POMEROY — Meigs County Commissioners on Thursday approved two proclamations regarding Meigs Primary School.
The first proclamation approved was the Character Counts proclamation, which proclaims Oct. 19-23 as Character Counts Week in Meigs County. According to the proclamation, Character Counts is a program administered by the nonprofit organization, Josephson Institute. The program centers on basic values known as the Six Pillars of Character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.
Those representing Character Counts at the meeting were Ryan Eaton, social services coordinator at Meigs Elementary School (both primary and intermediate schools), Meigs Intermediate after school program director Kim Wolfe, Josie Russell, social services coordinator at Meigs High School, Julie Mayer, Meigs Elementary School social worker, Victoria Grimm, social services coordinator at Meigs Middle school and Russ Fields, Meigs Intermediate School counselor.
The next proclamation approved by the commissioners was the Bucket Fillers Proclamation. Those representing this proclamation were Meigs Primary School social worker Shawn Weaver and Meigs Primary School counselor Brenda Phalin. According to the proclamation, in the 1960s, Donald O. Clifton first created the “Dipper and Bucket” metaphor, which basically means that each of us has a bucket and a dipper. When our bucket is empty we feel sad, and when our bucket is full we feel happy, and we can empty or fill our bucket based on our actions.
Clifton later went on to co-author the book, “How Full is Your Bucket?” He was also named the father of strength psychology. On a local level, Phalin said that every Meigs Primary student from kindergarten through second grade has a bucket in their classroom. If teachers or administrators see a student doing something positive, a raindrop is placed into their bucket and at the end of the year they can redeem prizes. Phalin said in the case of students with special needs, the students receive fake coins because they are shiny, which catches the students’ attention, and are more tangible to the students. At the end of the year the students can take their raindrops or coins and redeem prizes.
This year’s Bucket Filler Week in Meigs County is set for Oct. 26-30.
The commissioners also acknowledged the liquor license transfer from Kountry Resort Kampground LLC. to Campbell Kidds Inc. doing business as Kountry Resort Campground, Chester Township. The transfer is beer only in original containers for carryout until 1 a.m.
The commissioners also approved the appropriation of $1,500 in funds to the commissioners and appropriation adjustment requests in the amount of $10,000 the sheriff’s office and $3,040.55 to the treasurer. Minutes and bills were also approved.
There will be an Issue 2 meeting at 10 a.m. Oct. 29 with a Home Health Care Hospice Month Proclamation from Sara Gore on Nov. 12.
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