Fayette school board 1.7.09

(remainder of December meeting)


MEALS PLUS—The Meals Plus feature of the new point-of-sale cafeteria system will not be used at this time. The program would allow parents and students to access their cafeteria account at home via the internet.

Griggs told board members in December that the program costs $1,590 to put into operation and each family must pay a one-time $10 access fee.

The school will continue to use a method in which a note is sent home with a child when their cafeteria account gets low.

LEAVE—Maternity leave was granted to Stacy Wyse until approximately April 15.

COMPUTERS—Forty-one computers were purchased for $299 each. Griggs described the move as a good investment that should serve the district for several years.

DAIRY—Two donations were used to aid in the purchase of a machine to disburse dairy products, including yogurt. The Fulton County Dairy Association donated $2,950 and the American Dairy Association donated $1,000.

ZONE—An underground fuel oil tank was removed from the Zone school property. There was no indication of leakage, Griggs said, and no soil testing is required for fuel oil.

AWARD—Fayette High School was among 46 in the state named a Bronze Medal winner in the U.S. New & World Report’s America’s Best High Schools. Eighty-seven Ohio schools were awarded.

An educational data research business analyzed data from the 2006-07 school year to determine how well a school served all students—not just college prep pupils—and how successful it was in educating students across a range of performance indicators.

The analysis included a look at whether economically disadvantaged students performed better than statistical expectations.

College readiness was also examined in regard to Advanced Placement courses.

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    NICE WORK—A spider remains at the center of a web, awaiting visitors, during a moist morning last month. The was built in front of Eagle Funeral Home in Morenci.
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    STEP BY STEP—Wyatt Stevens of Morenci makes his way across a rope bridge Sunday during the Michigan DNR’s Great Outdoors Jamboree at Lake Hudson Recreation Area. The Tecumseh Boy Scout Troop constructed the bridge again this year after taking a break in 2016. The Jamboree offered a variety of activities for a wide range of age groups. Morenci’s Stair District Library set up activities again this year and had visits with dozens of kids. See the back page for additional photos.
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    LEADING THE WAY—The Morenci Area High School marching band led the way across the pedestrian bridge on Morenci’s south side for the annual Labor Day Bridge Walk. The Band Boosters shared profits from the sale of T-shirts with the walk’s sponsor, the Morenci Area Chamber of Commerce. Additional photos are on the back page.
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    LOOKING UP—More than 200 people showed up at Stair District Library Monday afternoon to view the big celestial event with free glasses provided by a grant from the Space Science Institute. The library offered craft activities from noon to 1 p.m., refreshments including Cosmic Cake from Zingerman’s Bakehouse and a live viewing of the eclipse from NASA on a large screen. As the sky darkened slightly, more and more people moved outside to the sidewalk to take a look at the shrinking sun. If you missed it, hang on for the next total eclipse in 2024 as the path comes even closer to this area.
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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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    FIREWORKS erupt Saturday night over Morenci’s Wakefield Park during the waning hours of the Town and Country Festival. Additional festival photos are inside.