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January 9 2017 Minutes



CHS Library

Monday January 9, 2017

6:00 pm Special Meeting




President Marcia Kampling called the meeting to order at 6:03 pm.  Members present were Brandt Ditgen, Jason Gregory and Rusty Slusser.  Members absent were Jarrod Bartlett, Van Dewey and Matt Voth.  Also present were David Grover, Superintendent; Greg Rosenhagen, CHS Principal; Amy Wallace, CMS Principal; Sherri Conrad, CES Principal; Jodi Grover, CCR Director; Todd Hague, Activities Director and Dawn Hampel, Board Clerk.



            Jim Pociluyko and Keith Taylor from DLR Group discussed with the Board:

·         present location of all facilities

·         areas available for future growth

·         what are the district’s opportunities

·         maintaining green spaces

·         future possibilities for a concessions building at the FB / Track stadium

·         possible growth for the Career & Tech Ed department and HS expansions

·         vehicle circulation

·         parking expansion options

·         CES expansion options

·         CMS expansion options


3.         ADJOURMENT

            President Marcia Kampling adjourned the meeting at 7:00 pm.















CHS Library

Monday January 9, 2017

7:00 pm Special Meeting




President Marcia Kampling called the meeting to order at 7:03 pm.  Members present were Jarrod Bartlett, Brandt Ditgen, Jason Gregory, Rusty Slusser and Matt Voth.  Member absent was Van Dewey.  Also present were David Grover, Superintendent; Greg Rosenhagen, CHS Principal; Amy Wallace, CMS Principal; Sherri Conrad, CES Principal; Jodi Grover, CCR Director; Todd Hague, Activities Director; Lori Kutilek, Director of Teaching and Learning and Dawn Hampel, Board Clerk.


2.         PUBLIC FORUM

            No patrons were present.



            It was moved by Jason Gregory and seconded by Matt Voth to approve the agenda as presented.              Motion carried    6-0



            It was moved by Brandt Ditgen and seconded by Jarrod Bartlett to approve the consent agenda    as presented.  Motion carried    6-0

·         Minutes of December 9, 2016 Regular Meeting

·         Payment of Bills

·         Payment of Bond Bills

·         January 29th 5:00 pm Board Appreciation Dinner



            At 1:00 pm on this date there was a meeting with the district administrator’s, Marty Hopper,          district’s Buildings and Grounds Director, Keith Taylor of DLR Group and Brad Rice from Coonrod & Assoc.  Mr. Taylor shared with the Board items of discussion from this meeting.  Items        included:

·         projects completion punch list

·         BB / SB concessions stand update

·         additional outdoor lights on the new CES gymnasium

·         finishing tile work in the MS



            It was moved by Brandt Ditgen and seconded by Matt Voth to adopt the Resolution To Extend      Term of Office, number 17-0109-23. It extends the term of office for any elected Board      Member whose term would expire at any time in 2017 until the second Monday in January of 2018, when newly elected members of the governing body and other newly elected officials shall           take office pursuant to K.S.A. 2015 Supp. 25-21a01.   Motion carried   6-0



            It was moved by Brandt Ditgen and seconded by Jarrod Bartlett to change the FLMA 12 month     measurement period.

            Currently the BOE policy is:

            For purposes of this policy, a 12-month period shall be defined as a fiscal year beginning on July 1 and ending the following June 30.

            Change to:

            For purposes of this policy, a 12-month period shall be defined and measured forward from the     date any employee’s first FMLA leave begins; the next 12-month period would begin the first time   FMLA leave is taken after completion of any previous 12-month period.


            Motion carried   6-0



            BOE member Jason Gregory has volunteered to serve as the BOE liaison to the outdoor science and discovery project that is being headed up by HS Science teacher Rene Teague.



            CHS Principal’s Report:

            Past Events:

            ● semester exams were given to students December 16 - December 21.

            ● We recognized Taryn Lonker and presented her with the “Promoting School Pride”        challenge coin on December 21. Taryn gave her State Volleyball medal to a Senior             teammate who was injured and could not play this season. Thanks to Ken Winter for his           involvement in recognizing students with this challenge coin.

            ● A small volunteer team of teachers and other staff have been meeting to organize                     changes to our Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences. Conferences will be student lead and     focus on the student’s immediate and future plans.

            ● we were treated to an excellent Vocal Music Concert on December 19. It was a great way to      begin celebrating Christmas and thanks to Mr. Nance and our students for making it special.

            ● We enjoyed the December 22nd Travis Marvin Concert. He had an excellent message and I      believe our employees really enjoyed the afternoon.


            Upcoming Events:

            ● CPL Honor Band & Choir Concert, Saturday, Jan. 14th -  4:00 p.m. – HS Auditorium

            ● Blood Drive on January 12

            Thanks to Mrs. Berry and the National Honor Society for organizing this service project.

            ● We will have quite a number of class changes to begin the new semester. Part of this is due to an increased number of semester long courses. It has been exciting to hear students talk about            new course options throughout the year and while planning for the second semester.

            ● We have finalized our January 16 Professional Learning Day. We will again receive a half day   of A+ Training from our A+ “fellows”. The visitation team takes our suggestions to build meaningful and enjoyable training sessions.


            CMS Principal’s Report:

            Past Events:

            ● We ended 2016 with a talent show.  There were 11 acts this year.

            ● Chief Winter came to the Talent Show and made his presentation of the PRIDE coins for the     second nine weeks. We had three very deserving representatives—6th grade: Hunter Arnold, 7th grade: Ashlyn Riggs and 8th grade: Blaine Meireis. The students are selected by the teachers based on our PRIDE principles.

            ● Mrs. Walkup recently received a grant! After talking with the other middle school health teachers, we decided a new health curriculum specifically addressing more current nutrition      standards would be a benefit to our students. So, we plan to purchase the "SPARK"    curriculum that will address physical exercise and nutrition together in one format to help    students understand how both subjects work together in total health & wellness. Any additional             money will be used to purchase nutrition foods as part of our health classes to help reinforce        good nutrition and, if possible, also to purchase any needed PE equipment.


            Upcoming Events:

            ● We will be hosting the CPMSL Academic Day on Feb. 22. On this day the 12 league schools all             send kids to Cheney to compete in math, science and art competitions. Due to the size of the   event, we are unable to hold regular school. It is a huge undertaking and Jim Gillett, Megan     Pipkin, Kori Hague and Isaac Shue do the lion’s share of the work putting it all together. I know we will have another successful day and our kids will represent us very well.


            CES Principal’s Report:

            Past Events:

            ● The Christmas Assembly was well attended on December 21st in the new elementary gym        (CES East Gym). The students sang like angels. What a wonderful way to end the    semester!   Shout out to Mrs. Meyer and Sue Brown for their hard work. Also, Kylie Young       directed the students as they signed several songs. She has been working with several classes      as a CTE pathway extension. Approximately 375 students were seated on the floor in front of the        stage.

            The bleachers seated 100 people and 250+ chairs were set up behind the students. The gym      was completely full.

            Mrs. Meyer and I are discussing the possibility hosting a PreK-2nd grade Christmas concert in the             morning and grades 3-5 in the afternoon. This will allow parents to have a closer view of the         students performing and shorten the concert for students.

·         Sam Foley and Grant Morris were the Challenge Coin Recipients at CES.

·         The Travis Marvin concert was excellent. The attendees loved the prizes as well. Shout out to Mr. Grover, Carolyn, Kelly and Dawn for making it happen.


            Upcoming Events:

            ● Lori and Sherri will be attending the KansaStar Conference on January 12th to learn more         about a web-based continuous school and district improvement process using Indicators of     Effective Practice within the KansaStar system.

            ● Semester ended on January 6th, Report Cards will be mailed on January 13th

            ● Retirement Luncheon will be held on January, 19th at 11:30-12:30 in the HS FACS room. Tours            of all the buildings will proceed the luncheon.

            ● Second grade vocal concert will be held on Thursday, February 9th at 7:00pm.


            Activities Director’s Report:

            Past Events:

            ● Our HS basketball teams participated in the CPL/HOA Basketball Challenge in McPherson, a    new event for our league. Weather delayed the games on Saturday so not all games have been            played yet but as of now the HOA leads 4-3 on both girls and boy’s sides of the challenge. It’s             something different and fun for our league to see other teams.

            ● Our Debate team competed at Regional in late December, qualifying more teams for State in     January!  We’ll be sending a 4 speaker team and two 2 speakers teams to Lyons on January          13,14.

            ● A student leadership group for athletes grades 9-12 called “Captains Club” has been started      and being led by myself on every other Friday morning before school. The intent is to help grow             our most involved students, making them better, their teams better and our school and           community better. We are doing a book study but did not have enough books for the group. A big        Thank You! to Cardinal Club for buying extra books for us so that each member can have a copy.


            Upcoming Events:

            ● The MS Basketball season is nearing a close. The tournament will be held next week and          Cheney will host the girl’s quarterfinals on Thursday. After basketball, MS activities include     wrestling, scholars bowl, robotics, BOB and a play…..all between now and the beginning of track    in early March!

            ● January is tournament month for basketball: Boys are in Halstead, Girls are in Haven, JV Girls   at Medicine Lodge and JV Boys at Garden Plain

            ● Cheney is hosting the CPL Honors Music Clinic and Program on Saturday, January 14.             Musicians from around the league will gather to learn and collaborate together during the day and    then perform a concert Saturday afternoon.

            ● Concession Stand at the ball fields is making progress! Triple B has the exterior of the building mostly finished. Plumbing needs to be done on the inside. Mr. Bearley’s classes will be creating cabinets and shelving for the concessions area.

            ● Outfield and scoreboard signage will be for sale to area business in hopes of getting signs        created and displayed for the upcoming season.


            CCR Director’s Report:

            Past events:

            ● Established an Individual Plan of Study Team (all teachers were offered the opportunity) - 9       accepted. The purpose of the IPS Team is to create the protocol, agenda and outline for the first      Career and Academic Conferences to be held in March. The goal of the Career and Academic   Conference is for all students to communicate with his/her parent regarding their career results,            interests, how these match to the courses they have selected for the 2017-2018 school year and         finalize each student’s pre-enrollment.


            --Click HERE to view a rough draft of the agenda.

            --Each student will lead the discussion during the conference covering each component.

            ● Interest in Agriculture Education Survey - results will be posted by Monday.


            Upcoming Events:

            ● January 16 - Individual Plan of Study Team will present to the high school staff and 8th grade    teachers the Career and Academic Conference agenda along. The team role modeling what each        teacher will do in February with his/her seminar class. Each teacher will be expected to walk             through the conference outline with every student in his/her seminar, allowing time for students to   write down responses and role playing opportunities for all students to have confidence and for       each conference to be aligned across the school.

            ● FEBRUARY – Career and Technical Education Month


            Teaching and Learning Director’s Report:

            CES Past Events:


            ● Pathways to Reading support continues PK-2.

            ● QPS (the Quick Phonics Screener) and PAST (Phonemic Awareness Skills Test)

            assessments were given at semester. Data available soon.


            Professional Training

            ● 1st-5th grade teachers trained on the robots purchased from the Wal-Mart Grant.

            ● PK-K teachers were trained on the OSMO learning systems also purchased from the Wal-Mart Grant.


            CES Upcoming Events:


            ● Wonderstory Mediaworks Animation software is being used by the 5th grade students. Scripts   are being written focusing on our PRIDE elements in everyday life with PK-1 as our potential           audience.

            ● Robotics/STEM day and NAEP testing on February 1st in 4th grade.

            ● AIMSweb Winter benchmark testing in both ELA and Math will take place in January     Kindergarten-5th grade.


            Professional Training

            ● Responsibility Centered Discipline training on January 16th. The elementary school will be         using the book, Roadmap to Responsibility written by Larry Thompson. He is nationally       recognized as a leading educator who has created this innovative system for success in            education.


10.        BOE REPORTS

            Matt Voth attended the December Special Education Cooperative meeting.  Items discussed        were:

·         Maize students and parents spoke out regarding relocation plans for them

·         they are moving forward with the Mt. Hope school and are beginning to hire staff




            At 7:40 pm Matt Voth moved, seconded by Rusty Slusser, that the Board enter into executive       session to discuss 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                         8:40 pm.  Motion carried    6-0     (Present were the BOE members, the Superintendent, CHS          Principal, CMS Principal and the Board Clerk)


The Board resumed open session at 8:40 pm.



            It was moved by Jarrod Bartlett and seconded by Matt Voth to approve the hiring of Christine        Pearce as a Bus Driver.  Motion carried   6-0


            It was moved by Jason Gregory and seconded by Rusty Slusser to approve the retirement           request from Meg Rice, CES Teacher as of June 1, 2017.  Motion carried   6-0


13.        ADJOURNMENT

            President Marcia Kampling adjourned the meeting at 8:45 pm.






            ________________________________              ____________________________________

            Marcia Kampling, Board President                      Dawn M Hampel, Board Clerk