WILLIAMSTOWN — The Wooden County Colleges Board of Training visited the house of the YellowJackets on Tuesday evening when the board held its common assembly within the auditorium at Williamstown Center/Excessive College.
The board acknowledged the Williamstown Excessive College soccer staff for being the winners of the 2022 Class A State Soccer Championship. The YellowJackets beat James Monroe 52-20 to safe the title again in December.
“It’s a nice honor for them to return residence victorious,” board member Ron Tice stated throughout board feedback.
The board additionally acknowledged numerous lecturers and repair personnel for going above and past for the security and well-being of others.
“This has turn out to be my favourite factor to do,” Superintendent Christie Willis stated. “To acknowledge our college students and our employees for the great issues that they do.”
Willis stated throughout Christmas break water pipes burst in just a few faculties and a big group of lecturers and repair personnel gathered collectively to repair, clear up and preserve the water so lessons may start once more on Jan. 3.
“Our staff are doing superb issues to verify our college students can be taught and go to high school,” Willis stated.
A full checklist of these acknowledged could be discovered under.
The board held a particular recognition for Adam Kinzy, Wooden County Colleges bus driver, for his excellent valor and exemplary vigilance to maintain a person concerned in a automotive accident secure. Willis stated Kinzy witnessed an accident the place a automobile went over an embankment. Willis stated Kinzy stopped his bus to assist. She stated the automobile had come to relaxation on its roof and the passenger’s leg had gotten pinned between the steering wheel and the seat, they usually could not get out of the automobile.
“He stayed there and held her up till the emergency staff arrived,” Willis stated. “That’s superb.”
The board heard a presentation on Nationwide College Counseling Week by Cathy Grewe, coordinator of assessments and pupil providers, and Brian Sprague, Parkersburg Excessive College counselor. They offered a video that highlights the various issues councilors do for college kids on daily basis together with serving to them with their social and emotional wants, their psychological well being and even their teachers.
“There are 28 college counselors in Wooden County Colleges, and in my 17 years with Wooden County, so lots of them have simply been such a useful resource,” Sprague stated. “It’s such an honor for me to be a faculty counselor, to work for Wooden County Colleges, and to serve such large college students and their households.”
Board President Justin Raber learn a proclamation declaring Feb.6-10 as Nationwide College Counseling Week.
“Thanks a lot for all that you just do,” Raber stated.
The board additionally bought an replace on the Williamstown Center/Excessive College bleacher venture from Mark Welch, development engineer and venture supervisor from Pickering Associates.
Welch stated numerous motion was observed within the bleachers after the preliminary development was completed. He stated the corporate contracted to put in the bleachers, Stadium Options, was instantly contacted about these considerations. He stated Stadium Options was very responsive and prompt including braces to the stands. Welch stated this did not repair the problem and extra braces have been prompt to be added.
“It grew to become very apparent that they weren’t going to have the ability to repair the stadium earlier than soccer season,” Welch stated.
Welch stated a gathering happened with Stadium Options to rent a brand new structural engineer they usually got just a few weeks to provide you with a brand new plan to repair the bleachers. Welch stated they got here again with a suggestion so as to add further columns into the observe space however that might have affected observe season.
“At the moment, with Wooden County Colleges, we issued a letter to them requiring them to do a whole substitute of the bleacher system,” Welch stated.
Welch stated Stadium Options was very amicable, responded rapidly and agreed there was a flawless design. He stated they’ve a brand new timeframe for the venture.
“They’re proposing that they begin demolition someday round February or March of this 12 months,” Welch stated. “And they might have the brand new bleacher system fully put in and operational someday round June.”
Throughout the consent agenda the board authorised private issues, monetary transactions and out of state journeys. The board additionally authorised the creation of a part-time social employee for the Summit Success Academy, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Mountaineer Meals Financial institution for a distribution drop web site at Erickson All Sports activities Facility, the approval of NEOLA to help in updating Board of Training insurance policies (Wooden County Colleges would buy providers offered by NEOLA to help in updating Board of Training insurance policies), they usually additionally authorised a modification to the title of the vacated Administrative Help Co-op place on the Wooden County Technical Heart to CWST and Entrepreneurship.
Linda Wilson, president of the Wooden County college service personnel affiliation, spoke throughout public feedback. She offered Willis with a certificates of appreciation for her work with private service within the county.
“Please hear me once I say Ms. Willis has far exceeded our expectations in bridging the hole between administration and repair personnel within the brief time she’s been in her place,” Wilson stated. “We want to present our gratitude for her persistence, understanding and kindness she has proven to us. She must be counseled for her loyalty and satisfaction for Wooden County Colleges.”
Her sentiments have been echoed by board members throughout board feedback.
“I feel her (Willis) being an instance of recognizing the particular people who we’ve got labored with us to make our college system the very best goes a great distance,” board member Judy Johnson stated. “I sit up for seeing you proceed to do that.”
“I would like to acknowledge the tradition that the superintendent is placing into place,” board member Sarah Townsend stated. “The truth that you acknowledge the staff that got here in over Christmas, did all that work, that is nice. I like the truth that recognition is a crucial a part of your management.”
Board member Debbie Hendershot stated she has pals within the bus storage that inform her how a lot Willis listens to them.
“I feel that your management, and what you convey, and the way you take heed to folks, that everyone that works for Wooden County Colleges appreciates that,” Hendershot stated. “As a result of in the event you’re not listening, you are not listening to.”
Raber stated you’ll be able to by no means inform when Willis is having a foul day.
“And that is what evokes management,” Raber stated. “She is making an attempt to affect folks to be the leaders that they’re to make Wooden County Colleges that a lot better. … And I actually see that altering , and it is modified a very good bit in simply six and a half months I can not be extra pleased with the place we’re.”
The following Wooden County Board of Training assembly can be Feb. 14 at a location to be decided.
The next staff have been acknowledged by the Wooden County Board of Training for going above and past for the security and well-being of others:
Melody Smarr – Head Custodian
Brad Zoller – Custodian
Edison Center College
Sheryl Miller – Custodian
Kristen Todd – Custodian
Dave Windland – Head Custodian
Tammy Koreski – Trainer
JT Nesselroad – Trainer
Dave Raffa – Trainer
Cody Ratliff – Trainer
Mike Rusk – Trainer
Officer Mike Bosley
Williamstown Excessive College
Doug Miracle – Trainer
Chris Beck – Head Soccer Coach
Leonard Bennett – HVAC Technician
Christian Hemmingway – HVAC Technician
Ed Reed – HVAC Technician
Brian Townsend – HVAC Technician
Walt Townsend – HVAC Supervisor
Williamstown Hearth Division
Hearth Chief Joe Rut
Casey Smith – Bus Driver