MINSTER – End of the year student achievements, summer renovation plans and the five year financial forecast were discussed during Monday night’s Minster Board of Education meeting.
School Treasurer Laura Klosterman presented a five-year financial forecast that Superintendent Brenda Boeke said showed a relatively steady balance for the time period. Boeke said the 1 percent levy passed last November helps their bottom line and there were no plans for additional funding requests at this time.
Seventh-grade Minster student Noah Walter, a state winner of the God, Flag, and Country speech contest, read his entry, titled “The Life of a Veteran” to the board. This student will next go to Dallas to compete at the national level. The contest is sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Eagles,
Sixty-one students will graduate May 27. Valedictorian is Erin Keller and salutatorian is Maya Watercutter. Baccalaureate Mass is at 11:30 a.m. and Commencement at 1 p.m.
Boeke also told the board that at the end of the school year, the high school building will be closed to allow renovation to be completed by the end of August, in time for the beginning of the new academic year on Sept. 4. All staff will move to the elementary school for the duration of the project. Progress on the renovation project can be found at the Minster Schools website.
In her elementary school report, Principal Leanne Keller said the Ohio American Institute of Research (AIR) assessments were completed the beginning of May. Results were expected to be downloadable on Monday, June 4. AIR is the new testing program to meet Common Core standards.
The junior/senior high school elementary report by Principal Dr. Jason Spencer focused on the many academic achievements and awards.
Eleven seniors were awarded scholarships/awards. Jordan Berelsman won the Kauffman Family Scholarship, Big Brothers/Big Sisters scholarship to Cassie Francis, Points of Light award to Abby E. Brown, American Red Cross Blood Drive Scholarships to Jordan Berelsman and Rebecca Lehmkuhl, ROTC scholarship presentation to Lilly Hirschfeld, YLA Youth In Government participant awards to Madeline Magoto, Katelyn Eilerman, Metztle Elena and Luke Jacobs.
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