Almost time to say goodbye to GCHS senior class

By Kelsie Hoitomt

GLENWOOD CITY — Middle School/High School Principal Tim Johnson announced in his report at the Board of Education meeting that the senior class’ last day of high school is now almost a week away. Their last day will be May 16 with grades posted that Friday before graduation.

The seniors will be having their award ceremony and Baccalaureate on Wednesday, May 15 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church at 7:00 p.m.

In other news, was some serious dialogue among the board members about the capital projects and the removal of the storage shed near the track, the addition to the current restroom facility and the gaining of funds through donations and volunteerism.

The Board voted and agreed upon the removal of the storage shed through volunteerism, with two no votes from Charlotte Obermueller-Heimer and Kevin Bonte. Those two members had suggested the storage shed be put on Craig’s List for one week to see if someone would buy the shed, however this was voted down.

With the pavilion, the Board made a decision to approve the excavation for a minimum of a 40×20 foot pavilion to be attached to the west side of the existing restroom/storage facility.

There is also current discussion about donation and volunteerism opportunities including an auction, a fundraiser golf outing and a brick paver sale. Each of these are just ideas as of right now with further plans to be set this summer.

In other business, the Board also approved a “basic construction” summer school class due to all the construction that will be happening within the school district with the capital projects. The class was approved with 100 hours of class time, a credit or no credit option and a salary not to exceed $2,800. Students will have the opportunity to learn services like sheet rocking, cement laying, electrical wiring, etc.

Also, a big congratulations from the Board was given to high school teacher Carrie Hentz since she was awarded a grant for $10,250 to purchase iPads from the Discover Brighter Future Fund Grant.

Lastly, the Board approved the recommendation to exercise the remaining negotiated 2012-13 provisions.

The Board approved the action regarding the renewal/non-renewal for the purpose of staff reduction of the teacher contract of the Library Media Specialist.

The Board approved the individual teacher contracts for the 2013-14 school year.