The Tyler County Board of Education met on Monday March 20 where Superintendent Robin Daquilante gave the results from several competitions that our students have recently participated in. She began with the winners of the 2017 Young Writers county winners.
Level 1-2: The winner was Jessie Reed with her story "What if?". Reed is in Mrs. McCaskey's 2nd grade class at A.I.Boreman Elementary School.
Level 3-4: The winner was Aislinn Frank for her story "The Most Magical Day". Frank is in Mrs. Boggs 4th grade class at AIB.
Level 5-6: The winner was Mallory Westbrook with her story "Three Outs". Westbrook is in Mrs. Feldmeier's 6th grade class at TCMS.
Level 7-8: The winner was Katelynn Stillwagner with her story "The Apartment". Stillwagner is in Mrs. Schultheis's 8th grade class at TCMS.
Level 9-10: The winner was Sabrina Smith with her story "The Inn Keepers Daughter". Smith is in Mrs. Childers's 10th grade class at TCHS.
Level 11-12: The winner was Simon Wirth with his story "Ceaseless Safety". Wirth is in Mrs. Thomas's 12 grade class at TCHS.
Next, Daquilante reported on the Ham and Bacon Sale which brought in a total of 45,451.80. The Grand Champion Bread was exhibited by Hali Fluharty and sold for 400 dollars to Maple Lane Farm. The Reserve Champion Bread was exhibited by Ashley Fluharty and sold for 400 dollars to Antero Resources. The Grand Champion Eggs were exhibited by Alex Greathouse and sold for 1,175 dollars to David Bowyer. The Reserve Champion Eggs were exhibited by Draven Nichols and sold for 850 dollars to McDonalds. The Grand Champion Ham was exhibited by Mindy Bell and sold for 1,080 dollars to Ridge 2 River realty. The Reserve Champion Ham was exhibited by Tyler West and sold for 1,080 dollars to DAC Energy, LLC.
The Grand Champion Bacon was exhibited by Jace Glover and sold for 960 dollars to Momentive. The Reserve Champion Bacon was exhibited by Jace Glover and sold for 888 dollars to Long Reach FCU. The Tyler FFA Scholarship Ham sold for 700 dollars to Glovers Oil and Gas. The Tyler FFA Scholarship Bacon sold for 600 dollars to Perkins Supply. At the State Ham and Bacon Sale, Tyler FFA grossed a total of 3,719.50 dollars. Grand Champion Eggs were exhibited by Alex Greathouse and sold for 1,000 dollars to Kroger. There were also 5 prime hams, 5 prime bacons sold as well making the grand total $49,171.30 raised for Tyler County Students
The MOVTI winners were announced from the Future Health Professionals State Leadership Conference on March 10-11, 2017. 14 students competed in the event it was announced that Megan Winter of TCHS placed in the top 5 in Medical Reading. Mikayla Tracey of TCHS and Casey Hartwig of Paden City won first place in EMT.
On April 24 the Stars groups will be giving a presentation on what their star projects will be about. They also have a scheduled awards luncheon on April 6.
The board members were given a very thoughtful thank you card from a fourth grade student named Katie Ash from Sistersville Elementary school. The card read, "Dear Board of Education members. I would like to thank you for your support so that I could attend the West Virginia all state childrens chorus in Charleston, WV. I had a wonderful time meeting new friends from all over our state. Also I enjoyed our conductor Dr. Rollo Dilworth who shared so much of his musical knowledge with us. It was such a fantastic experience that I will never forget. Thank you so much for your financial support. It meant so much to me."
The board members talked about a presentation that many of the teachers had recently attended on not what to post on social media. The course offered suggestions such as changing privacy settings, do not friend parents of students, and do not friend anyone under 18. The presentation was very well attended and received very well from staff members.
A motion passed to accept the Proposed Levy Rates for fiscal year 2018. The rates are posted in the legal section of this paper.
The Board approved the following vehicles be declared surplus: Bus #1 (2003 Int. IC 77 Passenger), Bus #5 (1998 Int. Blue Bird 71 Passenger), Bus #6 (2004 Int. IC 71 Passenger) and Bus #8, (2004 Int. IC 71 Passenger). It was noted that the county may be able to sell the vehicles to the highest bidder.
Tia Furbee was given permission for her daughter, Alexis Furbee, to remain at St. Marys High School in Pleasants County for the remainder of the 2016-2017 school year.
The following trip requests were approved:
Amanda Kimble requested permission for two students, Ayden Hoover and Evan Wise to attend the WV State Math Field Day at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV on Saturday, April 22, 2017. These students will be transported by parents in their personal vehicles to and from the event.
Angela Watts requested permission to take the Fifth grade students from Sistersville Elementary School to "The Farm" at Walnut Creek, Sugarcreek, OH on May 11, 2017. If approved, they will depart the school at 8:20 a.m. and return around 5:00 p.m. She requests permission for Mrs. Suter and Resource staff to chaperone this trip.
Dawn Knowlton and Cynthia Jones requested permission for the Second grade students from Sistersville Elementary School to the Oglebay Good Zoo on May 10, 2017. If approved they would depart the school at 8:30 a.m. and return around 2:45 p.m.