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