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Perrysburg Schools Spotlight – March 2019 Edition

Perrysburg Schools Spotlight 
We hope you enjoy our monthly eNewsletter, spotlighting excellence in our programs, students and employees!

Program Spotlight
Jacket Band
Perrysburg Junior High School

Jacket Band MembersJacket Band is a Perrysburg Junior High School performing ensemble that showcases the talents of students from all ability levels and experience.

7th and 8th grade beginners, “veteran” musicians, students with special needs and peer mentors work together with band directors and paraprofessionals to provide an inclusive band experience for students. This year, 31 students meet daily during second period for this experience.

“I am proud of the growth our Jacket Band has already accomplished this year,” shared Jason Jordan, Band Director - Hull Prairie Intermediate School and Perrysburg Jr. High School. “Our students have truly supported each other in this non-traditional band environment. We are thankful for the support of the PJHS administration in helping us create this inclusive experience that allows all of our band members to reach their potential!”

Student Spotlight
Tyler Fortain
Fourth Grade
Frank Elementary School

Tyler FortainTyler Fortain, fourth grade student at Frank Elementary School, is an extremely hard worker in class and always kind to others.

“Tyler is a strong member of Frank’s Buddy Bees program,” shared teacher Mrs. Carrie Butler. “This is an after school commitment that focuses on creating and maintaining friendships through play-based activities. Tyler is a quiet yet powerful leader in this program, as he is a role model to all of the members.”

“Tyler is known to be honest and kind,” shared teacher Mrs. Brooke Schulte. “The others can and will look to Tyler for direction in each activity. Tyler includes others very easily. He has a way of helping others and allowing them to be part of his group in such a gentle way. Tyler is always conscious of whose turn it is, and of making sure everyone is treated fairly. I also see these same qualities carry over into the classroom each and every day. We all count on Tyler as one of our best buddies!”

Tyler is also a member of Harvesters 4H Club.

We’re so proud of you, Tyler!

Employee Spotlight
Debbie Reddick, RN
Health Aide Supervisor
Perrysburg High School

Debbie ReddickDebbie Reddick, RN is the Health Aide Supervisor at Perrysburg High School.

“Debbie balances so many responsibilities it is a wonder she is available and willing to help everyone who asks and walks in her door,” shared Michael P. Short, Ed.D., Principal, Perrysburg High School. “She cares for all of the students in our school district, reaches out to staff members to support their health and maintains a positive attitude and a warm, professional demeanor to everyone she encounters.”

Some of her responsibilities include: taking care of student health needs when students come to the clinic at the high school, making Action Plans for all students who have medical conditions that specific teachers need to be aware of, administering medication as prescribed or needed, making sure all students stay current with state required immunizations and reporting that information to the state health department; conducting vision screenings on all freshman and junior students, arranging for staff training and acquisition of school stock epinephrine, conducting staff CPR/AED training, maintaining district AEDs, teaching grade 4-6 Growth and Development curriculum and conduct the Parent/Guardian Information Night, arranging for student health presentations, researching and writing current health concerns information letters for parents/guardians, assisting with Kindergarten Roundup, over-seeing the school nurses, ordering supplies to maintain all school clinics, linking families to various health agencies as needed and attending monthly meetings for area school nurses.

District committees that she volunteers on are: CQ CommUNITY Committee, Safety Committee and the District Wellness Committee. She also volunteers with MIA: Missions International of America.

To suggest a program, student or employee for an upcoming Spotlight, please contact Rachel Zickar at rzickar@perrysburgschools.net.

Posted Friday, March 1, 2019
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