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NY Mills School Board hears year-end presentations

Looking back over the school year, various groups presented goals and achievements to the New York Mills School Board at its May meeting.

Luke Becker presented a year of preparing and competing in the high mileage competition. In his class, students designed and built a car that would get the best possible mileage.

Becker discussed the many benefits of his class, including helping his students figure out that they want to major in designing, manufacturing and welding at college.

The NY Mills Student Council presented the activities the council had participated in during April and May. The council organized a community pick up day where kids from eighth to 12th grades went out into the community to help with various activities.

Garbage was picked up across town in parks, vacant lots, ditches and around businesses. Students also helped with yard work for elderly homeowners.

The student council made Everyone Participates in Community (EPIC) shirts for the students to wear as they cleaned the town.

Marsha Maki informed the board that fluid milk nutrition requirements, set by the Food and Nutrition Service, are changing again. Schools participating in this program must offer two choices of fat free or low-fat milk (one percent). Two percent milk is no longer considered low-fat.

The NY Mills School District accepts funding from the Federal Food Program, which obligates it to follow the guidelines.

In other business, Nancy Hendrickx's kindergarten class won the Ronald McDonald Pop Tab competition in April. As a prize, the children received an extra 30 minutes of recess. The school collected over 205 pounds of pop tabs in a one-month period.

The next regular scheduled board meeting will be held on Monday, June 27 at 6 p.m.