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Crivitz To Share Staff With Other Area Schools
Issue Date: June 28, 2017
Crivitz"At the monthly Crivitz School Board meeting on Wednesday, June 21, High School Principal Jeff Baumann and staff member Alex Graves presented the Academic and Career Planning program which will be implemented this coming school year.
The ACP (Academic and Career Planning) is a new Department of Public Instruction state mandate which requires all high schools in the State of Wisconsin to develop a 4 year plan to assist students in preparation for college and thus successful entry into the workforce. At this time, the State only requires that all high schools have a plan, and only 50 schools in the state were early implementers and began using their programs last year.
Crivitz High School will join with the 50 early implementers in the 2017 to 2018 school year as they move forward in helping students prepare for a two year college, four year college or military and eventually the workforce.
There will be new software with the ability to track progress and will assist students in their career studies along with workforce and portfolio assignments. The portfolios will be required by each senior for graduation. Mentorships and guest speakers from colleges and the workforce will be available as well as from the military and business owners. Job shadowing and ACT prep work will assist juniors as they move through the program.
With the current gaps in the labor market, the program will help students entering into high school receive an early start at successfully entering into the workforce.
Elementary School Principal Jeff Walsh stated that 27 out of a possible 47 students qualified for the Presidential Academic Award Program this year. Summer school had over 170 students.
A Physical Education graduation requirement substitution was discussed and passed allowing students taking part in interscholastic athletics to substitute a .5 credit in physical education for a class in math, social studies, science, English or health.
Marge Banaszak of the Crivitz Food Pantry reported on the Backpack Buddies program which started in 2010. From 2016 to 2017 a total of 3,266 students were assisted.
Three important resolutions were passed at the meeting for the 2017-18 school year. One resolution approved agreement with Wausaukee School District to share the services of an Occupational Therapist. A resolution with Lena School District shares the services of a Music teacher, and a third with Wausaukee-Pembine-Dunbar-Beecher schools to share the services of a Building Trades Teacher starting with the fall term.
Game and event ticket prices for the regular season were discussed. The current prices for regular season events has been $3 for quite a while. WIAA will raise its ticket prices for post season events next year. Athletic Director Dorschner made a request to the Board to consider raising ticket prices by $1, making cost $4.