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June 22, 2018

4/20/2018 10:12:00 AM
Owens, Laube retire from Barneveld School Board

Two members retired and two sworn in at the Wednesday, April 11 of the Barneveld School Board.
Wanda Owens, a 32 year board member who also served as President of the Wisconsin Association of School Boards, and Tory Laube, a nine year school board member, both attended their last official meeting.
Owens, whose first day on the board was when the Barneveld tornado hit, said how much she loved this school district and was committed to the students.
Laube said he looked out for what happened with the school and the kids.
Owens was presented a plaque by WASB  Director John Ashley for her years of service. She also served in various capacities for the WASB.
Two students were recognized for their work. Jacey Spring is a dedicated student who challenges herself to do her best. Tyler Bomkamp put forth the effort to find out what is (not just what).
A youth student behavior survey was done by Duane Draper's Psychology/Sociology class. It showed: Drug Usage in Barneveld Schools, Home Life - Family & Parents, School Attitude, Bullying, Suicide Awareness, Student's Personal Health, Problems Inside of School and Alcohol in Barneveld Schools. This was a State Youth At Risk Survey.
Several students from Mark Ryan's class gave a Model UN presentation. This is the school's second year in taking part in that program held at UW-Milwaukee.
Principal Erin Eslinger reported that she and Angie Schulting, school counselor, took part in an academic training program to prepare students for ACT tests and to enter the workforce.
She also reported that the "Mathletes" did well in mathematics competition.
District Administrator Brett Stousland said Barneveld hosted the Six Rivers Leadership Summit recently. Diane Hanson, former Hollandale graduate, gave a presentation on the history of girls basketball and girls in athletics. Also, Mineral Point Superintendent Luke Francois spoke to the over 60 students attending.
The board heard a budget update. It appears the district is under with expenditures and about even with income.
The board also received resignations by Phyllis Marx, District Reading specialist; Mary Krest-Just, District Special Education Teacher; and Karla Bradley, District Food Service Director.
The board approved hiring Nicole Henke as High School Volleyball Coach and Mike Davis as English Middle School Teacher.

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