New Castle News


April 16, 2014

Mohawk accepts teacher retirements

NEW CASTLE — The Mohawk school board accepted the retirements of four teachers who had taught for a combined total of 118 years.

They are Patricia Byers, who taught family consumer sciences for 29 years; Anne Kephart, who taught family consumer sciences for 18 years; Cindy McCullough, who taught at the elementary level for 35 years; and Mary E. “Libby” Toth, who taught in the elementary school for 36 and a half years.

Two students were approved to seek state and national offices with the Family Career and Community Leaders of America. Junior Jared Gustafson, who is currently state FCCLA president, will be seeking a national office. Ninth-grader Matthew Fleck will be seeking the post of state vice president of membership.

Also at Monday’s meeting the board:

•Hired tech help for the summer. Aaron Pace, Lisa Kwolek, Amanda Long, Amy Donston and Rachal Glass will be paid $11 per hour. They will work with the district’s technology coordinator through the summer to clean and move computers.

•Contracted with the Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV to coordinate federal Title I and Title 2-A funds due to the district. These funds deal with remedial math and reading and class size reduction.

•Added to the substitute list Lindsey Henry, a certified teacher, and three emergency substitutes, Victoria Ludwig, Lori Stetler and Mark Wenda.

•Authorized the Mohawk Area Churches Association to host the baccalaureate services June 1 in the junior-senior high school auditorium.

•Recognized cast members from the high school’s production of “The Music Man” and the elementary musical, “Little Mermaid Jr.” set for May 1 and 2.


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