OTTOVILLE — School board members will face the task of replacing both first-grade teachers at Ottoville Elementary for the 2013-14 school year.
Diane Langhals and Mary Jane Horstman have both submitted letters to the board noting their intentions to retire on May 31. Langhals has been with the district 30 years and Horstman, 28.
“We have a lot of experience walking out the door,” Superintendent Scott Mangas said. “They have shown interest in continuing to help as substitutes.”
James Hoersten’s resignation was accepted and he was rehired to teach industrial arts in a shared effort with Fort Jennings High School. Hoersten will split his time between the school with the majority spent at Ottoville. Jennings will pick up a portion of Hoersten’s salary and other benefits.
The board accepted and/or acknowledged the following donations, awards, and other receipts received throughout the month:
$ 50 — ICY Group bus usage for the ski trip
$769.06 — Bluffton High School Girl’s Sectional
$1,580.42 — Van Wert High School Boy’s Sectional
$200 — Wild Ones – Susan Jones/High School Land Lab
$1,277.88 — Ottoville Music Boosters for microphones
$1,397.88 — Ottoville Music Boosters for costume fees
$52.20 — U.S. Green Fiber for recycling
$35 — Delphos Herald Design an Ad Contest
The board also congratulated the following student athletes/coaches for their post season honors:
Girls basketball team
Abby Siefker–First Team PCL Player of the Year (back to back), Scholastic Team PCL
Rachel Beining – First Team PCL, Scholastic Team PCL
Nicole Vorst – Second Team PCL
Rachel Turnwald – Honorable Mention PCL, Scholastic Team PCL
Taylor Mangas – Honorable Mention PCL
Coach Kleman – PCL Coach of the Year
District Honors – Abby Siefker — POY, Coach Kleman — COY, Rachel Beining and Nicole Vorst – Special Mention
Abby Siefker – First Team and Player of the Year
Dave Kleman – Coach of the Year
State Tournament Honors
Rachel Beining – All Tournament State Team
Boys Basketball Team
Luke Schimmoeller – Second Team PCL
Ryan Honigford – Honorable Mention PCL
Derek Schimmoeller – Honorable Mention PCL, Scholastic Team PCL
Cory Fischer – Scholastic Team PCL
In the high school report, Principal Jon Thorbahn shared that two Vantage students will have their work on display at the high school. Matt Burgei and Andrew Schnipke made end tables that are currently being shown at Vantage and will be brought to Ottoville for display.
On April 2, seniors will travel to Ottawa for a Real World, Real Money program. On April 3, seniors will leave on their trip to New York City and he will return on April 7 with 40 seniors attending.
The school will present the musical “Peter Panic” on April 19 and 20.
In the elementary report, Mangas told the board Ottoville will host a site visit from the state board of education to learn how Ottoville instructs its students with Individual Education Plans so they score well on state testing.
Ottoville students will be in the classroom on March 27 to make up for a day lost during the girls tournament run.