|Jennings students earn two 'Best of Show' awards|
|Wednesday, March 19, 2014 8:04 PM|
BY STEPHANIE GROVES
FORT JENNINGS — Dean of Students Todd Hoehn reported that two students, Kaylynn Noriega and Caleb Bankey, received two of the 15 Best of Show awards at the Putnam County Art Show held recently during Wednesday night’s school board meeting.
Hoehn also congratulated all the students who participated in the Regional Science Fair in Archibold, where four students, including Zach Piasecki, Natalie Morman, Makenna Ricker and Griffin Morman, received superior ratings.
Board members also congratulated students who were selected to the All-County Band and/or Chorus, including: Erin Eickholt, Devyn Wiechart, Alyssa Schimmoeller, Keri Eickholt, Emily Klir, Olivia Wieging, Evan Ricker and Logan Sickels.
Hoehn also announced the performance dates and times for the high school musical “Annie, Jr.,” which will be directed by Music Director Rose Mary Warnecke. The performances will take place at 7 p.m. on March 28 and 29 in the Auditeria. Tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for students and tickets at the door are $5.
The Junior-Senior Prom will be held from 8-11 p.m. on April 12 in the Auditeria.
Elementary School Principal Kathleen Verhoff reported kindergarten screenings will take place on Tuesday and currently, 33 students are registered for the screenings.
School board members accepted the following donations: $50 in memory of Orval Eickholt; $2,000 to the Athletic Department and $270 for sports signs from the Musketeer Athletic Boosters; and $3 in receipts from poster boards donated by Drew Fields.
Members also approved the renewal of certificate #36977 for approximately $52,640 for 12 months at .25 percent and the creation of an Unclaimed Money Fund, which will include checks that are four or five years old that have never been cashed.
Board members reviewed NEOLA’s new, revised or replacement policies. Superintendent Nicholas Langhals said there’s revised wording and the representative will go over it with the administration.
Board members commended students and student groups, including: the winter sports teams, pep band, cheerleaders and student fans for a fine winter season; all members of the All-County Band/Chorus Show; and science fair participants at the Putnam County Science Fair and Regional Science Fair.
In addition, council approved the use of the gymnasium for summer athletic camps.
The revised 2013-14 school calendar and revised Contingency Plan with scheduled make-up days of April 16, 17 and 21 was also approved.
“This is contingent upon the governor’s signature,” Langhals said. “It’s a formality now.”
In addition, members approved the tentative list of seniors for graduation and the Putnam County Educational Service Centers (ESC) contract for the 2014-15 school year.
Members also entertained the recommendations of Audrea Mancinotti as the varsity cheer advisor and Jen Neidert as the assistant cheer advisor.
Langhals closed with an update on the progress on Race to the Top.
“Recently the administration has met with the Regional Coordinator Nancy Allison where we went over steps and goals,” Langhals explained.
The next school board meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 16 in the school’s library.