New playground in Mills to be installed June 28-30
Kevin Cederstrom email@example.com The fundraising drive for new elementary school playground equipment is nearing completion. The Play Matters committee reports it has raised over $112,000. Greg Esala, Elementary School Principal and Play Matters c...
The fundraising drive for new elementary school playground equipment is nearing completion. The Play Matters committee reports it has raised over $112,000.
Greg Esala, Elementary School Principal and Play Matters committee member reported on the playground's progress during Monday's school board meeting.
The new playground is scheduled to be installed June 28-30. Various community organizations and individual volunteers will work together that weekend to install the new playground.
New York Mills Public Schools is making it easier for parents to keep better track of school activities. Blaine Novak, NYM High School Activities Director, is working with a new online program which merges all school activities into one calendar. During Monday's school board meeting Novak gave a short presentation to the board on how the program works. Novak is using the program on a 60-day trial basis and told the board so far he is very pleased with the results.
The activities program is linked directly to the school home page where parents, students and anyone else interested can find a calendar listing events and activities for sports community education and early childhood classes.
Novak told the board this is a better program and $75/year cheaper than the one the district currently uses.
The school board approved the hiring of Trina Kinney as the FACS teacher starting the 2007-08 school year. Kinney has a degree in Family and Consumer Science Education, with minors in Child Development and Family Science; and Individual and Family Wellness. She is graduating this spring from North Dakota State University. Kinney will replace Dyann Tigges, who is retiring at the end of this school year.
The annual National Honor Society and scholarship recipient program will be held May 11 in the school auditorium.
The second of two elementary school spring concerts is scheduled for May 3, 7 p.m., with an afternoon performance May 2 at 9 a.m.
Cindy Grothmann will be running the Summer Reading Assistance program to be held in August - four days a week, half-days.
The board approved three out of district bus requests. Four students will be picked up in Perham and one student on State Highway 29.
Doug Salo was named junior varsity wrestling coach. He replaces Keith Hagen, who stepped down at the end of the season.