Free tutoring to qualifying Churubusco Elementary students

The free tutoring services offer students extra help in academic subjects such as reading, language arts, mathematics or science. SES services are offered on-site at CES, before or after school, on weekends or in the summer. 

Miller said the school has been appropriated with enough funding for 19 students to participate. So far only eight students have signed up to begin the tutoring, which will begin the week after Thanksgiving. However, Miller said students may sign up at any time during the school year because each student will receive tutoring for a certain number of sessions, even if the school year has ended. 

The Smith-Green Community Schools Board of School Trustees approved the contract between SGCS and Sylvan Learning Center, Warsaw, for supplemental tutoring services for identified students at CES at Monday night’s Board meeting. 

In other Board news:

CJSHS Assistant Principal John Davis submitted a letter of resignation effective at the end of his contracted days for the 2010-11 school year. Boardmember Cathy Petrie said she really appreciates Davis’ years of service and dedication to SGCS. 

Pam Hill, Director of Food Services, reported that everything is going smoothly and new equipment is working well in the Food Services Department at SGCS. However, Hill said the percentage of students participating in free and reduced lunches has decreased from last year from 31 percent to 30.2 percent. Hill attributed the decrease to families who just barely meet the maximum income amount, and thus still struggle to pay for lunches. Hill did, however, assure the board that students, especially elementary students, do not go hungry on her watch. 

The Board approved the CHS graduation date for June 10, 2011 at 7 p.m. 

CJSHS Assistant Principal Jerry Lange presented Carissa Pescatello as the Student of the Month. Lange read a recommendation from CJSHS Principal Austin Couch and all seven of Pescatello’s teachers. According to Couch, although Pescatello is a new student this year, “she has had an impact in our school in a number of ways. We are tremendously proud of her work ethic and character.” 

The next regularly scheduled Board meeting will be Monday, December 6 at 7 p.m. in the Administrative Building.

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