CARDINGTON — Several third-grade students who had given a presentation earlier in the day at the Ohio School Board Convention in Columbus, repeated it for members of the Cardington-Lincoln Board of Education during the board’s regular meeting on Nov. 12.
The students, accompanied by their teacher, Dawn Ruehrmund, shared a portion of their pillowcase project, one of 100 projects selected from schools around the state, which showcased their response to an emergency situation at home.
The project, jointly presented by the American Red Cross and the Gleaners Fraternal Insurance Society, was the subject of many inquiries at the convention, said Marilyn Davis, a member of the Gleaners and also a member of the C-L Board of Education.
Superintendent Brian Petrie said he was “so impressed by our group of third grade students,” during their day long session at Columbus.
In other business:
• The board approved donations from LensCrafters Polaris of glasses for 33 students; donation of pumpkins to the district from Lisa Brake and Howard Hannah Realty; a donation of $687 to the Athletic Department from Pizzaburg and a donation of $25 to the Athletic Department from Jim and Vickie Ullom.
• Also approved were the School Safety Grant in the amount of $5,921.20; the ODNR Archery Grant of $2,500.00 and the $2,500.00 student activity fund for the class of 2024. Todd Jolliff said the archery grant is for supplies for the program which will include students in grades 5-12.
• Petrie said bus evacuations had been conducted the previous week and they went well. He said some older students were taught how to use the radio in case of emergency.
• Employed were Candy Danforth, substitute aide-substitute secretary and Jen Estes, substitute custodian, effective Oct. 23, 2018. Also approved were Lori Vance, varsity cheerleader advisor for the second half varsity cheer (Winter) with modification of the contract from junior high cheer to varsity cheer; and for winter 2018-2019 employed were JP Linkous, assistant varsity boys basketball; Eric Lackey, 8th grade boys basketball; Bryce Flickinger, freshman boys basketball; Mike Ongalibang, junior high wrestling; Steve Damron, varsity assistant wrestling and Tom Garrison, 7th grade boys basketball.
• Mindy McGinnis was employed as a short-term substitute teacher as needed. The resignation of Jamie Ames, varsity cheer, was approved effective Oct. 30, 2018.