Memorial Garden named

former school board member and owner of a landscaping company, Jeff Rosswurm has been involved since the beginning and has submitted drawings.
Superintendent of Schools, Stephen Darnell announced the name that was chosen is “The Eagle Garden.” The brick path that will flow through the garden was dubbed “Guardian Eagle Walkway.” Darnell said that patrons can purchase bricks for the path for $25.00 or personalized bricks for $50.00. Corporate sponsors will be included for the price of $500.00.
There will be a table set up at the home football game this Friday night with more information about the bricks and the garden in general.
The next garden meeting will be on November 19 and is open to the public. For more information contact the Administration office at 693-2007.

In other board news:

  • Approved an agreement with the Churubusco Park Board detailing the use of the park by the school.

In the past the school has always used the Town Park’s facilities for sporting events such as Softball, Tennis and Cross Country. The school didn’t have an agreement about the use in writing.
The Park Board presented a proposed agreement to the school for their approval. The contract stated that the school would continue their use of the park with a user fee of $2,000 per year.
The Board voted to move forward with the contract, agreeing with the fee of $2,000. The Park Board will go over the agreement to verify the language and return a finished copy for signature.

  • Approved new Mission and Vision Statements for the entire school. The new Mission Statement reads: The mission of Smith-Green Community Schools is to provide a superior education that ensures success for every student through excellence in teaching and learning.

The Vision Statement reads: A superior education is the fundamental right of every student. All students will receive the respect, support, and opportunities they need to build the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to be successful, contributing members of a global society.

  • Approved supplemental educational services with Sylvan Learning Center in Warsaw. The services are a requirement by the No Child Left Behind Act because Churubusco Elementary hasn’t made adequate yearly progress  in two consecutive years.

There are 18 spots available for the tutoring, with 14 spots filled.

  • Assigned Joel McConnell to second shift supervisor and William Haber as third shift supervisor, effective October 6.

The next regular scheduled meeting is October 19 at 7 p.m. in the Administration Building.

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