Pine Valley hears about FFA trip

SOUTH DAYTON – The FFA chapter at Pine Valley School has had quite the adventure to Oswegatchie Educational Center in the Adirondack Park.

Twenty-four FFA students went on the trip. Advisor Isaac Habermehl and FFA President Andrew Miller presented to the board of education about what the students did.

“We had a fun time,” Miller said.

Miller, along with Student Board Member Stephanie Popielarz described the different activities the students in grades seven through 12 did. FFA donated $2,000 two years ago the low ropes course at the center so the students spent most of their time on this course. One of the obstacles the students had to work through was moving students from one island to another using two foot by eight foot boards. The students had to work together in order to ensure everyone passed from one island to the next. Each island was made out of pieces of wood on the ground. Each group of students completed seven to eight events in the low ropes course.

The board of education also approved to send a letter urging Congress and the Administration to amend the Budget Control Act. According to Superintendent Pete Morgante, the district could face cuts in Title 1, Title 2 and Title 6.

“It’s hard to say how much we would lose,” he said.

In other business, Terry Howard was appointed as superintendent of buildings and grounds. The board accepted Howard’s resignation from the position of building maintenance mechanic. Michelle Pattison and Lindsie Bentham were appointed as substitute teachers.

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