A student and a teacher were recognized as Hancock County School’s first “Game Changers” at Mondays Board of Education meeting. Superintendent Dan Enich explained the program honors those who “make a difference day in and day out…who go above and beyond.”
Abigail Miller was selected as the student “Game Changer.” Abigail was the recipient of the West Virginia Treasurer’s 529 Educational Savings “When I Grow UP.’
Abigail, who wrote that she grew up she wanted to be a pulmonary chemist was the regional winner and progressed to the State level where she won $5,000 as the State winner.
Kindergarten teacher Jennifer Curtis was recognized for going above and beyond her duties as a teacher. Curtis, came to the attention of Enich after a parent of a student wrote Enich an e-mail bringing to his attention Curtis’s dedication to her job and her students. The e-mail noted that Curtis, a single mother of three, does not conclude her duties at the end of a school day, but is always available for parent’s concerns.
In other business the Board:
**Learned about the attendance contest between Oak Glen and East Liverpool High Schools prior to the teams meeting on the football field Friday. The schools are in a competition to see which has the highest attendance during the week prior to the game:
**Accepted resignations of the following certified employees: Ron Madeira, Auto-Tech Instructor, JDR Career Tech;, John Leary, Driver Education, Oak Glen, Weir High, Jennifer Molish, Family and Consumer Science, Oak Glen High; and Caura Speece, Multi-Categorical Autism Oak Glen;
**Approved assignment for John Leary as a substitute teacher following his January 17, 2014 retirement;
**Granted Wendy Conley teaching in lieu of planning;
**Accepted the following coaching resignations: John Leary, head softball, Weir High; Rhonda Stipec, assistant softball, Oak Glen High; Brandis Kosonovich, head swimming, Oak Glen High; Chuck Tenaglio, assistant boys’ soccer, Weir High; Jason Wileu, assistant football, Oak Glen High;
**Transferred Laryssa Jankowski, from supervisory aide II AM, Weirton Ellementary, to SupervisoryAide II-IV./ECCAT, Weirton Elementary;
****Transferred Collin Finch, substitute bus driver, countywide to bus operator 123;
**Approved substitute service personnel Monica Boring, substitute aide; Jessica Mercer, custodian, Amy Purks, cook and Doug Allison, bus operator;
**Approved a new service personnel position for the 2023/24 school year at Weir High: Supervisory Aidee II-IV Autism Mentor;
**Accepted the resignation of Arthur Watson as Supervisory Aide, Weir High;
**Requests for overnight trips were approved for Weir High Media Staff students to Boston; WEIR High and Oak Glen FBLA students to Charleston WV.
**Approved Katie Cain and Audra Pernell as Volunteer/Chaperone’s for Weir High;
**Granted permission Oak Glen Middle School to form a National Junior Honor Society.