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March 13 2017 Minutes



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Monday March 13, 2017

6:00 pm Master Plan Presentation

7:00 pm Regular Meeting






            President Marcia Kampling called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm.  Members present were          Jarrod Bartlett, Brandt Ditgen, Jason Gregory and Rusty Slusser.  Members absent were 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; Lori Kutilek, Director of Teaching and Learning; Marty    Hopper, Director of Buildings and Grounds and Dawn Hampel, Board Clerk.


            Keith Taylor from DLR Group presented the Board with a Facility Master Plan Narrative.  The       Board discussed ideas for possible future expansions of current facilities, relocations of buildings           and / or building of new facilities.  They discussed many possibilities and instructed Mr. Taylor to       do some revisions to bring back to the Board.


            President Marcia Kampling adjourned the special meeting at 6:56 pm.



7:00 pm            REGULAR MEETING



            President Marcia Kampling called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.  Members present were          Jarrod Bartlett, Brandt Ditgen, Jason Gregory, Rusty Slusser and Matt Voth.  Member Van Dewey           was absent.  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 Matt Voth and seconded by Jason Gregory to approve the agenda as     presented.              Motion carried  6-0



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

·         Minutes of February 13, 2017 Regular Meeting

·         Payment of Bills

·         Payment of Bond Bills

·         Out of District student application

·         2017-18 Calendar approval



            Industrial Technology Teacher Colin Sutter along with students Sam Reno, Griffin Hedrick, Bryce Quick and Luke Turner gave a presentation on some Welding II projects that they having     been     working on this year.



            Brent Peintner, Cheney Recreation Commission Director, shared projects that the CRC are          currently working on and discussed future plans for the Baseball / Softball Complex on south          Main Street.  He also discussed the possibility of the Board raising the CRC’s mill rate authority to        be used for these future projects. Currently the mill rate is set at 3 mills, they are requesting an       authority increase to 5 mills.



            The Administrators presented to the Board their progress regarding the district’s Strategic Plan     and how it coincides with the Accreditation and KESA Outcomes.






            Greg Rosenhagen, High School Principal

            CHS Past Events:

            ● ACT Success

            ● We received the band uniforms on Tuesday, February 21. Mr. Johnson was surprised that they had been shipped and has not yet looked them over.

            ● We had two students represented in the State Piano Festival. Taton Bennett received a “I”         rating and Cierra Harrison received a “II” rating.

            ● Our students performed exceptionally well in the CPL Music Festival. Our larger groups                         received “I” ratings as did a number of small groups and individuals.

            ● Homecoming activities went well and thanks to Stuco for organizing those activities. The dance was well attended and as usual our kids were well-behaved.

            ● We had a great night of conferences under our new format. We heard numerous compliments   from both teachers and parents. Some students might have felt a little uneasy, however, I believe    it was good for them to be a more active participant. Our second night of conferences are slated         for Tuesday, March 14.

            CHS Upcoming Events:

            ● We were notified that we will be hosting Regional Track on Friday, May 19

            ● We qualified two wrestlers for State Wrestling. They are in Hays this weekend.

            ● The CPL Music Festival was at Trinity Academy on Tuesday, March 7.

            ● We are currently scheduling a visit with our A+ “fellows” in the coming weeks. CHS staff will      again be attending the A+ Summer Institute in June held by Oklahoma A+.

            ● Final plans are being made for our upcoming Career Fair on Wednesday, March 15.

            ● State Basketball Tournament was last week – each Boy’s and Girl’s Teams took 2nd Place


            Todd Hague, High School Assistant Principal/AD:

            CHS Past Events:

            ● As I write this Friday morning, we have both boys and girls basketball teams in the State Final   Four! The week has been full with logistics concerning practice and game schedules, pep rallies,      send offs, team meals, transportation for teams, band and pep club, and t shirts sales. What a                great time to be a Cheney Cardinal!

            ● A big Thank You! goes out to the Cardinal Club for paying admission for our student section at the Sub-State games and the State games! Our student section has been awesome and I          appreciate Cardinal Club providing for our students.

            ● Senior Colbie Harper competed in State Bowling last week at North Rock Lanes.  

            ● MS Track practice began on Monday this week. Preliminary numbers are 75 kids out for the      boys and girls 7 and 8 grade teams.

            ● Cheney hosted the CPL All League basketball meeting on Monday. Our teams have good             representation and honorees will be announced next week.

            ● Spring HS sports practice has begun, minus the basketball teams. Looking forward to solid       participation numbers from all of our teams.

            ● The sports complex continues to round into shape for the upcoming season. Concrete work and             concessions construction is complete. Coach Mike Quick, Marty/Dwayne, and some team                        members have done quite a bit of work to improve the baseball and softball fields.

            CHS Upcoming Events:

            ● Home Forensics Tournament on March 13

            ● Winter Sports Social had to be moved due to State Basketball

            ● Spring practices will begin in earnest next week, trying to get as much done before Spring         Break as possible.


            Amy Wallace, Middle School Principal

            CMS Past Events:

            We have partnered with the local police to recognize students who exhibit the traits of PRIDE in    school. We recognize one student from each grade level each nine week. We truly appreciate our      local police for their involvement and for providing the coins that we present to the winners.    Teachers nominate and vote on the winners. Past recipients of this prestigious award are:

            6th Grade: Hunter Arnold and Kennedy Middleton

            7th Grade: Ashlyn Riggs and Molly Brozek

            8th Grade: Blaine Meireis and Devonte Black

            CMS Upcoming Events:

            ● State Assessments are coming up! We will be testing in all 3 buildings. The footprint is significantly reduced from last year. Principals are all holding required ethics training with their teachers and we will begin right after spring break and finish the end of April.


            Sherri Conrad, Elementary School Principal

            CES Past Events:

            Life saving skills shared and experienced by students at CES: The fourth and fifth grade    students participated in hands only CPR training. Mel Tolar scheduled this training with Sara          Torres who works at Hutchinson County Community College. All students had their own “dummy”        to learn how to correctly administer hands only CPR to the tune “Stayin’ Alive”. They also had           several “dummies” hooked up to a computer program that monitored the compressions. This    allowed the students to check for compression accuracy!

            Careers being shared at CES: Fred Foley spoke in Mrs. Oliver’s classroom about his occupation as a farmer and auctioneer. His passion for both of these jobs was delivered to the      students. He related many things that he had learned from his father and the importance of      respecting what provides food on your table.

            DARE Graduation: The fifth grade students completed the required coursework for DARE.       Graduation was held on February 13th. The following students were the DARE essay winners -          Regan Hedstrom, first place; Chloe Young, second place; Ada Meyer, third place. These essays          will be entered into a statewide selection process. We are hoping for a first time winner from         Cheney Elementary. Many thanks to Chief Winter for investing in our elementary students.

            ● Cash Young was selected as the Grand Prize Winner in the 2017 KFAC contest, Farm            Animals and Me! His artwork was very well done and impressive for a third grader! As the grand          prize winner, he will receive $100 cash and a set of your winning bookmark to share with family          and friends. He has been invited to Topeka to accept his award on March 14th. A big shout out to         Mrs. Bergkamp for providing this challenge for Cash.

            ● March 2nd - 1st Grade Vocal Concert - HS Auditorium - the concert was well attended and the   students’ performance was exceptional!

            CES Upcoming Events:

            CES Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held March 13 and 14 - Ruby Payne’s Poverty     Conference

            Jill Albers, Stacy DeVore, Jamie Augustyn, Amy Meyer, Marilyn Keller, and I attended Ruby

            Payne’s Conference on poverty on March 8th. We will be presenting the information learned to

            the staff during the May PLD. Poverty is a topic that we all need to have a better understanding of            and its impact on students.

            ● Jodi Grover, Lori Kutilek and I will be presenting how to implement STEM at ITEEA Conference             in Dallas March 15-17.

            ● Interviews for the kindergarten and first grade position will begin the week of March 27th.




            Jodi Grover, College and Career Director

            Career and Academic Spring Conferences

            ● March 7 - 91 students scheduled / 80 attended

            ● March 14 - 77 students scheduled

            ● 176 -9th-11th grade students in building

            ● We are at 47% of our 100% goal for attendance

            Preliminary Enrollment Numbers

            Eighth through eleventh grade students used Career Cruising to map out courses for enrollment   based on grades, prerequisites, etc. Career Cruising is very visual showing the student all of this     in one screen enabling him / her to view the four years at a glance.


            ● Kori Hague and I attended a two day training on Programming and App Creation to use as        summer STEM program, electives or embed into curriculum.  We each received a tablet to use in the classroom for testing the apps. Fees and tablet were paid for by a Perkins reserve grant for           which I applied.

            ● Sherri Conrad, Lori Kutilek and I will be presenting how to implement STEM at ITEEA    Conference in Dallas March 15-17


            Lori Kutilek, Elementary Teaching and Learning Director

            CES Past Events:


            ● The robots, Dot and Dash were introduced to third graders and they were excited! Their task     was to code Dash to travel under the chair, turn around and come back. Other groups             programmed Dash to play a song on his Xylophone.

            ● Wondermedia Storymaker animation movies are in the works. 5th graders are working on          recording their voice overs from the scripts they have written.

            Professional Training

            ● The CES staff is continuing building relationships with students. Our data is showing a lower      need for negative consequences in the classrooms.

            ● Guided Reading training went well for 5th grade teachers. Focus has been on how to keep all    kids engaged in reading while in small group instruction and accountability when working on      responses to reading.


            ● AIMSweb benchmark data talks to analyze student scores in both reading and math and           instruction on the interventions provided to students in need.


            Professional Training

            ● Guided Reading training for both 2nd and 3rd grades is coming in March.

            ● Math Intervention training for K-5 is coming in March.

            ● Looking forward to presenting with Mrs. Grover and Mrs. Conrad in Dallas in March to spread    the love of all things STEM and CTE.


9.         BOE REPORTS

            There was no BOE report.



            At 8:45 pm Jarrod Bartlett moved, seconded by Matt Voth, 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 9:05 pm.  Motion carried   6-0 (Present were the BOE members and the           Superintendent)


The Board resumed open session at 9:05 pm.


            It was moved by Brandt Ditgen and seconded by Rusty Slusser to approve the following job         offers:            Motion carried   6-0


            Thomas Bachard – CHS Night Custodian

            Molly Amsink – 2017-18 CHS Cheer Sponsor


12.        ADJOURNMENT

            President Marcia Kampling adjourned the meeting at 9:06 pm.









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Marcia Kampling, Board President                      Dawn M Hampel, Board Clerk