Stranded students rescued by Brown County cooperation 4-H Teen Ambassador Dunning attends SHOT Show Veterans Service Commission invites veterans to seek help with benefits Unemployment rate rises in Brown County Pick a Lollipop, help a dog A season to remember G-Men hit the field for first baseball scrimmage Eastern’s Rigdon, Purdy earn AP SE District Div. III honors New blocking, kicking rules address risk minimization in high school football Judy A Schneider James M Darnell Lawanda R Truesdell Paul E Grisham Arrelous R Rowland Dennis E Stivers David M Daniels Fayetteville man is charged with child porn April 1st Grand Opening for Jacob’s Ladder Resale Boutique in Georgetown Talent Show auditions at Gaslight Theatre Nine indicted by county grand jury Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Wall visit coming next May to BC Fairgrounds In it to win it! Bronco wrestlers end season on successful note Eastern’s Hopkins finishes 5th in long jump at OATCCC State Indoor Track and Field Meet SBAAC awards academic all-stars, winning teams Marvin D Atkin Beverly S Flatt Jessie M Sanders Leroy Deck Sr Jody A Towler Sherman E Young Kenneth C Burton Varnau’s face second defamation suit Attorney General to visit Georgetown schools Clermont County GOP hosts Wenstrup, DeWine at dinner Fatal car crash in Adams County BC Chamber welcomes new Cricket Wireless store to Mt. Orab Aberdeen Council approves 2017 budget Royce K Zimmerman Lady Warriors advance to Elite 8 SBAAC awards boys basketball all-stars SBAAC girls basketball all-stars take home awards SHAC Winter Sports Awards Banquet set for March 12 Altman claims 170-pound district title Sirkka L Buller Arthur C Schneider Lowell G Neal Virginia M Schirmer Connie S Darling Harold L Purdin Terry E Frye Lucille Schumacher Lady Warriors roll to district finals Broncos take care of business to claim sectional crown G-Men upset MVCA to earn berth sectional finals WBHS JROTC Rifle Team competes at Camp Perry Lady Rockets finish 12-12 Season reaches end for Rockets Eugene D Ring Two indicted on major drug charges Two charged with home invasion Cincinnati airport expanding services, lowering prices in effort to compete Two sentenced in common pleas court Georgetown man hurt in car crash Robert G Miller Linda M Howland Robert E McKinney Mildred J Hodges Farrel L Amiott Patricia Brown Rick L Dye Mary E Nagel Betty Ratliff Broncos claim SBAAC wrestling title Broncos pull ahead for win over G-Men in SBAAC Tourney Ripley boys wrap up regular season with win at Lynchburg Eastern girls are sectional champs Anderson pleads not guilty to battery charge Some county offices to change locations Fayetteville prepares for Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall HealthSource hosts Chamber of Commerce meeting Five sentenced in Brown County Common Pleas Court June Howser Marguerite A Fender Timothy D Harris Jay R Purdy Robin S Godwin Marc A Wachter Chester W Eyre Warriors blast past the G-Men, 61-40 Rockets performing well heading into post-season tournament play Lady Warriors bring home the Gold with perfect 13-0 finish in SHAC Western Brown Junior High wrestling team wraps up successful season Rockets fall victim to ‘Pack’ attack Broncos suffer heartbreaking loss to Mentor Lake Catholic in state quarterfinals Adult Education Center coming to county ‘Senior Playground’ moving forward at Georgetown park Brown County 4-H kicks off another year Eastern Middle School celebrates “Kindness Week” Billie L Shoemaker

Western Brown hears report on Career and College Academy

By Martha Jacob –

At its June 20 meeting, members of the Western Brown School Board of Education  heard a report from assistant superintendent Jina Bohl, on the success of the recent Summer Career and College Academy, held in conjunction with the Southern Hills Career and Technical Center.
“One hundred and thirteen eighth grade students from across the county attended this years Academy,” Bohl said. “Fifty-eight of those kids were from Western Brown.
“This is a four day academy that helps students make informed choices about their lives and the kind of work they may choose after high school.”
This year marked the second Annual Summer Career and College Academy which is funded brom a Duke Energy Foundation along with the Ohio Department of Education Community Connector’s grant and donations from community members, businesses and colleges.
In other board business, David Tatman, building/grounds/transportation supervisor for the district, updated the board on ongoing summer projects going on in the District.
School Superintendent Raegan White talked briefly to the board regarding the most recent legislative and legal changes going on in Ohio.
The board accepted resignations from Jennifer Phillippo, Mt. Orab Middle School sixth grade teacher and Amy Lynch, Mt. Orab Elementary School fourth grade teacher.
Actions approved by the board included:
• Supplemental contracts (available upon request);
• Sub bus drivers/bus aides and sub custodians (available upon request);
• Employ Jeffery Fryman as high school biology teacher on a one year contract;
• Employ list of all Western Brown teachers, SCESC teachers and sub teachers at tutors and/or home instructors (available upon request);
• Approve participation in all state and federal programs;
• Approve administrators and non-union salaries;
• Approve sub cafeteria employees;
• Employ Andrew McFarland as Mt. Orab Elementary School Friday School teacher;
• Employ Kristi Lightner, Sarah Rutan as Mt. Orab Elementary School Summer Intervention teacher;
• Approve a building student information clerks, Brandi Hodges and Desiree Arn;
• Employ Angie Smith as RN-substitute school health nurse;
• Approve Jenette Cunningham as high school intervention specialist;
• Approve Ryan Rosselot for 60 days of extended time for the 2016-2017 school year;
• Approve Lilly Cook as 7th and 8th grade volleyball coach;
• Approve DECA camp overnight field trip, the final list for the class of 2016 graduates and approve a Memorandum of Understanding with the Brown County Health Department;
• Approve new policy on school counselor evaluations and revisions to 5517;
• Approve student handbooks, advances, the FY 2016 appropriations, the FY 2016 amended certificate and the FY 2017 appropriations;
• Approve a depository agreement with Peoples Bank;
• Approve an agreement with Therapy Source.

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