Highland Board of Education wraps-up school year with May meeting


By Gena Wiley - The Sentinel



Gena Wiley | The Sentinel Highland Middle School students recently participated in an essay contest in Washington D.C. while on their trip to the District this week. Four students won the competition: Maddie Lyon, Lillee Keltner, Will Lyon and Ally Schreiber.


Highland Board of Education held the monthly meeting last week and opened the proceedings by extending their prayers and concern to Anna Conner, a Highland junior involved in a serious auto accident.

Superintendent, Dr. Bill Dodds stated that Highland office will be open Monday through Thursday for the duration of summer break.

“Parents and community members can stop in (the office), call or email the school,” he explained. “We welcome public input.”

Athletics

Board members noted that the athletic space has commenced construction for the next 60 days. The district hopes construction will be completed in time for the fall sports season.

Athletic director Mike Delaney thanked Cardington Local Schools for allowing Highland students to use their track while construction ensues at the district’s athletic facilities.

High school

Friday May 20is the last full day for the 132 graduating seniors. Senior award night will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the cafetorium that evening. Graduation for 2016 Highland students is May 22 at 2:30 p.m. in the high school gym.

Middle school

Highland Middle School students recently participated in an essay contest in Washington D.C. while on their trip to the District this week. Four students won the competition: Maddie Lyon, Lillee Keltner, Will Lyon and Ally Schreiber.

Middle school principal Matt Bradley announced the middle school placed second in a math competition at Ohio State University Marion. Avery Zerby and Bruce Jordan won first place in their events.

Elementary school

Sean Winklefoos, elementary principal, gave his report that the volunteer breakfast is May 20 and the school’s ‘supergames’ on May 23.

“This is a fun time for teachers and students to enjoy the work we’ve done,” he said.

Public comments

Emily LeVan introduced her child Keat Rhodes to the school board and the Highland District.

Keats identifies as transgender and is fighting for equal rights in school.

Keat has been living as a girl for four years and identifies as a girl.

LeVan stated that she felt it was important to introduce Keat and address the issue of negative comments which had been posted on a board member’s Facebook.

The next Highland school board meeting will be held June 8 at 7 p.m. in the high school cafetorium.

Gena Wiley | The Sentinel

Highland Middle School students recently participated in an essay contest in Washington D.C. while on their trip to the District this week. Four students won the competition: Maddie Lyon, Lillee Keltner, Will Lyon and Ally Schreiber.

http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2016/05/web1_Essay-Contest-Winers-1.jpgGena Wiley | The Sentinel

Highland Middle School students recently participated in an essay contest in Washington D.C. while on their trip to the District this week. Four students won the competition: Maddie Lyon, Lillee Keltner, Will Lyon and Ally Schreiber.

By Gena Wiley

The Sentinel

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