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Friday, May 17, 2013 12:01 AM


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FORT JENNINGS — Students at Fort Jennings High School will now have the option of taking dual credit-post secondary enrollment courses from James A. Rhodes State College while still in high school. School board members approved the dual credit coursework Thursday night.

Rhodes State College approved the following teachers to instruct the advanced coursework: Cheryl Von Lehmden, Apps in the Workplace; Melinda Losh, First Year Experience; and Rob Warnecke, Engineering Graphics with Auto CAD.

In financial news, the board approved the following donations: $60.98 from ReCharge Enterprises, $1,553.70 from General Mills Box Tops Program and $1,000 from the Fort Jennings Women’s Club to The Elementary Activities Fund; $500 from Fort Jennings Community Women’s Club to the band; $3,597.12 from Fort Jennings Activity Boosters to band trip fund; $750 to Athletic Dept. for summer basketball; and $500 to the cheer fund from the Musketeer Athletic Boosters.

The board also approved the amended Five-Year Forecast. Principal Nicholas Langhals said there has been no approved school funding model and that the school has no real gauge.

“We update staff changes,” Langhals explained. “It is truly a forecast.”

The board approved certificated supplemental contracts for the 2013-14 school year: Melinda Losh, 14-day extended service; Heather Harmon, Assistant Science Day coordinator and National Honor Society advisor; Rose Stechschulte, Academic advisor; Cheryl Von Lehmden, Home Page advisor; Jeff Jostpille, Science Day coordinator, high school Student Council advisor, Envirothon Advisor and JV Academic Bowl advisor; Joy Noriega, Art Show coordinator; Kathy Verhoff, supplemental duties; and Tony Saine, elementary Student Council advisor.

The following supplemental contracts for the 2013-14 school year were also approved: Jostpille, senior advisor; Mary Jean Schweller, senior advisor; Tammy Sellman, junior advisor; and Harmon, junior advisor.

In addition, classified supplemental contracts for 2013-14 were approved and include; Mary Jean Schweller, 14 days extended service; Marianne VonSossan, 14 days extended service and elementary cafe cashier; and Cheryl Schnipke, head cook.

Sports ticket prices for the 2013-14 school year are as follows: All Season Pass, student $45 and adults $125; adult Season Pass, Fall Season Pass $50, Winter Season Pass $100, boys varsity/JV season ticket $65, and girls varsity/JV season ticket $50.

Langhals gave the update on Race To The Top. At the present time, the process is going as planned and team is concentrating on the teacher evaluations.

Recently local farmers in the community nominated Jennings Schools for the Monsanto Grant.

“This is a $10,000 grant to enrich our outdoor science lab,” Langhals detailed. “We will know if we receive the grant in the fall.”

In elementary news, Principal Kathleen J. Verhoff said first-graders took part in Operation Band-Aid where students visited an emergency room and saw triage. Also, the sixth-grade musical, “Get in the Game,” will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday and at 9:55 a.m. on Tuesday.

The high school Evirothon teams placed first and fourth in regional competition. Both will compete in June at state competition level.

Students last day of school is Wednesday with dismissal at 2 p.m. Elementary grade cards will be ready on May 30. High school grade cards will be ready for pick-up between 9:00 a.m. and 1 p.m. on May 30.

Next meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. June 19.


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