athletes, school board member honored at meeting
Congratulations were in order for the 2009-2010 Milan High School
Volleyball team and board member Tim Tuttle at the regular Milan
School Board meeting in August.
According to Interim Superintendent Steve Gookins, Tuttle was
recognized by the Indiana School Board Association as an outstanding
The volleyball team, coached by Terry Wullenweber, was the recipient
of the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic award.
The members of the volleyball team met the requirement of a minimum
of a 3.3 GPA and is one of only five schools to receive the award.
In new business, the board approved the text book selection for
the high school speech class. Policy proposal 8105 was presented
for the first reading. Policy 8105 will prevent any student or
employee from having guns and ammunition in their cars on school
property with the exception of any emergency personnel.
Andrew Young and Emily Frye were approved as instructional aides
at the elementary with Kristi Heitmeyer as an instructional aide
at the middle school.
Extra-curricular recommendations approved include Pam Holbert
as middle school year book sponsor; Joan Kennett and Tresa Patz
as volunteer freshman sponsors; Michelle Heinrick as girls varsity
basketball coach; Josh Blankenship as middle school cross country
coach; and Laura Hicks as varsity cheer leading coach.
Also approved were Deb Voss as girls golf coach; Kevin Walter
as co-ed soccer coach; Terry Wullenweber as varsity volleyball
coach; Joanne Siebert as reserve volleyball coach; Kayla Pennington
as 8th grade volleyball coach; Jerrid McDonald and Jennifer Wullenweber
as volunteer volleyball coaches; Mike Brandes and Randy Combs
as assistant varsity football coaches; Jeff Stutler as middle
school football coach; Brian Owens and Daniel Craig as volunteer
middle school football coaches and Chris Day, Jeff Sharp, Patrick
Mays, Tony Pennington and Josh Benjamin as volunteer assistant
coaches for varsity football.
According to Interim Superintendent Gookins, enrollment for the
corporation as of the first day of school is 1203, down from last
year. He noted that the numbers will change by the official count
day on the third Friday in September.
In other business:
The board approved the application of a $26,000 Common
School Fund loan which is used to update computer equipment.
Fundraisers approved were the basketball teams golf
scramble on September 12; the sale of candy bars by the band;
and a craft fair sponsored by the choir on November 2.
Lease agreements approved were the use of the elementary
by the Indianettes and the use of the middle and high schools
for the craft fair. The lease agreement for the use of the elementary
gym at no charge by St. Nicholas School was approved with a vote
of 4-1 with Randy Kirk voting no.
Field trip requests approved were the world history class
to attend the Renaissance Fair and the volleyball teams
trip to Lafayette.
All board members were in attendance. The next meeting will be
held on Monday, September 20 beginning at 7 p.m.