There will be an early dismissal on Friday, January 20th. Staff will be trained in the Olweus Anti-Bullying Program.
I will be speaking at the next PTA meeting on January 30, at 6:30 PM regarding vouchers and charter schools.
Debbie and I will begin meeting with administrators and supervisors during the month of February regarding their proposed budgets for the 12-13 school year.
Comprehensive/Strategic Planning Meeting
The first comprehensive/strategic planning meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 6th beginning at 6:30 PM in the high school auditorium.
Meeting on Facilities
Mike and I will be meeting with Crabtree Rohrbaugh on Monday, February 13th to finalize facility options for the high school. We will have information to present at the February board meeting.
A board training was held on Saturday, January 14, 2012. Board goals were updated – I will be sure that board members receive a copy of the updated goals.
Overall Enrollment Pattern Over 5 Years (does not include PreK)
Kindergarten Enrollment Over 5 Years
Five year average: 61.4
SF Walking Club
The 2nd Annual Walking Club began at the start of the
2011-2012 school year and was completed right before
Thanksgiving Break. Winners recorded 588
miles and blew away their competition.
The winners are as follows; Angie Booth, Sandy Crouse, Cindy
The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the idea of service of worthy enterprise, with the main objective of Rotary to provide service in the community and throughout the world; Rotarians build goodwill & peace, and provide humanitarian service. The Rotary motto is "Service About Itself".
The SF Interact Club helped at the Berkeley Springs Rotary Basketball Tournament over the Winter Break by selling 50/50 tickets. They also raised money to help End Polio at the four home basketball games and at the tournament. In the fall, the club gathered items to fill shoe boxes in Operation Christmas Child. - written by Jenna Hollenshead, Club President.
Members include - Jenna
Hollenshead, Kelsey White,
The library has been very busy incorporating many new updates, materials and lessons. Miss Adams has been slowly checking existing books against the many new Accelerated Reading quizzes we obtained and changing them on the shelves and in the system to reflect their new status. Recently, Miss Adams purchased and donated about 50 gently used books that will be processed at home and made available to library users before the end of the school year. Finally, Miss Adams has become very concerned about students using social networking sites and has decided to incorporate a social networking safety unit into her library skills class. It will be first incorporated during the third marking and kept in future library skills block classes.
Macey Hollenshead – Player of the week, taken from the Public Opinion
The Christmas Programs were a big success as we had a packed house both evenings. I want to share a special thank you to Mr. Dave Smith for providing transportation.
Teachers at the elementary will be celebrating the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with their students this week.
The first faculty and staff Training on the Olweus Anti-Bullying program was held on December 23, 2011. We reviewed the core components of the program. Our next faculty and staff training will be held on January 20, 2012.
Kindergarten Transition meetings will occur on January 19, 2012.
Building Use Request
I have no building use requests at this time.
We will have our yearly monitoring visit and Early Childhood Rating on January 19, 2012, for our PreK Counts program.
20 11:45 Student Early Dismissal/Report Cards sent home
24 NED show 1:45 PM to approx. 2:30 PM
30 PTA Meeting 6:30 PM in the Elementary Library
1 Wacky Wednesday
8 Wacky Wednesday
14 Valentine Parties
15 Wacky Wednesday
17 No School-Possible Make up Day # 2
20 No School-President’s Day
21 PTA “Wolfgang Candy” fundraiser begins
Federal Programs Report
We are slated to have our updated allocations for Title IA and Title IIA within the next few weeks. Our district is being monitored this year as part of our three year monitoring cycle. More information will be sent from the Department of Education concerning the monitoring to occur.
I am meeting with Rob Stickler from Reynolds Energy on Friday to go through the high school and elementary buildings to look at needed upgrades and repairs related to energy savings.
I have (with the help of Lowell and the Ag class) the Ag classroom ready for a rough framing inspection.
Because of the milder weather I received the first load of heating oil the first week of January instead of the normal November or December delivery. That fuel was $3.06 per gallon.
I have had defective and leaking heating/cooling valves replaced in Mrs. Griest’s room recently. I also had to have two dielectric unions replaced on heating lines in the shop hallway.
After removing the old Harper house, the Presbyterian Church cleaned up the area, removed all the trees, graded and installed a chain divider between the two properties.
Business Manager Report
Completed and submitted the following reports:
* Expenditures Related to Exceptional Students for 2010-2011
* Public Utility Realty Tax Act (PURTA)
* Quarter reports for Title I, Title II and Pre-K (12/31/11)
I have started the Food Service Management Request for Proposals (RFP) and Contract for the 2012-2013 school year.
I submitted the letter to PDE requesting layover time for Routes 52, 59 and 60 for the 2011-2012 school year.
Nothing to report.
Supervisor of Special Education Report
Ms. Carnes presented special education evaluation procedures and qualifying data to elementary teachers during a recent faculty meeting.
Mandatory Special Education Plan Meeting
On January 23, 2012, I will be attending a meeting at TIU 11. This is an all-day meeting to discuss the special education plan for the next three years. The Special Education Plan will become part of the strategic plan for the district.
The Contingency paperwork was completed and submitted to see if our district is eligible for the funds again this year.
EI Transition Meetings
On Wednesday, January 18, 2012, there will be 12 transition meetings held in the elementary school. The meetings will address all students who previously have IEP’s prior to attending kindergarten.
On Wednesday, January 18, 2012, I will be supporting the tournament and assisting as a staff member and volunteer. Bocce ball tournament will be for all ages, students and adults who meet the criteria to play for Special Olympics. The tournament will be held from 6:00 – 8:30 PM.