Fayette school board 2013.04.10

Written by David Green.

By DAVID GREEN

Bids are due May 2 for work on the first phase of Fayette High School's athletic fields project.

Board of education members voted Monday to allow the Buehrer Group architectural firm to advertise for services to complete underground work, prepare the soil base for athletic fields and to seed the area.

The cost of the first phase of the project was estimated a year ago at about $93,000. More than half of that figure was expected to come from construction of a 24-inch drain tile and laying a water line from the school to the concession stand area. 

Other costs include a topographical study, field tile, a sanitary sewer line, a catch basin and pump station.

Phase II of the project would include drainage and grading of the ball fields, clay for the infields, and a stone base for the running track.

The athletic facilities would be located east of the school. The cost of Phase I will be paid by a special fund started following the settlement of the Charles Climo estate.

RESIGNATION—Board member Karen King announced her impending resignation, effective June 28. The board will appoint someone to fill her term through the end of the year, but that person would have to run for office in the November election in order to remain on the board. King’s term was to have ended Dec. 31, 2015.

The terms of three other board members expire this year: David Brinegar, Pam Seiler and Deb Leininger.

King said she intends to devote more time to building her church that opened last year.

LUNCH—Lunch prices will increase by 10 cents next year and milk will increase by five cents. Lunch prices for K-6 students will increase to $2.30 and for 7-12 grades to $2.60. Adult prices will be set at $3.50. Milk will cost 50 cents.

DONATIONS—Four donations were accepted by board members. The Fayette PTO donated $6,342 to purchase eight iPads, eight netbooks and two mobile carts for the devices.

Karen Brown donated three hand-held Senteo clickers to replace broken ones, valued at $180. The clickers are used by students to answer questions from their seats. An anonymous donor paid for an $88 computer graphics card.

The athletic booster group donated $298 to buy a time clock for the weight training room and $535 for pole vault equipment.

NwOESC—The board approved a contract for services provided by the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center for the 2014 fiscal year.

HANDBOOK—Changes to the high school student handbook were approved.

FFA—The board approved an FFA trip to Carrollton from June 24 to 28 and a trip to the state convention May 2 to 3.

COACHES—The following coaching positions were approved for the 2013-14 school year: Lindsey A. Schaffner, co-coach for varsity and junior high cheerleading (another coach is being sought); Bryan Stambaugh, varsity cross country; Matt Maginn, assistant varsity and junior high cross country; Matt Schaffner, varsity and JV volleyball co-coach, along with Danni Keefer; Sarah Wieland, seventh grade volleyball; and Amy Herman, eighth grade volleyball.

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    SCULPTORS—Morenci third grade students Emersyn Thompson (left) and Marissa Lawrence turn spaghetti sticks into mini sculptures Friday during a class visit to Stair District Library. All Morenci Elementary School classes recently visited the library to experience the creative construction toys purchased through the “Sculptamania!” project, funded by a Disney Curiosity Creates grant. The grant is administered by the Association for Library Services to Children, a division of the American Library Association.
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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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    LEARNING THE ROPES—Kristy Castillo (left), co-owner of Mane Street Salon, works with Kendal Kuhn as Sierra Orner takes a phone call. The two Morenci Area High School juniors spent Friday at the salon as part of a job shadowing experience.
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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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    REFEREE Camden Miller raises the hand of Morenci Jr. Dawgs wrestler Ryder Ryan as his opponent leaves the mat in disappointment. Morenci’s youth wrestling program served as host for a tournament Saturday morning to raise money for the club. Additional photos are on the back page.
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    SHERWOOD STATE Bank opened its Fayette office at a grand opening Friday morning, drawing a large crowd to view the renovated building. Above, Burt Blue talks to teller Cindy Funk, while his wife, Jackie, looks around the new office. The Blues missed the opening and took a quick tour on Tuesday. Few traces remain of the former grocery store and theater, however, part of the original brick wall still shows in the hallway leading to the back of the building. The drive-through window should be ready for customers later in the month.
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    CARRYING—Riley Terry (blue jacket) and Mason Vaughn lead the way, carrying an empty casket outside to the hearse waiting at the curb. Morenci juniors and seniors visited Eagle Funeral Home last week to learn about the role of a funeral director and to understand the process of arranging for a funeral.
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    FROM THE LEFT, Landon Wilkins, Ryan White and Logan Blaker try out their artistic skills Saturday afternoon at the Morenci PTO’s first Date to Create event. More than 50 people showed up to create decorated planks of wood to hang from rope. The event served as a fund-raiser for miscellaneous PTO projects. Additional photos are on the back of this week’s Observer.

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