Glenwood City School District welcomes new teachers

By Kelsie Hoitomt

GLENWOOD CITY- The Glenwood City Board of Education had their meeting on the evening of Monday, August 27.

During the administrator’s report, Director of Special Education and School Psychologist Tonia Miland reported on the new teacher in-service that started this Monday.

Within the Glenwood City School District there are five new teachers this year, four in the high school and one in the elementary.

Newly introduced in the high school; are science teacher Dan Hagstrom, english/language arts teacher Matthew Davis, social studies teacher Brandon Kieper and math teacher Rebecca Lamb.

New to the elementary in the early childhood/4K is Beth Lewis.

The new teachers were introduced to the rest of the school staff on Monday at the start of teacher in-service and they were assigned to mentors who will answer their questions and aid them in this first week.

Throughout the rest of the week, the teaching staff will be in several meetings and presentations where they discuss items like curriculum and new technology.

The 2012-2013 school year will begin on Tuesday, September 4.

In other business, Shane Peterson, president of Blue Thunder, presented during community comments the proposal of using the Hilltopper football field for a tournament on the weekend of September 29 and 30.

“Every five years Glenwood City hosts this tournament and this year is supposed to be our turn,” said Peterson.

The Board did decide to act on the proposal and they approved the Blue Thunder tournament that will host area schools; Boyceville, Spring Valley, Plum City and Durand.

The Board also approved
The Elementary Student/Parent Handbook
The Transportation Handbook upon amendments made at the meeting
The change to section 21.03 of the Professional Staff Handbook on teacher salary schedule
To accept the bid from All States Ag Parts Downing Tractor for the 1997 Blue Bird Bus