Jason Waldvogel, Pettisville elementary principal, told the Pettisville School Board 41 students attended kindergarten screening at its Monday, April 11 meeting.
He said kindergarten registration went very well. Any late registrations are handled by parents calling the school to schedule appointments.
Waldvogel also mentioned several events for elementary students, including the Sweetheart Dance, Friday, April 22. There are 70 guests registered to attend the western themed event.
He also encouraged the board to check out the second grade Consumer Fair, Wednesday, May 11, in the school atrium. Students are still debating what to do with the proceeds. Normally, the event raises from $1,200 to $1,600 in two hours.
Waldvogel and Michael Lane, high school principal, are pleased with the changes in the state testing this year.
The state changed to a new testing program from the American Institutes for Research. Both principals felt students would benefit from the streamlined process and consistent format the new tests offer.
Lane also said Pettisville students had once again done well at a science competition.
There were 12 Pettisville students among the over 200 that participated in the Ohio Junior Science and Humanities Symposium at Bowling Green State University.
Lane praised Pettisville teachers Donna Meller, John Poulson and Paul Bishop for their work supporting the students who participate in science fairs.
Events for high school students include a senior volunteer day at Sauder Village, the prom, spring concerts, and the FFA State Convention and Agriscience Fair.
Lane said the FFA will host a Meals of Hope event on Monday, May 9. Lane said that four schools in the Toledo area were joining together to host a similar event with the hopes of providing 40,000 meals by their combined effort.
Lane said, “And little Pettisville has set a goal of 50,000 meals all by ourselves. I am proud of this community and of the FFA students who work to make this sort of thing happen.”
Five Bus Routes
In his report to the board, Steve Switzer, superintendent, said the district will continue with five bus routes for the next school year.
School officials considered working to eliminate one route. After studying the issue, it was determined that while it would be possible, it would be cutting it close.
Some busses would be completely full when all students on the route chose to ride the bus.
Following the regular meeting, the board went into executive session for the purpose of “preparing for, conducting, or reviewing negotiations or bargaining sessions with employees and considering the appointment of a public employee or official.”
The private session lasted 60 minutes. No action was taken when the board returned to the public meeting.
All board members were present, and all votes were unanimous.
The next meeting is Monday, May 9, 7 pm, in the school conference room.–D.J. Neuenschwander