Morenci school board 10.07

Written by David Green.

Influenza inoculations for H1N1 will be given later this month at Morenci Middle School.

Middle school principal Kay Johnson told board of education members Monday that she’s been given a tentative date of Oct. 23 for the Lenawee County Health Department to offer flu shots to students during the afternoon and to adults after school.

The middle school computer lab will be used for middle and high school students. Another site will be set up at the elementary school.

When a final date is scheduled, information will be sent home with children and published in the newspaper.

During a short meeting Monday, board members approved Todd Saylor as a volunteer assistant football coach and approved an updated coach’s handbook.

New wording added a mid-season evaluation for coaches in addition to the post-season evaluation.

Athletic director Tim Kruse explained that he meets with the head coach of each sport to review evaluations made by the coach about other coaches on his or her staff.

MILLAGE—Middle school teacher Sally Kruger asked board members if they were aware that the district is allowed to seek a recreational millage to help pay for school athletics.

Board president Scott Merillat said he would be very hesitant to ask voters for an additional millage when they were recently asked to support a millage for maintenance projects.

Superintendent Kyle Griffith said a key to passage of the maintenance millage is that it asked for no additional funds beyond what was already being paid. He thinks this is a very tough time economically to ask taxpayers for more.

  • 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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