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Columbiana BOE recognizes Key Clipper

COLUMBIANA — Bridget Wolsonovich was recognized Tuesday as a Key Clipper. Wolsonovich was recognized for her willingness to help throughout the district in multiple areas.

“Besides doing a fantastic job in what we hired her to do, she’s been invaluable,” High School Principal David Buzzard said.

The school board and other administration members agreed the district needs more employees like Wolsonovich.

“We see her jumping in on every occasion,” Superintendent Donald Mook said.

Food Services Director Tina Minamyer is ordering food ahead of time as an attempt to lower the cost and maintain food quality. She said getting chicken products has been challenging.

“The chicken product is there, there is just no one to pack it, nobody to ship it and then there’s truck drivers,” Minamyer said.

Events are in full swing across the district.

Columbiana will hold a Hall of Fame Induction from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Columbiana High School. Those in attendance are asked to provide proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test within the last 48 hours.

“What’s happening on the outside is impacting us way more than the structure that takes place on the inside,” Mook said.

The district and community pep rally will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. today at Firestone Park before the Hall of Fame Game.

Joshua Dixon Elementary Principal Kimberly Sharshan planned several activities taking place after the rally.

A stadium fundraiser will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. today in the practice field behind the visitors stands at the park. Confetti House donated a bounce house, obstacle course, slide, cotton candy machine and snow cone machine for the fundraiser. Honey Bee Waffle Company will serve food for the fundraiser.

Juniors along and a few seniors will attend a skilled trades expo at the Canfield Fairgrounds this month.

Programs put on hold last year are returning. Those programs include character development programs, drug prevention program Aiming High and Girls Who Code program.

Eighth grade students are receiving Chromebooks through the week.

“They are very excited. They are seeing it as a big responsibility,” Middle School Principal Jason Martin said.

Columbiana Middle School has purchased additional software coordinating with NWEA Growth Maps to create customized learning paths for students.

“We are very excited about that,” Martin stated.

Oasis Ministries has provided shelving and food for a pantry to be installed at Joshua Dixon Elementary for families in need.

The sensory pathway located at Joshua Dixon has been expanded into a motor lab for students in need of a sensory break.

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