JCD reports high scores on Algebra and English

Beth Rumsey
Staff Writer

Students taking end-of-course assessments have scored higher than the state’s 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 efforts.

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.