Link, VPS Architects, updated the Jac-Cen-Del School Board on
the building project at the regular school board meeting on
Wednesday, May 21. According to Link, the site plan has been
received and the project is moving forward.
Link explained the alternate projects if bids come in low will
include a baseball/softball field; additional security and heater/chiller.
The current project will include expansion of the cafeteria;
additional science labs, music room and a multipurpose room
for use by the community.
All Sports Day at the elementary will have a survivor
theme, according to Principal Leanna Phillippe. Phillippe recognized
fourth grade teacher Carol Volzs class on winning a contest
that will provide several books to local charities.
Reading Buddy volunteers were recognized for their work during
the year with the kindergarten, first, and second graders who
needed help with reading, meeting two to three days a week for
30 minutes each day. Jennifer Dodge, Lora Truesdell, Ruth Westerman,
Deanna Youngman, Melissa Snelling, and Sharon Menchhofer were
presented with plants as a token of appreciation.
Several sixth graders explained their work on a problem based
learning project on owls. The students were given the opportunity
to work in teams to learn about the owl ecosystems, completed
crafts and performed a dissection on owl pellets.
The students completed a research project, which required them
to prepare a brochure. The four best brochures will be available
at the Versailles State Park Nature Center.
The Super Mileage Team will compete in Indianapolis with the
challenge to create a vehicle with the highest miles per gallon.
Eligibility requirements for each participating school include
the submission of a detailed proposal that covers all aspects
of design and construction of the car.
Students build their own cars under the supervision of a faculty
member and are responsible for the design and construction of
the car and for raising all funds needed for the project. Engines
are provided by Briggs and Stratton Corp.
Students learn the technical and scientific aspects of building
a car, work as a team and solve complex problems.
In other business:
The "I Caught You" award was presented to Sarah
Jaisle for her assistance during ISTEP testing for the junior
high special ed.
The termination of assistant cook Lori Sturgeon was unanimously
All board members were in attendance. The next meeting will
be held on Wednesday, May 19 beginning at 6 p.m. at the high