saul Assistant football coach
-Austin Nickells Assistant football coach
-Carl Sonneberger Assistant football coach
-Kraig Bostelman Jr. High football coach
-Blaine Prince Jr. High football coach
-Kenneth Scott Cheek Jr. High football coach
-Skip Muehlfeld 5th and 6th football coach

•Approve 2016-2017 supplemental contracts, volunteers and chaperones, pending pre-employment requirements
Supplemental contracts

-Stephanie Walkup Jr. High girls’ basketball coach
-Scott Brigle Jr. High wrestling coach
-Brandon Leffel 5th and 6th grade wrestling coach

Stefanie Bowsher Athletic Department – girls’ basketball
Natalee Landel Athletic Department – girls’ basketball

•Approve the adjustments to the contracted days and pay rates for the Food Service supervisor, effective for the current contract year
•Approve a one-year contract effective Oct. 21 for Camie Flegal as a 2.5 hours per day food service worker according to the current salary schedule

The board approved the following investments:
StarOhio 10/31/16 $451,936.85 at 0.66%
StarOhio Plus 10/31/16 $52,368.35 at 0.40%
RedTree 10/31/16 $1,499,382.26 at 01.23%
Hicksville Bank Savings 10/31/16 $18,523.29 at 0.05%

Approved Huntington National Bank as a designated depository for funds for the period commencing Jan. 1, 2017 through Dec. 31, 2021 for paying the bond payments.

Approved Hicksville Bank as a designated depository for funds for the period commencing Jan. 1, 2017 through Dec.31, 2021.
4. Accepted the following donations
a. EF Tours – Donations of an Apple I-Pad to be raffled off to raise funds for the Spanish trip.
5. Approve the transfer of $1,000 from the General Fund to the High School 018 Principal’s Fund

TECHNOLOGY: Shari Saneda
•Edgerton Mock Elections
•Google Chromebooks
•Google Forms Ballots
•Elementary Results
•High School Results
•Miss Craven’s Classes Presidential Party Commercials
•#MyParty16 contest organized by Mike Kaechele of New Tech High School

Student Body Vote (Videos Available)
•The Tea Party
•The Conservative Velociraptor Party
•The Facts Party
•The Smarty Party
•Red Ribbon Broadcast- Kermit Riehle
•Veterans Day- Kermit-Live Broadcast and Veterans Video
•Veterans Day Assembly K-12

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