Peebles Elementary hosts PBIS showcase NAES student starting Christmas Card project Try and tell them that nobody cares Senior Profile: Ethan Thompson 15-point lead vanishes, Hounds fall in season opener Deer Gun Season results down all across Ohio Hometown Christmas in Peebles rings in the holiday season Manchester Elementary receives 2016 Momentum Award Drug bust in West Union Stephen C Foster Donna Rivers WUES students perform as part of Honor Choir Ohio Brush Creek Canoe/Kayak access completed Hall of Fame Christmas in Portsmouth Thyme to trim the Christmas Tree Junior High Lady Hounds get season-opening sweep Lady Devils roll past Paint Valley in season opener Senior Profile: Jessica Johnson Michael E Roberts Sr Evelyn L Jones Thomas M Calvert Ryan, Sowards lead Lady Indians to easy win in season opener, 57-36 over Felicity Senior Profile: Wes Hayslip Justice off to hot start at VSU County boys’ squads on display in annual SHAC Preview Night ‘Operation Christmas Child’ collects 1,707 shoe boxes for needy children Two animal cruelty cases investigated in Adams County DP&L considers closing power-generating plants in county Holiday spirit makes an early appearance in Adams County Chester A Mann Jeffrey A Daley Sr Michael G Tincher DAR sponsors Good Citizen Award Ohio’s young hunters harvest nearly 6,000 deer during Youth Gun Season Senior Profile: Kayle Thomas Helen N Hiestand Rev Walter R Egnor Sr Betty Beam Jamie L Corrill Jeffrey L Heppard Edsel L Massey Jr It is time to stop and take time to give thanks on a special day Another year to be very thankful for Senior Profile: Savannah McCoy McCoy signs to continue golf career at SSU North Adams hosts SHAC Girls Preview DAR commemorates 50th anniversary of Vietnam War Historical Society honors veterans Star Wars routine leads Fancy Free Cloggers to ‘America’s Got Talent’ A Day at the Opera Eagle Creek draws community to Thanksgiving celebration Ward ekes out victory over Worley in county commissioner race Mary A Garman Ronald L Palmer Joseph S McClanahan II Emma O Hayslip Devils slip by Georgetown in Foundation Game Hupp, Hunter, Wolke named OSSCA Second Team All-State Senior Profile: Kain Turner Lady Devils romp in Foundation Game Oh, those aromas coming from Mom’s kitchen What Became My Biggest Project Deer gun season set to begin ‘Trees to Textbooks’ shares revenues with local schools and communities BREAKING NEWS Winchester’s Baxter wins Miss Ohio USA 2017 pageant Genny Elkins Pauline S Stevenson Donald E Lewis Sr Charlotte R Seaman Ruth Prater Bennie Skaggs Gertrude Swayne West Union High School hosts impressive Veterans Day ceremonies Peebles Elementary hosts ceremony to honor local veterans Duke Energy exits Killen and Stuart Plants GE Aviation hosts annual Veterans Day celebration Senior Profile: Logan Gordley Jeffrey A Brown Sr Peebles Library welcomes local author and survivor on Nov. 19 Homer C Eldridge Robert W Schomberg One Commissioner race too close to call in unofficial count Voters approve majority of county levies on Tuesday’s election ballot NAES Sixth Graders practice the democratic process Honoring one who gave the ‘last full measure of devotion’ Overcoming adversity, veteran of Iraq War opens local business Senior Profile: Ben Figgins Senior Profile: Macy Mullenix SHAC Basketball Previews are set for Nov. 18 and 25 Trio of local golfers finish careers with trip to the highest level of high school competition Peebles sophomore Jenny Seas finishes sixth in OHSAA state cross-country meet Upset win sends Trump to the White House ACRMC awarded plaque for 50 years of service Peebles Elementary releases Honor Roll for First Nine Week Grading Period BREAKING ELECTION NEWS! Senior Profile: Jordyn Kell Orlie H Kirker Military homecoming at NAES
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OVSD school board meets

The Adams County Ohio Valley School Board met on Thursday, Oct. 22 at the Career and Technical Center in West Union (CTC). The meeting opened with the Pledge to the flag and approval of the agenda and minutes.

The board recognized two new Teacher’s Aides from Peebles Elementary, Heather Bergquist and Miriam Levi.

Treasurer Tina Hageman presented the Treasurer’s Report/Business citing donations from local organizations who had provided funds to schools within the district.

The Adams County Common Pleas Court donated $585 with $195 going to each of the county high schools to facilitate participation in HOBY Leadership Youth Conference.

Founded by actor Hugh O’Brian, the HOBY Youth Leadership Foundation is an organization dedicated to “training and nurturing the young leaders of tomorrow.” Its mission is to provide lifelong leadership development opportunities that empower students to achieve their highest potential.

The Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) is a non-profit youth leadership development program for high school scholars. HOBY sponsors 10,000 high school sophomores annually through its over 70 leadership programs in all 50 states and 20 countries. Since its inception in 1958, over 400,000 young people have participated in HOBY-related programs.

One high school sophomore from every high school in the United States, referred to as an “ambassador,” is welcome to attend a state or regional HOBY seminar. From each of those seminars, students are offered the opportunity to attend the World Leadership Congress.

The concept for HOBY was inspired in 1958 by a nine-day visit O’Brian had with famed humanitarian Dr. Albert Schweitzer in Africa. Dr. Schweitzer believed “the most important thing in education is to teach young people to think for themselves.”

West Union Alumni and Friends donated $2,000 for carpeting and acoustic panels in the WU Elementary music room, and for the 5th/6th grade field trip to see the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

The Seaman Lions Club donated $400 to purchase shoes and clothing for the nurses station at North Adams Elementary school. Additionally, there was an anonymous donation of $250 for shoes and clothing at West Union Elementary school.

Several issues regarding personnel were also on the agenda.

The resignations of teachers, Tom DeAtley effective Aug. 1, 2016 for retirement and Lindsey Hedge, substitute teacher, effective Oct. 5, 2015.

The board also approved the employment of Pamela Nuss as part-time special education aide under classified contract and employment of certified substitutes for the current school year, Braylon Boling and Sue Fulton.

The employment of classified substitutes for the current school year included: Carly Jenkins as Aide, Aleisha McCleese as bus driver, Larry D. Newman as custodian, Calla Schutte as an aide, and Ralph (Junior) Shiveley Jr. as a bus driver.

Supplemental contracts for 2015-16 were Jerry (J.R.) Kirker as Volunteer Assistant Girls Basketball coach at WUHS, and Angela McGraw as high school yearbook advisor at the OVCTC.

Family Medical Leave for the 2015-16 school year for Jane Hughes from Oct. 20 to Nov. 3, Kristi Thoroughman from Oct. 6 through Nov. 21, Andrea Wamsley from Sept. 28 to Dec. 1, and Julie Weeks Oct. 19, 2015 Intermittent.

Administrative advisory issues considered included the

S.A.T.H. District Fellowship for the current school year at $200.00 membership.

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New hires at PES recognized

By Patricia Beech

pbeech@civitasmedia.com

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