The Twenty First Annual “Nine-to-Five” Breakfast was held at Mon Ami Restaurant on May 1, 2015. A total of nineteen students were recognized during the program from the following districts: Benton-Carroll-Salem, Danbury, Genoa Area, Lakota, Port Clinton, Put-in-Bay, and Woodmore Local Schools. The breakfast and program are hosted each year by North Point ESC and the Ottawa County Regional Cabinet of Superintendents.
The Nine-to-Five Breakfast was established as a means to recognize students in grades 10, 11, and 12 who have demonstrated marked improvement in their educational activities from September (ninth month) through May (fifth month) ~ thus "Nine-to-Five." Students are nominated for showing improvements in attitude, attendance, academics, or overall school performance.
Each student recognized at the “Nine to Five” Breakfast selects one “Significant Person” to honor during the breakfast for the support, dedication, caring, or compassion provided to the student which contributed to his/her marked improvements. This year’s “Significant Persons” included parents, other family members, teachers, and administrators.
On Friday, April 24, 2015, over 70 students from 16 high schools dressed in their very best to dance the night away at the 28th Annual North Point ESC "Mardi Gras" themed Prom. The Sandusky American Legion, again, hosted the event.
DJ, Don Snook, provided the music, disco lights and mirrored ball that set the festive mood for dancing and fun. Students enjoyed a full buffet dinner to provide the fuel required for an evening of dancing.
One of the highlights of the evening came when the King and Queen were crowned. Kara Miller looked stunning in her tiara fit for a Queen and Thomas Slates proudly wore the King’s crown.
The high school teachers, assistants, transition coordinators and supervisors worked together to plan the event. This year all North Point classes, grades K-12, created props and posters used to decorate the hall. Each student receives a class and individual picture to commemorate the special day.
During the day teachers, friends, and student volunteers from EHOVE and area high schools help the students prepare for the evening.
In all, the evening was a huge success due to the staff members who volunteer their time. The volunteers included 7 North Point Educational Assistants, 15 Educational Assistants from Rachel Wixey and Associates and 16 teachers, supervisors, and transition coordinators.
We would also like to thank all those who took time out of their Friday night to stop and visit, dance and talk with the students. Visitors included a district principal, assistant superintendent, therapists, directors from other programs, our nurses, secretaries and teachers, and assistants from other grade levels and programs.
On Friday, April 24, 2015, North Point ESC hosted the second annual regional Junior Achievement Business Challenge. A total of six teams from six regional school districts competed at this event. The winning team from Perkins School District included Matt Schweinfurth, Nick Corso, and Nick Reyes. Each of these students was awarded a $1000 scholarship from Junior Achievement - Erie County for being part of the winning team.
Other students who competed at this regional business competition were:
Ashley Schabel, Kaylee Musso, and Cassilyn Miller from EHOVE Career Center;
Lupita Yado, Grant Gardner, and Jocelyn Arnett from Sandusky City Schools;
Brent Lander, Gabriella Fish, and Kaycee Gravenhorst from Margaretta Local Schools; and
Emily Rodenhauser, Hanna Eichman, and Trevor Sievert from Benton-Carroll-Salem Local Schools.
NPESC would like to thank Jeff Bosch, from Junior Achievement School for organizing this regional competition for the students.
Pictured from left to right: Matt Schweinfurth, Nick Corso, Nick Reyes