OTSEGO LOCAL SCHOOLS
Superintendent's Weekly Update - January 29, 2016
I hope everyone had a great week. Hard to believe it is almost February! Looks like we have another ten days or so without any snow forecasted. It was great having a full week of school.
Below you will find information about a public meeting regarding the future land use plan for Wood County. Recently, I attended a meeting with the planning commission and other local superintendents about this same topic. They did a lot of listening and fact finding. If you are interested and have an opinion on the future land use of Wood County, I would try and attend this meeting.
HOW SHOULD WOOD COUNTY GROW?
PLANNING COMMISSION TO HOST FIRST PUBLIC MEETING FOR THE FUTURE LAND USE PLAN PROCESS
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2016 – 5:30 PM TO 7:30 PM
at the Junior Fair Building, Wood County Fairgrounds
13800 W Poe Rd, Bowling Green, OH
Bowling Green, OH, January 18, 2016 — Residents of Wood County and all other interested persons are invited to express their opinions about the future growth of Wood County and discuss updating the county’s future land use plan at a public workshop being held by the Wood County Planning Commission on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at the Junior Fair Building at the Wood County Fairgrounds, 13800 West Poe Road, in Bowling Green.
The event is designed to engage participants in discussions and identification of opportunities and challenges the county may face over the next 20 years. The event will also include exercises for participants to identify critical areas for protection, reinvestment, and growth on maps of the county. A fifteen-minute reception and sign-in will be followed by small group work for approximately one and a half hours. The event will be led by county staff and consultants.
The future land use plan is an official public document adopted by the county that articulates the community’s vision for its future; it serves as a guide for development and preservation recommendations made by the County Planning Commission and zoning decisions made by Wood County Townships. The county’s existing plan was adopted in 2007, and since that time development trends and regulations have changed. As such, it has been decided that it is time to create a new, clear vision for the future.
“For this effort to be successful, it is vital that the final plan accurately represents both a sustainable countywide vision and a more detailed vision held by the Townships, so it is important the citizens of Wood County be actively involved in updating their plan from the very beginning,” said Director of the Wood County Planning Commission Dave Steiner. “We know that the plans of our cities and villages will also have an important role in the decisions made for the unincorporated areas of the county. That’s why we are reaching out to these communities to be active in the process.”
This meeting is the first in a series of community engagement events that the county will hold in 2016 as it works on the future land use plan. To extend the participation opportunities for residents and business owners the activities of February 10, 2016 will be posted on the County Planning Commission website through early March.
For more information, please contact David Steiner or Katie Baltz at (419) 354-9128 or on our website: http://planning.co.wood.oh.us/land-use-plan/
Attention all Landowners and Farmers
We have once again been nominated by a local farmer to apply for a $25,000 grant through the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program. This is sponsored by the Monsanto. The more nominations we get, the better it looks for our grant application.
The focus of the grant will be "Knights Growing Together" and will include students in grades PK-12, teachers/administrators, parents, local businesses, & the community as they plan for, create, & implement a garden on our central campus using raised garden beds. Raised beds & access to the garden will support project-based learning and activities. Learning becomes a relevant & meaningful experience for each student.
Click here to nominate the Otsego Local School District
MUSIC DEPARTMENT NEWS
Music Booster Fish Fry - Please click the link for the pre-sale ticket opportunity
Our talented instrumental and vocal musicians have many upcoming events, come out to hear some amazing performances. We have musicians performing locally, in solo or ensemble groups, in Honor’s District level and at the All State level this year. We are so very proud of our musical Knights!
1/30 All State Choir at 2:45pm performing at the OMEA Conference Kingsgate Marriot at the University of Cincinnati- Otsego Members: Annie Barnhart, Kelsea Hanthorn, Alex Krabil & Adam Lewis
2/9 Otsego Music Boosters Meeting 6:30 in room C145
2/14 District 1 Honors Band 7pm at the Stranahan -Morgan Chambers, Leah
Dubler, Tayler Gunn, Alissa Jacobs and Claire Wallace
3/4 Fish Fry Otsego HS Commons 5-8pm (refer to attached ticket order form)
3/8 Otsego Music Boosters Meeting 6:30 in room C145
3/17-3/20 – Musical
3/11 and 3/12 – Large group Solo and Ensemble Contest for HS Choir and Band
(exact day and time not yet available)
4/9 OMB/Thayer Ford “Drive4URSchool” Event – 9am -1 pm Thayer Ford
4/12 Otsego Music Boosters Meeting 6:30 in room C145
4/17 Chicken BBQ and Second annual Silent Auction. Great items of all kinds up for
bid to raise money for our Music Program needs.
5/19 Spring High School Choir Concert
5/22 Graduation 2pm
5/24 Spring Junior High Choir Concert
Help High School Student Council Arm our Knights
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Questions, Concerns, Comments, or Rumors
HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS
JV/V GIRLS BASKETBALL:
February 04 (H) Fostoria – 6:00
February 06 (H) Swanton – 1:00
February 11 @ Eastwood – 6:00
February 13 @ Delta – 1:00
JV/V BOYS BASKETBALL:
January 29 @ Rossford – 6:00
January 30 @ Patrick Henry – 6:00
February 02 @ Lake – 6:00
February 05 (H) Fostoria – 6:00
February 06 (H) Gibsonburg – 6:00
February 12 (H) Elmwood – 6:00
February 19 @ Eastwood – 6:00
FRESHMEN BOYS BASKETBALL:
January 29 @ Rossford – 4:45
January 30 @ Patrick Henry – 4:45 *addition to the schedule
February 02 @ Lake – 4:45
February 05 (H) Fostoria – 4:45
February 06 (H) Gibsonburg – 4:45
February 12 (H) Elmwood – 4:45
February 19 @ Eastwood – 4:45
February 06 NBC Championships @ Genoa – 10:00
February 19 Sectionals @ Lake HS
February 20 Sectionals @ Lake HS
WINTER SENIOR NIGHT:
Friday, February 12 for Boys and Girls Basketball, Wrestling and Cheerleading
WINTER ATHLETIC AWARDS:
Tuesday, March 8 @ 7:00 in the High School gym
Pay-to-Participate fees are now due. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a question regarding your student’s balance.
WEEK IN REVIEW
Community Events Section
Reminder: Please send me any and all community events that you might know of. I love sharing things in and around our great community. I will start sending out updates every Friday starting the first week of school. If you could email me community events by Thursday evening that would be great. Thank you.
Kids Tech Program through BGSU - Ages 9-12
3B Productions will be presenting "Jesus Christ Superstar" Feb 11-14 at the Maumee Indoor Theater. Featuring Otsego Alums; William Baughman, Andrew Austin and current Otsego student Tyler Cowdrey, also Featuring Randy "Beef" Baughman with Music direction by Janine Baughman and directed by Otsego Alum Joe Barton of 3B. Click here for more information
Volleyball Fundraiser - Digging for Juls - This fundraiser is being put on by several of friends of Julie Amos. There will be a volleyball tournament, raffles, chicken BBQ, and activities for children.
BGSU Planetarium - Dawn of the Space Age