The Washington Times-Herald

April 20, 2013

WHS finds way to improve credit recovery

By Nate Smith
Washington Times Herald

WASHINGTON — Washington schools might be adding to its materials to help students make up classes and get ahead in some other classes.

At Thursday’s Washington School Board meeting, Assistant Superintendent Paul White told members the school has the opportunity to upgrade its credit recovery program and add online classes the school presently doesn’t offer.

While looking for an upgrade, White said, Technology Coordinator Todd Riker pooled with others area schools and negotiated with a new provider of classes that keep students from dropping out.

A bonus, White said, is for the same price, $7,500, the school can add advanced placement classes that are not currently offered by the school.

Two AP classes are offered at the high school, with two more added in the next two years.

The classes are offered online, and in most instances the students will attend the online class during school hours.

There was no decision made Thursday but a decision is expected next month.

“We have a window through May,” White said.

Carnegie board

To replace the late Martin Mumaw III, the board appointed Lori Lundy to the Washington Carnegie Public Library Board. Lundy’s term will last until 2014.

Three board members are appointed by the school.

Personnel

The board approved the retirement of Gill Smeltzer as high school librarian at the end of the school year.

Seven resignations were also approved, including: Tracy McLin as custodian; Paige Quade as high school cheer coach; Abby Warnsman as high school dance coach; Lauren Hannan as high school girls soccer coach; Megan Riney as high school student council sponsor; Kim Young as junior high academic bowl coordinator; and Scott Neidigh as freshman boys basketball coach.

Three appointments were also approved, including: Trey Miller as high school assistant boys golf coach; Quade as high school student council sponsor and Brett Graber as assistant softball coach.

Important dates

Students were out of classes today due to an unused snow day. Another snow day is scheduled for May 24.

The WHS prom is scheduled for May 4 at the high school and post prom will be held at North Elementary.

The last day of classes will be May 23 and graduation is on May 25.