Mississinawa Valley School Board checks state assessments


Staff report



UNION CITY, Ohio — It was learned at the recent meeting of the Mississinawa Valley Board of Education that the results from last year’s state assessment have been released.

“Though results were somewhat varied depending on the grade and subject matter there are four results that really standout,” said a spokesperson.

Those included:

• PARCC geometry 100 percent of Mississinawa Valley students were proficient or higher. This ties for the highest in the county.

• PARCC eighth-grade mathematics 86 percent of Mississinawa Valley students were proficient or higher. This ties for the highest in the county.

• AIR eighth-grade science 88 percent of Mississinawa Valley students were proficient or higher. This is the third highest in the county.

• PARCC eighth-grade reading 86 percent of Mississinawa Valley students were proficient or higher. This is the fourth highest in the county.

In other action, the board:

• set the date for the organizational/budget/regular meeting for Jan. 11, 2016.

• approved reimbursement to certified staff the tuition paid for classes taken from Sept. 1, 2014 through Aug. 31, 2015. Audrey Hathaway, Christi Hummel, Amanda Masters, Denise Mayo, Sarah Ranly, Amy Roessner, Ambert Schellhase and Tricia Seubert will be reimbursed with a total of 20 semester hours for a total of $2,765.

• Accepted the resignations of the fall sports community individuals. There were nine community members employed for the fall sports.

• Approved the co-curricular contracts for Jeff Adams as head varsity coach for high school softball, and Max Guillozet, head varsity coach for high school baseball for the 2015-16 school year.

• Approved Mrs. Howard and Mr. Winchester to take selected junior students to tour the campus of Indiana University East in Richmond, Indiana on Nov. 24.

• Was informed there were 690 students attending Mississinawa Valley at the conclusion of the first nine weeks of the school year.

• Reviewed a chart listing the number of students on free/reduced lunches.

• Learned that the eighth-grade CTC Career Day (field trip) will be Jan. 20, 2016.

• Went into executive session at 7:17 p.m. to discuss personnel employment and returned to regular session at 7:31 p.m.

Commendation were extended to:

• Fourth-graders Braxten Trump and Anthony Ibarra for being the top girl and boy, respectively, in the American Legion Flag Test this week. Students were provided with comic book study material and then given a 20-question test over the flag. All students received a $5 McDonald’s gift card. Braxten and Anthony each received $100 awards, and their scores will be sent to the state level.

• The following Mississinawa Valley High School student-athletes who were named All Conference in their respective sports: Dalton Geesy Football First Team, Nate Rammel Football Second Team, JJ Howard Football Special Mention, Tyler Jenkinson Football Special Mention, Kelsie Hunt Volleyball Second Team and Mikayla Stump Volleyball Special Mention.

The next board meeting will Dec. 14 at 7 p.m.

Staff report