Cloverdale schools' 2016-17 calendar has minor changes
CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale School Board voted to approve the 2016-17 school calendar at the regular November board meeting with some date changes for breaks.
Superintendent Greg Linton said he met with the teachers, building level administrators and other local superintendents to align the calendar before presenting it to the board.
The first student day in 2016 will be Monday, Aug. 8.
He noted a couple of changes in the calendar, which includes school being in session Dec. 19-20 in 2016 due to Christmas being the following Sunday. The holiday break will span from Dec. 21 to Jan. 3
In addition, fall and spring breaks will be one week later than this school year, falling on Oct. 17-21 and March 27-31, respectively. He noted the fall break will still be scheduled during Covered Bridge Festival.
During a building administration presentation, high school counselor Beth Sewell praised Evan Monnett for being designated as a National Merit Scholarship semi-finalist, which is based on PSAT scores.
Sewell explained Monnett is one of about 50,000 students with the highest scores in the nation.
In addition, the high school band, Emerald Command, has been nominated by Congressman Todd Rokita to represent Indiana during the Independence Day parade in Washington, D.C. on July 4, 2016.
Sewell read a letter to the board sent to the school on behalf of Congressman Rokita, which stressed his appreciation for the opportunity to represent talented students in his congressional district.
In other business, the board:
* Was informed of a change in the December board meeting. The meeting will take place the first Monday of the month, Dec. 7, rather than the normally scheduled second Monday.
* Recognized the following students of the month: elementary fourth-grader Taylor Bernard; middle school eighth-grader Shelby Nees (from October); middle school eighth-grader Arianna McCracken; and high school freshman Katie Selig.
* Approved the following hires: Maria Skiles to fill in for a teacher on maternity leave and Misti Lester as elementary school Developmental Preschool part-time aide.
* Approved the following coaches and volunteers: Matt Hall as varsity wrestling coach, Tony Meyer as varsity baseball coach, Matthew Langdon as eighth-grade girls' basketball coach, Travis Dorsett as seventh-grade girls' basketball coach, Brandon Moon as eighth-grade boys' basketball coach, Billy Boyette as seventh-grade boys' basketball coach, Tim Powell as varsity volunteer assistant baseball coach, Mike Rossock as varsity volunteer assistant baseball coach, Tom Winders as varsity volunteer assistant football coach and Taulbee Jackson as varsity volunteer assistant football coach.