Fayette school board 03.03.10

Written by David Green.

By DAVID GREEN

Spring season coaches were hired last week by the Fayette Board of Education and contracts were extended for the superintendent and treasurer.

Baseball will make a return this year, with Bruce Miller serving as head coach and Nick Ramos as a volunteer assistant.

Sarah Skolmowski returns as softball coach and Pam Wise will serve as co-coach.

Ryan Colegrove will serve as varsity track coach, assisted by Bryan Stambaugh. Andy Van Zile will lead the junior high teams, assisted by Paula Stambaugh.

Superintendent Russell Griggs received a two-year contract extension through July 31, 2012, with no salary change. Griggs serves on a part-time basis and his contract is set for 130 days for the next school year and 120 days for the following year.

Treasurer Kelly Bentley was given a four-year contract through July 31, 2014, with no salary change.

The board met in a closed session for nearly two hours to discuss contracts, including a pact with the teachers.

CALENDAR—The board approved the teachers’ choice for the 2010-2011 school calendar. The first day of classes is Aug. 25 and the final day is May 27.

Students will receive one day off after Labor Day; the entire week off for a Thanksgiving break (along with parent-teacher conferences); and Christmas Break from Dec. 23-31.

PARK—The school will pay the village $3,500 for use and preparation of the two ball diamonds in the village park. This is an increase of $500 because both diamonds will be needed.

WORKBOOK—Workbook fees will remain the same for the next school year at $45 a student.

INTERNET—A three-year contract was approved for internet access through the Northern Buckeye Education Council.

NOESC—The school will pay the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center $201,816 for services for the next school year.

DONATIONS—The Fulton County Pork Producers gave the district $300 for agricultural education and the Fayette Athletic Boosters bought a weight vest, sand bags, suspension and resistor for $738.

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    Water Fun—Carter Seitz and Colson Walter take a fast trip along a plastic sliding strip while water from a sprinkler provides the lubrication. The boys took a break from tie-dyeing last week at Morenci’s Summer Recreation Program to cool off in the water.
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    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.
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    LATEST CRAZE—David Cortes (left) and Ty Kruse, along with Jerred Heselschwerdt (standing), consult their smartphones while engaging in the game of Pokémon Go. The virtual scavenger hunt comes to life when players are in the vicinity of gyms, such as Stair District Library, and PokéStops such as the fire station across the street. The boys had spent time Monday morning searching for Pokémon at Wakefield Park.
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    on your mark, get set, drum!—Drew Joughin (black shirt), Maddox Joughin and Kaleea Braun took the front row last week when Angela Rettle and assistants led the Stair District Library Summer Reading Program kids in a session of cardio drumming. The sports and healthy living theme continued yesterday with a Mini Jamboree at Lake Hudson State Park arranged by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Next week’s program features the Flying Aces Frisbee show.
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    NADIYA YORK and Aniston Valentine take a spin on the Casino, one of the rides offered at Wakefield Park during Morenci’s Town and Country Festival. This year’s festival remained dry but with plenty of heat during the three-day run. Additional photographs are inside this week’s Observer.
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    Angela Davis (2) and teammate Allison VanBrandt break into a jig after Morenci's softball team won its third consecutive regional title.
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    ART PARK—A design created by Poggemeyer Design Group shows a “pocket art park” in the green space south of the State Line Observer building. The proposal includes a 12-foot sculpture based on a design created by Morenci sixth grade student Klara Wesley through a school and library collaboration. A wooden band shell is located at the back of the lot. The Observer wall would be covered with a synthetic stucco material. City council members are considering ways to fund the estimated $125,000 project and perhaps tackling construction one step at a time.
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    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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    LEONIE LEAHY was one of three local hair stylists who volunteered time Friday at the Morenci PTO Fun Night. Her customer, Aubrey Sandusky, looks up at her mother while her hair takes on a perfect match to her outfit. Leahy said she had a great time at the event—nothing but happy clients.
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    IN THE FIELD—2004 Morenci graduate Kayse Onweller works in a test plot of wheat in Texas. She’s part of Bayer CropScience’s North American wheat breeding program based in Nebraska, where she completed post-graduate work in plant breeding and genetics.

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