Belpre City Schools pottery program receives certificate

BELPRE — A total of 68 seniors are scheduled to receive their diplomas Sunday when Belpre High School holds its commencement ceremony.

During Thursday’s meeting of the Belpre City Schools Board of Education, board President Fred Meredith said a practice session held earlier in the day went well in anticipation of Sunday’s ceremony.

The commencement is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at the stadium at BHS, but may be moved into the school gymnasium if required by the weather, Superintendent Jeff Greenley said.

For the rest of the students at Belpre City Schools, the final day of classes will be next Tuesday, Greenley said.

In other business at Thursday’s school board meeting, Paul Mock, Southeast Regional Manager for the Ohio School Boards Association, attended the meeting to present a certificate to the Belpre City Schools pottery program for its participation over the last several years in the annual Capital Conference Student Achievement Fair. Each year, up to 100 student groups from throughout the state participate in the fair to highlight activities and programs in their districts, Monk said.

The board approved a variety of personnel issues, most in preparation for the 2022-2023 school year, along with contracts and agreements for a variety of services, products and equipment. Greenley said the only change from previous years involved the contract for athletic training services for the upcoming school year. That contract will now be with Marietta Memorial since the previous provider, Ohio University, has phased out that program, he said.

The board also voted to accept gifts and donations, including: $29.43 from Ohiopyle Printing to the BHS principals fund; $115.50 from Iced Up for Athletics; $501.67 from Reading for Education to the Belpre Elementary principals fund; $600 from Power Ad Company to Athletics; $489 from Rotary Club of Belpre to Class of 2024; $416.06 for Reading for Education to BE principals fund and $78 from Frostee Shoppe to Class of 2025.

Wayne Towner can be reached at wtowner@newsandsentinel.com


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