Snoball royalty congratulated [UPDATED]Published 8:05am Wednesday, February 8, 2012 Updated 12:06pm Wednesday, February 8, 2012
The 2012 Snoball Coronation, held on Monday, January 30, entertained the audience with music and dance performances by many talented staff, students and parents.
Hailey Zenner, Matt Donoho and Justin Polejewski served as Mistress and Masters of Ceremonies. Congratulations to Tanner Nygaard and Lindsey Kimball for being selected by the students as king and queen.
Outdoor Facility Task Force
Each week we continue to have strong attendance at our task force meetings to review our outdoor facilities. Last week, staff from RA Morton, along with a civil engineer presented alternatives to the group for their review. This week we will review the cost estimates for the following project:
• Roosevelt (Levy Field) — This field would continue ninth-grade baseball and youth football. A fence would be added around the area outfield and a grass infield would be installed to make it a true baseball field.
• Cleveland (Lower Level) — This location would become the soccer complex. Two regulation-size fields would run north and south. The varsity field would be on the west side, which would allow the hillside to be used for spectator seating.
The warming house/shed will have to move farther south and the fields would have a sprinkler system installed for irrigation.
The skating rink would be removed for possible relocation to Roosevelt Park.
• Kennedy Secondary School — The biggest change would be moving the football field/track complex over to the old middle school soccer field and placing it at an angle.
The stadium would be handicapped accessible and very close to the parking lot. The track would be either eight or nine lanes (currently we have six), which would allow us to hold sectional meetings.
Moving the football field to the northeast, allows for an expansive green area for practices. Eight or nine tennis courts are proposed to be where the football field was located — using only part of that area with the rest of the field to the north being utilized for green space.
The old baseball field becomes two softball fields. The current tennis courts would be turned into parking. The green shed is in need of replacing and would be relocated by the football field.
One building could house the concession stands, bathrooms, and the grounds garage.
With this plan, there would be room for an on-site environmental learning area close to the wetland area.
National School Counseling Week is Feb. 6-10
During this week, the District would like to thank all of our counselors — Daryl Jorud, Jayne Jacob, and Dave Thorpe — for their excellent work and dedication.
National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), will be celebrated from Feb. 6–10, 2012, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within U.S. school systems and how students are different as a result of what school counselors do. National School
Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.
The special week honoring school counselors provides recognition for school counselors who “implement comprehensive school counseling programs, a vital part of the educational process for all students as they meet the challenges of the 21st century.”
School counselors are actively engaged in helping students examine their abilities, strengths, interests and talents; for working in a partnership with parents as they encounter the challenges of raising children in today’s world; for focusing on positive ways to enhance students’ social/personal, educational and career development; and working with teachers and other educators to provide an educational system where students can realize their potential and set healthy, realistic and optimistic aspirations for themselves.