Janet Tuttle, North Point Educational Service Center Board member, received the Special Distinquinshed Service Award at the 29th Annual Capital Conference on November 10, 2014.
Mrs. Tuttle has dedicated the past 31 years serving as a Board Member for what is now the North Point ESC Governing Board. Among the many highlights during her tenure was the merger of three and a half counties to form the current North Point ESC. The end result of the consolidation into a regional ESC created greater efficiences and higher levels of service for all districts. Mrs. Tuttle has provided overwhelming support and leadership to four (4) different Superintendents during her service to the Board. Mrs. Tuttle is a stable and sensible leader who can be counted on to make sound decisions concerning budget matters, is articulate when discussing policies and programs, and is instrumental in the overall success of the board. Mrs. Tuttle also dedicates her time and service as a member of the EHOVE Career Center Board.
The North Point Educational Service Center again salutes all the particpants in this year's Academic Challenge 5~8. Across three (3) counties, contests have been completed and winners rewarded with third, second and first place trophies. All team members receive certificates celebrating their participation in this annual event. The goals of this opportunity are to stretch learning, develop stage presence and good listening skills, in addition to working as a team to gain the highest score. It is the greatest kind of fun to "show what you know" and even more enjoyable to watch young people develop self-assurance.
The first place winners in each county have the opportunity to move on to a Tri-County championship match which will be held this year on Wednesday, December 3rd at the BGSU Firelands Campus in the Cedar Point Complex. Competition for grades 5 and 6 will start at 9:30 a.m. and be followed immediately with competition for grades 7 and 8. Three (3) team competitions usually last about one (1) hour and a half.
The first place winners for each of the counties are as follows:
|5th Grade||Edison||Norwalk Mainstreet||Benton-Carroll-Salem|
|6th Grade||Edison||Norwalk Mainstreet||Benton-Carroll-Salem|
|7th Grade||Perkins MS*||Norwalk Middle School||Benton-Carroll-Salem|
|8th Grade||Perkins MS||Monroeville St. Joseph||Port Clinton MS|
*Firelands School District from Lorain County has had grades 5,6,7,8 teams in our Erie County competition for the last two (2) years, getting themselves ready to start their own county contests. Firelands 7th grade took the Erie County trophy for first place but they do not continue on to the Tri-County Championship so Perkins, who took second - a close second mind you - will represent Erie County at the competition.
Linda Stauffer, coordinator of this event, said, "I truly enjoy the opportunity to work with these teams and advisers as well as the community members who volunteer to be scorekeepers, readers, and timers. A special thank-you to Mr. Richard Gallagher for all his technical support with the equipment."