The Pettisville School Board named Debra Graber as a new administrative assistant at the school during its Monday, Feb. 11 meeting.
Graber fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Amy Frey.
A Pettisville resident, Graber has an associate degree in business from Hesston (Kan.) College.
The board also accepted the resignation of Sheri Rychener as a teacher’s aide, and added Carl Hamilton to the list of substitute employees and substitute bus drivers.
Board members reviewed plans for the dedication of the wind turbine, which is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 22.
A public ceremony will be held at Pettisville at 1:30 pm, following a luncheon for special guests.
A similar ceremony will be held that morning at Archbold High School to dedicate the wind turbine erected there as part of the joint project.
Jason Waldvogel, elementary principal, told board members Pettisville will hold kindergarten registration Friday, April 5.
Parents are being asked to make appointments for their children to come in for the screening process.
“We will also be happy to talk with parents who are not sure if their child should go to kindergarten this year or wait another year before starting school,” he said.
Waldvogel said the school received a check for $541.90 from the “Box Tops for Education” program.
Since 2002, the school has received $9,566.80 from the program.
In the high school report, Michael Lane, principal, said several students received honors recently.
Marla Miller, math teacher, took a team of four students to the Toledo-area Math Counts competition.
Pettisville received the Most Improved Team award in the competition, which featured teams from 26 Toledo area public and private schools.
Team members were Jacob Myers, Gretchen Lee, and Elizabeth Sauder, seventh grade; and Harper Nolander, eighth grade.
Seven students were honored in the Scholastic Writing Awards competition, open to students in junior high and high school. Details on the competition appear on page 2.
The Pettisville Science Fair is Saturday, Feb. 16.
Following the regular meeting, the board went into an executive session.
Stated purpose of the closed-door session was discussing the employment and compensation of an employee.
The executive session lasted 40 minutes. No action followed when the board returned to its regular session.
The board also visited the FFA meeting. John King, board president, signed a proclamation declaring Feb. 18-22 as FFA week at Pettisville.
The local chapter has planned numerous activities to commemorate the week.
Tom Beck, board member, was absent from the meeting. All votes were unanimous.
The next board meeting is 7 pm, Monday, March 11, in the school conference room.– D.J. Neuenschwander