Metro North students receive handmade masks

By Mandy Mahan

During the Metropolitan School District of Wabash County board meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 25, the board accepted donations amounting to $750.

Other donations accepted included the Church of Christ at Treaty offering all MSD staff a drink at 50 East as a thank you for all that the team has done and continues to do, Bachelor Creek offered all of our staff a drink at Modoc’s as a thank you for all that the team is doing.

Also, on Tuesday, Dr. Chris Kuhn, Assistant Superintendent shared that MSD received a certificate of appreciation from the Indiana Department of Education for the contributions made to continue meal service and feed students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Janette Moore, principal at Metro North Elementary (MNE) shared several staff recognitions, including:

Parent, Jennifer Nesler, made 100 custom masks for students at MNE. Because of her generosity, students needing masks were able to receive an extra special one - mermaid print, Little Miss/Little Mister print, Paw Patrol, Harry Potter, farm animals, Disney princess, and Incredibles.

MNE bus drivers were recognized as being amazing. The North schools have implemented new drop-off and pick-up procedures at and they have been incredibly flexible and patient as kinks get worked out.

Teacher, Mary Donaldson offered professional development sessions for our MNE Preschool through 2nd grade teachers prior to school starting focusing on the learning management system used by MSD, Seesaw.

Andrew McDaniel, principal at Southwood Jr. Sr. High School, shared several staff recognitions, including:

Maintenance Director, Steve Holley, who, given all the new requirements for school re-entry, has done an outstanding job getting the supplies, furniture, equipment, and all the other things needed. The SHS looks excellent now that the renovation project is finished.

Jodi Kaehr, tech professional, who has worked tirelessly to make sure students have functioning iPads. She has worked with teachers getting them new laptops, helping transfer files, helping students with their needs.

Teachers Angie Loschiavo and Kari Johnson, who have led professional development on Google Classroom, SHS’s new learning management system.

Also announced at the meeting was that MSD of Wabash County was awarded the GEER competitive grant of the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund.  The funding will be used over a two-year period to increase instructional capacity which will ultimately increase student learning.

Also, on Tuesday, the board:

Accepted the resignation of Amy Wilson as a temporary teacher at Southwood High School.

Approved Toni McKillip as the NHS JV Volleyball coach.

Approved Brandi Rife as a bus driver.

Approved Jeremy Elzy as a Special Education Aide.

Approved Holly Robbins as an aide at Southwood Elementary School.

Approved Sherm Gray and Jason Lyons as the robotics coaches at Northfield High School.

Approved Kristin Cunningham as a Special Education Aide at SES.

Approved Brett Wynn as custodian at MNE.

Approved Ashley Nelson as paraprofessional at MNE.

Approved Susan Smith as temporary teacher at SHS.

Approved Sheryll Ulshafer as bus aide for special needs.

Approved DJ Marshall and Jim Sparks as junior high football coaches at Southwood Elementary.

Approved Hannah Arrendale and Maggi Easterday as 5/6th grade volleyball coaches at Sharp Creek Elementary.

Approved the retirement of Amiee Daniel as the assistant director of special education.

Approved the transfer of Patsy Arwood as cook from Southwood Elementary to Southwood High School. 

Posted on 2020 Sep 01