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April 10 2017 Minutes



CHS Library

Monday April 10, 2017

7:00 pm Regular Meeting





            Vice-President Jarrod Bartlett called the meeting to order at 7:01 pm.  Members present were       Brandt Ditgen, Rusty Slusser and Matt Voth.  Members Van Dewey, Jason Gregory and Marcia   Kampling were absent.  Also present were David Grover, Superintendent; Greg Rosenhagen, CHS Principal; Amy Wallace, CMS Principal; Sherri Conrad, CES Principal; Lori Kutilek, Director       of Teaching and Learning and Dawn Hampel, Board Clerk.


2.         PUBLIC FORUM

            No patrons were present.



            It was moved by Brandt Ditgen and seconded by Matt Voth to approve the agenda as       presented.  Motion carried   4-0



            It was moved by Matt Voth and seconded by Brandt Ditgen to approve the consent agenda          with the addition of an Out-of-District application.  Motion carried   4-0


·         Minutes of March 13, 2017 Special & Regular Meeting

·         Payment of Bills

·         Payment of Bond Bills

·         KASB Membership Renewal for Legal Assistance $11,412 (17-18)

·         Out-of-District Application



            Teacher Alyssa James, Director of Teaching and Learning Lori Kutilek and CES students             demonstrated the Wonder Media Storymaker.  For their video they learned how to write script,   add and manipulate animation, insert dialog, edit and produce a short video.



            CES Counselor Jeanine Long explained to the Board what “Mindfulness” is, how it has been         implemented at the Elementary school and the positive affect it has had on the students.



            Principals Greg Rosenhagen and Amy Wallace shared with the Board their report for the first year            of the 5 x 5 block schedule.  They each did student surveys and most felt it has been successful.           They asked students what their likes and dislikes are about the schedule and what changes they          would like to see for next year.  They are each going to survey their teachers as well.



            Superintendent Grover had no news on the tax plan.  At this time the legislators are out for a

            3 week break and have no new tax plan and no school formula.



            HS Principal’s Report:

            CHS Past Events:

            ● Parent/Teacher Conferences - We had a great turnout for our Career and Academic      Planning (CAP) Conferences on March 7 and 14.

            ● Career Fair - Thanks to the many presenters we had at our Career Fair on March 15.

            ● Grounds/Courtyard- The maintenance crew has done an excellent job in shaping up our            grounds.

            CHS Upcoming Events:

            ● State Assessments - State assessments are underway.

            ● KSHSAA School Classification Vote - I will be attending the KSHSAA Board of Directors           meeting on Friday, April 28.

            ● Central Plains League Status - The officers of the Central Plains League and Central Kansas     League have agreed to meet to discuss the status of our leagues.

            ● Graduation update

            ● Credit Requirements for Transported Students - We have several students who are transported             to other schools for classes. With our changing credit requirements, we often have to make decisions on credit requirements

            ● Community Service Day - Our service day this year will have a little different look as we are       performing smaller service projects that involve fewer students.


            HS Assistant Principal / Activities Director’s Report:

            CHS Past Events:

            ● Recently attended the KIAAA conference in Wichita.

            ● Cheer tryouts are complete for next school year.

            ● Dance tryouts will conclude at the end of this week.

            ● We received State plaques and medals for Sportsmanship at the State tourney for both boys    and girls

            ● Regional Music was held last weekend in McPherson. Band and Vocal nearly finished with        100% I ratings on all performances! Those with I ratings will move on to State at the end of this    month (SE Saline)

            ● Rain, Rain, Rain - we’ve yet to play any baseball or softball this season. The teams are doing    the best that they can practicing indoors and on the turf. Golf has played one JV tourney. Track            schedule hasn’t been affected so far.

            CHS Upcoming Events:

            ● We will host Regional Softball (May 15,16) and Regional Track (May 19)

            ● State Large Groups are at Trinity Academy (April 12)


            CMS Principal’s Report:

            CMS Past Events:

            ● Our students did very well at the CPMSL Music Festival this week. Many outstanding    performances. As usual, kudos to our amazing music department!

            ● State Assessments are in full swing.

            CMS Upcoming Events:

            ● We are spending a lot of time on our schedule and looking for ways to increase opportunities    for electives at CMS.

            ● With Spring brings track, the 6th grade campout, the 7th grade Topeka trip, and the 8th grade    Community Service Day.


            CES Principal’s Report:

            CES Past Events:

            ● Interviews were conducted last week for the Kindergarten and first grade openings.

            ● Evaluations of certified staff will be concluded by next week. All paraprofessionals at CES are    also being evaluated.

            ● Lori, Jodi, and I attended ITEEA Conference in Dallas. We are excited about the engineering     ideas that we learned about at the conference and will work on effective implementation of those           ideas.

            ● Safety Drills: We continue to have safety drills as required by the state.

            ● Gretchen Bergkamp and her students entered an Innovation U contest and won $50 for their     project.

            CES Upcoming Events:

            Grandparents’ Luncheon for 3rd -5th graders will be on April 13th.

            Preschool Screening: April 19-20: We are collecting names of students in the community to       screen. As of today, we have 21 students on the list to be screened.

            Kindergarten Readiness: As we attend more KESA meetings, we are learning more about         Kindergarten readiness.

            Fifth Graders in STEM class. They are busy collaborating, innovating, thinking critically, problem solving, testing, and redesigning!


            CCR Director’s Report:

            Past events:

            Presentation at International Technology Educators Association Conference in Dallas went well.   Great networking and built resources with over 20 post-secondary schools across the U.S.

            Parent Teacher Conference - 90.75% attendance at Spring 2017 Career & Academic     Conferences

            2017-2018 Pathways

            ○ Working on CTE “Branding”

            ■ Indicates the 18 pathways I will align with the Clusters and Career fields when KSDE releases   the new graphic.

            ○ If all pathways are approved by KSDE (deadline for submission was March 15), Cheney will      have 18 career pathways for the 2017-2018 INCLUDING TWO Agriculture Pathways.

            ○ Working on writing Monsanto Grant. Deadline April 15

            Upcoming Events:

            ● Monday, April 17, 2017 - Teaching As A Career Students (Teaching and Training pathway         Students) will be hosting the Twitter #ksedchat starting at 7:00 p.m.

            ● April 19 - Junior ACT TEST day ( all juniors take ACT)

            ● April 25 - Internship Personal Portfolio Showcase, CHS library 7:00 p.m.

            ● STEM Summer Camp June 19-23

            ● Summer School will run in June (format will be in May update)


             Director of Teaching and Learning Report:

            CES Past Events:


            ● Dash, the robot, continues to excite the elementary kids. 2nd grade, 4th grade and 5th grade     created challenges for Dash to complete. 5th graders are working on engineering designs that      include computer programming and Dash.

            ● Wondermedia Storymaker animation movies are progressing. We have gone all the way            through the process and are excited to show you on Monday night the results of our learning!

            ● Teachers have completed 3rd quarter formative assessments for both reading and math.

            Professional Training

            ● The CES staff is continuing building relationships with students. Every teacher continues to       work on their individual intentional goal each week.

            ● Our data trend is showing a lower need for negative consequences overall in the classrooms.

            ● Guided Reading training for 2-5 is complete. Teachers are implementing the strategies in their   classrooms.

            CES Upcoming Events:


            ● Teachers are looking forward to their Individual Professional Development day April 24th. Many             teachers are going to visit other schools to learn more about how the curriculum and instruction    are delivered in other classrooms.



            Professional Training

            ● Robots continues to be an area of training for teachers. The basics of troubleshooting are          complete, so we are moving toward how to integrate robotics with academic content.

            ● Guided Math is a topic that will be explored in the summer and the fall.

            ● EdCamp KS is coming in June. Many teachers at the elementary building are taking advantage of this free professional training day held in Andover, KS.

            Fifth Graders in STEM class. They are busy collaborating, innovating, problem solving, thinking    critically, creating! Fun to observe!


10.        BOE REPORTS

            Marcia Kampling attended the March Special Education Cooperative meeting.  She reported to     Mr. Grover that they approved a new accounting software.



            At 8:10 pm Matt Voth moved, seconded by Brandt Ditgen, that the Board enter into executive       session for the purpose of discussing personal matters of non-elected personnel to protect the           privacy interests of the individual(s) to be discussed because if this matter were discussed in      open session it might invade the privacy of those discussed and      that the Board return to open      session in this room at 8:20 pm.  Motion carried    4-0      (Present were the BOE members and     the Superintendent)


The Board resumed open session at 8:20 pm.



            It was moved by Matt Voth and seconded by Rusty Slusser to approve the following job offers      starting with the 2017-18 school term:           Motion carried   4-0


            Kathy Keller – CES Teacher

            Brooke Winter – CES Teacher


            It was moved by Brandt Ditgen and seconded by Rusty Slusser to approve the following   supplemental job resignations:                 Motion carried   4-0


            Angie Boone – CMS Cheer Sponsor

            Chandra Robertson – CMS Volleyball

            Payton Scheer – CHS Volleyball


13.        ADJOURNMENT

            Vice-President Jarrod Bartlett adjourned the meeting at 8:23 pm.











            _______________________________                __________________________________

            Jarrod Bartlett, Board Vice-President                  Dawn M Hampel, Board Clerk