Ansonia schools prepare for first day


By Linda Moody - lmoody@aimmedianetwork.com



ANSONIA — Like most schools in the county, Ansonia Local will begin the 2015-16 school year on Sept. 1.

Superintendent Jim Atchley reported that an open house is scheduled for all students and their parents on Aug. 31 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The superintendent said this year, Ansonia will be offering two College Credit Plus classes next year for English.

Welcomed this year are eight new teachers — Ashley Henry, Stacy Lee, Angie Drees, Adam Hall, Emily Williams, Mandy Wood and Tyler Studebaker.

Henry is a graduate of Wright State University (WSU) with a bachelor of science in middle childhood education. She completed her student teaching at Ansonia Elementary, and will be teaching fourth grade.

Lee will be joining the staff as a third-grade teacher. She is coming to Ansonia from Greenville City Schools where she taught for 17 years. She has her bachelor of science in elementary education from WSU. Lee has a master’s degree in the art of teaching from Marygrove College, and has much experience in literacy collaborative.

Drees will be a classroom teacher/instructional aide. She is a graduate of WSU with a bachelor of science in education. Previously, she taught two years at Bradford Elementary.

Hall, a graduate of Ansonia Local Schools and Defiance College, has a bachelor of science in social studies. He will be the high school social studies teacher, and will also be assisting the football program this fall.

Williams is a graduate of Murray State University with a bachelor of science in agriculture. She previously had taught at the Miami Valley Career Technology Center as an animal health technologist instructor, Williams served last year as an instructional aide at Ansonia Junior/Senior High, and will now be teaching vocational agriculture for one-half day, in addition to continuing as instructional aide for the remainder of the day.

Wood, another WSU graduate, earned her bachelor of science in elementary educational and master’s degrees in education. She joins Ansonia Elementary after serving 15 years as an elementary teacher at Tipp City Schools. Wood will be teaching sixth-grade language arts.

A Ball State University graduate, Studebaker will be an instructional aide and seventh-grade health teacher.

The superintendent said the breakfast program will be available the week of Sept. 8. Students will have the opportunity to purchase breakfast before school. The breakfast will cost $1.25 with free/reduced prices available for students who qualify.

The lunch prices will be: $2.10 ($10.50 for a full week) for grades PK – 4; $2.20 ($11 for a full week) for grades 5 – 12; $2.60 for adults; $.40 for milk; and $1.65 for ala carte sandwich.

“If you have any concerns about what your child purchases on a daily basis, please call Christy Garrett and ask for a lunch report,” he said.

With the exception of kindergarten students, time schedules and bus routes are indicated below. Routes, it was noted, are subject to change. Kindergarten students and parents will be notified individually regarding bus number and time schedule. Questions regarding bus schedules and routes may be directed to Jerry Barga, transportation supervisor, by calling 337-8131 or 337-5141.

Here is the time schedules for the bus routes:

• High school – Bus #4 – Driver Bob Peters

Left on State Route 47, right on U.S. 127, left on State Route 242, right on Greenville-St. Mary’s Road, right on Union City-Beamsville Road, left on Beam Road, right on Hillgrove-Woodington Road, left on Grote Road, left on State Route 118, right on Hunter Road, right on State Route 49, left on Hillgrove-Woodington Road, left on McMecham Road, right on Cox Road, left on State Route 49, right on Hillgrove-Woodington Road, left on State Route 118, right on Union City-Beamsville Road, left on Beam Road, left on Ansonia-Elroy Road, return to school.

• Elementary – Bus #4 – Driver Bob Peters

Left on State Route 47, right on Beam Road, left on Riffle Road, right on Kester-Byard Road, left on Beamsville-Union City Road, cross U.S. 127, turn around, left on Beam Road, right on Hillgrove-Woodington Road, left on Grote Road, right on Hunter Road, right on State Route 49, left on Hillgrove-Woodington Road, left on McMecham Road, left on Cox Road, left on State Route 49, right on Hillgrove-Woodington Road, left on Beam Road, right on Union City-Beamsville Road, right on State Route 118, right on Ansonia-Elroy Road, return to school.

• High school – Bus #5 – Driver Bob Fraley

Right on State Route 47, right on State Route 118, right on Brown Road, left on Elijah-York Road, left on Brock-Cosmos, right on State Route 118, cross Main Street, left on Royal Street, left on Ross Street, left on Main Street (Rossburg-Lightsville Road), cross State Route 118, left on Detrick Road, right on Houk Road, right on Ross-Medford Road, left on Rossburg-Lightsville, left on Elijah-York Road, right on Cohee Road, right on U.S. 127, right on Wabash-York Road, turn around on Hughes Road, right on State Route 127, right on Medford Road, left on Weaver Road, left on Brock-Cosmos Road, right on U.S. 127, right on Brown Road, return to school.

• Elementary – Bus #5– Driver Bob Fraley

Right on State Route 47, right on State Route 118, right on White-Coppess, left on Householder Road, left on Brown Road, right on Hollinger Road, left on Potter-Lyons Road, right on State Route 118, right on Brock-Cosmos Road, left on Elijah-York Road, left on Rossburg-Lightsville Road, cross State Route 118, right on Ross Street, right on High Street, right on State Route 118, left on East Main, left on Ross-Medford Road, route on Houk Road, right on Elijah-York Road, left on Medford Road, left on Hughes Road, right on Wabash-York Road, right on U.S. 127, right on Meford Road, left on Weaver, left on Brock-Cosmos, right on 127, right on York Road, left on Elijah0York Road, left on Brown Road, right on 127, return to school.

• High school – Bus #6 – Driver Annette Mestemaker

Right on State Route 47, right on State Route 118, left on White-Coppess Road, right on Duncan Road, left on Duvall Road, left on State Route 49, left on Ansonia-Elroy Road, right on State Route 118, right on Union City-Beamsville Road, right on Detling Road, left on Ansonia-Elroy Road, left on State Route 49, right on Hillgrove-Woodington Road, right on Coletown-Lightsville Road, right on Union City-Beamsville Road, left on State Route 49, right on State Route 47, return to school.

• Elementary school – Bus #6 – Driver Annette Mestemaker

West on State Route 47, right on State Route 118, left on White-Coppess Road, right on Duncan Road, left on Duvall Road, left on State Route 49, right on Hillgrove-Woodington Road, left on McMecham Road, right on Cox Road, right on Coletown-Lightsville Road, right on Union City-Beamsville Road, left on State Route 118, right on Ansonia-Elroy Road, right on State Route 118, right on Union City-Beamsville Road, right on Detling Road, right on State Route 47, return to school.

• High school – Bus #8 – Driver Teresa Miller

Left on State Route 47, right on Kester-Byard Road, left on Deming Road, left on White-Coppess Road, left on State Route 47, right on White-Coppess Road, right on State Route 118, left on Brown Road, right on Washington Road, left on State Route 118, left on Brock-Cosmos Road, left on State Route 49, left on Washington Road, right on Zumbrum Road, left on State Route 49, left on State Route 47, return to school.

• Elementary – Bus #8 – Driver Teresa Miller

Left on State Route 47, right on Kester-Byard Road, left on Deming Road, right on U.S. 127, right on Burch Road, turn around to 127 and turn left, left on State Route 47, right on White-Coppess, right on Householder Road, left on Brown Road, cross State Route 118, take curve, right on Washington Road, left on State Route 118, left on Brock-Cosmos Road, left on State Route 49, left on Washington Road, right on Zumbrum Road, cross State Route 49, left on Coletown-Lightsville Road, left on State Route 47, return to school.

• High school – Bus #10 – Driver Kerby Goff

Right on State Route 47, right on State Route 118, left on Hiestand Road, right on Rhynard-Fink Road, right on North Star-Fort Loramie Road, left on State Route 118, left on State Route 705, left on Webster Street, left on Pearl Street, right on State Route 705, cross over State Route 118, right on Ross-Medford Road, right on McFeeley-Petry Road, left on State Route 118, left on Houk, turn around, left on State Route 118, return to school.

• Elementary – Bus #10 – Driver Kerby Goff

Right on State Route 47, right on State Route 118 to North Broad, Rossburg, right on Houk Road, turn around, left on State Route 118, left on State Route 705, left on Webster Street, left on Pearl Street right on State Route 705, cross State Route 118, right on Ross-Medford Road, right on McFeeley-Petry Road, cross State Route 118, left on Rhynard-Fink Road, left on Hiestand Road, right on State Route 118, return to school.

• Bus Miami Valley Career Technology Center – Bus #3 – Driver Janet Rieman 6:40 a.m. – Leave Mississinawa Valley High School 6:50 a.m. – Leave Ansonia High School 7:45 a.m. – Arrive Miami Valley CTC Route Schedule – 6:30 a.m. – Leave Ansonia, west on State Route 47 to Mississinawa Valley High School. Leave Mississinawa Valley High School at 6:40 a.m., east on 47 to Ansonia High School. Leave Ansonia High School at 6:50 a.m., east on 47 to U.S. 127, south to State Route 49, south to Hoke Road and turn right to CTC on left.

Atchley is his 13th year as superintendent of Ansonia Local Schools and in his third year as top administrator at Mississinawa Valley.

“It’s definitely challenging in doing this, but the other thing is, these are two distinct differences,” Atchley commented.

He is a graduate of Bradford High School and came to Ansonia from the Greenville Central Office where he worked for four years in charge of buildings and grounds and classified staff.

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By Linda Moody

lmoody@aimmedianetwork.com

Linda Moody can be reached by calling direct at 569-4315. Be her friend on Facebook by searching her name. For more features online, go to advocate360.org or “like” The Daily Advocate on Facebook by searching Advocate360

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