by Sue Miklovic
The North Baltimore Board of Education held their April meeting on Tuesday, April 25, at 6:00pm. Board member Mrs. Cheryl Cotterman was absent.
The meeting began with a packed house, as several students and their parents were present for recognition of the student’s outstanding musical accomplishments. Miss Meyerson, Vocal music, and Mr. Pack , Band, introduced students who had recently represented the school and community in various solo and ensemble contests, and Honors Choirs and Bands. The Board applauded the students and presented them win a commemorative pin. The families were thanked for their support of the musical arts.
Treasurer Steven Stewart reported he is working on his 5 year forecast for the district, which he will present in OCTOBER. He is presenting gathering input from the building principals.
Superintendent Mr. Ryan Delaney’s Report:
*We are seeing growth in our technology program. Also, our breakfast program has expanded.
* Enrollment is up slightly
* “Please accept my apologies for the fields not being ready” he said, referring to the baseball and softball programs not being able to use their newly constructed facilities at the beginning of this season.
Powell Elementary Report-Principal Mr. Mark Lange:
*All teacher evaluations have been completed.
* Tree dedication to be held Friday, in partnership with the Village. It will be planted in the Memory Garden.
*The new breakfast procedures are a huge hit with the students.
*All students will have a field trip sometime in April or May.
*”Muffins for Moms” is May 12th at 7:15a.m.
*A free performance of The Velveteen Rabbit is being provided for Powell children on May 22 by the BGSU Music department.
*Field Day is Friday, May 19th
*6th Grade Graduation is May 24th at 6:00p.m.
*Powell awards assembly is May 25th at 9:00a.m.
*STARS Summer Camp will be offering breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack for the very first time this summer.
Principal’s Report-Dr. Falkenstein
*Administration of the ACT went really well!
*The musical this year was really well thought out. Funny! Inclusive of many age groups! Cleverly scripted. Great live music in the pit. Technically strong. Miss Meyerson and Mr. Pack nailed it, and I want to give them a public THANK YOU!
*Wednesday-Thursday: Math End of Course Exams (Grades 7-10). Grades 11-12 have a 2-hour delay.
*Thursday: Mock Crash (community is invited to attend at football field at 1:00)
*Friday the 28th: Mock Crash follow-up assembly in the AUD (8:30-10:30).
*Saturday the 29th: PROM 6:00 till midnight. After prom is at NBHS from midnight till 4:00 am.
End of year calendar items:
Academic Honors Night is Wednesday, May 3 at 7 pm in the gym.
Seniors Awards Assembly is Thursday, May 11 at 2:00.
6th graders visiting MS students—a new way to ease some anxiety: May 12.
MS Spring Dance: Saturday, May 13 from 7:30-9:30. 6th graders invited.
Penta Recognition Ceremonies X 5: Week of May 15
MS DC Trip leaves: Wednesday, May 17
Senior Exams: Friday, May 19
Baccalaureate Service at Good Shepherd Church: Sunday, May 21 at 4 pm
Seniors Last Day/Rehearsal/Picnic, Monday, May 22.
Underclass exams: May 24-25.
Commencement is Sunday, May 28 at 2:00.
Additional business from the board meeting included:
* Accept the resignation of Rob Luderman, Math teacher, Athletic Director.
* Approved several certified and classified contracts for the 2017-2018 school year
* Approved a list of 47 Seniors eligible for graduation.
* Approved a service provided by Casey Farms, at no charge to the district, to farm 18 acres of school property, and to donate the harvested crop, for the 2017 growing season.
*Approved the authorization to begin the process to purchase school bus/s for the 2017-2018 year.
*Approved a $609.28 donation from Ball Corporation to the District.
*In a Board Committee report for the Athletic Council, Mr. Delaney stated that the BVC Conference is debating the option of charging admission for BVC softball and baseball contests next season. It may be voted on soon.