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December 2011 Additional


*           Looked over a possible calendar for the 2012-13 school year -- based on the results of a survey with the staff.

*           Discussed book fees for the 2012-13 school year.

*           3rd Grade Reading Achievement Tests - received the results.  78% of our students passed the test.  We are excited with these results due to the large class size - over 60% of our students were either advanced or accelerated.

*           Reviewed the maintenance schedule -- reviewing the 1990 addition for possible painting.

*           Six staff members took advantage of our tuition reimbursement program.

*           Chamber Grant recipients:         

                        Gina Rogers for trade books for the Botkins Book Bunch in the amount of $800.

                        Sybil Koenig & Jennifer Holtzapple for Differentiating for Different Learners in the amount of $275 (partially funded)

                        Emily Bayless and Michele Meyer for Improving Student Achievement through Focused Instruction on Nonfiction Text

                                    in the amount of $987.85

*           FFA is requesting 4-22-12 as the date for the FFA banquet.

*           The audit is finally complete.  WE applaud Jody for her outstanding efforts as our audit is 100% clean - no citations - no

                        manaagement letter.

*           Trupointe has donated $5000 to the Botkins Education Foundation.

*           RttT - UC staff development continues.  Common core - testing