District goals highlight BCS Convocation

District goals highlight BCS Convocation
Posted on 09/02/2022
Superintendent Brad Hall speaks at Convocation.

Bellefontaine City Schools is ready for classes to begin after a day of staff recognition and professional development.

The annual convocation was held in the BHS auditorium Thursday morning.

Staff members from each grade level were greeted by an inspirational speech from Superintendent Brad Hall.

Hall commended the staff for their dedication.

He said teachers overcame many obstacles to make sure students succeeded during the pandemic.

Hall also outlined the district’s goals for ’22-’23. They include:

Improve academic achievement at all levels and evaluate instructional practices

Increase districtwide student access to technology

Actively promote positive district and building news to the community

Promote a safe and secure environment, including attention to the emotional safety and mental stability of students

BCS has several new employees this year. They include:

Katelyne Ackley, Middle School Intervention Specialist

Brooke Bahr, 7th Grade English Language Arts

Philip Blake, High School Math

Harrison Brunner, High School Science

Shawn Congleton, Middle School Guidance Counselor

Kathryn Dixon, 3rd Grade

Shaun Dunlap, Middle School Intervention Specialist

Tori England, 1st Grade

Marice Furlong, 8th Grade Math

Matthew Garrett, High School English Language Arts

Joseph Gengler, 8th Grade English Language Arts

Benjamin Gillig, 5th Grade Science

Erin Gillig, Elementary School Associate Principal

Jacey Greenwood, 8th Grade Math

Jake Kennedy, High School DECA

Daulton Mosbarger, High School Academic Advisor

Raechel Noble, High School Intervention Specialist

Aaron Peitsmeyer, High School Business

Zoe Price, 5th Grade English Language Arts

Meredith Richters, High School French/English Language Arts

Brian Rohrig, High School Science

Robyn Torres, Elementary School Intervention Specialist

Jenna Tozer, 8th Grade Science

Molly Wimmers, Kindergarten

Robert Wolf, 8th Grade Social Studies

Elijah Woodruff, 8th Grade English Language Arts

Annie Scott, EMIS Coordinator

Destiny Armstrong, Educational Aide

Heather Evans, Educational Aide

Tamara Frazier, Educational Aide

Kristen Friedrich, Educational Aide

Thomas Kimball, Bus Driver

Rebekah King, Educational Aide

Jill Nevers, Bus Driver

Connie Rose, Food Service Worker

Taylor Ruble, Educational Aide

Kimberly Taylor, Bus Driver

Kristen Wagner, Middle School Secretary

Many employees were spotlighted for their longtime service.

The following earned 20-year service pins:

Joanna Arthur

Lena Coleman

Aaron Garver

Natalie Grandstaff

Shannon Maier

Stacy Penhorwood

Andrea Shumaker

Retirees were given a bell to commemorate their service.

Here is a list of their name and years of service (district years/total years).

Maria Borba 22

Donna Brunner 17

Roxan Casey 26

Lena Coleman 20

Julie Dearwester 23/30

Sandy Horn 32

Tracey Mitchell 28/34

Kristy Mount 39

Glenna Seeley 32

The Bellefontaine Education Association presented the Friends of Education Award to Joan Haushalter.

Haushalter was given a $50 check, which was made out to a charity of her choice.

The money was used to start a grant through the Logan County Education Foundation.

The grant is titled #Ripple Effect.

Haushalter said that education and kindness have a ripple effect that can impact the world one person at a time.

Haushalter served on the Bellefontaine Board of Education for 12 years (2008-2019). She also served as the PTO president for several years.

Finally, the United Way of Logan County recognized Bellefontaine City Schools for being one of the top ten contributors during last year’s campaign.

BCS staff members donated over $30,000 last fall.

Staff members kicked off the campaign Thursday, which will wrap up September 9th.

Following convocation, staff members spent much of the day in professional development training.

All four buildings hosted open house events in the evening.

Bellefontaine will start the school year (grades 1-9) on Tuesday, September 6th.

Photos: Superintendent Brad Hall

BHS Les Fons performs.

New BCS staff members

Staff members recognized for 20 years of service.

BCS retirees

Joan Haushalter (left) and presenter Katie Gallaway

BCS recognized for last fall’s United Way campaign.

BHS Les Fons performs.

New BCS staff members

Staff members recognized for 20 years of service.

BCS retirees

Joan Haushalter (left) and presenter Katie Gallaway

BCS recognized for last fall’s United Way campaign.
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