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Springville Community School District March 400 Academy Street http://www.springville.k12.ia.us 2008 Springville, IA 52336 Superintendent:Terry Rhinehart 400 Academy Street Elementary Events Mark Your Calendars! Springville, IA 52336 March 854-6197 We are having a Town Hall Meeting on Underage 6 - All Band Concert - MS Gym - 7:00 p.m. Drinking and other drug use on Monday, March 7 - End of 3rd Quarter 31, 7 p.m. at the Springville Public Library. We Springville Secondary School 12 - Spring pictures will have a panel of local experts including Spring- 400 Academy Street 13 - 2 hour early dismissal 13 - Parent/Teacher Conf. 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. ville High School students, elected officials, law Springville, IA 52336 854-6196 13 - All-School Blood Drive @ MS gym enforcement, health specialists, etc. Come hear Principal, Shauna Dennison 14 - Snow make-up day about the Call to Action to Reduce Underage 17 - St. Patrick’s Day Drinking and how we can take action to reduce 17-21 - Spring Break underage drinking and other drug use and keep the Springville Elementary School good trends of less substance abuse going in 602 Mill Avenue April Springville! Springville, IA 52336 Principal, Shane Boeve 9 - 2 Hr. Early Dimissal - Prof. Development 854-6195 10 - Kindergarten Round-up 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. New Webpage Coming (Kindergarten - no school) by Mrs. Davis 10 - School Skate 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. In the very near future the Springville Schools will have a new and improved webpage MISSION STATEMENT for your use. It will have the same address as our Kindergarten & Junior Kindergarten old page, but there will be more pictures, more The mission of the Round-up sections and just an all around improved website. Springville Community Individual teachers will start having their Schools is to instill a Kindergarten round-up is on April own pages and our goal is to have every teacher lifelong love of learning, 10th, from 9-11 am. Our kindergarten round- have a webpage by the next school year. The com- while promoting the up routine is set for this time during the school plete calendar for the district will be there. You achievement of the day for three different reasons. can even sign up to have reminders for events to be individual student within a First, this will allow us to meet with sent to you. There will be a page for each individ- positive learning parents. Secondly, this allows us to meet with ual sport and much, much more. We are very climate where high the future kindergartners in a school setting. pleased with our new webpage provider and we are expectations Finally, our teachers, support staff, and AEA sure you will be, too. Watch future newsletters for are cooperatively set by personnel will be able to complete assess- updates on the webpage. school personnel, ments. All of these items will help to prepare students, parents and the our school & Grant Wood staff for the coming community. school year. We will be sending a note home to registered kindergarteners and also to other SNOW MAKE UP DAYS families of 4 and 5 year old students very soon. Please keep your eyes open for mailings As of February 26, Springville has eight days coming home to you. of school to make up for inclement weather. The days will be made up as follows: ATTENTION ELEMENTARY PARENTS! March 14, May 22, 23, 27, 28, 29 and 30th All personal ads for the elementary yearbook are due to the elementary office by Friday, Feb- Also counting as a student contact day will be ruary 29th. Please call the office if you need an March 13, parent/teacher conferences 2:00 to order form. Also, yearbooks are still for sale! 8:00 pm, not previously counted as a day of Order your child’s today! school. Parent/ Teacher Conferences Middle School - English Spring 2008 For the third quarter all middle school students pre- Springville Elementary School would like to sented a news account of the book that was read in remind everyone that parent/ teacher conferences are their lexile range. They prepared fifteen questions that March 13th from 2 to 8 p.m. Please be on the lookout a reporter might have asked their main character and for a note from your child’s teacher as to how they are then answered them in a running dialog in front of planning on handling parent teacher conferences this their classmates. spring. In addition, the eighth graders Each teacher will be handling conferences in read The Call of the Wild, the classic a variety of ways. Each teacher will be contacting par- novel by Jack London about a dog’s ents informing them of how they are doing confer- experiences in Alaska during the ences. If you have any questions, please feel free to gold rush. The seventh graders read contact the elementary school office at 854-6195. Lottery Rose, a novel about a child gaining self-esteem. The sixth grad- Also, just a quick reminder, a full day of ers read two novels, Shiloh (about a boy’s love for a school will be held the following day, March 14th. dog) and Tuck Everlasting (about a family that were immortal and about the pitfalls of endless life). Shane Boeve, Elementary Principal By Mary Wright KINDERGARTEN NEWS Virtual Team Challenge Starting February 25th, twenty-four Springville stu- dents will be competing in a business simulation over the internet. The challenge is called Virtual Team Challenge and students are broken up into teams of four. Each team has four different roles and the goal of the challenge is to fundraise as much virtual money as possible in the fictional city called New City. Stu- Kindergarten has been working very hard learning all dents will interact with computer players and try to of the letters as well as new sight words. We had a find the best way to come up with funds for the United great time at our Valentine's Day party as we could Way. actually READ some of our Valentines. In math we are beginning to learn how to tell time and we will This simulation is sponsored by soon be learning all about money. For Writer's Work- Deloitte and will have our teams shop, we have been learning about dinosaurs, winter compete against several other and farm animals. Our next topic is spring, but that teams across the United States. seems sooooooooooo far away! We are ready for Winning teams will receive $500 some nice weather so we can get back outside to play per student. In addition to that, and learn. We are becoming excellent readers and the top three teams will have writers and it seems hard to believe that each day we $3000 donated to the United Way in their name. In are closer to becoming 1st graders. The most exciting terms of business, this should have students working thing so far was the 100th day of school! We had a together in teams and understanding the importance of goal to collect 100 canned goods and we ended up advertisement, networking, and covering several de- raising 320!!! Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Backes were so tails. proud, that they gave us a pizza and pop party! A big thanks to Mrs. Davis who also contributed! We do- The competition ends at the end of March. Good luck nated all of our canned goods to SANSI! to all of the participants! Looking For Kindergartners Please help us compile our list of incoming Kindergartners for the fall, 2008 - 2009 school year. Your child must be five years old on or before Sep- tember 15, 2008, in order to be eligible to attend kindergarten or junior kinder- garten next fall. Please list your own youngster and/or those of any of your friends or neighbors you believe may not have received this newsletter form. Please drop the completed form off or mail it to the Springville Elementary School office. Thank you! Child’s Name___________________________________________ Date of Birth___________________________________________ Parents________________________________________________ Phone_________________________________________________ Address_______________________________________________ Springville Elementary School 602 Mill Avenue Springville, Iowa 52336 854-6195 _______I would like more information about the Junior Kindergarten program. Preschool Registration 2008-2009 We are accepting preschool registrations for the 2008 - 2009 school year. A two-day morning program (8:15-10:45 Tuesday, Thursday) is offered for three year old children at $75 a month. A three-day morning (8:15-10:45) and a three-day afternoon (12:45-3:15) program is of- fered Monday, Wednesday and Friday for 4 and 5 year olds at $95 a month. In addition, there is a cost reduction of 50% for the second child if you have one already in preschool. If your child is currently enrolled in our preschool program and you want them to attend next year you may stop in the elementary office and register them at any time. They are not auto- matically registered. You may register by calling or stopping in at our office at the Elementary. A $15.00 nonrefundable enrollment fee is required to guarantee your child’s preschool placement. The enrollment fee is accepted only after space for your child has been confirmed. If you are interested in visiting our preschool or have any questions about our preschool program please call the Elementary building at 854-6195 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Springville Preschool Full Name__________________________Date___________________ Name he/she goes by________________________________M______F________ Parent/Guardian_________________________________________ Address__________________________Birthdate_______________ Phone Number___________________________ 3 & 4 year old program______________(2mornings a week) 4&5 year old program_______________(3 days a week) _______________a.m. _______________p.m. Please fill out and return to our office with a non-refundable enrollment fee of $15. All children must be potty trained to enter our preschool. Elementary News Mini Support Group Most of the upper grades are Iowa School for the Deaf offers free support groups over beginning our anger management unit the ICN for families living with a child's hearing this month. In our anger management loss. Won't you please help us spread the word, espe- unit, we focus on discovering our cially if you know of a family in such a situation, or would anger buttons, the things that make us like to be better informed on working with the deaf and are angry. We also talk about how hard-of-hearing yourself. thinking about the situation for a long time makes our anger grow. We also This spring's mini-support group and education series will learn to identify body clues to anger, be: such as clenching our fists, upset stomach, and our face feeling hot. March 11, 7-8 p.m. Once we are able to tell that we are Are Two Cochlear Implants Better Than One? angry, we talk about what we can do to decrease our anger. The stems that we use in March 25 , 7-8 p.m. the upper grades are: The Three E's of Literacy for the deaf/hard-of-hearing child Stop and Think 1. Ask how your body feels. April 10, 7-8 p.m. 2. Try to calm down Is It a Deaf Thing? a. Deep breaths b. Count slowly April 24 , 7-8 c. Calming thoughts The Hearing Sibling d. Talk to yourself 3. Think about how to solve the There are no set ICN sites...anyone can register to attend problem. any number of sessions at an available, nearby site. 4. Think about it later and decide what you did well and what you To register contact Cynthia Angeroth at Iowa School for would do differently next time. the Deaf Outreach Services, email@example.com or (712) 366-3213. After we have learned the steps, we will use them to solve a variety of problems that typically Registrations must be made one week prior to the presenta- cause anger or frustration, such as being left out, tion. Site interpreters provided at no charge; please make dealing with criticism, accusations and put- this request at least two weeks in advance of session. downs. We also talk about the importance of making sure you know what is going on before you let your anger get too big! Please contact me with any questions, concerns or suggestions for working with your student. I am available at the elementary every day until 11:45. I will also be available during conferences in March! Elementary Counselor Secondary Counselor Jess Gorder Margaret Buonadonna 854.6195, ext 2003 854-6196 ext. 1002 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Secondary News CURRICULUM CONNECTION How Students Can Help Pay for College WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – Feb. 1 2008 – Funding a college edu- cation can be a challenge for many families, but when students take an active role in contributing toward the cost, they can help ease the burden. The Iowa College Access Network has five tips to help students make college more affordable. March Apply for scholarships. Avoid paying for scholarship search services. Scholarship listings are available free through high school counseling offices, at college financial aid Dear Parents, Guardians and Students, offices or on www.ICANsucceed.org. Earn college credit through coursework or testing programs. • ITBS and ITED testing is nearly complete. We are con- Many colleges grant credit for performance in high school ducting make-up tests this week and next. We should receive Advanced Placement (AP) courses and exams. This can the results next month. save students thousands of dollars by enabling them to accelerate their degree. Similarly, many colleges offer the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), which allows • The recent weather closings and other interruptions such students to demonstrate achievement and “test out” of as the state basketball tournament (go Orioles!!!!) have made prerequisite courses. it difficult to stick to a routine. Please note that this can be stressful for your students. As we eagerly wait for the arrival Find out how to qualify for education discounts, scholarships of spring, please keep in mind that academics remain our fo- or loan forgiveness. In exchange for public service work in cus. Teachers are working very hard to maintain rigor and AmeriCorps or Peace Corps, volunteers are provided with educational awards or partial cancellation of federal student momentum as well as cover all aspects of the curriculum. loan debt. Joining the military can provide education Please remind your students to remain focused on learning. funding benefits. There are also federal, state and private programs that offer loan cancellation or forgiveness to • For several years, the state of Iowa has been proud to not eligible students in certain fields. have state educational standards and benchmarks. This pride Get a job. Students can help defray college costs by contri- is the result of a belief in the importance of local control when buting toward tuition and living expenses. They can get a determining educational expectations. Standards and bench- job (such as a work-study position on campus), find an marks guide instruction and demand that all students master a internship or participate in a co-op program, which is a minimum set of skills or competencies. There has been recent short-term work assignment that can provide a paycheck, attention to Iowa’s lack of a state mandated set of standards or work experience and in some cases, permanent employ- a state curriculum. Many believe that Governor Culver and ment. the legislature are moving in the direction of state standards or a state curriculum. Television stations and newspapers have Decrease college expenses. Students can save by living with captured the recent interest in a state curriculum often referred parents or attending a community college for a year or two before transferring to a four-year college. to as the Iowa Core Curriculum or the Model Core Curricu- lum. Teachers and members of the administrative team are About ICAN: The ICAN College Planning Centers provide free infor- following this dialogue and are versed in the intent and content mation and support to students and their families as they plan their of this new legislation. In March, teachers will be attending postsecondary education and apply for financial aid. The centers are ICN sessions here at the high school to refine how we imple- located in Cedar Rapids at 1100 Blairs Ferry Road N.E., Suite 104, and in ment this initiative. The Iowa Core Curriculum is a “work in West Des Moines at 160 S. 68th Street, Suite 1101. Both are open 8 a.m. progress”. The educational professionals in Springville are to 4:30 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays, and 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on proud to be a part of this process. As we learn more, students, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. For more information, families and the community of Springville will be kept in- call (877) 272-4692 or visit www.ICANsucceed.org. formed of this new emphasis on a state curriculum or set of academic standards. Night on Broadway VI The Musical Pride of Springville Thursday, March 27, Black and Orange Afghan Raffle 2008 The Musical Pride of Springville would like to Come see your Springville choirs as they take extend a big “Thank You” to Arva Brockhohn for hand cro- you back in time and around Broadway. cheting the black and orange afghan that was raffled off. The band sold raffle tickets at the Feb. 1 basketball games for the This year's sixth grade choir will be performing "The Sound of afghan and one lucky winner took it home with them! The Music." Eddna Byers is our Maria and Jesse Robertson is Captain band was able to raise around $300 to be put towards new Von Trapp. See our kids yodel and take you through the moun- instruments, repairs, and new music. The band appreciates tains. Other Soloists: Josie Tersiner, Shannon Gorman, Riley all of the support from the community and is very thankful to Ballantyne, Tracy Kilburg, Daisha Hall, Leanna Mysak. Arva for crocheting a wonderful afghan! The middle school concert choir is performing another great Julie Andrews classic, "Mary Poppins". Megan Hall is Mary, Jon Heub- * * * * * ner is Burt and they take you into their magical world. Other Solo- ists: Carly Robertson, Brenda Chapman, JD Riffle, Hale Moravec. The high school choir is finally getting their way this year with a Springville Jazz Band Competes tremendous performance of "Grease". Soloists include: Andrew at State, Coe and NEIBA Grekoff, Kyle Cassidy-Wescott, Maggie Ray, Anna Grimley, Syd- ney Vaughn, Melanie Vaughn, Dana Vaughn, John Moravec, This has been a very hectic winter for everyone. Bryce Atchison and Hope Matus. With jazz band rehearsals scheduled before school all of our delays have made it hard to find times to rehearse, not to We have some costume and prop needs for this year's show. mention all of our cancellations. Even though we have had Please contact Mrs. Chrisman at the school if you can donate any- several canceled rehearsals, we still play on! We traveled to thing or have any questions (all items will be returned following La Porte City for the 2008 State the show). Jazz Band Festival and received a Division 2 (rating of excellent) for our performance. This was a Grease: very early competition and is a Saddle Shoes good rating for the amount of White canvas shoes time we had to prepare. Poodle skirts (or any full circle skirts) On Saturday, Feb. 23, "Under skirts" - to fill out skirts - I am sure there is a technical we travel to the Coe College Jazz Summit to compete against name for these several other 1A bands in Iowa. This is a very unique com- Straight leg blue jeans - for the guys petition because not only to do we perform for judges but the Leather jackets judges also give us a free critique session afterwards! This Black loafers will be an exciting and educational performance for us! Black converse high tops Our last competition is the NEIBA Jazz Band Maryjane shoes Competition, which is held at Hudson High School on March Pink silk jackets (pink ladies) 1. We will be performing and competing against several Denim jackets other 1A Jazz Bands as well. The top two bands from this Mechanics jumpers (Greased Lightning) competition will go to the State Jazz Band Championships Pencil skirts on Tuesday, April 15! Wish us good luck! 50’s letter sweater If you are interested in seeing and hearing us per- Anything else people might have that reminds them of "Grease" form, come check out the 5-12 Band Concert, now resched- uled for Thursday, March 6 at 7:00 pm in the MS Gym. There will be other performance dates this spring as well. Mary Poppins: Come check out the jazz band and listen to some great jazz! Black/dark umbrellas Sound of Music Sailor collar tops Arts and Music Camper- Scholarship 2008 Parents of Springville Arts and Music Students (SAMS) is pleased to offer Arts and Music Camper Scholarships to inter- ested 7th – 12th grade Springville students attending a teacher-approved fine arts camp this summer. The total number of scholarships and dollar amount of scholarships for 2008 will be determined by the number students that apply. Qualifying candidates are incoming Springville 7th – 12th graders who completed spring semester 2008 at Springville CSD and will enroll in Springville CSD fall semester 2008. Applicants must be academically eligible at Springville CSD in the 4th quarter 2008. To apply for this scholarship, complete parts I and II of this form and return to SAMS, ATTN: Lisa Randolph, Springville CSD, 400 Academy St, Springville, IA 52336 no later than Monday, March 31. This is a “received by” deadline, not a postmark deadline. Questions? Contact Mary Thies, 854-6121, firstname.lastname@example.org or Lisa Randolph, 854-6552, ree- email@example.com. Review of applications will be conducted by a committee of Springville fine arts teachers and SAMS during the first half of April. Candidates awarded scholarships will be notified immediately after the selection process is completed. PART I: INFORMATION ABOUT YOU AND THE CAMP NAME____________________________________________________________________________________ ADDRESS_________________________________________________________________________________ HOME PH#_____________________ FAMILY EMAIL________________________________________ What camp are you attending (name, location)_____________________________________________________ Have you sent in your application?____________ Have you been accepted?_______ What ensembles or classes will you participate in at camp?___________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ Students awarded a scholarship will be required to submit a copy of application or other proof of attendance PART II: QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR EXPECTATIONS FOR CAMP On a separate sheet of paper please type or clearly write answers to the following three questions. Limit your total com- pleted responses to the front of one page (max 250 typed words, double spaced). Write your name at the top of the page and staple it to this page. Why are you an outstanding candidate for this scholarship? What do you hope to learn by attending this camp? What will you do with what you have learned? ____________________________________ ____________________________________ Signature of Applicant Date Signature of Parent/Guardian Date SAMS Meeting January 28, 2008 From the Principal’s Desk Minutes submitted by Arlene Lang, Secretary. This past month I attended a School Law Conference in Des Moines. One of the sessions I attended was on atten- Meeting called to order by Lisa Randolph, President. dance and truancy. It is safe to state that no school district in Iowa has perfect attendance. That being the case, Those present: Sara Chrisman, Bailey Jacobsen, David Neff, schools are put in a position of what are the options when Lisa Randolph, Mary Thies, and Deb Vaughn. students don’t show up for class? This class taught me (D.V., acting secretary until Arlene Lang’s arrival at 5:35) some of the common pitfalls made and provided me with Treasurer’s Report: guidance on how to make our policy simple and clear to M.T. reported $8105 in checking, with approximately $3600 all. This summer I will be spending a great deal of time needed for earmarked items. There is $2681 in savings. Monies reviewing this policy along with several others. have not yet been transferred for robes (approx. $1000) or instrument repair (approx. $2500). There is $378 to be used for COMING UP trailer equipment yet. It was noted that there will be few ♦ High School Registration March 10th-14th upcoming opportunities for fundraising with only a possible ♦ WPA Dance March 7th, 7:00-11:00 silent auction and/or plant sale. ♦ Parent/Teacher Conferences March 13th, 2:00-8:00 Teacher’s Report: ♦ March 14th is a Snow Make Up Day B.J. reported, 6th grader, Shannon Gorman won the Lion’s Club ♦ Day Light Savings March 9th poster contest and that the senior pictures are now past due for ♦ State Speech March 8th the year book. D.N. reported that the Jazz Band received a Divi- ♦ All Band Concert March 6th, 7:00 sion II rating at State, 10 high school students participated at the Tri-River’s Band Festival and that Mattea Otten, Drew Snitker and Olivia Randolph would be participating in the UNI Honor LAST MONTH Band. Upcoming events are Coe (Feb. 23) and NIEBA (March ♦ Girls’ Basketball Team to State February 25th 1) Band competitions and the 5-12th grade All Band Concert, ♦ Jazz Band Competition February 23rd Feb. 29th. Night on Broadway is March 11th with stage practices ♦ District Speech February 23rd for 3 weeks and entire gym practices for 2 days prior to per- ♦ 9th Grade Orientation February 21st formance. Estimates are that there are at least 5 instruments in ♦ ITBS/ITEDS Completed need of repair @ approx. $100 each. With one band account in the red, due to excess spending at the end of the last school year, money has been transferred from a second account to cover the NEED TO KNOW former. Discussion was held about fundraisers to help boost ♦ Please look at the calendar changes. There have band accounts to cover upcoming arts productions and contest been several. fees. L.R. will look into past expenditures concerning stage ♦ A big thank you to SAMS for donating towards productions. the ITBS and ITEDS assembly. ♦ Another big thank you to the staff for making that New Business: Discussion was held on monies given to each of the arts. $1500 extra effort for our students to succeed. was put into an account to cover contest fees. L.R. will find out ♦ Spring is coming. Soon, I hope. the balance on that account. A Valentine’s Day fundraiser and a raffle of a crocheted throw, made and donated by Arva Brock- Have a great March. hohn, was decided upon. The repair cost, rental fees and updat- ing of the currant contract for instruments was discussed with Shauna Dennison. Principal L.R. stating she will contact Mr. Rinehart and Mrs. Dennison to discuss those items. D.N. asked for input on how NATM has ********** been handled. D.V.explained the history and past problems involved. It was brought to our attention that IBA weekend would overlap with NATM and discussion was held over a possible date change. The Fine Arts Banquet (Mon. May 12th) was gone over with discussion of fundraisers that night. Fine Arts Scholarships, their amounts and applications for, were discussed. L.R. will e-mail existing applications to teachers. Next meeting scheduled for Feb. 11 @ 5:30. Meeting adjourned. All-Sports Boosters Springville Community School February 13, 2008 Regular Meeting February 20, 2008 Kim Markley called the meeting of the All-Sports Boosters to order on February 13, 2008 at 7:06 p.m. Present were Lisa Pilch, A Board Work Session was held at 6:00 p.m. prior to the Regular Kim Markley, Terry Smith, Diane Kula, Kim Wittenburg, Laura Board Meeting with Lee Ann Grimley, Tami Gillmore, Todd Riley, Kyle Koeppen, Jill Woods, Shauna Dennison. Nulle, Dennis Thies, Superintendent Terry Rhinehart, Secondary Principal Shauna Dennison and Elementary Principal Shane Bo- Secretary Report: A motion was made by DK, 2nd by LR to eve present. Mr. Rhinehart facilitated the workshop to discuss approve the January secretary report. All Ayes, M/C. the second module of the study guide for Leadership for Student Learning. Highlights of the discussion that took place are as Treasurer Report: $2280 was deposited from Club Volleyball follows: the importance of supporting and having continuity in concessions. Motion made by TS, 2nd by KK to approve the Janu- professional development; district wide curriculum; the board, ary Treasurer Report. All Ayes, M/C. administration, and teachers committing to continuous learning for all; developing a cohesive plan, focusing on the goals of that Membership: There are currently 89 members. plan, commitment and follow through of set goals; importance of communicating, understanding, providing and interpreting data; Athletic Director Report: Springville Schools will be changing setting clear expectations and communicating those expectations; to 8-man football starting the fall of 2008. Request for funding trusting the leadership in place; change being received as progres- was made for two football clinics totaling $235 for the high sion and not something negative; expectation that there will be school coaches (2 coaches @ $50 each for one clinic and 3 change and change will produce results; for the board to be a coaches @ $45 each for the 2nd clinic). Motion by DK, 2nd by partner and not a governing body in professional development TS to pay for the football clinics. All Ayes, M/C. and improved instruction; the importance of reading in every Calendar Change: The site for the girls basketball regional final classroom; and how the board is committed to learning and un- has been changed to Wyoming. derstanding. No action was taken. Old Business: Boosters thank Laura and Larry Riley for their President Lee Ann Grimley called the regular board meeting to dedication and hard work in running the winter concessions. order following the board work session on February 20, 2008 at Also, thanks to everyone who worked the winter and club volley- 7:30 p.m. Other members present were: Tami Gillmore, Todd ball concessions. Nulle, and Dennis Thies. Judy Studt was absent. Also present were Superintendent Terry Rhinehart, Secondary Principal New Business: Shauna Dennison made a request for a donation Shauna Dennison, Elementary Principal Shane Boeve and guests. from Boosters to buy t-shirts as awards for students who have high scores on their ITBS and ITED tests. There was some dis- Todd Nulle made a motion to approve the Agenda as presented. cussion on whether this type of funding is appropriate for Sports All ayes, motion carried. Boosters. The matter was tabled until the next meeting. Club Volleyball: High School club volleyball home dates are Tami Gillmore made a motion to approve the Consent Items as March 8th, 15th, and 22nd. Concession workers are needed. presented. All ayes, motion carried. Boosters received a card from S.A.M.S. thanking us for allowing them the use of our equipment for football concessions. The Administrative reports were discussed to include the following Springville School Board sent a letter thanking us for purchasing highlights: ABLE workshop; visit from the fire marshal; pre- uniforms and equipment for the football, volleyball, and basket- school grant; secondary 3rd quarter will not be ending on March ball programs. Post-Prom committee requested a clothing dona- 7th due to the amount of school days missed; the 5-12 band con- tion for the post-prom party. Motion by TS, 2nd by KK to donate cert will be moved to a later date; and ITBS incentives. up to $50 of clothing from our inventory. All Ayes, M/C. President Lee Ann Grimley distributed a hand out titled The next meeting is Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at 7 p.m. “Department of Education/Iowa Association of School Boards Where We Stand Summary”. The purpose of the hand out was to Kim adjourned the meeting at 7:47 p.m. clarify positions between the Department of Education and the Iowa Association of School Board related to statewide efforts to Respectfully submitted, improve student achievement. Lisa Pilch, Secretary There were no public comments made during public forum. Dennis Thies made a motion to accept the recommendation to approve the Course Description Handbook as amended. There was discussion and recommendations from the board regarding: Anatomy and Physiology to be stated as on-line courses; delete block scheduling; summer band camp requirement; and Word Processing to be a required class. All ayes, motion carried. Continued next page . . . Regular Meeting February 20, continued . . . Springville Community School Regular Meeting Tami Gillmore made a motion to accept the recommendation to February 21, 2008 approve an overnight trip for UNI Honor Band and an overnight trip for the State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa in Ames. A Board Work Session was held at 5:00 pm prior to the Regular All ayes, motion carried. Board Meeting with Lee Ann Grimley, Tami Gillmore, Todd Nulle, Judy Studt, Dennis Thies, Superintendent Terry Rhinehart, Todd Nulle made a motion to accept the recommendation to ap- and Maintenance Director John Olinger present. There were pres- prove one open enrollment application from Springville into the entations given to the board from three different architects regard- Marion Independent School Home School Assistance Program. ing planning stages for possible SILO projects. OPN Architects, All ayes, motion carried. Inc. began their presentation at 5:05 pm and concluded at 5:50 pm. Shive Hattery Architecture and Engineering began their Tami Gillmore made a motion to accept the recommendation to presentation at 6:10 pm and concluded at 6:55 pm. Neumann approve renewal of cooperative sharing in soccer with the Linn Monson Architects began their presentation at 7:05 pm and con- Mar Community School District for the 2008/09 school year. All cluded at 8:10 pm. There was much discussion and each firm ayes, motion carried. addressed questions from the board members. No action was taken. Dennis Thies made a motion to accept the recommendation to ap- prove the membership for the Springville Economic Development President Lee Ann Grimley called the regular board meeting to Corporation for $250.00. All ayes, motion carried. order following the board work session on February 21, 2008 at 8:15 p.m. Other members present were: Tami Gillmore, Todd Dennis Thies made a motion to accept the recommendation to ap- Nulle, Judy Studt and Dennis Thies. Also present were Superin- prove the resolution for the guaranteed budget due to declining tendent Terry Rhinehart and Maintenance Director John Olinger. enrollment as stated: RESOLVED, that the Board of Directors of Springville Community School District, will levy property tax for Dennis Thies made a motion to approve the Agenda as presented. fiscal year 2008-2009 for the regular program budget adjustment as All ayes, motion carried. allowed under section 257.14, Code of Iowa. Mr. Rhinehart ex- plained that this would increase the school’s spending authority There was discussion on when to make up the days of school and if the board would choose to levy for this it would mean ap- missed due to snow. The board weighed the pros and cons of proximately $27,000.00 of new money for the district. Roll call making up either two or three professional development days vote taken as follows: Nulle-aye; Grimley-aye, Thies-aye; and during spring break or at the end of the year. The board agreed Gillmore-aye. Studt-absent. Motion carried. that the professional development days would be most beneficial to the teachers and instruction during spring break rather than at Tami Gillmore made a motion to accept the recommendation to the end of the year. The student days that need to be made up approve the resignation of Jack Clothier as foodservice employee would remain at the end of the year, which at this date means the and custodian and the hiring of Joan Winkowski as custodian. All student’s last day of school would be May 30th. There was dis- ayes, motion carried. cussion that board policy states the seniors are not required to make up snow days and that the graduation date set on the school Dennis Thies made a motion to accept the recommendation to calendar would remain the same. The board asked Mr. Rhinehart count Parent/Teacher conferences as a student contact day. All to talk to the Teacher Association to decide when the professional ayes, motion carried. development days would be best made up. There would be provi- sions made for those teachers who have vacation plans the week The board members acknowledged a donation sent to the 2nd grade of spring break to make up the days at a the end of the school year class and kindergarten classes. with Mr. Rhinehart’s approval. They gave Mr. Rhinehart the authorization to make the decision once an agreement has been Mr. Rhinehart and the board members discussed the special board made with the Teachers’ Association. meeting on Thursday, February 21. The board meeting will begin at 5:00 p.m. and the board will begin interviewing three architec- Tami Gillmore made a motion to approve the recommendation to tural firms for potential local option sales tax projects. At 8:15 approve the Student Teaching/Field Agreement with Cornell Col- p.m. the board members will review the interviews and other items lege. All ayes, motion carried. as stated on the posted agenda. There was discussion regarding the presentations made by the Tami Gillmore made a motion to hold a closed session as provided architecture firms. The board members asked Mr. Rhinehart to in section 21.5(I)(i) of the open meetings law to evaluate and re- inquire about a few questions they had and to check references. view goals of the superintendent. Roll call vote was taken as fol- Their decision on which firm they would consider hiring would lows: Thies-aye; Grimley-aye; Nulle-aye; and Gillmore-aye. be based on those considerations. The board agreed that they Studt-absent. The board entered closed session at 8:17 p.m. want to hire the firm that is the best fit for our district and com- munity. Dennis Thies made a motion to resume open session at 9:16 p.m. All ayes, motion carried. The board declared the meeting adjourned at 9:04 p.m. The board declared the meeting adjourned at 9:16 p.m.