THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Abilgail Englebert Is New Teacher At Lena
Issue Date: January 9, 2019
Superintendent Ben Pytleski informed Lena School Board at its meeting on Monday, Jan. 7, that Kristan Huberty has filed a notice of non-candidacy and will not be returning to the board for a new term after the April 2 elections. Timothy A. Goldschmidt has filed candidacy papers, as has incumbent Edward Huberty. There will be no contests on the ballot, as there are two candidates, and two positions to be filled.
The board approved Abigail Englebert as the new Middle School Teacher. She will start on Monday, Jan. 21.
Superintendent Ben Pytleski presented a tentative calendar for the 2019-2020 school year, and said he would present the same tentative calendar to the staff on Tuesday, Jan. 8.
High/Middle School Principal James Torzala advised the board that the semester ends in 2 weeks. Finals for high school students will be on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 17 and 18 and they will run a Wednesday schedule.
On the afternoon of Friday, Feb. 15, High School students will be attending St. Thomas Aquinas Academy's winter carnival activities in Marinette. He said Lena will run an early release schedule, which they also did this last year, when it was at Lena.
Douglas Jahnke spoke on some of the Tech Ed classes offered and the board went to see the Tech Ed Room, where the Electrothan team showed the two cars that are in the process of being worked on.
Pytleski reminded the board that the State Convention runs from Wednesday, Jan. 23 through Friday, Jan. 25.
On Monday, Jan. 21, Lena will have a teacher in-service day and Pytleski said he will use a few things from the CESA 8 Administrator meeting that are good for group activities.
Pytleski said Mrs. Magee has asked for an incentive day for the MS/HS students sledding at the snow hill in Oconto Falls. There were comments that this was such a great day with the students, "so now hopefully we get snow."
Pytleski told the board that mid-year evaluations are due, so his schedule for the next day would entail going from classroom to classroom to complete this procedure.
All board members were present for the meeting, and all bills were approved for payment as presented. No one addressed the board during time for public comment.