In all, the Stryker Board of Education accepted a grand total of twenty-three donations during their February regular board meeting.
Of those offerings, fifteen were made with the specific intention of assisting with the school’s Prom. The Ohio State Eagles contributed $500, Archbold Container $350, the Stryker Farmer’s Exchange $200, Kamco Industries $150, Andres O’Neil and Lowe Agency $100, Northwestern Ohio Drivers Training School $100, Bill’s Locker Room 3 $75, Freedom Sales and Rentals $50, Jason Miller $50, Arps Dairy $50, Bryan Lincoln Ford $50, Joe Short Insurance Agency $25, Behringer, Herman, and Eckhardt $25, Walters and Peck Agency $25, and Duggan Law Offices $10 to the success of the Stryker Prom.
The district’s Agricultural Department also received a fair amount of donated equipment. A Welder holding a $750 value and fish tank valued at $200 were both given to the Vocational Ag program by Calvin Hill. Not only that, but the American Farm Bureau Federation gave the school $200 worth of Ag materials, while the American Dairy Association handed over $67.76 worth of similar materials.
Other donations included a $20 gift from Ryan Patterson to the school’s Baseball Account, eight bundles of pop corn worth $120 to the junior class from Kurtz Ace Hardware, Teresa Kroetz’s awarding of $60 also to the junior class, an Eco-Cycle Aquaponics Kit with a $250 value from Kait Cole of Ecolife Conservation, and an anonymous gift of $200 to the Stryker Athletic Department.
Four people were hired by the board to work athletic events during the 2014-2015 school year. Jodie Carroll, Chad Carroll, Herm Frank, and Tracy Ruffer all saw their employment approved by the members of the board. Each worker will earn $15 for each event in which they take part.
Three employment contracts were also met with board approval. School Principal David Schultz was awarded a new three year contract. Bruce Brown, Dean of Students, received a three year contract renewal as well. Teacher David Dominique was given a one year contract as well.
With the Stryker Band leaving for Orlando on March 28, the board approved the extended/overnight trip. The band will return from the Florida hotspot on April 2.
It was announced by Superintendent Nate Johnson that twenty-four members of the Stryker Archery team have qualified for State competition. The meet will take place on March 6, at the state fairgrounds.
The board adjourned the meeting without entering into Executive Session. Their next regular meeting will take place on March 16, at 6:30 P.M. in the high school art room.
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