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Fundraising campaign underway to purchase new band uniforms

The new style Carrollton High School band uniform is shown being modeled by Olan Domer (left and far right) and Layna Pasiuk.

The new style Carrollton High School band uniform is shown being modeled by Olan Domer (left and far right) and Layna Pasiuk.

A fund drive is underway for new uniforms for the Carrollton High School marching and concert bands.

According to CHS Band director David Dickerhoof, the Band Boosters have provided the initial $17,000 down payment and $7,850 has been received from sponsorships by Carrollton merchants.

“With additional income this summer we expect to have 73% of the approximately $15,500 needed for the total project of $56,500,” Dickerhoof said.

He explained the new style uniforms are black and white with a running “C” and a removable overlay for easy transition to form concert attire. The outfit also includes a flashy cape and new cap style.

“Each uniform costs $565 and the average uniform last approximately 9-10 years. The current uniforms were purchased in 2007 and are reaching end of usable life,” Dickerhoof said.

He also pointed out the current design has been in use since 1982, but red is not a school color. Band directors want to properly align the uniform with school colors and logos.

The total purchase is to include 100 thermal raincoats, 100 uniform pants, 100 concert jackets, 100 uniform overlays and 100 band caps and plumes.

B-H character building program culminates with house build

 

Rainy weather didn’t dampen the spirits of Bell-Herron Middle School students who completed the PBIS (Postitive Behavior Internvention and Support) program with a house build May 11 on the basketball court at the school. Several students are shown above constructing inside walls for the home.

Rainy weather didn’t dampen the spirits of Bell-Herron Middle School students who completed the PBIS (Postitive Behavior Internvention and Support) program with a house build May 11 on the basketball court at the school. Several students are shown above constructing inside walls for the home.

CARROLLTON – Bell Herron Middle School students completed the PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Support) program May 11 with a house build.

Principal Matthew Nicholas said the students had the opportunity to take a hammer and pound nails as they constructed pre-fab walls for a home. Once the walls were completed, they were set up on the basketball court to signify the conclusion of the program.

The program, which strives to build character in students, teach team building and to be good citizens and serve others, kicked off in the school last December. Students in grades six through eight were divided into small groups and worked on different parts of character traits throughout the year.

“The project was an amazing success!” said Bell-Herron Principal Matt Nicholas. “Bell-Herron Middle School staff, students and volunteers helped make a dream a reality and provide a new home for a family in need. All together more than 500 people participated in the two-day event.”

183 to receive diplomas at Carrollton graduation ceremony

Carrollton High School’s 135th annual commencement exercises for the 183 members of class of 2017 will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, May 26, in the Bell-Herron gymnasium.

This year’s class valedictorian is Jay Stoneman, son of Neil and Lori Stoneman of 185 Canyon Rd. SW, Carrollton.

A post secondary student for the past two years, Stoneman was a member of the Foreign Language Clubs, Student Council, Academic Challenge team, National Honor Society, French Club, drumline for the marching and concert bands and Steel Drum band line. Upon graduation, Stoneman plans to attend Kent State University and major in architecture.

The class salutatorian is Kierra Robinson, daughter of Trisha and Eric Koren of 7108 Menlo Dr. SW, Sherrodsville.

Kierra is also a post secondary student and has been a member of the National Honor Society and Foreign Language Clubs during her high school career. She plans to attend Kent State Tuscarawas campus and major in criminal justice.

Band Boosters want to tap into Athletic Booster funds

By Nancy Schaar
FPS Correspondent

 

Rose Kienzle spoke on behalf of the Band Boosters to members of the Carrollton Exempted Village School District Board of Education last week.

Kienzle said the group has been raising money for several years to buy new band uniforms and made the down payment of $17,000. The uniforms have been ordered and delivery is expected in September.

Through continued fundraisers and working the gate at the county fair, the group has about $41,000 in anticipated revenues to pay on the remaining bill of $56,500.  That leaves a shortfall of $15,500.

“We have taken care of 73% of the cost for new uniforms. We don’t receive money from the board.  We are not part of the athletic booster club or any of the money they raise, since band is not a sport,” stated Kienzle.

Kienzle gave examples from other school districts regarding the funding for band, noting other districts receive money from the school budget.

The board was asked to consider making the band be part of the athletic fund.

Superintendent Dr. Dave Quattrochi pointed out the school board does pay for the busing of students at away events.

Hornets, Cards compete in IVC meet

NEWCOMERSTOWN – The Inter-Valley Conference held its annual Track and Field Championships last Friday evening at Newcomerstown high school.

In boys action, the Sandy Valley boys placed 6th with 50 points, while Malvern was 7th with 29 points.

For the Cardinals, placing second were the 3,200-meter relay team of Bronson Frank, Isaac Knight, Michael Lewton and Aleks Rymer and Connor Finnicum in the shot put to earn All-IVC honors.

Placing third were, Francesco Borsellino in the shot put; Kinzy Swiger in the discus and Rymer in the 800-meter run. Placing sixth was the 1,600-meter relay team of Lewton, Bronson Frank, Jordon Finlayson and Rymer.

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