by Sue Miklovic
The NB Board of Education met Tuesday meeting, September 24th.
Reports from Administrators:
Superintendent Ryan Delaney
“This is the Week of the Gaga Pit” said Delaney, referencing the popularity of new a play area added to the Powell playground (Alex Trout’s Eagle Scout project).
-He also mentioned there is a rusted out goal post at Powell(now removed) -The District bought another van, currently at the Board Office. They hope to use it to help cut driving costs to Penta.
-The District is still waiting to see if the Northointe development project near CSX will be moving forward.
Board Report for North Baltimore MS/HS from Dr. Bob Falkenstein
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is popular! Our middle school students and staff love it! Most redeemed items are (1) leave school 10 minutes early, (2) 15 minutes to shoot baskets during lunch, (3) homework pass, (4) gift cards
We are further delving into Google. The district and building calendars are on Google. What parents see is through Google. We’re intentionally swinging in that direction with building requests, custodial coverage, office management and my principal calendar. Brent Hermiller has been instrumental in helping make this shift.
Recycling is going really well. Our next pickup from Ball is Friday, October 11, so bring us your aluminum cans! They can be set out back at the fence behind the buses.
We will once again offer 1-1 ACT tutoring sessions. Our ACT scores are improving on an individual basis due to this effort and the board’s continued support. Thank you!
Our school year has been positive, enjoyable and productive. Staff and students have gotten back to doing what we do…grow and learn!
Homecoming Weekend starts on Friday, October 11.
12th Annual Dodgeball Tournament is after the game on Friday, October 18.
Returning this year: HS Costume Party, sponsored by Yearbook! It will be at NBHS after the Halloween Parade.
Powell Report, Jonelle Semancik, Principal EA Powell Elementary
The Mumkin sale was a HUGE success. We made over $5,000! Delivery day is set for October 4th. This will go towards Tiger Way prizes, Student of the Month Rewards, Veteran’s Day, and Family Night.
Gaga Ball in full swing
Rules have been posted and the pit is full every recess. Mr. North is not only the first official Gaga Ball champion in the Village of North Baltimore but he also bought an official ball for the game.
Doughnuts For Dads
This Friday (9/27) from 7:15-7:45 am.
*Thanks to the Sharninghouse Family for donating “Believe in NB” buttons!
Steven Stewart reported account balances are up about 3.2%.
-Around $550,000 in bond payments are made during September.
-Final appropriations for Fiscal year 2020 presented next month.
-Stewart’s investment goal for the school district is $10,000/ month income. “We’re on target,” he said.
The Board also approved a salary placement for certified staff with additional educational hours for Luke Archer. They also approved various sports related supplemental contracts.
The Board hired Dalton Teaford as a custodian for the 2019-2020 school year.