Metro's building projects progressing

By Mandy Underwood

At the Metropolitan School District of Wabash County board meeting on May 12, Steve Holley, maintenance director gave an update on the renovation projects happening within MSD.

Facility updates at Southwood and Northfield Jr. Sr. High Schools are progressing well and are probable to be finished ahead of schedule. Several other projects are planned to take place during the summer months.

Students and staff spotlights were also shared as follows:

MSD - Parent Cindy Harlow nominated Principal Mr. Jay Snyder for the MSD Staff spotlight, noting Mr. Snyder has a great talent for working with the children.

Metro North Elementary - Principal Janette Moore thanked to the Metro North custodial team. Throughout the school closure, Mrs. Harner, Ms. Booth, and Mrs. Smith, all members of the custodial team, have worked nearly every day to complete projects that they are unable to tackle during the short summer months. They have worked incredibly hard to make sure the building is ready and in even better shape than usual when students return for the 2020-21 school year. 

Principal Moore also thanked the Metro North cafeteria staff which has packed thousands of meals for families in the community. They, along with bus drivers and other school staff, have stood in the rain, snow and sunshine to distribute meals, each packed with “an extra bit of love.”

Northfield Jr./Sr. High School - Deb Corn shared a personal thank you to Tami Overman at Northfield High School for her expertise in keeping the connection in the tech department between the parents, teachers and students.

Also, during the meeting on Tuesday, the board:

Accepted a donation of three cases of Walmart bags to assist in meal distribution.

Approved textbook fees for 2020-21.

Heard the first reading of revisions to the Elementary and High School Student Handbooks. Voting on the revisions will take place in upcoming meetings.

Posted on 2020 May 19