HOLGATE — The school board here returned Monday night with the results of a study it began last month to determine the future of the district’s archery program.
As reported last month, Holgate’s program has been funded for the past 10 years through a “21st Century Grant,” and funding ends at the end of the current school year in June.
At the February meeting, Superintendent Kelly Meyers shared information about area archery programs in Northwest Ohio and asked the board to consider how to move forward. the front. The council decided at that time to gather information and return this month to discuss the situation.
On Monday evening, Meyers shared that district superintendents collected information from fourth graders through juniors to gauge interest in participating in archery.
According to this survey, a total of 65 students answered in the affirmative: 24 fourth and fifth year students; 25 students from sixth to eighth grade; and 16 high school students want to participate.
Meyers also reported that there is an opportunity for a National Archery in Schools Program (NASP) seed grant in the amount of $2,500. The grant requires a 25% match from the district, which equates to an investment of $833.
“The [NASP] The grant also requires the district to have a certified instructor and provide archery instruction in physical classes, which we currently do in college physical education classes,” Meyers said.
After Monday’s meeting, Meyers said, “The board wants me to put in place different options to move the sport forward and they will discuss these in more detail at the next meeting.” She added that the board is “unanimously in favor of the sport continuing”.
Basic questions need to be answered, Meyers suggested: “(1) Will there be additional or paid volunteer coaches? (2) How will start-up costs be managed? (3) What is the current inventory of equipment available to the district through the grant program? (4) What kinds of fundraising will take place in the future to support the program? »
Meyers also reminded the board that the springtime musical, “Frozen Jr.” from Disney. will be presented on April 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m. and April 3 at 2:30 p.m. She said tickets are reserved for $7 each and can be purchased at the college/high school office during class hours until 4 p.m., or at the door.
In other news, the advice:
• Heard Spencer Root, Middle/High School Principal, recognize the following students for their participation in the recent State Archery Tournament: Corbin Engel, sixth grade; Dakota Doda, sixth; Hannah Hilton, freshman; and Glenn Davis, senior. Karen Thomas, archery instructor was also on hand to be recognized.
• Adopted an annual resolution on the tax rate as presented by the Treasurer.
• approved a one-year limited contract with Tara Tietje; approved Bailey Izor as the replacement key for the 2021-22 school year.
• Approved an overnight stay in Columbus for FFA members at the Ohio State FFA Spring Convention May 5-6.
• accepted donations for Professional Development Day in Mental Health, March 4, starting at: $250 and a gift basket for a family game night from Walmart, Napoleon; a grill gift basket from Andy Mengerink of Northwest Realty; Hamler State Bank Family Movie Night Basket; manicurists from Four County Career Center cosmetology; three dozen muffins from Biggby Coffee, Defiance; $50 from Frost Insurance, Holgate; $25 gift card from Holgate County Pride; gift basket from the Holgate Board of Education; Holgate clothing by Rob Welch for BSN; $25 Buffalo Wild Wings gift card; $25 gift certificate, t-shirt and drink glass from Fricker’s; $25 gift card from Sager’s Bar & Grill; cooler, umbrella and gift basket from Edward Jones.