Student achievement highlighted at school board meeting

BUCYRUS — The Bucyrus City School District Board of Education continued shining a bright light on the many accomplishments of students during its regular meeting April 25. Nearly 20 students from the Elementary School were recognized for various achievements.

Members of the Bucyrus Elementary School’s Leader in Me Leadership Tribes received commendations from the board for their leadership within the building. Students receiving commendations included: Malachi Bayless (BES Tribe Squared); Ariel Dybing (BES Dance Tribe); Emma Bryant (BES Yoga); Cooper Kalb (BES Lego Explosion); Marlee Stauffer (BES Birthday Club); Jake Stover (BES Hour of Code); Brooklyn Haycook (BES Cheer Tribe); Christopher Neale (BES Redmen Runners); Chelsea Phillips (BES Craft Tribe); Gracie Ortega (BES Cheerleading); Addison Ricker (BES Theatre Tribe); Savannah Clark (BES Cooking Tribe); Rayna Clayton (BES Redmen Beautification); Mason Eldridge (BES Seven Habits Reporters); Chloe Pickens (BES Sports Tribe); and Camden Redmon (BES Kindness Counts).

The top 4 winners in the Bucyrus Food Services department’s annual Future Chef competition were recognized. 2017 Champion Kyle Pifer, Alory Meade, Rainy Holmes, and Jake Stover received board commendations for their performance in the competition.

Students involved in this year’s Empty Bowl project presented a generous donation to the Bucyrus Backpack Program. The Empty Bowl project aims to help raise awareness for childhood hunger in America, and the students created handmade bowls that served as soup dishes for community members during the school play in March. This year’s project raised $1,080 to help purchase nearly 180 backpacks for Bucyrus students.

Members of the district’s Food Services staff and the High School Art Club were also recognized for volunteering their time to assist with this year’s Empty Bowl project. Individuals receiving commendations included: Joyce Barciz, Charmaine Teets, and Shirley Chapman (Food Services); Mariah Candel, Bailey Plumley, Jasmine Sweeney, Breanna Fry, and Sidney Stevens (BHS Art Club).

“The Board of Education enjoys recognizing all the tremendous accomplishments of Bucyrus students,” said Superintendent Kevin Kimmel. “We have kids doing tremendous work in and out of the classroom, and it’s important for the Bucyrus community to see that we have great kids!”

During the business portion of the meeting, the board approved all agenda items as presented. The next regular meeting for the Bucyrus Board of Education will begin at 5:00 p.m. in the Lincoln Administrative Center Thursday, May 25.