Board approves extra time to length of school day at GCHS

By Kelsie Hoitomt

GLENWOOD CITY — The Glenwood City Board of Education approved at Monday night’s meeting the change in the length of the school day.

Currently the school day in the high school begins at 8:10 a.m. and with the latest approval, the academic day will begin ten minutes sooner at 8:00 a.m.

 This has been in discussion amongst the board members for a couple months now. The members have agreed that this additional ten minutes will be used for more focus time for the students. This will give the students 30 minutes each week of extra support time and time to work on assignments.

In other news, the elementary school raised $600.00 during the Quarters Around the Gym event that took place two weeks ago. This money was donated to WestCAP for the Back Pack program that the elementary participates in.

In a technology update by Principal Tim Johnson, it was shared that the Ipad lab is starting to be put together in the high school. Johnson was also awarded a grant which funded the purchase of two promethean boards and document cameras.

In other business, the Board approved the voluntary softball practices on March 29, April 4, 14, 21 and May 27 if needed.

The Board approved the overnight stay on March 15 for the Science Olympiad team’s state competition.

Lastly, the Board approved the 2013-14 school calendar as was presented.