NEW KNOXVILLE – School activities and supplemental staff contracts were the main focus of the New Knoxville Board of Education at their Sept. 27 meeting.
After saying the Pledge of Allegience and a prayer at the start of the meeting, Grades 4-12 Principal Jenny Fledderjohann reported to the board that they have begun a Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) in New Knoxville, with Athletic Director Kay Webb transitioning her athletic leadership team into FCA. In her report, she said she is working with Tory Breitiban from New Knoxville First Church and Steve Stroh, the FCA district representative. They plan to meet the second and fourth Tuesday and she said staff are also welcome to attend. She added that all meetings will be student-led with a lesson or topic to be focused on. She concluded her report by saying they also hope to eventually bring in guest speakers.
Fledderjohann also reported the student body was going to be involved in many fall fundraisers. For example, eighth graders will be selling selling Curley Meat snacks, the FFA beginning fruits sales Oct. 8 and pork chop dinners on Sunday, Oct. 25. The National Honor Society will be selling spirit wear, the junior class doughnuts and the Music Boosters cookie dough. The principal also reported that there will be an Oct. 4 financial aid night focusing on FAFSA led by Jenny Heitkamp. Further, the eighth and ninth grade classes will travel to Tri-Star for a tour on Oct. 6. A host of supplemental contracts were approved. Among them were renewing Kay Webb as athletic director, Kim Wirwille as transportation coordinator and Washington DC adviser, Josh Lisi as varsity assistant boys basketball, Terry Halco for boys eighth-grade basketball, John Sailer for seventh-grade boys basketball. Liz Will for girls eighth-grade basketball and Jacklyn Leffel for seventh-grade basketball. Gabe Coil will help with varsity baseball. Jon Stammen, Larua Watercutter and Linda Wolf will advise for Co-Lego League. The board also approved the eighth-grade trip to Washington D.C. April 25 to 29, 2022, the National FFA Convention trip from Oct. 27-29, 2021, and the transportation plans for Anthony and Ellia Stumpo to and from Sidney Lehman High School.
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