New activities director named
Pat Kalpin will hold a new position of half time teacher, half time activities director in the coming school year, following School Board action on Monday, June 10.
The regular board meeting was adjourned to closed session to discuss the AD position, before the unanimous decision was made to hire Kalpin.
The activities director position had been held by Brad Hoffarth, who became the new high school principal on July 1.
A new sixth grade teacher was also hired by the School Board. She is Jessica Thornbloom, a native of Osakis, who has more than 10 years of experience teaching fifth grade at Sacred Heart School in Freeport.
Thornbloom was hired at the Master Agreement schedule of $39,293.
Julie Schoeck was hired as a summer custodial aide for up to 36 hours a week at $13.48 per hour.
Resignations were approved as follows:
Stacey Pullis as para-professional; Sarah Meier as prom/junior class advisor; Matt Hoelscher as Student Council advisor; Barb Sjerven as bus driver, with thanks for her many years of service; and DeLores Butkowski as summer custodial aide.
Retiring High School Principal Tim Roggenbuck gave his final report to the School Board, who thanked him for his service over the years. He reported that the FFA members will help with the Carol Mihalchick Memorial Garden, along with Miss Moe and Judy Jensen. The garden is located adjacent to AJ's Restaurant.
Spring sports have been very successful, and two OHS girl golfers, Lexi Dirkes and Kadyn Triebenbach, competed at the MSHSL State Meet June 11-12 at Jordan.
Elementary Principal Shad Schmidt reported that he has given quite a few new student/family tours for possible enrollment next year. Pre-School contracts were sent out and packets will go out in August which will include a schedule of what all-day Pre-School will look like, along with curriculum.
May winner of the Win the Day award was Hennessey Snell, fourth grader in Mr. Kohorst's class. More than 130 students were nominated in May and four postcards were sent home.
In other action, the School Board:
• Transferred $40,000 from the General Fund to pay down the deficit for the School Readiness Program in the Community Education Fund.