NB Board of Education Meets for September

Wow! Free breakfast and lunch for students through December 31,2020….

By Sue Miklovic, www.theNBXpress.com

The Board of Education met at 2012 Tiger Drive for their September meeting last Tuesday evening. All board members were present.

The mood was light and the air was filled with positivity as the administrators talked about a “smooth opening” to the 2020-2021 school year despite the challenges created by the Covid-19 pandemic.

From NBLS Superintendent Ryan Delaney:
*Free Breakfast and Lunch for students until end of December 2020!  See the related letter published here on theNBXpress earlier this week by following this link:  https://www.thenbxpress.com/message-from-nb-superintendent/

*One student is in self-isolation
 *Trees that were recently donated to the school are in the process of being planted

From NBHS Principal Chad Kiser

September 2020:

  • Huge thank you to Mrs. Lisa Reider for making all the positive signs in the restrooms around the school. It looks great!

  • Another thank you to Ms. Krista Ducat for putting Tiger Paws on our floors, bleachers, and cafeteria for social distancing. Such a great job!

  • Big thank you to Mr. Phillip Stefanka for putting down the new carpet here in the boardroom. He did a great job!

  • National Juniors Honor Society is having an MS movie night tonight at the movie theater. 

  • Senior nights for all fall sports went amazing!

  • Our band concert Saturday night was a huge success. Mr. Pack always does such a great job!

  • The school year is going just about as perfect as it can!

From Powell Elementary Principal Jonelle Semancik:


Our Mumkin sale did really well considering it was all online. We made a profit of $4,148.75. This will go towards Tiger Way Prizes, Powell Signage, Honor Roll T-Shirts, and staff supplies.  Delivery day is October 2nd and 3rd.

Step It Up!

To help the staff stay healthy and promote mental health, Mr. Kiser and I started a challenge between the buildings. We are kicking it off with the step challenge. The team with the most steps in a week will get the privilege of wearing jeans on Thursday the following week. The overall winners will receive the “Bragging Rights Trophy”.

Zones of Regulation

Mrs. Sattler is working with our 3rd through 6th grade students on a new program for our district called Zones of Regulation. The point of the program is to help students recognize and identify how they are feeling as well as what they may need in order to be ready to learn “green zone”. This is a tier 1 program targeting the social and emotional standards. From here Mrs. Sattler creates small groups if further intervention is needed. Mrs. Sattler has worked extremely hard on this for the past year. We are excited to see what the results will be.

Office Art Gallary

We have purchased frames and shelves for the main office at Powell. We will be displaying student art work that will be changed out quarterly. This is a way to show off the talents of our students at Powell.

(The building Principals both reported they have had NO referrals to their offices yet this year!)

From District Treasurer Steven Stewart:
*This is the time of year we have a lot of expenditures
*Rover Pipeline is challenging the valuations of the pipeline. We may have to give some money back in the event of a Rover victory. This case will probably end up in the Supreme Court of Ohio. Board member Marcy Byrd said, “Thank you for not suggesting or leading us to borrow millions in anticipation of money that we may not end up getting. It could have been disastrous. “
*Mr. Stewart says the District is in strong position to weather this storm-currently trimming expenses and scaling back on PPE expenditures.
*He will present the 5 year Forecast at next month’s meeting.

Other business:

* Maternity leave approved for Holli Sattler
* Leslie Hetrick was hired as the Elementary School Secretary
* Many various types of supplemental contracts were approved
*  The Board briefly discussed holding a special meeting to be held prior to the October 16th deadline they set for re-evaluating the back-to-school-schedules during the pandemic.  They will revisit their choices and make a  decision on the best way to continue after considering the many possible options available.
*Briefly talked about the “Covid-slide”(Kids reverting back to their pre-covid/March learning levels)and also the “medically fragile” students who need and receive special services and therapies that are  available on Wednesdays, even though this is not a regular day for students to attend. 



Ohio Health Order Signed Regarding Sports & Spectators

Director’s Second Amended Order that Provides Mandatory Requirements for Youth, Collegiate, Amateur, Club and Professional Sports


Health Order Signed

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that the following order removing the one-game-per-calendar-day limit on sports competitions has been signed by Ohio Department of Health Interim Director Lance Himes:

Message from NB Superintendent

North Baltimore Local School District will have breakfast and lunch meals offered to them at no cost beginning today-9/23/2020…….

Hello North Baltimore families we have a very exciting announcement:

The USDA and ODE have extended the feeding programs that we provided in the spring after the shutdown. What this means for us is that students enrolled in North Baltimore Local School District will have breakfast and lunch meals offered to them at no cost. This will begin September 23rd and go until December 31, 2020 or until the federal funds are depleted. There is no paperwork on the parent’s end that needs completed. Although we do encourage you to fill out a free/ reduced application so that when January hits it is on file. At this time we will go back to charging students for their meals.

For breakfast, the students need to simply come through the serving line and tell the cashier if they are in elementary, middle, or high school.

For lunch, we will continue as we have in the past, but a full lunch will not be charged to any student. Ala carte items and extras will be charged to the student’s account.

This does not affect fee waivers. You would still need to qualify for free status for this waiver to happen.

We want to stress that this would not cover the cost of milk, if packing, or extra entrees. This only includes students who take a full reimbursable lunch or breakfast.

Thank you and please email us with any questions at rdelaney@nbls.org or glanning@nbls.org

Lady Tiger Golf Update

Results from two recent matches….

by Suzanne Bucher

Girls’ Varsity Golf vs Bluffton

9/16/20 @ Bluffton Golf Course

 1st – North Baltimore 226

2nd – Bluffton 239

 NB Scores: Lexi Long 45, Meghan Thompson 52, Sara Casey 64,

Olivia Matthes 65, Mackenna Ducat 65

(Top 4 individual scores count as final combined score)

 Co-Medalists: Lexi Long (NB) 45

Girls’ Varsity Golf vs Hopewell-Loudon

9/15/20 @ Birch Run Golf Course

 1st – Hopewell-Loudon 181

2nd – North Baltimore 242

 NB Scores: Lexi Long 57, Meghan Thompson 60, Olivia Matthes 62,

Sara Casey 63, Mackenna Ducat 70

(Top 4 individual scores count as final combined score)

 Co-Medalists: Kiley Cline & Marissa Kline (HL) 43

Volleyball: NB @LB

Tigers vs. Eagles

From Monday night in Findlay:

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Coach Erika Miklovic said, “They fought hard and didn’t give up!  I was proud of them!”

For NB: 
Leia Thomas: 5 attacks; 4 aces/points
Grace Stanfield: 6 digs
Grace Hagemyer: 9 attacks; 1 kill; 3 blocks
Mia McCartney: 6 attacks: 3 kills; 5 digs
Halie Inbody: 2 blocks; 5 attacks; 1 kill

JV: LB 13-25; 10-25

NBHS Volleyball

O the road again tonight…….

The Tigers traveled to Liberty Center on Saturday for a match.

9-25, 15-25, 25-20, 15-25 Liberty Center wins.

Leaders for NB:

Meredith Buchanan: 5 points, 9 assists
Halie Inbody: 7 Points, 1 ace, 21 attacks, 9 kills, 3 blocks, 6 assists
Lydia Feehan: 5 Points, 5 kills, 14 attacks
Grace Hagemyer: 10 attacks, 4 kills, 
Mia McCartney: 13 digs
Leia Thomas: 10 digs

The ladies travel to Liberty Benton tonight(Monday, 9/21)

OHSAA Announces New Football Regions and Playoff Information

Currently 664 schools(including NB) have opted in for the playoffs, which begin October 9-10…..

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio High School Athletic Association has announced new regional alignments for the upcoming football playoffs after 664 schools opted in for the postseason. In a normal season, 224 schools qualify for the playoffs, with eight schools from each of 28 regions earning a bid through the OHSAA’s Harbin computer ratings system, which will not be used this season.

The new regions are posted at: https://www.ohsaa.org/Sports-Tournaments/Football/Football-2020

Originally, there were 709 schools that indicated they planned to contend for a playoff bid this season playing 11-man football, but the COVID-19 pandemic has caused some schools to start their seasons later or end early. Based on the recommendation from Governor Mike DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health, the OHSAA shortened the football season.


On September 29 and 30, the head coaches in each region will vote to seed the teams in their region. The OHSAA will then place teams on brackets on October 1. With various numbers of schools in each region, many of the higher seeds will have a first-round bye in most regions.

Once the brackets are set, the top team on the bracket of the specific game will have the first opportunity to host the game throughout the regional playoffs. If the top team on the bracket cannot host, the other team will host the game. The OHSAA will determine sites for the state semifinals and state championships.

If a team is unable to play a playoff game on the assigned day according to the bracket, its opponent will advance on the bracket.

Playoff games will be held on Friday and Saturday nights beginning October 9-10. Divisions, I, II, III and VII will play on Friday nights. Divisions IV, V and VI will play on Saturday nights.

As a reminder, schools eliminated from the OHSAA playoffs or that choose not to enter the OHSAA playoffs have the option to schedule additional regular season contests through Saturday, November 14 (maximum of 10 regular season contests permitted).


The OHSAA encourages media coverage of all games and working media members are not counted toward the capacity limits for spectators. For press box access during playoff games, host sites should follow the OHSAA priority seating instructions posted at: https://www.ohsaa.org/Portals/0/Sports/Football/FBMediaPressBoxMemo.pdf


Spectrum News 1 is the official television partner of the OHSAA and will select several playoff games each weekend to televise live. Only Spectrum can provide live television coverage of OHSAA football playoff games. All other television broadcasts can start at 10:00 p.m. the same day as the game, with rights fees determined by the OHSAA. Live video streaming will be permitted for games not selected by Spectrum News 1 at rates set by the OHSAA, which will be announced later in September.




The August 24 release also included important dates for the 2021 season, which will start a week early due to the expanded playoff field, as announced May 22: https://www.ohsaa.org/Sports/News/ohsaa-to-expand-football-playoffs-in-2021



All sports in Ohio – at all levels – are under the direction of the latest Ohio Department of Health order signed August 19 by Governor DeWine. The order and additional guidance from the ODH and OHSAA are posted at: https://www.ohsaa.org/Home/OHSAA-COVID-19-Correspondence


Spectator capacity limits will be in place for the OHSAA football playoffs for each game. Details will be announced soon.

Volleyball- NB vs. Monclova

Tigers win Thursday night at the Jungle…..

On Thursday, the Lady Tigers hosted the ladies from Monclova Christian. Here are the details:

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For the Tigers:

Grace Stanfield: 10 digs
Mia McCartney: 16 points; 5 aces; 12 digs
Meredith Buchanan: 14 points; 3 aces; 6 assists
Laura Keegan: 9 points; 2 aces
Leia Thomas: 9 points; 4 aces; 2 kills
Grace Hagemyer: 10 attacks; 3 kills

JV Score: 25-12; 25-21 North Baltimore

Volleyball: NB@VB

Battle of the Orange and Black…..

The Tigers hit the road to Van Buren Wednesday night. Here’s what happened:

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For NB:

Kills: Leia Thomas-3; Halie Inbody-3; Hailey Lennard-3; Grace Hagemyer-4

Attacks: Thomas-4; Inbody-20; Hagemyer-9

Aces: Thomas-2

Assists: Inbody-4

Digs: Mia McCartney-20; Thomas -12

Blocks: Inbody-12; Hagemyer-12

JV Score: 25-23; 25-20 Van Buren