The Flagship Awards are part of Port Clinton City School District’s recognition program to honor parents, community members, staff and students that help the district fulfill its motto of “Proudly Charting a Course for Success.” At the recent Port Clinton Board of Education meeting, Jodi Smothers, Angie Reineck and Tina Thompson were honored with Flagship Awards.
The award winners, and reasons for receiving the specific honors, were:
Jodi Smothers, First Mate Award: Smothers has committed many selfless volunteer hours in dedication to the Port Clinton School District music programs. She organizes events, making sure band uniforms look outstanding, as well as marching band uniforms, concert formals for orchestra and band, and robes and stoles for choirs.
Smothers also coordinates the hefty job of summer dry-cleaning, uniform assignment, fitting, hemming, distribution and tracking inventory for all three high school programs. She is extremely organized, a great communicator, and a huge asset to all music programs.
Angie Reineck, Flagship Captain Award: In addition to the many tasks of a school nurse, the past year with the school in a pandemic mode has added even more responsibility. Reineck is the school nurse for the high school and middle school, and took on the responsibility of being district “Covid Coordinator.” Working closely with the Ottawa County Health Department, she reported cases and helped with contact tracing to minimize the spread of Covid-19.
A leader in the Restart of PC Schools movement, Reineck has been proactive, collaborative, insightful, professional, wise and insightful. Her guidance has proven to be valuable to administrators, teachers and families.
Tina Thompson, Flagship Crew Award: Thompson has been faithful to her alma mater, Port Clinton High School, and Port Clinton City Schools throughout her entire career as owner of Coffee Express. Thompson is always willing to assist or donate to school fundraisers, help cater staff events, and even deliver staff meals to school buildings.
A committed member of the Port Clinton community and a partner with the school district, everyone had good wishes for Thompson to enjoy all that retirement has to offer and expressed their gratitude for her dedication to the Port Clinton school community.