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October Board of Education Meeting

The North Baltimore Board of Education met at 2012 Tiger Drive for the monthly meeting on Tuesday evening.

District Steven Stewart gave a very colorful and detailed Five Year Financial Forecast FY2019-20123 of the districts general fund. This is done, he explained, to evaluate the fiscal condition, and to help identify future revenue and expenditure trends that may influence long-term policies and strategic goals.

Mr. Stewart concluded his report by stating he believes the future of the North Baltimore Local Schools looks very promising, financially.

Superintendent Ryan  Delaney said, “Thank you to Steven for all the work on the Five Year Forecast” He also thanked Mr. Ben Pack for organizing the the Marching Band’s trip to Orlando in 2020 with no cost or responsibility for the Board of Education

Mr. Delaney also gave a warm welcome to new Powell Principal Mrs. Jonelle Semancik. Tuesday was only her second day at the helm of the elementary school. She replaced Mr. Mark Lange, who resigned.

The Board also accepted the donation of proceeds from the crops harvested on school district property. This totaled $8,526.44 for the 2018 season.

NBMS/NBHS Principal Dr. Bob Falkenstein Report for October 23, 2018

Our 10th annual Dodge Ball tournament was Friday.  We had superb participation of our school students.  We used the event to kick off Red Ribbon Week.  Our Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drug counselor, Hannah Madaras, and Paws for a Cause leader, Stefanie Lauer, deserve the credit.  They got tons of pizza from Mac n Ali’s, bottled water and snacks.  Thanks to NB Sports Boosters for the hot dogs!  There was great music.  We delivered a great message about making healthy choices and deciding to live substance free.

Red Ribbon Week:

›Monday = Say No to Drugs is No Sweat (sweatpants)

›Tuesday = Pair Up against Drugs (Twin Day)

›Wednesday = Too Bright for Drugs (Neon)

›Thursday = Band Together against Drugs (Bandana)

›Friday = Rally in Red against Drugs and Alcohol (Wear Red)

Ball Metal picked up our aluminum recycling on October 19.  We are officially involved!

We are no longer going to post midterm progress reports on DASL for parents to view as official “grade cards”.  Instead, teachers will update all grades on Progressbook only.  Then, we will send an alert for parents to check there for midterm grades.  This procedure saves our teachers a step and is exactly what happens at Powell Elementary.

We’re working on next year’s Schedule of Courses already.  Some items being discussed are offering Spanish I in the 8th grade and reorganizing when we offer our HS social studies courses (moving American History from grade 9 to grade 10, Government from 10 to 11, and Econ/World Civ from 11 to 9).  The extra time will foster maturity and more content knowledge for application to EOC Exams.

House Bill 318.  Implementation on Nov. 2, 2018: students must be permitted to make up all work during an out of school suspension.  Students who are suspended out of school (OSS) will be required to submit all homework, projects, papers and similar items on the day they return from suspension for full credit.  Tests and assessments must be made up within 3 days of returning from OSS.  Any grade not completed on time will result in a zero.  Everything for a grade is the responsibility of the student to gather, arrange, complete and submit.  This could be done via email or phone calls.  While some work may be digital, it is the parent/guardians’ responsibility to come get other work from the school since the suspended student must remain off of school property.  The school does not take responsibility for gathering any materials.

To celebrate Veterans Day, we have some big events planned.  First, our middle school students are going to get to tour John and Pam Cheney’s war vehicle collection!  John invited us out so that he can share and talk with students about the vehicles.  We are taking groups of 15 students on November 5-6.  I appreciate The Cheneys for inviting us to their home.  Second, our Veterans Day Ceremony is being held on Friday, November 9 at 2:10-2:40 in the NBHS auditeria.  Third, Margaret Bobb contacted me about how the NB American Legion Post and NB Historical Society are encouraging the churches and individuals in town to participate in the World War I Commission’s BELLS OF PEACE:  A WORLD WAR I REMEMBRANCE

Powell Principal Mrs. Jonelle Semancik Board Report for October 23, 2018

It has been a monumental two days at Powell! In all seriousness I want to thank the staff, students, and community for such a great welcoming. I feel so loved and am excited to be a part of this district.

In what’s going on: The 6th grade left for camp on Monday. Dr. Bob went to go visit since I wanted to be in the building for a full week. We have pictures and all are reporting having a great time. 3rd grade ost is going on today. Thank you to Mike Kipplen for organizing this so everything runs smoothly. We are one day down and one to go. 5th grade is also testing. They are taking the IOWA test. Again Mike Kipplen has been a great help.

We are celebrating Red Ribbon week as well with many teachers assuring me on the first day they do not normally wear sweats to school J

Fall Festival is next week and I will be having a photo booth station. Misty Schinsky has done a wonderful job leading the committee in organizing that.

Book Fair is also next week. Erika Miklovic and Pamela Weisbrod are putting this together. This is great opportunity for students to get affordable books to read.

Thank you again for all your support.

The Board is preparing to attend the upcoming State Board of Education Conference in Columbus.

As the meeting wrapped up, Mr. Delaney reminded everyone of the Community Halloween parade on Saturday evening , October 27, beginning at the Park at 7:00pm and ending at the Village Hall.


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