National Trail names students of the month


NEW PARIS — National Trail Schools Students of the Month for February and March were announced during the school board’s regular board meeting on April 23.

The schools’ principals presented the awards to their respective students.

Elementary Principal Ed Eales announced the students of the month as follows:

Elementary School Students of the Month:

February: Mia DeMarcus, kindergarten; Clessie Nohrer, 1st Grade; Emily Flores, 3rd Grade; Rowan Bowling, 4th Grade; Larkin Sullivan, 2nd Grade; Addie Baker, Specials Teachers; March: Lainey Taylor-Hill, KG; Bryson Belcher, 1st Grade; Parker Watts, 2nd Grade; Hunter Stringfield, 3rd Grade; Hayley Morgan, 4th Grade Harper Richardson, Specials Teachers.

February Middle School:

Grade 5: Ava Leach, Own It; Zander Vance, Be Relentless; Alyssa Foster, Complete the Puzzle.

Grade 6: Emma Dennull, Own It; Amanda Dane, Be Relentless; Aubree Hampton, Complete the Puzzle.

Grade 7: Rhett Deaton, Own It; Zander Vance, Be Relentless; Alyssa Foster, Complete the Puzzle.

Grade 8: Henry Roberts, Own it; Taylor England, Be Relentless; Tommy Toschlog, Complete the Puzzle.

March Middle School:

Grade 5: Korbin Landes, Own It; Olivia O’Diam, Be Relentless; Trenaty Miller, Complete the Puzzle.

Grade 6: Mary Neiswander, Own It; Kadence Marks, Be Relentless; Mya Martin, Complete the Puzzle.

Grade 7: Logan Osswald, Own It; Grace Richardson, Be Relentless; Maya Prather, Complete the Puzzle.

Grade 8: Micah Beery, Own It; Audrey Thomas, Be Relentless; Maria Sorice, Complete the Puzzle.

High School:

February: Alli Shouse, Grade 9; Blakely Quisenberry, Grade 10 Breanna Melling, Grade 11; Evan Porter, Grade 12; Chase Ruebush, Grade 12.

March: Rowan McMillan, Grade 9; Evan Hoke, Grade 10; Abbie Heuer, Grade 11; Jannah Holsapple, Grade 12.

High School Winter sports awards

Wrestling: Zack Creager – 132 lbs. WOAC Champion; Henry Toschlog – 157 lbs. WOAC Champion, District Qualifier; James Baker – 285 lbs. WOAC Champion, District Qualifier, State Alternate; Zach Lawson – 190 lbs. District Qualifier.

Girls Basketball:

Hannah Henderson – Special Mention All-WOAC, All district 15 Underclass Team, SW District Honorable Mention.

Boys Basketball:

Kellen Laird – 2nd Team All-WOAC, All District 15 Underclass Team, SW District Honorable Mention; Tayden Blevins – Special Mention All-WOAC

During the meeting, it was noted that under new literacy requirements, students not passing third grade reading can move into the fourth grade, but will be in a monitoring and reading plan that can extend to high school.

Elementary Principal Jen Couch said, “I’m not sure what reading intervention is going to look like at the middle school.”

Superintendent Robert Fischer said the reading instruction in the upper grades has to be outside of the regular lessons.

It was also noted that state testing had to be postponed when the system crashed, but the school can’t adjust the schedule in such cases in order to get back the instructional time.

Big news to the school district was that during a special meeting held on Sunday evening, April 28, the board of education unanimously voted to hire current Middle School Principal Couch as the district’s superintendent because Fischer recently accepted the superintendent position at Carlisle Local Schools in Warren County. (See story by Register-Herald Managing Editor Eddie Mowen in the Wednesday, May 1, edition.)

The next National Trail School Board meeting will be on Tuesday, May 28, at the National Trail School Facility K-12 Facility at 6:30 p.m. in the K-6 cafeteria.

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