|Local firefighters tour Jennings school|
|Thursday, October 17, 2013 12:14 AM|
BY STEPHANIE GROVES
FORT JENNINGS — High School Principal Nicholas Langhals reported local firefighters visited the school and walked through touring the back room and surveying the fire panels and electrical system during Wednesday night’s school board meeting.
“I want to thank the firefighters for visiting the school and making sure all the plans were up to date,” Langhals stated.
The board accepted the following donations: $27.12 from Target Take Charge of Education; $200 from Karl and Joan Schimmoeller to the Band Department; $118.06 from Meijer Community Rewards and $41.48 from ReCharge Enterprises to the Elementary Activities Fund; and $100 from the Regina Schimmoeller family to the Drama Department.
Langhals reported that the Five-Year Forecast was still being worked on and will be submitted by the end of October.
“It will have the most current information included,” Langhals said. “In November, it will be reviewed and approved.” Board members approved the following items: Elementary book bills; the $3,772.33 tuition rate for the 2013-14 school year; hiring Melissa Sukup as girls varsity basketball coach; hiring of Rob Warnecke as senior concessions manager, who will be paid through the Senior Fund; and the use of the old gym by Mike Maag for a karate tournament on Nov. 23.
In new business, the board approved the facilities to be used as a Red Cross shelter in case of an emergency and the senior trip/contract to Washington, D.C., April 3-6.
Langhals gave an update on Race to the Top and said “All is going as planned and moving along nicely.”
In the Elementary Report, Principal Kathleen Verhoff reported local firefighters visited with K-3 students on Oct. 11.
“They brought in a robot fire puppy to drive the fire truck and one fireman served as the voice for the puppy,” Verhoff detailed. “They shared valuable messages.”
Verhoff also thanked the Ohio State Putnam County Extension for an Embryology presentation given by Jason Hedrick.
“He brought in eggs to hatch chicks after incubation,” Verhoff explained.
Additionally, third-graders will be enlightened by “Kids on the Block,” a group that will present an informative offering speaking to tolerance and acceptance for kids with disabilities.
Board members commended Rosemary Warnecke, cast and crew of the senior class play for an outstanding and very entertaining performance of “The Rest in Peace Retirement Home.”
“They did a fantastic job,” Langhals said.
The Fort Jennings High School Marching Band is preparing for departure to Disney — an all-night bus ride — at 11 a.m. Oct. 30. The students will return on Nov. 4.
The next school board meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 20 in the school library.