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Community open house planned Aug. 17 at Conotton Valley

A community open house will be held Saturday, Aug. 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in preparation for the opening of school Aug. 23 in the Conotton Valley Union Local School District.

Students can come in and see their classrooms, teachers and get their schedules during open house, according to School Superintendent/High School Principal Todd Herman.

Lunch prices will be he same as last year: Breakfast, $1.50; milk, 40 cents; elementary lunch, $2.50; high school lunch, $3. Both lunches include white milk while chocolate milk is 40 cents.

Supt. Herman said bus drivers will contact parents concerting bus routes.

The school day begins at 7:45 a.m. and students are dismissed at 2:50 p.m.

Open houses planned Aug. 17, 21 for Sandy Valley students

An Open House for students in the Sandy Valley Local School District will be held this Thursday, Aug. 17, and Monday, Aug. 21, in preparation for the first day of school Aug. 23.

The Aug. 17 open house for is for preschool and 6th and 9th grade students only, while the Aug. 21 open house begins at 5 p.m. for students in grades K-3, and 6 p.m. for grades 4-5, 7-9 and 10-12.

Nine new teachers have been added to the faculty for the 2017-18 school year. They include Shawn Mace, elementary intervention specialist; Thomas Roth, tutor; Kayla VanVoorhis, grade 3; Kevin Henderson, truancy/discipline reassignment area; Janine McDowell, Spanish; Daniel O’Callaghan, high school language arts; Melanie VanMeter, Family and Consumer science; Nicole Manusakis, 7th grade language arts, and Chase Richards, middle school intervention specialist.

Supt. David Fischer expects enrollment to stay close to the 1,400 students.

Southern Local students return to classrooms Aug. 22

Five new teachers will greet students when classes begin Aug. 22 in the Southern Local School District.

They include Kyle Exline, who will teach English 7-12; Kordan Wrask, math 7-12; Jessica Hall, intervention 4th grade; Andrew Vulgamore, intervention middle school, and Victoria Nuske, math 7-12.

All students will receive a free breakfast and lunch this year due to a federal grant received based on enrollment figures, according to School Supt. John Wilson.

Buckeye Career Center accepting applications for adult ed programs

Buckeye Career Center is accepting applications from potential students interested in high school and adult education courses.

High school students have 32-programs to choose from, with many still open for the 2017-18 school year. Meanwhile, Buckeye Career Center’s Adult Education department is enrolling students in eight full-time programs that can be completed in nine months. The options include Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration, Heavy Equipment/CDL-A Operator, Medical Assisting (both day and evening classes), Medical Office & Billing Specialist, Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA), and Utility Lineworker. Cosmetology is also enrolling and takes two years to complete. Adult Education full-time classes begin Aug. 29 and wrap up in May. The deadline to register for OPOTA is Aug. 15.

Minerva board accepts resignations, fills coaching positions

Resignations of two assistant football coaches were accepted and six supplemental contracts were approved by the Minerva Local Board of Education at its July 26 meeting.

Coaching resignations included Brent Knight and Ethan Rodgers.

Jacob Eberling was approved as a volunteer assistant football coach and supplemental contracts for the 2017-18 school year were approved for the following:

Frank Monk and Olivia Monk, co-head track coaches and co-assistant track coaches; Skip Turkovich and Zach Wade, both assistant football coaches.

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