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District Update 12-6-11

December 06, 2011

The purpose of the district update is to provide news and information. 

As we prepare to "close the door" on 2011 - take a moment to celebrate all that has been accomplished during the past year! Happy Holidays!

Congratulations to Mr. Tobey, Mr. Lambrecht and the Waverly High School cast & crew of  “Hamlet, Zombie Killer of Denmark.”  They finished as District One-Act Runners-up last Saturday in Norfolk!  The following Waverly students were recognized for Superior Performance:  

Lynnea Johnson, Amanda Fogherty, Taggart Merlyn, Leah Obenland, Dalton Polivka, Samuel Noonan, & Dustin Stafford

December Board of Education Meeting

The Board of Education met on December 5 at the district office. During each monthly meeting the board receives a presentation. In December, Middle School Principal, Mr. Phillip Picquet, and several teachers (Mr. Cobelens, Mr. Poppe, Ms. Hellerich) presented how professional development opportunities have impacted teaching and learning in their classroom. Click here to read the Middle School report.

Written reports submitted to the Board of Education:

Eagle Elementary Hamlow Elementary W.I.S.
High School Special Education HS Activities Report

Board committees met prior to the meeting. Reports were given from the Building/Grounds/Transportation and the Performance and Assessment Committee.

Donations were accepted donations from the Walmart Foundation, $1,000 to Waverly Elementary Schools, and $300 to WHS Vocal Music Department.

The Board took action to:

1. Recognize the Waverly Education Association as the exclusive bargaining agent of faculty for the purpose of negotiating the terms and conditions of employment for the 2012-13 school year.

2. Approve an agreement with “Travel With Barb” to provide transportation, lodging, and meals for the Waverly High School Jazz Band and Swing Choir trip to Chicago, May 29-June 1, 2011.

3. Approve the second reading of policy 6500 Curriculum Review and Adoption.

4. Approve the second reading of policy 2010 Organizational Chart.

5. Accept the 2010-11 Fiscal Year Audit conducted by Romans, Wiemer and Associates. 

Board discussion topics included replacing high school band uniforms, filing deadline for 2012 election, superintendent evaluation, and the AdvancEd school improvement external team visit to be held December 12-14.

The January board meeting will be held Thursday, January 5, 7:00 P.M.

School Closing Information

Click here to access information regarding school closings.

Additional Information

Visit the Waverly High School Counseling office for information ranging from college scholarships to course descriptions.

Tuesday, December 6th | 7th and 8th Grade Instrumental Music Winter Concert
Tuesday, December 13th | HS Winter Instrumental Music Concert
Dec. 6th & 13th, see Band Booster/Fundraiser page | Holiday Bake Sales!!
Friday Dec. 16th High School | Waffleman

Click here to view previous District Updates

District Update 12-6-11

Date Subject Posted by:
12/06/2011 I enjoy these updates. I especially appreciated the updates from each of the buildings and all of the success stories from the students, leadership initiatives, etc. As a community our attention is drawn too easily to negative news, so we certainly need to hear about all of the very positive things going on in our district.
Shannon Berry

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