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Cloverdale School Board Hears Athletic Department, S.C.O.R.E. Updates At Monday’s Meeting

October Students Of The Month Selected At CES, CMS & CHS
by Amanda York
Staff Writer

The October students of the month were announced during Monday night’s meeting of the Cloverdale School Board. They are, left to right: CES fourth grader Sarah Baker, CMS eighth grader James Jeier and CHS junior Miranda Tate. (Staff Photo) The October students of the month were announced during Monday night’s meeting of the Cloverdale School Board. They are, left to right: CES fourth grader Sarah Baker, CMS eighth grader James Jeier and CHS junior Miranda Tate. (Staff Photo) Members of the Cloverdale Community School Board, along with superintendent Dr. Carrie Milner, came together October 10 for their monthly meeting.

Following the approval of routine agenda items including September 12 meeting minutes and claims and financial reports, the board moved onto communications. During this time, the October students of the month were announced.

Cloverdale Elementary fourth grader Sarah Baker was chosen as the student of the month at CES. The daughter of Susan and Clark Baker, Sarah is a student in Mrs. Kemp’s class, enjoys history, and lists social studies as her favorite subject. She was part of the Destination Imagination team at CES and is also a Girl Scout, pianist and 4-H participant.

Mrs. Kemp said, “Sarah is always eager to learn. She already has seven careers that she is interested in attaining. I wouldn’t doubt that she could do them all at the rate she is going. Sarah comes to school everyday with a smile and a positive attitude. She is helpful to me as well as to her peers. Sarah is definitely respected by her peers as a person and a student. I can understand the students’ desire to be around Sarah, as she is always doing what she is supposed to do, and she has a wonderful sense of humor.”

At the middle school level, CMS eighth grader James Neier was chosen as student of the month for October. James is the son of Anna and David Neier and is active in the band program, where he plays tenor sax. In the future, James would like to attend college to study to become a video game designer.

Mr. Steffy said, “James is a very responsible and hardworking student. He is very accountable for his work and participates in class discussions that we have in social studies. He is a pleasure to have in class.”

CHS junior Miranda Tate, daughter of Jim and Regina Tate, has been named as the student of the month at the high school. Miranda lists her favorite class as English. Her extracurricular activities include band, track and field, student council, basketball, ambassadors and FCCUA. She also serves as vice president of the Science Club. Her future plans include attending college to obtain her PhD in psychiatry and a major in French. She plans to move to California and open her own practice.

Mrs. Holstrom said, “Miranda is a hardworking individual. She is a pleasure to have in the classroom, a student who will stay after school and go the extra mile.”

Following the presentation of student of the month honors, the board moved on to hear from Brad Sandy regarding the success of the elementary school’s S.C.O.R.E. initiative, a positive behavior support program.

“S.C.O.R.E. this year took off with a bang,” Sandy said. “We are going into our third year of it so almost everyone in the building has had it for several years. We had a great start to the year with our weekly convocations. It is going very well.”

Dr. Milner next addressed the board, giving a report on the ISBA/IAPSS fall conference, Cloverdale Community Scholarship Fund donations and an increase in the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant. Dr. Milner announced to the board that the corporation was granted an increase of $72,750.

Athletic director James Wade came before the board to give an up-to-date look at CCSC athletics. He announced that middle school athletics were just about complete for the fall season and that varsity competition at the high school was winding down as well.

“Really, things are going smooth and our kids have really done a great job this fall,” Wade said. “Our facilities… the new lights are working fantastic. We’ve actually had to add lighting to the east parking lot because the light is directed on the football field and we used to have spillover into the parking lot. We’ve added security lights in the parking lot. We have all but sold the outdoor lights that we did have. Anderson Prepatory Academy has offered to buy all 36 of those at $100 apiece. We may keep one or two of them, but they won’t just sit and go to waste, which is good.”

Wade also noted that the corporation is very close to reaching an agreement with Hendricks Regional Health regarding an athletic trainer. A change in the letter jacket policy is also being proposed.

Under new business, the board voted to adopt the proposed 2012 budgets, capital projects plan and school bus replacement plan. Cash transfer requests, facility use, professional leave and field trip requests were also approved.

In personnel matters, the following were approved: Employment

•Celinda Stanton, CES Instructional Aide

•Taylor Watkins, CHS Student Assistant Maternity Leave

•Courtney DeWeese, CES Special Education Teacher

The Cloverdale School Board will meet again on Monday, November 14, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Arthur L. Johnson Administration Center, located on East Logan Street in Cloverdale.

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