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    MACEE BEERS joins other Fayette Elementary School students for the annual Mini-Cheer performance during the half-time break at the basketball game.
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    CHILDREN at Stair District Library’s Family Story Time toss scarves into the air during an activity. The evening program provided a mix of stories, songs, dancing, crafts and snacks Monday evening. The program is offered at 5:30 p.m. every Monday for five more weeks. The program is designed for three to five year olds and their family.
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    THE INTERVIEW—Evelyn Joughin (right) records the interaction with an iPad while Jack Varga, next to her, asks questions of Morenci Elementary School principal Gail Frey. Morenci senior Sam Cool (standing) listens. Cool serves as the editor for the newspaper written by members of Mrs. Barrett’s second grade class.
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    WRITING CODE—Brock Christle (left), a Morenci fifth grade student, takes a look at the progress being made by fourth grader Anthony Lewis. Libby Rorick, a sixth grade student, is next in a line of girls trying out the coding tutorials. This year marked Morenci’s second year of participation in the Hour of Code project.
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    REMIE RYAN (left) tries to dodge the foam wand held by Hayden Bays during physical education class at Morenci Elementary School. In the background, Lauryn Dominique and Brooklyn Williams stay clear of the tag. Second grade students were working on cardiovascular health on the first day back from vacation. For the record, Safety Tag is a very difficult sport to photograph.
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    MORENCI student Dalton McCowan puts everything into a dead lift attempt Saturday morning during the Wyseguy Push/Pull event. Lifters helped raise more than $1,600 for the family of the late Devin Wyse, a former Morenci power-lifter who graduated last year. Commemorative T-shirts are still available by contacting teacher Dan Hoffman.
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    MACK DICKSON takes a book off the “blind date” cart at the Fayette library. Patrons can choose a book without knowing what’s inside other than a general category. The books are among those designated for removal so patrons can consider them gifts. In Morenci, new books and staff favorites were chosen from the stacks and must be returned. Patrons get a piece of chocolate, too, to take on their date, but no clue about their “date.” One reader said she really enjoyed her book for a few pages, but then lost interest—so typical for a blind date.

Fayette school board 2012.09.26

Written by David Green.

Fayette has a new vocal music teacher in place following the resignation of Kelly Barkheimer.

Barkheimer, a part-time teacher with Fayette, submitted her resignation Sept. 7 to accept a full-time job with the Springfield school district.

Jennifer Cobb, who previously taught for Fayette, was hired as a permanent substitute to teach for the remainder of the school year.

Other staffing matters handled by the Fayette school board Monday included  approving Russ Griggs as a volunteer consultant for the district; hiring Lindsey Schaffer and Lindsey New for seventh and eighth grade cheerleading co-coaches for the 2012-13 school year.

JoAnn Cousino was approved as substitute bus driver pending the transfer of paperwork from Archbold Area Schools.

The board also approved the following classroom volunteers pending appropriate reference and background checks: Angie Beauregard, Dawn Figgins, Pam Hibbard, Stephanie Leininger, Anne Merillat, Sarah Lynch, Abby Seiler, Lindsey New, Sue Schaffner, Eloise Wyse and Michelle Pilbeam.

SUBSTITUTES—The approved a two-year agreement with Frontline Technologies for Aesop services of an automated employment replacement system. The system allows teachers to request a substitute without the need for an early-morning call to the school.

ON-LINE—The board approved a one-year agreement with Treca for digital academy services for students, up to $1,000 per student. The company offers on-line classes to help students make up credits before graduation.

DONATIONS—Board members accepted a $100 donation from the Fayette Area Foundation for National Honor Society for club activities and $100 for FFA for club activities. 

TRAINER—A contract was approved with Fulton County Health Center Sports Medicine Outreach Program to provide athletic training consultation and/or treatment services for a rate of $17.50 an hour for the current school year.

TRIPS—The board approved trips to the FFA Greenhand Camp Sept. 28-30, 2012 at Camp Muskingum and the FFA National Convention in Indianapolis Oct. 24-26.

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