Congratulations to royalty [UPDATED]Published 9:01am Wednesday, October 3, 2012 Updated 1:02pm Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Congratulations to the 2012 Homecoming King Mike Millard and Queen Taylor Johnson! They will have the honor of reigning over this week’s festivities. Congratulations is also extended to the Homecoming Royalty which includes: Freshmen —Annie Magnusson, Georgia Wagnild, Taylor Steele, Derek Rotering, Daniel Kowalski and Jonah Bergstrand; Sophmores — Janaya Hames, Monica Braun, Dani Ross, Alex Hexum, Kyler Peterson, and Ben Schindler; Juniors — Sonia Strauch, Nicole Anderson, Abby Fisher, Jake Jennen, Cal Mouritsen and Conner Hatfield; and Senior candidates — Taylor Bergren, Rachael Heidorn, Casey Ward and Tommy Weaver.
Friday’s schedule is the busiest day of Homecoming week. It begins at 10 a.m. with the Iron Man volleyball game; continues at noon with a Powder Puff football game; followed by a 2 p.m. parade; and ends with the football game at 7 p.m. vs. Grand Rapids Thunderhawks (with the dance to follow).
It will be a great evening with a performance by the alumni band, along with an introduction of royalty during the big halftime show.
School District Levy
to go down 4.8 percent
The School Board approved a proposed levy during their regular School Board meeting on September 24. The levy for fiscal year 2014 was set at $5,657,209.
This is a reduction of $283,014 from the 2013 fiscal year (this year’s levy) of $5,940,223. Final approval is scheduled for the December 10th School Board meeting.
Interestly, the proposed levy is less than Fiscal Year 1999 levy by $137,911.
Upcoming Bond Referendum
During the month of October, my columns will continue to provide readers with information about the District’s upcoming Outdoor Facility Bond Referendum.
• Why move the football field?
The decision was based on soil borings and overall use of the site. Moving the construction of the football/track complex field to the southeast allows for use of better soils.
This placement also allows for more continuous green space for practices and physical education classes. And finally, the placement takes better advantage of the new and existing parking lots.
• What happens to the green maintenance shed?
The green maintenance shed would be replaced and located where the Otter Garden is now located on Randolph Avenue. The Otter Garden would be relocated adjacent to the environmental learning center.
• What is the projected length of the project?
The best-case scenario would be six months, which is dependent on the weather conditions during construction.
If the bond passed in November, construction would begin early spring.
• Current taxes would be reduced from $24.16 per year to $20.28 per year on a $100,000 property.
• Irrigation — all green space will be sprinkled which will allow for safer fields for the players
• Additional parking closer to the building and fields
• Environmental science area developed
• Handicapped accessible bleachers for the football and track complex
• Continuous green space for practice fields
• 8-lane track allows conference and section events to be hosted
• Safety: softball, track, football, soccer, tennis, and 9th grade baseball all within one area
• Easy access to the concession stands and restrooms