FEBRUARY 13, FEBRUARY 16 AND MARCH 13 MAKE-UP DAYS
As a result of the weather related school closings on December 11, February 2, and February 9 school will be in session on February 13, February 16, and March 13
OV BOARD OF DIRECTORS ACCEPTS RESIGNATION OF DR. FRANK MCCLARD AND APPOINTS ACTING SUPERINTENDENT
At their January 12, 2015 board meeting, the Oswayo Valley School Board of Directors accepted Dr. Frank McClard’s resignation as District Superintendent effective January 23, 2015. Dr. McClard has been serving as OV’s Superintendent since October 2012. He was recently appointed as Superintendent at the North East School District. The District thanks Dr. McClard for his service to our schools and community. We wish him and his wife the best of luck as they return to the Erie area.
The District is currently seeking qualified individuals for the Superintendent position. For the interim period, the Board has approved a resolution naming Mr. Thomas Brown as Acting Superintendent effective January 26, 2015. Mr. Brown is bringing over thirty-five (35) years of educational experience with him to this new position. We look forward to working with Mr. Brown during this time and continuing to make OV the best that it can be.
The current search is being conducted by the Seneca Highlands Intermediate Unit 9. Interested applicants should contact Ms. Sandy Vossler at 814-887-5512 or email@example.com for additional information and an application packet.
MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL JANUARY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Oswayo Valley is proud to announce January’s Students of the Month – representing the High School is Marie Bauder and Rose Pearson receives the nomination for Middle School.
Marie is the daughter of Philip and Linda Bauder. She is in the twelfth grade and enjoys drawing, track and singing. When asked about her favorite subject, Marie replied “Art”, which is no surprise to anyone who has had the opportunity to see her incredible artwork hanging in the hallways. Marie would like to move to Delaware and attend an Art college after graduation. When asked about Marie, Ms. Smith said, “Marie is a motivated, hardworking young lady, and a talented artist. She is consistently on task in class, and she is willing to put in the effort in order to be successful. Marie is pleasant to be around, and she is quick to help others when she is able. I admire her commitment to do her best in both academics, as well as in her artwork.” Marie’s advice to her class mates is “Don’t procrastinate and do the best of your ability.”
Rose is the daughter of Eric and Mary Pearson. She is in the seventh grade and enjoys drawing, singing, dance and playing piano. Rose’s favorite subject is Math. Becoming a professional singer is Rose’s ambition after high school. Mr. Smelko had this to say about Rose; “Rosie always has a smile on her face. She is a good hearted individual who shows compassion towards her fellow classmates. Just this week she went out of her way to make a card and have it signed by her fellow classmates in order to welcome a new student to the school. Academically, Rosie is a dedicated and hardworking individual, which has helped her become successful in the classroom. Overall Rosie is on her way to becoming a well-rounded young lady that all teachers are proud of at Oswayo Valley.” Rose’s tip for her classmates is “Pay attention, do your homework and don’t goof off.”
Congratulations ladies! We are proud of all of your accomplishments! Keep up the great work!