Revere School Board approves hiring of new football coach

BATH — The Revere Local Schools Board approved the hiring of Robert Nickol as Revere High School‘s (RHS) new head football coach on Jan. 18.
In an accompanying press release, Sporting Director Don Seeker said: “We are very excited about the opportunity to sign Bobby Nickol. He ticked all the boxes of what we look for both in the classroom and on the football pitch. The Revere Local School District has a rich history and tradition of academic excellence. We are hiring an excellent educator who will also be our head football coach.
Nickol has been coaching since 2005 and comes to Revere after an 11-year stint as assistant coach at Barberton High School and then as head football coach at St. Vincent/St. Mary High School from 2018 to 2021. Nickol replaces Rob Karovic, who recently stepped down after serving as the Minutemen’s head coach for the past two years. Nickol was an educator for 14 years, most recently at Barberton, where he taught modern American history and psychology/sociology.
Board chairman Keith Malick said a lot of effort went into the selection process for the position, which started with more than 40 applicants and during which Nickol quickly rose to the top.
Superintendent Michael Tefs announced January as School Board Appreciation Month and told the board, “We are grateful as a school district for your commitment and support. He presented each board member with a Revere knit beanie as a thank-you gift.
The board also heard school growth plans for Bath Elementary School (BES) and RHS.
The BES Plan, presented by Principal Dan Fry and teachers Deidre Hichens, Stephanie Thonen, Sandy Kahoe and Jen Jacoby, focuses on social and emotional learning for students and staff and is integrated with behavior intervention support positive. The school plan and general culture will focus on problem-based learning with the academic goal of working on writing opportunities in all content areas and creating rubrics for all grade levels.
The HRH plan, presented by Principal Andrew Peltz and teacher Rachel Walgate, focuses on critical thinking and real-world applications, with the following goals: to teach students how to collect and use sources of data to respond appropriately to critical thinking issues; embed the values ​​of the “Vision of a Minuteman” into programming and curriculum; and enhance the overall student experience at RHS for a climate that is inclusive of all students, provides different pathways to success, and encompasses students’ academic, social, physical, and emotional development.
Also at the meeting, the facilities committee announced that the central office project has been completed and that improvements to the Richfield Elementary School (RES) playground and building roof repairs will hopefully be completed. carried out this summer, and that the parking project will soon be the subject of a call for tenders. Other pending projects are the new stadium entrance, renderings of which have been completed and are expected to go to tender soon, and preliminary discussions on a new connector between RES and RHS.
Committee chair Claudia Hower explained that the committee was exploring ideas such as a sidewalk and crosswalk to allow visitors to park at the RES and safely attend events on the other side of the street at the RHS. She added that there was no definitive plan yet.
Mike Kahoe, board member, reported from the Cuyahoga Valley Career Center (CVCC), noting that HRH students from the Electrical Equipment Technology Group helped raise more than 1,300 Christmas wreaths for the graves of ‘Veterans. He added that the CVCC will present Career Tech Education Week from February 7-11.
In other matters, the board approved:
• a service agreement with Wings of Change Therapy Inc. to provide student services;
• a special event agreement with Live Nation Worldwide Inc. for the use of the Blossom Music Center for the June 5, 2022 HRH graduation;
• a new one-semester Advanced Placement (AP) macroeconomics course for sophomores, juniors and seniors;
• accept the donation of a Casio musical keyboard to Claudia Hower’s RES music department; and
• personal items.
The board also recognized the following outstanding students: from RES, Lucas Fuciu for his hard work, dedication and perseverance, and Donovan Losh for his positive perseverance; from BES, Anna Bockstoce, Brody Weyrauch and Emily Stupczy for serving as “morning voices” for morning announcements; from Revere Middle School, eighth grader Will Bernotovicz for leading Will Do Landscaping since fourth grade, as well as Kaley Lanza and Alaina Sample for their work with the Science Club; and to RHS, Anna Freeman and Paige Hudnall for their work with Active Minds, a student-run program that promotes mental health support and education and seeks to break the stigma surrounding mental health.
At the board’s organizational meeting on January 11, Malick was elected board chair and Claudia Hower vice-chair for this year, and the board approved the fiscal year 2023 budget and payment of 2022 membership dues. members of the Ohio School Boards Association.
The next meeting is scheduled for February 15 at 5:30 p.m. at the RHS Media Center, located at 3420 Everett Road.

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