The Winslow Unified School Board witnessed a special performance by the high school’s third-hour choir, who performed a medley of show tunes for the board, and high school senior Miss Roxanna Lacy, who had just placed first place at the State FBLA Conference.
Roxanna presented a Prose Interpretation of “Walk Across Egypt”.
The board approved the new employment of Julia Thomas, math teacher for the high school, Bryan Hayes, math teacher for the high school, and Adam Larsen, business education teacher for the high school.
Approved also were the following donations:
• $500 from Wal-Mart Literacy Grant to be used to buy books for the library at Washington Elementary School.
• An “in-kind” donation of 50 volleyballs and 38 soccer balls with a value of $330.00 to the district warehouse.
• $117 from Bashas’ “Half a Million Thank Yous” program to Washington School.
• $95 from Bashas’ “Half a Million Thank Yous” program to the Winslow School District.
• $ 1000 from the Winslow Campus of Care to be distributed evenly to the Winslow High School Marching Band and to provide two scholarships for two graduating senior band members.
• $499 from Bashas’ “Half a Million Thank Yous” program to Jefferson School.
• $250 from Wal-Mart Corporation for an environmental grant to Jefferson School.
• $250.00 from Winslow Dental for the High School Track Club.
Board president Joe Hancock commented that many extra programs would not occur without these generous donations. He thanked the businesses saying, “These donations are essential for keeping our schools moving along.”
The request to donate outdated/surplus books to the non-profit organization Feed the Children was also approved.
Doug Watson, Principal at the high school, presented all the Board Members with a mug and a compass pin to observe staff appreciation day.
Sarah Smithson, principal at Washington Elementary, reported her students have reached and exceeded beyond their reading goal for their reading contest. They anticipated 14,550 and have currently 15,018 points.
The end of the contest will be in about two weeks and the school has acquired a “kissable” pig for the goals set early in the school year. Smithson, as well as Dr. Black and board members Hancock and Dodie Montoya will all be kissing the pig.
Dr. Black ended the meeting by noting the next scheduled board meeting would be June 4, 2003 at 4:00Pm.
He said the District is working on a student discipline appeal and some other administrative issues.