Saturday, December 17, 2016

Worth County School Board Accepts One Resignation, Hires New Teacher

The Worth County School Board accepted the resignation of Johnny Thurman, effective December 31st. At that time, he will become the new general manager for Country Corners. The board also voted to hire Keely Sherer as a new probationary teacher.

The Food Service program was rated as “average” by Superintendent Dr. Matt Martz. Strengths listed include the salad bar option and all you can eat fruits and vegetables, the fact that meals comply with nutritional guidelines, the fact that junior high and high school lunches are provided using offer instead of serve meaning less food waste, fewer complaints on food service staff, the new convection oven, and the new salad bar.

Concerns listed including the rising costs, the need for more equipment replacements (the steam table needs to be replaced), the need for a portable steam table to serve elementary breakfast, and the need for a fire suppression system for the gas stove area. Recommendations include looking at costs, looking at increasing meal prices, and upgrading the food service equipment.
The transportation program was rated as Excellent. Strengths listed including the Drivers Training Program; all drivers have the School Bus endorsement and went through 8 hours of training in Maryville. The school had a 90% Fleet Maintenance Award during 2015-2016 and purchased a new bus during the 2014-2015 school year.

Concerns listed include the age and condition of the vans, the age and conditions of the bus fleet, and the need for more drivers. Recommendations include seeking to purchase a new bus in 2017-2018 and looking for an 8-passenger van in good condition to replace one of the current vans.

Elementary Principal Chuck Borey reported that current enrollment was 151 students. Numbers include K=15, 1=22, 3=22, 3=27, 4=20, 5=17, and 6=28. Character Superstars for November include Brooke Monticue and Jordan Dannar (Kindergarten), Dale Deardorff and Samuel Stephenson (1st), Addison Gray and Ethan Lininger (2nd), Katie Fletchall and Garrett Richey (3rd), MacKenzie Walter (4th), Tyler New (5th), and Lanie Cousatte and Mikala Owens (6th). These kids earned a Party with the Principal in which they played Stuff the Turkey and made turkey cookies. 

Book Fair Week was held from December 12th to 16th. Monday was First Mate Monday, where kids brought in pennies and their favorite stuffed first mate. Tuesday was Shiver Me Timbers, in which kids brought in nickels and wore their favorite winter pajamas. Wednesday was Wear it All Wednesday, in which kids brought in dimes and wore their pirate costumes. Thursday was True Treasure Thursday, where kids brought in quarters and a treasure from home to show and tell. Friday was Fill it Up Friday, where kids brought in any coins to fill up the box and then spent time reading when Mr. Borey announced “Drop Everything and Read.”

On December 21st, there will be an Elementary Awards Assembly, a visit from Santa, and Elementary Class Christmas Parties. 

High School Principal Jon Adwell reported that Rob Goade, a retired band director from Centralia High School, came to work with the band on Tuesday, December 6th. At a future basketball game, the Traveling Pep Band from Northwest Missouri State will come and join the Pep Band for a performance. The Band and Choir performed at East Hills Mall in St. Joseph on December 12th. A winter formal was held on December 10th. Gary Steins from the REC granted the school to send one science teacher to MU for a two day workshop on electricity. This counts as continuing education hours.

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