The Upper Sandusky Exempted Village Schools Board of Education got a visit at Monday evening’s meeting from Tanyce Addison, a 1977 Upper Sandusky High School graduate running for the state senate in the 26th district.
A teacher for 30 years in the Ridgedale and Elgin school districts, Addison said education is a key focus of her campaign against incumbent Dave Burke.
Additionally, Superintendent Mike Eaglowski said the district got a visit Monday from Governor John Kasich’s Ohio Teacher Liason Sarah Dove. She spent the day visiting the district’s schools.
Action taken by the board included:
— Accepting the retirement of East third grade teacher Marsha Barnes.
— Accepting the resignation of bus driver Gloria Estep.
— Offering a one-year limited contract to Amy McPherson as East kindergarten teacher.
— Approving Marie Kin-Renteria as ESL tutor and JoAnne Rollison as translator.
— Authorizing the treasurer to place a notice in The Daily Chief-Union on a hearing about the potential retire-rehire of Teresa Harris.
— Approving Kristin Payne and Sue Gearhart as home instruction tutors.
— Offering supplemental contracts to Vicki Washburn and Lauren Pate, junior high cheerleading coach (50 percent each); William Vent, seventh grade boys basketball coach; Anthony Cianciolo, eighth grade boys basketball coach; Sarah Richards, eighth grade girls basketball coach; Eric Shadley, seventh grade girls basketball coach; Jeff Fett, junior high cross country coach; Suzanne Getz, seventh grade volleyball coach; Audra Manriquez, eighth grade volleyball coach; Todd Fagan, seventh grade head football coach; Duane Ham, seventh grade assistant football coach; Todd McKinnisss, eighth grade head football coach; Bert Dible, eighth grade assistant football coach; Pate, high school yearbook adviser (50 percent); Gena Grafmiller, high school musical props/costumes/make-up and high school faculty athletic manager; Aaron Frazee, high school quiz bowl adviser; John Boyd, high school National Honor Society adviser; Dan Reid, high school boys assistant soccer coach; Cheryl Coakley, middle school jazz band and instrumental music; Denise Stull, middle school choir director (50 percent); and Brian Neely, high school weight room supervisor (two-thirds).
— Approving Marsha Barnes’ retirement re-employment.
— Approving a $25 workbook fee for elementary students and fees for both the middle school and high school.
— Approving the district elementary folders and middle school handbook.
— Approved a lunch price increase as mandated by Senate Bill 210.
— Authorizing memberships in the Ohio High School Athletic Association.
— Approving the graduation list.
— Accepting donations from the USHS Alumni Basketball League of $125 to East Elementary for use of the gym; and from the Mid Ohio Basketball League of $600 to the athletic department.
The board also passed a resolution to offer congratulations to many students, including the top 10 members of the graduating class, Trevor Barth, Catherine Lok, Adam Duress, Samantha Spradlin, Caitlin Sprang, Janelle Terry, Kelsey Collins, Jayson Clinger, Brittany Fletcher and Cayla Ritchey.
Department honors went to Sprang, English; Danielle Gatchell, language; Trevor Barth, math; Lok, science; and Kyle Barth, social studies.
Middle school students with the most community services hours were Niki Young, sixth grade, 36.5; Jake Wheeler, seventh grade, 36 hours; Kaytlyn Graver, eighth grade, 102 hours.
Seniors Layne Binkley, Lauren Browne, Sydney Courtad, Tayler Daughenbaugh, Brittany Gottfried, Derek Hartschuch, Garrett Huston, Logsdon and Megan Outland and juniors Jenna Brocklesby, Danielle Brodman, Alexis Cameron, Alexandra Cheney, Cory Frey, Sierra Miller, Jenny Ohler and Allie Smith were inducted into the National Honor Society.
Trevor Barth, first singles; Jacob Courtright, second singles; Brice Arnold, third singles; and Tyler Rice and Seth Sprang, first doubles, earned second place in the North Central Conference tournament, while Danial Maltsbarger and Evan Scheck placed first in second doubles, while the tennis team won the NCC championship.
The Upper Sandusky softball team won a sectional title.
Top track honors for the NCC meet went to Marissa Linhart, second place in the 100 hurdles; Logsdon, first place in the high jump; Brennen Miller, third place in the long jump and high jump; Garrett Miller, second place in the 3200 run and third place in the 1600 run; Gyen Musgrave, second place in the 100 dash; Halee Stief, third place in the 3200 run; and Mallory Weininger, second place in the high jump.
Brittany Vent, Sierra Miller, Ashley Niederkohr, Zeb Kitzler, Emma Wilson, Jared Bell, Jesse Shane, Nick Riedlinger and William Amert all earned FFA state degrees.
By LONNIE McMILLAN