Fayette school board 9.16.09

Written by David Green.

Fayette school board members approved three personnel changes, including some extra help for the second grade class.

This year’s second grade class grew larger than expected so board members hired Stacy Wyse to work half a day in that classroom. Wyse was laid off last spring when staff cutbacks were announced.

Second grade enrollment is now in the upper 20s.

Lisa Hintz was hired an an intervention and alternative school instructor, on an as-needed basis, and Chris Hylander was hired as the afternoon van driver for the daily route to Pettisville.

Board members formally accepted a $200,000 Ohio Department of Development grant for the wind turbine project.

DONATIONS—$202 was donated by the Parents Support Group to the senior class and $100 was donated by the Bullthistle Festival committee to the marching band for its participation in the parade.

AGREEMENTS—The board approved a contract with Pepsiamerica to provide products and services in the school through June 20, 2014. In return, the school receives a portion of the sales costs, averaging about $2,500 annually.

Agreements were also accepted with TRECA, a support service providing online courses and education programming, and the MTEPA purchasing association.

TUITION—The tuition rate, following state guidelines, was set at $3,858.

  • Homecoming Court
    HOMECOMING—One senior candidate will be chosen Morenci’s fall homecoming queen during half-time ceremonies Friday at the football field. In the back row are seniors Mikayla Price, who will be escorted by Mason Vaughn; Madison Bachman, escorted by Kiegan Merillat, and Mikayla Reinke, escorted by Griffin Grieder. Senior Ariana Roseman is absent from the photo. Her escort is Garrett Smith. In the front is sophomore Abbie White, who will be escorted by Ryder Price; junior Madysen Schmitz, escorted by Harley McCaskey and freshman Madison Keller, escorted by Jarett Cook.
  • Front.cross
    HUDSON RUNNER Jacob Morgan looks toward the top of the hill with dismay during the tough finish at Harrison Lake State Park. Fayette runner Jacob Garrow focuses on the summit, also, during the Eagle Invitational cross country run Saturday morning. Continuing rain and drizzle made the course even more challenging. Results of the race are in this week’s Observer.
  • Front.bear
    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.
  • Front.crossing
    Crossing over—Jim Heiney was given a U.S. flag to carry by George Vereecke (behind Jim in the hat), turning him into the leader of the parade. Bridge Walk participants cross over Bean Creek while, in the background, members of the Morenci Legion Riders cross the main traffic bridge on East Street South. Additional photos appear on the back page of this week’s Observer.
  • Front.hose Testing
    HOSE safety—The FireCatt hose testing company from Troy put Morenci Fire Department hose to the test Monday morning when Mill Street was closed to traffic. The company also checks nozzles and ladders for wear in an effort to keep fire fighters safe while on calls.
  • Front.starting
    BIKE-A-THON—Children in Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program brought their bikes last Tuesday to participate in a bike-a-thon. Riders await the start of the event at the elementary school before being led on a course through town by organizer Leonie Leahy.
  • Front.train
    WRECKAGE—Morenci Fire Department member Taylor Schisler walks past the smoking wreckage of a semi-truck tractor on the north side of the Norfolk and Southern Railroad tracks on Ranger Highway. The truck trailer was on the south side of the tracks

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