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District board meeting recap March 25

District board meeting recap March 25

Grace Altenhofen, Editor-in-Chief

March 25, 2019


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The following is a summary of the March 25 SMSD Board of Education meeting.   Adoption of agenda; approval of minutes from Feb. 25 regular and special meetings and March 5 special meeting   Report by Superintendent Michael Fulton Brookwood Elementary opened after spring break Horizons teacher Katie Black ...

Washington Post satirist David Jorgenson speaks at SM North

Washington Post satirist David Jorgenson speaks at SM North

Grace Altenhofen, Editor-in-Chief

March 21, 2019


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Washington Post satirist David Jorgenson spoke to a crowd of students in the learning commons March 21 as part of SM North’s Career Seminar Series. Jorgenson, a 2009 North graduate, was contacted by Instructional Coach Kate Miner and asked to give a presentation about his journalism career. ...

Clogged drain leads to flooding in English hallway

Grace Altenhofen, Editor-in-Chief

March 4, 2019


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Part of the 100s hallway was closed the morning of March 4 due to flooding from a clogged drain. "There was a clogged drain in one of the classrooms [and] who knows how long it had been stopped up," SM North Principal Jeremy Higgins said. "It was a little bit of a mess." First hour classes in that...

SM North ROTC holds annual biscuits and gravy breakfast

SM North ROTC holds annual biscuits and gravy breakfast

Grace Altenhofen, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2019


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The SM North ROTC held its annual biscuits and gravy breakfast the morning of March 2.  The student-run event is held each year as a fundraiser before the national ROTC competition. “It’s mostly just to spread awareness about our program and also to pay for our trips so we can go down to ...

Brian Koon announces run for SM North area board of education seat

Brian Koon announces run for SM North area board of education seat

Grace Altenhofen, Editor-in-Chief

February 27, 2019


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Brian Koon, an SMSD parent who also works as an English Language Learner aide within the district, announced his candidacy for the SM North area board of education seat Feb. 27. Koon, a longtime education advocate, will run against current SMSD board member Sara Goodburn if she chooses to seek reelection....

School canceled Feb. 27 due to ice on roads

Grace Altenhofen, Editor-in-Chief

February 27, 2019


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All schools in SMSD are closed Feb. 27 due to icy road conditions, according to an early morning announcement from the district.

District board meeting recap Feb. 25

Grace Altenhofen, Editor-in-Chief

February 25, 2019


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The following is a summary of the Feb. 25 SMSD Board of Education meeting. Board member Sara Goodburn was absent.   Adoption of agenda; approval of minutes from Feb. 11 regular meeting   Report by Superintendent Michael Fulton SM South won the state academic decathlon competition A team of five SMSD st...

ACT test for juniors rescheduled for April 2

Grace Altenhofen, Editor-in-Chief

February 20, 2019


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The ACT test for SM North juniors that was supposed to take place Feb. 20 has been rescheduled for April 2. However, the WorkKeys test scheduled for Feb. 21 is still on. Check in will begin at 8:15 a.m. and the test will begin at 8:30 a.m.

School canceled Feb. 20 due to inclement weather

Grace Altenhofen, Editor-in-Chief

February 19, 2019


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All schools and offices in SMSD have been closed Feb. 20 due to inclement weather, including overnight snowfall and freezing rain.

School closed due to inclement weather Feb. 15

Grace Altenhofen, Editor-in-Chief

February 14, 2019


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All schools and offices in SMSD are closed Feb. 15 due to impending snow storms.

Parents call on district to hire diversity officer, recruit more diverse staff

Parents call on district to hire diversity officer, recruit more diverse staff

Grace Altenhofen, Editor-in-Chief

February 11, 2019


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Six parents spoke during the public comments section of the Feb. 11 SMSD Board of Education meeting to advocate for diversity training within the district. These speakers all belong to a diversity and inclusion committee, which began at SM East but now represents parents across the district. ...

District board meeting recap Feb. 11

Grace Altenhofen, Editor-in-Chief

February 11, 2019


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The following is a summary of the Feb. 11 SMSD Board of Education meeting. Board member Deb Zila was absent and President Brad Stratton participated by phone.     Adoption of agenda; approval of minutes from Jan. 31 regular and special meetings   Report by Superintendent Mi...

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