|Ottoville seniors plan New York City trip|
|Thursday, December 20, 2012 5:23 PM|
OTTOVILLE — Forty Ottoville High School seniors will leave for New York City on April 3 following board approval of the annual trip on Wednesday. High School Principal Jon Thorbahn said everything is place for the trip and students continue to raise funds.
The trip includes a visit to the Today Show, NBC Studios, Madame Tussaud’s, the Empire State Building, Lower and Midtown Manhattan, the American Museum of Natural History, Strawberry Fields in Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Sept. 11 National Memorial, Chinatown, Little Italy and a Broadway show.
The group returns on April 7.
Thorbahn also outlined upcoming high school events include sophomores meeting with Vantage representatives on Jan. 8; an ACT Boot Camp for juniors; and sophomores on Jan. 28 at the Ottawa K of C.
Superintendent and Elementary School Principal Scott Mangas announced third-grade Ohio Achievement Test scores for reading. The class had a 94-percent passage rate with two students retaking the exam in the spring; 26 percent were advanced; and 46 percent tested accelerated.
Mangas recently attended a meeting in Columbus on school funding and learned the traditional aide guarantee most schools receive will eventually be phased out but there was no talk of what would replace it, if anything.
“We will have a clearer picture of what next year will bring in February,” Mangas said.
He also announced the district has contracted with Nickles Bakery for baked goods since the closure of Hostess.
In other business, the board:
• Approve the 2013-14 calendar. The first day for students will be Aug. 21, 2013. Graduation will be on May 18, 2014;
• Acknowledge Wesley Markward and Derek Schimmoeller for Honorable Mention All-District Golf; and
• Congratulated Warren Bowery and Kim Birt on the excellent Band Christmas Program conducted Dec. 12.
The board’s reorganizational meeting is set for 7:30 p.m. Jan. 9.