Mount Gilead Board of Education gets firsthand hybrid learning experience


By Zach Jones - zjones@civitasmedia.com



The following measures were approved by the Mount Gilead Board of Education:

Reitred- David Knipp, full-time custodian

Resigned- Larry Leach, girls’ varsity basketball coach

Approved- contracts for the 2015-2016 school year for: Amy Melin, substitute teacher; Ryan Newman, full-time custodian; Danielle Ownens, full-time custodian

Approved- supplemental contracts for: Andrew Boltz, MGMS assistant track coach; Dean Ebert, assistant track coach; Michelle Heacok, volunteer softball coach; Kenny Hollingsworth, MGMS assistant track coach; Robin Snopik, MGMS assistant track coach

Virtual tours of Machu Picchu, animated elements on the periodic table appearing in their natural state and arithmetic competitions with students from around the globe are a few of the classroom activities available to students participating in hybrid learning techniques at Mount Gilead Middle School.

Mount Gilead Hybrid Learning Coach Jon Grega, along with other staff members of the school, unveiled a number of the program’s applications to the MG Board of Education at its April 19 meeting.

Each school board member, outfitted with an ipad, got the chance to experience the program firsthand.

Grega explained that in addition to programs designed to engage students in classroom activities, the software used in hybrid learning allows teachers to individually tailor lessons to specific students.

The program also provides teachers with instantaneous feedback to see which students are grasping content.

“We are taking education to a new level,” he said in summation of the program.

Mount Gilead High School

Mount Gilead High School principal Deb Clauss announced the valedictorian of the 2016 graduating is Hope Hack.

The salutatorians are Hollie Dowalter, Dakota Lehn, Morgan Brooke and Benjamin Hayes. The school will also be hosting its first annual fine arts exhibit, which will be held May 11 from 5-9:30 p.m. in the auditeria.

Park Avenue Elementary

The elementary school will be receiving new playground equipment through funding provided by the Park Avenue Parent Teacher Organization. Additionally, the school will begin its kindergarten screening this spring in an effort to introduce students to the program before the end of the school year.

The board also approved an overnight trip for the MGHS boys’ golf team for the 2016-2017 school year.

By Zach Jones

zjones@civitasmedia.com

The following measures were approved by the Mount Gilead Board of Education:

Reitred- David Knipp, full-time custodian

Resigned- Larry Leach, girls’ varsity basketball coach

Approved- contracts for the 2015-2016 school year for: Amy Melin, substitute teacher; Ryan Newman, full-time custodian; Danielle Ownens, full-time custodian

Approved- supplemental contracts for: Andrew Boltz, MGMS assistant track coach; Dean Ebert, assistant track coach; Michelle Heacok, volunteer softball coach; Kenny Hollingsworth, MGMS assistant track coach; Robin Snopik, MGMS assistant track coach

Reach Jones at 419-946-3010 ext. 1803

Reach Jones at 419-946-3010 ext. 1803