Ojeda hired for ROTC program at CRHS

Martha Sparks msparks@civitasmedia.com

September 29, 2013

THREE MILE CURVE — The Logan County Board of Education met Thursday, September 26, 2013, at the Ralph R. Willis Career Technical Center. Superintendent Phyllis Doty reported it had been a busy September in area schools.

According to a press release, Doty reported to those attending the meeting that earlier in the day, she and several of the central office staff had visited Man High School as school participated in the “Let’s Move! WV Jam World Record.” High School students and staff were given the opportunity to walk for 50 minutes in a campaign ‘dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of making activity a daily habit.’ West Virginia currently held the JAM World Record-National Championship and hoped to repeat the title with having the most students from across the state participating in the walk at the same time.

“Participating in the walk is a positive thing and will improve physical fitness and daily habits,” Doty said.

Other items discussed were:

Doty reported that the county’s school buses had received a good response from its latest inspection.

Doty thanked Wal-Mart for supporting the local school system. The company recently recognized teachers at Logan Middle School with a reception and drawing for gift cards.

Board members Phyllis Adkins, Bill Davis, Jim Frye, Mark McGrew, and Dr. Pat Joe White all congratulated Man High School on its recent Hall of Fame night and Michelle Akers, the head cheer coach at Logan High School, for being named the WVSSAC Cheer Coach of the Year.

Board members and Doty have been visiting the schools throughout the county and said they were impressed with what they have seen.

“There are two commonalities I have noticed in all of the schools I have visited. The buildings are spotless, and everyone is on task,” White said,

During the meeting, the board also congratulated Major Richard Ojeda on being hired as one of the new ROTC instructors for Chapmanville Regional High School.

“The establishment of the ROTC program is one of the projects I am most proud to be a part of as a board member,” Frye said.

The board hopes to have ROTC programs in all three high schools in the future.

The Logan County Board of Education will meet several times in the month of October for its regularly scheduled meetings and for Logan School Improvement Council events. The next BOE meeting will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, October 10, at Ralph R. Willis Career Technical Center. The first LSIC meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 15, at Chapmanville Regional High School for all Chapmanville area schools. An LSIC meeting for all Logan area schools will be held on Monday, October 21, at Logan High School, and an LSIC meeting for all Man area schools will be on Thursday, October 24. All LSIC meetings will begin at 6 p.m. The BOE will hold its second regularly scheduled monthly meeting at Man Middle School on October 24 at 5 p.m. All meetings are open to the public.