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BOE Honors FFA State Champion Land Judging/Homesite Team

August 23, 2017
BY LAUREN MATTHEWS - Editor (lmatthews@wetzelchronicle.com) , Wetzel Chronicle

The Wetzel County Board of Education honored several of its best and brightest students at a regular meeting held Aug. 7 at the board office.

The Paden City Girl Scouts opened the meeting by leading those in attendance in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Several county youth were honored for excellence at the 2017 West Virginia FFA Convention. Magnolia High School FFA's state champion Land Judging/Homesite team was recognized by the board. Those on the team are Devann Fox, Clayton Young, Garrett Fox, and Jarod Durig. Devann Fox was also recognized for receiving First Place Proficiency Award (Specialty Animal Production) and Second Place (Homesite Individual). She was also a winner of a $500 William R. Woodruff FFA Foundation scholarship. Fox was also elected to serve as the 2017-2018 NW Region State Officer.

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The 2017 West Virginia FFA state champion Land Judging/Homesite team — Devann Fox, Clayton Young, Garrett Fox, and Jarod Durig.

Clayton Young, Matthew Lemasters, and Joey Sidenstricker were applauded for being State Degree recipients.

MHS FFA member Dessie Kernan was recognized for receiving Third Place in Underclassmen Creed.

Several Hundred FFA members were honored for receiving their State Degrees. Those members are: Hailey Eastham, Annie Fox, Miranda Gray, Sydney Hoyle, Charles Matthews, and Valerie Soles.

Annie Fox, of Hundred FFA, was recognized for receiving First Place Proficiency (Vegetable Production) and First Place Prepared Public Speaking. Annie Fox will compete at the national competition in October.

She also was a recipient of a $500 William R. Woodruff FFA Foundation scholarship, and a $2,000 John Deer Dealer/Middletown Truck Sales National FFA scholarship.

Several Pine Grove FFA members also received their State Degrees. Those members are: Alex Bassett, Cole Bates, Shannon Brown, Brooklynn McCaslin, Marisa Shannon, and Maggie Ueltschy. Maggie Hornbeck was recognized for receiving her American Degree.

Also recognized at the meeting were Short Line School Teacher Leslie Lively, along with Aubrey Neff and Haley Feldmeier. The trio recently returned from the JASON Learning Argonaut trip to the Amazon rainforest. The tree were selected for the honor last spring.

Lively, Feldmeier, and Neff spoke about their trip, citing experiences with visiting Monkey Island, fishing for pirahna, and being above the rainforest. Lively said the trio put "a lot of miles on our bodies, but we want to thank you guys for the experience."

"It was amazing," Lively said.

Lively noted that Feldmeier and Neff "grew up in front of me," through the experience.

Board President Warren Grace said he could not think of three better individuals for the experience.

The following matters were approved at the Aug. 7 meeting of the board of education:

Personnel Matters:

Resignations:

Crystal C. Allen, acceptance of resignation from position as assistant girls' basketball coach at Hundred High School, effective July 19.

Marlee E. Amos, acceptance of resignation from position as evening events coordinator, fall and winter seasons, at New Martinsville School, effective immediately.

Lisa A. Crago, acceptance of resignation from position as assistant cheer coach at Hundred High School, effective July 17.

Kimberly J. Hizer, acceptance of resignation from position as assistant cheer coach at Paden City High School, effective Aug. 7.

Wilma L. Ornduff, acceptance of resignation from position as countywide substitute teacher aide, effective July 25.

Jason P. Salva, acceptance of resignation from position as LINKS coordinator at PCHS, effective immediately.

Kristine Y. Thompson, acceptance of resignation from position as kindergarten teacher at New Martinsville School, effective July 14.

Professional Personnel:

Tiffany J. Bennington, approval for change in assignment from the RIF/Preferred Recall List to Sixth Grade Teacher at NMS, effective Aug. 17.

Travis A. Emch, approval for change in assignment from MI/BD/LD with Autism teacher at Short Line School to MI/BD/LD with Autism teacher at Magnolia High School, effective Aug. 17.

Hannah D. Evans, approval for change in assignment from half-time Spanish teacher at HHS to half-time business teacher at HHS, (will remain half-time social studies teacher), effective Aug. 17.

Donna L. Dennis, approval for employment as countywide substitute teacher, effective Aug. 17.

Charlene Hindman, approval for employment as countywide substitute teacher, effective Aug. 17.

Lowell F. King, Jr., approval for employment as countywide substitute teacher, effective Aug. 17.

Karen L. Longwell, approval for employment as countywide substitute teacher, effective Aug. 17.

Tara Marciniak/Jackson, approval for employment as first grade teacher at PCE, effective Aug. 17.

Heather D. Riggle, approval for change in assignment from second grade teacher at PCE to third grade teacher at PCE, effective Aug. 17.

Barbara Slider, approval for employment as countywide substitute teacher (non-certified), effective Aug. 17.

Marcus F. Winters, approval for employment as countywide substitute teacher (non-certified), effective Aug. 17. Pending background check.

Service Personnel:

Roxanne M. Barker, approval for change in assignment from supervisory teacher aide at Short Line School to supervisory teacher aide/early childhood classroom assistant teacher, Pre-K, at NMS, effective Aug. 17.

Virginia L. Brown, approval for change in assignment from countywide supervisory teacher aide, Bus #15-3, to countywide supervisory teacher aide, Bus #14-6, effective Aug. 17.

Laura J. Hayhurst, approval for change in assignment from bus operator, #15-1, Money/McKimmie/Piney to bus operator, #17-2, Trader Run/Stout Run/Fallen Timber/Arches Fork, effective Aug. 17. for change in assignment from Supervisory Teacher Aide at Short Line School to Supervisory Teacher Aide/Early Childhood Classroom Assistant Teacher, Pre-K, at New Martinsville School, effective August 17, 2017.

Dianna L. McKinney, approval for change in assignment from supervisory teacher aide at Short Line School to supervisory teacher aide/early childhood classroom assistant teacher, Pre-K, at PCE, effective Aug. 17.

Robert J. Nice, approval for change in assignment from bus operator, #50, Route 20/Chiselfinger/State Run Road/Fluharty Run to bus operator, #15-1, Money/McKimmie/Piney, effective Aug. 17. to Supervisory Teacher Aide/Early Childhood Classroom Assistant Teacher, Pre-K, at Paden City Elementary, effective August 17, 2017.

Extracurricular:

Kari A. Brown, approval for employment as head 7/8 volleyball coach at Short Line School, effective the beginning of the 2017-2018 WVSSAC season.

Aaron D. Cisar, approval for employment as assistant football coach at MHS, effective the beginning of the 2017-2018 WVSSAC season.

Rachel A. Ferrell, approval for employment as head girls soccer coach at MHS, effective the beginning of the 2017-18 WVSSAC Season.

Alison M. Fluharty, approval for employment as fall events coordinator at NMS, effective the beginning of the 2017-18 WVSSAC Fall Season.

Kayla B. Hizer, approval for employment as assistant cheer coach at PCHS, effective the beginning of the 2017-18 WVSSAC Season, pending background check.

Kimberly J. Hizer, approval for employment as head 7/8 cheer coach at PCHS, effective the beginning of the 2017-18 WVSSAC Season.

Gregory S. Hostutler, approval for employment as assistant football coach at HHS, effective the beginning of the 2017-18 WVSSAC Season.

Ryan T. Jones, approval for employment as head golf coach at PCHS, effective the beginning of the 2017-18 WVSSAC Season.

Jeremy Kelch, approval for employment as assistant boys' basketball coach at HHS, effective the beginning of the 2017-18 WVSSAC Season.

Kasey L. Sapp, approval for employment as assistant girls' basketball coach at HHS, effective the beginning of the 2017-18 WVSSAC Season.

Mary J. Scyoc, approval for employment as head cheer coach at VHS, effective the beginning of the 2017-2018 WVSSAC Season, pending recertification.

Jacqueline D. Shepard, approval for employment as winter events coordinator at NMS, effective the beginning of the 2017-18 WVSSAC Winter Season.

Heidi L. Steele, approval for employment as head 7/8 cheer coach at NMS, effective the beginning of the 2017-18 WVSSAC Season.

Reconfiguration for 2017-2018:

Laura A. Barcus, upon the recommendation of the principal, in accordance with WV Code 18A-4-7a(u), approval for change in assignment from fourth grade teacher at NMS to second grade teacher at NMS, effective Aug. 17.

Lindsay R. Rustemeyer, upon the recommendation of the principal, in accordance with WV Code 18A-4-7a(u), approval for change in assignment from first grade teacher at PCE to second grade teacher at PCE, effective Aug. 17.

Amanda N. Trader, upon the recommendation of the principal, in accordance with WV Code 18A-4-7a(u), approval for change in assignment from fourth grade teacher at NMS to third grade teacher at NMS, effective Aug. 17.

Articles of Agreement:

Approval of Higher Education Agreement which outlines the responsibilities of Wheeling Jesuit University and the Wetzel County School System in regards to the placement and supervision of Wheeling Jesuit University Pre-service and Student Teachers, effective July 17, 2017 through June 30, 2018

Biology II Standards:

Approval of the Biology II Standards to be offered as a high school science elective course.

Alternative Education Program:

Approval to participate in the West Virginia Board of Education Alternative Education Program for Disruptive Students for the 2017-18 school year in the amount of $44,963.00.

Fund Raisers:

Per advisement of the Board's legal counsel, the Superintendent recommends that the Board approve the following groups/organizations to raise funds (Monies) in the name of a particular school in Wetzel County: Paden City Elementary School, Paden City Elementary, Paden City Elementary PTA, Paden City Elementary Art, Paden City Elementary Library, PCE Choir, PCE Band, PCE Relay for Life, and St. Jude Math-A-Thon

Request to Use School Facilities:

Approval of request from Carol Haught, Clerk of the Wetzel County Commission, to use the following facilities for the 2017 WV Constitutional Amendment Special Election on Oct. 7: Hundred High School, Short Line School, Valley High School, Board of Education Office, Paden City Elementary School, New Martinsville School, WCCCF

SRO Agreements: Approval of agreement between the City of New Martinsville and the Wetzel County Board of Education to continue to support the School Resource Officer Program (SRO Program) at Magnolia High School and New Martinsville School.

Approval of agreement between the Wetzel County Commission, the Sheriff of Wetzel County, and the Wetzel County Board of Education to continue to support the School Resource Officer Program (SRO Program) at Hundred High School/Long Drain Elementary and Paden City High School/Paden City Elementary.

Authorization for the Superintendent for Fill Vacancies: Approval for the Superintendent to fill any vacancies which shall occur prior to the first Regular Board meeting in September. Such employments shall be subject to approval of the Board.

Approval of Second Reading of Revised Wetzel County Policy IGB: Alternative Education Programs for Disruptive Students

 
 
 

 

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