Milan athletes, school board member honored at meeting

Beth Rumsey
Staff Writer

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 board member.

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 team’s 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 team’s trip to Lafayette.

All board members were in attendance. The next meeting will be held on Monday, September 20 beginning at 7 p.m.