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The November 19th B-C-S Board of Education meeting opened with a flurry of accolades and pride as the B-C-S Board honored the achievements of the Lady Rocket Soccer Team. The Lady Rocket Varsity Soccer Team made it to the regional state playoffs—the “final four” in the state. To get there, the Lady Rocket Soccer squad won their 6th consecutive Sandusky Bay Conference (SBC) championship. The team was the first SBC soccer team to make it to regional playoffs. Director of Athletics Drew Grahl presented Board of Education Commendations on behalf of the Board to the following: Eiriel Davis, Paige Velliquette, Mackenzie Auger, Addie Barton, Brittany Watkins, Maddy Rathbun, Noelle Petersen, Ivy Martin, Nikki Weis, Hannah Hess, Allyson Croy, Karis DeWalt, Mikenzie Blunt, Amanda Hetrick, Emma Barney, Emaily Kamann, Emily Winters, Gillian Allen, Emily Bloom, Alexa Weis, Tessa Tyburski, Chrislyn Stevenson, along with Coach Renee Goldstein, Coach Shannon Buder, and Team Bus Driver Sue Weidner.
From Left to Right: BCS Superintendent Guy Parmigian, Oak Harbor Middle School student Delaney Hayes, Tiffanie Hayes, and Kim Kaufmann of Black Swamp Bird Observatory.
Next, the B-C-S Board welcomed and highlighted representatives from the Ohio Coalition of Students Against Litter, including Kim Kaufmann, Executive Director of the Black Swamp Bird Observatory (which is located off State Route 2), Tiffanie Hayes, Volunteer Conservation Outreach Specialist with the Black Swamp Bird Observatory, and Delaney Hayes, student at Oak Harbor Middle School and a member of the Ohio Young Birders. The group outlined tentative plans on working with B-C-S School District to educate students about environmental issues. Further, Delaney Hayes shared with the Board a presentation that she gave to the 7th Annual Ohio Young Birders Conference held at the Toledo Zoo where 122 people were in attendance. Delaney’s presentation focused on the harmful impact of mass balloon releases. These harmful impacts include harm to birds and farm animals, and the potential fire hazard caused by balloon releases. It was noted that the Bird Observatory hosts the largest birding event in the United States, and that this event brings hundreds of visitors to Ottawa County. Also, as students and adults begin to think about the harmful impact of mass balloon releases, this may lead people to think about other actions they take regarding the environment. Superintendent Guy Parmigian commented that protection of natural wildlife habitat, our lake shore area and the tourists it attracts, and the importance of farming make the issue of litter particularly important in Ottawa County both environmentally and economically.
In other business, the Board of Education accepted the monthly financial report of Treasurer Tim Coffman, and accepted the donation of $7,000 from Croll farms for the purpose of building a new press box/storage area at the softball field. Board members also accepted the resignation of Mr. Bill Rauch as Head Custodian at Oak Harbor High School after 30 years of service to the school district, along with the resignation of Mr. Rick LaFountain as Boys Tennis Coach.
The B-C-S Board of Education’s next meeting is slated for Dec. 17th at 6 p.m. at the Board of Education Office.