OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT … From left to right, at the March 21, 2022 Archbold School Board meeting, are Jovie Nofziger, Brady Culler and Payton Weible. Jovie was the 5th grade Archbold champion and placed third in the Fulton County Spelling Bee. Brady took 2nd place for the 6th grade in the Archbold Spelling Bee, and Payton, who is in 7th grade, placed First in Archbold and 2nd in the County. (PHOTO BY REBECCA MILLER, STAFF)
By: Rebecca Miller
The March 21, 2022 Archbold School Board meeting welcomed a small group of Spelling Bee winners with home baked goodies to enjoy.
Following call to order at 5 p.m., roll call with all present and the Pledge of Allegiance, recognition was given to Spelling Bee participants. Liam Hageman (not present) from the 4th grade was the Archbold School winner and also won the Fulton County Spelling Bee for 4th grade.
Baylen Cordes was the Archbold 4th Grade school runner up. Certificates for Outstanding Achievement in the 2022 Fulton County Spelling Bee were also given to 5th grade local Champion and 3rd in FC Spelling Bee – Jovie Nofziger, 6th grade 2nd place locally – Brady Culler, and 7th grade 2nd place in County, first overall – Payton Weible.
8th grade local winner – Emma Krukowski was not present, but will receive a certificate also. Some of them shared the word that they misspelled that bumped them from the Bee.
Educational reports were given, with Mrs. Dorothy Lambert, Elementary Principal, sharing first:
-84 students registered for Kindergarten as of March 7th
-Report cards were distributed on March 11, 2022
-Congratulations was given to February Super Streaks for Attitude of Gratitude
-Upcoming events include IBS Meeting on March 23; Super Streak Assembly on March 25; Grade 1 Health Department Presenters on March 28 at 8:30 a.m.; and K-4 Art Open House will be held at 6 p.m. on March 31.
Middle School Principal Mr. Matthew Shields reported:
-AMS students participated in a Heart Radiothon and were able to donate over $640
-Right to Read Week coincided with the Spring Book Fair. The Book fair earned over $4700 in Scholastic credit and allowed Mrs. Aeschliman to give away an additional 80 free books
-Spring Dance brought a fantastic turnout and a fun time was enjoyed by all
-Quiz Team finished out the quiz season on March 10 at the Fulton County Quiz Tournament
-Music: on March 3, AMS choirs joined AHS Chorale for an afternoon of musical fun
-On February 14, Archbold Police coordinated a random locker search with area Sheriff Department a AMS with the purpose of deterring students from bringing prohibited substances to school.
-Track: practice began on March 1 with 30 girls and 33 boys. Coaches this year are Russ Lambert, Tom Walker, Derrick Baksa and Bruce Wooley
-FC Youth Summit: ten AMS 6th and 7th graders participated in the third annual Youth Summit of Northwest Ohio on March 21. AMS representatives participated remotely with peers from the area in activities and team building opportunities to develop leadership and communication skills.
-Upcoming events: March 23 – grades due and Statewide Tornado Drill; March 30 – AMS Faculty meeting; April 2 JH Solo and Ensemble; and April 5&6 Ohio State ELA testing.
High School Prinicipal Mr. Royal Short reported:
-Project Citizen groups will be presenting their projects to staff members
-Musical: a cast of 30 HS students and 40 MS students are preparing to perform The Beauty and the Beast.
-Junior Class is getting ready for Prom on May 7, which will begin at 6 p.m. with a meal at the K of C Hall.
-All AHS Juniors took the ACT on March 1. The rest of the state EOC exams will begin on April 1.
-Band and Choir: For the first time, band and choir will take a Joint Trip to Chicago during the next school year. The band will march in the Thanksgiving Parade and the choir will perform at the Field Museum of Natural History.
-Senior Citizen Luncheon will start up again, following a two-year break due to covid. It will be held on April 29 and they hope to have the Company and the Jazz Band perform, along with representation from all other student activity groups.
-Franklin B Walters scholarship is awarded to Abbie Short, who wrote an essay on Mrs. Yoder, her inspiration.
-All freshmen and seniors taking the Senior Seminar class were trained in CPR last week
-Other Upcoming Events: April 3 FFA Banquet; April 13 Blood Drive; April 8-10 Musical; April 24 AHS Band performing the National Anthem at the Mud Hens; April 29 Senior Class Meeting; May 2 Spring Band Concert; May 17 Spring Choir Concert; May 22 Spring Art Show; May 23 Senior Scholarship Night
-May 24 Awards Night; and May 29 Commencement
Curriculum Director Michele Bagrowski reported:
-Ohio State tests begin on April 1 and go throughout the month
-Ohio English Language Proficiency Assessment was completed in early February and the alternat assessments for students with Cognitive Disabilities is currently taking place.
-Due to Covid-19 the Junior Achievement sessions were not able to take place, but they are hopeful to have volunteer businesses back in the classroom next year if the board continues the mission.
She shared that the Archbold JA Board is looking for people be on the Board, so any business people interested in helping to train the business people of the future, should contact her.
Superintendent Dr. Jason Selgo thanked Mr. Dave Walker and Mrs. Jennifer Johnson for their years of service to Archbold Area Schools and wished them the best.
He shared that recently NEOLA drafted updates to the school policies as a result of legislative bills and court rulings. He also reported concerning the building project, “Since we would not qualify for the traditional OFCC funds for a while, we have not been assigned a Planner since our previous contact, Eugene Chipiga, has retired.”
“I do, however, have contact information for someone in the office who can assist us in getting the updated information.”
Treasurer Mrs. Christine Ziegler informed the School Board that it is getting harder to make projections. They have received less tax revenue than was projected, with the school getting almost $370,000 less for this fiscal year.
Conversations are being held, but “it is becoming more and more difficult to rely on that money coming in,” she said.
“It’s not good news. I wish I had a better means of projecting but I felt I needed to share that with you now.” She said she has spoken with her colleagues and it is the same for them.
She pointed out 5.5 on the agenda which is the approval of participation in the OHI Charter Workers Compensation Group Rating Program for the 2023 policy year. She explained that it is very important that “every single school district” approve this as it strongly affects compensation.
On the Consensus Agenda, the Board voted to approve:
-Minutes for February 14, 2022 and Feruary 2022 Financial reports
-Donation from an anonymous donor of $450 for the Football Program
-22-23 Agreement with NWOESC for instructional services
-Participation in the OHI Charter Workers’ Compensation Group Rating Program for 2023 policy year
-Authorize the distribution of proceeds from the HS concessions account to the student activity accounts and organizations.
-Appropriation modifications as submitted
-Overnight trip for HS band and choir set for November 18-20, 2022 to Chicago, Illinois.
-Paraprofessional substitute list provided by NOESC for 21-22 school year, and the Substitute Teacher List as well.
-Salary schedule placement for Danielle Vandock, Megan Martz, Alissa Stockburger and Miranda Bzovi, who have taken additional education courses
-One-year supplemental contract for Austin Schaffner as assistant track coach for 21-22 school year
-One-year supplemental contracts for Dorothy Lambert (LPDC chair), Jason Bacik, Bryan Miller, Shawn Grime, and Royal Short
-Accept the retirement resignation of David Walker, effective May 31, 2022
-Rescind the one-year supplemental contract for Brian Ball as assistant track coach for 21-22
-Accept resignation of Jennifer Johnson, effective March 9, 2022
-One-year supplemental contracts for Joe Williams as Boys Soccer JV coach for 22-23 and as Assistant Boys Soccer Coach for 22-23
-Contract for Deb Zimmerman as Summer School Turot for up to a total of 30-60 hours, based on student progress and performance, for summer 2022.
With no executive session needed and no further business, the meeting adjourned.
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