Board to attend seminar
| October 18, 2011 2:50 PM
At the school board meeting Monday, the
Troy school district discussed preparations for administrators to
attend the Montana Conference of Educational Leadership (MCEL) Oct.
19-21 in Great Falls.
The MCEL affords administrators with
updates and educational tools. The conference is comparable to
conferences teachers attend for the Montana Education Association
(MEA) and Montana Federation of Teachers (MFT).
Parents and students will have the
opportunity to use the Infinite Campus Program for lunch account
balances after Oct. 22.
The new system will allow students to
enter their personal identification numbers (PINs) into the system,
thus decreasing the amount of time lunch aids spend entering PINs
and accessing student accounts.
During the school board meeting Sept.
12, the board reviewed a recent walk-through to access possible
upgrades for the technology labs in the schools.
An estimate of $1900 from Frontier
Communications, to move the fiber optic cables located on the front
of the building to the side, was given the school for the job.
The board determined the project was
gratuitous, and decided to camouflage the unit with paint for
The school district has organized a
garage sale and silent auction for the disposal of surplus items.
The items must first be declared obsolete prior to the event,
tentatively scheduled for Oct. 28-29.
The elementary school has arranged for
a book fair to coincide with the elementary parent-teacher
conferences Nov. 8-10.
Century 21, after-school activities
program will host a Harvest (Halloween) Party from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct.
31. The event will serve as a sweet alternative to
trick-or-treating, or a place to stop while parents are out with
Extra-curricular hires were made this
month. Courtney Fisher will be assisting the junior high girls
basketball team in the second position; Jeff Hawk will oversee the
elementary boys basketball team; and Kara Sevalstad will coach the
junior varsity girls basketball team.
The High School Student Council
informed the board of recent events at the school. The council
reported for events including homecoming, a recent choir concert
and sports nearing the end of the football and volleyball
To remain current with the times, the
board is considering a Facebook page for the school. A Twitter
account was also considered. However, the board voted against it
because it is unnecessary to have both.
The Troy school board will meet at 7
p.m., Monday Nov. 14 for the next meeting.