School Boards Make a Difference
School board members are ordinary people who have an extraordinary dedication to our public schools. It is time we thanked them for their untiring efforts.
To often we forget about the personal sacrifices school board members routinely make.
Too often we forget about the important role school board members play in assuring local control over our public schools, control that is in the hands of people we know. . .people who are our neighbors.
Too often we forget that, in the tradition of a representative democracy, school board members are our connection to influencing how our public schools are governed.
Too often we are quick to criticize school board members without really knowing all of the details that went into any given decision.
Too often the efforts of school board members go unrecognized and unrewarded.
We can begin to correct these oversights by recognizing our School Board Members this month. This is a time to show our appreciation and to begin to better understand how school board members work together to provide leadership for our schools.
The school board works closely with parents, education professionals and community members to create the educational vision we want for our students. It then formulates goals, defines results and sets the course for an adequate and equitable educational program for all students.
The school board is accountable to the public. It is responsible for assuring the public that the money allocated to the public schools is providing a good return on the investment. Thus, the board oversees regular assessment of the district's students, staff and programs.
The school board also is a strong advocate for public schools and is responsible for communicating the needs of the school district to the public and the public's expectations to the district.
Let's join with others from throughout our district and state to salute the men and women who provide grassroots governance to public schools. Make a special effort to tell each school board member his or her hard work has been noticed and is very much appreciated.
Your school board members and their years of service are: Deb Core, 1 yr.; Jason Oman, 1 yr.; Seth Garver, 3 yrs.; Robert Warren, 3 yrs.; and Jerry Wieman, 11 yrs.
CR Alum, John Motter, Elected Chairman of USB
Cory-Rawson graduate (Class of '71) John Motter has been elected the 26th Chairman of the United Soybean Board (USB). He is the first Ohioan ever chosen for this position. John was elected to the one-year term as chairman by the other 72 board members. In his three three-year terms he has also served as treasurer and vice chairman of the USB.
The USB administers funds from the soybean checkoff for research, promotion, and marketing of the nation's soybean crop. It's an important job with 59 percent of the U.S. soybean crop competing in the export market.
John resides in Jenera and is a third-generation soybean farmer. He farms about 750 acres in Hancock and Allen counties on a corn-and-soybean rotation.
While attending Cory-Rawson he served as president of the FFA, was a member of the Varsity Club, student council, National Honor Society, Choir, football team and the track team.
We are very proud of this distinguished alum and wish him great success in his new role on the United Soybean Council. (pictured below)
2016-17 HORNET Yearbook order Information
Price is $45 through Feb 17, 2017. After that date, the yearbook price is $50.
Kindergarten registration for The Cory-Rawson School District will be held during the week of February 21-24, 2017 in the Elementary Building at 3930 CR 26. Registration hours will be from 9:00 –11:30 a.m. and 12:30 –3:00 p.m. daily. There will be two evening times available also for registration, February 22 and February 23 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Children must be five years old on or before August 1st to enroll. A Birth Certificate, dated immunization records, social security number, proof of residency and any custody papers are to be presented at the time of registration. Appointments for the March 23rd Kindergarten Screening will be made when you register.
Graduation day for the Class of 2017 will be held on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.
All Sports Passes Available
Cory-Rawson All Sports passes are available to purchase from 8am-3pm during the school day. Enter door A1 in the new building and proceed to the office on your left.
All Sports passes cover all home regular season contests for grades 7-12 of every sport. Family passes are $225, which covers the residential parents and any siblings in elementary, middle or high school. Children not yet in school are admitted free. Individual adult passes are $80, individual students are $55, and senior citizens age 55 or older are $25.
Passes are hard plastic and will be renewed in the fall of each school year with a sticker similar to a vehicle license plate. There will be no additional charge the first time a pass is purchased; however, there will be a $3 replacement fee if a pass is lost or stolen. Passes are non-transferable.
Please make all checks payable to Cory-Rawson Athletic Department
If you are interested in Support Our Students SOS Parent Advisory Group please click on the link below for information:
MONTHLY BOE MEETING
The Cory-Rawson Board of Education will meet on Thursday, March16 at 7:00 p.m. in the board meeting room for the regular monthly meeting.
Please note that meeting dates are subject to change and notices will be made through the Courier newspaper and the school webpage.
Click Here for Cory-Rawson Post Graduation Survey
Click Here for Cory-Rawson Curriculum Guide 2016-17
We have installed the engraved bricks into the area in front of the new connector. You can still order bricks. Complete the order form below and send it to the superintendent's office with payment.