|Jennings students excel at science fair, art show|
|Thursday, March 21, 2013 2:40 PM|
Council created a fund which accommodates the one-time payment of $350 grant money given to the school by the state for a first-year teacher. The resident educator program is a transformative journey where in the teacher’s first year, they are introduced to the life of teaching and are provided instructional one-to-one mentoring, as well as the emotional support needed to accelerate the professional growth. Principal Nicholas Langhals spoke on the grant.
“The award is given one time each year for one teacher,” Langhals explained. “It helps pay their wages.”
Faculty and staff congratulated the high school students who excelled at the regional Science Fair on March 2, which included students receiving Superior ratings; Kyle Maag in Energy, Griffin Morman in Plants, Erin Eickholt in Environmental Science, Troy Ricker in Animal Science and a first-place special award from the Navy and Marines; and Ryan Hoersten in Chemistry and chosen as one of the top four projects qualifying him for an opportunity to attend the National Science Fair. In addition, Marissa Krietemeyer received an Excellent rating for her project.
Three high school students submitted their works of art and placed in the Kewpee Art Show held at Art/Space Lima in early March. Tyler Blankemeyer placed 1st in Sculpture, Kaylynn Noriega placed 2nd in Sculpture and Reanne Higginbotham placed 2nd in Mixed Media.
In other financial business, the board accepted the following donations: $50 to the Building Fund in memory of Patty Wittler; $2,000 to the Athletic Dept. from Musketeer Athletic Boosters; $177.90 to the Athletic Dept. for 8th-grade PCL Championship game teams for meals; books to the third-grade classroom from Nick Wurst and Joseph Klir; and books to the elementary library from Cameron and Sarah Gasser.
In old business, the board commended winter sports teams, the pep band, cheerleaders and student fans for a successful season. They also congratulated the students who participated in the All-County Band & Choir Show.
Board members accepted the resignations of Logan Smith, the JV basketball coach, and Jessica Kleman, the junior high cheerleader advisor. They also authorized two resolutions permitting the Superintendent to accept resignations and to hire staff between board meetings.
High school students will present their rendition of the musical “Little Mermaid” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Pre-sale tickets will be available in the High School Office today and Friday, 8 am to 12:30 p.m. Tickets cost $5.00 for adults, $4.00 for students and $4.00 for Senior Citizens, Saturday evening performance only, tickets at the door are $5.00.