On Monday evening, in a regular scheduled meeting the Barr-Reeve school board moved to accept the recommendation for the 2013 School Budget, Capital Projects and School Bus Replacement Plan as advertised with no discussion or input from local patrons.
Professional development requests were approved for Stephanie O’Brian to an area band directors meeting, and Jordan Guinn to a meeting of area Spanish teachers where student learning objectives will be planned and discussed. A leave to Indianapolis in November to a Fall professionals ponference was also approved for Technology Director/Title I Administrator Annetta Graber.
Annual Improvement Plans from elementary principal Linda Parsons and jr./sr. high school Principal Jeff Doyle were presented and approved. Doyle, who was in attendance, stated that his improvement plan was really no different than in years past.
“Our graduation rate has been at or near 100 percent and is something we want to work to maintain. And obviously the attendance rate is something that we always work to improve,” he said.
Parsons was not in attendance, but the Elementary Improvement Plan as presented by superintendent Travis Madison will focus on literacy and some K-2 testing in preparation for the IRead test that is administered to them as third graders.
Mr. Madison, along with the school board, attended a workshop in Indianapolis as the corporation goes into exploratory and fact finding mode on having an operating balance referendum at some point in the future.
More information will be forthcoming in future meetings.
In other business,
ECA recommendations were approved, as well as the following winter coaches recommendations for girls sports:
Varsity girls basketball ——Mark Holt; JV girls basketball- Tim Sanders; varsity girls basketball assistant — Joe Rademacher; High school girls basketball volunteers — Amber Rademacher, Michelle Wood; 8th grade girls basketball — Kevin Wood; 7th grade girls basketball — Mark Graber; Junior high girls basketball volunteers — Lindsey Graber, Steve Bullock; 6th grade girls basketball — Tenley Lester; 5th grade girls basketball — Paige Knepp; Elementary girls basketball volunteer - Michelle Davis.
The next scheduled board meeting is set for Monday, Oct. 8.
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Wrestlers for relay
The Team Todd Relay for Life team will be joining with Tri-State Wrestling to bring an event to the Old Petersburg Gym on Saturday. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with bell time at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 and children under 4 are free. All proceeds from the event go to the Daviess County Relay for Life Team Todd.
Dollar General focuses on reading
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation announced an award of $7,800 to the Washington Carnegie Public Library to support the new adult literacy program being now being offered.
Letters returned after 55 years
Fifty-five years ago Jerry Decker wrote letters back home to his sweetheart, Carol, from Camp Pendleton, California where he was based in the Marine Corps. Fifty-five years later, Jerry still had his letters from Carol. But Carol, now Jerry¹s wife of 52 years, had, well misplaced a few of hers.
11:08 p.m. - A female caller reported a power outage on Old U.S. 50 W. Line crews responded, but were not able to restore electricity due to a faulty underground line. The line was fixed Wednesday.
Shoals graduation set
Commencement exercises will be held in the gymnasium of the Shoals Junior-Senior High School at 2 p.m. Saturday for 36 candidates for graduation. The Junior-Senior High School Band, under the direction of Joel Weitkamp, will open the commencement program with the processional, followed by the national anthem.
Williams reunion on Sunday
The Nora and Beve Williams family reunion will be held at noon Sunday at Washington Eastside Park Pavilion. Bring a picnic lunch and any mementoes.
8:49 p.m. - A complainant on station turned in a pouch that contained an electronic tablet. The pouch was found at Eastside Park.
WC to graduate on Friday
Washington Catholic High School will hold its commencement exercises at 8 p.m. Friday in the gymnasium. Following the procession and invocation, Karie Craney, principal, will make introductory remarks. The salutatory addresses by Hannah Emmons and Steven Holland will follow a musical selection by the WC Ensemble. The valedictory address will then be given by Andrea Onyett. Daryl Hagan, superintendent of Catholic Schools Diocese of Evansville, and Andrew Wibbeler, dean of students, will present graduate scholarships. Bishop Charles C. Thompson, Diocese of Evansville, Daryl Hagan and Karie Craney will then present the diplomas.
D2DInc moves to WestGate @ Crane
Design To Delivery, Inc., a consulting firm supporting private companies and government agencies engaged in federal procurement and government contracting, officially opened its first office outside of its Washington, D.C. region in the WestGate @ Crane Technology Park on Tuesday.
High winds hit area; cause damage
Daviess County and the city of Washington were hit hard by storms that passed through the area Tuesday morning.
High winds accompanying the storms ripped through the area damaging buildings, uprooting trees and sending a 20-foot piece of wood through a car parked on the lot of Washington Chrysler Center.
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