On August 6, 2015 North Point Educational Service Center hosted a one-day retreat for area school leaders at the Kalahari Resort/Convention Center. The event was attended by approximately 175 superintendents, principals, treasurers, coordinators, supervisors and directors from 25 school districts.
The Retreat marked the thirty-eighth (38th) year that the Center has organized and hosted the in-service. This event kicks-off the new school year. It affords school leaders the opportunity to come together and discuss plans for the upcoming school year. It affords them the opportunity to interact with colleagues in other districts so they can collaborate on common programs and activities.
The Retreat was built around an agenda with emerging topics and knowledgeable speakers. The day started with the keynote speaker, Mr. Sam Glenn. His topic was It All Starts With Attitude. Morning and afternoon break-outs sessions included: Apryl Ealy (Student Growth Measures: Updates & Resources), Jamie Beier (Creating Our Workforce of Tomorrow), Kari Foreman (Transition Planning and the IEP), Joel Gulko (Update on the Changes to the College Board Suite of Assessments), Tracy Lichtenfels (Overview of Ohio’s ESEA Flexibility Waiver Renewal), Jim Mutchler (New/First Year Administrators), Judy Tucker (Admin. Apps: Some New, Some Oldies but Goodies), and Rob Robertson (Using Self-Organized Learning Environments (SOLE). The day’s final speaker was Tom Ash from BASA and his topic was Public Policy Put to the Test: A Budget Update.
The Retreat was well received with positive feedback from the participants. Districts participating in this year’s Retreat included: Bellevue City, Benton-Carroll-Salem, Clyde-Green Springs, Danbury Local, Edison Local, EHOVE Career Center, Genoa Area Local, Huron City, Kelley’s Island, Lakota Local, Margaretta, Monroeville, New London, Norwalk Catholic School, Norwalk City Schools, Oregon City, Perkins Local, Put-in-Bay, Sandusky Central Catholic, South Central Local, Vermilion, Western Reserve and Woodmore Local.
Ottawa County Fair School Art Exhibit ribbons were awarded to the following students. Their artwork was displayed at the Ottawa County Fair from July 20 through July 26. This event is coordinated through the efforts of B. Jean Fanning and Sandra Butzin of North Point Educational Service Center, with the