Minster students excel in classroom, athletics


For the Sidney Daily News



Minster High School will see some renovations done in the near future.

Minster High School will see some renovations done in the near future.


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MINSTER — Minster Schools have had another successful year.

“Our students have performed well in and out of the classroom,” said Superintendent Brenda Boeke. “Our graduating class of 2017 was comprised of 93 percent going on to further their education at a two or four year school. One percent entered the military and 6 percent entered the workforce. Our students also came home with a state runner-up trophy in girls track, a state championship trophy in baseball this spring and this fall came home with two more state championships in girls cross country and division VII football. Our students work hard to maximize their talents both in and out of the classroom.”

Her report continues:

During the 2017-18 school year, we continue to live our mission of challenging today’s students to become tomorrow’s leaders. This year we have added several elective course offerings: Anatomy and Physiology II for college credit, Intro to Video Production, Ceramics II, Spanish IV, Personal Finance, Advanced Art and Engineering Design. Our students were directly involved in creating these additional courses.

This year we have also chosen to immerse our students in a culture of growth. At the elementary school students understand the power of YET- “Yearn to learn, Embrace the struggle, and Take a risk.” Students are asked to stand on their “mental tip toes” and reach for the next bit of knowledge. They are encouraged and guided to tackle new challenges with grit and determination. At the Junior/Senior High School students are asked to embrace the power of a CAT. Cat identifies three values Courageous, – getting out of our comfort zones to be the best version of ourselves, Accountable- equipped with the skills to be ready for tomorrow and Thoughtful- counting on and supporting others. Our students are recognized for understanding the Power of Yet and what it means to be a CAT. It truly is an honor to be a Wildcat.

Over the summer we hired new employees. We welcomed to the Minster school community Dr. Jason Spencer as our grade 7-12 principal. Alicia Everman joined us as our new psychologist. Additionally we hired kindergarten teacher, Mandy Bornhorst; health and physical education teacher, Chelsea Oren; high school math teacher, Tyler Karhoff; and elementary custodian Annette Moran. An additional change to our personnel is that of appointing Josh Clune as director of student services. We are excited to have these high quality individuals join our staff with a passion and purpose in their respective areas of expertise.

Our school facilities are getting a face lift with the renovation of the Minster Junior/Senior High School Our Ohio Facilities commission project started in 2016. We are currently in the design phase of the renovation. Areas to be addressed include but are not limited to: heating, ventilation/air conditioning, electrical, plumbing, lighting, site conditions and technology. Construction in earnest is to begin this May with the most visible change being the relocation of the main office to the current media center and the media center to the current office. This will allow for a more secure entry. The planning has been exciting and we are eager for the construction to begin.

Minster Schools have had an exciting 2017 and are looking forward to 2018.

Minster High School will see some renovations done in the near future.
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For the Sidney Daily News