Superintendent's Weekly Update -May 13, 2016

Otsego Parents and Community Members:

The State FFA Degree is the highest degree a member can earn in high school and based on a student's agriculture projects, leadership activities, career development events and community service.

The Otsego FFA Chapter started in 1959 and is 57 years old. These seven bring our chapter's total State FFA Degree recipients to 139 total.

Students who earned it on Friday night were: Matt Hannewald, Lauren Gray

Colton Battin, Aubrey Mazey, Morgan Mazey, Drew Teifke, and Shannon Weihl. We are very proud of this fine group of students! It is an amazing accomplishment.


The Weston Library and Otsego Schools are excited to announce that we will be teaming up this summer to offer a summer reading program in each Village the month of June and July. We will have weekly story time for children birth to 4 years old, and programs and prizes for students 5-18, and weekly sensory activities and library time for special needs individuals. The theme this year will be ON YOUR MARK GET SET READ.

There will be a combined Reading RewardsDay on August 1st from 10:00 to 12:00 at the Otsego Elementary Commons. There will be games, pizza, and drawings to win prizes such as a Fitbit, IPAD, Gift cards, Bikes, Mini Scooter, Xbox and lots more! There will be bussing available from Weston, Haskins, and Grand Rapids on this day.

The more you read and attend the weekly events, the better your chance at winning awesome prizes! Please contact the school or the Weston Public Library for more information.

Click here for more information regarding the summer reading program

Summer Reading Program Schedule for June and July

Apply for a Habitat Home! In 2017 Habitat for Humanity of Wood County will be building 2 homes in Weston in 8 days! Calling it a Weston Builders' Blitz. They have 1 house that needs filled as of today. Please look at the information in the attached link. There will be a Home Ownership Program Information Session Thursday, May 26, 6:30pm Sonlight Church 19920 Sand Ridge Rd. Weston, OH 43569. Habitat for Humanity Opportunity

CIVIL WAR DAY IS TOMORROW IN THE HIGH SCHOOL COMMONS - This is a great event for all ages! Please come our and support our students and staff. Thank you to the Historical Society of Grand Rapids Ohio and the Otsego Endowment Foundation for their generous donations to make this event possible. Click here for more information

I was approached by a firm out of Columbus to hold a Free Public Educational Meeting regarding the Nexus Pipeline - Craig Wilson from Emens & Wolper Law Firm will conduct this meeting. It will be on May 25th at 6 pm in the auditorium. The pipeline seems to be changing course quite often. If you are interested in hearing more information please come out to this meeting. This firm is an advocate for land owners.


Adam Koch, Superintendent



Upcoming Events and Details

5/17 Choir Banquet

5/19 Spring High School Choir Concert - 7pm

5/22 Graduation 2pm

5/23 Band Sousa Concert - 7 pm

5/24 Spring Junior High Band Concert- 7pm

5/26 Spring Junior High Choir Concert - 7pm


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Hard to believe we are thinking about next year already! Click on the following link for more information regarding advertisement opportunities for the Fall Athletic Programs. Program Ads and Senior Ads

Elementary and Junior High Basketball and Football Camp - SIGN UP SHEET


May 13 *POSTPONED (H) Fostoria – 4:45 *Senior night

May 13 @ Swanton – 5:00 *Conclusion of sectional game

May 16 (H) Elmwood – 4:45 *Rescheduled from 4/11

May 17 @ Lake – 4:00 *Rescheduled from 4/22 (note earlier start time)

May 18 (H) Woodmore – 4:45 *Rescheduled from 5/5


May 13 @ Fostoria – 4:45

May 16 @ Elmwood – 4:45 *Rescheduled from 4/11

May 17 (H) Lake – 4:00 *Rescheduled from 4/22 (note earlier start time)


May 13 @ Elmwood – 5:00 *Sectional Game $6/$4

May 14 @ Rossford – 11:00 *Rescheduled from 5/11

May 16 (H) Elmwood – 4:45 *Rescheduled from 4/11

May 17 @ Lake – 4:00 *Rescheduled from 4/22 (note earlier start time)

May 18 (H) Fostoria – 4:45 *Rescheduled from 5/13


May 13 *CANCELED @ Fostoria – 4:45

May 14 (H) Liberty Center – 11:00 (DH)

May 16 @ Elmwood – 4:45

May 17 (H) Lake – 4:00 *Rescheduled from 4/22 (note earlier start time)


May 14 NBC Championships @ Woodmore – 10:00

May 18 Districts @ Defiance College – 4:00 (field events), 5:00 (running)

May 20 Districts @ Defiance College – 4:00 (field events), 5:45 (running finals)

Spring athletic awards are Tuesday, May 31 at 7:00.

Spring weather causes many cancellations and reschedules. To receive the most up-to-date information call 419-823-4381 and choose option 7. You can also go to the Events tab on the High School page of the Otsego web-site. This calendar is updated within minutes of changes.

Keep in mind weather related cancellations are usually not finalized until the afternoon. You can also check the ‘Otsego Athletics’ pages on Facebook and Twitter.

Questions, Concerns, Comments, or Rumors

I would like to introduce a way for the community to ask the Otsego Team a question, clarify a rumor, address a concern, or comment on anything Otsego. Please use the form below to ask your question. We will answer them throughout the year in this update. Our goal is to be transparent with the Otsego Community and give you another avenue to ask us questions. If you have any questions, please feel free to give me a call or email. Thank you!

Click here to submit your question

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.

YMCA Events

3B's production of "Legally Blonde", will be presented at the Maumee Indoor Theater, May 26-29th. Staring in the lead role as Elle Woods is Otsego's Music Alum, Nicole Navarre a 2008 OHS Graduate. Music directed by Janine Baughman, and 3B Productions produced by Joe Barton 1989 OHS Graduate. Tickets can be purchased at www.3bproductions.org Legally Blonde Musical

Lacrosse Camps

Grand Rapids Community Vacation Bible School

Dayspring Church VBS

Heritage Farm Fest - FREE

May at the Wood County Park District

Week in Review

Otsego Board of Education

President: Brad Anderson banderson.otsego@gmail.com

Vice President: Judy Snyder jasnyder715@gmail.com

Board Member: James Harter jameslharter@gmail.com

Board Member: Mark Tolles mdt814@cs.com

Board Member: Elizabeth Gorski jegorski@frontier.com

Lisa Austin, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent/EMIS Coordinator

Lori Rea, Curriculum and Technology Integration Director

Lauri Dunham, Special Education Supervisor

Stephen Bihary, School Psychologist

Marc Opsincs, Assistant Elementary Principal

Eva Vasher, Director of Transportation

Jeanne Jeffers, Director of Food Service

Rick Haskins, Director of Maintenance and Custodial