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By Marlana Smith
The North Shelby Board of Education met Thursday, September 22, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. in the high school library. All board members were present.
Adult Ag Teacher Jenny Bradley informed the board the MU Extension Office will be holding Ag Night on February 9, 2023.
The Homecoming Pep Rally will be Thursday, September 29 at 8 p.m.
FFA will be serving pulled pork at 5 p.m. prior to the homecoming game.
Softball senior night is scheduled for Monday, October 3. Band members, cheerleaders and football players will be recognized Friday, October 7.
Tinna Croy informed the board of the purchase of a new batting cage for $1,560.
The board approved the purchase of tables for the cafeteria for $18,497.31.
The board approved to pay $1,690 for a light to be put on the flagpole in front of the school.
Croy provided images of possible new rugs, a photo backdrop and tablecloth. The board voted to purchase five rugs for $8,024 and backdrop and tablecloth for $1,445.
The board approved to sell the following surplus items: two arch welders, band saw, two greenhouse heaters, MIG welder, and a table saw. Also included in the online auction are: several silk banners that once hung in the gym, hand painted wooden conference signs, hand painted wooden Raider signs, along with other older memorabilia. Bidding for the items will open Friday, September 30, at the homecoming game. Bids will be accepted until the basketball game against South Shelby.
The board approved to pay Lara Jones, who has been helping with the Color Guard team $250.
Board members approved to pay anybody driving the bus to sporting events.
The board voted to pay a para $20
per day to ride with a student on the bus after school.
Croy informed the board of the enrollment numbers have increased.
High School Principal Report
Landon Daniel provided the following information to the board:
Congratulations to the following students for earning a main character role in the North Shelby/South Shelby Musical at Hawkins Theater for this November. Christine Miles, Caroline Linberger, Rylie Dunn, Ceairra Kirby, Jack Hicks and Adam Staples. Also earning roles in the musical are Riley Stoneburner, Lindy Schwanke and Adrien Wiley.
School was not in session on September 19 for Professional Development. Teachers were involved in trainings by the Sheriff’s Department for ALICE, CPR certification for coaches, teacher-led Kagan strategies for classroom instruction and Applied Behavior Analysis by Stacey Martin.
Grade checks were Tuesday, September 20.
North Shelby/South Shelby Softball Pink Out will be Thursday, September 29 at 5 p.m. at South Shelby. Proceeds will go to Neighbors Helping Neighbors.
The Homecoming Pep Rally will be held at 8 p.m. on September 29. Homecoming will be September 30 when the Raiders play Keytesville at 7 p.m. Classes will decorate banners and floats for the parade that day. The parade will be at 2:30 in Shelbyville. The FFA Pork BBQ will start at 5 p.m. The dance will be held in the elementary gym after the game until 11 p.m.
Elementary Principal Report
Jennifer Rich provided the following information to the board:
Teachers participated in PD on Friday, August 19 and Monday, August 22.
Susan Wilson gave each student in the elementary baseline testing in math using a new program called Frontline. This is replacing our Accidence Math that we didn’t find to give us meaningful data. She has started pushing in and pulling students that were identified to need some extra support.
Paige Smith also gave each student the Accidence Reading Assessments. From this information and teach input, students are being pulled to get extra help in reading and sometimes she pushes in to help with reading or language in the classroom.
The Sped. Team has met monthly team meeting and several IEP meetings with parents.
PAT started off the year with a parent café on Friday, September 9 at the Shelbyville Park. Children and tehri caregivers from North Shelby and South Shelby were invited to participate. Kelly McEwen and Mendy Schaffer planned activities for the children and caregivers to do together. This also gives those stay-at-home moms a chance to have some adult communication. Kelly provided snacks and a story time at the end of the morning. NS and SS work together to have a joint PAT program through the state.
While going into classrooms, I have seen teachers doing some great things to get the year started out right. I’ve seen some team building, class building and some cooperative learning strategies being implemented. This is great to since our PD focus this year is using Kagan Cooperative Learning strategies in our classrooms to help with behavior issues.