Fayette school board 2011.09.14

Written by David Green.

The Fayette Local Board of Education attended to some start-of-the-year business during a short meeting Monday.

FFA trips to the Greenhand Camp at Camp Muskingum Sept. 25-27 and to the national convention in Indianapolis Oct. 19-22 were approved by the board.

The board authorized Geneen Wise to transport the Greenhand members to their camp.

Gloria Baker and Lynne Landolt were approved as substitute bus drivers, pending certification and a background check. Classroom volunteers were also approved, pending background checks.

Suzette Boesger was approved as the National Honor Society advisor and Sarah Altstaetter will serve as Quiz Bowl advisor.

The board approved an addition to the coaches handbook relating to coach-athlete relations.

CONTRACTS—Contracts were approved with Fulton County Health Center Sports Medicine Outreach to provide athletic training consultation and/or treatment services at a rate of $17.50 per hour.

A contract was also approved with Wood County Juvenile Detention Center and Juvenile Residential Center of Northwest Ohio in the amount of $60 per day at the JDC and $50 long-term care daily rate at the JRC. Fees would be paid only if needed during the school year.

A contract with TRECA was accepted to provide on-line educational programs and support for the district.

SOLAR—The board approved a request by superintendent Russ Griggs to continue a fact-finding effort with Energy Solutions Partners regarding a solar collector field on the school grounds.

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    THE MAYOR—Cecil Schoonover poses with a collection of garden gnomes that mysteriously arrive and disappear from his property. Along with the gnomes, someone created the sign stating that he is the Mayor of Gnomesville. He hasn’t yet tracked down the people involved in the prank, but he’s having a good time with the mystery.
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    TAKE A BREAK—Last Wednesday’s session of Stair District Library’s Summer Reading Program ended with a quiet period in a class presented by yoga instructor Melany Gladieux of Toledo. Children learned a variety of yoga poses in the main room at the library, then finished off the session relaxing. Additional photos are on page 7. Area children are invited to visit the library today when the Michigan Science Center presents a flight program at 11 a.m. and roller coasters at 1 p.m.
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    THE DERBY—Tyler “Smallpox” Flakne of Minnesota’s Home Run League All-Stars goes for the fence Friday night during the National Wiffle League Association’s home run derby in Morenci. This year the wiffleball national tournament moved from Dublin, Ohio, to Morenci’s Wakefield Park. During the derby, competitors had two minutes to hit as many home runs as possible. The winner this year finished with 21. See page 6 and 7 for additional photos.
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    OUT OF THIS WORLD—Elizabeth McFadden and Elise Christle pose in front of the green screen as VolunTeen Noah Gilson makes them appear as though they are standing on the Moon. More photos from the Stair District Library’s NASA @ My Library program are on page 12.
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    Lannis Smith of the Leslie Science and Nature Center in Ann Arbor shows off a python last week at Stair District Library's Summer Reading Program.
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    FIREWORKS erupt Saturday night over Morenci’s Wakefield Park during the waning hours of the Town and Country Festival. Additional festival photos are inside.
  • Pipeline Spread
    LINED UP—Lengths of pipe were put in place last week along the route of the Rover natural gas pipeline that will stretch from Defiance, Ohio, to Ontario, Canada. Topsoil was removed before the pipes were laid out. The 42-inch diameter pipeline is scheduled for completion in November.
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    ROCKHOUNDS—From the left, Joseph McCullough, Sean Pagett and Jonathan McCullough peer through hand lenses to study rocks. The project is part of Morenci Elementary School’s summer camp that continues into August.

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