2011-12-20 / Front Page

ISTEP, Food Service Updates Heard At Monday’s Meeting Of The Cloverdale School Board

by Amanda York Staff Writer


Cloverdale Students of the month for December 2011 are, left to right, Rylee Burton, Nicholas Adam Brown and Lindsey Davis. (Staff Photo) Cloverdale Students of the month for December 2011 are, left to right, Rylee Burton, Nicholas Adam Brown and Lindsey Davis. (Staff Photo) The Cloverdale School Board recently met for the final time in calendar year 2011, hearing several updates in the process.

Following routine matters, the board recognized students of the month, Rylee Burton, Lindsey Davis and Nicholas Adam Brown.

Rylee, the daughter of Bambi Burton, is a first grader at Cloverdale Elementary, where she was chosen as student of the month. Rylee lists reading as her favorite subject. She is a Girl Scout and dreams of being a veterinarian some day.

Mrs. Ladd said, “Rylee has an extremely positive attitude towards school. She always comes to class ready to work. She has had perfect attendance since beginning at CES in her preschool years as a peer friend. Rylee is a kind and considerate child. She never has a cross word for anyone. She is also very well behaved. Rylee has excellent grades and is a hard worker. She never has a missing assignment. Rylee is eager to please her teachers and she is a teacher’s dream.”

The December student of the month at the middle school is Lindsey Davis. Lindsey is the daughter of Amanda and Brad Davis. She is involved in sports, playing basketball and volleyball and lists her favorite teacher as Mrs. Kemp. Lindsey would like to attend Butler University. Her goal is to work in neonatal ICU as a nurse.

Mrs. Moore said, “Lindsey is a wonderful young lady who is responsible, kind and a leader. She is a pleasure to have in class.”

CHS senior Nicholas Adam Brown was chosen as the high school student of the month. He is the son of Christina Carlisle and lists his favorite subjects as U.S. History, Art, English and Science. His hobbies include taking pictures, music and spending time with family and friends. He future plans include graduation, going to college and getting a job.

Mrs. Graham said, “Adam is a great kid! He is always pleasant, respectful and participates actively in class discussions. He works hard, doesn’t make excuses for himself and is always optimistic.”

Following the student of the month recognition, the board moved on to hear ISTEP updates from Kathleen Glaser. Glaser spoke of the upcoming use of laptop and desktop computers to complete testing instead of using the pencil and paper method. The corporation is also using Acuity testing.

The board also heard from Billy Boyette who gave an update on food service within the corporation. It was noted that 87 percent of CHS students, 89 percent of CMS students and 77 percent of CES students purchase lunch from food service.

Next on the agenda was the recognition of CES kindergartner Alexis Thompson who won the ‘College Go Week’ Essay Contest in the state of Indiana.

With no old business to discuss, the board moved on to new business where the approved support staff for 2011-2012 and gave CCSC superintendent Dr. Carrie Milner permission to balance appropriations. The panel accepted a Cloverdale High School toy grant, a $1,000 donation to the Knoy Center from Bill and Dorothy Richards and $1,492.34 from Light the Field Committee and Duke Energy before moving on the approve facility use, professional leave and field trip requests.

In the final act of the night, the Cloverdale School board approved several personnel items including: Maternity Leave

•Krysta Cooper, K-2 special education teacher High School Hire Volunteer

•Zac Waycott, boys’ track & field volunteer coach

•Chase Haltom, boys’ varsity basketball volunteer assistant coach

•Michael Nees, boys’ varsity basketball volunteer assistant coach

•Matt Nichols, boys’ basketball 7-8 volunteer assistant coach

•Cindy Peterson, girls’ basketball 7-8 volunteer assistant coach Resignation

•Kelley Leonard, bus driver of route 10

The next meeting of the Cloverdale School Board will be held Monday, January 9, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Arthur L. Johnson Administration Center, located on East Logan Street.

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