2013-09-17 / Front Page

Cloverdale School Board Meets; Students Of The Month Honored

by Amanda York
Staff Writer


Students of the Month for September include, left to right: CMS seventh grader Makenzie Allen, CHS senior David Lovejoy, and CES fourth grader Isaac Maldonado. (Staff Photo) Students of the Month for September include, left to right: CMS seventh grader Makenzie Allen, CHS senior David Lovejoy, and CES fourth grader Isaac Maldonado. (Staff Photo) The Cloverdale Community School Corporation (CCSC) Board, along with superintendent Dr. Carrie Milner, convened September 9th for the board’s monthly meeting. All members were presented, with the exception of Brian Asbury.

After the approval of August meeting minutes and claims and financial reports, the board was introduced to the corporation’s Students of the Month for September.

Fourth grader Isaac Maldonado was chosen as Student of the Month for Cloverdale Elementary. The son of David and Tori Maldonado, he lists math as his favorite subject. He particularly enjoys tied addition and subtraction tests in math class. Isaac plays baseball and enjoys riding his bike.

Issac was nominated as a third grade student last spring. His third grade teacher, Mrs. Neese, said, “Isaac amazes me with his total commitment to his education in only the third grade. He willingly accepts every task given to him and even does extra work at home with his mom. In class, he shows respect to adults and peers, is polite and has the manners of a little gentleman. If I need a student to help us remember something for class, Isaac is the one I can count on. His memory is quite impressive! It is an honor to have been the teacher of such a positive, hard-working and good-hearted boy!”

Seventh grader Makenzie Allen was chose as Student of the Month at Cloverdale Middle School. She is the daughter of Maaike and Nathan Allen. Makenzie plays the flute in band and lists band as her favorite subject. She is a peer tutor in Mrs. Gellert’s math lab and outside of school she loves to play softball, read and listen to music. In the future she would like to attend Purdue University to become a veterinarian.

Mrs. Miller said, “Makenzie is a delightful young lady. She is respectful and considerate of students and staff alike. She comes to school each day with a positive attitude and gets along with everyone around her. She always sets an excellent example for others to follow.”

Senior David Lovejoy has been chosen as Student of the Month at Cloverdale High School. David is the son of Danny and Melinda Lovejoy. He lists his favorite subject as social studies. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, camping and football. His extra-curricular activities include football, student council, where he serves as president, FFA and FCA. His future plans are to join the United States Army National Guard and attend college.

Ms. Boyce said, “David is a phenomenal young man with outstanding leadership skills, good work ethic and a positive attitude. As the student council president, he is an asset to both Cloverdale High School and the Cloverdale community.”

Following the Student of the Month presentations, the agenda moved on as Dan Sulkoske took the floor to give a roofing, mechanical and drainage project update. According to Sulkoske, the roofing and mechanical projects have been completed; he noted that reduced energy costs should be seen.

Under new business, the board held a public hearing for the proposed 2014 budget, capital projects plan and school bus replacement plan with no one asking to speak at that time.

Also under new business, the board voted to approve a donation from the wrestling alumni in the amount of $3,200. They also approve several professional leave, field trip and facility use requests as well as several cash transfer requests.

Under personnel, the following were approved: Employment/Volunteer

•Maria Skiles, CHS Instructional Assistant.

•Claire Graham, CHS academic coach.

•Daniel Varnes, CHS ninth grade sponsor.

•Regina Tate, CHS Student Council Sponsor.

•Thayron Jenkinson, bus driver (sub).

•Kristin Szczerbik, CHS volunteer speech/debate & Model UN coach. Reassignment

•Penny McPeak, part-time to full-time. Coaching/Hire/Volunteer

•Chad Crisman, volunteer CHS varsity boys’ basketball assistant.

•Chase Haltom, volunteer CHS varsity boys’ basketball assistant.

•Sarah Varnes, volunteer CHS varsity girls’ basketball assistant.

•Holly Campbell,volunteer CMS cheer assistant.

•Elizabeth Wright Evens, volunteer CHS cheer assistant

The Cloverdale School Board will meet again on Monday, October 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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