Administrative Reports

 
 

 


Southern Fulton School District Work Session

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

 

 

High School Report

 

Opening of School

 

The opening of school was pretty smooth. All of the students as of today are set with their schedule for the remainder of the year.  We made approximately 65 schedule adjustments including the PSSA remedial math class for eleventh graders, numerous new special education enrollments and balancing of classes. 

 

“Student of the Month”

 

Student of the month will begin in October.  The teachers will be nominating a student by the middle of the month to receive the “Student of the Month Award.”  A student can be given this honor for academics, extra-curriculars or a very special good deed.  I would like to recognize some students for doing outstanding work this summer.

 

Fair Results

 

The results are in for our FFA students and their showing at the fair.  The following list is the participation and results:

 

Swine:

 

Andy Meyer – first lightweight class #1, first showmanship senior

 

Joshua Sipes – fifth heavyweight class #1

 

Tyler Trail – fifth middleweight class #1 fifth showmanship intermediate division

 

Stacy Mellott – sixth heavyweight class #2

 

Christy Hill – seventh heavyweight class #2

 

Sheep:

 

Andy Meyer – third middleclass #1

Second showmanship senior

 

Steer:

 

Joshua Sipes – first heavyweight class # 1

Fourth showmanship Intermediate division

 

Christy Hill – third middleweight class #2

 

Tyler Trail – fifth middleweight class #3

Third showmanship intermediate division

 

CJ Blankley fifth middleweight class #2

Second showmanship senior division

 

Shelly Diehl fifth lightweight class #1

 

Goats:

 

Joshua Sipes – third lightweight  class #1

 

Keri Schriever – second dairy goat 1yr. and under

Fifth showmanship intermediate division

Fourth market goat 1yr. and under

Second market goat

third market goat

 

Fair Display:

 

Warfordsburg FFA FIRST

 

Fair Queen:

 

Keri Schriever  - first runner up

Heather Pittman – contestant

 

Dairy:

 

9 grand and reserve champions showing red/white Holsteins and gurnseys

 

Supreme youth champion with red /white Holsteins -  Shelly Diehl

 

We had a student, Tabitha Macon attended Governor’s School at Millersville University to study and practice the art of teaching.  This is an honor to be chosen and represent our school in this fashion.

 

 

 

“One on One” Club

 

The One on One club which is basically a "homework" club for students will continue this year. One junior high student will be matched with one honors student or community adult for one hour once a week. The club will meet on Tuesdays from 3:15 to 3:45 in the library with students being picked up no later than 4:15. This will begin September 28, 2006.  If any adults are not employees of the district, they will get the appropriate clearances.  A list of volunteers will be provided at next month’s board meeting.

 

Activity Period Clubs

 

Students have chosen their clubs for the year and we are off to a good start.  During this time we have four classes of PSSA Prep on Tuesdays and three classes on Thursdays in order to remediate and prepare for this year’s exam. 

 

Enrollment Numbers at the High School

 

7th grade- 79 total – 42 males and 37 females

8th grade-  69 total  - 34 males and 35 females

9th grade-  66 total  - 38 males and 28 females

10th grade-68 total  - 29 males and 39 females

11th grade-73 total  - 32 males and 41 females

12th grade-72 total  - 42 males and 31 females

 

The total in the high school at this time is 428.

Last year there were 400 at the end of the year.

 

This differs from last year in the following way:

7th grade- 73 total – 37 males and 36 females

8th grade-  65 total  - 35 males and 30 females

9th grade-  70 total  - 30 males and 40 females

10th grade-73 total  - 32 males and 41 females

11th grade-86 total  - 47 males and 39 females

12th grade-51 total  - 24 males and 27 females

 

The total in the high school at this time is 418.

 

SAT

 

The SAT will be given again at our school on November 4, 2006 at 8:00 a.m.  Students are registered through the College Board.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Open House

 

Open House for grades 7-12 was held on Thursday, August 31, from 7- 8:30 p.m.  It was attended by many parents/guardians.  The numbers concern me and we are thinking of ways to improve attendance for next year.

 

Building Usage

 

Monday, September 25, 2006 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. will be a drug awareness program for students and families.  This program was sponsored by the Hope team and funded by the safe and drug free grant.

 

Field Trip

 

12th grade students scoring proficient on the PSSA are going to Ocean City on September 17 and September 18.  This was budgeted and approved last year.

 

FFA to leave for Farm Show Complex to attend the dairy judging forum on September 19.  Students will leave the school at 7:30 and return approximately 3:00 p.m. This will be paid for by the FFA.

 

Hope team taking students Ropes Course for students on September 20.  This trip is for students with leadership potential to aid with the skills to transform them into school leaders.  Bus will be leaving at 8:00 a.m. in front of the building.  Bus will return approximately 3:00 p.m.  This will be paid for with the safe and drug free grant.

 

CareerLink will be coming to talk to Mrs. Keebaugh’s classes during 3rd period on September 20 to discuss transition.

 

Mr. Sholes will take 6 students to the student forum at the Tuscarora Intermediate Unit#11.  This was budgeted in the gifted account.

 

FFA to go to Cove Mills Harvest Reunion will attend Friday, September 22, 2006, Saturday, September 23, 2006 and Sunday, September 24, 2006 from 7:30 – 3:00.  No cost to the district.

 

Mr. Sholes will be taking 9-12 students to State College for Scholastic Scrimmage practice.  Some of the gifted students as well as regular student body will be participating in the Scholastic Scrimmage program this year through PBS.  This was budgeted in the gifted account.

 

Individual School Pictures

 

Individual School Pictures will be taken on October 10, 2006.

 

 

 

 

Elementary Report

 

Luncheon with Grandparents

 

In honor of Grandparents’ Day on Sunday, September 10, grandparents were given the opportunity to eat lunch with their grandchildren on Friday, September 8.  We had approximately 270 grandparents.  Wow!! 

 

Book Fair

 

$5,186.28 was brought in during the book fair during the first week of school.  That is an increase of $1,467.38 from the previous year.  Congratulations to Sally Wilson, librarian.

 

PTA News

 

Officers were elected at the PTA meeting that was held on Monday, September 11.

 

President – Heather Powell

Vice-President – Denise Clingerman

Secretary – Becky Duvall

Treasurer – Angie Bishop

 

The next PTA meeting is scheduled for October 9.

 

Current Enrollment Numbers

 

Kindergarten                69

First Grade                   65

Second Grade              71

Third Grade                  62

Fourth Grade                73

Fifth Grade                   66

Sixth Grade                  82

 

Total                           488

 

End of 05-06                494

 

Curriculum Advisory Council Meeting

 

I will be attending a CAC Meeting at the IU on Wednesday, September 20, 2006.

 

Upcoming Events

 

September 27               First Reading Meeting

 

October 4                    Students in grades 1-6 going to high school auditorium

October 23-27             Red Ribbon Week

October 27                  Fall Party

 

 

Federal Programs Report

 

Nothing to report.

 

 

 

Facilities Manager Report

 

Outside Maintenance

 

We are doing outside maintenance since the rain has stopped.

 

 

 

Business Manager Report

 

Auditors

 

The auditors will be here on Wednesday to continue the audit.

 

Information on Activity Run

 

I have taken an estimate of the mileage for the activity runs and have talked with Jeff Rayborn concerning a bus purchase. He is willing to give us all of the help that we need if we decide to purchase a bus. I have included price ranges that he has given me.

 

 

 

Technology Specialist Report

 

ES Network Problem

 

There was a problem at the ES whereby at certain times various people could not access anything on the network.  This took several days to track down and fix but is resolved now.

 

 

ES Communication Line

 

I’ve been testing the new T1 line that is to replace our existing DSL line.  On Tuesday (9/19) around 5 p. m. I plan to switch the lines so that the whole ES is using the faster line.  Preliminary tests show it will be three to four times faster.