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CCSC Board Receives Student Health Advisory Board Update; Readies For End Of School Year

Curious Clovers Team Advances To The Global Finals In Knoxville, TN
by Amanda York Staff Writer

 The seven members of the Cloverdale Community School Corporation Board, along with superintendent Dr. Carri Milner, came together Monday evening for their final meeting of the 2011 school year.

Moving through routine matters, the board moved quickly on to communications where students of the month for May were announced.

Third grader Roshan Randell was chosen as student of the month for Cloverdale Elementary. Roshan is the son of Joseph Duncan and Tiffany Brazlovitz. He lists reading as his favorite subject and is a dedicated big brother to little brother, Alijah Duncan.

Mrs. Neese said, “Roshan puts forth his best effort on every assignment and always returns his homework. He comes to school with a positive attitude, ready to learn. Roshan is friendly to others, willing to help adults or peers in any way he can. I can always count on Roshan to make good choices, both academically and with his behavior. He is truly deserving of the honor of being our CES Student of the Month.”

The CMS Student of the Month honor was awarded to fifth grader Annika Whitlock. Annika is the daughter of Todd and Dianna Whitlock and lists her favorite teachers as Mrs. Mann and Mrs. Kemp. She enjoys sports and is involved in cross-country, volleyball, track, basketball and softball. In the future she plans to attend college and study athletic training.

Mrs. Williamson said, “Annika is never without a smile. She’s always polite and witty and willing to help anyone. I love her sense of humor. Great choice for student of the month.”

Chauncey Baker, a junior, was chosen as student of the month at the high school level. Chauncey is the son of Raymond and Ulisa Baker and lists his favorite subject as English. His hobbies include band, watching movies, camping and backpacking. Chauncey is involved in choir, SADD club, audio/visual for sports teams, teen court, Scouts, PIE Coalition and he played the part of ‘Wilbur’ in this year’s play, “Charlotte’s Web.” His future plans are to complete his Eagle Scout project this summer and work at Philmont Trail Crew in New Mexico and to attend Ball State University for communications and film after high school.

“I have had the privilege of having Chauncey as a student in my classes the past two years, as well as him video taping our basketball games for the past two seasons,” computer applications teacher Mr. Pat Rady said. “Some of the qualities I would use to describe Chauncey are: respectful, dedicated, conscientious and outgoing. One of Chauncey’s biggest strengths is his creativity. He is continually thinking outside the box and this reflects in his work. He is also a young person who has a long-term vision for his future. Chauncey would like to have a career as a movie director. With his work ethic, passion and creative mind, I have a feeling that some day we will be watching Chauncey’s work on the big screen.” Following student of the month honors, the board moved on to hear an update on the student health advisory council from both Julie Williamson and Lisa Baker. Dr. Jamie Cooper was commended for her work with the school corporation and thanked for her tasteful, frank, open question and answer session with high school students.

“I know our pregnancy rate has dropped considerably compared to last year,” Baker said. “I really am very pleased with that. I think because we had her come and speak to our younger women, that really had something to do with that. I really do appreciate Dr. Cooper coming in and doing this service for us. She was the one who initiated this, she and the hospital, because they see that there is a need in our community.”

A 2011 remediation update was given by Dr. Milner, including Knoy Camp and high school online remediation. It was noted that enrollment in driver training is down and students from other school corporations would be accepted.

Dr. Milner also gave an update on the various endowments available to the corporation. It was noted that the community scholarship fund totals $180,613, which is an increase of about $3,867. The school corporation endowment currently totals approximately $37,000. It was noted that the funds are beginning to increase slightly. The Knoy Resource Center endowment currently totals $33,077.19, an increase of $2,095.33.

The last student days for this school year were announced for Cloverdale students and teachers at the board meeting. Dr. Milner noted that the last student day is Friday, May 27, the last teacher day is Tuesday, May 31 and the 2011 graduation ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 28 at 4:00 p.m.

Following the public recognition of Precision Controls for sponsoring the annual board retreat, the council moved on to new business.

The board voted to approve a long list of facility use and field trip requests as well as one cash transfer request.

A $.10 lunch price increase was also approved for the upcoming school year, bringing the corporation more in line with what the state reimburses for.

The Curious Clovers, the Cloverdale Destination Imagination team was recognized at the meeting for their involvement in the recent Southern Regional Tournament, where they placed first and advanced to the state finals. Competing against teams from Jasper, Hamilton Southeastern and other large districts, the Clovers picked up first runner-up honors, advancing to the global finals on May 23-26 at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. The team consists of Annika Whitlock, Jimmy Tate, Eddie Mannan, Hannah Long, Tyce Jackson, Sarah Baker, Evan Williamson and coach Brad Sandy.

Before adjourning, the board voted unanimously on personnel matters, approving the following: Retirements

•Jane Irwin, CES teacher

•Sandy Phipps, CHS teacher

•Carolyn Mann, CHS

•Forest Kean, Maintenance

•Rosalie Kean, CMS Custodian Resignations

•Amanda Hampton, CHS Coaching (Hire/Volunteer)

•David Petty, CHS assistant football coach

The next meeting of the Cloverdale School Board will take place Monday, June 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Arthur L. Johnson Administration Center.

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