Monday, December 7, 2015

December 2015

OLMC School Board Minutes December 7, 2015

Members present: Gary Spoerre, Todd Ward, Amy Weaver, Tammy Pullum, Brad Heard, Leigh Bedokis-Gusta, Faye Myatt, Marlyn Cairatti, and Michelle Rickard

The meeting was called to order at 6:20 p.m.  Brad led the board in prayer.  Tammy Pullum moved to approve the Nov. 12 minutes.  Amy seconded, and the minutes were approved.

Father was not present because of Mass, so there was no Pastor’s Report.

Principal’s report: 
Faye attended the South AEP meeting at St. Andrew’s in Murphysboro.  The Bishop had good things to say about OLMC visit.  The Diocese is passing a policy that teachers cannot support one parent over another in a child custody dispute.  They can only testify at court if issued a subpoena.

The Year of Mercy begins Dec. 8.  Teachers are asked to focus on the Beatitudes this year in their classes.

Iowa test results in the Diocese show that math is low across entire diocese.  We have purchased Fasttmath to help with this.

The Bishop would like junior high students to have access to Messenger online.  The subscription would cost $10 per student.

All coaches will have to complete concussion training.  We will try to get with the public schools to share training resources.

Chromebooks have been purchased for the 4th-5th grades for their Fastmath.

Christmas programs are set for Dec. 11 and Dec. 14; The Band Concert is Dec. 15; Dec. 11 is the Spanish Mass for Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Dec. 13 – Fundraiser for Roxy at the Herrin Track – Rudolph Run from 2-4 p.m.

Morthland College in West Frankfort is opening a High School starting in 2016.  It is a faith-based school.  It may be a possible alternative to public high school for those students who live in W.F or Johnston City, and those who don’t want to drive to Notre Dame.  They will hold an open house on Jan. 4.  Tuition is $6,600 yearly.

New School Plans:  Mark Dillon has put our previous plan into a one-floor plan.  The cost is down to about $7 million.  It still has pod concept for lower grade classes and has a safe area.

Athletics is selling detergent again.  They will be selling until Feb. 20.  This is their only big fundraiser for the year.  We are also hosting the Diocesan Conference Jan. 8-10.

School Committee will provide Cookies with St. Nick on Dec. 14.  Mardi Gras is planning to sell advertisements on their game booths.  The meal this year will be home cooked rather than ordered from Fazoli’s Lyndell Hatley will be doing it. 

Tammy Pullum made a motion to adjourn at 7:17 p.m.; Gary Spoerre seconded the motion.