Morenci school board 2011.08.03

Written by David Green.

Morenci school staff members continue to make changes for the second year of a combined middle school and high school administration.

Board of education members Monday approved a revised student handbook that combines middle school and high school policies into one document.

A few revisions to the dress code and discipline procedures were changed to bring consistency between the two schools, said principal Kelli Campbell.

Superintendent of Schools Michael Osborne stated his appreciation for the time  several staff members spent to create the combined policy book.

“It should make their job easier by spending time on it now,” said board member Ivy Hutchison.

She praised those creating the revised handbook for clearly laying out the steps and consequences for not conforming to the school rules.

At the previous board meeting, a proposal was announced to combine the two school offices to have the administration operate out of one location, but no decision has been made.

BIDS—The approval of fuel, bread and milk bids was tabled until a later date pending additional information.

RETIREMENT—The retirement of Hilda Jones, director of technology, was accepted.

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    Fayette's Demetrious Whiteside (left)Skylar Lester attempt to keep the ball from going out of bounds during Morenci's recent basketball tournament for fourth and fifth grade teams. Morenci's Andrew Schmidt stands by.
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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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    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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