By Kelsie Hoitomt
BOYCEVILLE – The Boyceville Board of Education was pleased to share that Catelynn Clark was accepted as the recipient of the Academic Excellence in Education Scholarship.
The particular award goes to the graduating senior with the highest grade point average at the end of seven semesters. Clark qualified as the recipient after having a 4.236 GPA.
The alternates were named as well in order of GPA, which included Bryor Hellmann (4.105), Dylan Windsor (4.088), Peter Duerst (4.070) and Clayton Windsor (4.036).
The Board also approved Connie Swanson being awarded the 2014 WICPA Accounting Careers Awareness Grant in the amount of $1,863.
The money will go towards Swanson getting “exposure to the diverse world of accounting by attending presentations at Culver’s, Epic Headquarters, Edgewood College and the Kohl Center.”
Swanson also filled out a grant writing approval form to the Board requesting a Carl Perkins Mini-Grant in the amount of $411.
The grant was approved and the money will be used to increase financial awareness through the participation in a personal finance simulation.
Elementary Principal, Nick Kaiser shared that Coleen Pember earned $500 to use towards fire safety curriculum materials for the fourth grade. The fourth grade class also recently received a Target grant of $700 to offset costs of their trip to Madison.
In other news, Superintendent Kevin Sipple shared that Centennial Celebration committee has decided to have the majority of the activities focused around homecoming week, which is September 8-13.
Sipple also stated that there are currently two “make-up” days due to inclement weather and those will be completed on June 9 and 10.
In terms of action taken, the Board approved the retirement request from Maribeth Ballard, who will be leaving the district at the end of the school year after she provided nearly 20 years of service.
The Board approved the revisions to the 2013-14 budget and the treasurer’s report was approved as presented as well.
The Board approved to adopt the 2014-15 school calendar as presented.