Rhiannon Reaper, an Oak Harbor High School student who attends Penta Career Center, was recently elected as the SkillsUSA Ohio President. SkillsUSA Ohio is a career-tech student organization that is involved in preparing its members for leadership and careers in the Engineering, Health, Human Services, Industrial, and Transportation industries. In conjunction with its purposes, SkillsUSA Ohio provides members with opportunities for awards and recognition through leadership, occupational and technical skill events and other competitions. Rhiannon was honored by the Benton-Carroll-Salem Board of Education on August 22 for her accomplishments. Rhiannon answered several questions from Board members, and articulated her career goals as nothing less than "changing the world." Board members congratulated Rhiannon for her accomplishments, and expressed their pride in her leadership and attitude. During the course of this school year, Rhiannon will be making presentations to stakeholders across the state.
Click here for the new online free & reduced lunch application. To submit the application, click on "Register" once the link is open, and select a "Parent" account. (Student accounts will not have access to the application.) You will need the student's first and last name, and student ID to add them to the account.
Important School Calendar Information:
School delays are typically decided by 6:00 AM while school closures are decided by 8:00 AM.
There is much talk on the news lately about the switch from a days-based to an hours-based school calendar. B-C-S is on an hours-based calendar. As you can see from the calendar this school year and the ones for the upcoming school years, we still make up calamity days beyond five just as we did under the days-based calendar. The switch from a days-based to an hours-based calendar has not impacted most people; the switch impacts staff responsible for state reporting and student attendance. Along these lines, I was recently asked by a newspaper if the switch from days to hours impacts the decisions about delay or closure of school, and the answer is that the switch has absolutely no impact on these important decisions.
District citizens are invited to join B-C-S Superintendent Guy Parmigian and Treasurer Cajon Keeton to attend a district coffee. Coffees provide an informal opportunity to introduce yourself, chat, ask questions, and learn more about the B-C-S school system and where we are heading. All district citizens are invited to attend. There are no reservations needed, and there is no cost to attend.
Below is a listing of the dates/times/locations of Coffee Connections:
August 28, Noon, Happy Hour
September 12, 8:30 AM, Bakery
October 4th, 5:00 PM, Blackberry Corners
November 10th, 8:00 AM, Kozy Corners
December 12th, 8:30 AM, Evolve
Contact the Board Office at 898-6210 if you have any questions.