Fayette school staffing 5.21

Written by David Green.

Coaches are in place for fall and winter sports for Fayette athletes.

Board members voted Monday to hire the following fall season coaches: varsity golf, Ryan Colegrove; junior high golf, Todd Mitchell; cross country, Bryan Stambaugh and Matt Maginn; varsity and junior varsity volleyball, Michala Riegsecker and Jodi Ordway; junior high volleyball, Alissa Stockburger and Dani Keefer; varsity cheer advisor, Alissa Stockburger.

Winter season coaches include: girls varsity basketball, Ashley Oyer; girls junior varsity basketball, Matt Schaffner; girls eighth grade basketball, John Winzeler; boys varsity basketball, Todd Mitchell; boys junior varsity basketball, Matt Maginn; boys eighth grade basketball, Ryan Colegrove; boys seventh grade basketball, Nick Ramos; summer weight room advisors, Todd Mitchell and Leo Wixom; school year weight room advisor, Leo Wixom.

STAFF—Lacy Stambaugh was hired as an intervention teacher for the 2008-09 school year. Twelve-week family leave was approved for Brittan Bosco effective in August.

Two-year contracts were approved for technology coordinator Rebecca Short, EMIS coordinator Hayley Brown, and athletic director Dave Hoste.

Some concern was expressed about  Hoste’s job during the past year, but Griggs said he will work with him to improve his availability in the district and his communication with district residents.

Some of the criticism leveled against Hoste isn’t warranted, Griggs said.

SCORES—Secondary principal Dan Feasel said he was very pleased with Fayette’s results on the Ohio Graduation Test.

DATA STORAGE—Technology coordinator Rebecca Short told the board she will be working on Griggs’s goal to reduce the paper storage of data. Many documents will be scanned and stored electronically.

REVENUE—The latest five-year revenue forecast reflects a more conservative outlook, said district treasurer Adam Adamski, due to economic conditions.

According to the county auditor’s report, $130,000 has been collected in delinquent accounts, but $80,000 remains outstanding.

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    MORENCI pep rallies generally end with a tug of war. The senior class entry, shown above, did not advance to the finals. Griffin Grieder, Alaina Webster, Kyle Long and Jazmin Smith are shown at the front of the rope, giving it their best effort.
  • Accident
    FAYETTE resident Patricia Stambaugh, 64, was declared dead on the scene of a single-vehicle accident Friday morning south of Morenci. Rescue units were called around 9 a.m., but as of Tuesday, law enforcement officers had not yet determined the time of the accident. According to Ohio State Highway Patrol, Stambaugh was driving west on U.S. 20 when her Chevrolet Malibu traveled off the north side of the road and down a steep embankment, coming to rest in Bean Creek (Tiffin River).
  • Athletic Fields
    SPORTS COMPLEX—Fayette’s outdoor athletic facilities will include three ball fields for summer recreation leagues at the southwest corner of the school. The baseball and softball fields, along with the running track, will be constructed on the east side of the school. Outdoor athletic fields were not part of the new school project from 2007, but voters approved a $1.4 million levy for a school addition and the sports fields last August. Both projects are scheduled to be complete by July 20.
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    PRESCHOOL MUSIC—Fayette band director Jeffrey Dunford spends the last half hour of the day leading the full-day preschool class in musical activities. Additional photos are on page 7 of this week’s Observer.
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    TROMBONISTS Jake Myers (left) and Max Baker perform Friday at the annual Senior Citizens Luncheon at Fayette High School. The National Honor Society and the FFA chapter teamed up to serve a meal to area seniors and to provide musical entertainment. Both the school band and choir performed. Additional photos are on page 7 of this week’s Observer.
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    STRANGE STUFF—Morenci Elementary School students learn that blue isn’t really blue when seen through the right color of lens. Volunteer April Pike presents the lesson to students at one of the many stations brought to the school by the COSI science center. The theme of this year’s visit was the solar system.
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    MOVING EAST—Utility workers continue their slow progress east along U.S. 20 south of Morenci. New electrical poles are put in place before wiring is moved into place.

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