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Cloverdale School Board Addresses Routine Matters At Monday Meeting

November’s Students Of Month Honored At CES, CMS And CHS
by Amanda York Staff Writer

Honored as students of the month during Monday’s meeting of the Cloverdale School Board were, Angela Pieper for the middle school, Joseph Rumley for the high school, and Michaela Nees for the elementary. (Staff Photo) Honored as students of the month during Monday’s meeting of the Cloverdale School Board were, Angela Pieper for the middle school, Joseph Rumley for the high school, and Michaela Nees for the elementary. (Staff Photo) Members of the Cloverdale School Board, along with superintendent Dr. Carrie Milner, recently convened for their November 2011 meeting.

With all board members present, the meeting came to order and routine matters such as meeting minutes and claims and financial reports were approved. Next, the board held the first reading of new policies regarding computer technology and networks, student network and Internet acceptable use, safety and staff network and Internet acceptable use and safety.

Moving on, the board recognized students of the month from all three schools. At the elementary school, third grader Michaela Nees was honored. Michaela is the daughter of Jamie and Michael Nees and is a student in Mrs. Collins’ class. She enjoys reading and spelling and loves everything about school.

“Michaela is an outstanding young lady,” Mrs. Collins shared. “She is an excellent student because she chooses to be. Michaela loves to learn and actually pushes herself to achieve more in class. She is the type of student that every teacher wishes for. Michaela makes every day special because she al- ways thinks of others first. She is so caring, helpful, and considerate at all times. Michaela sets a wonderful example for the other students. She is very deserving of this award.”

CMS student Angela Pieper is the student of the month at the middle school. She is the daughter of Kim and Danny Pieper. She is active in sports, participating in volleyball and basketball and also plays the flute in the band. Angela lists her favorite teacher as Mrs. Rady and in the future would like to attend Purdue University and apply to veterinary school. Her dream job would be a small animal veterinarian.

Mr. Walton said, “Angela is a very polite and courteous student. She is focused on completion of her homework and other assignments She has stayed after school on numerous occasions on her own to complete assignments. These qualities set a good example for other students and athletes to follow. Angela is a joy to have in class.”

Senior Joseph Rumley has been honored as the student of the month at Cloverdale High School. He is the son of Laurie Ferguson and Phil Rumley. His favorite subject is game design/3D animation at Area 30. His hobbies and interests include playing video games, basketball, playing guitar and volleyball. His future plans are to attend college at Indiana University and run track.

Mrs. Tomlinson said, “As a parent, Joe Rumley is the kind of young man that you want your child to have as a friend. In all the years that I have known Joe, through in and out of school experiences, he is one that can always be counted on. He is a kind young man who has the inner courage to pursue his own path. We would like to ‘clone’ him if at all possible. More ‘Joe Rumleys’ would definitely be a good thing!”

After the completion of the student of the month honors, the board moved on to hear from Karen Kippenbrock regarding technology updates. Several new programs regarding Internet safety and social networking are in the works as well as a storage unit.

The board also heard from Mr. James Wade regarding the hiring of an athletic trainer, Anastasia Berkley, hailing from Illinois and now living in Danville. She will be on the school campus each day of the week at 3:00 p.m. until the last practice is completed. She will be at every home event and many of the away events.

Mr. Sonny Stoltz was the next to take the floor, discussing a new initiative of community outreach. According to a handout distributed by Stoltz, Lora Busch, Executive Director of Area 30 Career and Technical Center, is working with the Department of Workforce Development–Region 7 to bring new opportunities to adult learners through an outreach effort at the Knoy Resource Center. This outreach opportunity, training for level one entry welder, will provide participants with level one SENSE certification by the American Welding Society. The initiative is led by Martha Finch Anderson, an adult education coordinator with the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

Board members noted concerns regarding the ventilation system in the current welding area. It was noted that it would be at minimal cost to the corporation. According to Stoltz, there is a ventilation system currently not being used, available at the middle school, and a member of the community has volunteered to install the unit.

Next on the agenda, the board heard from Dr. Milner regarding textbook reimbursement and the 2012- 2013 school calendar.

Moving on to new business, the board approved the 2012 budget, ratifications of the teacher contract, cash transfer requests, middle and high school improvement plans, facility use requests, professional leave requests and field trip requests.

Approval of personnel items included: Coaching Leave

•Kimberly Bailey, head girls’ softball coach for 2011- 2012 season Hire/Volunteer

•Brian Knapp, interim girls’ varsity softball coach

•Dave Raisor, interim girls’ junior varsity softball coach

•Ed Stevens, seventh grade girls’ basketball coach

•Tyler Payne, volunteer wrestling coach

•Matt Sands, volunteer wrestling coach

•Donnie Helterbrand, volunteer wrestling coach

•Rob Stout, volunteer wrestling coach

•Chad Chrisman, volunteer basketball coach

Following the regular meeting, Stoltz asked the board to hear from corporation band director Bill Cole regarding field trip requests and a request to allow five students from Monrovia to participate with the Cloverdale students . The board heard and approved those requests.

The Cloverdale School Board will meet again on Monday, December 12, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Arthur L. Johnson Administration Center, located on East Logan Street.

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