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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    GAMES DAY—Finn Molitierno (right) celebrates a goal during a game of Nok Hockey with his sister, Kyla. The two tried out a variety of games Saturday at Stair District Library’s annual International Games Day event. One of the activities featured a sort of scavenger hunt in which participants had to locate facts presented in the Smithsonian Hometown Teams exhibit. The traveling show left Morenci’s library Tuesday, wrapping up a series of programs that began Oct. 2. Additional photos are on page 7.
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    MAPLE leaves show their fall colors in a puddle at Morenci’s Riverside Natural Area. “This was a great year for colors,” said local weather watcher George Isobar. Chilly mornings will give way to seasonable fall temperatures for the next two weeks.
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    MORENCI Marching Band member Brittany Dennis keeps the beat Friday during the half-time show of the Morenci/Pittsford football game. Color guard member Jordan Cordts is at the left. The band performed this season under the direction of Doyle Rodenbeck who served as Morenci’s band director in the 1970s. He’s serving as a substitute during a family leave.
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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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    A PERFORMER named Biligbaatar, a member of the AnDa Union troupe from Inner Mongolia, dances at Stair District Library last week during a visit to the Midwest. The nine-member group blends a variety of traditions from Inner and Outer Mongolia. The music is described as drawing from “all the Mongol tribes that Genghis Khan unified.” The group considers itself music gatherers whose goal is to preserve traditional sounds of Mongolia. Biligbaatar grew up among traditional herders who live in yurts. Additional photos are on the back page of this week’s Observer.
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    HOLDEN HUTCHISON gives a hug to a black bear cub—the product of a taxidermist’s skills—at the Michigan DNR’s Great Youth Jamboree. The event on Sunday marked the fourth year of the Jamboree. Additional photos are on page 12.

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