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Pattonsburg will begin football JH team in fall 2013

Pattonsburg school board minutes

The Pattonsburg R-2 Board of Education approved the recommendation from administration to start an eight-man football program beginning the fall of 2013 with a junior high team and the fall of 2014 with a high school team.

Gilman City has accepted Pattonsburg’s invitation to co-op junior high football next year and to start a high school football program the following year.

The board has given approval for the administration to write a letter to the Platte Valley Conference to ask them to allow Pattonsburg High School to enter the conference in 8-man football only for the beginning of the 2014 school year.

The board approved a bid from Brandy Electric to install field lights for the track/football area. BTC Bank donated $10,000 toward the purchase of poles and price of light installation.

MFA of Pattonsburg has purchased a used scoreboard to donate to the school. The 18 feet by 10 feet Nevco scoreboard would have been a $15,000 purchase new.

“We are thankful and fortunate for the support of BTC Bank and MFA to the Pattonsburg School District,” said Superintendent Silkett.

The Sports Complex Committee has come up with a way for patrons to donate funds to support the improvements being done to the Sports Complex. A letter will be coming out in the school newsletter next month with the details. The newsletter is also on the school’s website.

Mrs. Cornett reported attendance for September was 97.55%. Students recognized for the character trait “respect” were: kindergarten –  Duke Hoover; first grade – Emaleigh Comer; second grade – Bessa Hoover; third grade – Quincy Crone; fourth grade – Sofia Nunn; fifth grade – Patrick Cowley; sixth grade – Sunnie Adler. The ‘Student of the Month’ was Sofia Nunn.

Elementary held the Bike-A-Thon fundraiser. The money raised will go to help the Teel family. We had 61 students participate in the event. Prizes will be given to the top fundraiser in grades PK-2 and in grades 3-6, as well as to the students who rode/walked the most laps in these same categories, grades PK-2 and grades 3-6.

Mrs. Fish and Spanish I performed puppet shows for K–3. Mary Ann Teel will be visited the kindergarten classroom on Oct. 22, to present a program to the students on 911. First Quarter Awards Assembly is Thursday, Oct. 25, at 8:06 a.m. Parent-Teacher conferences are also on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 1:30 – 7:30 p.m. No school on Friday, Oct. 26. RED Ribbon Week is Oct. 29 – Nov. 2. The Halloween parade is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 1:45 p.m. with parties at 2:20, or as soon as we return from parading through town.

Nutrition classes are scheduled through the Extension Office. This will be Nov. 8 – Jan. 3 for students preschool – fifth grade. Nov. 2 – Character Assembly at 8:06 a.m.; Nov. 9 – Early Dismissal at 12:30 p.m. for teacher in-service; Nov. 15 – Mid-term of Second Quarter; Nov. 21 – Early Dismissal at 12:30 for Thanksgiving break and Nov. 22 and 23 – Thanksgiving break.

Mr. Hodge reported attendance rate for the month of September was 97%. Band numbers this year are: 5th grade band 20 members, 6th grade band 10 members, 7-12 grade band 26 members. HDC Band day was Oct. 8 at North Harrison. Fall sports results: HS girls (17-7) and undefeated HDC Champions, JH girls (14-0) and an undefeated season and JH football (5-1) won their last five in a row.

NHS inducted seven new members Oct. 15. Joel Teel, Jeanette Cruthis, Heather Booth, Jaimie Taylor, Carly Cornett, Kylie Crone, and Ethan Teel.

The Sophomore class attended the “My Success Event” in St. Joe.

FFA National Convention is Oct. 24-27, seven students attending.

Budget amendments were approved by the board.

A letter from Becky Morris, Superintendent of the N. Daviess School District: I would like to stress our appreciation of how well the Pattonsburg District has helped and supported the North Daviess School district in academics, transportation and sports. The North Daviess Board of Education did not initiate the petition that has been brought to them to place on the ballot in April. The North Daviess School district would like the Pattonsburg School district to know there is appreciation for everything we have been doing together and plan to continue to keep working together. The North Daviess School District did not leave the Pattonsburg district out of the petition and wants the community of Pattonsburg to know this also. Thank you for your support and we are looking forward to continue working together.