Monthly News and Notes - October 2023
October news and notes:
Health Partners of Western Ohio is providing dental professionals for a free dental clinic. We have 34 students signed up for the mobile dental clinic set for Nov 2 with the doctor being here on Nov 6.
Wyandot Hospitals are providing CPR/AED training during October’s Professional Day.
Baseball Fence: We received two quotes for the replacement of the baseball fence. We are recommending the contract with 4A Fence and Supply out of Fremont as they were significantly lower than the other quote. The athletic boosters have agreed to pay for half and the district will utilize permanent improvement funds for the other half.
Chiller notice: Sealed bids will be received by New Riegel Local Schools (NRLS) until 12:00 pm local time on Thursday, November 2, 2023, at the Treasurer's Office, 44 N Perry St, New Riegel OH 44853, and opened and read immediately thereafter for all labor, material, and services necessary for the K-12 School – 180 Ton Air Cooled Chiller including the following: Lockout and tag out per facility guidelines, provide labor to remove the refrigerant per EPA standards, provide labor to disassemble outdoor piping, coordinate with school staff to set a crane to remove old chiller and set new air cooled chiller, provide labor and material to tie in outdoor piping, all new lines will be insulated, provide and install electrical, provide and install new CW coil and piping in air handler #3, provide a start up. Direct all questions to Treasurer, Brad Radison (T:419-595-2256; email [email protected]) Bids received after this time will be returned unopened.
High School / Middle School
Curriculum & Instruction
We are actively reviewing our testing results from last year and identifying growth and curriculum opportunities.
Professional growth plan meetings have been held with all teachers to discuss goals for the year. All teachers' goals align with building and district priorities.
Parent contact has been made with all students who are receiving a D or F in a course. Students have been referred for intervention and students with multiple low grades have had intervention meetings to develop strategies to raise grades prior to the end of the first quarter.
The MS and HS PBIS teams have been formed and the first meeting was held in September.
This group will help us to be in compliance with a full PBIS implementation and drive the direction of our junior leadership programming.
The band participated in Clyde’s band spectacular and put on a great performance. They held their kickoff meeting for the Chicago trip last week.
The first fall formal was put on by Jacket Leadership and was successful for the small crowd who attended.
The Student Advisory group held their first meeting of the year. Many of the students brought agenda items they had gathered from their classmates. The students had great questions and many productive conversations were had during the meeting.
Last week we had another student tailgate for volleyball and next week we are hosting a cross country tailgate prior to the SBC meet at Hedges Boyer park on October 14th.
Clash of the classes had outstanding participation. More than 100 students from grades 6-12 participated in games and team building activities with the sophomore class capturing the trophy for the evening.
Family / Community Events
Family Movie night was brought back and was very popular with both the elementary and middle school students. Our Jacket Leadership HS students ran concessions and had yard games available.
Students in the sophomore class are working on plans for the Veteran’s Day assembly to be held on Monday, November 13th. Plans are underway for the Halloween parade on Sunday, October 29th.
Curriculum & Instruction
2022/23 Assessments - Fall NWEA assessments for Math and ELA will be given in September. Elementary students were selected by staff to receive Bob awards as they persevered during the NWEA assessment.
These students received a certificate, prize and will have a chance to pie a teacher's face during our end of year Bob celebration.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Summer Learning Rewards: All students enjoyed a glow dance party on September 22nd to celebrate Summer Learning. Ms. Salvati awarded students who read over 70 days during the summer with an ice cream sundae. Finally, students who went above and beyond to continue learning over the summer enjoyed a swimming field trip to the YMCA in Fostoria. All of these activities and rewards were well received and we anticipate continued participation in Summer learning next year as well.
SAIL Meeting: K-5 students and staff continued our theme, Wonderful World, Wonderful Life SAIL theme during this month’s SAIL meeting. This month focussed on the culture of Mexico and Chichinitza. The message this month is to make a difference in the world. Staff and students will look for opportunities to improve our classrooms, and school environment and culture. Teachers will promote this habit in classrooms and recognition with SAIL tickets.
Family / Community Events
PTO Bakery Fun Night: The PTO sponsored a BakeryFun night on Friday, October 6th. The event was well attended. Families enjoyed bingo, raffle games and the chance to win a prized baked good. The raised funds will go towards future PTO projects.
Book Fair: The PTO is hosting the Scholastic Book Fair on October 18th and 19th. Students will be able to purchase books and other items during the school day. Families are welcome to attend the book fair during parent teacher conferences during the evening of October 19th.