“Ohio has so many amazing teachers who commit themselves each and every day to the success of our students,” State Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria said. “I’m proud to recognize these teachers for their accomplishments and for the excellence they represent. Teachers are the biggest contributor to the success of a student, and it’s important that we continually find ways to support our educators by recognizing and valuing great teaching across the state.”
School administrators, fellow educators, parents, students and community members nominated teachers for the district awards. A State Board of Education member representing each district or volunteer staff from area Educational Service Centers worked with local committees of educators, and often parents and business leaders, to select the district’s awardee.
An Ohio panel of education and community stakeholders will interview state finalists from the State Board district awardees to select the Ohio Teacher of the Year. The state superintendent will announce the statewide honoree this fall.
The Ohio Teacher of the Year will represent the state in the National Teacher of the Year selection in spring 2020, sponsored by the Council of Chief State School Officers.
NB Board accepts $10,000 anonymous school supply donation…
by Sue Miklovic
Here are the highlights from Tuesday night’s NB Board of Education meeting. All the business was conducted in less than 30 minutes.
The biggest news of the night was the acceptance of an anonymous donation valued at approximately $10,000 for consumable school supplies. This will be used for all Pre-K through sixth grade students for the 2019-2020 school year. “The donor wants to remain totally anonymous. We are grateful for the donation,” said Superintendent Ryan Delaney.
Delaney also commented that Summer School is in session, the American flag in the gym is being moved to ceiling in the middle of the gym, and the school measured 4.23 inches of rain in last week’s flood-causing rainstorm.
The Board also accepted the donation of a new wheelchair for the Powell School from the Family of Doris Eckman.
Other actions taken included:
~accepted the resignation from teacher Katie Eckel. She will be teaching in the Eastwood School District, where she resides.
~approved maternity leaves for teachers Kirby Andre and Brynn Pasche.
~approved several supplemental contracts,mainly sports related.
~approved the district health and dental insurance rates through the Wood County School Consortium. District treasurer Steven Stewart said, “The WCSC is well managed. It is the best place for us to be for these services.” He said the district’s cost only increased by 1%.
~approved Handbook changes as presented, for both buildings.
~approved Powell Elementary fees at $46.00 per student. Parents will receive a $5.00 discount for paying prior to the end of the first quarter grading period.
~approved school lunch prices-Milk-.50; K-12 Lunch-$2.95; Adult Lunch-$3.45; Ala Carte Main item-$2.45
~approved an insurance agreement with the Ohio School Plan/Hylant. “Our rates went down from last year. We will be making a claim because we had some street lights on the property hit by lightning,” said Mr. Stewart.
Annual Dinner event expecting to sell out. All are welcome! Get your reservations in ASAP.
The annual North Baltimore Alumni Association dinner is planned for Friday, July 26th, at the NB American Legion. This is the evening before the Good Ole Summertime Festival in NB, on Saturday.
This year there will not be a featured speaker, allowing those in attendance to have more time for socialization.
Also, seating is limited to only 200 people. Please get your reservations turned in early so you don’t get shut out.
This years scholarship recipients of the North Baltimore Alumni Association $750.00 award are Christina Morales and Sierrah Johnson, from the NBHS Class of 2019. They will be present to receive their checks.
Here are the details for the event:
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact any member of the Committee on the above insert.
See an additional post here on TheNBXpress about the Good Ole Summertime Golf Tournament, which is on Saturday morning, after this Friday night event. The golf tourney is sponsored by the NB Alumni Association ans helps fund the scholarships awarded each Spring. Donations for the scholarship fund are also welcome to be mailed in with your dinner reservations.
New football regions follow release of divisional assignments announced on June 4
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio High School Athletic Association has announced the football region assignments for the upcoming 2019 season, along with the new divisional breakdowns in volleyball, soccer and basketball.
The football regions and soccer, volleyball and basketball divisional breakdowns were approved by the OHSAA Board of Directors and are posted at the following links:
15 year 100% tax abatement agreement with NorthPoint Development LLC approved…
by Sue Miklovic
The Board of Education held their regularly scheduled May meeting at NBHS school library on May 28,2019.
Principal’s Report by Dr. Bob Falkenstein
Commencement was a huge success!
Students last day of school is Friday, May 31!
Track update: Jordan Bucher will pole vault at the OHSAA State Track Meet on Friday at 1:00 at Jesse Owens Stadium.
Summer MS Intervention Camp and HS Credit Recovery programs are all set and ready to go.
In August we will unveil our STRIPES program at the MS level. This PBIS program is grant funded and will help reinforce positive behavior and academic goals.
Additional adjustments for next year’s handbook:
Lunch prices will remain the same at $2.95
Double “A” Opt Outs for exams are determined by that semester’s discipline and no unexcused absences rather than just quarters 2 and 4.
Class rank was already adjusted 5 years ago. For next year we will add, “In the case of a tie for class rank, the next criteria will be ACT scores.”
Cell phone penalty #1: remove detention; #2: add detention, #3: change to ISS, not OSS.
Jonelle Semancik, Principal EA Powell Elementary
6th Grade Graduation
6th grade graduation is today starting at 6:30 pm. Although we will miss this group
we look forward to great things to come from them.
school will run June 3rd-June 20th Monday through
Thursday 9am-noon. There are 18 students signed up grades k-3. Research shows
that this program will be more effective with smaller groups and early grades.
This is why the changes have been made.
Summer Curriculum Work
teachers will be meeting this summer for a day to work on aligning the
curriculum and adding rigor as well as depth to our lessons. This comes from
the training that they were sent to earlier this year. Den of Ten will be
meeting to discuss plans for the upcoming year.
thank you enough for taking a chance on a new principal. It has been a great
year and I appreciate all the support you have given. I look forward to many
more wonderful years here in North Baltimore.
Superintendent’s Recommendations/Board Approvals
*Approved a one year certified contract to Teresa Simons, 7-12 Intervention Specialist, at the appropriate step beginning the 2019-20 school year.
*Approved one year certified contract to Megan Kreinhibl, Powell Intervention Specialist, at the appropriate step beginning the 2019-20 school year.
*Approved a one year classified contract to Larry Snyder, bus driver at the appropriate step beginning the 2019-20 school year.
Summer School/Intervention *Approved the following summer school/intervention teachers for the 2019 summer at the current rate of $20 per hour:
Arica Matthes – MS Summer Intervention Camp Tutor
Cory Mathias – Summer Online Coordinator
Jennifer Carter – Extended School Year Teacher
Diane Blake – Summer Tiger Paws Teacher
Becky Lucas – Summer Tiger Paws Teacher
Marina Williford – Summer Tiger Paws Teacher
The Board approved an extensive list of names for the 2019-20 classified substitute list, which included the summer of 2019, at the step 0 rate on an as needed basis, pending necessary certification and paperwork when required, including:
Aides(Office, Bus, Classroom Etc.)
The following Supplemental Contracts for 2019-20 were approved:
Type I (100% unless specified)
Head Boys Basketball Coach Joey Hagemyer Step 5
Athletic Director Daniel DavisStep 2
Assistant Athletic Director Paula BeaupryStep 5
Athletic Equipment ManagerJeff DanielsStep 1
Weight Room SupervisorMike KipplenStep 5
Band DirectorBen PackStep 5
Marching Band Auxiliary Group AdvisorsJeff GregorsokStep 5
Craig Bentley Step 5
Bob HoffStep 5
Jazz BandBen PackStep 5
Pep BandBen PackStep 5
Show ChoirEmily MeyersonStep 5
Drama Director (.25)Ben Pack Step 5
Drama Director (.75)Emily MeyersonStep 5
Choral MusicEmily MeyersonStep 5
Yearbook/PublicationsMallory HuffmanStep 3
Grade 7 Advisor Arica Matthes
Grade 8 AdvisorJulie Traver
Grade 11 Advisor (2 of 2) Paula Beaupry and Arica Matthes
Grade 12 (2 of 2)Paula Beaupry and Arica Matthes
National Honor Society Mallory Huffman 50% /Sarah Bugner 50%
Junior National Honor SocietyArica Matthes
HS Quiz BowlMallory Huffman
MS Quiz Bowl Lisa Reider
Art Club MS/HSLuke Archer
International Club Martin Zamudio
HS NewspaperChad Jones
MS Newspaper Chad Jones
S.A.E. / Paws for a CauseStefanie Lauer 50% Chad Jones 50%
HS Student Council Mallory Huffman 50% Sarah Bugner 50%
Middle School Student CouncilLisa Reider
Team Leaders MS/HS
Math Team Leader Ryan Lamb
English Team Leader Mallory Huffman
Social Studies Team Leader Mark Hollenbaugh
Science Team Leader Sue Garner
MS Team Leader Ryan Lamb
Grades – 9-10 Team Leader Martin Zamudio
Grades 11 – 12 Team Leader Stefanie Lauer
Encore Team Leader Luke Archer
Special Needs Team Leader Jon Eichar
Safety Patrol Kathi Bucher
Outdoor Education Coordinator Alison Coldren
Elementary Student Council Kathi Bucher
Community Education DirectorErika Miklovic
Art Club Powell Erika Miklovic
Elementary Quiz Bowl Ben Pack 50%
Team Leaders Elementary
Team Leader K – Brynn Pasche
Team Leader – 2ndCindy Coppler
Team Leader – 3rdSamantha Rodabaugh
Team Leader Math- Nicole Lang
Team Leader Social Studies/Science- Meagan Hernandez
Team Leader ELA-Michelle Flick
Team Leader Special Needs- Charles Scherdt
Team Leader Encore-Emily Meyerson
6th Grade Class Advisor –Kathi Bucher
Lead mentor-Sue Garner
Mentors-Luke Archer, Jeff Gregorsok, Sue Garner, Martin Zamudio, Melanie Missler,
*Approved a service agreement with Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center (NOESC) for the 2019-20 school year on an as needed basis as presented in the contract for visually impaired services.
*Approved an agreement with W/I (Work Leads to Independence) for the 2019-20 school year as presented.
*Approved a fifteen (15) year 100% abatement agreement with NorthPoint Development LLC as presented. And waive the remainder of the notification period. The president called for the vote: Voting yes: Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Bushey, Mr. Archer, Mrs. Byrd, and Mr. Sharninghouse. Motion carried.
*Approved the job description for the Director of Maintenance as presented. The president called for the vote: Voting yes: Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Bushey, Mr. Archer, Mrs. Byrd, and Mr. Sharninghouse. Motion carried.
Reports from the Standing Committees of the Board of Education: