reports high scores on Algebra and English
Students taking end-of-course assessments have scored higher than
the states average reported Jac-Cen-Del High School Principal
Johnny Budd at the regular meeting on Wednesday, September 15.
According to Budd, JCD had 71% pass the algebra assessment and
67% pass the English 10 assessment. Scores in biology were down,
but Budd believes that since the exam was not part of the state
requirement, it is possible students did not put forth their best
Budd reported that two students from the Project Lead the Way
courses were nominated for an early talent management program
with Batesville Casket. The goal of the project is to keep the
talent within the county, noted Budd.
Math teacher Gail Mosier explained how project based learning
will be used throughout the year. Mosier noted that although she
feels that drills are the best way to keep skills sharp, she has
planned two projects that will reinforce real world situations.
According to Mosier, these projects will improve communication
skills with the students. She noted that these projects could
motivate those borderline students.
Superintendent Bill Narwold addressed the recent bus accident
involving a dump truck. He expressed his thanks to all emergency
and school personnel that responded to the accident. He also thanked
those at the school who kept things running smoothly. Narwold
noted that bus drills were held the previous week and the students
knew what to do in this type of situation.
The I Caught You award was presented to Sandy Einhaus
for her work in collecting Box Tops for Education and Campbell
Soup labels that were used for playground equipment at the elementary.
In other business:
Michelle Workman was approved as an instructional aide
for the special ed class.
The sixth grade trip to Chicago in May was approved.
Facility use agreements approved included the junior class
to use the gym and cafeteria for prom walk-through and Travis
Hankins to hold a campaign dinner at the elementary.
Board members in attendance included Kathy Dickman, Deanna Young,
Bill Roberts and John Billman with Paul Hardy absent. The next
board meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 20 beginning
at 6:30 p.m. at the high school cafeteria.