OHIO — The Ohio Grade School Board met in regular session on Dec. 17 and conducted the following business:
• Approved the agenda as corrected, the minutes of the Nov. 25 meeting as presented, the November Treasurer’s report and the bills and payroll.
• Approved the final levy as presented.
• Approved the second and final readings of the board policy manual updates.
• Retroactively employed Greg Albrecht as head coach and Jordan Olson as assistant coach for grade schools girls’ basketball.
• Approved Lacy Depue as a volunteer.
Superintendent Sharon Sweger reported:
• Enrollment in the grade school is 84 students. One student is returning this week.
• The second scoreboard was installed without the advertising panel. Sweger wanted both signs in place for the high school girls’ games. She is still finalizing information for donation and advertising panel.
• Sweger is checking into a new fence for around the playground. She has one quote but wants to talk to a few other companies before making a decision.
• Ohio Schools sponsored Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 at the Bureau County Fairgrounds. There were 50 vendors who had paid their fees. The weather hampered the turnout, but there were no complaints. All school organizations and employees could set-up booths for free. Sweger would like to thank Jordan Olson who took pictures with Santa, and her track team sponsored a bake sale. The sophomore class and their sponsors, Kurt Folk and Diane Brandau, did a great job at the concession stand.
Principal Jason Wilt reported:
• The Christmas concert was held on Dec. 4 in the auditorium. The school had a great turnout, and Patrick Anderson did a great job. Wilt noted the improvement in the music program. He thanked Judy Andersen, the pianist, for such a nice performance.
• Homecoming will be the week of Jan. 6. There will be dress-up days and games at the end of everyday that includes both schools. The game will be on Jan. 7 and the dance will be on Jan. 11.
• PTO sponsored a Santa’s Workshop on Dec. 12 and 13 from 8 a.m. until noon. Wilt thanked the PTO and the community volunteers who make the event a success. A lot of kids would not be able to shop for loved ones if the school didn’t have this program.
• Santa’s Elves, of which Dena Hughes is sponsor, raises money and goes Christmas shopping yearly for underprivileged kids. Junior high students, Hughes and chaperones, went shopping on Dec. 13. They raised over $3,000 and shopped for 39 children. This should make the community proud of students and staff.
• Instead of exchanging gifts this year, K-5 decided to go to the movie “Frozen.” Sarah Hansen, who was present at the meeting, said it was a very cute movie, and the students were all well behaved.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:23 p.m. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 21 in the school library.