Published On: Fri, Feb 24th, 2017

Randolph Bd. hears about conferences

RANDOLPH — Parent-teacher conferences were not as well attended as teachers and administrators had hoped, Randolph School Board members learned Monday.

Elementary School Prinicipal Mary Miller said parent-teacher conferences Feb. 9-10 involved a 75 percent attendance estimate.

The sixth grade class only had 9 of 17 parents attend. Teachers have attempted to schedule a second time appointment for those who missed.

MAP testing will be administered from March 13-17, with all grades third-11th grade.

Kindergarten round-up is scheduled for the 2017-2018 school year for March 31 at 9 a.m. Ten students will be eligible for kindergarten next year.

Randolph School board members continue membership in the Nebraska Association of School Boards, granted FMLA leave to Cartrina Winkelbauer and accepted a letter of resignation from Melissa Davis, FCS instructor, effective the end of the 2016-2017 school year.

Parenting class will be offered in March at the elementary.

The ESU will provide the class and instruction will be free to parents.  Classes are three Tuesday evenings in March from 5:30-7 p.m. Free babysitting will be provided by the FCCLA and a meal will also be provided for those in attendance.

March Family Fun Night will be hosted March 23. It will be a celebration of Nebraska’s 150th Birthday.

Cardinal Craniums competed at South Sioux City Feb. 4.

Students are reading “Kenny and the Dragon’’ with their families. Each family is provided with a copy of the book. An opening event welcomed families Jan. 31. Families will be done reading on Feb. 23 for a closing event.

Junior/Senior Principal Dennis Bazata reported the FFA Week Annual Breakfast is scheduled Feb. 22, from 7-7:45 a.m.

Eleven students will attend State FCCLA STAR competition.

Randolph qualified four wrestlers for state competition.

Randolph hosted conference basketball for the first round girls games and hosted the R Club tournament.

Students attended the Conference Instrumental Music Clinic.

Conference speech will be Feb. 25. The conference art show at Wayne State College will be Feb. 27-March 1.

Bazata attended the conference administrators meeting.

“Second semester Parent-Teacher Conference had 42 percent of the possible 7-12 parents attending,’’ Bazata said. “Our students participated in the KTCH Quiz Bowl and went as far as the second round.’’

Summer drivers education will be offered through Northeast Community College.

“A foreign exchange student from Norway was scheduled to come to Randolph but she has decided not to come,’’ Bazata said. “She will be participating in the National Taekwondo Championship program instead.’’

“The school has been contemplating a Career Development class for students,’’ Hoesing said. “Possible grant money might be available for the program, however, grant money is awarded more often to cooperatives of several schools rather than one.’’

Schmit said last Wednesday he attended a meeting about enhancing schools’ menus with local producers’ locally grown fresh meat. The USDA inspects the meat, however it can only be served twice a week.

Board members entered executive session for personnel discussion of administrative contracts.