THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Suring School Annual Meeting Set for Oct. 28
Issue Date: September 19, 2019
The regular meeting of the Suring Board of Education was held on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 5:30 pm in Room 300. Among action items the Board approved the Aug. 14 and Sept. 4 minutes, financial report and bills.
In addition,District Administrator Kelly Casper, District Bookkeeper Amy Hermsen and District Administrative Assistant Joy Rohde were named as Official Bank Contacts for school business at N.E.W. Credit Union and a parent transportation contract for 2019-2020.
Coaching/advising positions approved were Tammy Buhrandt (PBIS Coordinator), Mitchell Woulf (Freshmen Class Adviser), Terry Garrigan (Girls' Basketball Assistant Coach), Mitch Taylor (Track Assistant Coach). Allyson Mahlik was approved as Guidance Counselor for 2019-2020 school year and the snow plow bid from Michael Gardebrecht was accepted for 2019-2020.
Administrator Casper reported that staff in-service went well and school is up and running at full speed. She presented the Board with the unofficial 2019-20 student enrollment numbers, data on summer school participation and the calendar rotation schedule for board meeting reports. She also informed them that the three volunteer coaching applications for Middle School football approved are Ryan Zahn, Michael Pecanas and Elijah School, and the District received business Recognition Certificates from Wisconsin Association of School Boards that Amanda Seibert submitted. Board Goals for 2019-2020, the preliminary budget for 2019-2020 and the record retention schedule for School Districts were shared.
Laura Fisher, Technology Director, showcased the new Interactive Board that was installed in the Board Room. She also reported on the completion of all summer projects when a new antivirus program was put in, the Network backup system and money received for used Chromebooks.
Principal Pam Berg reported the Fall Kick-Off was well received. The Suring Area Business Association sponsored the bounce house, and purchased "Teacher Shark" shirts for the core academic elementary teachers. Twelve kids received a prize from the Parent's Group for taking part in the scavenger hunt. The school sponsored a concession stand supper where guests enjoyed water, popcorn and hotdogs. Staff members were available to help parents find new classrooms, assist with updating student information and paying fees.
Berg also reported on August In-service and the plan for PBIS implementing a First Friday morning meeting for grades 5K-5, where each month a different MS/HS sports team/club/organization will lead the event with a few words of positivity on the theme for the month. September meeting featured Coach Taylor and the football team. Upcoming events will be an ADRC evening on Sept. 24 from 5 to 9 PM, Homecoming Sept. 27-28 and Oct. 30 STEAM Night.
The next monthly board meeting will take place on Oct. 9 at 5:30 pm in room 300. The District Annual meeting will be on Monday, Oct. 28 at 5:30 pm in room 300.