A State of Ohio coalition has named a long-running Wauseon after school program a model initiative.
Tribe Time at Wauseon Middle School received a positive review from the non-profit Community Awareness and Prevention Association following a visit by the coalition’s representatives. The alliance, which promotes healthy life choices for students, was impressed with Tribe Time and declared it a model program for the state.
Stacy Beaverson and Amy Kreiner, Tribe Time coordinators, made the announcement during a presentation at a Wauseon Board of Education meeting Friday. They were assisted in the presentation by Tribe Time student participants Katie Smith and Skyler William.
Beaverson is an eighth grade language arts teacher and the after school program administrator. Kreiner is the middle school’s intervention specialist and is also involved in the program. The WMS program is in its ninth year, funded by a 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant.
The school board also heard a presentation by elementary school principal Theresa Vietmeier and third grade teacher Hope Wood for the Leveled Learning Intervention program.
In other business, the board accepted the following donations: $617 from Hannah Dymarkowski, $120 from Harlen and Luann Goertzen and boxes of treats from the Knights of Columbus, all for the elementary school food pantry; $72 from the Wauseon Rotary Club to the high school speech team; $250.85 from the Wauseon Athletic Boosters to the high school for NWOAL wrestling plaques; and 11 pallets of bottled water from JLST Interstate Trucking to the school district.
Board members approved the following motions: a Fine and Performing Arts Seal, a Student Engagement Seal, and a Community Service Seal, beginning with the Class of 2021; and the second reading of NEOLA bylaw policies additions and/or revisions.
Resolutions approved included an agreement with Poggemeyer Design Group for roofing services not to exceed $30,070, and 2021 graduation requirements. Treasurer David Fleming mentioned the project could experience a shortage of materials.
The board entered into executive session to consider compensation of a school official. No action was taken.
Reach David J. Coehrs at 419-335-2010.