Three honored by Otsego Hall of Fame PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 20 February 2014 09:30
TONTOGANY - The second annual Otsego Hall of Fame ceremony will recognize three in its 2013-2014 induction class on Friday.
The event will take place at Otsego High School, with a small reception for family and friends of the inductees held at 6:30 p.m. Presentation of the awards will follow the boys' junior varsity game in the gymnasium.
This year's inductees include:
•    Randy Donald, a 1971 Otsego alumnus, and a physical education teacher and baseball and football coach. In Donald's 22 years as the head baseball coach, he led the team to 231 wins - the most in school history - four regional finals appearances and four league championships. He additionally spent 26 years as football coach.
•    Ann Laskey, math and business teacher. Laskey taught in the Otsego School District for 22 years, teaching middle school and high school classes. She was also an advisor for the Grand Rapids Middle School Newspaper. Laskey was once nominated for the Ohio Teacher of the Year Award and volunteered on the Grand Rapids Town Council, was the treasurer of the village's historical society, and helped start the local library branch and the Applebutter Fest.
Perrysburg's Colburn earns Master Teacher distinction PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 20 February 2014 09:30
PERRYSBURG - Melissa Colburn, who teaches language arts at Perrysburg Junior High, has achieved the Master Teacher distinction from the Ohio Department of Education.
Master teacher is a designation which directed the Educator Standard Boards to define what a master teacher is so that all Ohio school districts could adopt a uniform criteria.
According to the Ohio Educator Standards Board, a master teacher demonstrates excellence inside and outside the classroom through consistent leadership and focused collaboration to maximize student learning. A master teacher must also strive for distinguished teaching and continued professional growth.
Colburn is the fifth Perrysburg teacher to gain the classification of Master Teacher. She submitted a comprehensive portfolio that included evidence of her teaching abilities that was independently evaluated using a thorough and unbiased process.
Davis, Harnishfeger crowned at Otsego HS homecoming PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 15 February 2014 09:30
TONTOGANY - Sydney Davis was name queen and Seth Harnishfeger was named king at Otsego High School homecoming activities Wednesday.
The event was delayed due to weather canceling the regularly scheduled homecoming.
Also competing for queen and king were seniors Heather Young-peter, Schyler Scherff, Makayla Chalfant and Jalen Myers.
Davis is president of National Honor Society, the tailgating committee and PSEOP, and co-editor of the yearbook. She is a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church youth group and works at Nazareth Hall, both in Grand Rapids.
Harnishfeger participates in cross country, National Honor Society and chorale. He also is a motorcross team racer for the Right Direction Youth Development Program of Bowling Green. He is the son of Dion and Joyce Harnishfeger.
Education briefs: Eastwood honors fire, EMS departments at football game PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 20 February 2014 09:29
Eastwood honors fire, EMS departments at football game
PEMBERVILLE - At halftime of the final home game of the year at Eastwood High School on Friday, the district will recognize and thank firefighters from Troy Township Fire and EMS and Pemberville-Freedom Fire Department for their work during the fire on Jan. 24.
Firefighters and Auxiliary members will get in for free.
The district will work to the other supporting departments at a later time.

PHS to present Showfest of Talent
Perrysburg High School will present the Showfest of Talent on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the PHS auditorium. The show will feature the Jazz Singers and Women's Select Choir as well as a variety of talented acts from the high school.
This event is open to the public and community members are encouraged to attend.
All tickets are $5 general admission and can be purchased at the door starting at 6 p.m. the night of the show.
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Education Briefs: 02-15-14 PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 15 February 2014 09:28
School boards meet next week
The Bowling Green Board of Education will meet Tuesday at 5 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center lobby.
Northwood Board of Education also will meet Tuesday, at 6 p.m. in the high school media center.
The Perrysburg Board of Education meets Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the Commodore Building.
The Eastwood Board of Education will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the high school study hall.
All meetings are open to the public.
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