Minutes of Ridgemont Board of Education December Meeting Released

Written on December 17, 2021

Upcoming Calendar

Friday, December 17 One Hour Early Release
Monday, December 20, 2021 to
Friday, December 31, 2022 No School – Christmas Break

Monday, January 3 School Back in Session
Friday, January 21 End of 1st Semester
Monday, January 17 No School – Martin Luther King Day

Tuesday, February 1 Two Hour Delay for Teacher Professional Development
Monday, February 21 No School – Presidents Day

You can access the Board agendas and minutes at this direct link Ridgemont Agendas, Minutes and Policies or by logging on to the Ridgemont Schools website.

December 16, 2021 Regular Board Meeting Highlights

Congratulations to the following students who have received their iCEV Industry Certifications for the 2020-2021 school year. Their instructor was Stephanie Jolliff. Sydney Snider from iCEV presented the students and school with a banner for the ag classroom.

FUNDAMENTALS OF ANIMAL SCIENCE
Addison Epling, Rudy Fryer, Addison Hensel, Taylor Hollinger, Regann McGrath, Jebadiah McGue, Kolby Saltzman, and Braxton Thomas

VETERINARY MEDICAL APPLICATIONS
Addison Hensel, Taylor Hollinger, Mykenzie Lance, Kelsey McKinley, Micenzie Olsen, and Jenna Ward

ECOLOGY CONSERVATION & MANAGEMENT
Ashtin Elliott

CAREER PREPAREDNESS
Austin Elsasser and Grant Reppart

PRINCIPLES OF SMALL ENGINE TECHNOLOGY
Jaden Hensel

PLANT SCIENCE
Sarah Bash

Congratulations to Loryn Elsasser for placing 5th in the State of Ohio in FFA Job Interview!

Kylie Aaron is one of the students in the Creative Writing class who entered a 100 word story contest in September for Young Writers and she will be published in the short story collection.

Congratulations to the following students who are the December Winners for the Unsolved Young Writers Contest in Mrs. Looney’s class:

.Amileah Gillfillan

.Charlotte Ward

.Austin Long

.Wade Gamble

.Lauren Wingfield

.Freddie Howland

.Charlie Chronister

.Regann McGrath

.McKala Grauel

.Carter Ruppright

.Weston McKinley

.Samantha Mendenhall

.Jayda Dondrea

.Cloei Marling

.Elijah Stapelton

.Matty McLane

.Kolbie Stanfield

.Raven Minix

.Olivia Karcher

.Gabrielle Shelt

.Kenna Dawson

Congratulations to Landon Newland for earning recognition in the All Northwest District Football selections as Honorable Mention for the 2021 football season.

Board president Charlie McCullough recognized Mr. Corey Ledley-Ridgemont Board of Education Member who served at his last Ridgemont Board of Education meeting tonight. Mr. Ledley was elected and started his first term in January of 2010 and his latest term will expire December 31, 2021. Mr. Ledley entered the Board eager to learn and represent the students and has always been a well respected member. Mr. Ledley has held President and Vice President and was on many committees and always willing to help where there was a need. Mr. Ledley was presented a Ridgemont wooden box. Thank you Mr. Ledley for his service to the Ridgemont Local School District. We will miss you and thank you for your dedication to our students as a board member the last 12 years.

Personnel
Substitute Teachers were approved for the 2021-2022 school year.

Operations
The Board approved a resolution authorizing a contract with SHP for design professional services for the preschool renovation, playground improvements project and the track improvement project. This is the same design firm as the K-12 building was and we are looking forward to working with them again. We will be moving forward with these projects and we will keep you posted on updates.

The 2022 Board Reorganizational Meeting was set for Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 5:00 pm in the Conference Room. The Regular January Board meeting will immediately follow. The President Pro Temp for the 2022 Reorganizational meeting will be Charlie McCullough.

Donations
We would like to recognize and thank everyone for all of their donations to the Ridgemont Local School District:

Thank you to the following who have graciously donated to the Secret Santa store so all elementary students will be able to give their families gifts this Christmas: Anita Mouser, Lisa Hensel, Bob & Joan White, Patti Hale, Painter Creek Grange, Ginny Engelhart, Chelse Hamilton, Lucretia Fenwick, and all of the anonymous donors who have given to the program for many years.

Thank you to Star Farms Native Plants for the donation of 19 trees to the Ridgemont FFA Chapter.

Thank you to Lowe’s of Bellefontaine for the donation of two Dremel rotary tools to the Ridgemont Agricultural Education Department.

Thank you to Olympic Steel for the donation of a forklift to use and help with the Fruit Sale Fundraiser for the Ridgemont FFA Chapter.

Thank you to Miranda Overly for her donation of coats to the Nurse’s Clinic.

Thank you to the Ridgemont Activities Boosters for the following donations:

-Football Sponsorship Banners
-Football Raffle Tickets
-Football Expired Helmet Replacements
-3 Football Game Balls
-Musical Clothing

Thank you to Rayanne Nye, for volunteering many hours in the Music Department and sharing her music talents with our students.

Thank you to Santa Claus for making an appearance at the Music Programs Wednesday night and also stopping in the gym to visit the high school boys basketball team. We appreciate Santa taking time out of his busy schedule this week to bring Christmas Cheer to our students.

The next Board meeting will be the 2022 Reorganizational Meeting and it will be held on January 13, 2022, at 5:00 pm in the Conference Room with the Regular January Board meeting immediately following.

From your Ridgemont Family, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


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