School board approves requests

The Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of Trustees approved several requests during its regular meeting on Monday, March 23.
They include:

Personnel

Certified Retirements
• Janet Dubbeld, science teacher at Huntington North High School.
• Donna Gass, social studies teacher at Crestview.
• Candice Kaylor, art teacher at Andrews and Northwest.
• James Mong, librarian at Riverview.
• Darlene Shideler, second grade teacher at Lancaster.
• Diane Troxell, social studies teacher at Crestview.
• Kathy Vickrey, fifth grade teacher at Lancaster.• Mark Vickrey, science teacher at Salamonie.
• Linda Wilder, visual impairment for Huntington-Whitley Special Services (HWSS).
• Steve Whittenberger, third grade teacher at Roanoke.

Classified resignation
• Steve Randall, custodian at Crestview Middle School.
New Extracurricular Activities (ECA) employee
• Greg Fiedler, middle school boys head soccer coach.

Leaves of absence
• Margie Bledsoe, physical education teacher at HNHS, April 20 through the end of the 2008-09 school year.
• Rachael Harshman, seventh grade teacher at Crestview, approximately May 15 through the end of the 2008-09 school year.
• Tiffany G. Houser, paraprofessional at HNHS, approximately April 13 through the end of the 2008-09 school year.

Long-term substitute
• Pam Myer, physical education at HNHS, April 20 through the end of the 2008-09 school year for Margie Bledsoe.

Request for unpaid days
• Rachael Harshman, seventh grade at Crestview, intermittent Feb. 25 through approximately May 15.

Professional leaves of absence
• Catherine Geyer from Roanoke School, Tucker Signing Strategies for Reading in Columbia City, April 15.
• Sue Corbin and Fran Johnson from HWSS, Autism Team Leaders State Meeting in Indianapolis, April 17.
• Betsy Motter from HNHS, 2009 Statewide FACS (Family and Consumer Sciences) Professional Development Conference in Indianapolis, April 22.
• Doug Waldfogel from the Administrative Services Center (ACS), 2009 School Transportation Association of IN 35th Annual Conference in Fort Wayne, April 29 through May 1.
• Steve Schenkel from Adult Education, 2009 Annual IAACE Conference in Indianapolis, May 6-8.
• Trace Hinesley from the ACS and Marilyn Rumple from Lincoln School, The Creative Brain - Using Brain Research on Creativity and the Arts to Improve Learning, Washington, DC, May 7-9.

Non-Personnel

Field trips
• HNHS physics classes will visit Kings Island's Math and Science Days 2009 on May 8 in Cincinnati, OH.
• The Crestview Middle School eighth grade Blue Thunder Team will visit Cedar Point for Math and Science Day on May 27 in Sandusky, OH.

Donations
• Crestview, donation from Shuttleworth Inc., Steve Mason, Nancy Kennedy, Brittanie Scheiber, Kay Weddle, Insurance Management Group, Frederick's Photography and MSM Transport in the amount of $475 to be used for the Mighty Eagle Team field trip to Chicago.
• Crestview, donation from Phi Chapter of Psi Iota Xi in the amount of $100 to be used for the Lightning Learner Team field trip to Chicago.
• Crestview, donation from Huntington Metro Kiwanis in the amount of $70 to be used for the Lightning Learner Team field trip to Chicago.