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DISTRICT NEWS In order to participate in a wide range of activities this 2014-2015 school year, the following Fee Schedule has been implemented.
• Current school year fees need to be paid by September 1, 2014. Please make all checks payable to "Amanda-Clearcreek Schools". • A minimum of 50% of prior school year fees need to be paid by January 23, 2015, the end of the first semester. • And, 100% of prior school year fees need to be paid before June 2, 2015, the end of the 2014-2015 school year.
High School Art Students Work
Samples of high school art students' work. There are drawings from Art 1, Pumpkin Show posters from Art 3, Abstract Value Drawings, pinch pot bowls, and ugly jugs.
Tree of Knowledge
Photo of the Tree of Knowledge made by the Ag Comm and Leadership Class. Each has a goal of all the students taught throughout the day. Kids designed and implemented as a team.
Wildlife and Fisheries Class
Wildlife biologist showing raptor banding and release. Awesome experience!! Thanks to USDA Wildlife Services! Bird successfully released from our school!
High School Highlights
The Amanda-Clearcreek High School has had a great start to the 2014-2015 school year! Some Highlights of our first full month of school include:
• Fire and tornado drills have been successfully completed
The first stakeholder meeting was held on September 3. Mrs. Radulovich would love to see increased participation in future stakeholder meetings
A meeting was held to coordinate PSEO students and to present dual enrollment options
The FFA held the first field trip of the school year to the Farm Science Review on Sept. 17
New forms and improved process for students to take college visit days was implemented
Administration attended the Law Update Conference
Members of the ACHS band and cheerleaders had the opportunity to participate in football Friday night on NBC4 on September 26, 2014
Good luck to the FFA students participating in the FFA District 7 Soils Competition
We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Fairfield County Fair Break and best of luck to all of those participating in fair projects!
Wildlife and Fisheries Class
Scoring antlers using Boone and Crockett system in Wildlife and Fisheries class. This lab required students to accurately measure antlers to determine size and score. Thank you to Mr. Pelc and Mr. Montoney for their professional guidance.
A-C FFA members pose for a photo at the Falls of Ohio State Park in Indiana while attending the National FFA Convention. Pictured from left to right are: Susan Householder, Tierra Tooill, Austin Stai, Cody Roark, Tyler Hopper, Jesse Schooley and Devon Mullen >>press release
Americanism and Government Test Program Congratulations Kristen Gray for being selected as a District Winner in the Americanism and Government Test Program. Good luck on your advancement.
FFA History Maker
Josie Montoney (Junior) placed 1st at the Job Interview CDE at the State Competition on Saturday. She and Emma Dearth (Freshman) placed 1st in their division at the district competition last month and as such were eligible to compete at the state level.
Josie took 1st in the state junior division and proceeded to the final round, where she was able to secure the winner of the state competition.
The Job Interview Competition consists of correctly filling out an employment application, creating a cover letter, resume and follow up letter. Contestants also interview for a chosen position with a panel of judges.
Convention next fall. She is the first FFA member from our chapter to go on to compete nationally in the Job Interview CDE.
Attention Spring Athletes & Parents If you have not played in a Fall and/or Winter sport here at Amanda-Clearcreek, you are required to attend a MANDATORY OHSAA meeting before the Spring sports season starts. The Athletic Department is offering a meeting on February 18 at 7:00PM in the cafetorium and a meeting on February 19 at 7:00PM also in the cafetorium. Please plan to attend ONE of these two meetings. The athlete and one parent must attend one of these meetings together. Please contact Steve Evans if you need to make other arrangements or have questions concerning this mandatory meeting. Mr. Evans may be reached at 740-969-7285 or via email at Steve_Evans@amanda.k12.oh.us.
National Day of Signing Cole Genders, senior at Amanda-Clearcreek High School, will continue his football career at The University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, KY. He has received a full athletic scholarship and plans to major in middle childhood education. The A-C football program is very proud of Cole and wishes him the very best with his future!
Back row: Steve Evans, Athletic Director and Scott Hinton, Head Coach Seated: Abby Genders, Cole Genders, and John Genders
Girls State Program The Department of Ohio, American Legion Auxiliary, along with the local American Legion Auxiliary Unit choose representatives to go the area at Buckeyes Girls State. The seek candidates who show interest in government, scholarstic achievement, exceptional moral character and leadership, ability, maturity, willingness to be involved and on an interview with an American Legion committee. The Girls State program is to train you women, who have completed their junior year in High School, in the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of citizenship by providing each attendeee the opportunity to actively participate in a democratic form of government. Samantha M. Young was choosen as an A-C Delegate this year! She will be attending the Buckeye Girls State program this year in June at the University of Mount Union. American Legion Fairfield Ohio Buckeye Boys State Delegates Christian Meadows and Robert (Lane) Woodruff was choosen as two of the American Legion Fairfield Ohio Buckeye Boys State delegates. They are to be congratulated on their selection to represent their school, our community and post 11 of the American Legion. Buckeyes Boys State will be held on the Campus of Bowling Green State University from June 14th thru June 21st. A-C FFA Speakers: Unprecedented Victories Recently, after advancing through the county and district level contests, four Amanda-Clearcreek FFA members have made chapter history by having four members qualify for the State Public Speaking Contest, and coming home with THREE state winners, which has never happened before in the state of Ohio!
The Public Speaking Career Developmental Event is one of the most rigorous contests that the FFA has to offer. It is broken into five categories: Creed, Advanced Creed, Beginning Prepared, Advanced Prepared, and Extemporaneous. Emma Dearth competed in the Creed division, where Freshmen members present the FFA Creed, and then answer questions regarding it. Emma placed in the Top 6 in the state, which is the highest an Amanda-Clearcreek FFA member has ever placed. Lexie Kougher competed in the Beginning Prepared category, where she had to give a memorized 4 to 6 minute speech over a topic related to agriculture, where she choose to speak on Algae Blooms, followed by questions from the judges. Lexie placed in the top two in her room in the preliminary round, which allowed her to advance to the finals where she placed first in the state! Samantha Young participated in the Advanced Prepared Category, where she had to present a memorized six to eight minute speech, also relating to agriculture, where she choose to speak on Nanotechnology, and then answered questions regarding it. Samantha placed first in the preliminary round, and also went on to place first in the state!! Finally, Josie Montoney participated in the Extemporaneous category, where she had to draw one of 125 topics, and was given half an hour to prepare a speech and present it, followed by questions from the judges. Josie placed first in the preliminary round, advanced to finals, and went on to place first in the state.
This is a incredible accomplishment for the Amanda-Clearcreek FFA Chapter, and is a first in the state. Samantha and Josie will continue on to represent Ohio at the National contest next fall in Louisville, Kentucky.