2013-05-28 / Front Page

Personnel Matters Highlight Recent Meeting Of Cloverdale School Board

by Amanda York
Staff Writer

Selected as students of the month for May were CHS junior Mystic Minnick, CMS student Isabel Monnett and CES fourth grader Alexa Wynia, left to right. 
(Staff Photo) Selected as students of the month for May were CHS junior Mystic Minnick, CMS student Isabel Monnett and CES fourth grader Alexa Wynia, left to right. (Staff Photo) The Cloverdale School Board recently convened for its final meeting of the 2012-2013 school year.

The seven-member panel went over routine matters, including approval of minutes, claims and financial reports and board policy review before moving on to honor the corporation’s latest students of the month.

Fourth grader Alexa Wynia, daughter of Nathan and Brandy Wynia, was chosen as student of the month for Cloverdale Elementary School. Alexa lists her favorite subject as math. She enjoys gymnastics and cheerleading and loves animals.

Mrs. Crum nominated Alexa by saying, “Alexa is wonderful to have in class. She always does her best and is very good at helping others. Alexa has a wonderful sense of humor and uses it at appropriate times. She is a leader in the class and everyone likes her. Alexa is not afraid to ask questions when she is not sure if she understands, she participates in class, and most importantly, she is a great listener. Alexa will succeed in whatever she chooses in life. Her attitude and hard work this year has proven that over and over again. Alexa truly deserves this honor.”

Isabel Monnett was honored as student of the month for Cloverdale Middle School. Isabel is the daughter of Kelly and Russell Monnett. She is very active at CMS, participating in basketball, cross country, track and choir. In the future, she would like to attend Purdue University to become a veterinarian.

Mrs. Ames said, “Isabel is a great example for all Cloverdale Middle School students. She is a hard worker, has a great attitude and tries her best in all that she does. Isabel has a friendly and outgoing personality. I always enjoy talking to Isabel and hearing about all of her success. She is a model student and I am proud to have been her teacher!

Mystic Minnick, a junior and daughter of Mike and Jacque Minnick, was chosen as student of the month for Cloverdale High School. She lists her favorite subjects as marketing and art. Her hobbies include writing, photography and attending concerts. Her future plans are to attend Indiana State University to study graphic design.

Mrs. Sewell said, “Mystic is an absolute treasure. There are not many students who work a parttime job like she does, keeps her grades at the top and is as active in our school as Mystic is. She is always smiling, kind to everyone, caring and has a very positive attitude towards everything! Mystic was also just voted in to be a member of the National Honor Society. She is truly a wonderful young lady and is very deserving of this recognition.”

Following the recognition of students of the month, the board heard from Dan Sulkoske regarding the roofing project’s progress and the mechanical upgrade. The roofing projects are completed while the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems are currently behind schedule, although according to Sulkoske, it is going well.

The board later voted to approve a resolution for refunding and financial documents. The board also heard updates from superintendent Dr. Carrie Milner on the endowment and the Affordable Care Act and how it affects Cloverdale Community Schools. No votes were taken on the updates given.

In other new business, the board moved to ratify a retirement buyout, approved reading textbook adoption for grades kindergarten through eighth, and the CES, CMS and CHS handbook for 2013- 2014. The summer band program was also approved before the board moved on to approve professional leave requests, field trip requests, facility use requests and cash transfers.

The last order of business for the night was the approval of personnel matters. The following personnel items were approved:


•Kathy Duncan, CES custodian


•Rusty Bottomley, CHS band drum instructor (70 hours)

•Angela Raisor, CHS band color guard instructor (70 hours)

•Traci Scott, CHS summer school teacher

Maternity Leave

•Chelsey Meluch, CMS/ CHS agriculture teacher.


•Tim Savini, CMS football coach.

•Maggie Boyce, junior class sponsor.


•Deb Atwood, volunteer cheerleading coach for summer of 2013.

•Ashley Dayhuff, CHS volunteer assistant cheerleading coach for 2013- 2014 school year.


•Andre Williams, volunteer color guard coach.

•Amanda Lake, volunteer color guard coach.

The Cloverdale School Board will meet agaon on Monday, June 10, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Arthur L. Johnson Administration Center, located on East Logan Street in Cloverdale.

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