Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Board Briefs for Monday, December 11, 2017 Regular Session.

The Board of Education of the Muscatine Community School District met in regular session on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 7 p.m. at City Hall. Board Members president: President Tammi Drawbaugh, Directors John Dabeet, Toby McCarter, and Mary Wildermuth. Directors Tim Bower, Aaron Finn, and Nathan Mather were absent. Also present were Superintendent Jerry Riibe, Assistant Superintendent Mike McGrory, and Director of Finance Tom Anderson.
  1. The board recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
  2. Visitors and media representatives were welcomed.
  3. MHS Student Council representatives provided an update.
  4. December’s Outstanding Employees were recognized: Andrew Dobek, Jennifer Haag, Kelli Pedersen, Steve Preston, and Bret Woodward.
  5. No one spoke during Citizens Speak.
  6. An update on the Fine Arts program’s was given. 
  7. Various metrics the district uses to determine its progress toward meeting board goals were presented.
  8. Approved the consent agenda which included:
    1. The minutes of the November 13, 2017 Regular Session.
    2. Employment Recommendations of: 
      1. New Hires – Certified Staff 2017-18: Allyson Jungwirth – Special Education Teacher at Mulberry Elementary and Jordan Buster – Gifted and Talented Teacher at McKinley Elementary.
      2. Resignations – Certified Staff: Bobbi Whitlow – Kindergarten at Franklin, effective at the end of the 2017-18 academic year.
      3.  New Hires – Schedule C: Austin Kinsey – MHS Assistant Girls’ Soccer.
    3. Bills and Claims Against the District dated December 11, 2017.
  9. The district’s Teacher Leadership Compensation (TLC) program was discussed.
  10. Upcoming changes to activity accounts and student field trips was discussed.
  11. Muscatine Community School District Foundation's board was discussed.
  12. A second reading was held on the following policies:
    1. 504.6 Participation in Athletic Events (Student Attendance) – delete
    2. 505.3 Communicable Diseases
    3. 506.4 Graduation Honors
    4. 601.25 Homework – delete
  13. The October financials were shared.
  14. Announcements of Meetings/Events:
    1. December 21, 2017 – 2-hour early dismissal
    2. December 22 – January 2, 2018 -  Holiday/Winter Break
    3. January 2, 2018 – Teacher Inservice
    4. January 3, 2018 – First Day of Second Semester
    5. January 8, 2018 – Board Regular Session; 7 p.m.; City Hall
  15. The meeting adjourned at 8:17 p.m.

To see this meeting's board book: Board Book for December 11, 2017
To watch a recording of this meeting via You Tube: MCSD  YouTube Channel

Friday, December 8, 2017

This Week in Our Schools: December 4 - 8, 2017

Select the image below to see what our students and staff have been doing This Week in Our Schools!

Featured this week:

  • District-wide Students: CMS and WMS Rock Orchestra Students.
  • Parents as Teachers: Snow Globes and Bell Ringing.
  • Colorado Elementary: Mrs. Yahn's 3rd Grade Class.
  • Grant Elementary: Read by 3 Program.
  • Grant Elementary: Leadership Lab.
  • Grant Elementary: Preschool Students Rehearse for Holiday Performance.
  • Grant Elementary: Miss Dindinger's Begindergarten Class.
  • Grant Elementary: Grant's 3rd Grade Girl Scout Troop.
  • Grant Elementary: Student Leadership Team Fundraiser.
  • Jefferson Elementary: Mr. Loos' 3rd Grade Science Classes.
  • Jefferson Elementary: Mrs. Klein's 5th Grade Math Class.
  • Jefferson Elementary: Jefferson's Holiday Concert Finale!
  • Madison Elementary: Freezing for Food Drive.
  • Madison Elementary: Student Leadership Team Helps Others in Need.
  • Madison Elementary: Ms. Holder's 2nd Grade Art Students.
  • Madison Elementary: Mrs. Poppe's 4th Grade Class.
  • Mulberry Elementary: Mrs. Evans' Kindergarten Class.
  • Central Middle School: Superhero 6th Graders!
  • Central Middle School: Ms. Mulliken's eLEMONaters.
  • West Middle School: Students Visit Capri College.
  • West Middle School: Mr. Yerington's 6th Grade Science Class.
  • Muscatine High School: MHS Choir Students.
  • Muscatine High School: MHS Orchestra Students.
  • Muscatine High School: Key Club Coat Drive.
  • Muscatine High School: Welding Career Academy.

This Week in Our Schools: November 20 - December 1, 2017

Select the picture below to see what our students and staff have been doing This Week in Our Schools!

Featured this week:

  • District-Wide Students: Gifted/Talented Future Problem Solvers.
  • District-Wide Students: 8th-9th Grade Orchestra Students.
  • District-Wide Students: Middle and High School FFA Students.
  • District-Wide Students: CMS/WMS Robotics Team.
  • Parents as Teachers: Home Visit Fun!
  • Colorado Elementary: Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast.
  • Colorado Elementary: Mrs. Hines' Kindergarten Class.
  • Franklin Elementary: Student Leadership Team.
  • Grant Elementary: Mrs. Sitzmann's and Mrs. Paul's Kindergarten & 4th Grade Classes.
  • Grant Elementary: Mrs. Dusenberry's 1st Grade Class.
  • Grant Elementary: Mrs. Paul's 4th Grade Class.
  • Grant Elementary: Rocco Receives Recognition!
  • Jefferson Elementary: 2nd Grade Pajama Day.
  • Jefferson Elementary: Ms. Story's Deaf and Hard of Hearing Class.
  • Jefferson Elementary: Ugly Sweater Wednesdays!
  • Madison Elementary: Miss Yetter's Class.
  • Madison Elementary: Student Leadership Team's Buddy Bench Fundraiser.
  • McKinley Elementary: Ms. Pedersen's 2nd Grade Class.
  • Mulberry Elementary: Mrs. Green's Kindergarten Class.
  • Mulberry Elementary: Kindergarten-Third Grade Thanksgiving Feast.
  • Mulberry Elementary: Miss Blaesing's 4th Grade Class.
  • Central Middle School: 6th-7th-8th Grade Ag Classes.
  • Central Middle School: Mrs. Mrosko's Class.
  • West Middle School: Mrs. Duran's ESL Class.
  • West Middle School: Mrs. Soy's 6th Grade Math Class.
  • West Middle School: Mrs. Bloomquist's 6th, 7th, 8th Grade Library Classes.
  • West Middle School: 8th Grade Girls Basketball Team.
  • West Middle School: Mr. LeClere's PLTW Design & Modeling class.
  • West Middle School: Mrs. Matteson's Home Room Students.
  • West Middle School: Mrs. Matteson's 6th Grade Classes.
  • Muscatine High School: All State Musicians.
  • Muscatine High School: Ms. Christensen's Geometry and Pre-AP Algebra 2 Classes.
  • Muscatine High School: Ms. Reade's World Language Students.
  • Muscatine High School: Ag 1 Students.
  • Muscatine High School: Mr. Paul's Animal Nutrition Class.
  • Muscatine High School: Mrs. Huot's English 12 Classes and Mr. Smith's Economics Classes.
  • Muscatine High School: Mr. Day's Ag Students.
  • District-Wide Staff