MSD board approves Heartland resolution

By Mandy Mahan

The Metropolitan School District of Wabash County board met on Tuesday, Nov. 10 to conduct business.

During this meeting, the board heard a presentation from Heartland Career Center director Mark Hobbs about the grant received in order to expand the HCC facility, after this presentation, the board approved the joint resolution regarding Heartland Career Center.

The board approved the following donations:

$200 from Downtown Nutrition, $200 from Hoffman’s Nursery and $300 from Triple LLL, Inc. all for the Northfield Girls Basketball team.

$350 from Midwest Eye Consultants for Southwood Elementary Activity Fund to be used for the 5th grade virtual presentation from author Wendy Mass.

Also, during the meeting, the following students and staff were recognized:

Mrs. Tonya Boone shared a recognition of Southwood Senior Braden Sweet, who recently finished his high school Cross Country career by finishing 30th in the state meet. Sweet also set the Southwood cross country school record, along with being named to the all-state team and all-state academic team, along with many other honors.

Congratulations were given to MSD Teacher of the Year Ryan Sincroft who was recently recognized by the district. Sincroft teaches English, sponsors yearbook, cosponsors Senior class, and heads the English Department.

Also honored from Northfield were eight current seniors and nine graduates for their accomplishments in receiving passing test scores on their Advanced Placement tests last spring. Because MSD participates in the AP TIP Indiana Program partnered with Notre Dame, each of these students received a check from Notre Dame. Students in total received over $2000 for their accomplishments. Students recognized were Emma Brainard, Lyndsey Carter, Logan Cox, Elise Gottschalk, Addison Harner, Emma Hoover, Chloe Miller, Andrew Seimet, Levi Fulkerson, Allysa Haupert, Paige Macy, Alyssa Mckillip, Parker Tysinger, Ariana Varner, Athena Varner, Gage Watkins, and Emma Wynn.

Sharp Creek Elementary Principal Joel Martin recognized several students for various accomplishments. These students included the 31 students who earned the “All A” honor roll and an additional 69 students who made the "all A and B" honor roll for the first grading period.

Twelve students were recognized as school level winners for the Honeywell Winter Banner contest including Kameron Johnson, Cayden Shephard, Maximus Calhoun, Miranda Meyer, Brice Peterson, Kyra Adelman, Xaylah LeBaron, Krista Hamilton, Saige Martin, Nichole Fisher, Aliana Arney, and Millie Higgins.

Hoop Shoot Winners from Mr. Norman's physical education class were recognized including Ethan Hoover, Saige Martin, Cody Holmes, Callie McClure and Asa Dawes.

The Sharp Creek "Book It" reading program for October had 113 students meet the reading challenge and earn an extra recess!

Sharp Creek paraprofessionals - Cayla Enser, Connie Wolf, Jeremy Elzy, Becky Mast, Samantha Jones, and Amanda Lyons - were recognized for the work they do on a daily basis with students.

Southwood Elementary 6th grade teacher, Jane Kendall, sought out and secured a virtual visit with New York Times bestselling children's author, Wendy Mass. Mass "Zoomed" into three reading classes with SES students throughout the day.

She talked with students about the writing process and her experiences in working to get her books published.

Also congratulated from Southwood Elementary were the 36 school-level winners of the Honeywell Winter Banner Contest.

Gridiron Knights at Southwood Jr.-Sr. High School were congratulated for defeating Adams Central High School and becoming Sectional Champions. The Southwood Football Team also earned an IHSAA Exemplary Behavior Report after Friday's Football Game at Adams Central for outstanding sportsmanship.

Posted on 2020 Nov 17