By Jaye Sudar
GARDNER- Re-1 set the graduation date for the class of 2010 for May 15 to avoid a scheduling conflict with the state track meet. A special Senior Seminar Course has been set up to make sure that seniors have enough hours to graduate.
The meeting, held at Gardner School, also gave board members a chance to view the Academic Fair, and enjoy a roast beef dinner from the school’s now fully functional kitchen. The new school logo was on display.
Gardner Principal Bennett reported that two donations have been received- a washer dryer combo from San Isabel, and over $1,000 in furniture from American Furniture Warehouse for the teachers’ lounge. A tech grant was also received. Gardner′s Christmas program will be Dec. 15.
Peakview’s report noted that they had a great carnival that netted $1300. The haunted house and bingo were real successes. Visits will be made to the Veteran′s Nursing home on Nov. 11, and the Sheriff′s department will be doing a Halloween safety visit complete with candy bags.
John Mall has 56% of its student population with a grade point average of 3.0 or better. The holiday program will be held Dec. 14 at Washington School auditorium, and a county wide talent show will be on Dec. 16. Contact Maria de la Cruz for more details. 158 parent surveys have gone out with only two returns received.
The sports complex is on hold due to weather. If the field cannot be drained and ready for Saturday′s game, Crowley County will host it instead.
In other business, they accepted an El Pomar grant for $25,000 which will go to the sports complex and approved a resolution regarding truancy procedures. A bid for the Tioga building for $80,000 has been received for consideration. They also approved a $4000 stipend for the gifted and talented program.