The final third of the 2014-15 school year is in process and while we are all I am sure glad to be witnessing the release from what was one of the worst winters on record, many important things went on during the winter months. It is appropirate to remind all and convey the situation regarding making up some of the lost days due to the snow and cold temperatures:
At the time of this writing, (hopefully no more days will be missed) a total of seven (7) school days were missed due to weather. We will be making up two (2) of those days. The approved district calendar for 2014-15 provided that make-up days would be added to the school year in June. That means that school will be in session on June 4th and June 5th, at normal times, for grades K-11. However there is NO CHANGE to graduation dates for seniors.
Two notable accomplishments from the athletic realm occurred during the long winter that are very much worth mentioning. Our Lady Pirates Basketball Team recorded a historically successful season by winning their third consecutive league championship, recording the most wins in a season, and playing in two tournament games before elimination. Additionally our Wrestlers had an outstanding year winning the league title, and sending two wrestlers (Brett Bailey, Hunter McPeak) to the state wrestling tournament in Columbus. All grade 7-12 teams enjoyed much success, whether win-loss records were outstanding or not, our Pirates displayed outstanding sportsmanship, and represented the district excellently.
A few things in process currently are, our first run at online, internet base state testing in grades 3 through high school; Instrumental and vocal music competitions; high school spring drama production of "Into The Woods;" Additionally, on the facilities topic, a long term roof replacement plan at two of our schools will begin with contracts bid this spring for summertime replacement of a large part of the elementary school roof.